Lauren Shumaker Meir

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12 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Junot Díaz, R. L. Stine, John Green, Colum McCann, Rainbow Rowell, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.<p><i>In honor of Thanksgiving, we asked writers we love to tell us about the book they're most thankful for. Here's what they had to say:</i><p>To learn …

This Image Can Trick Your Brain And Make You See It In Color

Perception is a fickle thing. As good as our senses are at keeping us alive, they can often mislead and deceive us. Here’s a great example of that …

This Is Why You're Not Sleeping

Great, hyperaroused brain. Great.<p>Your brain sucks. Sure, it is the "center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity," but it also does things like make you stress out about that stupid thing you said at the lunch table in 3rd grade when you're trying to fall asleep at night. So go ahead …

Sleep

Why it’s good to have a strong-willed child, and why you should let up on them

“I will <i>not</i> cut my hair. Never. The answer is never, Mom, and the answer will always be never, so you should just stop asking me.” He said it without attitude, in a matter-of-fact way, as though he were simply reporting on the weather or time of day. At 6 years old, my second-born son, Oliver, has …

Parenting

20 creative ways of using Evernote

So much to do, so little time.<p>I imagine many marketers might feel this way, what with all the wonderful hats we all get to wear. One of my favorite fixes for helping stay organized isEvernote.<p>There are so many ways to use the app and since we talk a lot about productivity here on the Buffer blog, I …

Productivity

Try three easy one-pot pastas that'll leave your kitchen mess-free

Most pasta meals sound easy, but it's always a bit of a nuisance to boil a separate pot of water in order to cook your pasta. But why use a second pot when you can cook it right in the same pan as the rest of your ingredients? These three one-pot recipes make pasta dinners (and the cleanup) …

Just an Ordinary Miscarriage

“It’ll be a breeze,” my husband predicted when I showed him the positive results of the home pregnancy test.<p>My obstetrician said, “We have to be cautious until the end of the first trimester — until it’s ‘glued in.’ ”<p>There was a chapter in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” ominously titled …

Pregnancy

9 Photos That Show Parenting Is Actually Really Easy

You're probably just doing it wrong.<p>A hilarious new photo book is poking fun at the absurdly unrealistic stock photos of parents that seem pervasive in marketing today. From moms and dads relaxing in pristine white clothing on their similarly pristine white couch to expectant mothers serenely …

“Star Wars” lets Princess Leia age realistically: Is this an alternate Hollywood universe?

Carrie Fisher’s older and wiser character tells us maybe we’re ready to let actresses age<p>The most breathtaking moment in the new trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer doesn't involve explosions or lightsabers or ominous references to the Dark Side. It's an eyeblink-long shot of …

The Cheese Dip Recipes That Make Life Worth Living

So much glorious cheese.<p>The hierarchy of dips is a simple one. Cheese is number one -- queso included -- next in line is spinach artichoke and everything else is pretty much forgettable. Today, we're going to concentrate on the No. 1 kind of dip, cheese, because we all deserve the best.<p>Cheese dips …

White Women Still Don’t Know How to Address Intersectional Feminism

<b>By Jaimee A. Swift</b><br>Uh-oh. One of your white faves done effed up as white feminism strikes again.<b><br>Meryl Streep and three other white actresses</b> have …

Feminism

“Stick person,” “Skinny bitch,” “Giraffe”: Stop bullying me for being thin

I support women of all sizes, but the notion that “real women have curves” has made my life hell<p>“You look like a stick person,” a girl said to me tonight “What do you eat?” I stared at her, hoping she might take back the question or apologize. She stared back at me, and said only, “Seriously …

Feminism

13 Weeknight Pastas that Make Something Out of Nothing

There's comfort to be had in a dish that you have to labor over—a single, creative, productive project to focus on, something with a lot of ingredients. But there's a different sort of comfort in dishes that come together without you quite realizing it, dishes that are more than the sum of their …

Cooking

5 Women Entrepreneurs You Probably Don't Know About--but Should

Female entrepreneurs often get short shrift. Here are a few, in tech and healthcare, who've had tremendous impact.<p>When I interviewed Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes recently, she said she was the only female startup founder to singlehandedly found a technology or health care company and then take it to …

Sergey Brin

Meet Elvie, A New Breed Of Connected Tech For Women

The life of a technology journalist inexorably involves a lot of gadgetry. And while I can appreciate the sleek beauty of new Apple hardware as much as the next person, I don’t routinely get excited by the prospect of unboxing any other new gizmo just because. But when the courier handed over the …

What it looks like when men are photoshopped out of politics

We all know that politics around the world is male dominated and now a new video sends the message home in a powerful way<p>Women are noticeably absent from many prominent parts of public life - from comedy panel shows to the benches of politics. Or if they are there, they are in the minority. Now …

Scrivener: the pros' choice of writing app – now with 56% off

Many best-selling authors have abandoned Word in favor of Scrivener, an app that provides a clean writing interface and useful reference tools. Right now, you can pick up a copy (Mac/PC) at 56 percent off the MRSP.<p>Unlike a regular word processor, Scrivener is set up for long-form writing. It has a …

Four Strategies To Carve Out Two Really Productive Hours Every Day

You don’t actually need to be productive all day long. In fact, you probably shouldn’t try to be.<p>I’ve never met a person who didn’t lament the fact that they can’t seem to get enough done. We’re all overwhelmed with our work and life demands. As a result, most of us focus on trying to be more …

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

20 Interesting Facts About Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler- a name which brings all the nitty-gritty’s about the World War II and sums up the Holocaust. In the modern history, nobody stands on …

Adolf Hitler

15 Melt-In-Your-Mouth Facts About M&M's

Red or green? Milk chocolate or peanut? Mega or mini? You may know your favorite color and variety of M&M's, but there’s still a lot you probably …

Oregon shooting: Jeb Bush says 'stuff happens' as left calls for gun control

Presidential candidates’ reactions to latest mass shooting adhered to party lines, as Democrats pushed for stricter laws and GOP was quick to blame mental illness<p>Presidential candidates are weighing their very public consciences in the aftermath of the Oregon college shooting, as Democrats and …

These Women Defy The Stereotype That Yogis Only Come in One Shape and Size

Yoga is touted as being for everyone, but in my humble opinion as a teacher, we still have some major work to do on our image. Funny enough, the active yoga that we know today was originally created for young Indian men (no women allowed) as a form of calisthenics and way to burn off …

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!<p>BEFORE YOU GO<p>PHOTO …

To This Secular Muslim, Ben Carson Had a Point

Take it from someone who’s been fighting it her whole adult life: The sad truth is that too many Muslims want to mix mosque and state.<p>Ben Carson’s …

Religion