Caitlin Barr

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Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you an awesome parent

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Why Stripping U.S. Citizens of Their Passports Is a Precursor to Genocide

It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid.<p>Taking away people’s passports and citizenship is a precursor to genocide.<p>It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid. That is what is beginning to happen here, now, …

Immigration

Don’t Toss Out Eggshells — They Can Be Incredible Helpers Around Your Garden and Home

There are so many uses for eggshells that most of us never consider while tossing them into the trash. Sure, there are countless opportunities to …

Gardening

How to Make Friends, According to Science

To begin, don’t dismiss the humble acquaintance.<p>“What are friends for?” This isn’t a rhetorical question. Friendship is one of life’s most important features, and one too often taken for granted.<p>The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is …

66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your kiddos years and years after you've said them, so we should …

I tried a Bullet Journal…and it changed my life

Everybody’s got their primary stress point, and for me, it’s feeling overwhelmed. I’m a student and I work, so I tend to pack my days to the brim—but …

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

How to Be Yourself When You Have Social Anxiety

When you don’t feel comfortable in social situations, it can be a lonely world.Take my youngest son. Despite his intelligence, kindness, and great …

Self Compassion

13 Silly Things to Do in Public

Thinking of silly things to do in public might seem like the last thing you would want to do if you live with social anxiety disorder (SAD). However, …

Dairy Queen

It Was America’s First English Colony. Then It Was Gone.

Magazine<p>Two decades before Jamestown, settlers arrived in what is now North Carolina. What happened to them is a mystery, but there are some clues.<p><b>From the English</b> ship <i>Hopewell</i> anchored off the coast of what is now North Carolina, Governor John White watched with elation as a column of smoke rose …

Roanoke

How Meditation Reduces Stress (Plus 6 Tips for Absolute Beginners)

Yoga Medicine®<i>teacher Diane Malaspina explains the research-backed benefits of meditation and provides simple suggestions for getting started.</i>If you …

You can now take Yale’s most popular (and mood-boosting) class ever online for free

Earlier this year, Yale University introduced a course on happiness that quickly rose to fame on its campus. The class, called “Psychology and the …

12 famous people who died on the Titanic — and 11 who survived

The Titanic is one of the most famous tragedies in maritime history.<p>And a number of its victims and survivors were quite famous too.<p>The ocean liner, which sank off the coast of Newfoundland on its maiden voyage to New York City, was billed as the paragon of luxury travel. As a result, many …

Titanic

Why Cats "Chirp" and "Chatter": Science Explains the Difference

Here's what your cat's trying to say.<p>Cats are always trying to tell us something in what sounds like a kitty version of the language from <i>The Sims.</i> …

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

This is a ’60-Second’ Handheld Photo of the Milky Way

Photographer Jonathan Usher of Wellington, New Zealand, recently created this photo of the Milky Way rising from the horizon near his city. But get …

Landscape Photography

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

Over the weekend, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk expanded on his rationale for launching a car toward Mars last month.<p>After Musk said in December that he'd launch his cherry-red Tesla Roadster to the red planet, many people did not believe him. But the tech billionaire delivered.<p>On February 6, SpaceX …

20+ Photos Reveal What It’s Like To Raise Boys

As someone who was the only child in the family, I had always thought that having a few brothers would make my life way more fun. Sara Easter, a …

Photography

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

Star Trek

Our Smallness and the Cosmic Scale: How Big the Universe Is Relative to Us, Animated

A humbling celestial reflection on what enlarges the minuteness of human life with meaning against the vast backdrop of the universe.<p>At the end of the nineteenth century, well before women could vote, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory known as the Harvard Computers …

7 Expert Strategies For Improving Your Body Image

It’s 8:52 a.m., which means I should already be well on my way towards New York City's Financial District for my glossy-magazine job. Instead, after …

Self-awareness

How Embracing Awkwardness Can Improve Your Work Relationships

That awkward feeling indicates that something’s up. Tune into it, and you can build trust and intimacy.<p>Like you, I admire people who are effortlessly smooth in uncomfortable situations. And like you, I can be cool under pressure and warm easily to others–some of the time.<p>I’m not like that much of …

Watch 100 Years of Men's vs Women's Fashion in 3 Minutes

Watch 100 Years of Men's vs Women's Fashion in 3 MinutesA sartorial battle of the sexes.They say men's fashion moves at a snail's place, and …

No radio signals from that 'alien megastructure' yet — but scientists are listening

SETI institute scientists have turned their radio telescopes to listen to a star that many hope might hold signs of intelligent alien life -- but so far, no one is sending any signals our way.<p>A few weeks ago, the Kepler Space Telescope detected a star that was acting really strange. The light from …

Listen In On This Couple's Raw Conversation About Sexuality And Love

"I choose you and I would never do anything to f*** that up."<p>Meet Lynette and Corey. They've have been dating on and off for four years and are engaged to be married.<p>In a new video from The Skin Deep documentary, the two lovebirds ask each other the questions they've always wanted answered. The …

How to Crush Negativity and Achieve Success

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus AureliusMost of us are incredibly hard on …

The Incredible Story of the Titanic Orphans that Captivated the World

Photograph via Library of Congress<p>On April 15, 1912 the <i>RMS Titanic</i> collided with an iceberg and more than 1,500 perished in the tragedy. Of the 710 …