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My New Favorite Sandwich Recipe for Office Lunches — Delicious Links

Lunch is the hardest meal to make. Whether you're trying to get creative with your kid's lunch box, or are just trying to eat something a little more …

Recipes

What foods are high in protein?

Eating foods high in protein has many benefits, including muscle building, weight loss, and feeling fuller after eating. Though eating lots of …

Nutrition

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …

Education

Once you learn these 5 brutal truths about life, you’ll be a much better person (according to Buddhism)

Life is no picnic. All too often, we have to overcome obstacles in order to survive.<p>Sometimes we try to deny these obstacles because they’re too …

Meditation

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

25 Quotes About Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

For most of us, multitasking has become a way of life. We are expected to do it all, know it all, and always be 10 steps ahead. But are we actually doing ourselves a disservice by constantly running on autopilot? What are we missing out on? The concept of mindfulness focuses on bringing your full …

Mindfulness

9 Steps to Heal Childhood Trauma in Adults

Source: Big Stock Images<p>Trauma generates emotions, and unless we process these emotions at the time the trauma occurs, the emotions become stuck in …

Mindfulness

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest — Popular on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

Sweet Potatoes

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

Workouts

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

Food & Dining

Buddhism: How to Make Friends with Yourself. Maitri

Let’s focus on the important things: making friends with ourself, so that we can be of benefit to others, and our beleaguered planet.<p><i>In this</i> …

Top 10 Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Have you ever taken a tour of the secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Well, that’s exactly what you’re going to get here. We’re sharing all …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Being the Bowl: A Clay Retreat with Raku Firing - Zen Mountain Monastery

Being the Bowl is the profound study of staying unconditionally with one thing. How can we return, again and again, to just this one thing through …

Meditation

Annual Summer Meditation Intensive—July 2018

During the second week (July 7-13), the textual study sessions will focus on an in-depth study of Shantideva’s <i>Bodhisattvacaryavatara,</i> and during the …

Meditation

5 cheap (or free) ways to go on a meditation retreat

If the thing preventing you from packing up your comfiest leggings and going on a meditation retreat is the price tag, before you resign yourself to …

Meditation

10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach—<b>managing our thoughts</b>, <b>regulating our emotions</b>, and <b>behaving productively despite our …

Self-help

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are breaking down. …

How Mindfulness Works to Break Bad Habits

Graphic by Heather JonesThis graphic was adapted from the April 2018 issue of Mindful magazine Tame Bad Habits with This 10-Minute Mindfulness …

Mindfulness

The best (and worst) foods to help you sleep

Dr Saliha Afridi, a clinical psychologist and managing director of The LightHouse Arabia and Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, a ­specialist neuropsychiatrist and …

Discover the new way to buy art at Twyla.

Transform your space<p><i>Stunning</i> <i>limited edition</i> art prints<p>“Think cool, contemporary art you can’t get anywhere else.”<p>Finance Your Art<p>Art Now, <i>Pay …

Art

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Stefan Sagmeister

A Lesson in Fine Art

Photo: Wheat Field with Cypresses, Van Gogh Gallery<p>Impasto describes a technique in which paint is layered thickly on a surface, so that it creates a …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Boats

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

How to Develop "Zen Presence"

Students of Western positive psychology are increasingly drawn these days to the concept of <i>mindfulness</i>. It's an intriguing proposition, with the …

Mindfulness