Melissa Summers

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Helping a first-grader cope with life’s disappointments

<i>Q: I just put my first-grader on the bus. Right before that, I had received a text that said he wouldn’t be able to go to a friend’s house as planned because his friend had become sick. He asked me to see whether he could go to another friend’s house and declared, “I am going to someone’s house.”</i> …

Parenting

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we embark on life’s journey, we tend to taken away from this sense of self thanks …

7 Mental Health Resolutions, Straight From a Psychologist

As someone who deals with anxiety on a daily basis, I am doing my best to focus on improving my mental health. I plan to start working with a therapist to develop better management tools for anxiety and stress, which can sometimes be so bad it can be paralyzing. Because I don't want anything to …

Mental Health

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Could yoga nidra be the key to wiping out stress and anxiety…for good?

Raise your hand if your favorite part of yoga class is savasana? If that’s the case—and, let’s be honest, it’s true for all of us at some …

The real 'shy Trump' vote - how 53% of white women pushed him to victory

For months, the image of the Donald Trump’s supporter has been the face of an angry white man. But it was white women who pushed Trump to victory.<p>A night of shattered dreams: inside election day with Hillary Clinton<p>Read more<p>Rejecting the candidate who had aimed to be America’s first female …

Feminism

7 Ways You Stress Yourself Out

Experts gave us insight into practices you may think are harmless—but are in fact disrupting your peace of mind.<p>Robin Hilmantel, <i>Life by Daily Burn</i><p>I …

Self-improvement

Fall in love with a job you don't even like, in three steps

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than half of Americans find their job unsatisfactory, according to an annual survey released last month by the Conference Board research group. The nation has been hovering around the halfway mark of job dissatisfaction since at least 2000.<p>Think of the people you work with every day. …

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it would finally provide some answers to the many questions that have been building up in my mind. Such as: it is possible to clean poo off the carpet …

Parenting

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Asheville might just be the top outdoors town in America. Here’s why.

WHY ASHEVILLE? Let’s start with the obvious: access. I’ve lived in some of the most notable “outdoors towns” in the US, including Boulder and …

Sexuality today: how we embarked on a new age of freedom and tolerance

Kristen Stewart, the actor, is photographed at Cannes holding hands with her ex-girlfriend Alicia Cargile. Supermodel Cara Delevingne kisses her girlfriend, the singer St Vincent, on the front row at London fashion week. Seventeen-year-old <i>Hunger Games</i> actor Amandla Stenberg uses the <i>Teen Vogue</i> …

Getting off offline: when porn gets in the way of a real-world relationship

Gregor Schmidinger was eight when he viewed his first porn magazine, found in a rubbish bin in his hometown in Austria. Aged 11, he had access to the internet at home, which he used to explore his burgeoning attraction to men. As the years progressed, he spent more time masturbating to increasingly …

Online Life

7 Ways to Stay on Your Game All. Day. Long.

Afternoon slump, wha?<p>Unlike fortuitous good hair days, making sure you eat healthy, get enough sleep, and exercise is all about preparation. The good news: Powering through everything from your workday to your workout—and feeling energized from the minute the alarm goes off to the moment your head …

Nutrition

Want to save your marriage? Don't have kids

Lots of women look forward to motherhood – getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter. All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it’s good that so many mothers treasure that bond …

Parenting

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

A lot of women don’t enjoy hookup culture—so why do we force ourselves to participate?

At Middlebury College, I lived a double life.<p>On the surface, I was successful. I was surrounded by diverse, intellectual friends. I led a popular student website and was active in the arts and athletics. I loved learning and made Phi Beta Kappa my junior year. I’m also a white, straight, …

10 signs you're burning out and how to stop it

The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home.<p>New research from the American Psychological Association and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported the following:<p>A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) …

University of Chicago

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

The 20 Best Small Towns In America To Visit In 2016, According To The Smithsonian

This year's list by The Smithsonian is bound to give you intense wanderlust — unless you're lucky enough to live in these charming destinations year round.<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense …

Want to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth? Cultivate These 5 Habits | Inc.com

If you weren't born into wealth, and yet you want to know how to get rich, there's only one answer: Learn to become an entrepreneur.<p>Step number 1 on that journey is to make the commitment to become a producer, not a consumer, because a producer spends his or her time doing things that accumulate …

Self-improvement

7 Ways to Turn Your Life Around

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you could get just one thing through your head, life would be so much better it would turn your whole world upside down. No kidding.<p>Before I tell you what that one thing is, I need to set the mood. Have you ever had an epiphany where …

How to trick your iPhone into freeing up storage space

A trick to get more storage space on your iPhone has been circulating around the Internet today — but you have to have less than a gig of available …

Apps

The 7 Stretches Everyone Should Be Able to Do

Most workouts involve a mix of strength and cardio. Maybe you do a dynamic warm-up, then a total-body workout or a quick HIIT routine, and <i>possibly</i> a …

‘It was like being buried alive’: battle to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome

‘It was like being buried alive,” Samantha Miller says matter-of-factly, fixing me with blue eyes as she munches on falafel. “I was exhausted, with terrible joint pains. It was like having flu all the time with no certainty of recovery. I couldn’t do anything. I was trapped.”<p>Today, she looks …

North London

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

20 New Year’s resolutions for better mental health in 2016

New Year’s resolutions tend to be themed around ‘I’m going to lose so much weight you can’t see me when I turn to one side’, or ‘I’m going to write …

Mental Health

Wells Fargo Conversations

Caring for aging parents as well as children can leave you feeling squeezed. These six strategies can alleviate some of the pressure.<p>Once children …

Banished for menstruating: the Indian women isolated while they bleed

Poornima Javardhan, 25, felt dread and trepidation as she got ready to spend five days in a <i>gaokor</i> – a hut outside her village where girls and women are banished during menstruation.<p>“During the rainy season, it is all the more difficult to stay in a <i>gaokor</i> because water comes inside and sometimes the …

Gender