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Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.<p>In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can …

Psychology

Experience: my attempt to go 21 days without a whinge ended up taking six months | Michael Dawson

Abstaining from complaining might sound easy – but this particular path to mindfulness is harder than it looks<p><b>Sunday 24 July 8.43am.</b> In the midst of the US presidential election, news breaks that WikiLeaks plans to release 20,000 hacked Democratic Party emails that will likely damage Hillary …

Hillary Clinton

27 of the Most Beautiful Places to Put on Your Travel Bucket List

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

Designer Visit: An Indoor-Outdoor LA Garden by Judy Kameon

When LA-based landscape designer Judy Kameon of Elysian Landscapes first visited the Studio City property her clients were planning to buy, she …

9 Tiny Gardens Made Magical With Fairy Doors

Crafting

From Orphan to Founding Father: A Look Back at the Incredible Life of Alexander Hamilton Ahead of the Tony Awards

Alexander Hamilton’s incredible life story is the subject of this year’s hottest Broadway musical, <i>Hamilton</i>, which earned a historic 16 nominations …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Brain

A 67-Mile Hiking Trail Just Opened Through LA's Urban Mountains

Los Angeles is a special place, geologically speaking: It’s one of a handful of large metropolitan areas that’s bifurcated by mountains. Not just a …

You can now hike 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains uninterrupted

For more than 50 years, Southern Californians have dreamed of following an uninterrupted trail among the sycamore canyons and sandstone peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains.<p>Over the decades, the Backbone Trail, stretching 67 miles between Point Mugu State Park and Will Rogers State Historic Park, …

Skinny, Pretty Writers Getting Better Book Deals Isn't Even the Whole Problem

Some thoughts on publishing, weight, and writers who are "hard to look at."<p>Earlier this week Entertainment Weekly ran a piece about debut novels with six-figure advances and why publishers are willing to take big financial risks on (relative) literary unknowns. The answer is, among other things, …

Writing

The Weird Way Social Media Is Messing With Your Brain

You may know the eye cream she uses before bed and her favorite poolside cocktail. But following someone's social-media feeds doesn't mean you know her. How hanging out on the Internet is messing with our relationships—not to mention our minds.<p>On a balmy summer evening in San Francisco, Bridget and …

Social Media

Has Grief Made You Lose Your Mind?

Because we don't talk about the reality of grief in our culture, lots of grieving people think they're crazy.<p>When my partner first died, I lost my mind - and not in the ways you might think.<p>I used to be a person who could read books. I used to have a really great memory. I used to be a person who …

Facts about The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, stretches more than 2,000 miles along the US East Coast.<p>The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range.<p>Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of …

12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly for Pets

Nearly a quarter of all non-drug pet poisoning incidents are caused by plants.<p>Could the plants in your house or garden kill Fluffy? Find out with this handy list compiled by Pots Planters + More.

8 Smart Ways to Boost Your Home Value

A modern kitchen and open floor plan can turn your family home into a hot property.<p>When Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home …

Home Improvement

Police Sketches of Literary Characters Based on Their Book Descriptions

A great author paints a picture with words of their character's physical appearance. Often, there is painstaking attention paid to the descriptions, with the chosen attributes helping shape a subject's personality and, by extension, the novel. If the book is made into a movie, these …

Ever wondered about animal dads?

Most animals hatch from eggs and never meet their parents. In species for whom childrearing takes place, moms do the lion’s share of the work. But a number of animal dads step up to the plate when it comes to raising their young.<p>Emperor penguins are the best-known “gold medal” dads in the animal …

12 Awe-Inspiring Poets To Read In Your Lifetime

Medicine for the soul.<p>Poets have a way of evoking life's most complex philosophies in just a few short lines. And falling upon the right ears, those lines can change lives.<p>The 12 poets below are seekers, mystics, naturalists and more. In their words, we hope you find beauty and meaning:<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>…

LA's Gas Leak Is a Global Disaster

One of the worst environmental disasters of the decade is currently underway in a quiet community 25 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Putrid, …

Big Pharma is having a harder and harder time cashing in on R&D

In 2010 Deloitte began following the top 12 pharmaceutical companies by R&D (or research and development) spending recorded the previous year. This 12-company cohort has since launched 186 products with estimated total revenue of $1.258 trillion, and it has collectively advanced 306 drug candidates …

5 estate planning strategies to keep your money in the family

If you're single, you can have up to $5.45 million in assets before your heirs have to worry about paying a penny in estate taxes.<p>Knowing that, you might assume only the super wealthy need to worry about estate planning. However, financial planners say you'd be wrong to think planning is only …

These are the coding skills you need to have if you want to build your own websites

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Mclek, ShutterStock With sites like Wordpress, SquareSpace, and Wix available to the public, it's never been easier to create and host …

10 web design trends that ruled 2015

Another practical trend popularized by the mobile movement, card layouts display a wealth of content in a clean, organized manner attuned to browsing. Each individual card contains all the relevant information a user needs to know, usually:<p>Enticing image<br>• Title<br>• Description (or relevant tags)<br>• Control …

10 amazing ancient forests around the world

Getting back to nature can be like going back in time, especially if you wander through one of these woodlands—all amongst the oldest on Earth.<p>Some are old growth, meaning they haven't been molested much by people, while others are forests that have been regenerating on the same land for time …

Stone-Cold Remarkable

17 budgeting mistakes you're making

Making these budgeting mistakes may cause your budget to become out-of-date or ineffective. Take a look at what they are.<p>Budgeting can provide an …

Personal Finance

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Inspiration in the Alps

From Byron to Brookner, writers have found refuge in the chocolate-box scenery of Switzerland<p>Julius Caesar in his <i>Gallic War</i> (c46BC) shows an emperor’s grasp of strategy regarding what was to become Switzerland. “The Helvetii are confined on every side by the nature of their situation; on one side …

Lower Back Pain Eased by Simple Yoga Poses

Remember the days when we were able to sleep on a rock or a fluffy marshmallow mattress and wake up fresh and ready to play for the rest of the day? Childhood knew nothing about waking up with a strained lower back, because I forgot to put a pillow between my legs and stacked my legs wrong, further …

Yoga

Artist Transforms Driftwood into Stunning Sculptures of Animals in Motion

Sculptor James Doran-Webb uses pieces of driftwood to form stunning creatures that look as though they're in motion. In a scale that's larger than life, rabbits, horses, and birds appear to be in mid hop, gallop, and flap. Webb's work with the highly-textured wood is methodical, and he fuses many …

Sculpture