Brittney Burton

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Masculinity in African literature: in praise of a literary heartthrob

From the cultural world to family life, recent discussions point to an increased interest in portrayals of masculinity in society.<p>The development is welcome. As a writer who is feminist, one of my most fond interests is masculinity. Yes, <i>masculinity.</i> It may sound like an oxymoron but transforming …

Literature

Baby Planner | Spring 2016

I was introduced to the wonderfully colorful world of Erin Condren a few years ago and I’ve kept a Life Planner to help plan my posts, videos, and …

Exercise, nightly fasting reduce cancer risk

Patients with early stage breast cancer who fasted for longer had significantly lower concentrations of HbA1c and longer sleep duration. Since …

The Morning Ritual: 5 Things to Do Before Breakfast to Clear Your Mind and Start the Day

It's easy to wake up and just start running around the house like a crazy person making breakfast, checking email, putting dishes away, doing push-ups, rummaging through closet hangers for an outfit and getting the kids out of the house. Ambitiously, in the spirit of "getting it all done."<p>Most of …

Do You Even Lift? Why Lifting Weights Is More Important For Your Health Than You Think

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Lifting weights can seem inaccessible if you don’t know how to do it. Pascal, CC BY-SARegular participation in …

Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight

One of the most frustrating things when you are trying to lose weight is when you see the scale remain dormant. You watch what you eat and bust your butt every day, only to see the same number week after week. I've been there, I know how discouraging it can be, and it makes you just want to quit it …

Research Shows This Is How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

The weight-loss news making headlines these days is anything but hopeful. The recent article in <b>New York Times</b> detailing the inability of many Biggest Loser contestants to maintain their slimmed-down physiques after working so hard and so publically to lose hundreds of collective pounds was …

8 Ways Successful People Beat Procrastination

Everyone procrastinates. Even the most successful people struggle with it every day. But successful people do something that most of us don’t —they …

10 fresh ways to trick yourself into breaking bad habits — and building better ones

My intention is to spend five minutes catching up on people's life achievements and pretty vacation photos — and then suddenly, it's an hour later.<p>Afterwards, I feel kind of <i>blech</i>. Like I just wasted a chunk of precious non-working time that I could instead have used to call a friend, or take a …

10 Things Highly Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep | Inc.com

Before they close out the chapter on the day, successful people typically have a routine they follow. They have a set of actions that inspires, refreshes, and renews their passion for their business plans and personal life goals. Before you go to bed, try these 10 things so you can wake up ready to …

Success

How to Age Wood With Vinegar and Steel Wool

Weathered wood can be appealing and beautiful in its own rustic way. It can be expensive, but luckily it is cheap and easy to do yourself. This …

How to Build a DIY Barrel Train That Your Kids Will Love to Ride In

With a bit of welding and drilling, you can make a fun barrel train that will entertain for hours.<p>Kids love trains of all types, but instead of traveling to your local fair to find a miniature one they can ride, you can make your own. You'll need barrels, steel stock, and the some basic welding …

Woodworking

Photos from Life Off the Grid in a Sustainable Commune

In this week's installment of First-Person Shooter, a member of an Oregon-based sustainable community photographed a dozen or so residents who live off-the-grid and survive together using only materials readily available to them on their 40-acre land...<p>In this week's edition of First-Person Shooter …

Take a hike: How walking doubles your creativity

Researchers found that participants produced roughly 50 percent more total ideas when walking as opposed to sitting. And not only that, they also found that when walking, people became more talkative and within that chatter were higher-quality creative ideas.<p>So they extended the research a little …

The Best Way to Fall Asleep Fast

Few things are more frustrating than lying in bed tired but completely unable to fall asleep. You're thinking about all the things you have to do the …

The Benefit Of Taking A Nap Every Single Day

Ted Chervin, a founding partner at ICM Partners talent agency, explains why everyone should consider adding a nap to their self-care routine.

Delicious No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

I know I’ve said it time and time again but I honestly bow down to each of you who deal with food allergies on a personal level and also for those of …

The No. 1 Reason Most Personal Development Plans Fail

It is no secret that most individual development plans fail. I’ve been in the leadership development industry for over 40 years and I can tell you that statement is true. But after 40 years of teaching, training, observing and testing some of the best and worst leaders in the world I can also tell …

Self-improvement

Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

<b>These are adult chocolate chip cookies. With a healthy dose of espresso, dark chocolate chunks, and spiked with coffee liqueur, they are a rich dream</b> …

This Low-Cal, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust Will Blow Your Mind

Yes, we know — everyone is talking about cauliflower crust pizza because it's lower in carbs than traditional pizza dough made with flour. But if you're avoiding dairy or eggs, the basic cheesy crust is off limits. Now you can have cauliflower crust made without mozzarella or eggs, and this one is …

Food

The Minimalism Checklist

The average home in the U.S. contains about three hundred thousand items. What on earth? What are we even doing with all that stuff?If your house …

5 Ways to Learn More Every Day

As the CEO of a Silicon Valley start-up and the parent—and coach and cheerleader and chauffeur—of three small kids, I struggle to carve out time for …

Ghost in the Shell and anime's troubled history with representation

In January of 2015, it was announced that Scarlett Johansson would star as Major Motoko Kusanagi in Paramount's live-action adaptation of the beloved anime and manga franchise <i>Ghost in the Shell.</i> The reaction at the time was mild to positive —€” mostly because it seemed to make a lot of sense if …

Stretchy 'second skin' could make wrinkles a thing of the past

For those concerned about wrinkly old skin, it might be an ingenious solution: a stretchy “second skin” that can be smoothed on to make aged tissue look more youthful.<p>The wearable film developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown promise in a series of small trials where it was …

Skin Care