Gretchen Turner Lane

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How I'm Surviving Christmas Without My Kids

The other night, I was sitting in front of my Christmas tree, listening to holiday standards while wrapping presents for my kids, and I cried. Big, splashy tears that streaked my shirt; snot that ran over my upper lip. I won't be with my kids this Christmas; they'll be with my ex-husband and his …

15 Netflix Movies to Watch With Your Family Over the Holidays

Whatever you do though, don't get into a conversation about what the kids really mean when they say "Netflix and chill."<p><b>1. Love Actually (2003)</b><p>You know the drill: Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, and at some point, a weird boy zips his turtleneck up dramatically. Set among the backdrop of Christmas …

The One Easy Trick Makeup Experts Use to Create Bigger Eyes

If eyes are the window to the soul, then Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Kylie Jenner must have huge, doe-eyed souls. Each of these celebrities (or, better yet, their makeup artists) know how to emphasize their eyes with makeup. Ahead, the one makeup trick eight makeup artists use to make 'em look even …

ANALYST: Google's parent company is losing $1.5 billion on all its businesses that aren't Google

The umbrella company has businesses in a diverse range of fields beyond Google, including investment (Google Ventures), home automation hardware (Nest), self-driving cars, and "moonshot" ideas (Google X).<p>Alphabet was first announced in August 2015 and is the majority shareholder of Google. It was …

Tina Fey: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt backlash prompts response from comedienne

Tina Fey and her Netflix show <i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i> came under fire after some deemed a story line involving Jane Krakowski‘s character racist. …

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Norway was ranked as the best place to live in the world — here's why

<b>Norway ranked as the best place to live</b> in the United Nation's annual Human Development Report. It ranked the highest out of nearly 200 countries.<p>The report examines factors including education level, financial wealth, sense of security, and life expectancy, and then ranks the countries based on …

Education Policy

How new 'Star Wars' star Adam Driver went from a former Marine to the Hollywood A-list

The 32-year-old actor stands at 6'3", but it's his background that makes him really stand out.<p>Driver is a Marine turned Juilliard-trained actor with Midwest charm and an intense discipline that shines through in his performances.<p>He got his start acting in Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and slowly …

Star Wars

Adele on Motherhood, Social Media and Breaking Records

When her new album <i>25</i> was released on Nov. 18, Adele shattered countless sales records—most significantly, she notched the biggest first-week sales on …

This Smart Startup Wants to Help You Find Your Lost Stuff

Do you have a habit of losing your keys? Or worse, your wallet? Wistiki, a startup based in France that’s pronounced “wiss-ti-key,” wants to help.<p>The …

Inflammation Can Fan the Flames of Depression

Chronic inflammation in the bloodstream can intensify depression, according to a new study at Rice University and Ohio State University. The …

The 15 worst corporate logo fails

And when it's bad, it can scare people away for good.<p>We've gathered some of the worst logo fails of all time. These unintentionally (or sometimes intentionally) reminded consumers of sex acts, lewd behavior, and other things that make 13-year-olds hysterical.<p>Many were pulled, and all will go down …

Everything just changed for Chinese companies

After a weekend at China's Central Economic Work Conference, Chinese officials have laid out details for what promises to be an excruciating reform period for its corporate sector.<p>"China will create conditions for execution of bankruptcy procedures based on market rules, and speed up trials of …

80 All-Time Best Children’s Books To Boost Baby Through to Grade School!

Before I had kids, I thought a home library of about 30 children’s books would get any family through the first five years. I noticed, though, that …

Kids

What to Drink When You're Tired of Drinking

It is late December and we drinkers are tired of being drunk.<p>Even for those who excel at moderation (I… don’t get you), the weight of holiday parties and work events and the extra glass of wine needed to endure the stress of “looking back” and trying to make emotional sense of the past year takes …

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

Sleep

The Ultimate Guide to Streaming 2015's Best TV Shows for Free

There was so much great television this year that critics nationwide lamented the first-world problem of simply having too much TV. In all, there …

These are the top 10 Christmas songs in the world, according to Spotify

Spotify's data analysts have counted almost 16 million Christmas playlists, which are especially popular in Scandinavia, the US, Canada, and the Philippines.<p>In fact, Spotify says that the Philippines might be the most excited for the season, as the country started streaming Christmas music in …

Top 10

Contrary To Popular Belief, It's Women Who Fear The Marriage Trap

A new study has found a possible reason for the much-vaunted decline in marriage: people are afraid of having to go through a divorce. And women are …

What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: December 21-27

<i>At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.</i><p><b>New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only</b><p><b>"The Great Holiday Baking Show" (Monday on ABC at 10 p.m.)</b>Somehow, it's already time for the finale of America's holiday …

E-Cigs’ Inconvenient Truth: It’s Much Safer to Vape

Daniel Walsh was first drawn to electronic cigarettes for the same reason millions of smokers have taken up the devices. “I was a guy who could work …

Doing It Wrong: Love in the Modern Age

Why Modern Relationships Suck.<p>We live in a generation of not being in love, and not being together. But we sure make it feel like we’re together, …

Love Isn't Something You Fall Into

<i>Lovers are those for whom no minute is like any other, people between whom nothing habitual takes place, just what is new, unprecedented, unexpected. In such connections there exists an almost unbearable happiness. When we understand our lives correctly, we can slowly grow into such happiness by</i> …

How to Make the Ultimate Batch of Red Wine Sangria with Just 6 Ingredients

For most people, the word "sangria" conjures up an image of two glasses clinking on a tropical beach. But fans of the wine-based drink will agree …

The New American Normal in Policing

<i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Sometime in late November, after the Paris terror attacks but before the one in San Bernardino, I was walking to New York's Grand Central Station to catch the subway home. In front of one of its main entrances, the police had set up shop, blocking off part of an …

13 Stunning Celebrity Makeup Looks Any Brown-Eyed Girl Can Copy

Cue the Van Morrison. 🎶<p>Let us start by clearing the air. Brown eyes are NOT boring.<p>Though you may have heard otherwise, ladies with darker eyes can actually afford to be more playful when it comes to choosing eye makeup. From shimmering gold to baby blue, brown-eyed girls have the freedom to have …

16 Trader Joe's Foods You Need To Discover (And Then Hoard)

Did someone say pudding?<p>You're already going to Trader Joe's for the cookie butter, and most of us swear by Two Buck Chuck (which is now actually $3 at most locations).<p>But there are many, <i>many</i> Trader Joe's finds that you're not paying enough attention to ... unless you're a brilliant shopper, that …

Food

The Logic of the Police State

<b>People Are Waking Up to the Darkness in American Policing, and the Police Don't Like It One Bit</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>If you’ve been listening to various police agencies and their supporters, then you know what the future holds: anarchy is coming -- and it’s all the fault of activists.<p>In …