Valerie Crow

26 Added | 13 Magazines | 4 Likes | @ValerieCrow2016 | Keep up with Valerie Crow on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Valerie Crow”

These 40 Inspirational Quotes Picked By Richard Branson Will Move You To Achieve Your Potential

The endlessly entrepreneurial Sir Richard Branson serves as curator of words that will move you to more.<p>Elon Musk is the current media darling for having vision and achieving crazy things.<p>Jeff Bezos has more than his share of bold ideas and Mark Zuckerberg is no slouch in focusing on big things …

Motivation

Back To The Future: King Coal Takes Back Its Crown From Natural Gas

Electricity generation from coal soared 33% in December while natural gas declined 12%.<p>Coal's market share hit 34%, beating natural gas's 28% share …

Students Sound Alarm and Avert Florida School Massacre

A potential tragedy at a central Florida charter school was averted when students sounded the alarm that two of their classmates were planning to “shoot up the school on Friday.”<p>The whistleblowers alerted authorities that the accused teenagers had warned certain students at the Villages Charter …

Middle School

15 Italian Cooking Secrets That Will Change Your Life

The beauty of learning how to cook Italian food the right way is that you don't have to go to a restaurant every time the craving strikes. From making the perfect pasta to having the essential pantry staples on hand, there are a few secrets Italian cooks always have up their sleeves that come in …

A Guide to Parental Controls By Device

Smartphones. Tablets. Gaming systems. With so many options, it seems almost impossible to limit what (and how much) your child views. Don’t worry: We’ve got a plan to regain control.<p>Despite the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation to select and view online content together with your …

Google Play

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

Entertainment

The 21 Documentaries from the 21st Century Everyone Should See

This year, Weiner and O.J.: Made in America reminded us just how ambitious (and binge-worthy) documentaries could be. Here are our picks for the 21 best documentaries ever made—plus some recs from their directors.<p>1<p><i>Weiner</i><p>Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg | 2016<p>Turns out <i>Lemonade</i> was only the …

George Harrison

7 YouTube Weightlifting Workouts That Will Make You Feel Strong AF

Weightlifting is totally badass. Even though you’re probably not a weight-training pro like Olympic gold medalist weightlifter Sarah Robles, don’t be intimidated — we’re here to help you with the basics. We’re all about free workouts, and YouTube’s got some of the best ones out there. Plus, they …

Exercise

40 Best Online Shopping Sites for Farmhouse Decor

From furniture to fabric, here are the only home decor sites you'll ever need to visit.<p>From custom window treatments to built-to-last rugs, these …

4 reasons OPEC will struggle to boost oil prices

Can OPEC do the impossible?<p>The world's major oil producers are meeting in Algeria this week, trying again to find a way of pushing prices higher.<p>Despite signs of a growing willingness to cut a deal to restrain supply, they have a mountain to climb. Here are four reasons why they'll struggle.<p><b>1. The</b> …

Oil

When it comes to parenting, be a 'gardener’, not a 'carpenter’

If permission to stop parenting sounds like the solution to surviving the rest of the summer holidays, then Alison Gopnik is your saviour. The US psychology professor and grandmother of three thinks too much “parenting” risks ruining your relationship with your children. It is also churning out a …

US Energy Dept says "holy grail" of clean energy storage is imminent

Many countries are on the brink of becoming self-sufficient in their clean energy production, thanks to advances in battery technology that allow …

Summer reading: 76 books to pack for your holiday

History<p><b>West of Eden by Jean Stein</b><br>A selective, sly history of studio-era Hollywood by a film mogul’s daughter. One of the best books ever written about the movies. Jonathan Cape, £20<p><b>The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore </b>“It was hard to be a tsar,” Montefiore writes at the beginning of this joyful …

Summer reading lists at prestigious private schools

High-school classic "Lord of the Flies."Amazon<p>For many people, the summer months symbolize pleasure reading at its best.<p>It's a time to indulge in the texts that are most appealing, without scrutiny: an easy beach read, a guilty pleasure, or that book you've always meant to start.<p>But students at …

College & University

8 Mistakes People Make Trying To Lose Weight Quickly

Whether you've got a friend's wedding, a party or a holiday coming up – you may be wondering how to lose weight quickly but be careful, do it too …

Calories Per Day to Lose 3 Pounds Per Week

There are a number of factors that you need to take into consideration to determine how many calories a person should eat to lose weight, so there is …

Non-Starving, 1200-Calorie Diet

You know you need to eat less to lose weight, but just the idea of small portion sizes makes you hungry. A 1,200-calorie plan is commonly recommended …

A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is a technique that helps you gain control over your eating habits.<p>It has been shown to cause weight loss, reduce binge eating and …

Top 10 Nutrition And Workout Tips For Women Who Want To Lose 50 Pounds In 4 Months

Although the statistics claim that men and women suffer weight issues alike, the women folk will agree it's a tougher battle for them. Men have it …

How to Set Up a Backdoor Roth IRA

If you set up a Backdoor Roth IRA, you can get your money into a Roth IRA even if your income is too high to directly contribute to one.<p>If you make …

Retirement

'Wall Street does not value having employees' and that's changing everything about the US workplace

New research from Harvard economist Lawrence Katz and Princeton economist Alan Krueger suggests that all the net job growth in the last decade is in "alternative work arrangements." That includes temps, on-call and on-demand workers, contractors at companies, independent contractors and …

Employment

Here’s What Happens When Employees Have Flexible Work Hours

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How To Start Investing With Just $1,000

Recently a Forbes reader I’ll call Susan emailed me about how to get started investing. Here’s what she said:<p>I just turned 18 years old, and would like to invest young so that I can have life-long investments. I’m interested in investing in mutual funds, and somewhere where there will not be …

Investing