Belinda Long

26 Flips | 3 Magazines | 148 Likes | 21 Following | 1 Follower | @akazookeeper | Keep up with Belinda Long 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 “Belinda Long”

Gooey Butter Cake Is The South’s Best Kept Holiday Secret

If you haven’t yet tried gooey butter cake (also affectionately referred to as ooey gooey butter cake), you’re in for a treat.<p>Some sources claim the …

Here's How Marijuana Affects Your Bones

We know the many different conditions marijuana can treat. Anything from seizures to chronic pain to PTSD. But what is marijuana's effect on arguably …

Cannabis

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

Ideology

Background check chief has 'never seen' mistakes and omissions at level of Jared Kushner forms

<b>(CNN) —</b> The head of a government bureau responsible for clearing background checks told lawmakers Wednesday he has "never seen that level of mistakes" when asked about numerous omissions in Jared Kushner's security clearance application.<p>Charles Phalen, the director of the National Background …

How does a 10-year-old boy end up hanging to death on the family farm?

Kathy Atkins with Josh, who was 2, at the wedding of Judi Werner and K.W. Klaver. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Atkins)<p>An unlikely couple<p>Josh’s parents …

Apple’s Appocalypse video is a brilliant skewering of the absurdity of our digital lives

Keep building iOS apps, or else<p>The go-to move with any major developer conference is to kick things off with a cheesy video of happy young people using your technology in sunny urbanscapes, and Apple has long been a pioneer of this genre. Today’s WWDC opener, however, was a little bit different, …

Watch the Apple WWDC Special Event

Donald Trump’s “Screw You” to the World

On Thursday, a fine spring day in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump took to the podium in the White House’s Rose Garden and announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris climate-change agreement. In doing so, he was ignoring the advice of his senior economic advisers, many of his …

Send Anonymous Texts By Blocking Your Phone Number With This Easy Tip

Whether for good or bad intentions, there have been a few times where I've wished to block my cell phone number to someone I was texting in hopes …

The Advice Marriage Therapists Give Couples Who've Fallen Out Of Love

It's possible to reignite the spark.<p>Therapists often see couples facing a very real dilemma: After years and years together, one or both partners no longer feel as “in love” as they were before.<p>Is it possible to fall back in love? Absolutely, but it takes time and effort from both spouses. Below, …

It takes a village idiot: Thanks to Donald Trump, the president may be chosen by a fourth-grade mentality

If we elect a presidential candidate who speaks and thinks on a fourth-grade level, what does that say about us?<p>Imagine if the president of the United States were chosen for us by the nation’s fourth-graders.<p>It sounds absurd, but this bizarre circumstance is essentially what is unfolding right …

The Pixel goes head to head against the iPhone 7 in speed tests, with interesting results [Video]

The Pixel may have just come out today, but that doesn’t mean that some people — including us — haven’t had the chance to use one some time before the general public. And what does the public love more than a good ol’ speed test to check out how the latest and greatest measures up to its direct …

Scary Mommy Confessions: Leaving Is Easy, Therapy Is Not

The anger swelled inside my chest, threatening to boil over into a hot lava stream of hurtful words.<p>I tried to contain the explosion, to extinguish …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Why It’s Not So Easy to “Just Get the Hell Out”

One of the many difficult questions survivors of toxic relationships ask themselves is “why is it so hard to leave someone who treats me so badly?” …

Drug Addiction

FACT CHECK: Donald Trump Didn't Say Vets with PTSD Are 'Weak'

CLAIM<p>Donald Trump said veterans suffering from PTSD are "weak," "unfit," and "can't handle" military service. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via …

How to Track Your Friend’s Location Using iPhone and iPad

Tracking someone’s location is offensive in many countries. But as worried parents, you can always track your kids’ location using iPhone/iPad. Kids …

Only 10% of People Can Pronounce All the Words in This Poem About the English Language

How will you fare?<p>The truth is, when you take the time to really think about English pronunciation, a lot of it doesn't make any sense. For example, "lettuce" has never looked right to me. Don't even get me started on "colonel." And what's that "I before E except after C" gibberish all about, again?<p>…

Literature

Toddler-Proof Your iPhone With This Quick Trick

In a parental pinch, iPhones and iPads make great pacifiers. That’s not to say you should let junior put Apple devices in his or her mouth, but their …

10 Ways Teens Are Hiding Their Online Behavior from Parents

According to security company McAfee, most parents don’t actually know the <i>real</i> online behavior of their teens.<p>Veer<p>Remember the slogan from those old …

I can’t understand what it’s like to be a single mom

One night over cocktails with some mom-friends, I sighed and said: “It’s hard being a single mom.”<p>I’d been complaining about how chaotic it was at home while my husband was away for a week-long work training. While scrambling to do everything myself, I walked out the door one morning wearing two …

There's a secret 'safe mode' on the PlayStation 4 that could save your broken game console

With nearly 40 million PlayStation 4s in the wild, some are bound to break.<p>Maybe a game's saved file isn't working. Maybe your cat won't stop …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

THE SHAMAN is One of the Best Sci-Fi Short Films of 2015

North Brother Island: Haunting Photographs of the Last Unknown Place in New York City

An otherworldly portrait of the eternal dance between life and death, wilderness and civilization.<p><i>“New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to the city. In the middle of the East River between the Bronx and Rikers …