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Could the secret to a long and healthy life be hidden in a remote part of Costa Rica? We set out to meet the tribespeople who live beyond 100 years old

The town hall in Nicoya, western Costa Rica, is one of the few colonial buildings left in the country. Given that the town was about to host a …

Costa Rica

7 YouTube Yoga Workouts for Every Day of the Week

There are countless health benefits of practicing yoga. At the same time that it gives you enviable toned arms, yoga helps improve your mental health (and say buh bye to your worries for at least an hour). But though you may swear by your daily om session, going through the same flow day after day …

10 rules for teaching children about money

Give regular pocket money, encourage maths ability and tell them what you earn. And tell them there’s more to life than hard cash<p><b>1 When you spend, they are watching</b>. So talk through your shopping choices out loud, showing how you make decisions about what is and isn’t good value. This will make it …

Education

The Most Productive Ways to Spend Your Holiday (That Don't Involve Working)

You don't have to be glued to your email to get a head start on 2016.<p>There's nothing like stepping out of the office for a few days or even a week over the holidays to recharge and and check some much-needed tasks off your to-do list... that is, until your vacation is up and you realize you didn't …

Time Management

Five Simple Steps to Start Learning Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice that can help you in all aspects of your daily life. Practiced since ancient times, modern science is now recognizing its …

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

5 Productivity Tools To Work Smarter, Not Harder

Kelly Weiss<p>Purpose-driven business + lifestyle coach Read full profile<p>Modern day life constantly demands our time, attention, and energy. We put …

Minimalism

Mindful Sex

Meditation and sex might not be the two things you’d most naturally associate. One involves sitting alone in silence while the other is rather more …

Core Competency: Pilates Moves to Strengthen the Core

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>How Can Joey Chestnut Run Off His 74 Hot Dogs?<p>2<p>Asics Has Up to 50 Percent Off Shoes Right Now<p>3<p>The Best Jogging Strollers to Cover More Miles<p>4<p>Can Ketones Help You Run Faster?<p>5<p>What Mud on Your Calves Really Means for Your Form<p>Use these four Pilates moves to strengthen your core …

Yoga

This 15-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Wakes You Up Better Than Coffee

Ever wonder how every yoga instructor you meet has more energy than Jess on <i>New Girl</i>, even at a 7 a.m. class? Yeah, coffee (or green tea) may play a …

Yoga

Raising your child with Victorian hang-ups: a guide for parents | Taylor Glenn

Is your child too affectionate or expressive? Does this worry you? Worry no longer. Here are some tips to ensure your children grow up with a level of emotional suppression that would do any Victorian aristocrat proud.<p>American psychologist and author of several parenting books Charlotte Reznick has …

4 Books That Will Make You Happy And Successful

<b>What is the good life?</b><p>That’s the primary question I’m trying to answer with this blog.<p>Shortcuts and lifehacks are great. Surprising trivia is nice. …

Happiness

Not Your Basic Beach Resort: 6 Game-Changing Modern Hotels

Think “beach resort” and the mind most likely conjures a soft palette of seaside hues, striped loungers, and a few nautical nods. But a new generation of waterfront properties is wooing travelers with sleek, contemporary architecture and a uniquely design-minded approach that might seem more at …

How to Become a Morning Person

<b>I have been on Team “Night Owl” for as long as I can remember.</b><p>Sure, I remember waking up as a kid to watch Mr. Wizard before taking the bus school, …

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

How To Make Jamie Oliver's Vegan Christmas Feast

Mouthwatering vegan Christmas recipes, exclusively curated by Jamie Oliver for BuzzFeed Life.