Amanda Barrett

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What’s The Best Dog Breed For Your Myers-Briggs Type? Here’s How To Find The Canine Companion That’s Right For You

If you're looking to add a furry, four-legged friend to your life, you'll want to make sure your dog is compatible with your personality. This is why …

How to Help Your Kid Calm Down: An Age-by-Age Guide

Children need to feel their feelings, but too often, they become overwhelmed by them. When they’re visibly upset, that’s when parents tend to swoop …

15 Time Management Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Serious goal setting requires an unblinking focus on effective time management.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most effective skills you can have in life is powerful and effective time management. If you're not managing your time well, there's no way you're …

Time Management

7-year-old girl pulls giant sword from lake like some sort of Arthurian legend

On Saturday, a 7-year-old girl in Cornwall, England, discovered a huge sword at the bottom of a lake, prompting comparisons to the “Lady of the Lake” …

How Parents Make Things Worse For Struggling College Students

It’s a familiar, annual sight during the college orientations I run: at the snack break, a handful of sad looking students peel off from the crowd, …

Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stacey Harvey was driving with her young son Cole in the back seat on an afternoon just like any other. The two were having a casual conversation when Cole suddenly asked, "What if I never learn how to read?"<p>"He was really fearful, thinking he might not ever read," Stacey recalled. That's …

Teaching

Top 10 twists in fiction

Court dramas, classic mysteries and bloody crimes ... from Du Maurier to Lehane, Sophie Hannah chooses her favourite twists in novels (or does she?)<p>There are no spoilers in this article, but we can’t guarantee the comments<p>The word “twist” exerts a strange power over crime fiction addicts like me. …

Books

Transgender camp offers programs for children as young as 4

A summer camp for transgender and “gender fluid” children is taking in children as young as 4.<p>The camp seems like any other. Children arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, sing songs and get silly. But each day at check-in, campers make a nametag with their pronoun of choice. Some …

LGBTQI

6 Qualities of Extremely Likable People, According to Science

Are you interested in others? This would be a good start.<p>There are so many factors to consider when it comes to being a person that will attract others to you. Perhaps showcasing your emotional intelligence and keeping your cool under pressure is a feature of your likability.<p>If you're looking to …

How the First 20 Minutes of Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

Engage a positive routine right after waking, and you'll tap into the power of your subconscious brain.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You all know about that morning-routine thing: Everyone raves that waking up early and sticking to your routine will help you get more …

Brainwaves

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't need to add that much time or energy to your current morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>We found a bunch of those habits on the Quora threads, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make …

Time Management

23 comedians and writers to follow who will help you survive the Trump era

We're sorry America, but for many of you, your deepest, darkest nightmare has finally come true: the questionably coherent reality television star of …

This woman was executed as a witch because she complained about her carpenters

Her story is the inspiration behind ‘The Scarlet Letter’<p>They overcharged her by more than double, she claimed. All she wanted was a fair rate for a …

Women of Color

Slow Cooker Tuscan Pumpkin Soup

Rich, warming and creamy (without a drop of cream) Slow Cooker Tuscan Pumpkin Soup is an easy slow cooker recipe that's bound to become a weeknight …

The 10 Best LGBT Movies of The 2010s (So Far)

In the early 1990s, academic B.Ruby Rich coined the term “New Queer Cinema” in “Sight and Sound” magazine to describe the movement of queer …

5 One-Minute Meditations to Help You Achieve Peace of Mind

"People think the holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but for many of us, it's stressapalooza," says Dean Sluyter, who has …

Meditation

Woman's Honest Portraits Show What Major Weight Loss Really Looks Like

She wanted people to see the physical as well as the emotional transition.<p>When you look at the average weight loss story, you typically see a "before" and an "after." In the "before," you see a sad-looking person wearing the clothing equivalent of a burlap sack, and in the "after," you see what …

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

17 Meatless Monday Dinners for People Who Hate Tofu

Whether your Meatless Monday is restricted to only one day a week, or you’re full-time living that vegetarian/vegan life, sometimes it can get hard to think up new recipes. These awesome picks are sure to keep your Mondays meatless for many months more.<p>1. Arugula, Brie and Mushroom Pasta: …

Children too coddled by modern stories, says Emily Blunt

Actress appearing in new Disney film Into the Woods, says children's films like Bambi and Dumbo were dark and challenging<p>Children are coddled too much by sanitised modern stories and fairy tales says the actress Emily Blunt.<p>The actress who stars in the new Disney film Into the Woods, said children …

5 Reasons to Be Skeptical of “Campus Coddling” Scare Pieces

The “save us from the millennials!” scaremongering in the media continues with an <i>Atlantic</i> cover story which purports to show how trends like trigger …

3 Quick Notes About 'The Coddling of the American Mind'

I'm excited to announce that <i>The Atlantic</i> just published my feature article "The Coddling of the American Mind," which I co-wrote with my friend, best-selling author, and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. In the article, we talk about the behaviors we have observed on college campuses and how some …

Mental Health

The Backstory to ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’

Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt on the personal experiences behind their September cover story for The Atlantic<p><b>Greg Lukianoff’s Story</b><p>In the winter of 2007–08, I slipped into a deep depression. I had struggled with bouts of depression my entire life, many of them quite severe, but this was in a …

Students

11-year-old rape victim refused an abortion gives birth in Paraguay

The baby was born by C-section and named Milagros, Spanish for miracles. The baby's father is awaiting trial on rape charges<p>An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who was raped by her mother's boyfriend gave birth on Thursday, a doctor said.<p>The case caused an uproar in this traditionally Catholic country …

Quirky Discipline Rules That Work

Tired of nagging and scolding? Try these 7 surprising solutions.<p>Shutterstock<p>I've made a lot of bad rules in the decade I've been a mom, from …

How 7 things that have nothing to do with rape perfectly illustrate the concept of consent.

<b>In 2013, Zerlina Maxwell ignited a firestorm of controversy when she strongly recommended we stop telling women how to not get raped.</b><p>Here are her …

Sean Hannity

Google 'makes people think they are smarter than they are'

Searching the internet for information gives people a ‘widely inaccurate’ view of their own intelligence, Yale psychologists believe<p>Search engines like Google or Yahoo make people think they are smarter than they actually are because they have the world's knowledge at their fingertips, …

Why Free-Range Kids Are Healthier

Your kid is exactly as likely to be struck by lightning as he or she is to be randomly abducted. So why are we permanently branding parents as …

Attention pregnant shoppers: Study says those cash register receipts could harm your unborn child

Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts, as researchers say the paper could be a threat to …

The Brain

“Behold the glory of the p*ssy!”: My orgasmic meditation awakening

I never expected I’d feel so empowered lying naked below the waist next to a stranger with two fingers full of lube<p>Jill Hamilton<p>January 11, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>I was lying on the floor, naked below the waist with my knees apart, next to a stranger with two …

Meditation