Sheila Montenat

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Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

7 Tips for Solo Travel in your 50's

Not everyone wants to travel alone, but sometimes circumstances dictate that we need to. At other times it might be a conscious decision to leave the …

Travel and The Art of Eating Dinner Solo

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>One of the hardest parts of solo traveling is eating …

Hiking alone - things to keep in mind for a solo hiking adventure

When hiking alone, there is no room for external distractions. It’s just you and nature. It can be hard to find a hiking companion – someone who …

30 Easy, Safe and Fun Destinations for Your First Solo Adventure

Lima, Peru was my first destination as a solo traveler a few years ago when I was a senior in college. I actually stopped there on my way to Brazil …

The Best Resorts in Myrtle Beach

1 of 10<p>The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grand Dunes<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>The Marina Inn at Grand Dunes<p>3 of 10<p>North Beach …

This company's productivity soared after replacing 90% of employees with robots

It's hard to argue against automation when statistics are clearly illustrating its potential. The latest evidence comes out of a Chinese factory in Dongguan City.<p>The factory recently replaced 90 percent of its human workforce with machines, and it led to a staggering 250 percent increase in …

A successful entrepreneur opened a new meditation studio in NYC to cash in on a $1 billion market

Khajak Keledjian, the former owner of Intermix — a women's luxury clothing store that he sold to Gap for $130 million in 2013 — has been benefiting from meditation since 2007, after a hedge fund manager friend introduced him to the practice. Now Keledjian wants to help spread the word.<p>His recently …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

Here’s help for teaching your kids about money

By Michelle Singletary<p>Michelle Singletary<p>Personal finance columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Parents always ask me how to teach teens or college students about money. They often want a recommendation for a book.<p>The truth is it’s going to take more than a book or a financial class in high school or college. …

Personal Finance

The Veggie Burger’s Ascent

It had been a culinary nobody, mushy and maligned.<p>But when a chef as decorated as Daniel Humm turns his attention to perfecting a veggie burger, the signal is clear: That second-fiddle vegetarian staple has arrived.<p>Mr. Humm, whose restaurant Eleven Madison Park in Manhattan has three Michelin …

5 mistakes you're making that are ruining your salad

Throwing together a salad is a lot like making scrambled eggs. Everyone thinks they're a pro, but in reality, almost everyone is doing it wrong (seriously, here are 7 mistakes you’re making with your scrambled eggs.) And chances are, that means you! Even if you think your salads are just fine, …

Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates

'Follow your passion' won't always cut it.<p>If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes …

This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app

It was toward the end of the 2000s. Microsoft was making them all a lot of money.<p>But not all of their Microsoft colleagues were great at navigating the complicated world of stock-option vesting schedules, 401(k)s, and all the other stuff that goes into turning money into even more money.<p>That …

Sheryl Sandberg: Finding Gratitude and Appreciation Is Key to Resilience

It turns out that counting your blessings can actually increase your blessings.<p>I've been to more than a few commencement ceremonies over the years, but when I attended my daughter Skylar's commencement for the UC Berkeley Class of 2016, I had no idea what was to come--none of us did. Long story …

I spent $150 a month renting clothes, and now I'm never going back to fast fashion

Six-year-old fashion startup Rent the Runway is behind Unlimited, which charges customers $139 per month to get three dresses, sweaters, handbags, or coats at a time. Before tax, that's around $1,700 a year.<p>The idea is to create a "closet in the cloud," according to Brooke Hartmann, senior vice …

Customers

You can take a key business lesson from the creation of Disney's biggest hit in recent history

I was frustrated, too, by the idea that I'd never be as smart as the creative team that had produced what would go on to become the highest-grossing animated film in history.<p>A prince who's the (spoiler alert) bad guy! Sisters who (double spoiler alert) save each other! I could have thought of that. …

9 Ingredients to Turn To When You're in a Cooking Rut

Dear Food52,I’m in a rut. I feel like I keep making the same dishes over and over, and adding the same spices to them. Like I’ll cook black beans with cumin, or put pesto on pasta. I eat a lot of eggs covered with Sriracha. I want to build out my pantry to include more ingredients that will add a …

Recipes

How to Pack in a Carry On: Travel Smarter

When I first met my husband, I told him I was the best packer. ᅡᅠHe most likely thought in the beginning during those "<i>courting</i>" months as I like to call them, that I may have been a tad bit high maintenance. ᅡᅠHe couldn't even fathom thinking about the girl who perfectly planned every detail of …

Why we can’t trust Ben Carson’s memories — or anyone else’s

By Justin Wm. Moyer<p>Justin Wm. Moyer<p>Reporter covering breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Since last week, sometime Republican presidential front-runner Ben Carson has been battling stories about his stories of his dark past. In a 1990 memoir and in many speeches since, he claimed he was a violent youth; …

Donald Trump

What are Tips for Saving Money and Money Saving Ideas?

Costs add up fast, and building your savings can seem like a pipe dream. But small changes now can yield big benefits later. Follow these basic steps …

iPhone 6s release date and price: When will we get Apple's new smartphone?

The latest iPhone is just around the corner, with rumours of its features and cost everywhere. Here's what to expect<p>Apple's latest iPhone, expected to be called the iPhone 6s, is just around the corner. Last week, Apple sent out invitations to an event on September 9 at 10am Pacific Time (6pm BST), …

The farmer who’s starting an organic revolution in Cuba

Photograph: Sarah L Voisin/Washington Post<p>The Italian salad, which costs about $10 at El Litoral in Havana, features culinary goods from Finca Marta.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/26/1440603903390/5b2f5af4-5c63-40b8-8852-ad978f7d962e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Welcome to Maternity Hotel California

Peter and Ellie Yang, by all outward appearances, are living the Beijing dream. They have a condo in an up-and-coming area, a white Honda that Peter …

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

If you're a CEO, it pays to share you wealth. This Seattle boss did

Finally, a boss who has the honesty to admit that he doesn’t need his multimillion-dollar package and is prepared to spread it among his staff.<p>Dan Price, chief executive of Seattle technology company Gravity Payments, is hiking wages to $70,000 a year for his 120 employees. He’s also taking a cut …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …