April Meier

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Letting Go of Anger Is a Karmic Must

Every guide to good Karma starts with one golden rule: Let go of anger! If someone has hurt you and you're holding on to pain and anger, you're holding yourself back from moving on and you're doing damage to your own Karma.<p>Right. We all get that part. But just try suggesting forgiveness to someone …

Anger Management

Musical training 'can improve language and reading'

<b>Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.</b><p>After a year of music lessons, the reading scores of nine and 10-year-olds held steady compared to a dip seen in those who were not taught any music.<p>Another group of …

Flute

7 Tips for Getting The Best Haircut Ever

<b>Print Out Photos of the Style You Want</b><br>Patrick Melville, founder of Patrick Melville Salon, encourages women to gather a few pictures of celebrity looks they like. Again, you'll want to ask yourself a few questions: whether the cut will work with your face shape, how much primping time it will …

Hair

9 Things You Didn't Know About Your Glutes

It's time to get better acquainted with the muscle group.<p>In case you weren't aware, your butt is pretty amazing. It helps your body stay upright, enables you to power through workouts, and looks fantastic when squeezed into a pair of skinny jeans, just sayin'. That's why it's so important for you …

8 Signs It’s Definitely Time to Break Up

For those times when nothing big and horrible happened—but nothing is feeling right either<p>Sometimes relationships end after a huge shouting match. Sometimes one person cheated. Sometimes one partner is moving or is ready to get married or wants to have kids. And sometimes, a relationship just runs …

Fasting Can Cause Weight Gain and Poor Sleep

Given my 15-plus years in private practice I don’t believe there’s a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and weight loss. What works for one …

Holistic Medicine

6 Gains When You Declutter and Donate

I've almost completed my annual summer clean out. I'm taking it one drawer or cupboard at a time.<p>My home isn't messy. In fact, it's pretty neat and organized. Still, some of the well-used drawers and cupboards, closets and crawl spaces manage to get cluttered over time. I suspect this has something …

Want to Change Something? Read This First

For many people, working out how to change something, especially a bad habit, is one of the most frustrating things you can experience. Many people know what they want to change, but don't have the knowledge needed to implement it. Perhaps you can relate. You start a new diet on a Monday and wonder …

Self-help

7 Reasons to Add Blueberries to Your Diet

As a nutritionist, I love recommending blueberries to my clients. And I regularly eat them as well. Blueberries are healthy, low in calories, versatile, and taste great. You can throw a handful of blueberries into your yogurt, add them to a salad, or microwave frozen blueberries and eat them warm …

10 Healthy-Eating Rules Almost All Nutritionists Agree On

This is the closest thing to an eat-right bible that you're going to find.<p>Sometimes, eating healthy can seem so confusing. Fat is bad—no, it's good. Snacking should be avoided—but you should eat several mini-meals each day. There's a lot of conflicting nutrition information out there, but believe …

Nutrition

How to Lose Weight Without Even Trying

<b>1. Start every meal with a glass of water:</b> You'll stay hydrated and feel fuller instantly, which can help prevent overeating.<p><b>2. Make a few simple swaps at every meal:</b> Choosing a vinaigrette dressing over creamier options like Green Goddess dressing can save you 80 calories, while opting for fresh …

Fitness

67 (Yes, 67!) Ways to Lose More Weight

<b>1. Get the Blues</b><br>We’re talking about blue dishware. The color blue can act as an appetite suppressant because it has the least appealing contrast to most food. Research says to avoid plates that match the food served on them (like white plates and fettuccini Alfredo), because there is less of a …

Does a 'fishy' lifestyle keep brains healthy? - Futurity

Researchers have linked eating baked or broiled fish with brain health later in life—but say it's not about the omega-3 fatty acids.

Holistic Medicine

Track Your Favorite Shows On Your iPad With TeeVee 3

I recently took pains to re-establish my IMDB account to track all the movies and shows I actually want to see. This has been working well for movies, but it’s inelegant for tracking TV episodes because there’s no easy way to mark an episode as “watched”. I track movies by adding them to a …

Apps

iPad App of the Week: WatchESPN

Great apps are a big part of what makes for a great mobile (or even desktop) device. As iPad users, we’ve been fortunate that right from the start there have been rich pickings when it comes to great iPad apps – and we continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding excellent apps for …

Apps

Classroom PDF for iPad: Useful for teaching

As any teacher will tell you, the last thing they want to be doing is faffing around with technology during a lesson. An easy way for a lesson to go quickly south is to be relying on a piece of technology to work there and then, and it suddenly doesn’t. Cue descent into chaos and a carefully …

iPad App of the Week: Alphabeats

Great apps are a big part of what makes for a great mobile (or even desktop) device. As iPad users, we’ve been fortunate that right from the start there have been rich pickings when it comes to great iPad apps – and we continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding excellent apps for …

Apps

Review: Sworkit for iPad

Sworkit for iPad<p><b>Sworkit</b> is a mobile circuit training program. It offers an effective and easy way to do full- or partial- body workouts. The exercises are designed to use bodyweight for resistance, thus no equipment is required. The app comes in a free and “Pro” version ($ 0.99). The differences …

Exercise

Quick Tip: Use iTunes to Transfer Files to Compatible Apps On Your iPad

Here’s a tip we published almost four years ago, but seeing as I used it quite recently at work, I thought I’d give it a refresh. Now that iPads are infiltrating the office space and boardrooms, I see more and more co-workers wanting to take videos and other files into meetings with them. This …

Apps

Explain Everything for iPad Review: The 21st Century way to present

We’ve all done it before. Sitting in a classroom on a hot, hazy afternoon, the teacher explaining something to the class in great depth, only for your mind to wander to the latest cricket score, what you’re going to have for dinner or what time you’re meeting your mates for an after school kick …

Apps

Quick Look: Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

The Belkin WeMo Insight isn’t an iPad-specific accessory — its companion app is really designed for the iPhone — but I’ve been using it across both of my iOS devices anyway. The WeMo Insight is part of Belkin’s WeMo suite of home automation accessories, and the Insight works like an AC adapter that …

Home Automation

Notable iPad App Updates: Minecraft – Pocket Edition

Here’s some good news for just about every kid I know (and a fair few grown-ups): <b>Minecraft – Pocket Edition</b> just got another update. Version 0.9.5 is the latest update for the pocket edition of the incredibly popular block-building, world-building game.<p>Here’s the details on what’s new in the new …

iPad Apps

(Sponsor) Electric Slide: Makes Wireless Presenting from iPad & iPhone Easy

Tired of having to lug your laptop and thumb drives along every time you have to make a presentation? Electric Slide lets you control your Powerpoint or Keynote slides, documents, and videos, on any web browser, TV, or projector, with just your iPad or iPhone.<p>Type a simple url into a browser and …

App Store

Duolingo: The Future of Learning a Language

Every iPad user has that app he or she uses when they have some time to blow. Generally, it’s something that isn’t very constructive. Some entail throwing birds at pigs, while others reading through gigantic amounts of news you’re never going to use. For those of us who want to be more …

Language Learning

Take These Four Important Steps Before You Outsource Your Printing

Professional-quality photo printers and paper are expensive. It can be difficult to justify the steep price of the machine and upkeep for most …

Tutorials

How to Make Colors POP in Photoshop

This technique is perfect for a photo that is dominated by one or two Colors, especially if those Colors are complimentary.

Lightroom can edit your pictures, and now it can take them too

Lightroom Mobile is the tablet/smartphone companion to Adobe's desktop app, but a process of steady development has meant that it's more than just a …

My Dirty (Photography) Secrets

<i>Feature image is dav.d photography</i><p>Transparency with my business and teachings is very important to me. Granted, I don’t need to disclose everything, …

3 Tips for Perfect Skin inside Lightroom

A simple rule when enhancing skin: Don’t make it look fake.<p>Too often photographers don’t know when to stop when enhancing skin. They take the edit a …