Leah Smith

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The 8 Worst Things Good Employees Do

Most of us like to think of ourselves as good employees. We show up for work on time, do our jobs to the best of our abilities, are team players, and …

Frugal Living

The Working Dog’s Pastoral

It’s almost impossible for me to introduce this story without acknowledging just how much I love dogs. When I saw photographer Andrew Fladeboe’s stunning portraits of farm and sheep dogs in Norway and New Zealand, I was hooked. Since technology and industry have changed the way we work, animals are …

Pets

This couple quit their jobs, built a tiny house, and earn their living by blogging about their cross-country adventure

Two years ago, Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard realized they didn't want to spend another day chasing careers they didn't love.<p>The adventure junkies' love for writing, photography, and the great outdoors led them to quit their jobs and pursue travel journalism — opting for life as cross-country …

RVs

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

6 Warm, Fresh-Baked Breads That Steal The Spotlight

These warm, fresh-baked breads and biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal -- don't be surprised if they upstage everything else on the table!<p><b>1. Rosemary Focaccia</b><p>Expecting company? Focaccia is a flavorful and easy-to-make Italian flat bread that feeds a crowd. This classic version is topped …

9 Rice Krispies Treat Recipes for Any Occasion

Having trouble deciding on the right dessert? Rice Krispies Treats are a culinary giant. Everyone is glad to see them at a party or potluck table, …

Recipes

Simple one-pot, one-pan weeknight dinner recipes: Chicken and beans

If you've had a long day and you're in the mood to make something quick and simple for dinner tonight, forget the take out menus. Instead, turn on your oven and reach for one pot or skillet.<p>Here, Chef Marco Canora is sharing his delicious one pot recipes, including flavorful seared chicken breasts …

Can pot treat depression? - Futurity

Studies with animals suggest marijuana can ease depression related to chronic stress. Researchers wonder if it could help PTSD sufferers.

All Of These Beautiful Islands Will Be Destroyed By Rising Sea Levels

The Solomon Islands are screwed. Flickr/les_butcher<p>Climate change will have many devastating effects related to changes in weather patterns, but the greatest damage will be caused by rising sea levels — and nowhere is poised to suffer from this more than inhabited islands that will soon be …

Climate Change

Tex-Mex Crockpot Quinoa

Crockpot quinoa with a Mexican twist. This delicious meal comes together in a snap and cooks low and slow all day.<p>You know that saying “a dog is a man’s best friend?”<p>Well, I think that’s false.<p>After much ponder-age, I have decided that a slow cooker really is a man’s best friend.<p>Let’s look at the …

What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

It's a tradition as old as New Year's: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. In fact, we will resist sweets generally, including the bowl of M&M's that our co-worker has helpfully positioned on the aisle corner of his desk. There will be exercise, …

Psychology

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.<p>It's an experiment in self-control for preschoolers dreamed up by psychologist Dr. Walter Mischel. While the rules of his experiment are easy, the results are far more complex …

The Surprising Science Of Self-Affirmations

<i>Those self pep talks really do work. (Getty Images)</i><p>The term “self-affirmation” may call to mind a meditative yoga class or the classic Al Franken …

In Praise of Spacing Out

<i>Photo by Robert Recker/Corbis</i><p><i>By Melissa Dahl / Follow @melissadahl​</i><p>The only time I’ve ever missed a flight, I was physically <i>at</i> the airport. But my …