Alex Farmer

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23 Take-Out Favorites You Can Make Way Healthier at Home

Takeout can be a total lifesaver on those nights when you’ve stumbled in from work way past dinnertime or have zero food in the house. But while …

5 Knots Every Hiker and Backpacker Should Know

Increase Your Backcountry Skills by Learning These Knots<p>The right knot can be a life saver when you run into the unexpected in the backcountry. So if …

7 Quotes that Will Stop You from Holding On When You Should Let Go

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go – whether it’s guilt, anger, love or loss. Change is never easy – you fight to hold on and you fight …

Anger

24 Charts That Will Help You Be Healthy AF

Whether it's tips on how to eat healthier, work out more, or just be kinder to yourself.

Healthy Eating

5 Mistakes to Avoid For The One-Man Band / Solo Producer

1. Don’t Get Stuck in the Box<p>Fig 1 Mixing one or two live audio tracks into a primarily “in-the-box” arrangement can help provide a looser, more …

29 Habits You Need to Break Before Turning 30

Most of us spend our 20s figuring sh*t out: our careers, our relationships, ourselves. And we're going to make plenty of mistakes along the way.<p>That's more than OK--no one's perfect. Plus, mistakes build character. As someone recently told me, "Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn."<p>But as I …

Hermann Hesse on the Three Types of Readers and Why the Most Transcendent Form of Reading Is Non-reading

“At the hour when our imagination and our ability to associate are at their height, we really no longer read what is printed on the paper but swim in a stream of impulses and inspirations that reach us from what we are reading.”<p>Categories are how we navigate the world, for better or for worse — …

Literature

24 books to read this summer that will 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 …

NPR's favorite songs albums of 2016 (so far)

We’re about halfway through the 2016, which means plenty of “Best Music of 2016 (so far)” lists. <b>NPR</b> posted their <b>100 favorite songs</b> and their <b>30</b> …

15 Incredible Swimming Holes in Northern California

There are so many great rivers, lakes, and ponds to escape to in Northern California, but these hidden gems stand out beyond the rest.<p>Jump from …

Hiking

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

Lorraine Bracco just saw 'Goodfellas' on the big screen for the first time

Please stop feeding the dog from the table from the plate on top of it, and listen to this: Lorraine Bracco never saw <i>Goodfellas</i> on the big screen …

20 Make-Ahead Camping Recipes for Easy Meal Planning

Summer’s just about here, so grab the camping gear and #getoutside! Whether you plan on camping, glamping or just gathering around for a bonfire party in your backyard, you’ll want to make your outing AH-mazing by preparing some delicious food. Instead of stressing about having to cook outside, …

10 essential vinyl records for anyone who’s excited about Governor’s Ball this weekend

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>To help prepare you for the imminent infusion of live music into the world, I'm breaking down some of the best records to add to your …

9 Satisfying Foods | Men's Health

9 Foods That Will Fill You Up Without Filling You Out<p>Here’s how to quiet your growling stomach until the next meal<p>Shutterstock<p>When hunger strikes, you want to fuel up fast—and efficiently. That means choosing foods that will fill you up so you’re not hitting up the fridge an hour later.<p>So try these …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

I found a strange connection to Albert Einstein in a professor’s 1967 birthday gift from John Coltrane

I found a pay phone with a local phone book and mustered up the courage to call Yusef Lateef, a legendary jazz musician, who had recently retired from the music department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.<p>I had something I had to tell him.<p>Like an addict after a fix, my fingers raced …

13 apps that can make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

27 Tasty Crock Pot Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

Cooked slowly; eaten quickly.

5 research-backed tips for better concentration

An issue a lot of us are struggling with these days is focus. Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There's a reason.<p>Ed …

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

Books

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

How running away to Envision Festival taught me to embrace turning 30

Throughout childhood my mother would often remind me, “Either grow old or die young, those are your only options.” The bluntness of her statement …

18 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes That Will Make You WANT to Eat Salad

Everyone knows what the main attraction of eating a salad is. It’s not the nuts, it’s not the croutons and it’s <i>definitely</i> not the lettuce. It’s the addition of the perfect salad dressing recipe! Most store-bought varieties are expensive, and they’re often surprisingly unhealthy. Luckily, it’s …

Why are millennials so anxious?

Anxiety seems to be a common complaint among Generation Y. Our writers discuss contributing factors such as underlying instability around housing and careers<p>Rose Bretécher: We’re sold the dream, but fear a nightmare future<p>For me anxiety is uncertainty – the physical and emotional sensation that …

Mental Health

Vivekananda Answers Christians About Worshiping God Idols in Hinduism

The tree is known by its fruits. When I have seen amongst them that are called idolaters, men, the like of whom in morality and spirituality and love …

Hinduism

8 Tips On How To Keep Yourself Organized Throughout Your College Career

618<p>views<p>Staying organized can be very difficult. Here are a few tips to keep you on track.<p>1. Invest in a big calendar in addition to a planner.<p>Yes, …

Productivity

8 Toxic Habits That Are Destroying Your Happiness

Believe it or not, you are sabotaging your own happiness every day. But you can change that. Here are 8 things destroying your happiness that you can …