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A Cheat Sheet to Using Adaptogens to Lower Stress, Increase Energy, and Improve Digestion

Ease anxiety, boost libido, reduce bloat, enhance your skin's natural glow — do any of these benefits sound too good to be true? Well, they're not. These are all very real benefits of some magic little plants and herbs called adaptogens.<p>Dr. Will Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner from …

23 Life-Changing Beauty Products With Insanely High Reviews On Amazon

15 Great Movies You Missed In The Past Year Because You Were Too Busy Watching Blockbusters

Bollywood is all about huge stars, big money and blockbuster movies. Or is it? That's the perception. When someone says Bollywood, the mind …

Brussels Sprout & Hummus Grilled Cheese Sandwich

<i>This brussels sprout + hummus grilled cheese sandwich highlights one of my favorite fall vegetables and uses a garlic herb hummus spread in place of</i> …

Healthy Eating

Hollywood Lawyer Marty Singer Can Make Any Problem Go Away—Except Bill Cosby’s

A ballroom full of household names—John Travolta, Scarlett Johansson, Charlie Sheen, Jonah Hill, etc.—will swear there’s no one in Hollywood like Marty Singer. David Margolick reports on the mega-lawyer’s mojo, and his involvement in the Bill Cosby case.<p>The guests who gathered for the Beverly Hills …

Comedy

Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

30-day plan to calm the mind and control your life - TODAY.com

Hoda Kotb's one of the busiest women in television, so it's no surprise one of her goals for the new year was to find a way to care for her mind and feel more organized. To help achieve her goals, Hoda enlisted the help of Angie Johnsey, an RN CHT-hypnotherapist and celebrity mind coach.<p>Closed …

29 Brilliant Short Films You Can Watch In 29 Minutes

From award winners to festival hits.<p>H/T Short of the Week, Filmsshort.

BAFTA Awards

The 18 movies you need to see this year coming out of the Sundance Film Festival

Last year's fest gave us the world premieres of current award-season staples like "Manchester by the Sea" and "OJ: Made in America." We'll find out when the festival kicks off on Thursday what titles will jump from obscurity to our must-see list for the rest of 2017, and we'll be writing about it …

86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

After an eventful and historic run, Barack Obama’s final term as president comes to a close on January 20. One of the legacies he will leave behind …

Books

Eton and the making of a modern elite

The world’s most famous school aspires to become an agent of social change; but, as old boy Christopher de Bellaigue learns when he goes back, it is …

Listen to this sound bath recording for some super-healing self care

<i>Sara Auster, one of the rockstars of New York City’s booming sound bath scene, has generously offered up a five-minute crystal singing bowls</i> …

Meditation

6 trips that'll blow up your Instagram

“Did it for the Insta.” That phrase is thrown around constantly these days and the desire to score the perfect “Instagram-worthy” shot drives people …

How to prepare for meditation?

Meditation is the act of winding down, so ideally you should try to meditate in an environment that you know is safe, peaceful, and without too many external disturbances.<p>When you're just learning to meditate, outside distractions can provide an unnecessary layer of challenge and you might feel …

13 Haunting Books To Read This Fall, If You Dare

👻<p>‘Tis the season for re-re-watching “Stranger Things” and contemplating the punniest possible couple’s costume, plug and socket notwithstanding. ‘Tis also the season for picking up scary books ― books that disturb, books that alarm, books that go bump in the night.<p>We’ve selected a few of our …

Must See Stops in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

<i>A moody scene captured in a socked in Sequoia National Park. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish</i><p>It was in the California wilderness where John Muir, the unofficial "father of the national parks," was inspired to start down a lifelong path of environmental conservation--and it was the landscapes of Sequoia …

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

7 Japanese Beauty Secrets That Will Change Your Skin

We’re all about trying out the latest and greatest when it comes to beauty, from Sephora’s monthly releases to peel pads and wipes, but there’s something to be said for tried-and-true traditions as well. Japanese women, for example, have had the beauty game down for several centuries. From daily …

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

10 TED talks that will teach you how to sound smarter

If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic.<p>Here are TED talks from linguists, literary critics, psychologists, dictionary editors and the word-obsessed that will pique the interest of any verbivore.

10 books you absolutely need to read before they come out in theaters

Hey, book lovers! (That’s all of us, right?)<p>There’s nothing quite like seeing one of our favorite reads hit the big screen. We’re still recovering …

10 Common Rookie Cooking Mistakes

Mistakes in the kitchen happen–seriously, it’s inevitable. Meat dries out, vegetables are scorched, noodles go gummy…everyone slips up, professionals …

5 Beauty Products That Swedish Girls Can't Live Without

<i>For</i> W magazine, by Mia Adorante.<p>Swedish women are known for their impeccable style (just examine the models and editors at Stockholm Fashion Week, for proof). The look can be described as simultaneously polished and effortless, chic and comfortable. The same applies to the beauty look, as …

You need to visit Point Reyes National Seashore for the best whale watching in the US

The post You need to visit Point Reyes National Seashore for the best whale watching in the US appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comOff …

30 beautiful photos of Iran - as British Airways resumes flights to Tehran

British Airways is set to resume direct flights to Iran, running six round trip flights per week with more flights scheduled to be added later this …

Our favorite Bay Area date spots

It's always fun to have a "night out," and most of us have our favorite spots to take a significant other or special someone.<p>But what if you want an outing that's a little outside the box? There are so many options in the Bay Area it can be a bit overwhelming, so the SFGATE staff has compiled an …

Texas

Why our 30s are the Best Time of our Lives.

<i>“Your 30s are about discovering the truest, healthiest version of yourself.” ~ Career Contessa</i><p>In our 20s we often think that life couldn’t possibly …

Motivation

6 Nourishing Recipes To Calm Inflammation & Heal Your Gut

Your gastrointestinal system plays a big role in your overall health. After all, it's home to about 80 percent of your immune system, and gut health …

Wellness

10 New Restaurants Heating Up London’s Dining Scene

There has been a line snaking through Soho since Bao opened in March. Perhaps more a lunch spot than dinner, the name comes from the Korean word for …

100 Must-Read Mystery & Crime Novels Around the World

This installment of the 100 Must-Read list is sponsored by the <b>Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series</b> by Warren Adler.<p>The Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series …

Books