Alison

56 Added | 6 Magazines | 3 Likes | @alisonhelen | Keep up with Alison 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 “Alison”

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Reveals First Look At Casino City

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> finally arrives in theaters next week, and a new international trailer has landed. Although it uses much of the footage we've seen in previous trailers over the past few weeks, it does include some exciting new footage, including a first look at the movie's casino city, …

7 doggie training do's and don'ts

Are pinch collars cruel? What about electric fencing? And is it OK to let your dog off-leash? An animal behaviorist answers these questions and …

Mixed Signals: The Consequences You Create by Punishing Your Dog

We often find our dogs know exactly how we’re feeling, before we can even put it into words. They're quick to provide comfort when we need it, and …

Pets

5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same.<p>Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to generate revenue, pay the bills on time and over-deliver value to your …

How to Train Your Dog to "Leave It"

The "leave it" command is used to prevent your dog from picking things up. It allows you to tell your dog not to touch the things that you don't want …

Bourbon Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Pralines

A truly decadent dessert from Charleston’s WildFlour Pastry<p>When Lauren Mitterer learned <i>New Charleston Cuisine</i> was supposed to capture the Charleston food scene at this particular moment, a few ingredients immediately sprang to her mind. Mitterer, who operates two bakery locations and supplies the …

Dessert

How to repair veneer that has bubbled up

<i>Q: We have a table covered with veneer. In the section where the pieces come to a point at the center, the veneer has bubbled up. I contacted the manufacturer but received no help. The table is about 35 years old, and I would be willing to have it refinished if necessary. The bubbled area has not</i> …

Home Improvement

How To Counteract A Compulsive Liar

Many people lie several times a day. People lie for various reasons and those cannot be regarded as <b>personality problems</b>. However, compulsive lying is …

How to Get Perfectly Even Winged Liner, Once and for All

Applying liner can be frustrating to say the least. One wrong swipe, and it’s off with your eye makeup and back to the drawing board. Since applying …

Makeup
Military

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.<p>Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.

E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signal of what critics call a campaign by the Trump administration to shrink the agency’s regulatory reach by reducing the role of academic research.<p>A spokesman for …

The stigma of depression: Those who suffer in silence

SINGAPORE: When Madam Junainah Eusope was first diagnosed with depression almost 15 years ago, shame was the first thing she felt. “I asked the …

Mental Health

7 Decorating Mistakes That Make Your House Look Smaller

Even if you have space to spare,<p>you're going to want to read this.<p>When it comes to great design, every inch counts. And, as anyone who's ever owned …

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

Woodworking

24 Pictures That Show How Different Dogs And Cats Really Are

They're both the best, but for very different reasons.

The empty brain

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer<i>By Robert Epstein</i>Read at Aeon

Singularity

These 5 Tiny Mistakes Are Blocking Your Success

Sometimes, you just need to get out of your own way.<p>Success in both life and business revolves around your ability to effectively communicate, inspire, and work with other people. But those are no easy tasks, and it can be difficult to know where to start in attempting to improve yourself in those …

Self-improvement

A psychiatrist explains 7 strategies that will help you work smarter

Painting prison walls a certain shade of pink reduces aggression. A high ceiling encourages more expansive and creative thinking.<p>This is especially relevant for the workplace. If you spend a lot of time at the office — according to the American Time Use Survey, we spend 8.7 hours at work on an …

OpenOffice

The Best Beaches In The World

27 reasons to drop everything and book your summer vacation now.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South …

Italian Riviera

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Samuel L. Jackson

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs'

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Climate change doubters really aren’t going to like this study

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Researchers have designed an inventive test suggesting that the arguments commonly used by climate change contrarians don’t add up, not only according to climate scientists (we know what they think already) but also in the view of unbiased experts from other fields.<p>The …

Climate Change

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Backstage With Janis Joplin: Doubts, Drugs And Compassion

Janis Joplin felt a sense of outsider isolation throughout her life. She once said, "On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people. Then I go home alone."<p>But she wasn't alone — she had John Byrne Cooke.<p>Cooke was Janis Joplin's first and only road manager, from 1967 until her death from a heroin …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

Comedy