Judy E

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Blend-if: One of the Most Useful Features in Photoshop

The Blend-if feature is easy to miss if you're not looking for it in Photoshop, but it's one of the most useful tools you can have in your …

Tutorials

Whimsical tiny house is a masterpiece of craftsmanship

It was recently featured on HGTV’s Tiny House Big Living<p>Just when you think you’ve seen the most peculiar tiny house, another one appears to surprise you. This double-decker tiny home was built around the family’s most prized possession: an heirloom whiskey still. Hidden within a copper-topped …

Tiny House Movement

The Miller Table

This Alder wood table is a direction for Texas Rover Company. Solid, beautiful and meticulously designed, The Miller Table will stand up to the test …

Woodworking

Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.<p>Let’s pretend for a moment you’re giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback—ideally, some sign of positive approval—because you know you’re being evaluated.<p>You look to a person in the front …

Psychology

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Insects

If You're Not Losing Weight, These Comparison Photos Could Explain Why

Eating healthy foods is just part of the equation when it comes to losing weight. Portion size plays an even bigger role, and these photos prove why. Instagram user meowmeix posted these comparison photos to prove a point about how easy it is to double your calorie amount without even realizing …

Breakfast

7 Must Read Parenting Books, According to the Experts

If you are anything like me, you want to be the best parent you can be. There is so much parenting advice available in books and blog posts that it … …

Parenting

‘Shyness didn’t happen overnight. It was a process of feeling exposed’

For Hayley Webster, shyness was a way of hiding herself in life. But finally she decided she didn’t want shyness to hold her back any longer…<p>I wasn’t always shy. Snapshots of complete confidence: a choir concert, my mum and dad singing, and in the audience, toddler me. I climbed on to the stage …

Self-help

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale

Tuesday is an anniversary worth noting: On Jan. 30, 1868, Charles Darwin published a follow-up to his masterpiece <i>On The Origin Of Species.</i> This less-popular tome (897 pages!) contained a vexing puzzle:<p>Why do pets and livestock tend to have "drooping ears?"<p>Wolves, for example, have perky, upright …

Charles Darwin

Dog cries each time this little boy cries, tries very hard to cheer him up, is hilarious

Roxy the dog lives in Riverton, Australia.<p>Sam, one of Roxy's humans, was crying one morning-- and Roxy joined in too, with heart-melting results.<p>“Sam …

Xeni Jardin

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we treat depression — and you can try her new tool right now

The message I couldn't ignore appeared around 6 p.m. I was on the bus. Instinctively, I cupped a hand around my phone and stole a furtive glance at the newest blue bubble on the screen.<p>"Hey Erin, you ready to check in?" someone — or something — asked.<p>The message was from Woebot, an artificially …

Chatbots

Moms Are LOVING This 4-Minute Clip That Calms Down Angry Kids

There are plenty of resources for teaching mindfulness to moms, but it's an equally beneficial practice for children. Which is why we are loving this …

Mindfulness

How 'defusing my thoughts' helped me claw my way back from debilitating anxiety

Anxiety doesn't always go away — but your relationship with it can change.<p>Throughout my teens and the entirety of my twenties, it seemed like I was weathering one health-related disaster after another. At fifteen, I was hospitalized with ovarian cysts — giant, fluid-filled sacs that would …

Sustainability

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn't Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

Skin Care

The secret to keeping your brain sharp as you get older may be simpler than you may think

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she'll give you an earful.<p>There's Johnetta, 101, whom she's known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer's disease. "I call her every day and just say 'Hi, how are you doing?' She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her," Smith …

Northwestern University

World-renowned comic book artist decorates the walls of new Glasgow hotel

Vincent Deighan has put a "party" into every room of the new Radisson Red hotel with his quirky designs.<p>A world-renowned comic book artist, who has …

What too much salt can do to your brain

Too much salt can cause cognitive deficits, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Nature Neuroscience.</i> Luckily, these negative effects may …

A psychological ailment called 'hikikomori' is imprisoning 500,000 Japanese people in their homes — and it's more of a threat than ever

Hayashi Kyoko started becoming a social recluse when her high school principal started talking about university entrance exams on the first day of school.<p>"The fun high-school life I was looking forward to transformed into nothing more than a period of test preparation," the Japanese native told the …

Japan

Literally 329 Things That Will Make Living With Depression A Little Easier

Because it can REALLY SUCK.<p>Some of those people are therapists and psychologists. Others are people dealing with depression who can tell you firsthand what worked for them. We've written a lot of depression content over the years — both helpful and feelsy — so we decided to pull a few gems together …

Rethink the Weekend and Skip These 5 Things

If you're like us, your work week is insanely busy; your to-do lists are overloaded and your inboxes are out of control. And then, the weekend …

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

Johann Hari took antidepressants for 14 years until a shocking realisation – the drugs don’t work. In this extract from his new book, he calls for a new approach<p>• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered …

São Paulo

Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

My favorite medical diagnosis is “failure to thrive.”<p>Not because patients are failing to thrive — that part makes me sad. But because of the diagnosis’s bold proposition: Humans, in their natural state, are meant to thrive.<p>My patient, however, was not in his natural state. Cancer had claimed nearly …

Happiness

'Best diets' ranking puts keto last, DASH first

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a fan of the "fat-burning" keto diet, you'll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It's tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet.<p>Both stress eating a ton of protein and minimal carbs, putting the dieter into …

Nutrition

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.<p>You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.<p>But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that …

Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous …

A group of experts wrote a book about Donald Trump’s mental health—and the controversy has just begun

Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Zuma<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><i>This story first appeared on the BillMoyers.com.</i><p>There will …

Democracy

“Brain zapping” could be the best way to treat depression and spark creativity

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …

The Brain

Volkswagen is bringing back the microbus in 2022 — here's what we know

The Volkswagen microbus is making a comeback and we couldn't be more excited.<p>Volkswagen said the bus will enter production and hit dealerships in 2022. It won't resemble the classic hippiemobiles of years past, as most apparent by its all-electric drivetrain. Still, it's great to see the bus make a …

Detroit Auto Show

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

Hanging Out at Home May Be the Key to Family Happiness

Sometimes, it can seem like the only way to spend enjoyable time together as a family is to do something new and different—like taking a far-away …