Karen Skadow

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Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

High School

White House expands travel ban, restricting visitors from eight countries

The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of an existing travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, immigration and discrimination.<p>In announcing the new rules, officials said they are meant to be both tough and …

Immigration

5 reasons why we should care about the crisis in Venezuela

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've seen the news reports: the protests in the streets, the long lines at the stores. But you may not have paid much attention to the chaos gripping Venezuela.<p>Venezuela is holding a presidential election on Sunday. How are events in a socialist country of 30 million people, thousands of …

Venezuela

How to catch the northern lights

Of all the stunning natural phenomena, the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, might be the most spectacular. The northern lights …

Northern Lights

How to prepare for your first bikepacking expedition

Among the many emerging trends in the outdoor and adventure sports world, one of the more interesting to witness is the growth in the number of …

Bikepacking

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Check out the Islamic architecture and mozaic tiles at this Azerbaijan spot.Shutterstock/Hasanov Jeyhun<p>As the summer holidays draw near, it's time to …

How to Make Budgeting Fun

It’s possible, trust us.<p><i>This post was written by Pamela Capalad, and originally appeared on Girlboss.com.</i><p>Before you write this article off as just another bitter pill to swallow (because let’s be honest: the word “budgeting” in a headline isn’t exactly an endorphin creator) I have a confession to …

How to Ease Travel Anxiety in an Era of Terror: Travel More

Every time my anxiety about travel seems to have subsided, new horrific and deadly terrorist attacks in Britain, like the one at London Bridge on Saturday, close to where my wife and I once lived, and the bombing just days before at the Manchester Arena, have brought my worries back to the fore, …

Getting Things Done, Ten Years In

You don’t hear a lot of people talk about the <i>Getting Things Done</i> productivity system anymore. It’s not as colorful or Insta-friendly as the Bullet …

Trump may chill Obama's warmer relations with Cuba, officials say

<b>Havana, Cuba (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is expected to roll back portions of the Obama opening with Cuba as early as June, according to a US government official involved in the review of current US policy toward the communist-run island.<p>That official, as well as other current and former …

Cuba

Venezuela Needs International Intervention. Now.

The huge protests rocking Venezuela, which began in early April, were triggered by a decision of its Supreme Court to assume the powers of Venezuela’s National Assembly in violation of the country’s Constitution. In response, President Nicolás Maduro has responded with an iron fist. More than 50 …

Congratulations To Venezuela - Goldman Sachs Bails Out The Country By Buying Bonds

Quite the fun economic story today as Venezuela gains the cash to stay away from national bankruptcy a little longer with help from the arch-capitalists at Goldman Sachs. No doubt this is what both Nicolas Maduro and Hugo Chavez have meant all these years by Bolivarian socialism freeing the people …

5 Places That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales

For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton.<p>Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers.<p><b>1. Multnomah Falls: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon</b><p>This 611-foot-tall double cascade flows through Oregon's lush …

European Travel

The Only Kettlebell Routine You'll Ever Need

We challenge you to find a piece of fitness equipment that’s more versatile—or more effective—than the kettlebell. You won’t.<p>“A single kettlebell can be used to develop max strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular capacity and power,” explains Karen Smith, a master kettlebell instructor …

The World's Most Epic (and Cheap!) Train Journeys

You've entertained whimsical fantasies of crisscrossing foreign lands on a dreamy, opulent train ever since you saw <i>Darjeeling Limited</i>. Do they …

Trader Joe's created the ultimate coffee brewing hack

Coffee junkies, prepare to rejoice. Because Trader Joe’s pour-over bag makes brewing coffee a cinch. What’s a pour-over bag, you ask? Think ramen …

'Dictator Maduro!': thousands of Venezuelans protest ban of opposition leader

Violent demonstrations come one day after Nicolás Maduro’s government barred Henrique Capriles from running for office for 15 years<p>Police in Venezuela have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at some of the thousands of protesters who poured into the streets of Caracas on Saturday amid a weeklong …

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Empanadas

For the dough: Combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Cut in the butter, pulsing a few times until the mixture is like coarse …

A family of 4 racked up enough credit card points to buy $54,000 of round-the-world flights almost for free

In 2007, Pla, now 35, and his Singaporean wife Grace Cheng, 36, embarked on a year-long journey around the world, traveling to 15 countries on five continents using two Round-The-World (RTW) economy tickets they'd purchased for around $10,000 through OneWorld, the network that comprises 15 …

Singapore Airlines

200 Slow Cooker Creations

Keeping with my all book them of this week instead of giving you just one recipe to try I am going to give you 200. One of my goals for this year is …

College Student Creates A Mobile Directory Of 600 Books That Prioritize Diversity

Looking for books about people of color, written by people of color? So was Kaya Thomas.<p>As a kid, Kaya Thomas enjoyed reading. “No matter how old I was, what I was going through, how I felt in any moment, a book was always a means of escape” she wrote in a blog post in 2015. “A way to dive into a …

Books

A Science-Backed 7-Minute Workout That Hits All the Muscles You Forget About

Don't get us wrong—we're all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout (plus the research …

The One-Word Secret To Creating A Life That Matters

Can one word capture your passion and purpose? Can your “one word” transform your life?<p>Evan Carmichael believes so much in the power of one word, he made it the theme of his new book: <i>Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter.</i> One who truly breathes and bleeds …

Self-awareness

For five decades, Ashley Bryan's works have shown children that black lives matter

The birds’ colors were mirrored in the waters: Ashley Bryan (American, born 1923), ca. 2002, from Beautiful Blackbird (Atheneum Books for Young …

The Best and the Cheapest Places to go in Europe This Summer

Europe is notoriously expensive: especially when you think of places like Paris, London and Rome. An irresistible mix of culture, history and …

10 Trader Joe's Grocery Shortcuts That'll Save You Time

Among the shelves stocked with quirky snacks, irresistible cheeses, and swoon-worthy desserts are the best gems of all at Trader Joe's. I'm talking …

Healthy Eating

Best Travel Booking Apps - Flights, Hotels, Rooms and Airport Lounges | Valet.

6 Essential Apps for Traveling Like a Boss<p>6 Essential <br>Apps for Traveling Like a Boss<p>Traveling today means firing up a search engine or tapping on an …

Like a Siri for travel, HelloGbye is a new streamlined travel-planning app

A new iOS app aims to take travelers from hello to goodbye even faster with streamlined travel planning. HelloGbye — launched on the app store today, …

4 Books Sure to Inspire a Backpacking Adventure!

<i>13 Little Blue Envelopes</i>by Maureen Johnson<p>This was one of the first backpacking adventures I read. This one follows Ginny after her Aunt leaves her …