Kara Sievel

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How to Paint Melamine and Laminate Surfaces

Laminate and melamine surfaces are known for becoming outdated quickly. Not only that, they eventually become scratched and nicked even with normal …

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

American Philosophy

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. During a recent presentation on …

Presidential signatures: How does Trump stand up?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Shortly after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, he went back inside the Capitol and did one of the main things presidents do: he signed a bunch of official papers while less powerful people stood around and smiled.<p>From laws and executive orders to memoranda and …

15 Netflix movies and TV shows that will educate kids in 2017

While Netflix is home to some great content for adults — such as the best superhero movies and TV shows of all time and some of the most informative …

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

You've Been Writing To-Do Lists Completely Wrong, Here's How to Do It Right

“The most productive people don’t just write to-do lists once, but every day or multiple times a day.”<p>Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter …

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent years.<p><i>Jill …

Teens

5 Effective Exercises for Weight Loss and Fitness

What do you want from your workouts? If you really think about it, you probably want a workout that's short, effective, easy to follow, and fun. Or …

Weight Loss

The scientific case for doodling while taking notes

When I was in grade school, I doodled in class. I got in trouble for it sometimes, because drawing in class can look a lot like goofing off and daydreaming. What I never managed to explain to my teachers is that my abstract swirls and shapes helped me repeat almost word-for-word the lesson I’d …

15 Bite-Size Desserts To Bake This Month

Bite-size just means you can eat a dozen, right?

Dessert

Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

Dessert

10-Step Qi Gong Meditation For Grounding – Evolve + Ascend

The following is called the One through Ten Meditation and is used to prepare for Qigong practice. It allows one to relax, sink and root the mind. …

7 Ways to Work Through Problems Instead of Feeling Like We’re Failing.

Ah, problems. At some point in life, we all have to face and work through them.<p>I was a teacher for a long time. One of the tasks of that job was to …

Self-help

The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

Sometimes, hearing the right question is just as critical as finding the right answer.<p>Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life.<p>"Why have you been using the tools of modern neuroscience just to study …

Meditation, Mental Habits, and Creative Imagination

We have to be careful not to think that meditation is about getting rid of thoughts. On the contrary, I would say that meditation helps us to …

Meditation

Sometimes, we Lose Ourselves.

“Take my hand,” she said, “everything is going to be okay.”<p><i>One year ago:</i><p>It was 6:30 a.m. and I lay in my bed listening to the rain gently tap against …

Time Travel

Guided Meditation—Week 1

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Guided Meditation

A Basic Meditation to Strengthen Neural Connections

We are all born with a specific set of physical parameters, but if we eat right, take care of ourselves, and work out, we can build muscle, …

Want a Brain That's 7 Years Younger? Science Says Do This

The brains of people who do this activity appear years younger than their actual age, a new study shows.<p>If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym (though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to <i>think</i> younger?<p>Our …

Is Your Mind Wandering?

But to gain better control of attention - to become more mindful and more able to concentrate - we need to overcome a few challenges.<p><b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious …

UC Berkeley

Your diet might be causing anxiety and depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …

Wellness

11 Tips from Chefs for Cooking Perfect Eggs

Eggs are readily available, relatively cheap, and full of healthy protein and amino acids. Although it may seem easy and straightforward to cook …

Here's How to Know Your Gut Type

You know your blood type and your skin type—but what about your gut type?<p>According to natural medicine doctor and nutritionist Josh Axe, nearly all of us are prone to one of five distinct digestive imbalances, which he presents in his new book <i>Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your</i> …

How To Not Run Out Of Money In Retirement

Investing for retirement doesn't have to be hard. You read up on how to put together a diverse mix of low-cost index funds, bonds, etc. Then keep setting aside all you can into that retirement account. Easy.<p>But when you actually retire and start spending that money, that's like going from playing …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

'I Eat 250 Ice Creams a Day'—Professional Food Tasters Tell Us About Their Jobs

We spoke to the people who get paid to eat pie, ice cream, pizza, and noodles over and over again, every working day, for years on end.<p>If you define yourself as an "average human," you'll eat around 35 tons of food in your lifetime. However, before much of it reaches your mouth, somebody somewhere …

Turmoil Behind The Scenes At A Nationally Lauded High School

Few public high schools in the country have attracted as much shine as Pathways in Technology Early College High School — P-TECH — in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.<p>A large classroom at the school is hung with blown-up color posters of President Obama, smiling with students on a visit to the school in …