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Books

Amalie Lee documents recovery from anorexia on Instagram

Amalie Lee developed an eating disorder in 2012 but it was not until 2013 that she was severely underweight resulting in her health rapidly declining. The "Redefining Healthy" blogger knew in order to save her life she needed professional help. In 2014, the 20-year-old college student decided to …

15 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

It’s important to remember that every interview is a two-way street. You should be interviewing the employer just as much as they’re interviewing you …

Employment

How Much Tougher Is Common Core?

The controversial standards are challenging states—and students—to reach a higher bar of achievement.<p>In an early glimpse of how much tougher state tests could be in the Common Core era, a new federal report released in July shows that early adopters of the controversial standards are assessing …

Frequently Asked Questions about Visiting Japan

So, you’re going to Japan, huh? Fantastic. You might have some questions. Hopefully, I’ll have some answers.<p>Back in 2001, I visited Japan for the …

Iron, Wine And Horses: 2 Friends Make The Ultimate Mixtape

It sounds like a dream: Two old friends, supporting each other from afar, both carve out stellar reputations in the music industry. Then, when they're established enough to call the shots, they band together. For two musicians, it's what really happened.<p>One is Sam Beam, the folk artist known as …

Music

Saoirse Ronan Goes Brogue in Brooklyn Trailer

This heartwarming Sundance flick is a postcard from a time before brunch.<p>Can you picture a world before the hipster borough was filled with renegade craft fairs, food co-ops, and people who list “bicyclist” as their religion? If not, this gem starring <b>Saoirse Ronan</b> as an Irish immigrant in Brooklyn …

Cute

Senate considers No Child revision to limit federal role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a day …

Obama Administration

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Bathroom for $25

If you're new to DIY, there's probably not a better choice for getting your feet wet (pun intended) than attempting to replace your showerhead. There …

Home Improvement

Coming to Minecraft: New Ender Dragon, dual-wielding, redstone for Pocket Edition, Windows 10 beta

LONDON — A panel of Mojang developers speaking at Minecon 2015 teased a number of new features being developed for Minecraft, though they didn’t give a specific timeline for their release.<p>Here’s a quick rundown of some of the more notable elements in the works:<p><b>Ender Dragon</b><p>The general feeling at …

Windows 10

Hillsong church drops controversial US preacher Mark Driscoll from conferences

Church head Brian Houston says he decided to rescind invitation to Hillsong’s UK and Australian events after ‘personal interaction’ with Driscoll<p>The head of Pentecostal mega-church Hillsong has dropped US preacher Mark Driscoll from the lineup of the church’s 2015 Australian and UK conferences, …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Pluto’s Moons Are Flopping Around All Over The Place

Pulled by dual gravity, the egg-shaped satellites tumble like eerie dice<p>If Pluto were still officially recognized as a planet, it would be considered a part of a binary system. Pluto’s moon Charon is so large and so close that the two end up spinning around each other, sharing a gravitational …

Why Your Bloody Mary Tastes Better on a Plane

Who among us has never complained about airplane food?<p>Today’s in-flight offerings tend to be so common, so bland, so offensively inoffensive. The gluey chicken or the dense pasta? If the plastic tray offerings weren’t so good at breaking the monotony on an hours-long flight, the answer for most …

Diets

50 Of The Best Celebrity Short Haircuts, For When You Need Some Pixie Inspiration

Ever-changing hair is part of the gig when you're a celebrity. But it takes a certain amount of bravery to go <i>all the way</i>.<p>Over the years, a slew of stars have stepped out with pixie haircuts. They range from super-short to full-bodied, in an array of gorgeous colors. The cut makes a bold statement, …

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.

14 amazing health and fitness blogs for 2015 - Women's Health & Fitness

Girls Gone Strong<p>It’s the age-old question in female fitness: how can you work out without bulking up? GGS bloggers Neghar Fonooni, Molly Galbraith …

Fitness

Different Solutions

http://diply.com/publisher/different-solutions<p>website<p>Diply

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Use this trick to see a map of everywhere Google knows you've been

Luckily, there's an easy way to see exactly what Google knows about where you've been, and you can even see a map of past locations you have visited.<p>This all depends on whether you have enabled two settings tied to your Google account: location reporting and location history. Of course Google lets …

See 13 of the funniest Facebook status updates from parents this week

We’re so grateful for funny parents on Facebook. Because in that cyberworld of gorgeous vacations and perfect children, it’s easy to think you’re all alone in your craziness.<p>So we’d like to take a moment to give a shout out to the hilarious moms and dads who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is.<p>Here …

These High School Gals From The 1960s Would Still Look Great Today

The cultural upheaval of the 1960s in the U.S. gave us some of the greatest fashion influences of the 20th century, and the influences of various …

High School

Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen …

A Country Where Teachers Have a Voice

In the Netherlands, educators decide what happens in their classrooms—not bureaucrats.<p>UTRECHT, The Netherlands—This summer, when the Dutch government debated mandating that all schools provide three hours of physical education a week to students, Jasper Bunt, the principal at a Montessori school …

Parents Should Teach Children How To Write Before Kindergarten, New Research Finds

Children of the Information Age are inundated everyday with written words streaming across smartphones, tablets, and laptop screens. Yet the constant …

Research

Book at bedtime could help children learn more quickly

The University of Sheffield found that snoozing helps youngsters develop their memory and retain new skills<p>A book at bedtime could help babies to learn more quickly after researchers discovered children soak up the most information before they go to sleep.<p>Snoozing helps infants to develop their …

University of Sheffield

Six Tips on Disciplining Children from an Experienced Teacher

Have you noticed how kids behave differently at school than at home? As an early education teacher, one of the most common questions I get from …

Rules to Follow and Common Mistakes to Avoid for Roasting a Chicken

Cooking a great anytime-dinner is easy once you learn how to roast a chicken. Avoid these common mistakes for a juicy bird.<p>A good roast chicken is always satisfying. But a great roast chicken is out of this world. To take your chicken to the next level, you've got to make sure you're avoiding the …

Cooking

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.

Apps

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas And Recipes To Promote Weight Loss

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long<p>Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says …

The United States of Basic Bitches: A Map and Field Guide

America can consider itself #blessed that it has a word like “bro”— three letters that convey to most people a specific image about a specific …