Lori Rhoads

67 Flips | 7 Magazines | 2 Following | 4 Followers | @lorirhoads2014 | Keep up with Lori Rhoads on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Lori Rhoads”

Financial despair, addiction and the rise of suicide in white America

The death rate for white Americans aged 45 to 54 has risen sharply since 1999, but Montana officials wrestle to explain why the state has the highest rate of suicide in the US at nearly twice the national average – and it’s rising<p>Kevin Lowney lies awake some nights wondering if he should kill …

Morality

10 Things Your Gyno Wants You to Stop Doing Now

Seriously, knock it off.<p>As a general rule, your gynecologist's office is a #NoJudge zone where you can talk about all the TMI stuff you're too embarrassed to share with your friends or parents. Still, there are a few common mistakes that doctors see over and over—and those mistakes can keep you …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

<i>Did you know that each year, more movies come out of Nigeria’s ‘Nollywood’ than Hollywood? We’ve picked our top 10 films and documentaries from</i> …

10 Decadent Stuffed Potato Recipes

A baked potato is good, but a stuffed potato is so much better.<p>Stuffed potatoes are fluffier, they're usually cheesier, and they're more flavorful …

What Oxfam won’t tell you about capitalism and poverty

Your average milkman has more wealth than the world’s poorest 100 million people. Doesn’t that show how unfair the world is? Or given that the poorest 100 million will have negative assets, doesn’t it just show how easily statistics can be manipulated for Oxfam press releases? They’re at it again …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Shepherd's Pie Recipes

Pair a rich and savory meat with a creamy potato base and you'll have yourself a small slice of heaven. Whether you prefer a classic shepherd's pie …

There’s now a social network just for people with depression and anxiety

You don’t have to feel alone.<p>A new social network is trying to bring sufferers of stress and mental illness together and ‘crowdsource wellbeing’, …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

The 10 Easiest One-Pot Pasta Dinners You'll Ever Make

With these easy one-pot pasta recipes, you don't have to bother with boiling pasta in a separate pot. You're looking at a lot less clean-up and a lot …

Why these Americans are 'done' with church, but not with God

An estimated 30 million Americans are former churchgoers who nevertheless keep faith in God. Here are some of their stories.<p>Kyle Rice pretty much …

Julia Child-Inspired Potato Gratin Stacks Are the Perfect NYE Finger Food

<i>The following post was originally featured on Recipe Tin Eats, which is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>For breakfast with eggs? As party food? As a side for a fancy dinner? The possibilities are endless. And it's just 85 calories per serving!<p>All you need to know is that these are cheesy, creamy and …

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Cute Kid Notes

Parenting

Make This Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon Immediately

Turn your egg-in-a-hole into a grilled cheese sandwich. With bacon.<p>We just <i>know</i> some recipes are going to be good before we even try them. Like this Egg-in-a-Hole Sandwich with Bacon and Cheddar. What could possibly be anything less than outstanding about a sandwich with a name like that? We could …

28 Pieces From 2015 That Should Be Required Reading For Women

Add these to your list, stat.<p>If eyes are a window into the soul, writing is a window into an author's mind. And very often, that mind is dizzyingly interesting and contains insights about our world that we didn't quite know how to articulate on our own.<p>In a media landscape filled with tweets and …

10 Cozy, Colorful Throws to Update Your Decor for the New Year

While you might have *finally* recovered from your holiday hangover, those chilly temps and couch sessions (read: Netflix binges) aren’t leaving anytime soon. This makes it the perfect time to refresh your living room decor for the new year with a colorful + cozy throw blanket. Easy fixes like …

100 Homeless People Were Given Disposable Cameras and This is What They Captured

Since 2012, UK-based initiative Caf Art has been connecting people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art and photography by hanging their work in cafes and helping them earn a living through art sales. In July, the organization handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to …

Homelessness

30 #Gifts for Writers

I’ve put together a collection of gifts for writers. Each image is an Amazon affiliate link, so if you do click through and buy, I will receive a …

LinkedIn

100 Free Gift Ideas Your Friends Will Actually Want to Receive

DISCLOSURE:<p>Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on …

This city has the most concentrated poverty in America

But some of the homes are crumbling or abandoned, and the parks are empty because a recent spate of shootings in this city has made parents fear for their children's safety.<p>The poverty is more evident a few blocks away, where families are crowded into public housing near the overpass of I-81, an …

Urban Design

Poverty And Inequality Are Not The Same Thing So Let's Try Not To Confuse Them

Don Boudreaux is getting mad with people who seem to be incapable of distinguishing between poverty and inequality. They are different and they need to be treated as different things. Most importantly, the one thing currently driving global poverty downwards is also the thing driving inequality …

How to End Child Poverty for 60 Percent of Poor Children and 72 Percent of All Poor Black Children Today

Poverty hurts children and our nation’s future. This stark statement is backed by years of scientific research and the more we learn about the brain and its development the more devastatingly true we know this to be. Childhood poverty can and does scar children for life. Yet in the largest economy …

5 Ways To Be A Better Parent

Some days, when I’m tired, overworked, and confronting compounding deadlines, my children feel like just another responsibility, a burden even. I imagine most parents feel this way sometimes. It’s okay; take it from me. I speak with authority. My job is to think and write about kids, and sometimes …

A new day at Salon

Founder and editor David Talbot is moving on, and so is Salon. A letter to our readers from new editor Joan Walsh.<p>Salon Staff<p>February 10, 2005 10:59pm (UTC)<p>In Internet time, 10 years is a long run. In Salon time, it feels like an eternity. We've watched the crazy tulipmania of the dot-com era from …

19 New Holiday Cookies to Make Right Now

When thinking about the holidays, a few things come to mind — joy, gifts, family and indulgence. Sure, there is slow roasted poultry and ham, buckets of mac and cheese (or at least, we hope you have buckets of mac and cheese) and finally, holiday cookies. If you’re guilty of under-appreciating …

31 Delicious Things To Bake This Holiday Season

Think of it as a holiday bake-it list.

Soft Sugar Cookies {Gluten Free}

My first batch of holiday cookies!! Since I have become 100% gluten free, I have forayed into GF baking a bit. I have never been much of a baker to …

Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls

<b>Browned Butter Cinnamon Rolls</b> <br>Makes 10<p>Ingredients: <br>1 1/4 cups whole milk warmed (about 110˚F) <br>1/2 cup superfine sugar, divided <br>1 tablespoon …

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both …