Valerie Deloney

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9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Self-help

Study warns of deadly storms, disappearing coastal cities within decades

A team of scientists has made some dire predictions about the effect of climate change on Earth.<p>Among them are deadly storms, large losses among polar ice sheets, and the early stages of coastal cities' disappearances due to rising sea levels by the year 2100, reports the New York Times.<p>In fact, …

Climate Change

The family that founded Exxon is now accusing it of 'confusing the public' about climate change

In 1870, J.D. Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company, which would grow to become the largest, most influential oil enterprise in the …

Mass Extinctions And Climate Change: Why The Speed Of Rising Greenhouse Gases Matters

We now know that greenhouse gases are rising faster than at any time since the demise of dinosaurs, and possibly even earlier. According to research …

A Scientist Has a Solution to Antibiotic Resistance—Genetically Modified Maggots

Wound-munching bugs could be the future of medicine<p>A world without antibiotics would drive us back to the Dark Ages. When we run out of bacteria-fighting drugs—a scenario that scientists say might come sooner than later—major surgery will be too risky to perform, and food will get more expensive. …

Hardscaping 101: Solar Panels Pros and Cons

If you want to reduce your utility bills—and your carbon footprint—solar power could be the answer. The initial investment can be expensive, but …

The Radical Politics of Mister Rogers: 10 Fascinating Facts

Yes, Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice. Here are 10 little-known facts about Rogers's radical …

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

February shattered global temperature records by an unsettling amount

The unprecedented leap led scientists, usually wary of highlighting a single month's temperature, to label the new record a "shocker" and warn of a "climate emergency".<p>The Nasa data shows the average global surface temperature in February was 1.35C warmer than the average temperature for the month …

Climate Change

7 Things to Do Each Day If You Want to Raise Happy and Successful Kids

Raising happy and successful kids is hard enough. Teenagers? That's a whole different story.<p>I'm like, a <i>dozen</i> years away from being dad to a teenager, but I was drawn to Christie Halverson's piece about raising teenagers--published a couple of years ago on her blog and more recently on Upworthy. …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Scalia's Death May Have Saved the Planet

The United States’ commitment to combatting climate change will affect the entire world. Last week, the Supreme Court froze Obama’s plan to uphold …

AP FACT CHECK: Ted Cruz at odds with climate change science

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Ted Cruz is decidedly at odds with the scientific consensus that Earth is warming because of human activity.<p>A look at some …

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Paul Krugman shows us what life would’ve looked like had Obama lost in 2012

<b>Paul Krugman (Reuters/Zainal Abd Halim)</b><p>Those who claim elections don’t have consequences just want Republicans to win<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>January 4, 2016 5:45pm (UTC)<p>In his New York Times column Monday, Paul Krugman made what he claimed was an "obvious" point -- that elections have consequences -- but …

Private Sector

95% consensus of expert economists: cut carbon pollution | Dana Nuccitelli

A survey of economists with climate expertise finds a consensus that climate change is expensive and carbon pollution cuts are needed<p>The Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University (NYU) School of Law recently published a report summarizing a survey of economists with climate …

The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems — and How to Fix Them

Relationship problems. Everybody has them. And sometimes you have them over and over and over.<p>Most of the people giving advice don’t know the …

The New Outbreak of Reverse Victimization

I can't sleep. I have been thinking about the recent outbreak of what I call "reverse victimization." This is a recent phenomena whereby white, mostly Christian, privileged Americans feel that they are being put upon when minorities and other diverse groups are afforded either equal rights or other …

15 habits that can make you happier

But advice on exactly how to boost your happiness is often not backed by science, even though there's a whole field devoted to studying it.<p>While everyone has different things that make them happy — a taco stuffed with cilantro is joyful for some and miserable for others — research on well-being has …

Happiness

Your Kids Need To Read More. These Are 3 Great Books-As-Gifts.

Books always make great gifts for kids. Whether your children prefer ebooks or paper books, they can always use more content. Especially quality content.<p>My children read on both paper and eReaders. When I ask them what they prefer, they look at me like I’m crazy. Having been raised in an era when …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.<p>There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The</b> …

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Shows That All Streets Could Double As Power Sources

While typical rooftop solar panels are cheaper to build and can pump out more power, the SolaRoad team argues that pavement could add valuable real …

Clean Energy

Roy Spencer Is The Worst Person In The World

Dr. Roy W. Spencer has a blog and a facebook page, is a famous climate science denier, and, it turns out, an unmitigated ass.<p>Peter Sinclair notes,<p>Roy …

The Tangled Cultural Roots of Dungeons & Dragons

In 1984, the comic-strip artist Jack Chick, an evangelical Christian, published a tract called “Dark Dungeons.” In it, a young woman named Debbie is seduced into witchcraft through her participation in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. The Mephistophelean figure in the strip is the Dungeon Master, a …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

Babies can give you hope, happiness and purpose

My son helped me cope with bad news and stopped me from wallowing in self-pity<p>New parents are boring. To paraphrase my fifth-favourite internet commenter go-to line, new parents all think they’re the first people ever to have children. But that happens for a perfectly good reason. Parenting is …

Exposing the climate denial lies: Bill McKibben, the truth and the fight against the fossil-fuel industry

<b>(AP/Reuters/Rick Wilking/Toby Talbot/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>The fossil-fuel lobby would cook us all off the earth if given the chance. One man has stood up to it for decades<p>Wen Stephenson<p>October 31, 2015 8:30pm (UTC)<p>In October, a month before a show at the Orpheum, I drove up to Burlington, Vermont, …

Climate

The Secret To Danish Happiness

Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of "hygge."<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and</i> …

Happiness