Rachel Chandler

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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Lunch Break

It's Thursday, and you're sitting at your desk. Your stomach rumbles. You glance up at the clock. It's finally lunchtime! What do you do? The way you …

Productivity

Before and After: Another Gorgeous Use For a Cheap Placemat

What a lovely placemat! It would be great for protecting a table or beautifying a table or . . . that's pretty much it. A throw pillow, you say? …

Sewing

Make It: DIY Stylish Mountain Bookends

Now that I have a little one to care for, I’ve come to realize just how wonderful story time can be. Sharing books with Lauren is one of my favorite …

Chemicals

Color Of Change Is Attacking Hate Groups At The Source: Their Funding

The top 20 widely recognized hate groups received over $20 million in contributions, sales, and grants in 2014 and 2015. The nonprofit wants to stop credit companies from processing those payments.<p>After the white nationalist rally for hate groups protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate …

Rights & Freedoms

Baked Ziti with Summer Vegetables Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>While pasta cooks, …

Italian Food

This (protein-packed) sweet potato pad Thai is a game-changer

Sweet potato: the ultimate hackable healthy ingredient?<p>I’m starting to think so. Not only does it serve as a stand-in for your toast or a (highly …

How Mindfulness Makes Us Happier & Better Able to Meet Life’s Challenges: Two Animated Primers Explain

The West has very rich contemplative tradition. Monastics of the early Christian church practiced forms of meditation that have been adopted by many …

8 of the Best House Plants for the Kitchen

No matter what color your thumb happens to be, you can probably keep these plants alive in your kitchen. And you should want to give it a shot: Not …

Plants

This Is How Planned Parenthood Is Fighting Back In Trump's America

A leaked draft of a bill shows Congress is getting ready to defund the women’s health clinic and abortion provider. BuzzFeed News sat down with the organization’s president, who says that “no one really knows what will make a difference anymore, but that's why we have to do everything we …

Tennessee has declared war on same-sex families: Inside the legislation that would eradicate nearly all rights for LGBT couples

A brace of bills in the Tennessee statehouse is aimed at rolling back gains made by during Obama administration<p>Heather MacKenzie bought her wedding ring at Wal-Mart. MacKenzie, now 38, proposed to her wife, Charitey, by driving to the top of Tiger Hill in Murfreesboro, a town located near the …

LGBTQI

89th Academy Awards celebrates diversity, inclusion and communication

In “La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Moonlight” and “Hacksaw,” the spotlight shines on overcoming adversity<p>The 89th Academy Awards was an unusually smooth, largely funny show, until the end — when an unprecedented mistake changed the fate of two films. But well before "Moonlight" won a …

Entertainment

Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.

The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about his “record of hostility” toward the Voting Rights Act and the enforcement of civil rights. The NAACP-Legal Defense …

Rights & Freedoms

The Key to Gender Equality Isn’t in the Workplace or the White House—It’s at Home

Sure, women should march and raise a ruckus about pay equity. But as a scorching new book argues, we won’t have real equality until husbands do more …

GOP-dominated state legislatures are back in session — working hard to take away women’s rights

From coast to coast, Republican state legislators go on the attack against women’s rights and needs<p>It's February, the glorious time of year when state legislators start introducing all manner of bills in their various statehouses. Which also means that it's our annual reminder of what male …

Rights & Freedoms

6 Things You Need to Know About Empathy

Source: Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock<p>Empathy. It’s the bedrock of intimacy and close connection; in its absence, relationships remain emotionally …

Psychology

Why Personality Holds the Key to Understanding Sexuality

Source: Sex differences in psychology, labeled for reuse, Wikipedia<p>One of the most fascinating aspects of sexuality is in understanding where it …

Psychology

It’s time to take America’s billionaire class head on

This is a time to expose, to educate and to resist<p>Combatting defeatism may be our single most important psychological objective in the wake of the election. We need to revive the spirit embodied in Barack Obama’s vague but hopeful campaign slogan in 2008, “Yes We Can.” At the federal level this is …

Economics

Best Books of February 2017: George Saunders to Joyce Carol Oates

A Novel<p>Set in England in Fall 2016, <i>Autumn</i> is the first installment of Ali Smith’s new Seasonal Quartet, which is broken up—you guessed it—according to the seasons. After a historic summer, the United Kingdom is in pieces, and the transition into fall is bittersweet. In a world becoming increasingly …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Trump’s Yuge Week One

What really mattered, and what didn’t.<p>President Donald Trump’s first seven days in office were historic, chaotic, often astonishing and sometimes unsettling. With a flurry of provocative executive orders, surreal events, unapologetic falsehoods and did-he-really-say-that tweets, Trump continued to …

Donald Trump

We Might Finally Know What Triggered Living Cells to Evolve For The First Time

Breaking out from the primordial soup.<p>Modern science has advanced significantly over the last couple of decades. We’ve managed to answer several of …

Biology

Girls believe brilliance is a male trait, research into gender stereotypes shows

Study highlights how children as young as six can be influenced by stereotypes such as the idea that brilliance or giftedness is more common in men<p>Girls as young as six years old believe that brilliance is a male trait, according research into gender stereotypes.<p>The US-based study also found that, …

Gender

The American Tradition of Protest Is Under Attack in Trump's United States

This week in the laboratories of democracy.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p><i>Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what's goin' down in the several states where, as we know, the real work off governmentin' gets done, and where to live outside the law you must be honest.</i><p>Events …

Rights & Freedoms

Opposite Genetic Profiles of Autism vs. Schizophrenia

Although difficulties with social communication are symptomatic of both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia, symptoms of ASD typically …

Autism
Sexual Harassment
Demographics

Donald Trump is already trying to muzzle leakers — but government employees have broad free speech rights

Federal employees have broad rights to tell the public what they know, which is bad news for President Trump<p>For decades now, one of Donald Trump's main weapons has been the nondisclosure agreement, known in the business world as the NDA. Such contracts generally require the person signing it to …

Donald Trump

There Are Big Opportunities In The World’s Big Challenges

In every threat to the planet, there’s a potential opportunity either to avert that threat or mitigate its impact. Take climate change. Rising seas and deeper droughts are enormous long-term risks, but there’s also opportunities for new infrastructure and different types of agriculture, innovations …

The Women's March is more than an anti-Trump protest. Here's what participants want.

Hint: a lot of different things.<p>“What are they doing out there?” “What do they want?” “What’s their goal?”<p>If there’s a protest or demonstration, you can count on an observer asking these questions from the sidelines. And, to be fair, the answer is less than obvious when tens of thousands of diverse …

Feminism