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27 Stylish Ikea Transformations That Will Make Your Stuff Look Expensive

♬ "Lemme upgrade you." ♬

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Keep You in the Present Moment

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

Drinking Your Coffee This Way Could Change Your Health

What's your first thought when you wake up in the morning? Whether you immediately crave a gallon (or 10) of coffee or you'd prefer to sip on a glass …

Wellness

Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement

It is brutal. It is torture by definition. It destroys the mind, body, and soul, making rehabilitation next to impossible. It is also outrageously expensive, and it doesn't work. Yet at the end of the Obama era, and the dawn of Trump's, isolation is as widely used as ever in the American penal …

Here's How a Simple 38-Minute Morning Routine Will Transform Your Whole Day | Inc.com

So much positive psychology research is coming out to help us tap into an unending stream of happiness, creativity, and productivity--both at home and work--that only a fool would ignore its benefits.<p>For example, there's the fascinating research on how experiencing more "awe" in life boosts …

Happiness

Our Most Pinned Chocolate Desserts

Our Pinterest users agree: of all life's pleasures, few are more indulgent than a good chocolate dessert recipe. Decadent, gooey, and melty, there's …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

9 Journal Apps to Help You Slay Your 2017 Goals

To say we’re a *tad* obsessed with paper journals might be a little bit of an understatement. But as much as we love our precious diaries, carrying around our everyday journal, bullet journal, fitness journal and gratitude journal can sometimes leave our bag feeling more like a high-school backpack …

Apps

10 Family-Friendly Adventure Destinations

It's time to get traveling.<p>You could go to a theme park. Or the IMAX theater. Or to your in-laws. But getting your family out of that rut is what trips of a lifetime are about. We recommend the great outdoors for scenery no virtual-reality setup or video game can replicate, and to cement your kids' …

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

Strength Training Benefits and Guidelines for Seniors

We know how important it is to stay active as we get older and, if you are, that's a good thing. But we have to do more than just stay active if we …

9 yoga poses you can do anywhere

This sequence is designed to challenge your entire body in a low-impact way, but still leave your muscles tired and your body and mind invigorated.<p>The cardio bursts throughout this routine will give you a healthy sweat and elevate your heart rate, which aids in fat loss, especially in difficult …

5 Yoga Poses To Do Tonight That Will Help You Ace Tomorrow

Because a good day starts with a good night 🌚<p>After a busy and stressful day, what should be one of life’s simplest actions can often feel like the most difficult: falling asleep. If your thoughts are racing and your body is tense, getting high-quality, restorative sleep may seem impossible.<p>Enter …

Mindful or Mind Full? Here Are 5 Proven Methods for Staying in the Present Moment

I think we all can agree that life is better when you just live in the moment.<p>The problem?<p>It’s really hard to keep our minds from constantly …

5 dangerous myths about mindfulness that we need to stop believing

Mindfulness has been a hot topic over the past several years. Many scientific studies are showing remarkable benefits. It changes our brains, reduces …

Language Learning Showdown: Rosetta Stone vs. Duolingo

There are so many language learning resources available now it can feel a bit overwhelming. Rosetta Stone and Duolingo are two of the most popular …

Language Learning

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

Diabetes

The Healthiest Soup You Can Make Tonight, According to a Nutritionist

<b>Prepare for the cold weather ahead with our 18 favorite winter soup recipes.</b>

Weather

The 7 Best Meditation Apps to Download in the New Year

Relaxation is probably the first thing on your mind after the flurry and hurry of the holiday season. It may be the most wonderful and festive time …

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

The Arctic Suicides: It's Not The Dark That Kills You

The first death was on the night of Jan. 9.<p>It was a Saturday. Pele Kristiansen spent the morning at home, drinking beers and hanging out with his older brother, which wasn't so unusual. There wasn't a lot of work in town. A lot of people drank. In the afternoon, they heard someone banging on their …

Mental Health

Here's How To Take Travel Photos That Actually Look Professional

Your photos > everyone else's.<p>Where should you stand to get the best angle? Flash or no flash? How do you actually snap a beach photo without it looking like one big sky-and-water cliché?<p>I checked in with travel photographer and teacher Laurence Norah, who runs the photography blog Finding the …

Is your NutriBullet making you fat?

I feel we’ve reached peak smoothie. You can’t even look at Instagram now without seeing a healthyite with a home-made superfood concoction in one hand, yoga mat or boxing gloves in the other.<p>At increasing numbers of exercise classes, there’s now the option of a post-workout shake to greet you at …