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Chances are, you’ve belonged to a traditional book club: You found your way to a group of interested (and hopefully interesting) other readers and fully intended to complete the assigned book, show up to the next scheduled gathering, and wax poetic—pinot in hand—about the novel’s highs and lows. And then, life intervened. Maybe you could barely slog through the first half of the tome; perhaps none of the meeting times worked for your schedule; maybe the titles your crew chose drove you batty....
me, it’s the reminder that connecting with my pals—old or new or both—for longer than the length of a meal in a place that is not my living room. And this re-realization soothes me every time.
Bumps big and small can drag our day down. A coworker says your new haircut is “cute, for someone your age.” Your phone loses charge right as you’re expecting a time-sensitive call. Terrible health news befalls your best friend. How well do you deal with these setbacks? “Resilience is our response to any challenge,” says Donna Volpitta, Ed.D., the founder of the Center for Resilient Leadership. "If we become more resilient, we can handle bigger challenges."
Talk to yourself the way you would a friend. That’s the conventional advice behind how to build self-confidence. But science suggests there may be even more practical ways to extend some compassion and encouragement to yourself in times of self-doubt and negativity. Try these tips to bolster your sense of self, stat.
New Research Says Your Social Network Can Reveal More About Your Health Than Your Fitness Tracker Does
Sure, your fitness tracker offers helpful data about your physical health. But for an accurate measure of your overall wellness, science says the size and connectivity of your social network are an even better indicator.
Yes, it’s inspiring to hang with other women at the top of their game. But science says it actually may boost your own chances for success, too. (So schedule that lunch date already!)
Inspiring, lady-led audio shows abound, whether you’re in need of a career spark, family care pointers, kitchen inspiration, or just some serious belly laughs.
Pompons sind viel mehr als der obligatorische Bommel auf der Mütze (auch wenn der jeder Mütze das gewisse Extra verleiht). Mit Pompons aus Wolle lassen sich Kleidungsstücke aufpeppen, Ketten anfertigen oder Anhänger zaubern. Papier-Pompons schmücken jede Party, und solche aus Stoff sind eine Zierde für daheim. 25 pom(pon)pöse Projekte versetzen jeden ins Pompon-Fieber! 96 pp. Deutsch
Este é um livro para todos os fãs de pompons, desde aqueles com mais prática aos iniciados na confeção destas bolas fofas e intemporais. Seja qual for a experiência, vão ficar na certa impressionados com as 25 propostas deste livro. Desde projetos de decoração a acessórios de roupa, um mundo de pompons está ao dispor de todos.
Whether they’re perking up your clothes, brightening your home decor, or bringing a rainbow of color to your next party, pom-poms are perfect wherever they pop up.
Each project in this book has oh-so-simple instructions and photographs that’ll have you whipping up homemade tufts in all kinds of eye-catching patterns, from speckles to stripes to polka-dots. And don’t worry about running out of yarn. You’ll learn how to put a new spin on poms with a host of fun materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, and cupcake wrappers.
Twice-exceptional (or “2E”) kids have learning or attention issues AND are gifted. In this last episode of Season 1, Lexi and Amanda speak with guests Penny Williams, a parenting trainer and coach, and Debbie Reber, author and creator of TiLT Parenting, about the unique challenges of meeting the needs of 2E children. For these moms, their kids' giftedness doesn't make things easier—it adds a layer of complexity.
When does being “bad at math” mean something more? For Lily, a Missouri teen with dyscalculia, math struggles go a lot further than math class. On this episode, we go inside Lily’s world and experience the unexpected challenges that pop up because of her math learning disability. Amanda and Lexi talk with expert Daniel Ansari about why dyscalculia is underdiagnosed. And they hear from parents who called in to share what math challenges are like in their family.
Who do you tell? When? Telling people your child has ADHD, dyslexia or other learning issues is a big, complicated decision. Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright talk with families whose experiences range from triumphant to cautionary. Gimlet Media’s Wilson Standish shares why he’s still cautious about disclosing. And expert Manju Banerjee explains how to pass the disclosure torch to your young adult child.
It’s scary—in the moment and even recalling it years later. Reading out loud in front of a group when you have dyslexia can be legitimately awful. Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright dig into this fear with a mom whose son stumbled over reading his own name in front of his class. They hear from other parents, too, and hockey champion Brent Sopel. Expert Bob Cunningham also weighs in with insight on whether kids really do need to read out loud, and how to make the experience better for kids who struggle with reading.
It’s a dreaded (and hurtful) question that families get asked too often: “Is ADHD even real?” Hosts Amanda Morin and Lexi Walters Wright hear from parents of kids with ADHD who’ve muddled through explaining their child’s attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity issues to family and friends. And they hear from expert Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, about the brain science behind ADHD.