Mela Price Alexander

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What Your Upbringing Says About Who You Are in Bed

“Tell me how you were loved and I will tell you how you make love,” sexuality expert, therapist, and author of <i>The State of Affairs</i>, Esther Perel said …

The best way to help your kids succeed is steady feedback, not constant praise

When my daughter came home from her third-grade sports day with a plastic gold medal, I asked her what she had won it for.<p>“We <i>all</i> got a medal,” she beamed.<p>I looked at my husband, who had been at her school all day cheering her on.<p>“They got a medal just for showing up?” I asked.<p>He didn’t seem to …

Parenting

A Commitment To Safety: Garmin GPS Systems Will Now Reroute Cars To Avoid Wasps

Just when you thought smartphones had made them obsolete, Garmin comes out with an awesome new GPS update that is straight-up going to change the …

1 Easy Ritual That Can Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You drastically underestimate the power of touch. Actually, I’m wrong…<p>The research says we’re really big on touching — our phones, that is. People …

How to Raise Your Kids With High—and Healthy—Self-Esteem

My last post was on what you, as an adult, can do to optimize your self-esteem. This complementary post is about what you, as a parent, can do to …

Cliffhanger: a white-knuckle adventure in the Italian Dolomites

‘Not more dangerous, only more difficult,’ is Michael’s response when I ask whether the rain that continues to fall will make our climb more dangerous. Despite being fluent in several languages, my mountain guide is a man of few words.<p>We’re standing in a small car park in the Alta Badia valley, …

Don’t think too positive

Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does?<i>By Gabriele Oettingen</i>Read …

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Studies have yet to show much benefit from technology in schools, leading some to wonder whether the offline life is better for children<p>It’s late morning and the children in Maria Woolley’s class at the Iona school in Nottingham are busy kneading dough. The dough is made from flour they saw ground …

Education

The beauty of the UK’s uplands, from the Highlands to the Lakes, is that you don’t have to travel far to find adventure, spectacle or solitude, says Simon Ingram<p>Why climb a mountain? Don’t say “Because it’s there.” It’s said that when the great, doomed mountaineer George Mallory used the phrase in …

Lake District

The biggest mistake parents make when arguing with kids

How do you deal with out-of-control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

Editors' Choice Classic

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>24<p>24<p>SHARES<p>The one shoe every climber should own<p>Climbing shoes have a huge turnover rate within the gear market; …

3 Critical Lessons From Climbing Mount Everest That Are Re-Defining Leadership

After summiting the highest peak on each of the planet's seven continents, this woman is now using her experience to challenge conventional leadership.<p>Imagine yourself atop the highest mountain in the world.<p>Imagine you enter into an area known as the "death zone" because at 26,000 feet above sea …

No Better Knot

My Family is Homeless but still Living the Dream.

I once was the golden child. The regional Rookie-of-the-Year. The exemplar of everything that’s right with America.<p>Then, suddenly, I was less than …

8 tricks for reading people's body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

Tiny Houses

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Hudson Valley

A story of drugs, darkness and death in the Amazon

“Unais was a good man. We spoke for four or five hours a day about philosophy, health and world politics. I thought we would be lifelong friends. But that night, all I could sense from him was evil. His eyes had an empty rage. He was possessed.”<p>On Wednesday, December 16, Joshua Stevens, 29, a …

Yosemite in the Fifties The Iron Age: An Interview with the Photo Collector

Mark Powell, Warren Harding and Bill "Dolt" Feuerer in the Camp 4 parking lot after the first exploration of the Nose. "I had seen a black and white …

Video: Climbing the Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is home to some of the most iconic climbing routes in the world, but none are as well known as The Nose on El Capitan, a …

7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far

LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would …

DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns

2015 has seen a flurry of high-profile mass shootings in America.<p>In what's become a disturbing routine during his presidency, Barack Obama has pleaded with lawmakers to change America's gun laws.<p>"This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together," a visibly …

The Gift of Deep Pain. {Poem}

Today, let yourself feel it all…<p>The tears, sorrow and sadness.<br>The anger, grief and darkness,<br>The fear, disappointment and heart break,<br>The hurts, the …

The Search for Meaning

Parabola Podcast Episode 26: “Wealth”<p>This episode of Parabola’s free monthly podcast includes an excerpt from David Ulrich’s Zen Camera on the joys …

Dynamic Climbing Warm-Up

This is a video from Dr. Jared Vagy (of theclimbingdoctor.com) about a new climbing specific warm-up that takes less than 10 minutes! Starring in …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

The Kindness Diet

A new study found that women whose friends and romantic partners were accepting of their size lost more weight than those whose loved ones were critical.<p>The greatest aphrodisiac, according to pop culture, is to be told never to change. Everyone from Bobby Vinton to Billy Joel to Bruno Mars loves …

Weight Loss