Lisa Haertel

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Ex-Navy SEAL Shares His Top 7 Tips for Overcoming Fear

Most of us are afraid of something, whether it's failure, commitment, public speaking, or simply breaking out of our comfort zone. But more often …

Self-help

The Gift of Menopause

NASHVILLE — There are things I miss about being fertile. A waistline. Hair thick enough to hide my pink scalp and skin fitted enough to prove I have bones. Ovulation — those heady days each month when every cell was vibrating, when just the brush of my husband’s arm against mine could make …

Menopause

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Self-improvement

The Best Agatha Christie Books (And Why You Should Read Them)

Agatha Christie is not just a famous mystery writer, she’s the best selling novelist of all time with over two billion copies sold and a massive …

13 embarrassing self-help books that actually worked for us

As a diehard literary snob who once had to shut a book club down because it got too popular, this doesn’t come easily to me: I like the occasional …

Books

12 Educational Windows Apps for Teachers

Today we spent sometime sifting through Windows app store and curated for you the list below. This is a collection of some great educational apps for …

8 Best Audiobooks Narrated by a Full Cast

Neil Gaiman<p><b>Read by Fred Berman, Anne Bobby, Dennis Boutsikaris, Tim Cain, Richard Ferrone, Adam Grupper, and more</b><p>This is one of the full-cast audiobooks against which all others are invariably measured. It’s just that good. From Ron McLarty’s pitch-perfect Odin to Daniel Oreske’s beleaguered Shadow …

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Research

This Tiny Glass Cabin Lets You Sleep Under the Northern Lights

A simple and clever design for a cabin in Iceland offers a unique experience of the Northern Lights.<p>The motto for the Panorama Glass Lodge states "Where the sky is," which works as a fitting descriptor for the design of this cozy 248-square-foot vacation cabin. Thanks to the glass panels that wrap …

Northern Lights

10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: May 2018

Jameson Rodgers<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> A new crop of country rock, planted and grown in the rich musical soils of the Mississippi Delta<p><b>For Fans of:</b> Eric Church, …

12 Mystery Novels for Fans of Literary Fiction

To celebrate the birthday of Arthur Conan Doyle, we’re writing about all things Sherlockian/ACD today. This list of literary mystery novels is …

The 15 Most-Anticipated Thrillers & Mysteries Of Summer 2018, According To Goodreads

Looking for something to spice up your summer reading list? I've got a list for you. The 15 mysteries and thrillers below are getting major hype on …

What Stephen King gets right — and wrong — in ‘The Outsider’

Reading a Stephen King novel is like climbing behind the wheel of a classic, unrepentantly American-made car. One glance at the furry dice hanging from the mirror tells you that you’re in for a terrific, pacey read with the kind of character development that has kept King firmly at the top of our …

The Profound Presence of Doria Ragland

The day of the royal wedding, we could not keep our eyes off her. What was she thinking, as she sat in the pews of the five-hundred-year-old chapel, enveloped in history and irony? I mean the mother of the bride, Doria Ragland. A millennium of world-shifting encounters—of violence and of romance …

Women of Color

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

Sweden Advises Its Citizens to Prepare Wet Wipes and Tinned Hummus in the Event of War

Sweden has not gone to war with another country for over two centuries, but that hasn’t stopped the government from reissuing an emergency manual …

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

17 Secrets of Audiobook Narrators

Once associated with dusty library cassette tapes, audiobooks are more popular than ever. New technology has made it easy to listen to large audio …

Tesseracts, Wormholes, Quantum Physics—and the Eucharist!

By Steven D. Greydanus | In Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time there’s a discussion about space-time that uses a four-dimensional geometrical …

Appalachia Sauna

Product Description<p>The Appalachia is a traditional cabin-style sauna that includes a changing room and front porch area. It can comfortably seat up …

Build a Portable Platform

Tent camping has long been a favorite way to experience the natural wonders of the great outdoors. However, the novelty of sleeping on the …

Houseplans

A tent cabin, cottage or bungalow may be the ultimate summer retreat and now is a good time to plan for getting the most out of your land for next …

Neat People Reveal the Cleaning Tool They Won't Live Without

Folks who enjoy uncluttered rooms and a home not taken over by dust bunnies are often called "neat freaks." In fact, that was originally the title I …

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

How to Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain: Tips from a Neurologist

My belief is that when you understand what happened in your brain to build up the hopelessness and frustration of burnout, you'll connect with the …

Johann Hari: From North Carolina, a model of how to transform education

The chief executive of Tesco, Britain's largest private employer, has issued a warning: are kids dont no nuffink. Terry Leahy said this week that our …

'Wade in the Water' is poet laureate Tracy K. Smith’s most overtly political collection

Much of the subject matter of 'Wade in the Water' takes its inspiration from the headlines, but ruminations on pregnancy and motherhood strikes a …

Interview With Ted Dintersmith

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>If you haven’t heard (or seen) the movie “Most Likely to Succeed,” you may be in the educational minority today. The …

Education