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12 Eye Creams to Solve Every Anti-Aging Issue

With skin that’s one-tenth the thickness of that covering the rest of the body, it’s no wonder our eyes need a little extra love. Regular use of an …

9 Beauty Products That Can Stand Up to Summer Heat

Summer is almost here (yay), but with every pool party and backyard BBQ comes a slew of warm-weather hair and makeup problems that stand between you and low-key slayage. The time has come to reach for the best and brightest that the beauty industry has to combat those dreaded cases of summer frizz, …

Stressed? Who isn't? Here's how to conquer it

Americans are reporting record levels of stress. and it's doing a number on our brains, says the author of a new book.<p>Psychologist Melanie Greenberg, author of <i>The Stress-Proof Brain, says c</i>hanging the way you think about stressors can eliminate this phenomenon. She joined USA TODAY for a Facebook …

The key to a good night’s sleep? Stop trying so hard

Until this week, I had never realised the true extent insomnia had taken over my life.<p>My sleep anxiety had become so all-consuming, I’d race home …

Confessions Of A Mindful Parent

I need to weave some self-compassion practices into my day.<p>It was just a matter of time that parents, who are already often riddled with guilt for one reason or another, would find a way to feel bad about their mindfulness practice. And when I talk about “parents” what I really mean is “me.” …

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5 Ways to Crush Stress Without Exercising More, Meditating or Changing Your Diet

You're reading 5 Ways to Crush Stress Without Exercising More, Meditating or Changing Your Diet, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and …

Productivity

How Baking, Cooking & Other Daily Activities Help Promote Happiness and Alleviate Depression and Anxiety

Most healthy people practice at least some form of what we call these days “self-care,” whether it be yoga, meditation, running, writing, art, music, …

10 Truths About Life That We All Need to Remember

Many people see happiness as simply being positive all the time. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.<p>If you want to experience happiness, we …

The transformative power of doing absolutely nothing

On a recent Sunday, I found myself overwhelmed. It was my last free day between several consecutive weekends of travel, visitors, and weddings. The morning had ticked away, and my boyfriend and I had groceries to buy, paperwork to file, a house to tidy, and something to do at Home Depot. As I …

Zen

3 Ways Happy People Vent Differently

Complaining isn't usually the most productive way to handle a bad situation and, in fact, can actually make matters worse. One study published in the</i> …

BBC Radio 2 - Pause For Thought, Pause For Thought: "Often in the great outdoors, we experience life in all its fullness."

Pause For Thought: "Often in the great outdoors, we experience life in all its fullness."<p>Michaela Youngson reflects on her experiences with The Great Outdoors.<p>Release date:<p>Duration:<p>4 minutes

Mindfulness Can Unlock Happiness. Just Stop Thinking

Throughout my life I have been pretty absent minded. It's never gone unnoticed, either. Over the years I've been reminded by friends and loved ones …

7 ways to tame your wandering mind and achieve better focus

Mind wandering has long been thought of as the enemy of concentration, but that’s not always true – the right kind of daydreaming can actually help …

How To Give To Others Without Burning Out

By Emma Seppala<p>In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers, and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest of us, working long hours and raising families, seem to be approaching burnout, too. Sometimes we may feel that we’re too exhausted to …

Self Compassion

5 Ancient Buddhist Practices That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

If you want to look for a place to start finding your inner peace, look to Buddhism. Zen Buddhism will guide you to find the road to happiness and …

Of Mice and Mindfulness

Mice do not, so far as we know, practice meditation. But in order to study how that activity affects human brains at the cellular level, researchers at the University of Oregon managed to put murine brains into a somewhat equivalent state. Their experiments, reported in March in the Proceedings of …

Gisele Bündchen On Transcendental Meditation At Super Bowl

Gisele Bündchen is more than just a gorgeous supermodel who is married to Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. The 36-year-old mother of two is also …

Meditation

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This Zen story reveals an important truth about life that will help you get your shit together

No matter who you are or what your circumstances in life, we all encounter tough times.<p>Even the first noble truth of Buddhism says that suffering is …

This Is How Much Praise Kids Really Need

To help children thrive emotionally and socially, aim to praise them for their good behavior five times a day, a new study suggests. The research, …

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GCSEs start today: Good luck messages to get students through the exam season

Today marks the beginning of exam season for those taking their GCSEs this year.<p>We can all remember the feelings of nervousness and dread during our …

How Transcendental Meditation Helped Me Cope With My PTSD

<i>Geri Hirsch, founder of Because I'm Addicted, is as proud California girl, born and raised in LA. After finishing business school and feeling</i> …

5 easy ways to include more walking in your life

Walking is a great way to stay fit<p>Walking is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to get more active, maintain a healthy weight and boost your …

We're All A Bit Mental (And I'm Okay With That)

I can't overstate how happy I am that mental health is not only a topic of conversation these days, but a source of hope for the future. A future in …

10 Expert-Approved Ways To Turn Around A Bad Day

Bye, bye, bad mood.<p>The worst part of having an off day is the sour mood that inevitably comes along with it.<p>Your emotional state becomes less about the critique from your boss or the tiff with your spouse but about e<i>verything</i>. It seems like the whole universe is out to get you by the end. Or at …

Mindful eating can help weight loss, study shows

Eating without the distraction of work, computers or TV can help people lose weight and maintain the loss, researchers say<p>Eating mindfully, choosing and savouring food away from the distractions of computers and televisions, can help people lose weight, a study has shown.<p>A programme in the US tells …

Gwyneth Paltrow shares her wellness tricks

1 Simplicity is key<p>"I'm quite a tomboy at heart. On a normal day I don't wear any make-up, but if I have a dinner in the evening I'll put on some …

Fashionably lit: William Klein's Vogue experiments – in pictures

William Klein used double exposures and painting with light to create this witty, striking and influential 1962 Vogue photoshoot