Susan Trabucchi

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Trend spotting: How to get the 'farmhouse modern' look

In 2014, Manhattan Beach architect David Watson started getting requests to design and remodel homes in what clients were referring to as "farmhouse modern." It marked a shift from the more typical requests of his South Bay clients to create beach-friendly Hamptons-inspired houses. Two years later, …

Farmhouses

White prosperity over racial equality: It’s (still) the American way

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Wikimedia)</b><p>Donald Trump’s victory feels like an earthquake, but its roots run deep in America’s history and priorities<p>Darren F. Speece<p>November 25, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>On November 8, 2016, individual voters confronted the imperfect legacy of the Founding Fathers. In this …

I’m a Coastal Elite From the Midwest: The Real Bubble is Rural America

I’m from the rural Midwest. I now live in Washington, D.C. All of this talk about coastal elites needing to understand more of America has it …

Dear Jon Stewart – this year's been hard without you

Dear Jon,<p>I can’t tell you how good it was to see you again on Thursday night, especially after four days of the World’s Worst Party. After dealing with all those horrible people, and their terrible, hateful, angry ideas, running into my ex-TV boyfriend of 20 years felt like a kind of miracle.<p>I like …

Star Trek Beyond wants to remind you why you love Star Trek

It’s a joyful voyage through 50 years of the franchise’s history.<p><i>Star Trek Beyond</i> is the <i>Star Trek</i> movie I’ve been waiting for from this new franchise.<p>It didn’t have to be good. ThoughI probably prefer 2009’s <i>Star Trek</i> slightly to this one, just because seeing the ensemble cast gel onscreen was …

What one of the greatest civilizations in history tells us about Donald Trump

By Jeff Guo<p>Last week, in his first major piece since his blogging hiatus, Andrew Sullivan joined the frenzy of pundits trying to make sense of Donald Trump. Sullivan's completely straight-faced take is that the final days of the republic are upon us. “In terms of our liberal democracy and …

Author Beverly Cleary turns 100 with wit, candor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As she turns 100, the feisty and witty author Beverly Cleary remembers the Oregon childhood that inspired the likes of characters Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins in the children's books that sold millions and enthralled generations of youngsters.<p>"I was a well-behaved …

Research backs up the instinct that walking improves creativity

For centuries, great thinkers have instinctively stepped out the door and begun walking, or at the very least pacing, when they needed to boost creativity. Charles Dickens routinely walked for 30 miles a day, while the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche declared, “All truly great thoughts are …

Creativity

33 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh

Did you ever felt that positive vibe, when someone’s writing just change the way you look at the world, Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings shall do that for …

Seeing The World Like A 9-Year-Old

Earlier this week, I visited a fourth-grade class at the public school where I live. I try to go every year to different classes, from grade school to high school, to tell students about the universe.<p>The class had been studying the solar system, in particular the planets and their properties. The …

10 Morning Practices to Create a Positive, Purposeful Day

I used to consider myself a night owl. In college, I would schedule midday classes whenever possible so I could stay up late without forfeiting sleep. Later, as a mom with three children under the age of five, the wee hours of the night often brought quiet space to write or work on my coaching …

Happiness

How to Mulch : Garden Mulching Advantages & Types for Dummies

What is mulch / mulching?<p>Mulch is a natural or man made covering for bare soil.<p>Usually to qualify as a mulch the material used should retain moisture …

Homemade Garden Insect Spray #Organic Gardening

Gardening<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>4 cups of warm water<br>• 1 onion<br>• 5-6 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 tbsp of cayenne pepper<br>• 1 tsp of paprika<br>• 1 tsp of dish soap<p><b>How to prepare the</b> …

Nancy Drew: The Smart Woman's Role Model

Modern female role models might include Hannah Montana or Beyonce, but there was a time when pre-teen girls would pick up a Nancy Drew book and be …

To Go Beyond Thought, an Interview with Karen Armstrong

<i>Karen Armstrong</i> © Timothy Allen<p>One bright spring day, <i>Parabola</i> met with Karen Armstrong in her suite at the Parker Meridian hotel in Manhattan. The …

Apple might kill the two most annoying things about the iPhone's design

Steve Kovach/Business Insider<p>If the rumors are true, this year's iPhone 7 should look dramatically different from the existing iPhone 6 and 6s.<p>There …

Mobile Technology

This architect quit his job to make an app that gives you back control of social media

He wanted to build app called that gives you back control of the stuff you post on social media.<p>Think of Shryne like a locker to store all of your social media posts, likes, pictures, texts, emails, and whatever else — taking control of that content away from the likes of ad-driven giants like …

Social Media

450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Back in 2011, I started collecting all the emails that nonprofits sent me during the month of December and reviewed …

Giving Tuesday

The funnel is dead. Long live the consumer decision journey - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

<i>This blog was written by David Edelman and Francesco Banfi from McKinsey & Company</i><p>Nearly three quarters of companies believe their budget for …

Power Foods

The Magic 13<p>I've had the dubious pleasure of eating lunch or dinner with hundreds – maybe thousands – of bodybuilders, weight lifters, athletes, and …

Anne-Marie Slaughter: Workplaces, not women, need to change

Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Princeton professor who famously wrote "women can't have it all," cringes when she hears the words.<p>Ms. Slaughter resigned from her dream job at the U.S. State Department to deal with her rebellious son and then wrote about the struggles of holding a powerful job and caring …

#416: Why The Price Of Coke Didn't Change For 70 Years : NPR One

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

God Over Everything: Black Spirituality and the Paradox of Religion

During his powerful eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the former South Carolina State Senator and beloved Reverend of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church who was tragically murdered in a vicious mass shooting, President Obama spoke passionately to Pinckney's embodiment of spiritual principles.<p>"We are here today to …

African-American News

NASA Releases 8,400 High-Quality Images of Past Moon Missions on Flickr

One small step for man, one giant catalog of images for mankind.<p>A lot has happened regarding the topic of space in the last two weeks: from the …

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the …

Internet of Things