Melissa Bunker

146 Added | 14 Magazines | 13 Likes | 3 Followers | @MelissaBunker | Keep up with Melissa Bunker on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Melissa Bunker”

Is It True That No Two Snowflakes Are Alike? Sort Of.

Everyone knows the old adage that no two snowflakes are alike. But the truth is more complicated than that. While it would be virtually impossible to …

Chemistry

Orphaned by America's opioid epidemic | The Washington Post

Published on December 17, 2016<p><b>SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA.</b><p>The midmorning sun came in through the curtains and Zaine Pulliam awoke to the debris of a weekend party. There were blankets strewn across the floor and half-finished plates of food on the couch. Zaine, 17, picked his way around a sleeping …

Empathy

Why Trying To Be A People Pleaser Makes You A Bad Boss

Sure, you want everyone to get along. But trying to make everyone happy can ruin your reputation.<p>Over a decade ago, business performance consultant Ryan Estis transitioned from being a salesperson out in the field to being a manager. He moved from an environment where it was his job to make …

Leadership

If You Want to Have a Divorce-Proof Marriage, Do THESE 7 Things

All marriages begin with great happiness, joy, and hope. When we say <i>"I do,"</i> we expect that our relationship will last forever. No one goes into a marriage thinking, <i>"We'll be in love for a while, then break up and start all over again with someone else."</i><p>But that’s the reality for most of us. …

Middle Age

We saved £65k building our home – and this is how you can save even more

Building your own home is about to get cheaper as a new law makes it easier to buy one-off plots on which to construct a dream home from scratch.<p>New legislation introduced last month will force councils to earmark areas for people to build their own homes.<p>Previously, such plots were expensive, as …

Simple and Effective Strength: The Perfect Beginner Workout

Meet Jimmy: Jimmy is a 32-year-old insurance salesman. <b>He’s been happily married for the past six years and has two beautiful children.</b> He loves …

Poinsettias: Rethinking a Christmas Cliché

The poinsettia revolution was a long time coming. But worth waiting for.<p>It’s been nearly 200 years since Joel Roberts Poinsett, <b></b>the first U.S. …

What children need even more than presents this holiday season

I had barely closed the door behind the last trick-or-treater when the first signs of the holiday season began to appear. My inbox is cluttered with emails shouting helpful suggestions for purchasing, decorating and hosting. Our mailbox is stuffed with catalogues. Holiday music accompanies my mall …

Parenting

What You Really Need to Do to Make Your Employees Happy (No, It's Not More Money) | Inc.com

Want to inspire your employees to perform at levels you've never imagined?<p>In <i>Give and Take</i>, Adam Grant says that when people find purpose in their work it will not only improve that person's happiness, it will boost productivity.<p>Give the people what they want -- purpose.<p>One way to give them that …

Employee Engagement

How 'Psychobiotics' Use Gut Bacteria To Treat Mental Illness

Researchers have long known that the bacteria living in your gut can “talk” to your brain. Gut microbes, which collectively make up what’s called the gut microbiome, can have a significant impact on mood and cognition ― leading experts to deem the microbiome a new frontier in neuroscience.<p>Now, the …

Depression

I just spent a day in a mindfulness program developed at Google and left with 5 key lessons

It was a fitting start to a day of mindfulness training.<p>Search Insider Yourself (SIY) is a two-day program that teaches participants skills around mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. It was originally developed at Google, by the company's 107th employee, Chade-Meng Tan (a.k.a. the …

Mindfulness

10 Success lessons from Robert Kiyosaki – “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” for entrepreneurs

Share57<p>Tweet<p>Share181<p>+11<p>Shares 239<p>Robert Kiyosaki, is the author of number one personal finance book of all time ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ American …

10 Super Weird Emotions You've Felt But Could Never Describe

How often have you been in the situation where you feel something but it doesn’t fall under the typical emotional categories like ‘happy,’ ‘sad,’ …

5 Practical Steps for Parents: From Whining and Crying to Thinking and Reasoning

Many times in my life, I have seen children and teenagers whine, stick out their lip, and cry to get what they want. I always think that they are …

9 Easy Morning Rituals To Make Your Relationship Happier

You know that saying about waking up on the wrong side of the bed? Some days, you just get off to a grumpy start and can't shake it off for the rest …

Happiness

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

Happiness

Science Says This Is The Surprising Reason Why You Can't Shed Your Belly Fat

When I eat healthy and go to the gym for one day I am already looking for my abs to show up even though I know it is going to take more than one …

7 Reasons Why You Should Eat An Entire Avocado Every Day

There’s no denying that avocados are the favorite fruits, not only with the Americans but with people from everywhere. Intriguingly, it tastes so …

5 Ways to Bring Attraction to an Intimate Relationship

If you and someone you love are in an intimate relationship, by way of marriage or other long-term commitment to one another, it takes a certain …

This website is currently unavailable.

<b>Please check back soon.</b><p>If you are the owner of this website, please log in for additional<br>information or contact us as soon as possible.

The 4 Stages of Love (Explained By Neuroscience)

Julia floated up to me with a big smile, "Guess what?" she said.<p>"What?"<p>"I think I'm in love," she replied.<p>"That's great, but I didn't even know you …

Set up your new Apple Watch to max out your fitness gains

If you’ve just bought a shiny new Apple Watch Series 2, hoping it will help you get in shape, then here’s some advice: Invest a little time setting it up so your wearable is tailored to your personal fitness level and goals.<p>These quick and easy setup tips will help you get the most out of your …

Could a yoga alarm clock transform your mornings?

If I had to characterize the tone my usual alarm clock sets for the day ahead after it shocks me into consciousness, I’d call it “manic.” It doesn’t …

What TV gets wrong about mental illness

If you live with mental illness, a show like <i>You're the Worst</i> is downright revelatory. During its first season, the FXX comedy introduced Edgar, a …

TV

Do We Have Left or Right Brain Personalities?

Is it true that some people are more 'right brained' or 'left brained?' Certainly some people are more creative and free-thinking, while others are …

The Brain

How One Simple Phrase Can Defuse A Relationship Crisis

My husband came home from work the other day, completely stressed out. After a five-minute rant about how nuts his day was, he paused and I said the simple phrase, “How can I help?” Almost instantly, he visibly relaxed, said he just wanted to talk, apologized for getting worked up, and grabbed a …

The Complete Zodiac Guide To Relationship Compatibility: What's Your Cosmic Love Match?

Can you find love with any zodiac sign? We say yes! It's all about understanding the unique energies between your signs, which is determined by the …

This Is How Compatible You and Your Partner Are, According to Astrology

Zodiac love compatibility is often discussed in very rigid, black-and-white terms: A Virgo will clash with a Gemini, a Gemini can only get along with …

If You Want Your Kids To Be Successful In The Future, Talk To Them In This Way

When we have children, some of us get as much information we can from books, advice from friends or the plethora of knowledge found on the internet. …