Julie Roneson

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Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai Want to Make 'Feminist' a Friendly Word

The actress interviewed the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate after a screening of upcoming documentary "He Named Me Malala."<p>Emma Watson interviewed Nobel Prize laureate and global activist Malala Yousafzai at the Into Film Festival on Wednesday to discuss the new documentary, <i>He Named Me Malala.</i><p>They …

See the horrible things stealing sleep from you - Post-Nigeria

Having trouble sleeping at night? Then you walk around the day feeling like a zombie, fighting to stay awake? There’s probably a logical reason why. …

Sleep

'Binge-watch', 'clean eating' and 'manspreading' among 2015 Words of the Year

The healthy-living new generation turn to clean eating and nights in, according to Collins<p>It is enough to leave you yearning for sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.<p>The sensible lives of a new generation has led to a dramatic rise in phrases such as <b>'binge-watch</b>', <b>'clean eating'</b> and online 'shaming', it …

The One Challenge Standing Between You And Total Happiness

<i>"I want to be happy. Truly happy."</i><p>If you ask most people what they want out of life, that will be the answer. Many of us are eager to find happiness, increase our happiness or hold on longer to happiness, but we have trouble defining exactly what "happiness" looks like and, therefore, how to get …

Do Online 'Brain Exercises' Work? There's Finally A Gold Standard Study

<i>This story was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>The headlines<p>The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s”<p>Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s better cooks: Computer brain games ‘stave off mental decline’<p>Yorkshire Post: Brain training study …

Junk food, soda aren't to blame for obesity, researchers say

Despite their bad reputation, junk food, fast food and soda aren't the root causes of America's obesity epidemic, Cornell University researchers contend.<p>While these sugary and salt-laden foods may not be good for your health, the scientists found no significant difference in how much of these foods …

10 Cross-Cultural Novels That Illuminate the World We Live In

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf<p>Literature has long allowed us to travel to distant corners of the world without leaving our own beds. Some books, however, bring you to two worlds at once. Their pages illuminate how disparate cultures can reveal the mystery and beauty in each other and make us aware …

How to Be Happy in Three Simple Ways

<i>This article was originally published on A Plus</i><p>There's no one "how to be happy" solution out there that will suddenly lead to a more positive life. That may not be an incredibly comforting thought to people who are anything less than happy, but it's also the case that at any given moment, just …

Writing a novel? Here are four things you need to know.

This month, more than 300,000 souls will participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual ritual in which, as the name suggests, one attempts to write an entire novel in a month that doesn't even have 31 days. If you are one of the hardy (or foolhardy) individuals embarking on …

Creative Writing

Live tapeworm, 'still wiggling,' removed from California man's brain

Luis Ortiz can't remember much about his nearly three-month hospital stay this fall. He said his brush with death started with an intense headache.<p>After suffering debilitating pain that spurred fits of vomiting, Ortiz was taken to a Napa Valley hospital, where doctors found a live tapeworm trapped …

Medicine

The Zen of Adult Coloring Books

I get it now.<p>I have never changed my mind about anything as quickly or completely as I changed my mind about adult coloring books. I found the trend mostly baffling and maybe a little dumb. But I saw some in a bookstore the other day and I immediately said to my friend, “Well, I'm not leaving here …

Meditation