Melanie Hingley

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John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Popular Fiction

1. DO — WRITE A PAGE EVERY DAYThat’s about 200 words, or 1,000 words a week. Do that for two years and you’ll have a novel that’s long enough.Nothing …

Out To Lunch: School Lunch Programs Are Stressful And Unhealthy

Remember when kids had a lunch hour? I do. Back in the 1980s, my children had enough time to walk home for lunch and go back to school to run around on the playground. Now their kids have 20 minutes for lunch, which includes the time it takes to march them into the lunchroom, get their food, and …

The Dos and Don'ts of Potlucks

Pick up a few Potluck 101 tips so that you can have fun, try lots of dishes, and not kill anyone with food poisoning.<p>Potlucks are literally the best. …

Potatoes

This Mother and Her Four Kids Built Their Own House After Watching Youtube Tutorials

A Look At Pixar’s Secret Storytelling Weapons

<b>WHAT:</b> A video essay on why Pixar films tend to be so relatable.<p><b>WHO:</b> YouTuber KaptainKristian.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> It’s not just that Pixar films put viewers through the emotional wringer, it’s the way they do it–not with cheap manipulation but with meticulously crafted storytelling and core truths. In a …

Animation

‘Biggest parenting problem of our time’

THE most troubling challenge parents face today has nothing to do with the kids’ diet, or their homework. It’s all laid bare in a new documentary.

Social Media and Secret Lives of American Teenage Girls

Illustration by Rebecca Mock for TIME<p>Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, …

Social Media

Are We Finally Witnessing The Death Of Christianity In America?

Several months ago, a Pew Research study sparked what almost seemed like shouts of glee from those eager to declare the impending death of Christianity in America.<p>According to the report, Millennials are leaving the Church in droves and, the theory went, if the next generation isn't there to fill …

Secrets, Spies and Sacrifice: 11 Captivating Novels About World War II

By Chris Delaney | Off the Shelf<p>There are many sides in a war -- and many stories to tell. From the French countryside to Leningrad, from Tokyo to the home front, these novels provide a kaleidoscopic view of World War II. As we remember the terrible events of December 7, 1941, these eleven novels …

How Pixar embraces a crisis

<b>John Lasseter is standing on the main stage</b> of the Anaheim Convention Center in California in front of thousands of cheering Disney fans. It's August …

Animation

Orthorexia Nervosa: ‘New’ eating disorder blamed on Instagram

“I went out to a birthday at a pub and we went for dinner. There was no health options, so I had a burger,” she told news.com.au<p>“I was telling my …

Mental Health