Never Good Enough: Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement

A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. Source: Pexels Millennials may be perceived as narcissistic, lazy, entitled and fragile, but we’re more determined to improve ourselves than the generations calling us that. In 2015, 94 percent of millennials reported making personal improvement commitments ...
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The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 7 Recap: Where The Boys Are

Spoiler alert: Don’t read unless you have watched the first seven episodes of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. This week’s episode felt like a real, live TV show, and not real live life! I am more in love with the show than ever, and I have many questions, so pop 6 bullets in your pistol and let’s hit the road ...
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Secretary Zinke: Please Leave Our National Monuments Alone

Today, on behalf of The Trust for Public Land and its many volunteers and supporters, I am registering our concern with President Trump’s executive order to review certain monument designations. Our public lands and waters help define who we are as a nation by telling the story of our historical, cultural, and natural heritage. This attempt to roll back protections ...
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For-Profit Colleges Sue To Block Protections For Defrauded Students and Taxpayers

A California-based trade group largely comprised of for-profit colleges late Wednesday sued Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to block a 2016 Obama administration regulation, called the borrower defense rule, aimed at protecting students from predatory college practices. The rule they attack (1) implements a law already on the books that permits students who are defrauded by their colleges to have ...
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Cancer With Political Clout

A suicide bomber inflicts hell at a concert hall in Manchester, England that’s full of children, as though that was the point — to murder children. The horror of war ― well, terrorism ― doesn’t get any worse. And the media, as they focus on the spectacle of what happened, as they cover the particulars of the tragedy — the ...
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Climate 101 For The President

President Trump has been bombarded with reasons to keep the United States in the climate agreement the international community achieved two years ago in Paris. Everyone from the Pope to America’s leading CEOs have urged Trump to stay the course. As he nears a decision, Trump also has been peppered with platitudes from predictable lobbies about how the Paris deal, ...
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To Nurture Compassionate Children, Start At Birth

Parents, caregivers and teachers often focus on teaching children to speak, to read and even to play. We also need to focus on helping to build children’s capacity for compassion, empathy and constructive experiences with others. These are called social-emotional skills, and they are vital to children’s success in school and life. Thankfully, every adult in children’s lives can help ...
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How To Grill Eggs Like It’s No Big Deal

For Bon Appetit, by Emily Farris. Emily Farris Have a grill? Put an egg on it. Really. An outdoor alternative to hard-boiled eggs, grilled eggs are a great side dish to serve at a cookout, and they’re a perfect topper for a fresh summer salad. They’re also ridiculously easy to make: you just put a raw egg, in the shell, ...
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Teen Vogue Is Evolving Thanks To Elaine Welteroth

You may have noticed that Teen Vogue is getting political. At first, this may seem surprising. But to those who have been following the changes at the magazine, it was inevitable. Teen Vogue was recently taken over by a new editor-in-chief committed to making the publication more inclusive and aware of the world we live in. The new E.I.C, Elaine ...
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Montana Race, Now Complicated, Sets Spending Record For House Contests In State

By Sara Swann The cost of the House special election race in Montana — where voters are going to the polls today — is officially record-breaking. It’s unclear how Wednesday’s misdemeanor assault charges against the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, will affect the outcome, particularly since a large number of voters cast their ballots before today. It’s very clear, though, that this ...
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