Erica Edvi

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17 Weird Things That Can Mess with Your Fertility

Find out which common habits could make it harder to conceive

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less

Toys can help children learn to be thankful for what they have.<p>Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant …

10 Things You Need To Do As Soon As You Lose Your Job

Let's face it: Many times the ones who have been there the longest, making a lot of money, get the boot. Sometimes it's a surprise, but almost always, if you really look at your career the warning signs were there.<p>You can allow yourself a one-day pity-party, but work hard to quickly get past the …

Employment

10 Pinterest Boards That Will Help You Plan Your Next Vacation

Allow us to introduce you to some seriously beautiful travel inspiration boards.<p>When Pinterest introduced their map feature in November, our heads nearly burst with ways we could utilize this amazing new tool. So with summer vacation just around the corner, we scoured Pinterest to find the ten …

The Dark Power of Fraternities

A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame.<p>One warm spring night in 2011, a young man named Travis Hughes stood on the back deck of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Marshall …

10 Weird Things That Destroy Your Immunity

Nix these bad habits, and the cold and flu will be no match against your immune system

The Flight Attendant's Guide to Hotel Safety

Putting your oxygen mask on first is a great lesson you probably learned from a flight attendant. I know I've learned many life lessons from my colleagues over the years. Airline crews are away from home and family sometimes half the year or more. Staying safe on the road is a priority. Here are …

‘Don’t quit’: Why a Post writer signed up for 12 hours of hell. Twice.

<b>It’s 7 a.m. on the Fourth</b> of July in Georgetown’s Montrose Park, and the sun is cresting above a group of 260 men and women standing at attention.<p>In front of them is former Marine Corps staff sergeant Chris Stokes, decked out in a chest-tight black tank top, tattooed biceps bulging.<p>For the next 12 …

The Innovators Who Are Transforming U.S. Education

Dedicated entrepreneurs are getting American students excited about science and math.<p>The new global economy demands a robust workforce, flush with technical know-how.<p>Unfortunately, education in the United States of America has been failing to meet this need. According to the U.S. Department of …

The Modern Writing-School Paradox: More Students, Fewer Jobs, More Glory

What explains the boom in MFA and MFA-like programs? The Internet makes the promise of an audience greater than ever, even if the monetary payoff is smaller.<p>Flickr / MadLabUK<p>Never before have there been so many teachers telling so many students how to write. This is very good for the teachers. …

The Novelist's iPad: 10 Apps for Writers

The iPad's many uses include turntable, toddler flypaper, and bird catapult. But when you couple it with an external keyboard, it turns into a surprisingly versatile writing machine. Most writers are easily distracted; trying out just one more app often sounds better than slogging through your …

UNICEF Tells Slacktivists: Give Money, Not Facebook Likes

A harsh new ad from the group says social shares aren't enough, in a new turn in the online-activism debate.<p>In the beginning, organizations wanted you to like the heck out of their Facebook pages. Why? You know, community-building, awareness-raising, general "engagement"-upping. After all, social …

21 Books Written by and About Women That Men Would Benefit From Reading

From Tina Fey's memoir to Margaret Atwood and Octavia Butler's dystopias, these works offer a window into the female experience.<p>Little, Brown and Company<p><b>Suburban-Angst Films</b><p>This week, <i>Salon</i> published a great interview with Meg Wolitzer (whose just-released novel <i>The Interestings</i> is currently being …

The Surprisingly Serious Quest to Make Muggle Quidditch a Real Sport

At this weekend's Quidditch World Cup VI, more than 1,500 players will unite to play the semi-ridiculous Harry Potter-inspired game and support its effort to be recognized.<p>"I've had my shoulder thrown out from an illegal tackle. I've had my lips busted open more times than I can count. I had a …

Home Improvement Projects Are On The Rise In 2013

More than 100,000 people have spoken. And they say this will be the year renovations come back. The number of U.S. Houzz users moving forward with decorating and redecorating projects has increased by 12 percent compared to this time last year, and 7 percent fewer people than last year say they are …

Fatigue Facts: 5 Things That Make You Tired

Your extreme fatigue might be coming from one of these energy suckers

Do Today's Parents Need to Relax?

Or does Frank Bruni?<p>Currier & Ives<p>Twice a month, a panel of dads discusses a topic of the moment. For today's conversation, they discuss Frank Bruni's recent <i>New York Times</i> column about parenting. Part one of the discussion is below; part two is here.<p>As someone who writes frequently about parenting, …

The Great Gatsby

• <b>Author:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, <i>The Great Gatsby</i> (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken …

Literature

The Things They Carried

• <b>Author:</b> Tim O'Brien<p>A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, <i>The Things They Carried</i> is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. <i><br>The Things They Carried</i> depicts …

Books

10 Signs You're Burnt Out

Several years ago, I started a job that, for all intents and purposes, was my dream job. At least, it's what I spent four years of college and two years of internships preparing for. This was my big break, and I was not going to squander it.<p>I'm of the mindset that while I may not be the smartest or …

The DNA of Perfect Hair

Most women misdiagnose their real hair type...and end up with shampoos, conditioners, and styling products that are all wrong for them

This Airline Makes You "Pay as You Weigh." Can We Discuss?

The possibility of charging passengers who weigh more to fly the friendly skies has loomed for a while...but now, one airline has finally made it a reality.<p>Samoa Air has implemented a "pay as you weigh" system, charging by the kilogram instead of by the seat. The chief executive of the airline says …

Fitness

Reclaiming Sleep... and Self

Thinking back, I've always needed solid sleep. It's true I can function -- and function surprisingly well -- on only a few hours of rest, but I don't consider it a strength. It's an essential skill when you are called to travel last minute, covering a story that involves a solid amount of research …

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

A novel of the open road, a memoir of childhood in Alaska—and Baltimore, new work from William H. Gass, fiction from the point of view of a fly and …