Anelisse Westmeyer

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15 ways to reduce the amount of plastic you use in daily life

The onus is on the Government and companies to solve the plastic pollution crisis, but we can all do our bit too...<p>Plastic pollution is an issue many …

4 Ways You're Ruining Your Posture at Work and How to Fix It

While your body may go through minimal physical exertion over the eight or so hours you clock in at the office, the act of sitting at your desk has more physical implications than you think. Sure, most of the gears that grind are mental, but over time, a hunched back, strained neck, and tense …

3 Things to Do the Second You Feel Anxiety Coming On

There's nothing worse than getting anxiety about the fact that you're having anxiety. This acute awareness only propels you down the rabbit hole of …

This Superfood Cheatsheet is Your Guide to Health

This Superfood Glossary is the Ultimate Cheatsheet to Health<p>Save this link on your phone and you'll never be confused at a juice bar again.<p>October …

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8 Natural Remedies for Knee Pain

When it comes to knee pain remedies at home, you don't have to look far to find solutions that can really help. And whether you're dealing with …

Why domesticated foxes are genetically fascinating (and terrible pets)

Cultures across the globe consider foxes to be incorrigibly wild. In both ancient fables and big-budget movies, these fluffy mammals are depicted as …

San Diego

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

A friend of mine, who is obviously much grosser than I am, wanted to know how to motivate herself to clean her home on a regular basis.<p>After, all cleaning and decluttering have psychological benefits— but they can also be boring and annoying.<p>To help out said friend who is definitely not me, I did …

Living Rooms

Chocolate-Tahini Fudge

Spoke Wine Bar in Somerville, Massachusetts, serves fantastic food in addition to great wine and awesome cocktails. At the end of the meal, they pass …

Dessert

How to Get Rid of Practically Anything

Around the House<p><b>Appliances:</b> When you buy a large appliance, most retailers will haul away the old one. ApplianceSmart.com, Best Buy, Sears, and some …

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Mental Health

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Software

If I Understand Why I'm an Addict, Maybe It Will Go Away...

Addicts new to recovery typically enter treatment motivated by their current crisis and a desire to escape their actual and potential consequences (rather than a desire to change their behaviors and live differently moving forward). And instead of being focused on the day-to-day solutions that …

Mental Health

Butterflies Behaving Badly: What They Don’t Want You to Know

Butterflies have had us fooled for centuries. They bobble around our gardens, all flappy and floppy, looking so pretty with their shimmering colors. We even write odes to them:<p>Thou spark of life that wavest wings of gold, <br>Thou songless wanderer mid the songful birds, <br>With Nature’s secrets in thy …

34 Wonderful Products For People Who Hate Clutter

Nobody ever said "I regret organizing my house."<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Ask The Expert: Five Books That Will Help You Master Storytelling

Propoint’s resident raconteur, Brian Roff, sat down with Columbia professor and presentation consultant Jesse Scinto to discuss how to create and deliver great presentations. In this excerpt from their conversation, we focus on storytelling. In our next article, we’ll continue with how to really …

Public Speaking

The Anti-Anxiety Message Our Kids Must Hear

Source: Pixabay<p>Anxiety is our modern epidemic. Our kids are being ambushed at every turn, and earlier than ever -- with messages about nailing test …

Mental Health

These Brutally Honest Parenting Comics Will Crack You Up

Brian Gordon — a cartoonist and dad of two — has been making fun of being a parent since he became one. In an attempt to keep himself sane and bond with other parents, he shamelessly started creating funny-because-it's-true parenting comics — and we can't stop laughing at them.<p>As soon as he brought …

Parenting

7 Ways to Stop Wasting Food

Maybe you got a little overzealous at the farmers’ market, and now you can’t eat all those berries before they go bad. Or the expiration date on that jumbo block of cheese you bought at the big-box store is rapidly approaching, and you’ve cut off only a few hunks. An estimated 40 percent of food in …

Agriculture
Pregnancy

9 Health Foods That Aren’t Worth the Money

After handing over what feels like your whole paycheck at Whole Foods, it’s not uncommon to wonder whether the health foods you picked up are worth …

Nutrition

Teaching Teenagers to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

If the U.S. is going to remain competitive in an increasingly global business environment, we need a future workforce that’s prepared. But the reality is that the youth who will be tomorrow’s innovators, educators, politicians, and business professionals aren’t ready to meet such competitive …

High School

6 Body Language Mistakes You May Be Making And How To Fix Them

Whether you realize it or not, much of our communication is nonverbal. In just a single day, we both express and react to thousands of non verbal cues. While it is heavily debated how much of our communication is based on non verbal cues, a common belief known as the Mehrabian’s rule of …

Body Language

10 Ridiculous Beliefs That Are Killing Your Success

<b>You have big dreams!</b><p>But there are too many obstacles in your path, aren’t there?<p>You aren’t as ‘<i>lucky</i>‘ as those who have made it big.<p><i>Do you really</i> …

What Writers Can Gain From Seeing the World Through Different Eyes

The author Tania James shares a lesson she gleaned from a book about a poacher: The best prose comes from experimenting with new perspectives.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled</b> …

Creative Writing

Earth's Invisible 'Star Trek' Force Field Protects You From Killer Electrons

The Earth is surrounded by "killer electrons," and it turns out one of the only things protecting us from them is an invisible force field of the type usually seen in sci-fi flicks.<p>These electrons, part of the two Van Allen radiation belts that surround the planet, can knock satellites out of …

How the Scientific Revolution made an honest man of God – Dallas G Denery II

Anyone who has ever read the Bible knows that God can speak. Over the course of six days, God speaks the world into existence and then speaks to both …

Linguistics

Finnish Squirrel-Whisperer Feeds Wild Animals For Cute Wildlife Photos

No forest animal in Finland will ever go hungry as long as Konsta Punkka has anything to say about it. This 20-year-old Finnish photographer and, in …

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