Abby Franks

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Why You Should Never Get a Capital One Card

Capital One’s Venture Card — that “no hassles” credit card advertised on TV — will save you big on the road, right? Many people — even me — recommend …

5 Steps to Booking a Cheap Flight Online

Booking a flight can be one of the most stressful parts about travel! Airfare is expensive and, with variation in prices, we often worry that if we …

Flying

10 Trader Joe’s Beauty Products You Have to Try

1<p>Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion<p>We did a double take when we first saw the price of this lotion. But it’s the real deal. Free of both …

A beginner's guide to balcony container gardening

Thanks to the Instagram popularity of pretty plants, gardening is this spring’s coolest hobby. And with the right tips, Toronto’s backyard-deprived …

heros journey

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

Keeping A Wisdom Journal – Writing To Relieve Stress

The benefits of writing extends beyond the way it creatively engages the intellect. Writing can be an emotionally rewarding way of letting go of pent …

How It Really Feels To Have Anxiety And Depression, In One Comic

Simple yet accurate.<p>Anxiety and depression are complex mental health disorders than can be difficult to describe -- but this comic totally nails it.<p>After hearing the personal story of Sarah Flanigan, a young woman who suffers from both anxiety and depression, artist Nick Seluk of The Awkward Yeti …

Depression

This Washington DC Public Elementary School Teaches Mindfulness Every Week

<b>Children between 4 and 11 at Lafayette Elementary School in Washington DC are taught meditation and mindfulness every week to help academic performance and behavior.</b><p>The benefits of meditation in all areas of life are well documented and used by people from all walks of life. But did you know that …

Mindfulness

This school has banned all technology in the classroom—and at home

The next time your kid complains about your draconian 30-minute iPad limit, try this one on them: there is a school in London where all internet, TV, smartphones, and other tech devices are banned until at least age 12. (Pause, wait for gasps.)<p>The charter of the Acorn School, founded in 2013, …

London School of Economics

Learning the lost art of cursive writing

With a pencil still in hand, eight-year-old Mitchell Cait-Goldenthal takes a break from the handwriting exercise he’s working on to explain why it’s important to have good penmanship.<p>“When you’re older, if your writing is sloppy for something really important – like if you’re playing Major League …

Calligraphy