Sandra Lesniak

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Read the Conservative Wishlist for President-Elect Trump

A powerful coalition of social conservatives, evangelicals, Tea Partiers and fiscal hawks gathered in Washington, D.C., this week to lay out a …

Tea Party

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

If you've ever created a Yahoo account, take these steps immediately to protect your data

It’s not just your Yahoo account that’s vulnerable.<p>If you’ve ever signed up for an account with Yahoo, there’s cause for concern. The company confirmed today, after <b>Recode</b> broke the story last night, that 500 million user accounts were breached in a massive hack.<p>That’s larger than the population of …

Security

The Best Drugstore Skin Care Products of 2018

Ask any dermatologist about their favorite skin care products and there’s a good chance at least 3/4 of them come from the drugstore. It’s true—while there are plenty of great luxury options out there, that very same innovation has trickled down into what you'll find on the shelves at your local …

​Women and Weed: The Re-Emergence of Female Cannabis Culture

Men have completely dominated weed culture for years, but thanks to the internet and changing legislation, women are finally taking centre stage.<p>Having spent a large amount of my youth at a Church of England all girls' school, I had decided drugs were evil. Take one toke on a spliff and it would be …

Feminism

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of July 2016

Bask in the cool breeze of your air conditioner and check out what Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes have to offer.<p>Streaming service selections vary widely from month to month, and in July, they'll fluctuate for the much, much better. It's hard to remember the last time Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes …

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

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Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

9 Psychology Books Every Businessperson Should Read

Learning the secrets of the mind will make you a better professional.<p>At the base of it, business success is about people--making the right connections, understanding motivation, guessing what others will do next, and accurately evaluating those you meet. Which is why knowing some basic psychology …

Self-improvement

4 TED Talks to Help You Deal With Stress and Anxiety

Former West Coast Editor<p><i>This article orginally published Dec. 28, 2015.</i><p>Stress is a killer. To say that it can ultimately do you in is no exaggeration. Experienced chronically, stress wears and tears at your body -- weakening the immune system, increasing blood pressure and even triggering heart …

TED Talks

Summer Produce for Health and Performance

Load up on these fresh favorites for a colorful and tasty outdoor season.<p>1 of 31<p>Apricots<p>Just three lusciously sweet apricots supply almost 80 percent of the recommended value for vitamin A as beta carotene, which helps promote both eye and heart health. Apricots also provide a good dose potassium, …

Nutrition

In The Trenches With America’s Fast-Food Workers

I spent a week working at Taco Bell. The job wasn’t so bad. But sometimes, the customers were.<p><i>The Cheesy Gordita Crunch button. Where the hell is the Cheesy Gordita Crunch button?</i><p>It’s an absurd question that I’m asking myself, over and over, with an increasing panic. Because all of these buttons …

8 Ways to Keep Your Shoes From Smelling Like Stinky Feet

With sneakers trending and temperatures rising, we’re ditching our boots for shoes that let us go sockless. But with this switch comes a problem we …

Cleaning

The Ultimate Devil's Food Cake

I dreamt about chocolate cake the other night.<p>Chocolate cake plagues me unlike any other baking project. There are so many versions, from buttermilk to cocoa to flourless. Until now I’ve been sticking with my go-to recipe (from the back of the Hershey’s box), but can one person ever be satisfied …

How to Get into a Rhythm at Work If You Can’t Stick to a Schedule

A lot of individuals with a rebellious streak resist structure, snub the idea of a schedule, and then find that their lives and creative output aren’t nearly as harmonious as they hoped.<p>If you fall at this end of the spectrum and find it hard to accept — and even harder to follow — a standard …

Time Management

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

Inside Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’s Five-Decade Bromance

After covering the Rolling Stones in the 1990s, Rich Cohen worked with Mick Jagger on what became the HBO series Vinyl. In an adaptation from his book on the Stones, he shares a close-up of the band, and the friendship behind it.<p>In 1994, when I was 26, working as a reporter for <i>Rolling Stone,</i> I went …

20 All-Natural Spring Cleaning Tricks For the Kitchen

Sharing kitchen cleaning tricks is like handing out chocolates: More is never a bad thing! It follows suit that despite how much we love to test and share our favorite methods for stain-busting, pest-control, and grime-scouring, we also love to listen up.<p>I went back to a few of our past cleaning …

How To Design Happiness

Experts from Lippincott, Disney, and SoulCycle weigh in on how they craft happy experiences.<p>Design, at its heart, is about solving problems. That’s why it’s so easy to talk to designers. They can explain exactly how their interface is built to help you navigate through your phone, or how a device …

Happiness

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

naturalhealth

Eating Right Can Save the World

“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” That’s what the French lawyer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who happened to have a deep love of gastronomy, wrote in 1825. A century later, a diet-hawking American nutritionist named Victor Lindlahr rendered it as: “You are what you eat.” I …

These 5 Facts Explain Why Europe Is Ground Zero for Terrorism

Ketevan Kardava—Georgian Public Broadcaster/AP<p>Ketevan Kardava—Georgian Public Broadcaster/Reuters<p>Jef Versele—Handout/Reuters<p>Belgian Federal …

Terrorism

14 Ham and Lamb Recipes for Your Best Easter Dinner Yet

The reasons so many of us sit down to a lamb or ham roast on Easter Sunday are widely divergent: Eating lamb on Easter is a custom that's steeped in Christian religious symbology, while the ham tradition can be traced back to practical pre-refrigeration matters of seasonality and storage. …

Cooking

Here’s how Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE compares to the rest of the lineup

Small iPhone fans, rejoice! Apple has finally updated its 4-inch iPhone for the first time since the iPhone 5s in 2013. Dubbed the iPhone SE, Apple’s 2016 4-inch iPhone could pass for the iPhone 5s if you weren’t looking too close (save for the rose gold version), but how does it compare to its …

From the Community: Flip2Mail by Flip2Mail Inc.

<b>UPDATE (7/27/16):</b> We regret to inform you that Flip2Mail service shuttered on 7/21/16. Here’s a note from founder Ron Oliver:<p><i>It’s been our pleasure to serve you a daily digest of your favorite Flipboard magazine,</i><i>but unfortunately, we haven’t met our business goals.</i><i>As Flipboard’s biggest fans and</i> …

10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.<p>Notably, …

Emotional Intelligence

Under-$20 Makeup The Pros Actually Swear By

The gap between mass and prestige beauty products has never been so small. In fact, it seems that nearly every day a top celebrity makeup artist …

Red Carpet

50 Hearty (And Easy) Chili Recipes