Ashlee Joost

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Are You Sure You Want Single Payer?

“Medicare for all” is a popular idea, but for Americans, transitioning to such a system would be difficult, to say the least.<p>French women supposedly don’t get fat, and in the minds of many Americans, they also don’t get stuck with <i>très gros</i> medical bills. There’s long been a dream among some …

Health Care

Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

What the Tanning Tax Cut in Senate Bill Means for Your Skin

According to the experts.<p>You probably already know that indoor tanning isn’t the best idea. The Food and Drug Administration data and other agency findings link excessive tanning bed use to increased risk of skin cancer. Indoor tanning increases your chances of getting a melanoma by 75 percent, in …

The 11 Books on J.P. Morgan's Summer Reading List

From politics to cooking -- there's something for just about everyone.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s summer, and you know what that means: time to pick up a book and head to the beach.<p>Not sure where to start? J.P. Morgan recently released its 18th annual summer …

Seven Things To Expect From The 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, the Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, creating a solar eclipse. Just like all objects in the presence of the Sun, the Moon casts a shadow in space, extending in a cone-like shape for 378,000 kilometers before coming to an end. But the Earth will be closer …

Astronomy

10 harmless mind tricks that make people like you

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to …

Self-help

Soothing the Hot Coals of Rage with Body Awareness Meditation

Meditation soothes the hot coals of inner rage and helps us suffer less. Through meditation, we teach the mind to ride the energies of rage without …

Our Summer Book Recommendations Are Perfect For Staying Inside

The worst place for a beach read is the beach. You’re surrounded by screaming kids and seagulls. Sand gets in the pages, sun bakes your skin and …

This Buddhist Parable Can Ease Your Suffering During a Crisis

A breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with a serious illness, or losing your job, all of these crises can cause tremendous …

Is This Happiness-Boosting Supplement the New Zoloft?

We live in an era when there are natural supplements for just about everything: vitamin C for glowing skin, vitamin A for hair growth, and probiotics …

The ‘Cash Me Ousside’ teen’s tour demands are as wild as you’d imagine

The infamous “Cash Me Ousside” teen Danielle Bregoli has signed a tour deal with Live Nation—no, we’re not kidding—and, according to TMZ, her tour …

These are people's top 10 dating deal breakers, apparently

Awkward silences can do one.<p>We all have our own little things that can instantly give us 'the ick' about the person we're dating. Maybe you're veggie and once you see them eating a greasy chicken wing with their bare hands (vom) you just can't imagine those fingers going anywhere near you. Or maybs …

Antisocial Woman Pretends to Be Blind for 28 Years So She Wouldn’t Have to Greet People

28 years ago, Carmen Jiménez, from Madrid, Spain, became completely blind due to a serious eye injury. At least that’s what she told everyone, …

The essential oils that Miranda Kerr swears by to cure heartbreak

Some celebrities may be newly embracing the power of essential oils—like Bella Hadid and even Justin Bieber. But Miranda Kerr has known about the …

House health care bill could hit as many as 6 million

The Kaiser Family Foundation took a crack at solving one big mystery of the House health care bill: how many people with pre-existing conditions …

How Mitral Valve Heart Surgery Patients Can Get the Best Results

When patients have mitral valve disease, the small flaps that open and close to let oxygen-rich blood flow through the heart do not work as they …

10 Profound Quotes From a Zen Buddhist Master on the Secret of Reaching Enlightenment

Do you also find that Zen Buddhist thought holds some fascinating insights that are relevant to the modern age?<p>You don’t need to be a practicing …

A Literary Look Behind the Iron Curtain: Best North Korea Books

A Novel<p>D. B. John<p>In this thriller, D. B. John tells the story of a woman trying to rescue her twin sister from captivity in North Korea. Jenna’s searching puts her on the radar of the CIA, and she’s given the chance to rescue her twin — she may still be alive — if she takes on a risky mission that …

North Korea

26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

3 Buddhist beliefs that will soothe your soul (and make you much happier!)

There’s no denying that life is tough.<p>We might appear that we’re happy, but deep inside, it’s total chaos. It’s almost like we’re “ducks” – calm on …

Here’s what happens to the brain after someone completes just one meditation session

There have been numerous studies detailing what happens to the brain in long-term meditators, but what exactly happens to people who meditate for the …

15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

How to Stop Paying Too Much for your Amazon Purchases

If you think that when shopping at Amazon you are paying the best price, I assure you that after reading this post, you’ll think differently!<p>Do you …

10 business and money books everyone is reading right now

To help you keep up with the most successful Joneses, we scoured Amazon's list of strategy-centric books everyone is reading right now.<p>Whether you want to start a business, build new work habits, or re-organize your house or apartment, Amazon's best-selling business and money books offer a range of …

Self-improvement

This Quick Meditation Helps You Let Go of Stress and Sleep

Meditation has been shown to be an effective way to wind down and get to sleep—something that’s especially useful after a harried day of work. …

How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps

Every once in a while, an app like Unroll.me pops into the spotlight to remind us that we all tend to authorize a lot of apps to access our email and …

Apps

Many people stop taking life-saving drugs after heart attacks

Within two years of having a heart attack, nearly 1 in 5 people stop taking lifesaving cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, according to a new study. And nearly 2 in 5 end up taking the drugs in lower doses or less often than they should, researchers report in JAMA Cardiology.<p>“From a …

If you're ever questioning your self-worth, just watch this short video from Alan Watts...

How do you define yourself?<p>If you’re like most people, you probably answer that question by explaining your job, your name, your background….<p>But in …

Rep. Young isn't a fan of single-payer health care

Friends,<p>In the ongoing debate about health care, you may have read about those who advocate for a single-payer healthcare system for the United …

Health Care