Barbara McAuliffe

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10 of the best words in the world (that don't translate into English)

One of the many great things about languages worldwide is the sizeable number of words for which there is no real English translation. Often they tell us about concepts and ideas that we are missing out on in the anglophone world.<p>As the northern hemisphere heads abroad in the coming holiday season, …

St. Petersburg

5 Books Like 'Sharp Objects' For Fans Of Gillian Flynn's Thriller Novels

The long-anticipated adaptation of <i>Sharp Objects</i><i>,</i> Gillian Flynn's debut novel, has reignited interest in the thriller writer, whose most famous for …

Marilynne Robinson: ‘Obama was very gentlemanly ... I'd like to get a look at Trump’

Between our contemporary left and right, she writes, 'we circle in a maelstrom of utter fatuousness'<p>We've all seen the cartoons but when all is said and done, Trump is human and it would be interesting to talk with him<p>“Getting older has made me aware how amazing it is to have been alive in the …

Literature

10 important life lessons we are often taught too late

Life is a continuous learning experience. Throughout our lives we keep rising and falling, picking up important lessons along the way. Some of these …

Motivation

8 Horror Books That Will Definitely Keep You Up At Night, According To Reddit Users

There are books that are scary — maybe they have a ghost, or a witch, or a zombie, and when you read them late at night, alone, they give you the …

ASMR Could Have Health Benefits Beyond The Brain Tingles, Study Suggests

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), the brain tingling sensation millions of people seek out online, may be more than just a pleasant feeling. A new study finds that it also provides physiological and stress-reducing benefits on par with mindfulness meditation – at least for people with a …

Neurology

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

U.S. Hypocrisy Creates Perpetual Enemies and Forever War

In foreign policy, Americans like to keep it simple. Good countries versus bad countries. Democracies versus dictatorships. Of course, as Ronald …

How To Meditate When You're Stressed TF Out, According To A Spiritual Guide

You're sitting there trying to meditate, because you're feeling stressed out. Your eyes are closed, you're sitting in lotus position, and you're …

Meditation

The 20 True Crime Books On Goodreads With The Highest Ratings From Users

Fans of all things strange, puzzling and decidedly creepy, rejoice! It's Mystery and Thriller Week on Goodreads and the site has compiled all of your …

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Holistic Medicine

39 Books That Are Actually Scary

Um... maybe don't read these if you're home alone.<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

3 Short (and Easy) Meditations That Are Designed to Help You Lose Weight

There's no one right path to weight loss. Some people respond well to a completely different diet, while others do better with a new fitness routine. Adopting a meditative practice might be a supplemental weight-loss tool that works for you, and you'll never know until you've tried it yourself. …

Weight Loss

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my …

New York City

New Hope for Depression

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The …

General Hospital

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

This Buddhist Parable Can Ease Your Suffering During a Crisis

A breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with a serious illness, or losing your job, all of these crises can cause tremendous …

The Prettiest Patios on the Internet & How to Get the Look — Patio Perfection

There are few things dreamier than sipping your morning coffee outside while reading a new book, or toasting the end of another work day with a glass …

How to Display Art Without Hanging It

A solution for commitment phobes and serial re-arrangers alike<p>Put away your measuring tape, your hammer and nails, your fear of putting holes in your walls—it turns out that you don't have to hang your art at all. One of the most popular ways to display artwork these days requires far less …

Holy Sh*t — These Insanely Beautiful Art Prints Are Just $15!

The search for gorgeous, high-quality art that's deceptively cheap is something I'm always hunting for. I reference this list of websites that sell affordable art constantly, but my latest discovery has me pinching myself it's so good. Designer and Little Green Notebook blogger Jenny Komenda …

20 Ideas to Make Your Whole Home Feel Bigger

As someone who currently has a desk-nightstand-vanity hybrid, trust me when I say that I get any and all of your small-space living woes. That's why …

Home Decorating

6 Awesomely Affordable Decor Shops That Aren't Ikea

You just got the keys to your new apartment and are desperate to make it feel like home, but you'll need to stretch your decorating budget wisely. If the local midcentury antique shop and pricier home chains are out of your reach, don't get discouraged. While we fully embrace a good Ikea hack, …

11 Things You Need to Give Up If You Want to Be Happy and Successful

This post is by Elle Kaplan, Founder & CEO, LEXionThe post 11 Things You Need to Give Up If You Want to Be Happy and Successful appeared first on …

Self-improvement

The Most Common Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Meditation

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This Crazy-Cool Designer Specializes in All-White Interiors—This Is Her Secret

While we aren't prone to playing favorites, there's one room style that makes our design hearts burst every time: an all-white interior. While in …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Trump Is Defining the Presidency Down

The president may not realize it, but his conduct is making his office less powerful, less relevant and less influential.<p>It is probably too much to expect President Donald Trump to have read “Defining Deviancy Down,” the 1993 essay by the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Much noted at …

Donald Trump

I Used to Struggle With Negative Thinking—Here's How I Finally Broke the Pattern

Like anxiety, negativity serves an evolutionary purpose—our ancestors relied on a shrewd, critical mindset in order to anticipate danger, react …

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Negative Emotions

We’ve all been there: A strong emotion like anger or fear sucks us in and suddenly we can’t seem to control the things we say or do, hurting …

Self-help