Laura Hartline

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What Lord of the Flies is really about

My father distrusted simple judgments, but he did say his novel was about the importance of the rule of law, and the complexity of human beings, says William Golding’s daughter Judy Golding Carver<p>David Shariatmadari’s account of my father’s novel Lord of the Flies was a little sweeping when he …

Literature

Stop Listening to Those 'Personal Development Gurus.' Use These 3 Strategies to Succeed Instead

The rush of gurus to personal development has caused many people to lose trust in the market as a whole.<p>The personal development market was valued at nearly $10 billion last year according to Marketdata Enterprises, an independent Tampa-based research firm that tracks everything from adoption …

Self-improvement

A little-known Mexican gem: 11 reasons to visit gorgeous Guanajuato

If you think Mexico is all about beaches and wrestling then you need to check out Guanajuato.<p>The colonial capital of the state with the same name was …

Mexico

Mama Gorilla Gently Kisses Her Precious Newborn Baby & Your Heart Will Melt — Watch

This is one of the most heartwarming animal videos you will ever see. A mama gorilla gave birth at the National Zoo and cradled her newborn in her …

Motherhood

Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich Recipe

"This is one of the more famous sandwiches straight out of the island of Cuba. This recipe came from my uncle who used to work at a restaurant in …

Cuba

OPINION: Teaching social and emotional skills is easy when students already have them — what about those who don’t?

A kindergarten class eagerly awaits the chance to correct a sentence in the morning lesson. Photo: Jackie Mader, The Hechinger ReportConversations …

Pedagogy

Venezuela: Beyond 68 deaths — inflation, plummeting living conditions and an authoritarian regime

Authoritarianism

How our gut bacteria changes the way we feel

Ever wondered what made you feel moody? Why do some people struggle with their mental health? The answer lies in our gut, with the bacteria found there.<p>When we are born bacteria populate our gut. From here the gut microbiota influence how aspects of our brain develop.<p>How our brain develops has long …

Mental Health

DC's Justice League Teams Up With Puerto Rican Superhero

DC Comics has teamed up with graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez for a comics anthology, with all proceeds generated by sales to be donated to …

Comic Books

How to Teach Time Management Skills to Teens

While your teen may get by OK by waiting until the last possible second to complete her high school science lab or her math project, procrastination …

Time Management

3 research-backed ways to work smarter, not harder

"Work smarter, not harder." Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a clear answer ...<p>UC Berkeley professor Morten Hansen looked at 200 academic papers, interviewed 120 experts, ran a pilot study on 300 subjects, and …

Work-life Balance

Why Working Out Isn't Helping You Lose Weight

Your body fights back when you try to burn fat.<p><i>This article first appeared in a different format on The Personal Trainer Development Center. Read the original article here.</i><p>A reader sent me a copy of his exercise routine, which involved lots of burpees, kettlebell swings, box jumps, thrusters, and …

Fitness

Pence to lay out administration views on Latin America

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence is set to outline the administration’s views on Latin America and the Caribbean next week in a speech that …

9 things you must do in Peru

OK, visiting Machu Picchu is a given. But there's a lot more to Peru than this magnificent Inca citadel. Here are some activities to get you …

Trump to make first visit to Latin America as president for summit

The White House announced on Saturday that President Donald Trump will travel to Peru next month to meet with the nation's president and participate in a summit with the region's leaders.<p>The trip to the Summit of the Americas in Lima will be Trump's first visit to Latin America as president. There, …

Donald Trump

Why it's time to say goodbye to group work

We have gathered here today to say our farewells to group work. Descended from the kinaesthetic-learning-style dynasty and a loyal friend to the …

9 Habits of Highly Effective Parents

Every parent makes mistakes. They say the wrong thing, they make the wrong choice, they show up at the wrong time. Your child will scream at you, she …

Trump to attend Summit of the Americas meeting in Peru

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the upcoming Summit of the Americas, officials said Friday, putting him face-to-face with Western Hemisphere …

Puerto Ricans still stranded in hotels six months after storm

From the lobby of a hotel on the outskirts of Boston, Jesenia Flores fills out an online job application, hoping to find work that will get her small family back to normal for the first time since Hurricane Maria flooded their home in Puerto Rico.<p>The hotel along the interstate has been a refuge for …

War

9 Ways to Cure Your Own Depression

Whether it tumbles down on you on gloomy days or is triggered by a disappointment or loss, depression is an unwelcome guest in every home. But before …

Depression

20-Minute Strength Training Workout for Runners

As a runner, I really know how easy it is to get caught up running and forget about other workouts my body needs. And I know I'm not alone: Many …

Workouts

The Benefits of Mantras

<i>It’s easy to rewire our brains to change the way we view ourselves. Through repetition, we can tell ourselves anything. Soon enough, we will believe</i> …

6 things you need to know before you go to Ecuador

<b>Ecuador might not be the first country you’d think of visiting in South America, but honestly that would be a mistake.</b><p>It’s got tonnes going for it: …

There may be five types of diabetes

Diabetes is currently said to exist in essentially two variations: Type 1 and Type 2. But a group of medical scientists believe that division is overly simplistic.<p>Writing in a study published by <i>The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology</i> this month, a team of international researchers propose that there …

Never Talk Bad About Your Body or Your Life.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) <i>The body hears everything the mind says.</i>—<b>Naomi Judd</b>Ever been around a person who habitually downs his or her perceived lack of …

Monotasking is one of the best ways to get things done — here's how to do it

You may think you can do everything right now, but you can't — and you shouldn't.<p>Many studies have shed light on the downside of multitasking—trying to juggle multiple tasks at one time. One often cited study from Stanford University found that people who multitask are more easily distracted, less …

Time Management

Venezuelans are fleeing their crisis-torn country en masse

Thousands of Venezuelans are pouring out of their crippled nation in one of the biggest migration crises in Latin American history, causing growing alarm in the region and prompting neighboring countries to rush thousands of soldiers to the border.<p>The massive scale of the exodus is being compared …

Why most people won’t ever achieve greatness

Anyone can achieve greatness. Anyone.<p>Greatness is relative, yes. The results might look different; for some, simply quitting an addiction means …

Motivation