Karen Renee Perez

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The U.S. Flooded One of Houston’s Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else

“Next contestant, come on down.” On Oct. 6, in a bright courtroom in downtown Houston, Susan Braden, chief justice of the U.S. Court of Federal …

Extreme Weather

Pull Quote

Magazine<p>We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti …

Drug Addiction

Overused and Tired Words

When writing an essay, term paper, or report, you should always try to use words that convey your meaning both vividly and accurately.<p>Can you just …

Surviving as an Old in the Tech World

<b>About 15 years ago,</b> I was inexplicably offered a job at Google—at age 52. At the time, my age reliably put me in the running for “oldest employee.” …

The Workplace

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

By Phyllis L. Fagell<p>When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew …

Parenting

15 Stitches Every Embroiderer Should Know

01 of 16<p>Top 15 Stitches in Hand Embroidery<p>Learning hand embroidery is both fun and relaxing, plus it's an easy way to create beautiful art with …

What do the symbols on your clothing labels really mean?

Washing care decoded<p>We’ve all been there. Got a fab new cashmere top, worn it once, put it in the wash and completely shrunk it, because we put the …

This artist’s comics are the antidote to Instagram anxiety

In September of 2015, Mari Andrew was recovering from the loss of her father, a painful breakup, and some serious health issues. She was suffering, badly, when a line from Cheryl Strayed’s advice column leapt off the page: “This is how you get unstuck… You reach.”<p>And reach she did. Andrew took …

Social Media

Embroider Last Year’s Khakis to Update Your Look for This Spring

Updating something old into something new is probably one of my favorite things to do. I love the feeling of being so over something (that I’m ready to throw it away, or donate it) that I’m okay with experimenting with any type of DIY technique. When I have this mindset, I feel like my pieces come …

Never Mind the Students; Homework Divides Parents

Last spring, when Public School 11, a prekindergarten through fifth-grade school in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, banned mandatory traditional homework assignments for children up to fourth grade, you might have expected universal acclaim. Rather than filling out worksheets, students were …

Education

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus

ISTANBUL — When 22 Christian refugees gathered in the basement of an apartment in Istanbul early on a recent Sunday afternoon, it was quickly clear that this was no ordinary prayer meeting. Several of them had Islamic names. There was an Abdelrahman and even a couple of Mohammads. Strangest of all, …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

29 Ridiculously Helpful Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Learn How To Cross-Stitch

Including how to organize your embroidery floss, understand Aida cloth counts, and cross-stitch on other fabrics!

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

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