Heather Dawn Hainlen

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Building a Photo Ark

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A Syrian family's journey to Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since Syria's civil war began five years ago, more than 4.8 million people have fled the country.<p>Nearly a million of those have applied for asylum in Europe, according to the U.N. refugee agency.<p>Among those are Somar and his younger sisters, Salsabil and Lubna. Their trip to Germany was …

Lawyer Offers Five Facts To Know Before Starting A Marijuana Business

As a lawyer for the Cannabis industry, Steve Schain says he helps entrepreneurs, “dodge landmines” and hold onto their revenue. He works on marijuana finance and business issues including application submission, regulation interpretation, and lawsuits. Here he lays out five important things for any …

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Self-help

Happiness at Work: The Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your Job

In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term "happy hour" as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy have to be after work? I also have tepid excitement for the sayings "Work hard, play hard," …

How to turn off your search and location history in Google

By now, it should come as no surprise that Google keeps track of your search and location history.<p>But you may be surprised to find out just how …

Apps

The 7-step evening ritual that will make you a happier person

Because your mind ain't perfect when it comes to happiness. It <i>cheats</i>.<p>Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, has shown that your brain really remembers only two things about an event:<p>Via The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less:<p>If your brain is gonna cheat, you …

Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue – in pictures

When Bob Dylan took his travelling caravan of musicians – among them Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Mick Ronson – out on the road in autumn 1975, the photographer Ken Regan was on hand to document it all. Now his revealing shots are published in Rolling Thunder: Photographs by Ken Regan

Bob Dylan

The world's largest small arms show – in pictures

The Shot Show held in Las Vegas is the world’s largest annual trade show for shooting, hunting and law enforcement professionals, featuring 1,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products to more than 62,000 attendees

Las Vegas

What Life Would Be Like If I Loved Myself the Way I Loved You

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Erin Pierce.</i><p>I should have loved myself with the love I gave to you. I should have told myself the encouraging things I told you when you were most vulnerable. I should have given myself the same chances that I gave to you.<p><i>And I didn't.</i><p>If there's one thing that I …

Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids? Teach Them to Ask This Simple Question

It's not about what you want to "be"—it's about what you want to "do."<p>What do you want to be when you grow up?<p>Wait, don't answer that. It's a trick question. In fact, it might be the trickiest question there is, at least if you want to be happy. (Yet adults ask kids that all the time.)<p>Instead, it …

Self-improvement

Bowie in America: how the US got under the singer's skin, and vice versa

David Bowie was dreaming of the country that would become his home since at least the 1960s. It fired his imagination, and his influence on US culture ran deep<p>“By the time I got to New York/I was living like a king,” sings David Bowie on Lazarus, his final single and also the title of the theatre …

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10 Things Therapists Wish Everyone Would Do

There's no question that life is difficult. And even if you don't suffer from depressionor anxiety, just managing the day-to-day can take a toll. Between hectic schedules, balancing work and family responsibilities, and everything else in between, we all could use a little help. Here, therapists …

6 ways to clear out space on your smartphone

Smartphone storage is at a real premium unless you're lucky enough to own one with lots of it. (And if you do, your phone likely wasn't cheap.)<p>With …

"I Don't Have to Chase Extraordinary Moments to Find Happiness: It's Right in Front of Me"

Happiness interview: Brené Brown.<p>I was very happy to hear that I'm going to be on a panel with Brené Brown at the BlogHer conference this August. …

This Thanksgiving Do More Than Acknowledge the Oppression of Native Americans. Act to End it.

A new conversation about Thanksgiving is cropping up this year, with mainstream media outlets like MTV and The New York Times calling attention to the holiday's questionable history.<p>Critical people are pointing out that the story of the "pilgrims and indians" is inaccurate and, given the violence …

18 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes for When You Have *No* Time

Whether you are hosting your first Friendsgiving feast or you’re looking for a dish to bring to that family potluck, you’re going to need a few quick and easy recipes this season. From appetizers, side dishes, mains and dessert, one (or more!) of these Thanksgiving recipes will definitely become …

Montana Road Trip: Small Towns and Ghost Towns

Dig into Montana’s rich mining heritage, soak in hot springs, and wander through authentic 1800s ghost towns on an approximately 300-mile loop through the state’s southwestern corner. This rambling route leads over mountains, across the Continental Divide, through forests, and along blue-ribbon …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.<p>There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The</b> …

Happiness

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

9 Sneaky Causes Of Depression

From the weather to your lifestyle habits.<p>For some people, sub-zero temperatures aren’t the only difficult side effect of winter. Approximately 10 million Americans also experience seasonal affective disorder, a depression-related mental health condition that waxes and wanes depending on the time …

“Wealth of Nations” stole happiness from workers—here’s how we steal it back

Many Americans today are assembly-line workers—whether they know it or not. The reason can be traced back to Adam Smith, the father of modern economics.<p>Smith believed that when it came to work, people were fundamentally lazy. If you want people to work, he argued in his classic 1776 book <i>The Wealth</i> …

Employment

3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

5 Signs You Might Be Dating A "Man-Child"

The idea of a boy who never grows up is promoted and even romanticized in our culture as sexy and just "the way men are." Sadly women often pay the price for such a prize. There are consequences to keeping this type of "man" in check. She does the work for two and he coasts by. This may partly …