ReThink, a movement that asks Americans to think differently about public housing and the people who live there…and to stop judging the proverbial book by its cover.
Why, you ask? The simple fact of the matter is that housing is a basic human need. It's also one of our most expensive needs, putting it out of reach for many. In simple terms, over the past several decades, public housing has given millions of Americans a place to call home.
Public housing provides stability and support for fathers
ReThink, a movement that asks Americans to think differently about public housing and the people who live there…and to stop judging the proverbial book by its cover.Pardon me for starting with a cliché (as a musician, I suppose I should know better), but the old adage "don't judge a book by its cover" has never been lost on me. Too often, we are quick to judge others whom we don't understand, sometimes through no fault of our own. Perhaps we don't have time or the opportunity to learn more about an issue. Perhaps we've inherited a long line of societal beliefs. Perhaps we believe everything we hear. Whatever the case may be, I hope you'll join me today in Read More »from Jewel: "I Know What It's like to Feel Hopeless"
- Elle | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 5:11 PM EDT
The highs and lows of fitness spending, from Gwyneth's gym allowance to an app that will motivate you for free!
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Look to your food portions, says a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity.
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Study authors showed 186 people various foods such as cereal, beverages, and coleslaw, labeling them "healthier" or "standard" (although both versions were of equal calories), then asked them to serve themselves an appropriate portion. They found that not only did people assume that "healthy" equaled "less caloric", they served themselves heftier servings of the "healthy" foods, and felt less guilty about how much they ate.
"People tend to overeat foods labeled 'healthy,' or 'organic' because they assume that those foods won't cause weight gain," says David Grotto, RDN, author of The Best Things You Can Eat. "We call that the 'Health Halo', meaning, there are certain
Find a high-altitude escape for every season at these scenic adventurelandsRead More »from Top 20 Mountain Trips
Big Sky, MT
Big Sky, MT
Fresh powder and no lift lines? It's just another day at Big Sky. It may not share the glory of the glitzy resort towns in Colorado and Utah, but with more snow and open space, this undersung skiing nirvana can rest on its own laurels. Between the town's two ski resorts―Big Sky and Moonlight Basin―there are three mountains used by an average of only 2,500 skiers per day ... it works out to 2 acres per skier. Combine uncrowdedness and lots of fluffy powder with a laid-back cowboy culture, and you've got the perfect winter weekend.
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Crested Butte, CO
Crested Butte, CO
Hiking is plentiful here, but two wheels are the true star: At this birthplace of mountain biking, you'll find more bikes than people. Grab one from the Alpineer for a spin on the Lower Loop, a 10-mile network of single- and double-track trails and dirt roads. Or jump on the Upper Loop, a track east of town that takes you
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 4:24 PM EDTCPR last fall got another special gift this week: the chance to publicly thank the good Samaritan who saved him.A Canadian man who survived a heart attack on the streets of New York City after a passerby revived him with
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“It was wonderful,” Jason Kroft, the 41-year-old survivor told Yahoo! Shine in a phone interview. He added that the reunion was intense, and that, "I'm kind of quiet when I'm around him, and don't really know what to say."
Though he first met and thanked New Yorker John Carey two weeks ago, he got to acknowledge Carey's good deed at an official ceremony, the 19th Annual Second Chance Brunch, on Wednesday. Hosted by the New York City Fire Department as part of National EMS Week, the event brings cardiac arrest survivors—12 this year—together with the paramedics, EMTs, FDNY members and others who saved their lives.
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 2:50 PM EDT
cyclist while out for a drive in the city of Norwich, fled the scene, and bragged about it on Twitter on Monday.The criminal mind can be cunningly brilliant—or stunningly foolish. You can safely put Emma Way of the U.K. into that second category. She’s the aggressive 21-year-old motorist who allegedly hit a Read More »from Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver Brags on Twitter, Joins Other 'Crime-Braggers'
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“Definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier—I have right of way he doesn’t even pay road tax! #bloodycyclists,” she tweeted.
Her admission was soon retweeted more than 300 times, inspiring angry responses and the nickname “twit and run girl” by fellow Twitter users. They also retweeted her brag to the social-media savvy Norfolk police department, who wrote back, "we have had tweets ref an RTC with a bike. We suggest you report it at a police station ASAP if not done already & then dm us." Though Way deleted her account, the ball kept rolling. The cyclist, Toby Hockley, a chef who had been taking part in an
- Parentables | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 1:45 PM EDT
Photo: Alaskan Dude / Creative CommonsWillpower: I've spent much of my life curious about why some people have it, and some people don't. Some people say they're going to lose 10 pounds, and they do. No struggle. No yo-yo. They simply obey their own minds. Some people decide on an early bedtime so they can get up early. And they do! No arguing with themselves over getting into bed at night, and no snooze-alarm-smack-fest in the morning.Read More »from 5 Surprising Secrets of People Who Have Extraordinary Willpower
The rest of us struggle to some degree. Should I have the fries or the salad? I'll go to bed, but just one more sitcom episode first. We argue with ourselves, and we feel like we're two different people living in the same body. It seems like the angel and the devil on our shoulders are in cahoots to keep us going in circles.
Finally, after more than two years of research, I cracked the code. I lost 20 pounds. If I stay up late, it's because I've chosen to do work - not because I'm mindlessly surfing on the computer. And about that work - it's work that I love, not work that I do because I
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 11:55 AM EDT
I despise the word "diet." I don't diet. I never have. I don't subscribe to diets as a means for losing weight because, from my experience, they simply do not work. I'm a healthy size 6 and generally eat well, but by no means am I a health nut. I don't think about food more than I have to, and I certainly eat my fair share of sugar by enjoying a can of Dr. Pepper, a handful of dark-chocolate peanut clusters, or a bowl of chocolate ice cream. I generally eat until I'm full; on occasion I stuff myself into a food coma like anyone else - but not too often.
But while reading this month's issue of Harper's Bazaar, I flipped to an article titled "Lose Weight Fast? Eat all you want, just not when you want - is that the secret to staying thin and healthy?" by Bill Gifford. It was based on a book called The Fast Diet by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
Fasting?! "Great! Another ridiculous fad diet!" I thought.
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- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 11:46 AM EDT
The aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado.In the wake of this week's deadly tornado in Oklahoma, 22-year-old Oklahoma State University student (and Cosmo reader) Cinnamon wrote to us to share her story.
When I woke up on Monday morning, I never thought my Oklahoma hometown would be so devastated by the time I went to sleep.Read More »from "I Hid in a Freezer to Survive the Oklahoma Tornado"
I was leaving an eye doctor appointment in Moore (where I went to high school) at around 2:50 pm on Monday afternoon when I heard a newscaster on TV announcing that everyone needed to take shelter-immediately-because the tornado was going to hit within 30 minutes. I called my mom, who lives nearby in Oklahoma City, to come pick me up so we could make it home before things got scary. But while I was waiting for her, the doctor's office decided to close so everyone could get home. I ran next door to a gas station, but when I got there, my mom called saying the road was blocked and she was unable to reach me.
Needless to say, I was really afraid. We go through tornado watches all the time here in
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