Beth Porter

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Inner City Odyssey

The Number One Predictor of Success

If you were my client, I would work to dig into your psyche in order to understand what makes you tick.<p>What drives your behavior — “good” or “bad” — …

Self-improvement

19 Easy Ways to Lose Weight Like a Celebrity

<i>By Harley Pasternak M.SC&The Editors of Eat This, Not That!</i><p>If you’re famous or financially well off, you can basically buy yourself a better body—at …

How to Keep Off Holiday Weight This Year

The holidays are just around the corner. The season's huge celebratory meals and rapidly cooling weather can make hibernation seem like the best idea ever. The bad news is, there is no socially acceptable way to curl up in bed and live off your own stored body fat for the whole winter.<p>Although …

Dieters don't have to banish junk food and soda, study suggests

<b>(CNN) —</b> People might not have to swear off junk food and soda to lose weight, according to a study.<p>Researchers asked whether adults in the United States who have a higher body mass index ate junk food, candy and soda more often. They used data from surveys done by the Centers for Disease Control …

Nutrition

Learning to Trust My Intuition: The Art of Self-Love

"And that is what the intuition is for; it is the direct messenger of the soul." ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés<p>I was asked to speak at an online women's retreat this past summer. As I love the host and her message and we've worked together before, I immediately said yes. She told me the topic of the …

Love Myself

Jimmy Butler's 6,000 Pound Fish Tank Plays Music For His Fish

His 50 fish will be "bumpin."<p>Jimmy Butler won't be able to carry his new boombox on his shoulder. That's because it houses 50 fish and weighs 6,000 pounds.<p>The 26-year-old Chicago Bulls forward/guard, got a new massive boombox fish tank, courtesy of Animal Planet's show "Tanked".<p>In a preview for the …

Jimmy Butler

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

The first thing you notice is the rhinestone glasses. Then the fragrance—like he’s just stepped out of a two-hour massage.<p>I met Deepak Chopra six …

What's on your kitchen counter affects your weight

6 Decor Secrets To A Perfectly Styled Bookcase

Yes, there's more to it than your favorite books.<p>Open shelving is a matter of preference in the kitchen, but elsewhere around the house — like, say, your living room — it can be nearly impossible to avoid. (Everyone still owns books, right?) The catch is that if it isn't done right, your display of …

The 10 Best Sci-fi Movies Based On Classic Literature

5. Starship Troopers (1997)<p>Robert A. Heinlein was a “Big Three” science fiction author with an unusually distinct range of style. Many of his early …

Saying 'Sorry' to Kids Mends Relationships, But Doesn't Heal Hurt

<b>Most adults know that a quick apology for a minor transgression, such as bumping into someone, helps maintain social harmony. The bumped-into person</b> …

Repairs

Moving on After a Love Relationship With a Narcissist

THE ARMOR OF HEALING<p>If you have been in a love relationship with a narcissist, you will likely find that you will need a period of healing and trauma recovery. The following is an excerpt from my most recent book, <i>Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist</i> …

Patrick deWitt interview: ‘Certain writers look down their noses at plot. I was one of them – until I tried it’

The author and screenwriter talks about his lucky break in a bar, making readers laugh and kicking genres in the teeth<p>A man walks into a bar and, two years later, the bartender has a publishing deal. That’s how it went for Patrick deWitt and, three books later, this stroke of good fortune still …

Literature

Sci-Fi Writer William Shunn: The Book of Mormon Is a Lot Like Lord of the Rings

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 11.14.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>In 2003 the …

The 4 Worst Homeschool Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

November 13, 2015 Michelle Cannon 11 Comments<p>Every homeschool parent makes mistakes. <br>We all do it. I did. Chances are you have (or are). I'm sharing …

Homeschooling

JAPAN'S BOLD STEPS

People over the age of 65 make up a quarter of Japan's population, and it's on track to reach 40 per cent. The top-heavy demographic creates huge challenges for government and the economy. Now the country is tackling the problem with innovative programs, including everything from comprehensive …

#360fit: Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau - Article

Abu Dhabi took a giant step towards embracing healthy living on Friday as more than 21,000 people joined WALK 2015 at Yas Marina Circuit.<p>Thousands of …

Imperial College London

How to Stop Procrastinating and Actually Get Stuff Done

I can be a pretty bad procrastinator.In school, I put off writing essays until the day before they were due. At home, the dishes pile up and out of …

Procrastination

10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression

<b>Do You Love Someone With Depression?</b><p>If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a …

Acceptance: The Key to a Happy Marriage

We seek acceptance from the time we are children through adulthood. As children we mainly seek approval and acceptance from our parents. However, once we become adults, marriage is often our most intimate relationship, and our spouse is the one from whom we seek acceptance.<p>When I accept my spouse, …

Are you a nail biter? A hair twister? Or always late? 4 tips for breaking bad habits

Whoever came up with the expression "drop like a bad habit" most likely never tried to stop biting their nails. So-called nervous habits are considered cousins of compulsive disorders. "Some people would define these habits as obsessive behavior," says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, author of …

hair loss

Let’s have an open relationship, my girlfriend said …

Polyamorists believe in being romantically connected to more than one person at a time. Could it work for Nathan A Thompson?<p>“Try not to sleep with her,” my girlfriend said as we stepped out of her apartment to meet another girl. “But I won’t be mad if you do,” she added. Phoebe didn’t like being …

Relationships

Umberto Eco: ‘Real literature is about losers’

In his only UK public appearance to mark publication of his new novel, Numero Zero, the Italian novelist explored the nature of conspiracies and why great characters are never successful<p>• Find out more about Guardian Live events<p>Since the publication in 1980 of his first novel, The Name of the Rose, …

Literature

'Listen to your instincts.' It's a dating lesson she had to learn the hard way

After living in Los Angeles for five years and racking up a track record of short-lived relationships, I finally caved: I joined OkCupid. I posted several photos of myself and attempted to sound witty and approachable when answering the profile questions. Smartest of all, when sending messages to …

Relationships

Margaret Atwood: 'In Tolkien, there are hardly any women at all'

Speaking at Book Riot Live with fantasy author NK Jemisin, Atwood discussed the lack of diversity in fictions and the challenges of writing about ‘now’<p>Margaret Atwood was seven when she began writing her first novel. It was about an ant. “It taught me a lot about narration because nothing happens …

Books

Meet Juman Malouf—Y.A. Fiction’s New Spellbinder And Wes Anderson’s Muse

Daughter of a literary legend, partner to Wes Anderson, Juman Malouf is ready to step into her own stardom with her Dickensian debut novel.<p>When Juman …

Books