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Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Family Prepper

Black Friday sales are bigger then ever this year (especially on Amazon.com) so we’ve decided to help y’all out by finding the survival gear with the …

Hacking Concentration: The Complete Guide to Getting Into the 'Zone'

Deane Alban, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><i>Learn how to improve your concentration to get more done. Get many simple lifestyle tips and techniques, including</i> …

Daily Meditation: Good Morning

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a morning chant provided by Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and his …

'Starry Night' bike path inspired by Van Gogh now open | CNN Travel

11 Everyday Meditation Methods For People Who Swear They Can’t Meditate

Often I hear people saying that they don’t meditate because they “can’t.” Because sitting still for 30 seconds is impossible, or they get bored or …

How To Stay Warm When It's Cold Outside

I'm constantly shocked by how many people don't know the basics of dressing for warmth in the outdoors. Even more people aren't equipped with the …

14 nuggets of wisdom from Margaret Atwood

"I love it when technology fails."<p>So began literary legend Margaret Atwood's visit to <i>Mashable</i>'s New York City headquarters for a MashableReads …

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

<b>Heart</b><br>Epicatechin, one of the compounds that lends cocoa its bitter taste, can lower blood pressure. Plus, two weekly ounces of the dark treat could cut your stroke risk by up to 20 percent.<p><b>Energy</b><br>That same epicatechin can amplify your cells' mitochondrial function. That's science-speak for: It may …

Iconic Party Photos From the Past

From swanky soirees to posh premieres, we look back at candid photos from some of the most iconic parties.<p>From swanky soirees to posh premieres, we look back at candid photos from some of the most iconic parties of all time. Hosted by Truman Capote, Halston and Diana Vreeland, with star attendees …

How Does a Dog's Brain Respond to the Smell of a Familiar Human?

And what does it tell us about the importance of people to their dogs?<p>Photo: hitmanphoto / Shutterstock<p>New fMRI research by Gregory Berns et al (in …

Dog Training: How to Tips and Tricks

(PRWEB) May 13, 2005<p>Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer’, author Adam Katz teaches the right dog training techniques to train your dog or puppy …

Local Woof: Surviving the Holidays

<i>Editor’s Note: The Local Woof is a column that’s sponsored and written by the staff of Woofs! Dog Training Center. Woofs! has full-service dog</i> …

How to: Make a Leather Mason Jar Mug

Here's a clever use for leather: Josh used some nice thick 12-14 oz leather to create a thermal sleeve for a mason jar to prevent warm drinks from …

Crafting

10 best Pre-Bootcamp Tutorials

Bootcamps are designed to prepare you for a new job as a developer, but admission into many bootcamps, and success during their programs, can depend …

20 Pattern Tutorials For Your Future Designs

<b>Different graphic and web design projects require different design elements</b> and patterns are just one of them. They can be used as a background or …

Graphics

enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe

<i>"Let's!" "Get!" "Crafty!"</i><p>Back in the day I had grand plans for my own craft channel TV show. Today, I present to you, episode one. (Just kidding. …

How To Patch a Hole in the Wall

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)<p>A nice big piece of art can hide a world of trouble on the wall behind it — and a few of my pieces did until I recently …

Home Improvement

How To DIY Your Perfect Rainbow Hair Color

For less than $35! Beat that, hair salons.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>9505<p>For less than $35! Beat that, hair salons.<p>9.5K<p>SHARES<p>It seems like …

Tutorial: A Much More Effective Way to Correct for Distortion in a Fisheye Photograph

When it comes to correcting the distortion on fisheye lenses, most of us use the fairly standard rectilinear methods built into Lightroom and Adobe …

How to Create a Game of Thrones-Worthy Braided Pony

The simple technique for a style that would make Daenerys Targaryen jealous.<p>Lots of the braided hairstyles that are so trendy right now seem like they'd require one or two extra hands to create. But while this braided pony may look complicated, it's actually a cinch to pull off.<p>As stylist Ryan …

Hairstyling

How to Ballet Dance

Ballet began in royal courts in the early 1600s, and early forms of this elegant and sophisticated art involved long skirts and wooden clogs. Dancing …

Yoga