Susan Burrows

358 Flips | 9 Magazines | 1,311 Likes | 4 Following | 26 Followers | @sburrows1 | I am mental health professional, a grandmother and an outdoor enthusiast. I seek to inspire, encourage and motivate others to live their best life.

Florida marks milestone in Everglades python control program

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Florida is marking a milestone in its attempt to control an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades.<p>The state has been paying a select group of 25 hunters to catch and kill the invasive snakes on state lands in South Florida since March 2017. On Tuesday, the 1,000th …

Zoology

Meghan Markle's Dog Gets a Ride With Queen Elizabeth to Royal Wedding

The royal wedding has gone to the dogs! (In the best way possible, of course.)<p><b>Meghan Markle</b>'s adorable pup received the ultimate royal treatment as …

Royal Weddings

The secret, complex world of boys' friendships, and how parents can navigate it

My son’s friendships are far more complicated than my daughter’s.<p>I was unprepared for this, since the “boys are simpler” refrains started the moment I began telling people, nine years ago, that the baby in my stomach was, in fact, a boy.<p>My desk is filled with books about mean girls and how not to …

Parenting

We Found the 5 Best Hot Springs in California, So Leave the Beach Behind

California has long been known for its beaches, and their appeal has always been clear. The warm sand, crashing waves, and blue ocean all seem to …

California

The U.S. Bike Trails with the Best Views

Bicycling takes you places you can't reach on foot, whether you're looking to explore the next town over or tackle a famous climb to add to your …

Hiking

The 14 Best Beaches in the World—and How Much It Costs to Visit Them

MONEY found 7 in the U.S. and 7 overseas.<p>No matter how you define a beach or how high your waterfront standards may be, MONEY has found a perfect …

Air Travel

Stop buying potatoes. Use this super easy method to get an endless supply at home!

If you eat a lot of potatoes, you’ll want to read this one. This super easy afternoon project can end up feeding you and your family for weeks and …

Gardening

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

Going to a sauna can lower your risk of stroke by 60%

We already know that getting healthy means eating more greens, sleeping longer, and working out more, but a new study found that there’s one …

High Blood Pressure

10 Best Ways to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

Dopamine is an important chemical messenger in the brain that has many functions.<p>It’s involved in reward, motivation, memory, attention and even …

Neuroscience

Plant These 19 Fruits & Veggies In Your Garden And See Them Coming Back Year After Year

Growing your staple produce in your own home garden is always a rewarding activity. Yet, many home-owners put off this laborious task at the start of …

Gardening

Summer Flights to Iceland Just Dropped to $99

If your summer plans are still in flux, this deal may be awfully alluring. WOW Air is running a sale with <b>$99.99 one-way tickets to Iceland</b>, and you …

Flying

How Smartphones and Social Media Can Steal Childhood

Ever since Socrates complained about the written word ruining memories, people have been wringing their hands over the potential harms of technology. …

Social Media

Interview: Photographer Helps Save Lives of Pit Bulls With Adorable Flower Crown Portraits

Pit bull dogs have an unfair reputation for being an aggressive or violent breed. Advocates and fellow dog lovers are actively working to change these extremely harmful stereotypes; because of them, pit bulls are the most neglected and abused dog breed. Photographer Sophie Gamand is one of their …

Pets

I'm a Yoga Teacher, and These Are the 15 Poses I Recommend For Weight Loss

Yoga may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider shedding fat, getting strong, and losing weight. Even though yoga shouldn't be your <i>only</i> workout if you're trying to change your body and get healthy, it's certainly a great supplemental workout to help you along the way. I've been …

Yoga

8 National Parks Where You Can Have an Unforgettable Summer Vacation

Natural beauty, history, education, and relaxation await at our country’s national parks. This year, many have enhanced their tours, lodging, dining, …

National Parks

Start Teaching Your Kids Life Skills at an Early Age

1<p>Decision-Making Skills<p>Life skills are valuable lessons kids will use throughout their lifetime. But most kids don't learn how to handle real-world …

Kids

How microbes living in the gut affect the brain and behaviour

Researchers at the University of Oxford have proposed an evolutionary framework to understand why microbes living in the gut affect the brain and …

Biology

9 secret signs you're eating way too much sugar

You know you're supposed to limit added sugar in your diet, but even if you steer clear of Ben and Jerry's, chances are you're eating more sugar than you think. Here's how your body might be telling you to limit your sugar intake.<p>The World Health Organization recently recommended a sharp drop in …

Nutrition

5 Mental Powers Every Entrepreneur Can Develop

High performers aren't superhuman, they've just honed their minds in ways anyone could but few do.<p>I'm both fascinated by and perpetually in awe of people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and Tim Ferriss. They accomplish, grow, connect and utterly excel in so many different ways and verticals …

Self-improvement

Here are the winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes

Winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday. The Pulitzers are highly revered and mark the …

Journalism

The Symptoms of Higher Consciousness: 18 Unmistakable Signs of Spiritual Awakening

What does it mean to be awake? What are the characteristics of the state of ‘spiritual wakefulness’ or ‘enlightenment’?<p>I’ll summarise these …

Fewer Americans are dying from infectious diseases but it all depends on where you live

The overall chances of dying from an infectious disease are decreasing in the U.S., but the probability can vary greatly from county to county, …

Public Health

Ways to Build Character in Children

Structured character education has flourished as schools seek to instill the values of integrity, respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, caring, …

The Food That Helps Battle Depression

You’re feeling depressed. What have you been eating?<p>Psychiatrists and therapists don’t often ask this question. But a growing body of research over the past decade shows that a healthy diet—high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and unprocessed lean red meat—can prevent depression. And an …

Nutrition

You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories, Scientists Say

Research has shown that sharp reductions in the amount of food consumed can help fish, rats and monkeys live longer. But there have been very few studies in humans.<p>Now, some researchers have found that when people severely cut calories, they can slow their metabolism and possibly the aging …

Holistic Medicine

How parents' arguments really affect their children

<b>It is normal for parents to argue, but the way these disagreements affect children varies greatly. What can parents and carers do to limit the harm caused by their rows?</b><p>What happens at home really does affect children's long-term mental health and development.<p>But it is not only the relationship …

Psychology

The one habit that makes it easier to achieve your goals

<b>What are ‘Keystone Habits’?</b><p>The idea of keystone habits was first introduced in Charles Duhigg’s book, <i>The Power of Habit.</i><p>According to Duhigg:<p>Keystone …

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Interview: Nature Photographer Humanizes Wild Animals in Strikingly Dramatic Portraits

With an emphasis on showcasing the “brilliance, beauty, and fragility of the natural world,” British photographer George Wheelhouse specializes in striking depictions of wildlife. In his twin series, <i>On Black</i> and <i>On White</i>, Wheelhouse employs extreme lighting and creative in-camera techniques to …