Mary Holtz

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The best air conditioner

<i>By Liam McCabe</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After six summers of …

Here Are All the Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving in July

We’re well into summer now, but there’s still plenty of time to add a book or eight to your reading list. And you’ll want to, after checking out all …

Do Smokers' Lungs Heal After They Quit?

Cigarette smoke can have wide-ranging health effects on the body, and the lungs and airways are two of the hardest-hit areas.<p>But the good news is …

Everyone Will Love This One-Pan Chili-Lime Chicken and Rice

This 30-minute one-pan meal comes together with minimal ingredients but packs big flavor. It's wholesome and filling and everyone in your family is …

10 Things You Do Because You Have Repressed Emotions

Ah, emotional repression. The tactic we’re all taught growing up, but loathe to admit we’re engaging in. In a world that teaches us to be strong and …

Self-help

8 Toxic Personalities Every Successful Person Avoids

Nobody can afford an emotional saboteur.<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is full of many types of people. There are those who sustain you through hard times and applaud you in good times. And then there …

Self-help

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

This Chicken Piccata Is Made in the Slow Cooker

Our love for the slow cooker here at Kitchn will never die. You really can't beat the convenience of throwing a bunch of ingredients in, walking away …

Cooking

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

Apps

18 One-Pot Chicken and Rice Dishes for an All-in-One Meal

When it comes to making dinner, you’d traditionally have a protein, a starch and vegetables all on one plate. That also means you’re going to have *loads* of dishes to do, and that’s just <i>not</i> going to fly for a regular ol’ weeknight meal. There are plenty of one-pot dishes that can be made in a cast …

Cooking

What is sapiosexuality? The sexual orientation thousands of people identify with

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual – these are all terms to help us navigate relationships and sexuality. Now, a label for those are attracted to …

Sexuality

Watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Shut Down White Dude On What Racism Is

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has no time for white men who want to redefine what racism is.<p>The Nigerian feminist author appeared on BBC Newsnight on Friday with R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., founder and editor-in-chief of the conservative magazine The American Spectator.<p>Discussing Donald Trump’s campaign, …

Feminism

I Am Gay. I Will Not Be Tortured Again.

I can't say I am afraid. I am numb. I feel am impending sense of doom--but it's a kind of doom I have already lived through.<p>From seventh grade through 12th grade, I was tortured nearly every day I went to school. The common term for this is bullying, but that's not what it is. It is torture. Just …

While You Weren’t Looking, Donald Trump Released a Plan to Privatize America’s Roads and Bridges

So this is kind of cute. While most of us were tearing our hair out over the FBI and Hillary Clinton's emails last weekend, Donald Trump's campaign …

Donald Trump

Want to Understand Trump's Masculinity? Ask a Trans Man

Eight trans men explain just how fragile masculinity is.<p>Donald Trump is supremely entitled, meanly aggressive, rage prone, self-centered, blustering, shockingly ignorant, racist, xenophobic, misogynistic—<i>and</i> he'd win in a landslide if only men could vote come November 8. According to Nate Silver, …

America is more fragile than you think: A former Marine Corps officer on why voters must defeat Donald Trump

When I came back from Iraq the second time, I had trouble driving. My tours as a Marine had shown me how easily metal could tear through flesh. Now I was acutely aware that life is precarious. I was amazed that people could be blasé while driving 80 mph. Could they not see that a small mistake …

Political Science

I Knew It! The DOOR CLOSE Button Does Nothing.

It’s not that everyone doesn’t equally deserve to get in the elevator with you. But when there are already 38 of you packed in there, and you see …

Home Automation

Yes, Donald Trump Is A Master Of Empathy

Just days before the general election on November 8, a <i>Washington Post</i> headline asked and answered a question: “What is this election missing?”<p>The <i>Post’s</i> answer? ”Empathy for Trump voters.”<p>Possibly not what you expected, and as the comments on the article illustrate, not well received.<p>In one sense, …

Donald Trump

Don't Let These 7 Fears Prevent You From Pursuing What You Love

Am I living up to my potential?<p>This question used to eat at me. I know so many people who continue to ask it of themselves.<p>My answer was “no” because I was living someone else’s life. I was acting a part. Playing a role. Wearing a mask.<p>When the psychic pain was too much I elected to turn off a part …

Motivation