Christy Petray

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There There by Tommy Orange review – Native American stories

How do you rewrite the story of a people? This question shapes Tommy Orange’s sorrowful, beautiful debut novel. Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma. <i>There There</i> is simultaneously the story of a small group of “Urban Indians” living in Oakland and the story of …

Native Americans

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Overview<p>Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud, David Messing<p>"Children are not the only ones that need …

Happiness

Why Critical Hope May Be the Resource Kids Need Most From Their Teachers

“There are a lot of other things that we’re not attentive to enough, and that we’re not measuring, to make it important in schools,” Duncan-Andrade …

Teaching

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

An excavation of a million people’s genes has provided some interesting clues to how several common psychiatric disorders might arise, including …

The Brain

No, Really: This Is the Secret to Age-Proofing Your Brain

When you think about age-proofing your brain, what's the first thing that springs to mind? Eating healthier food, exercising more, and quitting bad …

Nutrition

5 Tips For Writing a Book People Will Actually Read (From a First Time Author)

My first book comes out this month. Here's what I learned.<p>I was sitting alone in a garage surrounded by packing boxes.<p>My usual morning routine, which started with coffee back then (and now is more about black tea), segued into a new idea for this column. I started writing about what it means to be …

Writing

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Happiness

A dark, disturbing tale of teenage suffering and female strength in American author’s debut | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>Girls Burn Brighter</b> <i><br>by Shobha Rao</i><br>Fleet<p><b>3.5/5 stars</b><p><i>Girls Burn Brighter</i> begins in 2001, in the Indian village of Indravalli, which has fallen on hard …

Books

Grammar Rules the Best Writers Break

In life, writers must obey a single rule: write for your audience. If you’re writing fiction, your dialogue must be natural. So you write in …

Creative Writing

The Way We Read Online Has Changed. As Literacy Teachers, We Need to Keep Up

First Person<p>—Getty<p>Even as a technology teacher, I often have no idea what students are talking about when it comes to their digital worlds. I know …

Education Technology

Couples Who Stay In Love Do These 7 Things More Often

Falling in love with someone is the easy part. You're naturally more excited about being with someone when things are shiny and new. But when the …

Divorce

17 Best Anti-Aging Oils for Women Over 50

Wrinkles and fine lines won't stand a chance against the best anti-aging oils for over-50 women. While your go-to serums and treatments are essential …

Skin Care

Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before Greek philosopher was born, say experts

The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles like Stonehenge were using Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the Greek philosopher was born, experts have claimed.<p>A new book, Megalith, has re-examined the ancient geometry of Neolithic monuments and concluded they were constructed by …

Archaeology

8 Common Hormonal Imbalances That Are At The Root Of Weight Gain

Our bodies are hard-wired to send us signals when something isn't right, but often we're too busy to hear them begging for attention. Many of us experience signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance every day. Recognizing and treating the subtle signs of hormonal imbalance is essential, yet so many …

Wellness

16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds

A form of intermittent fasting known as the 16:8 diet helps obese individuals to lose weight and lower their blood pressure, according to a new study.<p>…

Holistic Medicine

Well 6 Habits of The World’s Richest People Who Are Humbled And Also Unique.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What do Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They are some of the wealthiest people on …

39 Ridiculously Helpful Things On Amazon Reviewers Purchase Again & Again

It isn't always easy to tell a diamond from a dud when shopping online. However, one way you can be sure you're getting a good deal is when you grab …

No One Is Going to Select You

It’s a cultural instinct to wait to get picked. To seek out the permission and authority that comes from a publisher or talk show host or even a …

The Crazy Reason You Always Come Back to the Same Weight

If you’ve ever tried to change your weight, you know that reaching your goal is just the beginning—<i>maintaining</i> it can be just as tricky. There are …

Poem: From ‘We Are Here to Slow Time’

Midway through this impressionistic gem from the poem “We Are Here to Slow Time,” the phrase “a cling wrap, of which there is none” appears. Cling wrap brings levity and familiarity to sentences that might otherwise read as idiosyncratic or cryptic. Handstands and guns appear, ghostly music, …

12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power.<p>6 min read<p>There are a variety of things a person can do, at any age, to make themselves smarter. And they're easier than you think.<p>One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible …

The Brain

What Dermatologists Buy at Sephora: A Tell-All

When we asked makeup artists what their Sephora hauls look like, it was almost like getting to read their diaries. Okay, maybe not as intimate, but …

The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

The most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.<p>The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature.<p>The study took paid …

Psychology

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

12 high-paying side jobs you can do in your free time

If you’re looking to earn some extra money, gain experience in a new field or industry, fill some free time, or find a summer gig, side jobs can fill …

Employment

There are two ways to read, but one is useless

Reading is telepathy, and a book is the most powerful technology invented.<p>Homer, Shakespeare, Voltaire, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Woolf, Hemingway—these are names without a living body. We can’t talk to them, nor touch them, but their thoughts are immortalized through the written word.<p>Aristotle’s logic, …

Self-improvement

23 Dad Jokes That Are So Bad They're Good

Nothing like a good ol' dad joke.

Jokes

The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar

<b>S</b>ome 16 years ago, The Boston Globe published an article about a jobless man who haunted Marsh Plaza, at the center of Boston University. The picture showed a curious figure in a long overcoat, hunched beneath a black fedora near the central sculpture. He spent his days talking with pigeons to whom …

Literature

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …