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Being a mom in the US is dangerous—and wildly expensive

Like dozens of other countries in the world, the US is celebrating Mother’s Day this coming Sunday (May 13). Except for Christmas, this is the holiday on which Americans spend most. This year, a projected $23.1 billion will be splurged on gifts for mom, for a day marked in some way or the other by …

Pregnancy

Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You

There's no other way to put it: Maria de los Angeles Tun Burgos is a supermom.<p>She's raising five children, does housework and chores — we're talking about fresh tortillas every day made from stone-ground corn — and she helps with the family's business in their small village about 2 1/2 hours west …

Parenting

The Subtle Sexism Of Your Open Plan Office

A remarkable new study documents the experiences of women in an open office designed by men.<p>There are many reasons to hate open offices: They’re loud, prone to thieves, and, most of all, lack any kind of privacy. But a new research paper reveals yet another knock against them: They’re subtly sexist.<p>…

Feminism

Seeking a Roadmap for the New American Middle Class

<i>Livia Gershon | Longreads | March 2018 | 8 minutes (1,950 words)</i>Over the past few months, Starbucks, CVS, and Walmart announced higher wages and a …

Income Inequality

How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we can’t trust Facebook to police its own platform<p>Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is …

19 tiny habits that will have a big impact on your personal happiness

Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how you can make that happen right now, or …

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Can a Running Club Help Fight Homelessness?

At the starting line of the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco last June, flour tortillas are flying, and runners are preparing to make the annual 12K pilgrimage from the Bay Bridge to the Pacific Ocean. Heading to our assigned corral, I spot a few racers rolling kegs and one totally naked but …

Homelessness

These 11 Books Are More Than 50 Years Old, But Will Breathe New Life Into Your Business | Inc.com

Nearly every business book list I came across in 2017 had Tim Ferriss' <i>Tribe of Mentors</i> and Tony Robbins' <i>Unshakeable</i>. Later this month, Gary Vee's new book, Crushing It, is sure to make most business book lists this year. Every entrepreneur I know will be picking it up and (hopefully) implementing …

Motivation

What Are Your First Principles? Lessons For The New Year

A deeper reflection on what matters for the new year.

Motivation

How Do You Improve Yourself in 2018? Focus on Improving These 5 Areas of Your Life | Inc.com

Every year, you have the opportunity to audit yourself.<p>Unfortunately, most people plunge into New Year's Eve focusing only on their shiny new goals.<p><i>"I'm going to start working out."</i><p><i>"I'm going to have better work-life balance."</i><p><i>"I'm going to get a handle on my finances."</i><p>The problem is that setting …

Living Rooms

What You Should Know About Kwanzaa and Why It's Celebrated

Unlike Christmas, Ramadan or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa is unaffiliated with a major religion. One of the newer American holidays, Kwanzaa originated in the …

The Comparison Trap

Judging from her Facebook page, Lisa appears to lead a charmed life. A middle-aged advertising executive, she takes pictures while strolling through …

Seeking the Lost Art of Growing Old with Intention

Great lives often begin amid tumult and suffering. Seventy years ago, long before Bernd Heinrich became one of history’s fastest ultramarathoners, and ages before his scientific studies on ravens made him a leading naturalist, he was a skinny, impoverished kid living in a hut in the forest of …

Birds

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

The 5 Common Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity | Inc.com

We have all been there; you wake up motivated to tackle a hefty to-do list and slowly succumb to the temptations of the day. The excessive coffee breaks, the extra long email recess, and finally, the closing of the laptop with the promise that you'll do what needed to be done "first thing …

Productivity

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Three scientifically proven ways to make a habit stick

As the year comes to a close, many of us start to plan lofty New Year’s resolutions. Next year, we tell ourselves, will be the year of eating …

To Raise Creative Kids, Adam Grant Says Do This (You've Been Avoiding It Like the Plague) | Inc.com

When we want to encourage creativity, we usually try to make sure people feel psychologically safe. Never shoot down an idea no matter how ludicrous in a brainstorming session, we're told, while teachers and managers are reminded to cushion negative feedback with positive reinforcement.<p>All this …

Creativity

7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way | Inc.com

As elders are always telling younger people, experience is the best teacher. But if you can take in a life lesson without putting yourself through difficulty--if you can benefit from someone else's experience instead of your own--so much the better.<p>Here are seven such lessons that it would be great …

Motivation

The uncertain future of handwriting

Computers and tablets are changing how we write – will the ability and need to wield a pen die out altogether?<p>We're told that writing is dying. Typing on keyboards and screens dominates written communication today. Even scribbling a signature has become rarer due to the prevalence of chip-and-pin …

University of Washington

How to create a meditation space in your home

As the perennially pinned coffee mug says, you have as many hours in a day as Beyoncé. And chances are, just like Queen Bey, you’re putting every …

Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Transgender Service Members

<b>Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump's would-be ban on transgender service members in the military has been blocked from going into effect for the foreseeable future.<p>A U.S. district judge in Washington, D.C., decided on Monday that trans members of the military have a strong case that the …

LGBTQI

For an Endangered Animal, a Fire or Hurricane Can Mean the End

When lighting struck the Pinaleño Mountains in southeast Arizona at around 2:45 p.m. on June 7, igniting a 48,000-acre fire that reduced an ancient forest to blackened poles and stumps, a scurry of rare squirrels — 217 of the 252 left in existence — disappeared.<p>Some were fitted with radio …

Hurricane Harvey

5 Reasons Women Need to Work Out Their Pecs

It's not uncommon to see men spend a ton of their strength training time in the weight room, focused on busting out rep after rep of chest presses, …

Muscle

7 signs you're more successful than you think

Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other people. Do that and it's easy to feel unsuccessful. If you're an entrepreneur and you compare yourself to Richard …

Birth of a White Supremacist

Mike Enoch’s transformation from leftist contrarian to nationalist shock jock.<p>This summer, after a loose coalition of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Confederate apologists announced that they would hold a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, promotional flyers began to circulate on the Internet. …

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Puerto Rico still needs our help

<b>(CNN) —</b> Six months after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, there is still a desperate need for help.<p>All the charities listed in this Public Good campaign rushed to Puerto Rico in the days following the hurricane, and are still there.<p>Hospitals and government services are open, FEMA reports. …

Puerto Rico