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Why True Self-Love Is Your Most Important Mission And How It Will Change Your Life Forever

Why is self-love so important? And anyway, is it really that important? Well, let’s see… but first, we should take a closer look and try to …

Happiness

The 7 Main Elements of Happiness and How To Use Them All | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know, I think happiness has become a complicated game thanks to the self-help world. As much there are people, books, guides, articles, blogs and …

Kale Spinach and Pear Smoothie

If you’re lucky enough to romance someone with breakfast in bed…. do not bring kale. Bring bacon. Bacon is better in bed. Kale is stupid in bed. Kale …

Hello 2014: 21 Ways to Live a Resilient Life

Here are 21 ways to lead a resilient life:<p><b>1. Set healthy boundaries that work for you and not everyone else.</b> Put this phrase at the top of your healthy, self-loving boundary setting list: "That doesn't work for me." If others don't understand your boundaries, so what? You are not creating them for …

Home Invasion

Healthy Lunch Recipes

5 Healthy (and Money-Saving!) Lunch Recipes<p>With these tasty options, you’ll actually want to brown-bag it<p>Don’t have the time (or energy) to make lunch most mornings? You’re not the only one. The average American spends more than $900 a year eating out for lunch, according to a new survey conducted …

How Awareness and Positivity Will Lead You to Lasting Wellness

Whenever you start a new diet or weight loss program there is one important question to ask yourself: <b>why</b>? Don’t stop yourself at the simple answer …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

Will Power

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

1 Liter of Light Project Illuminates Thousands of Filipino Homes With Recycled Bottles

What if something as simple as an old plastic bottle filled with water could mean the difference between light and darkness? Rudimentary as it may …

Kale: 3 New Ways to Eat It

If you haven’t jumped on the kale bandwagon yet, get this:<p>“Kale has incredible nutrient density, which means not a lot of calories and a whole lot of nutrients,” says Ramsey, who’s also co-author of <i>The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized</i> …

Rob Delaney: After Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room I tweeted: "Love...

After Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room I tweeted: “Love to Cory Monteith. If drugs/alcohol are killing you, there is help available. I …

8-Year-Old Raises Money For Grandma’s Funeral By Selling Kool-Aid

1. Barack gives daughter Malia a kiss<p>Source:Getty 1 of 45<p>2. Michelle and Barack tell the kids a story<p>Source:Getty 2 of 45<p>3. Michelle and Barack …

How To Always Be Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”<br>― Oscar Wilde<p>The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter …

Self-help

6 Things Happy People Never Do

<i>Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;<br>it is something you design into the present.</i><p>Happy people do a lot of things. They spend time …

Foodily Blog

In Chicago, 3-D Printers Are Available To Anyone With A Library Card

The Harold Washington Library's new Maker Lab is free and open to the public. Get making!<p>3-D printing may be the way of the future, but for the average Joe, actually getting ahold of a 3-D printer to use on the cheap remains somewhat challenging.<p>Starting this week, though, 3-D printing will be as …

Oregon Could Be The First State To Let Students To Go To College Tuition-Free

The "Pay it Forward, Pay it Back" plan lets students enroll with no money down, so long as they agree to pay up to 3% of their future salaries back into a state fund annually for 24 years.<p>"If it's done correctly it's essentially creating a social insurance vehicle for enabling access to higher …

College & University

A Zesty, Juicy Vegetarian Summer Sandwich from Chef Gabrielle Hamilton

Tangy, juicy, crunchy, creamy, zesty: What more can you ask of a summer sandwich?<p>[image id='472e9aa5-caf6-48ca-93ff-77f4fa6abd0c' loc='C'][/image]This vegetarian beauty is a fork-and-knife sandwich, derived — loosely — from one I had in the early '70s when vegetarianism in this country was, alas, …

Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad With Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette Recipe

This is the ultimate summer salad, and it's perfect for entertaining. Not only is it festive and colorful, but you can make it ahead of time—in fact, you should, because it gets better and better the longer it sits.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. …

Maria Menounos’s Favorite Smoothies | Women's Health

5 raw almonds 1 red apple, unpeeled 1 small banana, frozen and chopped 3/4 cup (6 ounces) nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup nonfat milk 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste<p>In blender or food processor, grind almonds until fine. Add remaining ingredients; blend to desired consistency.<p><b>Makes 1</b> …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need<p>WH Editors<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close …

Yoga

Effects of Soda: Heart Health

The finding comes after a 31-year-old woman from Monaco went to the hospital suffering from irregular heartbeats and fainting. It turns out that the only thing she drank for 16 years was soda; she put away about two liters of the sugary stuff a day. Researchers examined six other case studies of …

The Best Green Smoothie Recipe

If you follow me on Instagram you know I have an addiction to green smoothies. It all started with an innocent trip to Whole Foods one Saturday. The …