Mai Lis

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25 things I wish I knew when I graduated from high school

Hey, high school graduate of 2015! Congratulations on your graduation.<p>You don’t know me, but I was you — about 30 years ago.<p>There’s a whole bunch of …

5 Ways to Break the Barrier of Fear

<i>"The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.</i>" -- Eckhart Tolle<p>When I came across Eckhart Tolle's quote a few weeks ago, I was reminded how profound and influential Mr. Tolle has been in encouraging modern culture to embrace the …

7 Classic Feminist YA Books Everyone Should Read

My new novel, <i>Kissing in America</i>, is a feminist story about a young girl coming into her own as she gradually understands the complexities of grief and loss and love. As I wrote the book over the course of seven years, I kept thinking back to seven books I read when I was a teen, narratives that …

Books

15 Notebooks That Will Inspire Your Creativity

We schedule appointments and meetings on our smartphones and computers, we take notes on our tablets and even journal through apps. But for some people — or everyone, on certain occasions — our tech devices can hinder our creative juices. The practices of handwriting, calligraphy and even sketching …

How to Create Your Own Rites of Passage | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Khaled Allen.</i><p>I hadn’t seen another human being all day, I was miles from my car, and the sun was going down, …

Reinventing Your Midlife Relationship -- With Yourself

Is it me or is something in the air or water? I'm talking about the inordinate numbers of single people I know and work with -- at 50! I guess I'm not alone (no pun intended). It's true, I'm at that "age" where people who were married for many years, like myself, are now finding themselves newly …

13 Ways to Successfully Move Through Difficult Transitions

If you are having a hard time going through a transition, here are 13 ways to cool down the process and allow you to move on with less drama and more success.<p>I compiled this list throughout the years, after going through many difficult life-changing transitions myself -- moving to another country …

This Is What It Looks Like When It's Time to Leave Your Relationship

In today's day and age, it is very common for single people to linger too long in the wrong relationship. Of course, this is understandable, as often times, the unknown seems very scary and a current relationship is usually quite comfortable. However, if you really want to get married, you need to …

Decoding Your Vaginal Discharge

Answers to the questions you’re too embarrassed to ask<p>Like most women with other things going on in life, you probably don’t give your vaginal discharge much thought. As long as it looks and feels normal—that means clear or white and watery to slightly sticky, depending on where you are in your …

Breakdown Sets To Build Up Muscle And Strength

At one end of the weight room, there's the bodybuilder who decrees that high-rep pump training is the canonical scripture for gaining muscle mass. At …

38 Beautifully Heartbreaking Quotes From Literature

"Always." —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows<p>1. "For Beatrice, when we first met, I was lonely, and you were pretty. Now I am pretty lonely."<p>—Lemony Snicket, <i>A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope</i><p>2. "So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad …

Broken, venal, dysfunctional: The GOP clown show, Hillary’s challenge, and our dangerously frozen democracy

<b>(AP)</b><p>Mitch can’t fix the Senate. Boehner can’t control his caucus. GOP’s a disaster; Democrats have no soul. Now what?<p>Bill Curry<p>March 8, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p><i>“We ought to start with the view that maybe there are some things we can agree on to make progress in this country… the Senate needs to be fixed…</i> …

Mitch McConnell

Beginners Guide To Intermittent Fasting: Science And Supplementation

Limiting when you eat can help you lose fat, gain muscle, and make it easier to stick to your diet. Here's how it works and what supplements will …

14 Powerful Motivational Quotes You Have Never Heard (but Should)

A very different collection of inspirational quotes, plus the reasons why they can actually make a difference in your life.<p>I once despised motivational quotes, probably because my wrestling coach liked to say, "If you're not puking or passing out, then you're not trying hard enough."<p>(Feel free to …

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

It’s not selling out; it’s buying in.<p>Last week, I observed a high-school English class on a campus without bells. The school didn’t need them: Every student showed up for class promptly, and they remained attentive until the last minute—without packing their books early or lining up at the door. …

Education

What You Can Say Instead of “I Don’t Feel Like It”

Too often we let ourselves be ruled by our moods — which leads to procrastination, a lack of exercise, eating poorly, constant online distractions, …

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Make a Survival Bracelet to Save You in Any Worst Case Scenario

You might already have a bug out bag or emergency kit, but those aren't any good to you if you're not carrying them when an emergency happens. This …

The Bravest, Sexiest Thing You Can Do in an Uncomfortable Moment. ~ Garrison Cohen

Relephant Bonus: Strangers, Intimacy.<p>Ever notice how most people tend to run from uncomfortable moments, especially in relationships?<p>The truth is …

31 DIY Paintings To Enhance Your Interior and Decorate Walls

Our walls are like blank canvases waiting to be filled with wonderful paintings and works of art. Bought paintings are a little bit impersonal and …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

The Definitive Ranking Of Dog Breeds

From Golden Retrievers to Tibetan Mastiffs, find out where your favorite breed stacks up.<p>First, let's just agree that dogs are perfect animals and that any breed of dog could stand tall over all of the other creatures in the animal kingdom. We love them all, but when push came to shove, we just had …

What Is the Secret to Getting Rich?

There is no magic formula that leads to getting rich, but some responsible financial planning and lifestyle decisions can get you there.<p>Many people …

Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, And Do What You Love! This Makes It All Possible!

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

7 Great Reasons To Start Your Own Business

Written By Dale Partridge · 25 Comments<p>You've likely dreamed about a time when being your boss could really make sense. Or maybe you've just had an …

Unschooling is education that throws curriculum to the wind and puts the focus on passion

<b>BY: CHRISTINE CELIS</b><p>When you meet seven-year old Jacob for the first time, you would be charmed by his politeness and his ability to recognize flags …