Carol Swenson

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CIA officers learn to keep quiet. Why are so many of us speaking out about Trump?

Here’s what is really going on when President Trump rescinds the security clearances of former senior intelligence and law enforcement officials. There’s no need to delve into the legalities of whether the president has the authority to revoke clearances. No need to dive down the rabbit hole of …

Donald Trump

The creators of HBO's Animals discuss how the beautiful Echo Park Lake influences their writing

With the third season of HBO’s animated series <i>Animals</i> underway, <i>The A.V. Club</i> jumped into a swan boat on Echo Park Lake with creators Phil Matarese …

Los Angeles

How to Delete Books from Your Kindle

Is your Kindle like mine? So full of samples and read books and new downloads that you have no idea what’s new, what’s old, what’s TBR, and what’s in …

Kindle

Author of Trump-Russia dossier wins libel case in US court

The former MI6 officer Christopher Steele has won a legal battle in the United States against three Russian oligarchs who sued him over allegations made in his dossier about the Trump campaign and its links with Moscow.<p>The oligarchs – Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan – claimed that Steele …

Russia

I got a CBD massage—this is what it was like

I’ll be honest: Despite the fact that I have cannabidiol (CBD) products sent to me practically every day and am well aware of the plethora of …

Muscle

These 5 Slow Cooker Recipes Need Only 5 Ingredients and a Glance — Snapshot Cooking

<i>Welcome to Snapshot Cooking, the home of Kitchn's easiest recipes. These mini recipes are so simple you can practically cook from the</i> …

Cooking

5 wrist exercises to undo your keyboard-typing damage

Every day we spend typing hunched over our desks, we are inflicting damage to our delicate wrists. We may not be able to see it, but for those of us …

Yoga

Restoring brain plasticity may hold key to reversing age-related cognitive decline

Normal aging is commonly associated with a variety of mild sensory and cognitive declines. Separate to any acute dementia-related disease, this …

Neuroscience

This Training Tweak Keeps Him Running at 70

Drop the term “fartlek” into a conversation and you’ll know if someone’s a serious runner, Jim Miller says. Non-runners will react with a giggle. Runners will fire back more running lingo.<p>Swedish for “speed play,” fartlek is a training technique that emphasizes endurance and a faster pace. In the …

Marathons

Against mourning

It takes a lifetime of preparation to grieve as the Stoics did – without weeping and wailing, but with a heart full of love<i>By Brian D Earp</i>Read at Aeon

University of Maryland

Top 13 Yoga Asanas for Quick Weight Loss

Looking for the best yoga asanas for weight loss? You’ve come to the right place. Perhaps the best part about yoga is that it will help you lose …

Yoga

Keep Your Options Open In Retirement

Whether you are retiring with $100K, $1 million, or $10 million, you likely have the same question: How can I help protect and preserve my principal, so I don’t have to worry about my money in retirement?<p>It only makes sense that this is such a common question when talking about retirement; during …

Retirement

10 Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Help You Be Your Most Productive Self | Inc.com

Having a hard time staying productive? You could try deleting Instagram. Or you could follow these accounts featuring inspiring workplaces, quotes, and strategies for tips and tricks to boost your productivity.<p>1. @bulletjournal<p>Looking to ramp up your mindfulness and productivity? People go crazy …

Note-Taking

British TV Shows You Should Be WatchingThe Hour

The most underrated of British television shows: <i>The Hour</i>. Starring <i>Skyfall</i>’s Ben Whishaw alongside <i>The Wire</i>’s Dominic West and <i>Atonement</i>’s Romola Garai, …

This “city” for people with dementia is the future of memory care

“It’s going back to how we did it before we institutionalized our way of treating elderly,” says one of the architects.<p>The average nursing home can be depressingly institutional. For the growing number of people suffering from dementia, these facilities are even worse: Their repetitive architecture …

Alzheimer's Disease

This Is What Happened When I Did Yoga on CBD

It was pretty different from doing yoga after smoking weed.<p>A 65-year-old woman in a Prius pulls up beside me blasting Enya. Clearly, I’ve arrived at CBD Yoga.<p>In New York State, the debate over recreational weed is on the table, with gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon and her running mate Jumaane …

Cannabis

Why 14 days is all it takes to become a real yogi—even if you’re starting from scratch

Despite all the mind-body benefits of daily yoga practice, between work obligations, your regular fitness routine, and <i>ahem</i> your prestige television …

Yoga

23 Very Rewatchable Movies On Netflix That'll Cheer You Up When You Need It

They never get old!<p><i>Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity</i>.

Claire Danes

Starbucks® Pumpkin Bread Recipe

"A thick slice of moist pumpkin bread Starbucks®-style is the perfect companion for your morning cup of joe! Many other pumpkin bread recipes produce …

Dessert

The Doctors Have No Explanation For This: Just Boil Cinnamon And Honey And Treat Arthritis, Cancer, Cholesterol, Cold, Flu, Lose Weight And 10 Other Diseases!

Did you know that honey is one of the healthiest foods on the planet? Why – well, that’s easy to answer! Because honey contains high amounts of …

Immune System

Blood pressure guidelines changed, and that wasn’t good for my elderly mother

Last summer, during a routine visit by my 92-year-old mother to a cardiologist for a pacemaker check, her systolic blood pressure registered a dangerously high 220, over 94, a reading that sent her — and me — on a difficult journey through changing recommendations about blood pressure goals.<p>Her …

Medicine

Everything You Need to Know About Whether You Should Actually Bother Stretching

For many people, stretching is often filed under the "things I think I should do more often but don't" category. (See also: flossing and digital …

Exercise

YouTube's women of STEM make learning about science fun

<i>This post is part of Mashable's ongoing series The</i> <i>Women Fixing STEM</i><i>, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as</i> …

Stanford University

More renters over age 50 turning to 'Golden Girls' trend

After ending a romantic relationship in her 60s, Rika Mead lived alone for several years in a spacious contemporary home in Highlands Ranch, Colo. She enjoyed her privacy, but when she saw an article about a home-share matching service for older women, she decided to give it a try. “I wanted help …

Housing

5 Mystery Shows You Can Stream Right Now That Will Have You Dying to Know Whodunit

Are you someone who can never put down a good mystery novel once you crack it open? That insatiable drive to figure out whodunit is totally …

TV

7 Strangely Soothing Crafts That'll Help You Calm Down

Had a long day? Craft. Nervous hands? Craft. Racing thoughts? Craft.<p>Even if you don't consider yourself to be a particularly "crafty" person, everyone is capable of creativity. If you've got too much stress, too much angst, or even just too much time on your hands, there's a craft that might just …

Crafting

Aging Is B.S. - The Myth Of Missed Opportunities

<b>Never tell me you're too old. Never tell me it's because you're aging that you're fat, sore, achy, can't recover, not as strong, not as fit, or</b>... …

It's Not the Years, It's the Miles: Training After 50

<b>Most people have an age that they fear</b>. Often, you hear women claim to be 39 for decades, as if somehow that year makes everything go south. Fifty …

15 Of The Most Influential Women In History — And The Biographies Of Them You Really Need To Read

Last week, <i>BBC History Magazine</i> released readers' definitive ranking of the 100 most influential women in history, with Nobel Prize-winning physicist …

Books

These Podcasts Will Lull You Right To Sleep

Current sleep wisdom suggests that you eliminate distractions from the bedroom for a better night's snooze — but some of us need a little diversion …

Lowe's