Connie VanderSchel

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The history of 2017 in seven charts

The graphic lowdown on wage equality, gun violence, sexual harassment, transgender discrimination, terrorism, Trump … and pet transport<p>When we try to remember 2017 (or more likely, try to forget it), there’s a list of names and places that immediately come to mind – Trump, Weinstein and Las Vegas, …

Sexual Harassment

Start making plans now to age with grace — because there’s no stopping the aging part

I have an announcement: I am growing old, and I will now begin my transition into being an old lady.<p>Did you balk at that? Did that statement strike …

Robert Reich: Trump Voters, He’s Taking You For Suckers

<i>This article first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>Almost one year in, it’s time for another update for Trump voters on his election promises:<p>1. <b>He told</b> …

Your Complete Guide to the 2018 Tax Changes

Here's how the U.S. tax system is changing for 2018 and beyond.<p>President Trump recently signed the tax reform bill into law, and it makes major …

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

The president’s incendiary tweets and the Russia scandal distract us from decisions that are reshaping the internet, the environment and democracy<p>Now twice as long, his tweets are half as good. The early-morning dispatches from the iPhone of Donald Trump, often sent while he lies in bed, propped up …

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34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading) | Inc.com

It's hard to believe that what your child knows at age 5 could influence his future chances of success. But that's exactly what a 2015 study published in the <i>American Journal of Public Health</i> found.<p>But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with reading …

Emotional Intelligence

Personality Disorders & 10 Signs Of An Ordered Personality

Can learning about personality disorders help us better understand ourselves? Can it help us grow?<p>PsychCentral’s resource page on personality …

Psychology

Road Trip Diaries: 7 must-sees on the drive between Portland, Oregon, and Olympic National Park

“Lush” is the first word that comes to mind when you think of the Pacific Northwest. From the moss-draped bigleaf maples of Portland’s Forest Park to …

The Science of Why You Should (Sometimes) Ditch Your E-Reader for Old-Fashioned Books | Inc.com

We know that taking notes by hand actually helps you retain more information than using a laptop, and that actually picking up a pen also nudges your brain to think more actively about whatever you're writing. But what about reading? Does it matter whether you read books as pixels or in …

Trader Joe’s Is the Only Place I Will Buy These 8 Things

I take my grocery shopping very seriously. I'm not opposed to hitting three or more stores in one trip to get exactly the ingredients I want, at the …

What is a leader, really? A servant, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Nov 8, 2016 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During Mass at the Vatican Tuesday, Pope Francis warned that the desire for power and money is …

Forget Facts: 3 Ways to Actually Change Someone's Mind | Inc.com

Here's a truth that should be blindingly obvious in 2017: facts don't win arguments.<p>With the two sides of our most polarizing political debates shouting past each other and absolutely nothing constructive getting done, we desperately need to find ways to understand one another and reach some kind …

Cute

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

A Brief but Deep Thought on Defending the Christian Faith (or not)

I’m not a big fan of Christian apologetics. Nothing personal, and I know some smart people who do it. It’s just not for me.I’m not against the …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

Top 10 Washington State Attractions

Washington State's top attractions are all outstanding and will provide memories that will stick with you for a lifetime. The state of Washington is …

Nine Easy Tips to Stay Safe While Hiking

For every trip into nature, you need to be prepared. Whether it is a one-mile hike with the family or a solo trip where you cover more than 20 miles …

Hiking

A Good Story Is Always Far More Persuasive Than Facts and Figures | Inc.com

I've written about the science of persuasion, how important it is know your audience and really understand their pressure points, and how important emotions are compared with logic.<p>The ability to persuade people to do something different is literally a make it or break it skill for me in my …

Public Speaking

Our 15 Favorite Fabulous Online Sources for Rugs

A rug has the power to completely transform a room like few other home decor items, but they can be a bit of a headache to shop for considering there …

Tip: The Forward Head Posture Fix

This posture issue will lead to lifting injuries and recurring headaches. Here's how to straighten it up.<p>Neck Posture and Tension Headaches<p>You're …

Yoga

How the charge against Michael Flynn fits into Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, explained

It’s part of a much bigger picture.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into potential collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia handed down its biggest indictment yet on December 1, charging former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn with making false statements to …

How to Get Dancer Fit: 7 Toning Workout GIFs From New York City Ballet

Inside a sunlit dance studio across from Lincoln Center in Manhattan, the ballerina Sara Mearns is stretched taut in a forearm side plank, one leg hovering above the ground. It looks easy enough—but that’s exactly the sleight of hand that professional dancers have perfected: transforming physical …

We are Witnessing the Revival of Religion in Higher Education

The influence of religion within higher education is expanding. In the midst of it all there is much to celebrate, yet also a great deal to consider.<p>While some institutions have responded accordingly to the changing dynamics of religion, others are failing to cultivate a suitable learning climate, …

Being more comfortable around strangers could come down to a simple mental shift

In its video and accompanying article, the educational company The School of Life presents a new way of thinking about shyness — suggesting that it results when we exaggerate our differences from others.<p>Our brains are wired to notice and exaggerate our differences<p>Research from psychology lends …

Trump vs. Mueller is Nothing Like Clinton vs. Starr

Trump’s lie machine is about to crank up. Here’s what you need to know about the vast differences between the two special probes of sitting …

Donald Trump

Does Trump Have a Case Against Mueller?

The White House is seeking to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigative team. Could it work?<p>President Trump and his legal team are reportedly preparing an extensive pushback campaign against Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigative team. The White House claims that …

"They tried to supplant mainstream media": Jane Mayer on the billionaire behind Bannon and Trump

Mayer’s reporting on Trump’s reclusive mega-donor is revealing.<p>“In my view, Trump wouldn’t be president if not for Bob. It doesn’t get much more effective than that.”<p>That’s a quote from Nick Patterson, a computational biologist who New Yorker writer Jane Mayer interviewed for her recent sweeping …

Donald Trump