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Daily Meditation: Song Of The Sea

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a beautiful melody from the Academy Award-nominated film "Song of the Sea." …

Beyond 401(k)s and IRAs, How Else Can I Boost Retirement Savings?

If you're married, one of the easiest strategies might be to help your spouse max out his or her employer-sponsored retirement plan, or open an IRA …

The 5 Major Differences Between Writing Novels and Screenplays

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

How to Meditate & Be Mindful in 2016: Advice From 8 Experts

Meditators have been claiming many benefits of their practice for millennia and in recent years scientists have been finding strong evidence to back …

8 Morning Habits To Enhance Your Productivity

Here are some of my favorite ways to have a productive day by starting your day with the right habits. Try to adjust your morning habits to set …

Time Management

Making What You Feel: Editing a Landscape Photo

<i>All images in this post by Jamie A MacDonald. Used with permission.</i><p>Catchy title for a post? I hope it has you thinking,because that title is exactly …

Tutorials

The Healthy Recipes Needed To Recoup From All Those Holiday Cookies

Eat healthy now and feel awesome for your New Year's Eve party.<p>The weeks leading up to Christmas are overflowing with sugar. Between the cookies, the fudge, the cookies, the truffles, the cookies and all the desserts, it begins to feel like the blood in our veins has been replaced with sugar. (And …

Healthy Eating

Why are top women politicians still peppered with gender-specific slurs?

For as long as women have wanted to have a voice in our political process there have been men looking to shut them up<p>There seems to be no end to the number of insults that are tailor-made for women. And for those who decide to run for office, the sexist slams seem to never end. For as long as women …

Feminism

'Chapter Two': Neil Simon knew the comedy of late-in-life dating

The Windy City Playhouse has been waiting for a date with Neil Simon. Since its founding a year or so ago, this theater in Chicago's Irving Park neighborhood has wanted to offer a different kind of theatrical experience: one with comfy armchairs, signature cocktails and upscale bar snacks and, most …

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS Anxiety and Depression, Mental Health Issues

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that affects around 5 million women (around 2 in 10) of reproductive age in the U.S. PCOS can lead to irregular periods and difficulty getting pregnant. "Most women with PCOS grow many small cysts on their ovaries. That is why it is called …

Another Case for Buying Organic Chicken

There are a lot of things I don't buy organic: milk (as one of the most-regulated grocery store products, non-organic is often just as good) and bananas (the peels guard from pesticides, right?) being two of them. But one place I rarely waver is in the meat aisle.<p>While the low price-tag on …

Agriculture

Magic cakes: the miraculous recipes that make three cakes in one

WHAT IS A MAGIC CAKE?<p>Magic cakes are made simply of eggs, sugar, flour, butter and milk. So what’s magic about that, you might ask. There may be nothing unusual about the ingredients, but the magic in these cakes happens in the baking. The batter of the cake is very liquid, so it divides into three …

Dessert

8 ways to use data to tell a compelling story

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>The …

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t …

Books

Scientists Had a #CuteOff Competition on Twitter to Crown the Cutest Animal on Earth

Is there anything better than pictures of adorable animals? The creature-loving scientists, zoos, and aquariums on Twitter definitely don't think so. This week, a variety of animal experts and organizations decided to demonstrate just how passionate they are about the other species that call Earth …

6 New Google Drive Features Every Teacher Should Know About

September 2 , 2015<br>Google released today a bunch of powerful new updates to Drive and Classroom. We have gone through these new features and created …

6 Legitimate Reasons to Get Boozy When You’re on a Diet

Consider one 13-year Harvard University study of 20,000 women, which found that those who drank two glasses of wine a day had a 70 percent reduced risk of obesity compared to non-drinkers. And just in case you think that research was conducted by a bunch of scientists who really love their rosé, …

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.<p>If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything but what you need …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

Procrastination

The Best Way To Train A 'Hyper' Dog, According To Science

It's easy to get distracted...<p>Training a dog is seldom easy, but how can you teach a hyperkinetic canine to sit, stay, and come? New research from Duke University suggests that it's all about your tone of voice; "hyper" dogs learning better when commands are spoken in a calm voice.<p>“Excitement …

Pets

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation

Stop making these 15 body language mistakes

<i>This article originally appeared on Ragan.com in July 2016.</i> <br>Until you get to know someone, your brain relies on snap judgments to categorize him, …

Body Language

14 Genius Hacks For A Quick Breakfast On-The-Go

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's arguably the most delicious. Sadly, we often let breakfast fall by the wayside with insanely busy schedules.<p>But abandon breakfast no more. We've rounded up 14 hacks to ensure you get in your first meal of the day without wasting any …

After banning trans fat from your food, experts are eyeing this delicious ingredient

But now that trans fat has been taken off the table, is there another highly concerning ingredient that should be banned next?<p>Experts say there really is no exact parallel to trans fat; the ingredient is unique in just how bad it is for you, how common it was in the food supply and how unessential …

29 Small Ways To Change Your Eating Habits Big Time

Enough with the crash diets and cleanses already. These ridiculously easy lifestyle changes will help you feel much healthier and happier for the long haul.<p>To make it easier, BuzzFeed Life spoke with Jessica Jones, M.S., R.D., co-host of <i>Food Heaven Made Easy</i>, and Danielle Omar, M.S., R.D., creator …

Healthy Eating

The Best Teacher Apps for Learning Speed Reading

June 19, 2015<br>Speed reading is a skill developed through purposeful practice. You can be a voracious reader with hundreds of read books under your …

Apps

The Art of Being Alive Series: Interview With the Founder of 'The Happiness Planner"

"The Happiness Planner is a stationery line designed to help people welcome more happiness, positivity, and joy into their lives by applying the practices of positive thinking, mindfulness, gratitude,and self-improvement." -- Mo Seetubtim, Founder of the Happiness Planner.<p>My attraction to this …

Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Friendship with the Poet Thom Gunn Taught Him About Creativity and Originality

“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself.”<p>Who we are and who we become is in large part the combinatorial product of the people and ideas we surround ourselves with — what William …

Literature