Alicia Howrey

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Kristen Bell's Marriage Advice Is Better Than Anything You'll Read in a Self-Help Book

She's played a teen detective, a Disney princess, and a woman trying desperately to get into the <i>Good Place</i>, but Kristen Bell's best role is actually that of relationship guru. The actress showed off her skills on Valentine's Day, when she posted a list of pieces of marriage advice on Instagram and …

Relationships

4 Zodiac Signs Who Are More Likely To Have Multiple Soulmates, According To Astrologers

Everyone has their own definition of what a soulmate really is. In general, many do tend to believe your soulmate is that one person out there who …

Relationships

What do you see? Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography, Grades 6 – 12

<b>This July, we are offering a four-session professional development course through ASPDP for New York City Educators. To register for this class,</b> …

The R qgraph Package: Using R to Visualize Complex Relationships Among Variables in a Large Dataset, Part One

(This article was first published on <b>r – R Statistics and Programming</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>The R <i>qgraph</i> Package: Using R to Visualize …

Data Science

The World Wasted Trillions of Dollars on Fossil Fuels Because of Bad Math

The global measurement of fossil fuel subsidies is most likely wrong.<p>Government subsidies for fossil fuels over the last three decades have been far larger than anyone previously thought, according to a new study published by the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy in March.<p>A fossil …

Cap and Trade

Why hurting the poor will hurt the economy

<i>Robert E. Rubin, U.S. treasury secretary from 1995 to 1999, is co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations.</i><p>Not long after I became treasury secretary in 1995, a senior U.S. senator summoned me to Capitol Hill for a meeting. He demanded to know why our department had just opened a community …

Income Inequality

Are you a saver or an investor?

The savings account has been a building block of our lending system since the Great Depression reforms of the 1930s. The Banking Act of 1933 federally guaranteed cash deposits and made them easily accessible.<p>But while we know savings can be a safe, convenient option for cash needed to meet …

Retirement

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Facebook Stalked My Ex and It Changed My Life for the Better

A year ago today, my boyfriend of two-and-a-half years and I broke up.<p>I had known for months that things weren't working. But this person had been my best friend, my source of comfort for two-and-a-half years.<p>When I was diagnosed with a plethora of health problems, he had sat with me entire nights …

Relationships

Why History Is the Toughest Subject to Teach

Alia spotlighted that major screwup from publisher McGraw Hill (seen above) in her piece last week addressing how high-school textbooks “too often gloss over the American government’s oppression of racial minorities.” She continues:<p>If nothing else, the [McGraw Hill] incident may serve as yet …

Education

Why predictive analytics will shape the future of every sector

There has been a lot of hype around predictive analytics over the past few years, though there have been few real-world applications worth discussing.<p>…

5 Daily Exercises to Become a Better Photographer

Photography is fun because it is all about learning and advancing your skills. Self-improvement brings happiness and a sense of pride as we see our …

Our Best Summer Recipes Are Here!

Consider this your playbook for a season of delicious meals that highlight in-season ingredients.<p>Another Very Important Reason to Stock Up on Hot Dog …

15 Books For Everyone To Better Their Writing Skills

Writing can be a struggle for even the most experienced writers at times. If it’s not difficulties with grammar, or having the knowledge to create a …

Writing

Accept the Past, Embrace the Future, and Live in the Present

<b>“Accept, then act. Whatever the present moment contains, embrace it as if you had chosen it. This will miraculously change your whole life.” ~Eckhart</b> …

This Fun Creative Writing Exercise Will Change Your Life

by Joe BuntingI’m sure this never happens to you, but there are times when I don’t feel very creative. We just had a new baby (our second), bought a …

Creative Writing

10 Myths About "Healthy" Relationships

Each one of us carries ideas around about what a healthy relationship looks like or "should" look like. This typically comes from our upbringing, the …

Relationships

7 gratitude exercises you should try today

Giving thanks can take less than one minute<p>By Eli Epstein<p>Presented by<p>7 gratitude exercises you should try today<p>Giving thanks can take less than one …

You should never diet again: The science and genetics of weight loss

To maintain a new weight, you have to fight evolution. You have to fight biology. And you have to fight your brain<p>I’ve given you the bad news: diets fail in the long run. Now, let’s try to understand why.<p>In social psychology we often say that if you find that most people behave in the same way, …

Fantastic Freezer Meals to Stock Up On

Fantastic Freezer Meals to Make Your Life Easier<p>1 of 9<p>One of the best ways to make sure you have a healthy dinner ready during a busy weeknight is to …

Cooking

Things to talk about in a relationship to make love last forever

<b>Things to talk about in a relationship:</b> Relationships need to grow and evolve to become perfect. Here are a few things to talk about in a …

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).

Healthy Eating

Walter Isaacson: “Innovation” doesn’t mean anything anymore

The man who brought America inside the minds of Einstein, Franklin and Jobs takes issue with modern-day tech hype<p>If anybody in America understands genius, it's Walter Isaacson.<p>The bestselling biographer has chronicled the lives of everyone from Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein to Henry …

Your Job Doesn't Define You

<b>“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’” ~Maya Angelou</b><p>When I started working toward a life of freedom a year …

5 Secrets of People Who Follow Through with their Creative Aspirations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The starting point of all success is desire”</i><p><i>~Napoleon Hill</i><p>We are busy. Time flies. We have routines and habits that guide us through our days and …

Creativity

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p>Fontelunga, Tuscany<p>Mandarin Oriental, Paris<p>Papaya Playa, Tulum, Mexico<p>The Carneros Inn, Napa Valley<p>The Scarlet, Cornwall<p>The Pig near Bath, Somerset<p>Lime Wood, Hampshire<p>SHA …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

The Gender Pay Gap Is More Complicated Than You Think

Illustrated by Ruby Yeh.<p>Not to kill your Sunday, but it's time to talk about the wage gap again. In a new column for <i>Forbes</i>, contributor Tim Worstall …