Alicia M Williams

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Find Simple Methods to Prevent Heart Attacks and Stroke

12,000 patients who come from 21 countries have been studied by the Population Health Research Institute regarding drugs that can stop CVD and many …

The gender pay gap: In California, it adds up to $39 billion

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which was invented by an activist group two decades ago to draw attention to the wage divide between men and women.<p>The day comes in April, roughly marking how many extra months women would have to work into the new year to make what men made the year the year before.<p>The …

Some very special startups are still raising millions of dollars. Here's why.

With just two sentences, Jon Stein can make you question everything you thought you knew about the startup world in 2016.<p>"It was a good market to be …

Startups

Why babies all over the world are now sleeping in boxes

<b>Nearly three years ago, the Magazine reported on the Finnish baby box - a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys the state gives to expectant mothers. The story went viral and was read by 10 million people in 18 months. Now the box idea itself is spreading around the world.</b><p>It's a tradition that …

Pregnancy

7 Home Decor Trends That Will Be Huge This Spring

'Tis the season for macramé.<p>Think spring cleaning is just about vacuuming and dusting? Think again. Now's the time to clear out anything you're no longer in love with and give your decor a refresh. To help start that process, we've gathered the latest home trends for spring that are blowing up on …

Home Decorating

What Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, and 23 other highly successful people were doing at age 25

For some, it's mostly linear. Others encounter more twists, turns, and bumps along the way.<p>While some like Steve Jobs and Richard Branson were already dominating the business world at 25, others like Larry Ellison and Mark Cuban took a little longer to hit their stride and saw their mid-20s as …

How to Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet in 21 Days

Experts agree that most folks are OD’ing on sugar—a disaster for our health and waistlines. Spend the next three weeks ditching the sweet stuff, …

Stop Worrying About Sleep If You Want to Wake Up Energized

On average, you sleep 7 hours and 50 minutes per night. Considering that life expectancy for countries in the Western world is about 80 years --  you'll spend 26.6 years of your life asleep.<p>That's almost 1/3 of your time on this planet. And yet, we feel tired so often. Just look at the person …

15+ Stylish DIY Projects for Your Entryway

Although it may not be the most glamorous, the entryway is one of the hardest working spots in your home. It's where you hang your hat, where shoes …

Harvard has a brilliant plan for fixing America's schools

Chris Hondros/Getty Images<p>The best school is the one that teaches kids effectively while also grooming them for life as capable adults.<p>According to …

Proof You Can Change Your Body in Three Weeks

<i>Editor's Note: To ensure our 21 Days to Total-Body Fitness plan was effective — and could actually better your health, performance, and body metrics</i> …

Fitness

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

Top 10

The Student Loan Struggle Is Getting Worse—and Women Are Suffering Most

Grads are on the hook for an astonishing $1.2 trillion. (Our teeth...they're clenching.)<p>After six years of marriage, Cheryl Koning, 30, and her husband want nothing more than a baby. They had planned to start a family in 2010 but are now delaying it until 2020—all because she owes $50,000 in …

Personal Finance

Selection process for tenants is under way as project seeks to provide permanent place to live before solving issues such as mental health, drugs or alcohol<p>For rent: brand new one-bedroom apartments in the shadow of downtown Dallas, a short walk from one of the city’s trendiest areas. On-site …

Mental Health

4 Luxury South African Hotels You'll Never Want To Leave

There are some hotels that you book into primarily to spend time out of - a basic hostel in a busy city, for instance, an airport hotel booked for convenience and a clean pillow, or a big-name, multi-floored hotel booked for a work trip.<p>Other hotels, however, are holidays in themselves. Whether in …

Science says teaching your kids this one skill will make them more successful

So, what's one way to give your children a leg up— a single skill that single-handedly increases their chances at success?<p>Science says: <b>Encourage them to learn another language.</b><p>In recent years, scientists and researchers have made breakthroughs in their understanding of bilingualism. In the past, …

It’s time to end the myth that having a 2:2 degree makes for a second-rate teacher<p>What can we do about teacher recruitment? The recent National Audit Office report has provided some useful clarity and confirmed that the Department for Education has missed its recruitment targets for four years now. …

Education

20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

Kathy Perez has decades of experience as a classroom educator, with training in special education and teaching English language learners. She also …

Teaching

Inside the 'most toxic city in America' where the earth is poisoned by lead and zinc

This time he's toured Picher, Oklahoma — the most toxic city in America.<p>What was once a vibrant mining city has been turned into a toxic ghost town through improper care and disposal of the 14,000 abandoned mine shafts in the region.<p>What is left of the town is documented in Lawless' new photo book, …

Top 10 Places Where Millennials Are Buying Houses

Fewer millennials are buying homes. More millennials are opting to rent, or faced with tight budgets, live at home with their parents.<p>But for those …

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking More Water

You've heard it before: You should drink more water. Of course, between work, relationships, and life in general, it's hard to make water consumption a priority. Now, new research spells out why it's so important for you to keep up on your H2O intake.<p>A new study published in the <i>Journal of Human</i> …

Black, Hispanic kids likely to have less-qualified teachers

Black and Hispanic students in the Big Apple are more likely to end up in classes with less-qualified teachers, a study says.<p>The report published …

Top Tips for Establishing Procedures and Routines in the Classroom

Do you often feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? This is definitely how I felt many times during my first year in the …

NY to hire illegals as public school teachers

Shares 1.8K<p>ALBANY, N.Y. – New York’s Board of Regents plans to allow illegal immigrants to teach in public schools.<p>The board, which oversees teacher …

South Carolina Teachers Create "The Gentlemen Club" To Teach Young Boys Life Lessons

An awesome South Carolina teacher decided to go the extra mile and teach young boys valuable life lessons with a new initiative simply titled “The …

South Carolina

The Pulling-Apart of America

If you look very closely at America, you can see the poor physically growing apart from the rich, like a polar bear drifting out to sea on a broken …

A 12-Week Fat Loss Plan: Phase One

You’ve spent hundreds of dollars on programs, books, and workout videos. <b>You’ve stuck to plans for 2-90 days, only to burn out and resort to old ways</b>. …

Healthy Eating

2 years ago these founders were rejected by more than 20 investors — now they've raised $58 million and are growing like crazy

The pitch was this: The pair wanted to launch an online organic-food and natural-products marketplace, which would use a membership fee of $60 per year (think Costco) to slash prices 25% to 50%.<p>"[The venture capitalists] all wanted to just wait and see," Green tells Business Insider. No one wanted …

100 Titles That Should Be on Every Leader's Reading Bucket List | Inc.com

Read 365 books this year, advises one CEO. Or at least get through 100, suggests another. Experts might not agree on an exact number to aim for, but ask just about any super accomplished person--from Bill Gates to Warren Buffett--for the secret of his or her success, and most will mention …

Self-improvement