LeAnn Meckley

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Want to Get Organized? Here Are 6 Simple But Remarkably Powerful Organizing Secrets

Getting organized isn't rocket science -- it just takes a system.<p>In business, you've always got to be on top of things. This requires being organized and ready to pursue opportunities -- and deal with problems -- the moment they arise.<p>That's an easy thing for me to say, but I do know it can be hard …

Productivity

Roped together for nearly 2 weeks, mom and teenage son summit Denali

When Canyon Tobin begins college this fall at Dartmouth, he'll have a how-I-spent-my-summer story not many teens can match – and might not want to …

Mountaineering

A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy

Around A.D. 49, the Roman emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from the city of Rome. Historians argue about the exact date and the reasons, but we …

Theology

What does the Bible verse Jeff Sessions quoted really mean?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been called one of the most important and most misunderstood passages in the Bible: Romans 13:1-7.<p>"The most historically influential paragraph Paul ever wrote," in the words of one scholar.<p>Likely written by the Apostle Paul around 57 AD, Romans 13, including the snippet cited by …

Theology

We Compared the Average IQ Scores in All 50 States, and the Results Are Eye-Opening

Yes, the IQ test is controversial, but it's one of the few consistent metrics we have. Here's how the states compare.<p>People are getting dumber, according to science.<p>There are a lot of theories why IQ tests are falling. Some say it's bad food, poor schools, or obscene amounts of screen time. Others …

College Sports

WALSH: We Have Turned Childhood Into A Mental Disorder. And It's Ruining Our Kids.

According to a report, there has been a dramatic rise in children misusing and overdosing on ADHD medications. I happened to see that report a day …

Mental Health

39 Ridiculously Helpful Things On Amazon Reviewers Purchase Again & Again

It isn't always easy to tell a diamond from a dud when shopping online. However, one way you can be sure you're getting a good deal is when you grab …

Shopping

7-Day 1200-Calorie Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Think a 1200-calorie diet is impossible to follow? Think again.<p>We’ve made sure you won’t feel deprived with these hearty lower-calorie breakfasts, …

Weight Loss

This Might Be The Secret To Helping Our Children Be Happier

“Give it back!” My six-year-old daughter screamed at her brother in the other room. “No, it’s mine!” he yelled back.<p>And then silence. An ominous …

Mum defending herself against abusive partner was charged with murder over 14mm knife wound

In the midst of a brutal attack, young mother Lena Kasparian picked up a knife to ward off her violent partner and protect her children.Her attacker, …

Crime

Donald Trump held a press conference at the G7 -- here are the 38 wildest things he said

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump didn't spend much time at the G7 meeting in Quebec over the last 48 hours, but he managed to make plenty of news. As he was leaving for the conference, Trump told reporters he'd support re-adding Russia into the group. (Russia was removed from the group after it …

Donald Trump

Mister Rogers Talked Frankly With Kids About 'Grown-Up' Issues That Weren't

It's hard to imagine anyone sending hate mail to Fred Rogers, but there was one episode of <i>Mister Rogers' Neighborhood</i> that brought the beloved children's TV star a bit of blowback: "He did an episode about Santa Claus," explains filmmaker Morgan Neville. "And he didn't like the idea that there was …

Fred Rogers

Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong Go 'Cheek To Cheek' On A New 4-Disc Set

Fitzgerald's warm, yet ultra-cool voice was at the opposite pole of jazz singing from Armstrong's gravelly growl. There's absolutely no reason their voices should blend so effortlessly — but they do.<p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. In the years since Ella Fitzgerald would have turned …

Jazz

These Women Survived Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. They’re Ready to Talk.

DUBLIN — They are a haunting sight in the aftermath of wars and natural disasters: the notice boards that spring up outside Red Cross tents and hospitals, covered in notes from desperate people searching for loved ones lost in the chaos.<p>As 220 survivors of Ireland’s notorious Magdalene Laundries …

Ireland

Last chance: Southwest's big fare sale ends Thursday

Southwest’s big twice-a-year fare sale is back, with round-trip fares below $100 on dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes.<p>The sale fares also include longer routes, with the price of flights loosely tied to distance. Flights begin at $49 each way on Southwest’s shortest routes and increase to …

Aviation

22 books we can’t put down (AKA your search for the perfect summer read stops here)

Summer is undoubtedly a time to be active, whether for you that means surfing near a millennial-pink beach, hiking to Instagram-worthy waterfalls, or …

Books

How to Be Yourself When You Have Social Anxiety

When you don’t feel comfortable in social situations, it can be a lonely world.Take my youngest son. Despite his intelligence, kindness, and great …

Self-help

Costco Sells 100-Calorie Vodka Ice Pops, and We're Buying Them by the Truckload

Clear your freezers, Mom, because we just found the ultimate Summer sweet treat for you to cool down with after a long day of activities — and they'll even help you to get your buzz on at the same time. We all know how draining Summer can be with the kids out of school — not only do some of our …

Ice Cream

Fourth-grader's talent show cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' goes viral

A 10-year-old's rendition of John Lennon's <i>Imagine</i> left the audience at Lakeside Elementary School, and then millions, SHOOK.<p>As a mom of two performing arts students who's seen her share of elementary school talent shows, I understand every performance is sweet and tender. Some are even great for …

Social Media

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?

There are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.<p><b>About 'How To Raise A Human'</b><p>Does raising kids have to be stressful? Is it really dangerous for babies to sleep with mom? Do chores have to be a fight? Over the next month, NPR …

Parenting

The Surprising Story of Walter White and the NAACP

In the last few weeks, Rachel Dolezal—the Spokane, Wash., NAACP leader who recently left her post after being outed as white though saying that she …

Black History

'I'm Having a Really Hard Time': MSNBC Host Chokes Up over an Immigrant Infant Torn from Family by Border Agents

Click here for reuse options! "Who's watching the 53-week-old infant?"Laura St. John, legal director of the immigrant support organization The …

Immigration

Mussels In Waters Off Seattle Test Positive For Opioids

Oxycodone that entered Puget Sound contaminated shellfish tissue, scientists found.<p>People in the greater Seattle area are consuming so many opioids that, for the first time, scientists have detected traces of the drugs in mussels in local waters.<p>Mussels from three of 18 locations near Seattle and …

Puget Sound

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

‘The Past Is Never Dead’: The Mystery of a South Carolina High School Haunted By Suicide

The riveting new documentary ‘What Haunts Us’ explores the cursed Porter-Gaud high, where six students (out of 49 total) from the class of 1997 took …

This Science-Backed Diet Cuts the Risk of Heart Disease by 30%

From the trendy keto diet, beloved by celebs like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Adrianna Lima, to the restrictive Whole 30 diet, which has …

Why I lied to my therapists

I remember the exact moment when I realised my therapist could not stop death. I had just watched a man die – my boyfriend’s step-father, the first death I’d ever seen up close – and it became achingly clear to me that I, too, would one day face the dying process. It wasn’t that I was previously …

Safe-Space

Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of America’s Last Living Slaves

<i>Their Eyes Were Watching God</i> is required reading in high schools and colleges and cited as a formative influence by Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou. …

Black History

How Many Cashews Does It Take to Cure My Anxiety?

This is what happens when you go looking for life’s answers on Google.<p>Last February, I had terrible anxiety. This was warranted: I was in the midst of teaching four classes, putting out a book, and buying a house. At the time, I also hated cashews.<p>That’s relevant because ultimately, cashews were my …