Melinda L Hogan

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A day in the life of Marie Kondo; the tidiest person on Earth

What does the average day look like for Marie Kondo, the best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up? She reveals how her daily life …

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Salaries & Wages

Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Disappointments are a part of life. Here are five tips for staying positive when things don't go your way.<p>My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga …

Happiness

How Decluttering Properly Can Literally Change Your Life

<i>Image Credit - Chrissy Halton</i><p><b>Change your life, by decluttering - really?</b><p>Well, yes - it's true - allow me to explain...<p>If you were asked to list 10 …

Fitted tees, shorty shorts: Sending the wrong message to girls?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sharon Choksi, a mom of two and an entrepreneur, grew so frustrated with the clothing options offered for girls that she co-founded a business, Girls Will Be, which provides empowering shirts and shorts so girls can live their active lives and still feel good about what they wear.<p>The …

Gender

This is what happens when you get struck by lightning

Sometimes they’ll keep the clothing, the strips of shirt or trousers that weren’t cut away and discarded by the doctors and nurses. They’ll tell and retell their story at family gatherings and online, sharing pictures and news reports of survivals like their own or far bigger tragedies. The video …

Manchester Arena Suicide Bombing: Random Acts of Kindness Follow Attack

World<p>MANCHESTER, England — As a dramatic red-sky dawn washed over Manchester early Tuesday, many residents were oblivious to the tragedy that struck this proud northern English city just hours before.<p>Those early-to-bed didn't learn until morning that a suicide bomber had targeted an Ariana Grande …

10 Signs It’s Finally Time to Let Go of All the Unnecessary Stuff You Own

Thanks largely to <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>and Marie Kondo’s KonMari method, it seems like minimalism was everywhere we turned last year. Even Emily Gilmore got in on the trend in Netflix’s <i>Gilmore Girls</i> reboot. Watching the queen of Hartford herself ask, “Does this bring me joy?” of …

Minimalism

Why it’s so hard to know whether organic food is really organic

By M. Jason Kuo<p>Last week, The Washington Post reported that 36 million pounds of imported nonorganic soybeans suddenly obtained “organic” labels for domestic sale after entering California. This could happen because soybeans, like other foods, are imported via complex global supply chains, …

The Men Who Take 'Women's' Jobs

As employment options shrink in parts of the Midwest, many men who once worked in manufacturing are finding new careers in health care.<p>LUCASVILLE, Ohio—Before the scalpels, the forceps, and the surgical needles, Tom Jones knew steel. He was a quality technician in the fabrication shop at a handful …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

The Perils of Indifference

In 1999, a Holocaust survivor gave us a powerful reminder.<p>Elie Wiesel had been invited to the White House by Bill and Hillary Clinton as a part of …

This is how much you’ll pay in hidden costs to sell your home

Selling a home doesn’t come cheap these days.<p>Home owners across the U.S. will have to spend more than $15,000 in extra or “hidden” costs to sell a …

6 Reasons to Walk Away From a Home Sale

Should you walk away from a home sale when problems arise? In these situations, probably.<p>So you've found the home of your dreams, and you're …

10 Best Books About Decluttering, Organising, And Minimalism

Minimalism isn’t just for your wardrobe. Most of us dream about the things we want – the fancy homes, the fast cars, the flashy watches, the luxury …

Is British Fast Fashion Too Fast?

ASOS stocks 85,000 styles on its site. Boohoo turns around collections in two weeks flat. And competitors are freaking out.<p>Manchester’s city center juxtaposes Britain old and new. Wide, freshly paved roads rest on the same grid as narrow, windy streets that crisscross through town. Grand neo-gothic …

Does Your Birth Order Affect Your Personality?

<i>You’re such an only</i> <i>child,</i> might be a simple observation, or a blatant insult. <i></i>Swap in <i>middle child</i> or <i>baby of the family</i> or <i>firstborn</i> and everyone’s …

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

The son of a minister, Ohene Asare grew up poor. His family immigrated from Ghana when he was 8 and settled down in West Bridgewater, Mass., a town 30 miles south of Boston, where he was one of the few black students at the local public school. “It was us and this Jewish family,” Asare remembered. …

Housing

Ivanka Trump Is Hard at Work in Washington — But for Whom?

It’s the night of the Tyson-Spinks fight: June 27, 1988. Twenty-two-thousand people crammed into the Atlantic City Convention Hall. Jack Nicholson, …

Cyber-attack: Is my computer at risk?

<b>Experts are warning that there could be further ransomware cases this week after the global cyber-attack. So, what has happened and how can organisations and individuals protect themselves from such attacks?</b><p>What is the scale of the attack?<p>Ransomware - a malicious program that locks a computer's …

Does Too Much Protein Cause Cancer?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Keck Medicine of USC.</i><p>The next time you’re tempted to hit the drive-thru, consider ordering a …

5 Daily Habits of People Who Age Well (Warning: Diet and Exercise Are Not Enough)

By following these five accessible habits, it is possible to slow, and even reverse, the aging process.<p>"All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another …

When the Immune System Thwarts Lifesaving Drugs

The miracle treatment that should have saved Becka Boscarino’s baby boy almost killed him.<p>Doctors diagnosed her newborn son, Magglio, with Pompe disease, a rare and deadly genetic disorder that leads to a buildup of glycogen in the body. Left untreated, the baby would probably die before his first …

My mom wrote me over 100 'lunchbox letters' when I was a kid — and 15 years later, I've realized her advice still works

One day in 2003, when I was in 6th grade, my mom put a letter in my lunchbox with some advice on it. "Don't be quick to judge the girls at school — it's up to you to look for something good in each one."<p>My mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing for Chief Super Market …

Parenting

8 Things Successful People Do When They Don't Like Someone

Tip #6. Pick your battles.<p>Unless you’re a genetic anomaly, it’s likely you will meet people you don’t like throughout your lifetime. Whether it’s …

Self-help

When Mother’s Day Is ‘Empowering’

The century-old holiday is the latest thing to take on the rhetoric of commercialized feminism.<p>Mother’s Day was created when, in 1908, Anna Jarvis invented the holiday as a gesture to honor her own mother. Her idea caught on quickly: By 1914, in large part because of a campaign Jarvis waged to have …

Feminism

The ‘overscheduled’ child: Is being busy really so bad?

By Andrea Orr<p>Tennis, soccer and track. Piano and band. Throw in the additional commitment of weekly Sunday school, and it sounds like a lot, especially to anyone who was raised to just go outside and play. But here’s what I’ve found: Even with aftercare until at least 6 p.m. every weekday, the …

Middle School

What Happens When The World's Most Famous Teen Activist Grows Up?

<i>#GettingTo5050, a global movement rooted in actionable tools and resources, aims to catalyze the conversations that will inspire a more</i> …

High School

Americans’ Bizarre Relationship With the Color of Their Food

In the past century and a half, marketers have helped shape ideas about what’s “natural” and what isn’t.<p>There are many parts of the world where, for much of human history, food was likely a dull visual affair. Take Tuscany, the culinarily renowned region of Italy that the writer Bill Buford muses …

The psychological effects of growing up with an extremely common name

There’s a line in a poem by Czeslaw Milosz that’s always stuck with me: “Love means to learn to look at yourself/ The way one looks at distant things/ For you are only one thing among many.” The key to happiness, the poem suggests, is to understand that you’re not that special—so that you can …