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Powerful Leaders Like Coco Chanel and Steven Spielberg on Feeling Stuck And How They Used It to Their Benefit

Steven Spielberg offers great advice for those times when you are overcome with fear -- replace it with curiosity. You might surprise yourself.<p>Whether you're moving backward or forward in your career, at least you're moving and not being stagnant.<p>But suppose the time comes when you do feel stuck -- …

Motivation

These Age-Old Japanese Concepts Taught Me to Thrive in a Modern World

Candice Kumai on a life spent learning to embrace imperfection.<p><i>This excerpt is adapted from Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit by wellness writer and chef Candice Kumai. In her book, Kumai highlights the Japanese traditions and practices that inform her</i> …

Obama Administration

Mom With Upset Kids Thought She'd Be Kicked Off Plane, But Kind Stranger Stepped In

Any parent who's ever boarded a plane with young kids knows what a struggle that flight can be. One mom-of-two, Jessica Rudeen, was so flustered she …

Parenting

Peter Sagal: Carl Kasell 'Was Kind Down To His Bones'

The day I met Carl Kasell, in 1998, he just reached out and shook my hand and said my name. And then he said it again. I think he knew how exciting it is for all of us public radio nerds to hear <i>your</i> name, spoken by <i>that</i> voice, and he wanted to give me a gift.<p>I met Carl when he was in his early 60s, …

Voice Mail

Tina Fey Is No Longer a Cappuccino Machine

Please, let her explain.<p>After years of writing, directing, and producing television, film, and now theater (<i>Mean Girls</i> the musical, currently on Broadway), <b>Tina Fey</b> sits comfortably under the “powerful woman” banner. She even capped off a lunch for them on Friday—<i>Variety’s</i> Power of Women luncheon on …

Comedy

I Love Labneh—Here’s Why You Should Too

Keep this Middle Eastern yogurt cheese in your fridge for instant snacks and meals.<p>If you haven’t seen the word labneh popping up on restaurant menus …

Food

Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signs significant gun restrictions into law

<b>MONTPELIER, Vt.</b> — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who …

Guns

Privacy settings: it’s time to check them and here’s how

Thanks to Facebook, online privacy has come under the spotlight once again. But if history repeats itself, the issue will blow over after a year or …

Apps

'A personal assault': Arizona's DACA college students grapple with loss of in-state tuition

"Denying us an education, denies progress in our communities and in our nation,” said a DACA college student in Arizona.<p>Kevin Alvarez and Omar Gomez are two of the more than 2,000 DACA students in Arizona public colleges who are reeling from the news that state colleges will no longer grant them …

Immigration

Heavy Cream vs. Half-and-Half vs. Coffee Creamer: What's the Difference?

A stroll down the refrigerated aisle of your local grocery store will quickly reveal shelves upon shelves of different types of creams and …

Nutrition

10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues.<p>If you’re guilty of these bad habits, break them — pronto.<p>Inadvertently clogging pipes<p>Be mindful of what you’re putting …

Home Improvement

8 Essential Apps Made For The Modern Driver

Driving visceral vintage cars and knowing the finer points of working a manual transmission or changing your own tire will all get you in touch with …

Apps

The man who’s fighting girls’ ‘mathematophobia’ | The Star

As a teenager beginning high school in his Ivory Coast homeland, Ismael Mourifié looked around his classroom and understood something was inherently …

Education

Tarana Burke Blasts Tony Robbins, A Life Coach, For Saying Women Use #MeToo To "Get Significance"

The founder of the #MeToo movement is pushing back against one man's characterization of the movement. While speaking a self-help event in San Jose, …

Me Too movement

Seeing Hillary Clinton reminded me why women shouldn't get over it

It’s painful to recall that the world’s dumbest man was elected over a most qualified woman, but hope is a danger for the right<p><i>The Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If you’re not already receiving it by email, make sure to subscribe.</i><p>This …

Feminism

This iPhone trick makes you less anxious when you look at your phone

The more we shuffle through life, the more baggage we acquire: figurative, literal, and digital.<p>We might Kon-mari our apartments but our digital selves seem to be ballooning—massive inboxes, over-capacity Dropboxes, and smartphone screens packed with apps we don’t use.<p>If you’re a true minimalist, …

Apps

USDA Defies Advisers, Allows Carrageenan To Keep Organic Label

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided that organic food companies can keep using an emulsifier called carrageenan in foods like ice cream and high-protein drinks, despite a vote by an influential organic advisory committee to ban the ingredient.<p>Carrageenan is extracted from seaweed and has …

Ice Cream

How Joan Didion Became Joan Didion

"Didion was one of the boys, clearly, in the sense that men had noticed her writing and wanted to publish her. But she also couldn’t quite fit into their regime." An excerpt from Michelle Dean's new book, Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion.<p><b>By 1964, just three years</b> after she …

Literature

Lord Sugar deletes Corbyn-Hitler tweet after McDonnell appeal

Apprentice star had posted mocked-up image of Labour leader in car next to Nazi dictator<p>Lord Sugar, the businessman and Apprentice host, has deleted a tweet that depicted Jeremy Corbyn sitting next to Adolf Hitler after criticism from senior Labour figures.<p>The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, had …

United Kingdom

Malala returns to Pakistan for the first time since attack

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> Nearly six years after a brutal attack left her on the verge of death, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan.<p>Yousafzai, 20, gave an emotional, heartfelt speech on her return to her country of birth, where she is still under threat of violence.<p>…

Pakistan

Meet the ‘Lady Gaga of Mathematics’ helming France’s AI task force

A spider brooch-wearing mathematician<p>On a crisp Saturday morning in Orsay, a southwestern suburb of Paris with some 16,500 inhabitants, the rue de Paris was bustling. But while many residents were doing their usual weekend shopping at the fishmonger or the butcher shop, further up the street, in a …

Artificial Intelligence

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

Psychology

Republicans are reviving all their worst ideas right now. Here’s why.

Sometimes, the Republican Party seems bound and determined to prove that every criticism and mockery Democrats make of it is absolutely true. This is one of those times.<p>This morning, Politico reports an absolutely stunning development in the annals of political self-parody:<p>HOUSE REPUBLICANS will …

Economics

Every woman in the Senate just demanded Mitch McConnell hold a vote on sexual harassment legislation

Read the letter here.<p>The House passed a bill to reform the byzantine process for reporting sexual harassment on the Hill on February 6. The Senate still hasn’t taken up the measure, and women in the Senate have had enough.<p>On Wednesday, 22 women senators, both Republicans and Democrats — every …

Counseling

Facebook Is Releasing a New Tool to Delete Your Data. Here’s How to Do It

But it won’t allow you to delete data from third-party apps like the ones Cambridge Analytica used.<p>Facebook Inc. said it will make it more …

Social Media

Leaked EPA email tells staff to play up climate denial, ignore actual data

It's no secret that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt disagrees with the overwhelming evidence tying human emissions …

Climate Change

Be a pioneer – delete Facebook

Quitting means beating the addiction, making a political statement and redefining social life. Are you ready?<p>When I wrote an about-to-be-published book last year about problems with social media, I thought it would be cute to call it Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now. …

Social Media

'They executed him': police killing of Stephon Clark leaves family shattered

“They gunned him down like a dog,” Stevante Clark said of the police shooting of his brother, Stephon. “They executed him.”<p>Alton Sterling shooting: two police officers will not be charged with any crime<p>Read more<p>Stevante was in the back seat of a car, his voice quivering. He stomped his feet 20 …

Law Enforcement

Emma González and the wordless act that moved a nation

“The rest is silence,” the dying Hamlet declares in the final moments of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. The mortally wounded prince, aware that these breaths are his last, recounts for his devoted friend Horatio events he will not see: “I cannot live to hear the news from England,” he says. “But I …

Gun Control

After March for Our Lives, students and senators take aim at NRA

Proponents of new gun-reform measures largely had the Sunday talk shows to themselves this week, with student activists and Democratic senators dominating the conversation and one Republican senator distancing herself somewhat from the National Rifle Association.<p>The NRA, frequently attacked from …

Guns