Michelle SURRETTE

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10 best office apps for Android

Office apps have been a valuable center of productivity for many years. We use them for a variety of purposes, including drafting documents, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and keep track of what’s going on. No productivity suite is complete without them and virtually everybody uses them, …

Apps

Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps vs. Waze

You wouldn’t really think there could be that much difference between turn-by-turn navigation apps, but even just a glance at Google Maps and Waze …

Maps

Meal Planning 101: How to Really Save Time and Money in the Kitchen

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Wandering the grocery store aimlessly can cost you. Consumers spend 40 percent more on impulse purchases …

10 Warning Signs You're Under Too Much Stress (And What to Do About It)

Sneaky, isn't it?<p>The way life can creep up on you. One minute everything is going well, and it's all under control.<p>The next you realize you've got a bit too much going on.<p>How did that happen?<p>You thought you had balance but now you find yourself constantly busy. Constantly trying to jam it all in. …

Happiness

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

5 Ways To Quickly Pull Yourself Out of a Funk If Your Life is in The Dumps

I was in a funk for a very long time around my “Quarter-life crisis” period and like most people, I turned to the Internet for advice before asking …

Self-improvement

A woman who wiped out almost $24,000 of debt in 15 months shares the 3 things that helped her do it

In 2009, Anna Newell Jones had $23,605 in credit card and student loan debt that she just couldn't figure out how to pay off.<p>"Money came in and was gone before I knew it. There was nothing left to pay off the giant pile of debt that was haunting me at all times. I was hopeless and out of options," …

Teen Anger Problems and Violent Thoughts | Ask the Therapist

Hi, I’m 14 years old and in the 8th grade. I came here because my anger has been really overwhelming me and causing problems. Like usually when I’m …

New dietary guidelines emphasize big picture

New dietary guidelines for 2015–2020 have arrived, just in time to assist people whose New Year’s resolutions involved better eating.<p>On January 7, …

Mindfulness 'as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression'

Mindfulness meditation stopped more people sliding back into depression than anti-depressants<p>Meditation is as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression, a major study has shown offering a drug-free alternative<p>Researchers at Oxford University say that Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy …

The Power of Habit: 3 Steps to Starting (or Stopping) Habits of Any Kind

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?Did you hop in the shower, check your email or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter?Did you …

The 12 Apps That Every Parent Of A Teen Should Know About

Some apps just enable bad choices.<p>Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. But keeping up with your teens' and preteens' online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door -- frustrating, futile and something bound to make you …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

The lesson you never got taught in school: how to learn!

A paper published in <i>Psychological Science in the Public Interest</i> <i></i>evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to …

Pedagogy

Botox, Cough Syrup, And An Anesthetic Are All Being Tested As Antidepressants

Pharma companies are looking at old drugs — including a common cough suppressant, an opiate addiction treatment, and even Botox — for new ways to treat depression.<p>Despite the dozens of prescription drugs on the market for treating depression, up to half of depressed people can’t find relief.<p>That’s …

Amazing Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar (+6 Recipes)

Are you struggling to lose weight or get sick less often? Maybe apple cider vinegar can help you out!<p>Apple cider vinegar is probably the most popular …

How to Use Cast Iron on the Grill

When it comes to cookware for your smoker or grill, cast iron rocks. From its tough black look to its wrist-bending heft. There's its primal connection to past generations of live-fire hearth masters. And last but not least, its versatility. With a well-seasoned piece of cast iron, you can sear, …

Cold misery: Which remedies work, which are a waste of time and money

Sniffling, sneezing, congestion and coughing — it can be hard to fight off the germs. Before you try your favorite home remedy, here's what works and what may be a waste of time and money.<p>Honey<p>It works! Tea with honey or warm lemon water mixed with honey is actually useful in alleviating coughing …

Teen Matters: 5 Essential Ways to Connect with Teens (For Parents and Educators)

Notice how I used the word "connect" over <i>motivate</i> or <i>inspire</i>? For those of us parents and educators in the field of teen advocacy, it may be easy to forget that before we can motivate and inspire teens to reach their potential we actually need to find connection with them first.<p>Along with having my …

Top Five Social Networking Sites Used by Teens

Teens are constantly using the virtual world to communicate with one another through social networking sites. According to the Pew Research Center …

These 13 Hacks Will Significantly Improve Your BBQ Game

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7 Nutrients (Besides Fiber and Protein!) That Can Help You Lose Weight

Time to revise that grocery list!<p>Even if your diet is a fruit-and veggie-packed rainbow of healthiness, you could still be missing out on vitamins and nutrients that are essential for getting you closer to your goal weight, says Jessica Cording, R.D., a dietitian in New York City. In order to lose …

Nutrition

5 Windows 10 tricks you need to know

Windows 10 is now installed on more than 200 million gadgets worldwide. That's quite a feat in the tech world, since its official release was only six months ago. If your computer is one of those gadgets, you've probably found Windows 10 has its share of sheer winning features and, unfortunately, …

Study Finds No Clear Link Between Teen Pot Use And Psychosis

<b>Editors' note, Feb. 1, 2016:</b> On Jan. 20, we reported on a statement from the American Psychological Association that a research paper, "Chronic Adolescent Marijuana Use as a Risk Factor for Physical and Mental Health Problems in Young Adult Men," had a statistical error. The APA now says that …

Mental Health

The 5 Best Apps For Learning Spanish

During my first week at Habla Ya Spanish School, when I realized that I'd left all the Spanish vocabulary flashcards I'd made during my year of Spanish classes in the U.S., I wanted to kick myself. Stacks and stacks of irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, and other vocabulary words were sitting in a …