Mary Smith-Hansen

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B&H Presents New Series on Female Photographers: 'Women of Influence'

Today, B&H began a new web series, "Women of Influence," featuring women who are accomplished photographers and filmmakers, featuring interviews that …

31 books you should add to your holiday reading list

Hello viewers and book lovers — you know who you are — and welcome to our holiday book picks. We asked members of our staff to recommend books that …

The Best Ways to Care for Your Brain This Holiday Season | Inc.com

By this time of year, we have been peppered with strategies to avoid weight gain and been told that egg nog is the worst thing we can do for our abdomen and arteries. We have been offered techniques to structure our day to maintain a workout schedule while we attend nightly cocktail parties, and …

Obesity alters brain structure and function

Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure hunt’.<p>The participants navigated a virtual environment on a computer screen, dropping off various objects along their way. They then answered a series of questions …

The Brain

What It Took

How a lifetime of compromises and concessions brought one woman to the brink of history.<p>In early 1979, on a community access television program called <i>In Focus</i>, the wife of the new governor of Arkansas was peppered with question after question about all the ways in which she was an untraditional …

Feminism

33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

What the FBI Files Reveal About Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

New documents tell the full, strange story of a technophobic VIP, a sloppy State Department, and the jerry-rigged computer that held it all together.<p>The scandal of Hillary Clinton’s “home brew” email server, as it is played out over more than a year and a half, has served as a Rorschach test for …

Marijuana labs spawn lethal explosions across the country

NEW YORK (AP) — An explosion that destroyed a New York City home and killed a firefighter has drawn attention to marijuana-making methods that are legal in many states — but can also be lethal.<p>A New York fire battalion chief died responding to the blast Tuesday in a Bronx home that authorities say …

Natural Remedies for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious and common condition marked by pauses in breathing (or shallow breaths) while you sleep. Occurring up to five (or more) …

Sleep

The Common Brain Tumor Symptom You Shouldn't Ignore

<i>Lauren and Jrue Holiday. Courtesy of Facebook.com/LaurenHoliday</i><p>Retired soccer star Lauren Holiday is pregnant and expecting her first baby in a month—and she’s having brain surgery just a few weeks later. Holiday, 28, has a benign (meaning, not cancerous) brain tumor that was discovered when she …

How the Ultra-Rich Smoke Weed

This gives a whole new meaning to high society.<p>Cheryl Shuman likes to make weed purées for dessert, topped off with Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps.<p>"Imagine a beautiful cannabis infused chocolate soufflé with a raspberry purée on top with the gold sparkles from the Schnapps," she told me. "It's …

iOS 10: All the new features, tips and guides

iOS 10 is here. Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot -- and we mean <b>a lot</b> -- of features are radically different. Messages is a lot more like Facebook Messenger, the lock screen packs a lot more info, and you can finally delete Apple's default apps.<p>There's a lot more to know, so bookmark this …

Apps

This Student’s Powerful Photo Series Inspired By Brock Turner’s Release Will Make You Think

When Brock Turner, a former student at Stanford University in California, was sentenced in June 2016 to only six months for sexually assaulting an …

Gene Wilder: A Notable Life in Pictures

West Village

People Who Achieve Their Dreams Share These 3 Beliefs | Inc.com

There are two types of people in the world: those who dream and those who do. What sets them apart?<p>What sets apart the student who perseveres from the one who decides education isn't really for her? What makes one person get up at 5 a.m. every day to squeeze in a run while another person just …

Motivation

Researchers find lab rats on marijuana just can't be bothered

THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, makes rats less willing to exert cognitive effort – lazy – but, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man<p>The main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana makes lab rats lazy, according to University of British Columbia researchers.<p>The new …

Cannabis

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

3 Insights That Will Immediately Increase Your Happiness Every Single Day

Stop setting yourself up for failure and start being happy now.<p>Most people make the same huge mistake when it comes to finding happiness. With the best intentions, individuals contribute to their own suffering and create a barrier between themselves and the happiness they seek.<p>The single biggest …

To Achieve Your Goals You Must Become Attractive On the Inside

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Half of this year is gone. Have you reached 50 percent of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful -- in any area of your life or career -- before 2016 comes to an end, the one thing you must to do is to become an attractive …

Portraits of Maine Coon Cats Who Look Like Majestic Mythical Creatures

Photographer Robert Sijka sheds new light on one of the internet’s most beloved creatures, cats. The Hong Kong-based creative focuses his attention on the Maine Coon cats, the largest breed of domesticated felines. Their distinctive appearance includes long fur that frames their face like a lion, …

From Trump’s controversial words, a pattern: Outrage, headlines and then denial

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Donald Trump was ticking through a list of reasons to support him over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday when he decided to linger on one.<p>“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said with a shrug at a rally here after accusing Clinton of wanting to strip …

Donald Trump

Apple's Wireless Earbuds Could Replace the iPhone 7's Headphone Jack

Apple could be working on Bluetooth-based wireless earbuds that could launch alongside this year’s iPhone, according to a new report.<p>Over the last …

Apple Watch 2 will reportedly get GPS and a larger battery

It’s been over a year since the Apple Watch first launched, and the company has kept mum about a long-overdue revamp. It was rumored that the next version of the wearable would be unveiled at WWDC 2016, but the event didn’t bring any updates.<p>However, a new report from KGI Securities analytst …

iPhone 7 could replace the home button with a touch surface

If you’ve been following Apple for a few years, you know that the company loves to remove buttons, ports and everything that sticks out. According to a new report from Mark Gurman, Apple plans to replace the good old physical home button with a pressure-sensitive button that provides haptic …

Angelic Dictionary - Names of Angels

forgotten knowledge<p><b>Angelic Dictionary - Names of Angels</b><p><b>A'albiel -</b> An angel in service to the archangel Michael.<p><b>Abariel -</b> An angel in ceremonial magic …

What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Jason Dessen, the protagonist of the new novel <i>Dark Matter</i>, is just a regular guy: He's 40, a devoted husband, a professor of physics at a small college, and a loving father to a teenage son.<p>But one day he's drugged and kidnapped and wakes up to find he's in a very different world. Not just a …

Why Did Google Erase Dennis Cooper’s Beloved Literary Blog?

In the early afternoon of June 27th, the writer Dennis Cooper was working on his computer, at his home in Paris, when his Gmail suddenly reloaded and logged him out of his account. When he tried to sign back in he found that he couldn’t. Instead of his inbox, a message appeared informing him that …

A Little Life: why everyone should read this modern-day classic

It’s early in the morning when my brother rings me, exhausted and strung out. He didn’t get much sleep the night before; he was up reading Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, speeding towards the book’s devastating conclusion.<p>A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara review – relentless suffering<p>Read …

Books

Conservatives Are Not Happy With Megyn Kelly's Convention Clothing

<i>Fox News’</i> Megyn Kelly has gotten praise for covering the presidential nomination race, but the latest attention is far more negative and sexist: …