Miranda Kramer

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Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Guns

7 Powerful Ways to Live a Highly Compassionate Lifestyle

In this age of senseless terror, we can feel helpless. But there are small ways that you can help contribute to a kinder world. By living a …

Happiness

This Timelapse Video of Europe Is The Most Mesmerizing Thing You'll See Today

Wanderlust, activated.<p>If you need a pick-me-up right now, you're going to want to see this.<p>Paul Richardson, a UK-based timelapse photographer, has combined more than 300,000 images of his travels across Europe to create a video titled "Patience." It's so mesmerizing, more than 500,000 people have …

Orlando shooting: Five things the Pulse nightclub massacre taught us about homophobia

It's always a bit discomforting, hearing straight people talk about homophobia. As though it were an abstraction, an academic concept to be proved or …

LGBTQI

10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say …

Facebook launches suicide prevention tools for its 148 million Indian users

Last year, when Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone spoke publicly about her struggle with depression, she started an important discussion on mental …

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

8 resources for finding the perfect word

I once worked with someone who used the word “secure” continually. He would write:<p>• <i>“We need to secure advertisers.”</i> <br>• <i>“Have you secured a printer for</i> …

Public Relations

17 Proven Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep

A good night's sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet.<p>Research shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on …

5 Things the World’s Greatest Achievers All Have in Common

Something that has always fascinated me is what separates the world’s greatest achievers from everyone else in the world. What do they know that we …

Self-improvement

11 Beneficial Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People | Inc.com

Emotions. They're complicated.<p>On one hand, they're a natural and vital part of our lives. They motivate us, regulate us, empower us. But they can also limit us greatly--if we don't understand the effect they have on us and others.<p>So how do we improve our emotional intelligence, that ability to …

Self-help

5 Factors That Predict If a Marriage Will Last, According to Divorce Lawyers

Nobody enters into a marriage believing it'll end in divorce. Yet some marriages end this way. While there's no surefire way to know which marriages will last and which are headed for divorce, there's one group of people who have observed some trends: divorce lawyers.<p>Here are some factors that …

Emory University

Stephen Colbert on Orlando mass shooting: 'Despair is a victory for hate'

Stephen Colbert was one of a number of late-night hosts to comment on the mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub on Sunday that left 49 …

Guns

After Orlando attack, Lynch calls for 'hard discussion' on gun control

Attorney General Loretta Lynch called Tuesday for a "hard discussion" about U.S. gun laws that allow people to purchase weapons like the assault rifle used in the massacre at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando early Sunday.<p>"We need to have the hard discussion and talk about gun laws that allow an …

Guns

Inside the hate-filled mind of a mass murderer

Whether the words come from politicians, pundits or the general public, they've all been been heard before -- in Oklahoma City and Charleston, S.C., in Sandy Hook, Conn., and San Bernardino, Calif. And now in Orlando:<p>"Hatred," "bigotry," a "twisted ideology," a "poisoned psychology."<p>But in the grim …

Psychology

Trevor Noah on Orlando mass shooting: 'We shouldn't allow this to be normal'

Like so many others on the late-night circuit, Trevor Noah commented on the Orlando, Florida mass shooting at a gay nightclub that killed 49 and …

Seth MacFarlane Calls For Automatic Weapons Ban Following Orlando Massacre

Seth MacFarlane has over 10 million followers on Twitter. In the wake of Sunday's Orlando massacre, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, he’s been using this public platform to take a strong stand against gun violence.<p>On Sunday, the "Family Guy" creator called for the banning of automatic …

Guns