Erin Easterling

42 Flips | 3 Magazines | 15 Likes | 2 Following | 2 Followers | @mommax4dinos | Keep up with Erin Easterling 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 “Erin Easterling”

18 Fancy Words for Specific Shapes

Circle, square, triangle—boring! There are so many more shapes than those in nature. Good thing there’s a rich vocabulary of fancy scientific words …

19 Foods That Aren't Actually Food

Just because it looks like a blueberry doesn't mean it is one.<p><i>This article was written by Mandy Oaklander and provided by our partners at Eat Clean.</i><p>"Everything in moderation" is usually pretty sound advice, but let's face it: There are some things you should just not put in your mouth. From …

Smartphones can detect eye cancer

You might have heard of this trick before, but take note — it’s literally a lifesaver. Retinoblastoma is a rare type of aggressive eye cancer that almost exclusively affects young children. It develops as a tumor in the retina but can be diagnosed with just a smartphone. Children who have the …

The Surprising Downsides Of Being High On Pot

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>Published: May 11, 2015 03:49pm ET on LiveScience.<p>Smoking marijuana can lead to more than a euphoric high, and has been linked to long-lasting delusions, mouth swelling and several other surprising effects, according to a new review of research on the recreational use of the …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Connecticut teen forced to have chemo heads home

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 17-year-old teen who has been living at Connecticut Children's Medical Center since December while being forced to have chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma has completed treatment and left the hospital Monday, according to her attorney, Josh Michtom.<p>Cassandra C., as she is identified …

Cancer

Doctors to parents: Don't let kids with lice bug you. Send them to school!

Students with lice don't need to stay home from school, according to an updated set of doctor guidelines that may have some parents scratching their heads.<p>Lice are definitely nuisances, but they don’t pose a health threat or justify keeping a child from getting an education, the American Academy of …

Community Health

Design Crush

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren’t universally, formally taught. Here are some …

The State of Masculinity in America and the One Film Every Man Must See

This week I had the great privilege of attending a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's latest film, <i>The Mask You Live In</i>, which embarks on a powerful exploration of the truth and consequences associated with modern masculinity in America. If you are unaware of this remarkable filmmaker, make note, …

Globalization

Rachel Maddow rips Mike Pence to shreds for his evasive defense of Indiana’s discrimination law

<b>(MSNBC)</b><p>MSNBC host highlights absurdity of GOP governor’s floundering justification for “religious freedom” law<p>Luke Brinker<p>March 31, 2015 12:50pm (UTC)<p>MSNBC host Rachel Maddow eviscerated Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Monday night over his evasive defense of his state's anti-gay "religious freedom" …

Mike Pence

Why Are the Indian Authorities Still Banning a Documentary About the Country's Rape Problem?

This morning a court ruling prolonged the ban on India's Daughter," a BBC documentary about rape in India. But the longer it lasts, the more people will talk about it.<p>All eyes in India were on the Delhi High Court today as a verdict on the broadcast ban of controversial documentary <i>India's</i> …

The Republican Delusion: American Exceptionalism

Last week I wrote about how the GOP continues to embarrass America. The main focus of the piece was a letter to Iran written by 47 U.S. senators and the fact that the rest of the world, including Iran, mocked them, and by association us, for the contents of that letter. Even the Iranian foreign …

How to Poop Like a Samurai | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Will Black.</i><p>So you have started shaving with a safety razor like your handsome granddad and taking James Bond …

7 moves to strengthen abs and tone your body (without crunches)

Everyone needs cardio and core work, but a long run and tons of crunches at the gym aren't necessarily the best (or most exciting) way to burn calories and work your abs.<p>This is a great workout to work at your cardiovascular health and tone your core, which combined with a healthy diet, will help …

Workouts

Hey Americans, Please Stop Pretending to Be Irish

It's a shame, America, that of all you could've inherited from us, you choose our excessive drinking and a kitsch celebration of nothing.<p>Today is St. Patrick's Day, and I'm hungover. The reason I'm hungover today, as opposed to tomorrow, is that over the years I've learned that being hungover on …

The Best Workout to Do When You Have Your Period

Hormones and cramps can make exercising suck — unless you sync your workouts to your cycle.<p>While pro athletes rarely complain aloud about competing on their periods — Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui really broke the seal when she spoke about being on her period during the 2016 Games — hormone …

Meet Silvana Imam, the Queer Feminist Rapper Who's Taking on Sweden's Fascists with Hip-Hop

"I write songs about my life, and since I write through a lesbian-immigrant-woman’s perspective, it's labeled as "political.” I'm letting people know how fucked up the world is through my art."<p>Imam, a feminist, lesbian, anti-racist rapper who was born in Sweden to a Lithuanian mother and Syrian …

The 27 Most Important Moments From The Oscars

A recap of Hollywood's biggest night, including an appearance by Glom Gazingo.

7 Crazy-Interesting Facts About Your Clitoris

Celebrate your pleasure powerhouse with these fascinating tidbits.<p>Happy International Clitoris Awareness Week! Yes, you heard that right, there’s a whole week dedicated to your lady button, so whip out those clitoris-shaped balloons! Clitoris Awareness Week runs from May 4-11 and is sponsored by …

All-Time-Best Inner-Thigh Exercises

A toned inner thigh is a healthy inner thigh — attractive and strong. Show yours some love with these 18 inner-thigh exercises to get shapely legs.

Workouts

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

4 Weird Treatments for Cellulite That Actually Work

Goodbye, and good riddance!<p><i>This article was written by Rachel Krause and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover</i>.<p>Ah, the C word. Cellulite is nothing to be ashamed of—because let’s face it: Most of us have it. Seriously, it's believed to occur in roughly 90 percent of post-adolescent …

Wedding Ideas and Inspiration: Outdoor, Beach Wedding Ideas, Inspiration, Decor

There's no need to put a bunch of fancy floral decorations down the aisle at your outdoor wedding: Mother Nature probably has plenty of her own going on, and it's not a competition. (Plus, adding flowers is expensive.) If you'd like to add some color to your ceremony without spending a bunch of …

Weddings

This is your brain on mindfulness training

Studies have shown that mindfulness training can boost a range of mental and physical health problems, but how it works hasn’t been clear.<p>Now, …

Women Not Witches: Meet the People Fighting Sorcery Attacks in Papua New Guinea | VICE News

An alarming series of superstitious attacks in recent years persecuting women in Papua New Guinea for supposed "sorcery" has prompted concerned citizens to take matters into their own hands.<p>Spiritualism has a long history in Papua New Guinea, whose government passed a law denouncing the use of …

Go See Some Marleys at the Stage in Miami

You can escape the weird madness that is Florida by hearing reggae tunes at the second edition of Get Together Miami​.<p>Florida is a wild and crazy state, full of nuts with guns, sex-obsessed juggalos, and freaks that will eat your face. However, if you're in the city of Miami tonight, you can escape …

'Natural Beauty Alchemy' is a recipe book for DIY personal care

As I lay on my back on my bathroom floor, bits of coconut flaking off my skin and worrying that a mixture of honey and almond milk might be dripping …

DIY Coconut Coffee Body Scrub

She’s In The Glow DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub<p>Materials<p>2 Tbsp Coconut oil<br>1/2 cup Ground, caffeinated coffee<i><br>I use Cocovit Coconut Oil and ground Stumptown</i> …