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Our Favorite Lentil Recipes

Protein- and fiber-rich lentils are among the world's oldest cultivated crops. Here, our favorite recipes featuring the most convenient dried …

Vegan

I Spoke With Female Asylum Seekers Being Held in Prison. What They Told Me Is Haunting.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal on the administration's new "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.<p>Last month, on May 7, the Trump administration announced a new …

Immigration

Here’s Exactly What to Do If Something’s Stuck in Your Eye

Getting anything stuck somewhere on or in your body isn’t exactly a picnic. (There’s a reason why sex toys for your butt should always have a flared …

Mayo Clinic

7 Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

Foam roller stretches and hip flexor stretches can help to relieve tightness in the hips.<p>1. Foam roller stretch<p>You can use a foam roller to loosen up …

Pain

What happened when I (tried to) read 30 books in 30 days

How one writer went from barely reading to trying to plow through a book a day, and how you can find more time to read, too.<p>This is embarrassing to admit, but I was a writer who didn’t read much. I’d spend my days with words, and my evenings with my family, friends, and often the television (even …

Books

This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America

From the explosion of ADHD meds to the economic crisis to the Trump presidency, this dangerous trend didn't come out of nowhere.<p>It’s not exactly breaking news that Xanax has been having something of a moment. Famous musicians, at least until prominent voices like Lil Xan (yes, even him!) and Chance …

Medicine

6 Novels and Memoirs Written by Muslim Women Authors

A Novel<p>Fatima Farheen Mirza<p>Set at a wedding that reunites a partially estranged Indian-American family, Mirza’s novel explores the tricky line between familial loyalty and personal freedom – a line that is all the more difficult to navigate for the Muslim women in the book. The novel is just one of …

Books

Did exactly 4,645 people die in Hurricane Maria? Nope.

Few academic studies have received as much media coverage as a new report, published by the New England Journal of Medicine, that the death toll in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria was much higher than official estimates of 64.<p>Most of the articles on the study funded by Harvard T.H. …

Hurricane Maria

7 Writing Tips I'm Following This Summer To Help Me Finish My Novel By The End Of The Season

Every May, I get a flurry in my stomach as summer swings into view. <i>I'm going to write a novel this summer,</i> I think to myself. <i>I'm going to actually do</i> …

Writing

The Best Wide-Brimmed Hats to Wear as Extra Sun Protection This Summer

If you're eager to soak up every ounce of sun this year after a seemingly endless stretch of winter, that's understandable. But it's still important to remember how harmful the sun can be for your skin, and that doesn't just mean covering your bases with sunscreen. Thankfully, one of the easiest …

Clothing

These Are the 50 Best Ab Exercises You Can Do

Strengthening your core will make you feel strong and confident, help you walk taller, and feel more badass (than you already are!). To really lean and chisel out your abs, add these abtastic moves to your routine. Yep, you'll definitely be sore tomorrow.

Workouts

I Am A Jewish Teen And I Support The Palestinian Cause

"I’ve held out hope that Jewish institutions will finally see that our community requires us to stand for freedom and dignity for all."<p><i>In this op-ed, Hannah Karp, a 19-year-old Smith College student and member of IfNotNow, an organization that says they "seek to end American Jewish support for the</i> …

Israel

Here's how Palestinian youth would solve the deadly conflict with Israel

OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM — Palestinians are marking 70 years since the ethnic cleansing of their homeland by Zionist militias to create the state of Israel. The event is called the Nakba, or "Catastrophe", in Palestinian history.<p>For Palestinians, the establishment of Israel in 1948 opened a chapter …

A celebrity fitness trainer reveals 3 dynamic ab, arm, and glute moves you can do at home for a summer beach bod

1/<p>Let's start with your stomach. "If you want your abs to appear flatter and to be stronger you have to strengthen the deep core stabilizers," Kaiser …

Pelvic Tilt Variations for Back Pain and Abdominal Strength

Pelvic tilts are an exercise comprised of very subtle spinal movements that strengthen the support muscles around the low back, particularly the …

Pain

If you can't write every day, do this instead

If you can’t write every day, do this insteadMany people think that in order to be considered a good Writer, you need to write every single minute of …

How to Improve Your Grammar as a Writer

Grammar invokes passion. For some grammar sticklers, seeing a comma or apostrophe missing, or a sentence without subject-verb agreement, can make …

Tip: Fix Your Posture, Relieve Your Back Pain

Strengthen your core, improve your posture, and make your back feel awesome with one exercise. Check it out here.<p>You start and end your workday …

How to Write Essential Backstory Elements

Backstory in Saving Private RyanONE of the potential problems of expositional backstory in a novel or movie is that it may slow the action down to a …

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

How to write a short story collection: A six-week creative writing course | The Guardian Members

<b>Led by acclaimed writer Alba Arikha over six consecutive weeks, this course will give you the creative inspiration and technical skills to start working on a short story collection.</b><p>The world of a short story may be more condensed than the world of a novel, but its emotional impact can be as …

Creative Writing

What it really means to be lonely

Is loneliness our modern malaise?<p>Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says the most common pathology he saw during his years of service "was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness."<p>Chronic loneliness, some say, is like "smoking 15 cigarettes a day." It "kills more people than obesity."<p>…

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

Japan's long-breath diet: This diet can easily blow kilograms away; here's all you need to know about it

It helps in burning more fat when our body uses more oxygen.<p>To lead a healthy life, it's important to be in your correct BMI. It's a known fact that …

34 Words And Phrases That Scream 'I'm a Leader' On Resumes

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, “I’m one hell of a leader!” as they change jobs.<p>It’s one thing to be good at tasks, projects and areas of specialization, but if you’re aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Employment

Why You Probably Need to Meditate, as Explained by an Expert

Meditation was once viewed as a practice reserved exclusively for the yoga-posing, wheatgrass-sipping, crystal-touting crowd; a spiritually-indulgent …

Meditation

The Prewriting Stage of the Writing Process

Ideas and Strategies to Help With Prewriting<p>The writing process consists of a number of important stages: prewriting, drafting, revising, and …

5 Ways That Eating Low GI Foods Can Help You Lose 60 Percent More Weight

Do low GI foods help you lose weight? It’s official. Counting calories is out; keeping an eye on the glycemic index (GI) is in.<p>What are low glycemic …

Nutrition

9 Things People Accidentally Do That Make Their Mondays Unproductive | Inc.com

Most people don't even realize when they're being unproductive.<p>In fact, most people go to bed on Sunday night making all these grand plans of how they're going to make their Monday the most productive Monday of all time only to immediately side-step into the wrong activity and find themselves down …

Time Management

If You Hate Working Out, Just Remember These 8 Exercises

Going into the gym without a plan is like deciding to bake a cake without a recipe: kind of a waste of time and probably not going to end well. Sure, …

Exercise