Tracy Bartley

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Supreme Court likely to boost public schools' responsibilities to children with disabilities

Supreme Court justices appeared ready Wednesday to clarify and strengthen the rights of the nation's 6.7 million children with disabilities, perhaps by requiring public schools to offer a special education program that will ensure they can make significant progress.<p>The case of a Colorado boy with …

Disability

A Quick and Easy Way to Use Mindfulness for Anxiety

I admit, I like to have a plan. Knowing what's going to happen next helps me feel like I'm in control of my life. Of course, this doesn't always work out. Plans change, fall through, or simply aren't possible much of the time--and that's when anxiety can rock my world.<p>Having a mindfulness practice …

Meditation, Monks, and Mountain Zen: What It’s Like to Stay at a Traditional Buddhist Temple in Japan

About 80 minutes south of Osaka by the limited-express Nankai Koya train is Koyasan, a place considered to be one of Japan’s most sacred sites. With 117 Shingon Buddhist temples, the mountain region was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004. As if being home to that weren’t enough, 52 of …

Japan

5 Ways to Kick the Bad Mental Habits That Keep You From Reaching Your Goals

It takes only one bad habit to keep you stuck.<p>No matter what goals you've set for 2017, you'll struggle to reach them if your brain is working against you. The way you think affects how you feel and how you behave. And it only takes one bad mental habit to hold you back.<p>Getting rid of your bad …

Self-help

Four Ways To Fight Anxiety Disorder and Get Back Control

Anxiety affects a larger part of the population than you may know. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 18% of American adults live …

Depression

FBI looks for source of 'robocall' bomb threats to Jewish centers | Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A wave of telephone bomb threats to 16 Jewish community centers in nine U.S. states may have originated from the same number and been placed by at least one individual and an automated calling system, security officials said on Tuesday.<p>The Federal Bureau of …

Start Your Day With the Rule of Three to Work Proactively On Your Goals

Every day your work gets interrupted by emails, phone calls, and conversations with your boss. To work with focus, instead of reactively, start your …

New York man gets 13 years prison for trying to join al Qaeda | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man was sentenced on Tuesday to 13 years in prison for trying to join the Islamic militant group al Qaeda when he was a high school senior.<p>Justin Kaliebe, now 22, is shown in this image captured from a video released by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of …

Trump laying the groundwork for 2020 reelection bid

The president-elect plans to keep his Trump Tower campaign office open and staffed.<p>Donald Trump plans to keep his Manhattan-based campaign headquarters open as he assumes the presidency – a move that represents a sharp break from his predecessors, and one that positions him to begin running for …

Why are Dutch kids the happiest in the world?

<b>The secret lies with Dutch parents, whose approach is radically different from that of American parents.</b><p>In 2013, Unicef released a ‘report card’ that …

Obama pushes values and prods Trump in final, emotional address | Reuters

(The story refiles, to fix quote in 14th paragraph to read “middle-aged white guy,” not “middle-aged white man”; read “has seen his world,” not “who’s seen his world”; add dropped word “and”)<p>By Jeff Mason<p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - With a final call of his campaign mantra “Yes We Can,” President Barack …

Michelle Obama

The 6-Step Process To Train Your Brain To Focus

Do you feel like your attention span is shortening? Stretch and strengthen it with these steps.<p>There’s a growing body of research about how counterproductive multitasking can be. While we may feel like we’re getting more done, the reality is that regular multitasking can leave us with a diminishing …

Time Management

How to Decorate a Bathroom Without Clutter

I think we can all agree that the bathroom can pose significant “decorating” challenges to the layperson. Would you agree? It’s typically such a …

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …

Military

We All Suck At This Parenting Thing. Yes, All Of Us.

“I’m a terrible parent,” you say. “No, really. I’m awful.” And you tell us how you yelled at your kid this morning, and all he did was ask for a cup …

Parenting