Katy Howard

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10 Things Suicide Attempt Survivors Want You to Know

Learning from the people who have contemplated suicide can help prevent future deaths.<p>Part of what’s so isolating and stigmatizing about having …

Mental Health

The history of a city, as told through its trash

Today’s garbage is tomorrow’s archaeology.<p>Humans have been tossing stuff into rivers for thousands of years, whether it’s trash, wished-upon coins, lost items, or dramatically dumped, once-significant objects. That makes the river bed into a microcosm of human history and the development of …

Archaeology

The Truth About 'Video Game Addiction'

When one of <i>World of Warcraft</i>’s top ten guilds recruited Cam as their chief hunter, his suicidal thoughts surged. To earn the enviable invitation, Cam …

Mental Health

‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. By Anna Clark<p>On a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, …

Snorkeling

7 Everyday Tonics that Help Your Body Adjust to Stress and Anxiety

We’ve all been there — feeling like there’s just some pep missing in our step. Thankfully, there’s a natural (and tasty!) solution in your …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Exercise can help you feel less depressed according to a new study

Working out has been proven to be very beneficial to those of us with anxiety and work stress. But now a new study finds that certain kinds of …

This Cornbread Recipe For One Person Is The Cutest Comfort Food You’ll Ever Make

From chili to barbecue, some foods just aren't complete without a side of homemade cornbread. However, as someone who lives alone, it doesn't always …

6 Ways to Get Teenagers to Do Chores Without Nagging

Chores can be a major source of contention in many families—especially when teenagers are involved. Whether your teenager always promises, "I'll do …

Your Air Conditioner Won’t Fully Work If You Don’t Do This

Looking to make the most of your air conditioner unit? By doing this one thing regularly, you will find yourself with an efficient air conditioner …

Freud Would Have A Field Day

Or as we like to call her, "Tripod."<i>(That was the most family-friendly joke I could come up with. HI, MOM.)</i> If you write online a lot, then this next …

An illustrative guide to common words people tend to misuse

We’ve all been there. There are just certain words that sound so much alike even though they have completely different meanings. And sometimes, when …

How to cope when a family member triggers your mental illness

Have you ever rocked up to a family gathering only to have all your worst fears confirmed when you realise that the person who really grinds your …

Things You Hate to Do During Depression

If you have depression, live with bipolar disorder, or have a mental illness that makes depression more likely, self-care and household tasks can …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

7 Ways to Help an Angry Child

It's tough to know how to help an angry child. But some children—despite their small size—seem to have an endless supply of anger buried inside …

The "Bell-less, Whistle-less, Damn Good French Toast" Beloved by 3,208 of Us

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we’re making the effort to revisit some gold recipes from our community. Today, meet an easy, French toast with the outside like a crisp crepe-like shell and inside, pudding.</i><p>There are things in life that just ought to be simple, …

Your Complete Guide to Parenting a 15-Year-Old

By the time most teens turn 15, they’re rather independent. Yet, the vast majority of them struggle to recognize their limitations. As a result, …

Ryan Reynolds Had a 'Nervous Breakdown' After Wrapping Deadpool: 'I Literally Had the Shakes'

Ryan Reynolds‘ movie <i>Deadpool</i> dominated the box office in February, but before the action flick debuted — a project years in the making — the star …

These Artists Turn Your Kids' Doodles Into Wearable Jewelry

“It’s like a single moment of someone’s childhood becomes timeless."<p>Parents can now wear their hearts on their sleeves — or on their wrists or around their necks.<p>Tasarım Takarım, a 2-year-old Turkish jewelry company, converts children’s drawings into cufflinks, bracelets and necklaces, among other …

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Artist Transforms Driftwood Into Fantastical Sculptures That Look Like Spirits of Nature

AP WAS THERE: 40 years ago, young Thai protesters massacred

BANGKOK (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Associated Press Photographer Neal Ulevich won the Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the suppression of a left-wing student protest at Bangkok's Thammasat University on Oct. 6, 1976, and the brutal lynchings in its wake. Ulevich, then 30, arrived as a night of tension …

Vietnam War

How Much Does Your Favorite Video Game Character's Outfit Cost?

Video game characters have it easy: they never have to change clothes. Whether they’re saving the world or just catching Pokemon, our heroes—Master …

5 Tips to Get Rid of Mental Clutter and Negative Self Talk

Eighty-five percent of our worries never come true.<p>I'm a worrier.<p>It's inherited. Or more likely, it's ingrained.<p>My grandfather worried. My mother worried. I worry.<p>About really dumb things. I'm talking about things that no one else worries about.<p>For example, growing up there was a rule in the house: …

Self-help

Descendants of Utah massacre victims see likely gravesites

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Nearly 160 years after the massacre of a wagon train in southern Utah, the pioneers' descendants got their first glimpse of …

Awesome Art Picks: Supergirl, Eleven, Harley Quinn, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …