Catherine Novak-Rainer

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38 nutrition experts tell us what they eat for breakfast

Study after study shows that breakfast boosts brainpower and helps to control cravings later in the day. Lots of highly successful make sure to fuel up before they face the world.<p>But some breakfasts are more well-rounded than others.<p>To see what a healthy breakfast looks like, we asked dozens of …

Breakfast

This 1960s High School Gym Class Would Ruin You

“The program, in sum, not only builds physical fitness, but good Americans.” That’s how <i>Look</i> magazine summarized the physical education program of La …

High School

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Knitting

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, left off. This time, she …

Reality TV

The Important Role of Native American Women in Cultural Continuity

Women have always played an integral part in decisions, such as when the tribe moved from one place to another and even who was selected to certain …

ReMatriate wants to take back 'visual identity' of First Nations

A Yukon woman is part of a national group fighting back against the misappropriation of indigenous images and labels in pop culture.<p>Claire Anderson, …

Indigenous Peoples

H&M’s “sustainability” report hides the unsustainable reality of fast fashion

On April 9, H&M released its annual sustainability report for 2014. The document details—at great length—how the company is implementing more eco-friendly practices in its supply chain and stores to reduce the harm it causes the environment, as well as its efforts on a variety of social welfare …

Sustainability

Amy Schumer Comedy Routines Everyone Should Know

The MTV Movie Awards air tonight, and comedian Amy Schumer is hosting. Schumer has been a breakout star over the past few years thanks to the success of her sketch series <i>Inside Amy Schumer</i> and her 2013 stand-up special <i>Mostly Sex Stuff</i>. Schumer’s honest, no-holds-barred comedy has found her a huge …

Boeing just patented a bizarre 'cuddle chair' that could revolutionize how we sleep on airplanes

Though officially known as the "transport vehicle seat back with integrated upright sleep support system," the media has dubbed the odd-looking seat the "cuddle chair." The chair features a cushion, headrest, and strap system that could be a crucial development for forward-leaning sleepers, who …

Boeing

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

Psychologist Richard Wiseman has devised a photographic test to check people’s empathy. Do you pass the test?<p>A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist …

Psychology

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend

When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.<p>Growing up in the 90s on the south side of Houston, I watched my older sister Lynda set the chola beauty standard. She …

Nicki Minaj

14 Iron-On Projects That Will Make You Feel like a DIY Pro

Iron-on transfer paper is basically the DIY world’s dirty little secret. In as little as 10 minutes, you can make something like a basic t-shirt or tote bag look totally professional. Nobody needs to know that all you did was print, cut and iron. We won’t tell if you don’t. And as far as what you …

Crafting