Betty Hedrick

24 Flips | 6 Magazines | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @BettyHedric2014 | Keep up with Betty Hedrick on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Betty Hedrick”

Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

Captivating Portraits of Namibia’s Fashionable Herero Tribe

We recently spoke to London-based photographer Jim Naughten about his stunning portrait series of the Herero tribe members of Namibia.<p><b>How did this</b> …

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Seven Important Lessons from World Religions Everyone Should Know

It doesn't matter if you're an atheist, devout follower of your faith, an agnostic, or anywhere in between—there's wisdom to be learned from the …

What is success?

Success can mean: feeling that tingle of excitement about what you do, sticking with what matters through hard times, living a life you can feel …

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

<i>“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,”</i> Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. <i>“The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.”</i> While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far …

Mr. 8 - Chapter 1: The Third Victim

YOU ARE READING<p>Mr. 8<p>*** Featured Novel*** A Paranormal Thriller Psychology professor Denton Reed has been pulled out of the classroom to find a …

On the case: Four new crime novels you should add to your bookshelf

The Son<p>By Jo Nesbo, translated by Charlotte Barslund; Random House, 416 pages, $29.95<p>Why is Jo Nesbo one of the hottest names in current crime fiction? Read this brilliant standalone thriller and you'll know. Nesbo's Harry Hole series is great but his standalones are even better. <i>The Son</i> is one of …

The 100 best novels: No 38 – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1908)

The evergreen tale from the riverbank and a powerful contribution to the mythology of Edwardian England<p>Robert McCrum introduces the series<p><i>The Wind in the Willows</i>, known to many readers through theatrical adaptations such as <i>Toad of Toad Hall</i>, belongs to a select group of English classics whose …

10 Summer Novels You Won't Be Able To Put Down

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>It’s summer reading time. We’ve sifted through the books publishers are offering up this summer to select the stories most likely to keep you entranced, whether you’ll have sand between your toes or are tied to your desk with only minutes to snatch here and there for …

Karen White's A Long Time Gone Flows With the River of Life

There is a rhythm to the writing of Karen White. It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own. It creates a flow of words like a river surging forward from the first page to the last page. This is certainly the case with White's latest novel, A Long Time Gone. The reader gets swept up by …

Writing

10 Irresistible Books About Juicy Scandals

A scandal is a thrilling topic for a book. It is the story of people with goals, grasping for something just out of their reach — and whether they …

Books

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

3D-Printed Food Is Beginning to Look Beautiful

The heart of the 3D-printed food trend isn’t nutrition, but the shape and aesthetics of the manufactured meal.<p>Image: 3D Systems/ChefJet<p>Eating a piece of fruit that was printed by a machine is cool and novel and The Future, but it’s insanely impractical compared to simply eating a piece of fruit …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: Summer 2014

10<p>The summer edition of <i>Rolling Stone Country</i>'s guide to brand-new artists proves just how wide country music's doors have opened. We talked to 10 of …

Country Music

35-foot-tall sugar sculpture honors black workers

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-foot-tall sphinxlike sculpture made of sugar is on display at an old New York City factory as a tribute to black workers.<p>Artist …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

How to Enter a Room with Confidence and Authority | The Art of Manliness

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” –Will Rogers<p>Charlie Dresow knew when he entered the courtroom that every eyeball would be …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …