Renae Ricks-Miller

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7 books to read when life gets tough

This was after she underwent a massive heartbreak and uttered these words for the first time: "Wow, life is hard."

Nobel Prize

100-Squat Workout: The Quickest Way to Set Your Legs Ablaze

We love squats! They're effective and fun — but you probably already know that. There are so many squat variations that we rounded up 10 of our favorites to create one killer and quick workout. We know doing a 100 squats sounds like a formidable challenge, but try it! You just might surprise …

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These Breathing Techniques Will Change the Way You Exercise

We asked personal trainers for breathing hacks that will make exercise feel easier and work better<p>Breathe Your Way to a Better Workout<p>1 of 7<p>"I …

Workouts

The Paradox of Intellectual Promiscuity: Stephen Jay Gould on What Nabokov’s Butterfly Studies Reveal About the Unity of Creativity

“There is no science without fancy, and no art without facts.”<p>The history of human culture is rife with creators hailed as geniuses in one domain who also had a notable but lesser-known talent in another — take, for instance, Richard Feynman’s sketches, J.R.R. Tolkien’s illustrations, Sylvia …

Literature

How to talk to kids about racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was one of a thousand little conversations that fill each day in a third-grade classroom.<p>As teacher Kimmie Fink read a book featuring a Japanese character, a student brought her fingers to her eyes and tugged on the edges, stretching them into narrow slits.<p>Fink stopped. "I'm Asian," she …

How to build vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is an important part of growing up, but adults can also benefit from taking the time to work with their children, says Fiona Barry<p>Good vocabulary knowledge is essential for all pupils in order to access the curriculum in school and achieve their potential academically.<p>The amount …

January 2015

Religion’s sinister fairy tale: Extremists, the religious right, Reza Aslan and the fight for reason

<b>(Reuters/Chris Keane/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/HBO)</b><p>We must no longer ignore the propagation of apocalyptic fables that large numbers of people take seriously<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>January 4, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>I would like to thank Reza Aslan. In his recent Salon rebuttal to denunciations (including mine) of …

Religion