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Raising girls who are "includers" instead of "mean girls"

“What came out of my experience with ‘mean girls’? I became an includer.” -Lisa McCrohan<p>I remember walking into the cafeteria of my new school and it …

Shanghai water supply hit by 100-tonne wave of garbage

Ships are suspected of dumping waste upstream on China’s Yangtze river before it floats into a key city reservoir<p>Medical waste, broken bottles and household trash are some of the items found in more than 100 tonnes of garbage salvaged near a drinking water reservoir in Shanghai.<p>The suspected …

The US is warming to Sweden’s habit of burning trash for energy

Maybe, in the near future, calling something a “dumpster fire” won’t carry the flavor of a pejorative that it does now.<p>The practice of burning trash to generate energy works well for Sweden, but in the US the idea remains controversial. That might be changing. Officials in seven Idaho counties have …

EPA

Obama’s Female Staffers Made Sure Their Voices Were Heard With a Genius Strategy

When President Obama first took office, the White House wasn’t exactly the friendliest place for female staffers. Most of Obama’s senior staffers — …

The White House

15 Career Tips From Smart Women

When I was teenager, my stay-at-home mom started her photography career. I remember assisting her on a shoot. Our backyard was filled with baby …

Careers

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

The Best Time to Book a Flight to Vegas, Depending on Where You Live

Vegas is one of the most popular travel destinations in the States, and depending on when you travel, you can often score a great deal on flights. …

The Classics

Marie Kondo’s illustrated guide to a home that sparks joy

An entranceway that sparks joy<p>As a self-proclaimed tidying freak, I can tell the state of a person’s closets the instant I set foot in the doorway. One client’s front entranceway was jammed with shoes and a bundle of newspapers ready for recycle. Keys, gloves, and delivery forms were strewn …

Minimalism

6 poems to read on Christmas Day

Reading poetry on Christmas might not be a widespread tradition, but maybe it should be. With all the clamor of kids playing with their new toys, family members catching up with one another and basketball blaring on the TV, it's probably a good idea to reserve a little time to yourself.<p>If it's all …

Literature

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel

The Last 10 Percent: How to Push Through a Project When You're Nearing the Finish Line

Remember the excitement you felt when you launched headfirst into your latest project? Every door was open and the opportunities were endless. But …

The 20 Pound World Travel Backpack

Traveling the world requires a delicate balance of weight and preparedness. Over on The Art of Manliness, travel writer David Danzeiser shares his …

How tiny islands drove huge ambition at the Paris climate talks

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>LE BOURGET, France — The Paris climate-change conference was supposed to be about the needs of big countries and what they are willing to do to slow the warming of Earth’s atmosphere. But in the end, the two weeks of sometimes round-the-clock negotiations focused at …

Climate

Key points of the landmark Paris agreement

U.N. climate talks reached a milestone Saturday when more than 190 countries adopted the first accord asking all countries to join the fight against global warming.<p>Here are some of the key elements of the deal:<p><b>LONG-TERM GOAL</b>: The long-term objective of the agreement is to make sure global warming …

Meet the woman who helped seal an uprecedented climate-change pact

For nearly two weeks, world leaders have been arguing over the minutiae of a deal on the new global strategy to counter climate change.<p>Earlier today (Dec. 12), the final text of this year’s climate-change resolution in Paris was signed, sealed, and delivered, as is customary for any United Nations …

5 Books to Teach Kids Kindness

After such heartbreaking events in the news this weekend, it makes you think even more about how teach empathy to children. How they can help their …

Kids

Educational Toys Learning Toys from Fat Brain Toys

Easter Shipping Schedule<p>To assure delivery in time for Easter, please reference the following chart:<p>Express Shipping<p>UPS Ground is our standard method …

Enjoying the Small Things - Enjoying the Small Things

Sometimes I have things brewing inside me that shout “Write me down, write me down,” and they spill out, without even thinking, as soon as I make …

How one-child policy plucked a girl from China to US and gave her undreamt-of opportunities | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

"So what time does your flight get into Sea-Tac?" To me, it seemed a fairly basic question. But it confused my brother, Wuchao, who was texting me …

Birth Control

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

BIG READS, little reads - Enjoying the Small Things

For Friday Faves today, I’m bringing you my latest favorite reads both for big people and little people. I didn’t read as many books as I wanted to …

How your food would look if not genetically modified over millennia?

Thai Zucchini Soup Recipe

My intent here was to make a chilled, pureed, Thai curry soup. It would be summery and refreshing, and at the same time, strong with green curry …

takeout-style sesame noodles with cucumber

Is there anything more inspiring than a farmer’s market at the height of the summer, piled high with funky heirloom tomatoes, eggplants from …

How to Pack a Healthy Lunchbox for Your Kids

A kid’s packed lunch has a big job to do: it has to fill their belly, be appetizing enough not to get thrown in the trash, and be healthy enough that …

Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do

No matter how tech savvy you are, there are certain things every one of us has to deal with when using a computer—and we don’t always deal with them …