Kris Winterowd

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30 Early 2000s Country Songs That Will Make Your Day Better

These songs made your life better from 1999-2006.

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

A Grand Bargain With Putin Against ISIS?

What follows is not very pretty. But it may be the best option available in a crisis without good options.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has made no secret of the fact that he would like some kind of political settlement with the West. The German magazine <i>Der Spiegel</i> has just published a leaked …

Making a Point: The Pernickety Story of English Punctuation review – hissy fits about apostrophes

Is a full stop really worth four commas? And should everybody avoid the semi-colon? This book from the popular linguist David Crystal will amuse and instruct<p>A couple of weeks ago I saw David Crystal give an after-dinner speech at the august annual conference of the Society of Indexers and the …

Linguistics

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Aboriginal Stories Transmit Knowledge of Australia’s Landscape

SIPPY DOWNS, AUSTRALIA—Geographer Patrick Nunn of the University of the Sunshine Coast and linguist Nick Reid of the University of New England …

These guys traveled to the ‘murder capital of the world.’ What they found there was a travel lesson we can all learn from.

This is what we were told by countless travelers, websites, guide books, friends and family, and we took it to heart. When planning our drive from …

The 5 Big Questions About Europe's Migrant Crisis

Muhammed Muheisen—AP<p>Zoltan Balogh—EPA<p>Filip Singer—EPA<p>Aris Messinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Iakovos Hatzistavrou—AFP/Getty Images<p>Manu Brabo—AP<p>Manu …

Aegean Sea

Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

<i>By Kelli Miller<br>WebMD Health News</i><p><i>Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD</i><p>Aug. 20, 2015 -- What's for dinner? The question is popping up in an unexpected place …

After 5 years of practicing mindfulness meditation, I've realized why people think it's impossible

RelaxingMusic / Flickr<p>I started practicing mindfulness meditation five years ago, when I was an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea.<p>I'd sit …

12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

<i>“We need much less than we think we need.” —Maya Angelou</i><p>Life is difficult.<p>And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness.<p>…

Happiness

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

My Ancestor’s Trip to America: Newspapers Tell the Story

I knew my ancestor William Kemp had come to America – but I didn’t know anything about the trip itself. What was it like for him as an immigrant …

Genealogy

Study: The Number of Teens Reading for Fun Keeps Declining

A new study shows that kids read for fun less and less as they get older, with 45% of 17-year-olds saying they read by choice only once or twice a …

Kids

Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it.<p>For years now, that’s been a hugely popular …

General Electric

World’s 20 Most Spectacular Palaces

Royal residences in Europe and Asia have inspired writers from Shakespeare, who set <i>Hamlet</i> at Kronborg Castle in Denmark, to Henry James, who admired …

20 Awe-Inspiring Ruins From the World’s Greatest Civilizations

All over the globe, from Italy to Zimbabwe, civilizations have left behind impressive monuments and structures that attest to their former glory. …