Tag: Shayla Stern

How to Pick the Right Vacation Lodging for You

Travelers have so many great choices when deciding where to stay, but therein lies the problem: It can be hard to figure out which type of place would suit them best. And no matter where you decide on, you’re often left with the feeling that you could have made a better choice or found a… … Continue reading How to Pick the Right Vacation Lodging for You

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How a Poet’s Obsession With Death Led Her to Write About Life

Editor’s Note: This article previously was published on PBS NewsHour. “Imagine Sisyphus happy.” That’s the title of one of Nicole Sealey’s many poems about life, death and the search for meaning in her debut poetry collection, Ordinary Beast. (It is also the final line of a famous 1942 philosophical essay by Albert Camus). Imagine the Greek mythical figure,… … Continue reading How a Poet’s Obsession With Death Led Her to Write About Life

Love, Loss and Starting a New Chapter Through Art

Editor’s Note: This essay was originally published by Gutsy Broads.) Gail M. Edwards didn’t start out as a gutsy broad. Her parents, whom she remembers as emotionally distant, taught her to expect that things would go wrong, and discouraged her from attempting difficult goals. She smiles tentatively — or not at all — in photos… … Continue reading Love, Loss and Starting a New Chapter Through Art

Want to End Ageism? Start by Watching This TED Talk

Ashton Applewhite, the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Aging, wants us to “dismantle the dread” about growing older and start recognizing that aging is not a disease to be cured. Recently, Applewhite has taken her message to a worldwide stage by speaking at the annual international TED Conference in Vancouver in June… … Continue reading Want to End Ageism? Start by Watching This TED Talk