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The Practically Zero-Prep Way to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Painting your cabinets is one of the most transformative and inexpensive ways to upgrade your kitchen. But to do it right, there's the sanding, …

Kitchens

When Meditation Can Actually Be Dangerous

After my husband ended our marriage over the telephone, I signed up for a 10-day silent meditation retreat. I'd been told that practicing this type …

Meditation

20 Gorgeous Garden Bed Edging Ideas That Anyone Can Do

Weeding a garden can be tough work, and keeping a defined edge to your flowerbeds can be even tougher. Even with weekly mowing, continually needing …

Landscaping

These Are the 3 Best Exercises for Weight Loss, According to a Celebrity Trainer

In the midst of planning summer vacations to far-off beaches and resorts, you might have the itch to reprioritize your fitness goals. If that means …

Workouts

Are You A Victim Of Projection? Here's How To Know — And Not Let It Make You Crazy

Projection is one of those relationship experiences that can make you feel crazy. For example, let’s say that Brad is often impulsive regarding money …

Relationships

I'm a Yoga Instructor, and These Are the 12 Poses I Do Every Single Day

I'm a yoga instructor, but I'm also a CrossFitter, a runner, and a skier, and keeping yoga as an integral part of my life allows me to strengthen and …

Yoga

Emotional Connection: 15 Reasons, Signs Why It’s So Important AND How to Build It

Out of all the different ways you can feel connected to someone, an emotional connection is by far the most crucial to have. Here’s why.<p>You may be …

Relationships

How to Fall in Love & have it Last Forever.

Forever isn’t an illusion, but believing that it will always be easy is.<p>When it comes to love, it seems that everything is impermanent except our …

Relationships

3 Simple but Powerful Ways to Boost Your EQ

Studies show both that emotional skills matter a ton for success, and that you can easily improve your EQ.<p>EQ isn't just a nice-to-have set of abilities that make for more pleasant social interactions. Hard-nosed science shows that those with greater emotional skills actually earn more. When it …

Emotional Intelligence

Does Your Spouse Shut Down During an Argument?

Completely shutting down during an argument, also known as <i>stonewalling</i> is a persistent refusal to communicate or express oneself emotionally. It …

Self-help

Meditation and Restorative Yoga for the Hips

Meditation and Restorative Yoga for the Hips<p>Faith Hunter | 15 Minutes<p>AdvancedAll LevelsBeginnerIntermediateRestorativeRelaxationStress & …

Yoga

What Are Jung's 4 Major Archetypes?

Archetypes were a concept introduced by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who believed that archetypes were models of people, behaviors, or …

Spirituality

Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home

7 PHOTOS<p>Fat-melting yoga moves to do at home<p>See Gallery<p>Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home<p>Up Next<p>See Gallery<p>Discover More Like This<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>of<p>SEE ALL<p>BACK TO SLIDE<p>A hot new workout class combines the toning benefits of yoga with the fat-burning power of cardio. CrossFlowX, …

Yoga

3 spring country interior trends for 2018 and how to replicate them at home

Take note of these country-inspired design ideas.<p><b>As we look forward to milder climes, Country Living's homes editor Ben Kendrick is here to forecast the top country-inspired interior design trends for spring 2018. From pastel tones to vintage florals, Ben summarises each look and suggests where we</b> …

Tips for styling indoor plants

City living often means navigating a concrete jungle. Ever-increasing housing density means our homes are becoming smaller and smaller, and many of …

The process of building trust works in the opposite way that you think it does

<i>Wharton psychologist and author Adam Grant recently sat down with Daniel Coyle, author of the new book</i> The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups<i>, to talk about the surprising truth about how trust works, and how we can build it in groups large and small. This article is a condensed</i> …

Self-improvement

These Showers Will Make You Want to Get Out of Bed Every Morning

Becoming a morning person isn't easy. But when you've got a little extra motivation? It get's easier. And maybe a whole lot easier if you've got a …

Interior Design

Surviving Generation Stress: 5 Minutes of Mindful Breathing

A colleague once told me that the key to being a great parent was simply to be the person you want your kids to become. I think we all want our kids …

The Problem with Mindfulness - Facts So Romantic

<i>The mindfulness movement’s heavy focus on positive, health-related perks, like stress or anxiety reduction, turns meditation into a mere tool for</i> …

Mindfulness

A Road Map to Your Intuition

Photo Courtesy of Garance Doré / Trunk Archive<p>If you don’t know what a medical intuitive is, prepare for a moment of unorthodox thinking. A medical …

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

Machine Learning

The pioneer of mindfulness now wants you to be resilient

When he speaks to me on the phone from his home, north of San Francisco, I ask him to explain exactly how we can turn a fleeting moment of joy into …

How to Heal the Traumatized Brain

Approximately 50 percent of the population will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. While reactions to trauma can vary widely, …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

Why the country-style kitchen is back in vogue

Not so long ago, the sleek, handleless kitchen was the epitome of modern style. When minimalism held sway, a streamlined space with high-spec integrated appliances and all clutter packed behind uniform cabinet doors (save for the odd artfully placed vase of flowers or potted herb) was the design …

7 Wallpaper Designs That Will Instantly Revamp Your Space

When it comes to decor, there are very few products that can alter the mood and ambience of a space as dramatically as wallpaper.<p>Not only can the prints and patterns instantly dress up a room, but they can also be used to help hide stains, smudges, and even blemishes far better than a coat of …

Interior Design

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

The Simplest Form of Meditation is Also Highly Effective

Transcendental meditation, also known as TM for short, is a simple and effective form of meditation that is shown by research to be quite effective …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …