Everybody loves small family farms, from Republicans to Democrats and hipsters to ultra-religious folks. As a nation, we romanticize them -- the last link to our pioneer past, perhaps.
Positive psychology might seem unconventional because it's not always spoken of, but incorporating it into your everyday life can be incredibly beneficial.
Knowing how to fall is much more valuable than knowing how to walk.
To prevent fatal violence against women, we need to ensure communities have the resources to help women who are the potential victims of domestic violence. Moreover, we should do everything we can at both the state and federal levels to ensure abusers do not have access to guns.
Children's Health Insurance Program,
Congressional Tri Caucus,
The Urban Institute,
Women In Congress,
While some might argue that declining investments in kids is the price we need to pay to reduce the federal deficit, the fact is that the American people disagree and believe it to be a false choice.
Karl Langerfeld created a new line, Boulevard Chanel No. 5 and introduced it in a pretty loud way. The show closed as a street protest, complete with picketing signs and, of course, fabulous clothing
Many of our lives are centered on taking care of the needs of everyone around us aside from ourselves. Sometimes the responsibilities we have in life feel like an overwhelming burden. Taking care of ourselves doesn't have to be a chore, an obligation or something that is experienced as yet another burden.
Nicolae Ceausescu was not exactly a team player. He adopted the title conducator - literally, the leader - and constructed his own personality cult. He defied the Warsaw Pact by refusing to allow Romania to participate in the Soviet-led 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. He preferred to pick up leadership tips...
AmeriCorps members have completed over one billion hours of service since 1994, and have had an immense impact on mobilizing communities to work together for a more promising future. As a former VISTA volunteer, I know firsthand the tremendous impact volunteering can have for both the volunteer and the community.
The goal is to have books and stories that kids of every age love to read and want to have near their bodies, so they can pick up the book and say or gesture 'read?!' and a parent or caregiver will comply with joy.
Cirque Du Soleil,
I have a pair of strappy sandals that to put on requires a contortionist's skill. It involves sitting down, bending over, hinging a knee sideways and pulling an extreme foot-flex move, all the while straining my optic nerves to see beyond their peripheral...
Discrimination has no place in New York City. The City's Human Rights Law is one of the strongest bodies of civil rights law in the nation, and the City Council and Mayor have taken bold action to update it to address emerging forms of discrimination. So it's entirely appropriate...
The problem with this is that time, seasons, people, and life in general have a way of influencing, making direct comparisons of two very incomparable events inaccurate.
My son is a very shy child. He had one friend at school who was his best buddy last year (in first grade), but that boy moved away. My little guy is too shy to reach out to his classmates so he is often alone, and he is starting to...
Today, October 1, the Maryland transgender anti-discrimination law goes into effect, making this state the 18th in the country, along with Puerto Rico and D.C., to offer similar protections. At the end of the day, perseverance has paid off. Watching people evolve is, in some respects, even more satisfying than having them on your side from the start.
Right now, halfway through 2014, a quick Google for "Instagramming + food" retrieves an entire first page of results comprised of opinion pieces against the practice. There's the out-and-out "foodstagramming" takedowns (GQ, Adweek,
In a world steeped in miserable estrogen, tampons, squalling babies, mascara and stilettos, one man has had enough. James Heckman, former head of global media strategy at Yahoo!, has launched Scout.com, an online portal dedicated to all things men.
Take advantage of the #1 rule of air travel: no matter what time it is, it's always acceptable to drink.
Massachusetts Food Waste,
Food Waste Ban,
When I first started writing this column, I envisioned covering breakthroughs that could enable us to live sustainably on a world inhabited by 7 billion people and rapidly counting. The population predictions then were pointing toward perhaps 10 billion people by century's end, and that seemed an unfathomable...
Fitness And Exercise,
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Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.