#FF Friday's Fabulous Finds 5/30/2014

By Barbara Bogdanow Lavi | Upsee New device to help children walk, How Being Poor Makes You Sick, Why Women Still Can't Have It All, Maya Angelou, Millennials & Racism, Bankey's Art in Lego, Generation gap (video), Photos, quotes & more

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change.<p>Eighteen months into my job …

This Mom's Invention Does More Than Help Kids With Disabilities Walk. It Lets Their Spirits Soar.

A mother who invented a device to help her child walk is sharing her innovation on a grand scale -- by putting her creation on the market.<p>The Firefly Upsee will be available for sale on April 7, a service rep for the manufacturer, Leckey, told The Huffington Post Tuesday.<p>Debby Elnatan said the …

How Being Poor Makes You Sick

Some patients are being "prescribed" bicycles and groceries as doctors attempt to treat the lifestyle consequences of poverty, in addition to its medical symptoms. Can it work?<p>When poor teenagers arrive at their appointments with Alan Meyers, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, he performs a …

Why Do Millennials Not Understand Racism?

When you hear MTV, you don’t think “research.” But, for the last few years, the music television channel has been building a public affairs campaign …

Banksy's Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

Street Art

30 May 2014 - SMILING NATURE

SMILING NATURE<p>G'day folks,<p>Who said animals never smiled? Check out this group of happy creatures.<p>Reminds me of an old boss!<p>Clancy's comment: Well, …

16 Things to Let Go to Live a Truly Happy Life

<b>“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~Jim Rohn</b><p>Sometimes I feel like I’ve spent the …

Happiness

Daughter Channels Sept. 11 Grief Into Film, Activism

Carie Lemack, 36, gave up long ago trying to make sense of the Sept. 11 attacks that killed her mother, Judy Larocque.<p>"That's not possible," Lemack says.<p>But she says she will never quit trying to prevent that kind of tragedy from happening again.<p>Ten years after her mother's unfathomable death, …

This Instagrandma Single-Handedly Justifies The Existence Of Social Media

After she was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, 80-year-old “Grandma Betty” started an Instagram account with the help of her 18-year-old great grandson. Now she has almost half a million followers and her own logo.<p>Move over, Marilyn Hagerty, there’s a new Internet’s Best Grandma: Grandma Betty, …

Social Media Marketing

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

<b>1) Get out in nature</b><p>You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, there’s research that says you do.) Being in nature …

Happiness

How to Travel to Exotic, Expensive Cities on $50 a Day

OK, I’ve had a few short posts recently.<p>Now it’s time for my favorite: a post you will want to print out, refer to often, and take with you on …

The Epic App Brings Kids’ Books To The iPad — And Makes Them More Fun, Too

A lot of parents tend to want to limit “screen time” for their kids, and push them to read more books instead. Understandably so: Consuming television is generally a very passive activity, and many games on computers and mobile devices are not much better. When it comes to stimulating kids’ …