Ashley Johnson

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Writer's Notebook

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>A <i>writer's notebook</i> is a record of impressions, observations, and ideas that may eventually serve as the …

How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

A 15-Minute Vinyasa Flow That Eases Neck Pain and Tension

A bad night's sleep, a killer upper-body workout, a long day hunched over your desk—whatever causes your neck pain and tension, you need relief fast. …

What Happened to Frida Kahlo’s Missing Adultery Painting?

After Frida Kahlo discovered that her beloved husband Diego Rivera had conducted an affair with her younger sister Cristina, she painted ‘The Wounded …

4 Holistic Practices That Dissolve My Anxiety (Even When Nothing Else Works)

I was diagnosed with social anxiety in third grade. Our family doctor wrote a prescription for a therapy pet and offered medication, and then a …

Mindfulness

5 Numbers That Explain Education in 2016

From record-high graduation rates to the percentage of students who attend charters, here are some figures that help tell the story of U.S. schools over the last year.<p>As a writer, I generally favor words over numbers. But sometimes a good number is worth a thousand words. Or something like that. In …

Education

Orgasmic Meditation Can Break Your Sex Rut

If you've been hearing a lot about orgasmic meditation lately, you're not alone: In recent years, the technique has gone from something of a taboo to a pretty commonly used (and talked about) form of alternative meditation. But what is it, and what (if anything) can it do for you?<p>Orgasmic …

Meditation

Here are the best nerdy infographics of the year.

The most epic was inventor Saul Griffith’s opus-in-the-form-of-a-website, Energy Literacy, which went from being an energy blog to a single, enormous …

21 Little Ways To Be Happier In 2017

We're guessing you need it after 2016.

The Sixth Great Mass Extinction Is Your Fault

‘Billions of years to evolve such magnificent creations, now being decimated by humans in the blink of an eye, with no regard for beauty or life …

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes To Enlighten You

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regirious meditation practice and insight into daily …

What Yoga Has In Common With Anti-Anxiety Meds

Have you ever had your mind take you to an unfamiliar, scary place? I'm not referring to what happens when you think about the <i>Blair Witch</i> sequel; I'm …

Yoga

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake.<p>A new report out this month pulls together some stark numbers on this:<p>Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That's on par with nurses …

Mindfulness

27 times J.K. Rowling was the hero we all needed in 2016

LONDON — 2016 is not going to go down in history as many people's favourite year.<p>That doesn't mean it hasn't had its upsides, though.<p>J.K. Rowling, as …

The best lifehacks to help you read more, eat more vegetables, and keep your sneakers like new

I was standing in the shower recently when I realized that baked oatmeal has changed my life. Historically, my weekday morning breakfast routine has vacillated between eating and spending too much ($5 egg-and-cheese bagels) and eating too little (leftover bits of cornflake dust). Then, this year, I …

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of repitious …

Motivation

Imagine the Epic Dreams You'll Have in These Wearable Star Wars Sleeping Bags

If you had to choose the perfect single outfit to wear the rest of your life, one of these wearable sleeping bags from Selk’bag just might be it. …

J.K. Rowling is here to answer your 'Fantastic Beasts' questions

From the sounds of it, last week's release of <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> has being doing a number on J.K. Rowling's Twitter notifications.<p>…

Turkish rape law triggers protests

Despite outcry from the opposition and activists, a proposal that would grant amnesty to rapists who marry their victims is expected to pass Turkey’s …

Ancient Inscriptions Show Life Once Flourished in Jordan's 'Black Desert'

Thousands of inscriptions and petroglyphs dating back around 2,000 years have been discovered in the Jebel Qurma region of Jordan's Black Desert. …

Archaeology

Emilia Clarke Uses Beatboxing To Learn Her Dothraki Lines And It's Real Cute

Sick Dothraki beatz.<p>View this post on Facebook

Scientists Create Asgardia, the First Ever Nation in Space, and You Can Join

If you had enough of the often-depressing world events and the seemingly unresolvable conflicts they engender, you might want to head for space and …

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The first 13 years of Nintendo Power are available free online

Nintendo is continuing to give back to the gaming community — or at least the nostalgic members. As we get ready for the mini NES to drop this Fall, Nintendo has made the first 13 years of Nintendo Power available online for free.<p>Via Internet Archive, we get a page-by-page digital recreation of all …

Retrogaming

This Ex-Cop Turned Developer Made a Game Where You Don’t Kill Things

Artist Daniel Monastero spent years as a cop in São Paulo's favelas. Now, he's making a nonviolent video game with the hope that he can push the medium to evolve and mature.<p>Of last year's top ten selling video games, seven featured violence as a core mechanic. The other three were sports games.<p>Even …

Polls Suggest America Still Sides With Taylor Swift Even After Being Caught In A Lie

It would have seemed that Kim Kardashian had dealt Taylor Swift a real blow when she “exposed” Taylor with a recorded phone conversation between the “Shake It Off” singer and Kanye West. The controversy in question had to do with a lyric from Kanye’s song “Famous” about Swift, one she claimed she …

Clinton camp: DNC hack a Russian plot to help Trump

Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper that 'experts' have said Russians coordinated the hack and release of DNC emails to help the Donald Trump campaign.

Please don't catch any pokémon while attending a Rihanna concert

'I don't want to see you catching any pokémons up in this bitch'<p>Rihanna's <i>ANTI</i> world tour touched down in Lille, France over the weekend, and she took some time out of her jam-packed set to make sure fans were focusing on her. "I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends and your girlfriends," …

Puma’s got a tiny racing robot that can move as fast as Usain Bolt

Its story is that of an epic battle. Mankind versus machine in a race for dominance. Only one can win.<p>In practice, thankfully, it’s much, much more adorable. A four-wheeled robot that looks remarkably like an RC car crossbred with a shoebox , programmed to give athletes something to race against. A …