Angelica Allen

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This Renowned Buddhist Leader Shared 1 Tip That Will Change How You Handle Workplace Conflict

Work disagreements don't have to be miserable. Do this one thing to elevate the conversation.<p>In addition to death and taxes, workplace conflicts are one thing every professional is guaranteed to experience. Whether it's disagreements between staff and leadership or arguments among peers, conflict …

The Most Successful People Use These 5 Practices to Be More Healthy and Productive

Being uber-productive isn't as hard as one might think.<p>I love quotes. One of my favorites is by the late Jim Rohn who said, "Find out what poor people do, and don't do it." Blunt and not politically correct, but it stuck with me.<p>That's why every entrepreneurs should do everything in their power to …

The Best — and Absolute Worst — Snacks to Eat After a Workout If You're Trying to Lose Weight

When you are working out for weight loss and feel like you're on a roll as far as staying committed, it's common to think you deserve to reward yourself with something delicious. And you do! However, balance is still important, and it's key to focus on what you're putting into your body to ensure …

Workouts

Why 'No Legacy Is So Rich As Honesty' When It Comes To Leadership

“No legacy is so rich as honesty”: I’ve lived by Shakespeare’s words since I started my business, imageOne, in 1991. I’ve learned over the past 27 years of being an entrepreneur and leader that honesty and vulnerability are what ensure my authenticity. But I wasn’t always as able to be vulnerable …

Entrepreneurship

31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Setting Next Year's Goals

You can find more purpose and happiness at work and in life by asking yourself better questions.<p>Have you ever done a copy-and-paste of your goals from the previous year because you didn't accomplish any of them? I have. I've also fallen into the lazy trap of making my goals in line with everyone …

Exclusive: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor …

Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on Wednesday, blindsiding his defense secretary and Republican congressional leaders with a snap decision that reversed a year-old policy reviled by social conservatives.<p>Mr. Trump made the …

Transgender

99 Ways to Get Inspired to Write • Smart Blogger

Ugh, it happened again.<p>Another week or month has passed, and you’ve made zero progress on your writing goals.<p>Deep down you know your writing is …

How to Write Dialogue To Make It Sound More Authentic

Guest Writer Writing<p>Updated May 17, 2018 2505 Views 2 Comments<p>5/5 (1)<p>Writing great dialogue is not as simple as it might seem.<p><i>By Lisa Brown</i><p>There is …

Grammar Shorts: Comma Conundrums | Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog

“Choosing whether or not to insert a comma is the same as choosing whether or not to buy a house.” ― Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love<p>By Scott Biddulph<p>I …

Advice for Starting a Freelance Writing Career

According to the Freelancers Union, 55 million Americans work as freelancers. That's 35 percent of the U.S. workforce. And, with the continual growth …

Places to Find Telecommuting Freelance Writing Jobs

Freelance Writing Jobs for Telecommuting<p>Updated August 11, 2017<p>This growing list of freelance writing jobs and telecommuting jobs websites is the …

The Writing Process Isn't Linear. Let's Stop Telling Students That It Is.

If you conduct an online image search for “writing process,” you’ll find many charts that lay out the steps—brainstorming, drafting, revising, …

10 Dialogue Errors To Avoid At All Costs

• <b>Stilted exchanges</b> – Your dialogue may not sound natural. This is one of the ubiquitous dialogue errors made by first time novelists. Read it aloud …

These photos of beauty "battle stations" will inspire you to organize your makeup collection, STAT

Enough with the junk drawer, the sandwich bags full of lip glosses, the old purses that have turned into palette storages — enough is enough. It’s …

Calling Out a Presidential Lie

How media technology and Donald Trump have changed the way journalists think about describing falsehoods<p>People lie. Yes, even presidents lie. Especially presidents, you might argue. And yet there’s a long history in journalism of being very, very careful about saying so.<p>There are excellent reasons …

How To Use Moral Reframing To Persuade Conservatives To Support Immigration

By Adele Peters4 minute Read<p>If you’ve ever tried to convince an opinionated relative to shift a political opinion, you were probably doing it wrong …

I was a White House fact-checker. Don’t accept Trump’s attitude toward the truth.

A news channel streaming the White House briefing room doesn’t normally catch my eye, but it did last Saturday as I sat at my airport gate, on the way back from vacation. I couldn’t remember the last briefing I’d seen on a weekend — my stomach started to sink as I worried that a national tragedy …

Trump Administration

Trump’s plan to roll back Medicaid will especially affect his voters

By Andrea Cerrato ,<p>Francesco Ruggieri and<p>Federico Maria Ferrara<p>On Sunday, the Trump administration signaled its intention to convert Medicaid to a block-grant program, giving states more flexibility in how they finance health care for low-income residents. If implemented as part of an Obamacare …

Health Care

This Is Exactly How You Should Be Using Your Sephora Rewards Points

In a perfect world we'd all be able to exercise restraint with our Sephora points. Say, until after we’ve accumulated top tier numbers and could cash …

Skin Care

A history of women who have stood up to powerful men—and paid the price

Following Donald Trump’s presidential election, many commenters have debated whether his voters were motivated by racism or by economic anxiety. Sexism is rarely mentioned anymore. Yet Trump boasted on tape about sexually abusing women, and many accusers came forward to say he had groped them or …

You, Too, Will Love Big Brother: A Life Of Reading And Rereading '1984'

It was a bright hot day in June. Or possibly July. And the clocks almost certainly weren't striking thirteen, because they don't do that in this country.<p>But it WAS the summer of 1984. I was 9 years old, and my father was handing me a beat-up paperback with an anonymous-looking white and green …

Donald Trump's wall will be a fitting monument for an unfit leader | John Paul Brammer

The president’s plan to seal us off from Mexico is yet another unhinged act of aggression in his ongoing war against reality<p>President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to build a massive southern border wall, fulfilling a key campaign promise he made to his supporters during his …

Trump's first week was a crusade against everything. But we returned the favor | Rebecca Solnit

The president’s first week in office has felt like a civil war – but the insubordination of civil society has been beautiful to watch<p>On 2 January 2016, Ammon Bundy and a group of armed militants seized the headquarters of a remote wildlife refuge outpost in south-eastern Oregon. On 20 January 2017, …

Ex-Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: 'World Is Preparing for War'

World<p>Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Friday that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war."<p>Gorbachev, who was head of the socialist state when it dissolved in 1991, wrote the comments in an opinion piece for Time magazine.<p>"More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers …

United Nations

Forget Trump’s “First 100 Days”—think about the next generation

President Trump has taken over the Oval Office and signed a raft of executive orders to make good on his various “First 100 Days” campaign promises: pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, freezing federal hiring, rolling back Obamacare, curbing environmental …

Female Samurai Warriors Immortalized in 19th Century Japanese Photos

Most of my generation’s exposure to Japanese culture came heavily mediated by anime and samurai films. One cultural artifact that stands out for me …

3D Printing Might Be The Key To Teaching Blind Students About Sex

The state of sex education in America already leaves much to be desired, but for blind students even more so. The textbook diagrams and …

Trump’s proposed refugee ban would alienate allies for U.S. troops, experts say

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>A proposed executive order that would reduce the number of immigrants and refugees from the Middle East and North Africa will likely affect thousands of Iraqi interpreters and soldiers that served alongside U.S. troops and have applied for visas …

Visas

Human nature makes it easier to deny climate change than to confront it

At one point in the Senate hearing to confirm Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders asked the nominee to share his personal views about climate change. Pruitt, a longtime ally of the oil industry and bane of the EPA, repeatedly …