Christine Anne Monnich

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You Had Me at Hello: 10 Ways to Start a Conversation

Let's face it, the hardest part of meeting someone is your opening line. Some people have an innate gift to go up to anyone and introduce themselves. I call them "wall talkers" and my friend, Craig Delsack, is among the best. When you're with him, he introduces you, too, which makes him a great …

Stop Undermining the President!

For a short time after September 11, 2001 anyone who dared to criticize then President Bush was called an unpatriotic traitor. Remember the Dixie Chicks?<p>But today when international crises occur those same folks pushing that patriotic fervor are quick to find fault with our current Commander in …

Understanding What Hamas Wants

Five observations about the Gaza conflict, including praise for an ex-president's insight into the particular nature of Hamas' evil<p>1. We can thank former President Bill Clinton for perfect clarity in his comments about the chaos and horror of Gaza. In an interview on Indian television, Clinton—who …

Why Mindfulness Techniques Can Bring You Success In A Wired World

We can apply mindfulness techniques to our digital lives in a number of ways to help us boost our productivity.<p>I was speaking about this recently at an event in Tech City, London, and the discussion sparked much debate. How can we use digital mindfulness to increase our productivity and …

This Is How Behind Low-Income Children Can Be When They Enter Kindergarten

Certain life factors make a big difference for students as they start their first year of school.<p>A new analysis from Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind Sesame Street, looked at how four risk factors impacted the abilities of kindergarten students right as they entered school. The risk …

Infants May Practice Words In Their Minds Before They Can Talk (STUDY)

By: Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 07/14/2014 03:53 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Months before they say their first real "mama" or "dada," babies are practicing those words in their heads, new research suggests.<p>Brain areas associated with speech motor planning light up in 7-month-old babies, even though …

Brazil's World Cup Stadiums, Reimagined as Wild-Looking Housing

It surely wouldn't work, but this plan to address Brazil's housing crisis is a good example of dreaming big.<p>Of the twelve stadiums that Brazilian cities built or renovated for the 2014 World Cup, four have futures that look dismal. Situated in a rain forest in one case, in a city without a top-tier …

Meditation for Strivers

During a trip to the United States in the nineteen-seventies, the Tibetan scholar, translator, and lifelong meditator Lobsang Lhalungpa found himself in San Francisco’s financial district. Struck by the hordes of rushing bodies, he stopped, turned to his guides, and said, “I don’t see any humans …

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How 1 Woman Single-Handedly Convinced Intel To Let Its Workers Meditate On The Job

When Lindsay Van Driel looked around at her colleagues over four years ago at Intel's office in Hillsboro, Oregon, she saw a group of stressed, tired workers who spent long hours at the office trying to manage a never-ending cycle of project deadlines, calendar alerts and overstuffed email …

16 Pickups Lines So Original, They Just Might Work

Guys, you may want to take notes. Below, 16 smooth pickup lines the women of Reddit say won them over.<p>Take it away, ladies:<p><b>1.</b> "'Where are you from?' <i>'Uhhh... here? Why do you ask?'</i> 'Because you're beautiful and I wanted to start a conversation with you.'"<p><b>2.</b> "On our first date, my now-husband asked …

3 Steps to Successful Cleansing

Most of my patients can reset their metabolism by switching from sugar and processed foods to real, whole, fresh food. But there are some who need a more powerful reboot, a cleanse. And there are so many programs and cleanses out there -- some good, some not.<p>Most of my patients can reset their …

The Brain

Life Ed: Making Meditation Part of Daily Life

A woman meditates at sunset on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Calif., on New Year's Eve Dec. 31, 2010. Lucy Nicholson / REUTERS file<p>The power of meditation has been lauded by Wall Street titans and self-help gurus alike, and according to a recent national survey, more than 20 million Americans had …

Stressed at work? Meditating really does work - and you'll see a difference in just three days, say researchers

• <b>Researchers found 25 minutes of mindful meditation for three consecutive days alleviated psychological stress</b><p>Meditating can have an almost instant …

Facebook: There Are No More Secrets

I showed restraint and stopped myself from reading "Kelly Osbourne's New Tattoo Is In The Most Unlikely Place," "This Is When It's Okay to Look For Sex Outside Your Marriage" and the blog about a woman who slept with 10,000 men and made $1,000 an hour at an escort service. Facebook would have found …

Aspiring Female Entrepreneur: 7 Lessons I (Re)Learned From Business School

<b>1. Be comfortable with being uncomfortable.</b><p>Comfort gives you a false sense of security. The reality is, things are always changing and the only way to evolve is to live beyond your comfort zone. Being courageous is not about the absence of fear but rather doing things in spite of fear.<p><b>2. Life is</b> …

Verizon Phone Bill Quiz: You Won't Get Any Answers Right.

<b>Meet Verizon's Subsidiaries-- Who have taken Control of the Wires, Your Services, and Caused Net Neutrality.</b><p><i>Part VI,a in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnected".</i><p>Every month you pay your communications bills, and yet, in plain sight, these indecipherable collection of charges …

Americans Are No Longer Optimists

A survey reveals deep uncertainty the country's future—but also growing consensus on issues like same-sex marriage and marijuana.<p>Historically, Americans have been optimistic about the future and confident about our leadership in the world, while at the same time being deeply divided on so-called …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

The Rise of the DIY Abortion in Texas

A pill that revolutionized reproductive rights in Latin America is now gaining ground on the black market in South Texas.<p>The Alamo flea market sits right off South Texas’s lengthy Highway 83, a sprawling, dusty, labyrinth of a place. Under canopies in the converted parking lot, vendors in dark …

Mark Cuban Thinks The Student Loan Bubble Bursting Is 'Inevitable' (VIDEO)

Mark Cuban thinks the student loan bubble is going to burst.<p>Between the $1 trillion of student debt owed today and the growing cost of college tuition, “Anything that’s not an absolute necessity, kids coming out of school today can’t spend their money on," Cuban says in an interview with Inc.<p>The …

The Supreme Court's Skin-Deep Unanimity

Despite an unusual number of 9-0 opinions this Supreme Court term, there are deep ideological divisions just below the surface.<p>In 2007, Chief Justice John Roberts told <i>The Atlantic</i>’s Jeffrey Rosen that he hoped to foster "a culture and an ethos that says ‘It’s good when we’re all together.'" Judging …

The book rustlers of Timbuktu: how Mali's ancient manuscripts were saved

When Mali's historic city was taken by rebels, thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts came under threat. We report on a dangerous operation to smuggle the archive to safety<p>At 5am on a Sunday morning, Mohamed Diagayeté was disturbed by an urgent banging on the door of his house in Timbuktu, on …

Get Over Your Guilt by Looking at It Objectively

If guilt is weighing you down, author, speaker, and journalist Minda Zetlin suggests looking at it from an outside point of view.<p>When you feel guilt, …