Kaylee Devin Laudick

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Hollywood's Problem With Unfeminine Girls

In Netflix’s '80s-throwback sci-fi horror series, Stranger Things, its young hero gets a girly makeover and wins the heart of a boy. For decades, masculine-looking girls in film and television have been a problem to be solved — or at worst, queer monsters to be vanquished. WARNING: Spoilers</b> …

This Interactive Map Of Music Genres Will Take Up The Rest Of Your Day

A Belgian architect has created a map that could be the Internet’s next great music source.<p>The word ‘map’ doesn’t quite do Musicmap justice. If it were merely a map, that would just be a chance to jokingly present Dubstep as the Port Moseby, Papua New Guinea of the music world. Instead, the new …

Why You Shouldn’t Want to Always Be Happy

In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today

If current economic trends continue, the average black household will need 228 years to accumulate as much wealth as their white counterparts hold …

Demographics

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

So You Want to Write a Book? These 7 Authors Will Teach You How to Tell Your Story

Having just finished a new book proposal, the topic of writing is fresh in my mind. I self-published my first book Blissful Business: A Gorgeous Guide to Creating Your Dream Career in Health and Wellness in January 2016. A publisher recently saw my book on Amazon and contacted me to write a …

Writing

7 Quotes that Will Stop You from Holding On When You Should Let Go

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go – whether it’s guilt, anger, love or loss. Change is never easy – you fight to hold on and you fight …

Greek Philosophy

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Prefab Housing Isn’t A Subculture Anymore, It’s A Necessity

In the fifth book of her “Prefabulous” series, author Sheri Koones hits upon “the ideal method” for building homes.<p>Housing trends come and go, but <i>Prefabulous Small Houses</i>, the latest book from prefab evangelist Sheri Koones, isn’t about a flavor of the month. She argues that this is the most …

Fun with Logical Fallacies

We came across a cool book recently called Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies, by a social psychologist …

Critical Thinking

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

The cure for insomnia is to fall in love with sleep again – Rubin Naiman

In Evelyn De Morgan’s numinous painting, <i>Night and Sleep</i> (1878), Nyx, the mighty Greek goddess of night, hovers across a dusky sky with her beloved …

Sleep

Hermann Hesse on the Three Types of Readers and Why the Most Transcendent Form of Reading Is Non-reading

“At the hour when our imagination and our ability to associate are at their height, we really no longer read what is printed on the paper but swim in a stream of impulses and inspirations that reach us from what we are reading.”<p>Categories are how we navigate the world, for better or for worse — …

Tech-Savvy Teens Have Worse IRL Social Skills, But the Kids Are Alright

A new study finds tech-savvy teens bad at IRL romance, but what questions aren’t we asking?<p>The J<i>ournal of Research on Adolescence has finally done it!</i> A recent study of 487 middle schoolers growing up in lower income rural communities tells us what we all want to hear: the kids are not alright. And …