Kristina Brown

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Why you should throw that to-do list in the bin in the name of mental health

New research has shown that even a brief period of stress can shrink the part of your brain that affects your memory.<p>According to a recent study from …

Leonardo DiCaprio and Google launched a free tool to crowd-spy on illegal fishing from space

If you’ve longed for adventures on the high seas but couldn’t live the dream for whatever reason, your time has come. On Sept. 15, film star and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio unveiled Global Fishing Watch for the public at the US State Department’s Our Ocean 2016 conference. It’s a free …

Conservation

Are GMOs As Scary As They Seem?

Although there has been a lot of debate about GMOs, the FDA claims the new GM apples and potatoes are "safe." So what are the pros and cons of</b> …

Healthy Offspring Created Without Female Egg

The achievement in mice, could pave the way for new fertility treatments, including a way for gay men to conceive children.<p>In a scientific first, …

101 Ways to Make Your Website More Awesome

“I need a checklist. I don’t know how to build a website. That’s why I need to hire someone. But I still want to know what’s involved.”<p>Awesome …

SEO

Quick Guide To Cyber Insurance Shopping

Experts offer their opinions on important due diligence tasks when procuring cyber insurance.<p>With analysts projecting the cyber insurance market to …

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: #ProjectDiane

<i>This is a part of series of discussions around the release of the</i> <i>#ProjectDiane</i> <i>report, a report on digitalundivided’s proprietary research study about</i> …

Women of Color

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen<p><b>I read technology</b> articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, …

Sweet potatoes vs. potatoes: Which are really healthier? [Infographic]

<b>Sweet potatoes vs. potatoes: A nutritional debate fueled by misinformation, baseless ‘superfood’ obsessions, and carbohydrate phobias. Here’s how</b> …

Chinese Spring Rolls Recipe

Authentic Chinese Spring Rolls should be smooth, light, crisp-crackly skin and small enough to enjoy in 4 bites. The filling is also light, full of …

Food & Dining

Learning to code vs. coding to learn

By Michael Trucano<p>This week, over a million students around the world will participate in the Hour of Code, an annual event designed to excite …

Women in tech: it’s not a media story, it’s good business.

I have grown tired listening to the excuses offered by the technology industry when addressing the ongoing gender gap in Silicon Valley. The simple …

Thomas Jefferson and the fascinating history of Founding Fathers defending Muslim rights

<i>This post has been updated with President Obama's comments. The Fix originally wrote about Thomas Jefferson and Muslims in December.</i><p>Muslims are at the center of a roiling debate over religious freedom in the United States. But they've actually been a part of that heated conversation from the very …

Religion

Tech Women Choose Possibility

<i>By Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder and CEO, Joyus</i><p>When I came to Silicon Valley 18 years ago, I stayed.<p>I found the place that fanned the flames of my …

There’s Nothing Wrong — or Even New — About Zuckerberg’s New LLC

Much has been made of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s decision to use an LLC, not a nonprofit, to oversee $45B worth of Facebook shares.<p>I’m less …

Anonymous on the internet

For the past week, I’ve stared at a blank page, puzzling out a pithy way to start this article.<p>I have found no elegant sound bite to summarize my …

Turntable comparison chart

TL;DR - If you want the best bang for your buck when buying a new turntable, get the Audio-Technica AT-LP120 for $250. It performs as good or better …

The problem isn't that life is unfair — it's that you don't know the rules

Unless you're winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you.<p>The truth is, life is just playing by different rules.<p>The real rules are there. They actually make sense. But they're a bit more complicated, and a <i>lot</i> less comfortable, which is why most people never manage to learn them.<p>Let's …

These 3 Guides Were Published By Anonymous To Teach You "How To Hack" And Fight ISIS

The war between the hackers and terrorists is escalating quickly in the wake of the recent Paris attacks. In the short time frame of past two days, …

facebook

There’s an awful cost to getting a PhD that no one talks about

One night during the third year of my PhD program, I sat on my bed with a packet of tranquilizers and a bottle of vodka. I popped a few pills in my mouth and swigged out of the bottle, feeling them burn down my throat. Moments later, I realized I was making a terrible mistake. I stopped, trembling …

Mental Health

Why Talking Isn’t Enough: Thoughts on Ellen Pao’s Optimism About Progress Against Sexism in Silicon…

<b>Why Talking Isn’t Enough: Thoughts on Ellen Pao’s Optimism About Progress Against Sexism in Silicon Valley</b><p>When I opened this week’s edition of Lenny, …

Being a female Developer

My name is Sanni Oluwatoyin Yetunde and I am a software developer at Andela. My journey into the programming world was inspired by a deep interest …

Brave Leadership

<i>Guest post from Darrin Murriner:</i><p>Most people would agree that good leaders are brave leaders. But our definition of brave may vary widely. For some …

After 13 Years, I'm Leaving Christianity

I grew up in a Buddhist household. I was only introduced to Christianity when I was 13. That was back in the early 2000s. A classmate had invited me to her youth church. She was a new convert herself.<p>Occupying a single floor in a washed-up industrial building in central Singapore, the church was …

Vegan Meals For The Holidays: Stuffed Red Lentil Loaf

Instructions<p>Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.<p>Prepare the dough<p>Rinse the lentils under running water and drain. Add lentils, vegetable broth, salt …

The best bakery in every state

So we turned to city-guide app Foursquare to help us find the best bakery in every state.<p>Because the app allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which bakeries locals are raving about across the country and compile a list of America's Most Scrumptious …

8 healthy ice cream recipes you have to try now. Got a blender? Then you have these smart, easy, delicious desserts.

<b>Precision Nutrition super chef Jen Nickle developed these 8 incredible, exotic ice cream recipes. They’re healthy enough to eat all the time, even if</b> …

Lettuce can make drugs that don’t require fridges

Freeze-dried lettuce leaves are a surprising new source for shelf-stable drugs, report researchers.<p>Biopharmaceuticals, or drugs that are based on …

Immune System