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53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Florida by Land: Go Beach Camping

Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand.<p>Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand. Options range from primitive tent …

National Parks

This Winter’s Must-Reads

There is no better way to pass the coldest season of the year than by cozying up with a good book, and 2015 has started off with a bang. Here are our …

Can listening to storms help us understand them better?

<b>(AP)</b><p>Turning hurricanes into music<p>Mark Ballora • Jenni Evans<p>December 16, 2017 5:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>During the 2017 hurricane season, major storms in the North Atlantic devastated communities in and around Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and the wider Caribbean.<p>…

Weather

At its core, American Sniper is about white fear

Liberal writers have been lining up for the last month and a half to decry American Sniper along comfortable and predictable ideological lines. …

Jordan vows to defeat evil after horrific death of captured pilot

King Abdullah has vowed to step up his country’s fight against ISIL and wage a relentless war ‘to protect Jordan’s values and human principles.’<p>His meeting with military leaders to coordinate Jordan’s response comes after the horrific murder of a captured Jordanian pilot.<p>In the dead officer’s home …

Healthy Crock Pot Recipes and Slow Cooker Recipes

For folks on low-glycemic diet plans, vegetarians, or anyone who would like to eat healthier, there are a variety of different vegetarian and other …

14 Novels About Muslim Life That Shouldn't Be Missed

Whether secular or religious, these authors open up worlds for their audiences.

Books

17 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting

This week author Ian McEwan expressed his love of short novels, saying “very few [long] novels earn their length.” Certainly it seems like a novel …

Pickle Brined Orange Chicken

Ok, so we’re officially a week into the new year. I think that’s a perfect time for my favorite standalone novels of 2014, don’t you?<p>YAYAYAYA!!<p>Ok, so …

The connection between ADHD, speech delays, motor skill delays, sensory processing disorders and sleep issues

To ensure the overall well-being of child clients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), counselors frequently work in combination …

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

Ten Essential Psych Studies of 2014: Making Narcissists Empathise, Memory Boosting Spice And More... - PsyBlog

In 2014 we learned which habits make you feel happy, the emotion which lasts the longest and much more…<p>1. How to get a narcissist to feel …

“If Dad made more money, you wouldn’t work, right?”: How my daughter learned gender dynamics I didn’t mean to teach her

I thought I was raising my daughter to question norms — till she asked a question that surprised me<p>We were just about out the door when she asked me. My younger daughter and I were, as usual, running late and rushing to get to school on time. I'd already been up a long time, as usual, hunched over …

(Crockpot) Chicken & Sausage Stew

Sometimes you make a dinner and you immediately know it will be going into heavy rotation for years to come. That was definitely the case with this …

Delusions and hallucinations may be the keys that unlock psychosis

The symptoms of psychosis were once dismissed as the meaningless product of diseased brains. A new report recommends clinicians take them more seriously<p>“Although it is a waste of time to argue with a paranoid patient about his delusions, he may still be persuaded to keep them to himself, to repress …

Five top tips on how to live with SAD

“Don’t forget to fall back...” the timely phrase heard year after year to help us to remember that daylight-saving time ends and our clocks need to …

sad

Why Is Busy The New Normal?

Hectic, whirlwind, consumed, crazy, hard to keep up, overwhelmed, and just plain old busy: how often do you use these words and phrases to describe …

Time Management

Let Tupac Help Make Your Schizophrenia Go Away

In a line I never thought I’d write, the day in which hip-hop and psychiatry combine forces is here. Researchers from Cambridge University have …

To the Edge and Back (Living with Bipolar Disorder).

The piece was written in reaction to Robin Williams’ suicide.<p>I wrote the piece because I think a lot of people remain ignorant about depression and …

Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer, New Study Finds

Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors.<p>In a …

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Coconut milk, cocoa, and overripe bananas make tasty (and wholesome) frozen treats for hot summer days. Ready the Dixie cups and Popsicle sticks!<p><i>Get the recipe at Je Suis Alimentageuse.</i><p><b>Banana Bread and Almond-Butter Cocoa Sandwich Cookies</b><p>Bananas, almond butter, and cocoa? Seriously, your taste buds …

‘Why Elephants Never Forget’, A Ted-Ed Lesson About the Incredible Intellect and Empathy of Elephants

In “Why elephants Never Forget,” a Ted-Ed Lesson directed by Alex Gendler and animated by Avi Ofer, narrator Pen-Pen Chen talks about the incredible …

The Power of Empathy

Shares 0<p><i>Empathy and sympathy are vastly different. A clear empathic way to help those who are down with depression can make our communities …

Psychology

Money Isn't Everything: When It's Worth Taking On $50,000 Or More In Student Debt

Much of the discussion over the $1 trillion (and growing) outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. creates the impression that taking on debt to finance a college education dooms you to a life of regret and ramen noodles. After all, in one recent survey a third of millennials said they would have …

New Book Gives Voice to San Francisco's Homeless and Mentally Ill

As former chief of psychiatry at San Francisco General, Dr. Robert Okin treated countless homeless patients. He wanted to know more about how these …