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Writing a novel: 7 tips from bestselling authors

Writing a novel requires that you pay attention to the many elements of a book that factor into whether or not it is an excellent read. Great writing …

Eating Certain Foods Could Prevent Depression

You don't have to be perfect about it!<p>By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe<p>Published: 09/18/2015 10:31 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Following a diet rich in produce and low in processed meats — even if you don't do it perfectly — may be helpful in preventing depression, according to a large new study.<p>To lower the risk …

Holistic Medicine

5 Easy Breakfast Bowls That Are Healthier Than Cereal

A nutritious breakfast that tastes like dessert? Sign us up.<p>There’s no speedier morning routine than pouring milk over a bowl of cereal, but breakfast from a cardboard box is far from the most energizing choice. Luckily, you can shovel in a quick-and-easy breakfast while majorly upping the …

Breakfast

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

Happiness

Here's the unexpected life lesson I learned from being a New York City dog walker

Taxi drivers hollering at one another, the skateboarders scraping the pavement. Homeless people who've set up encampments. Nannies pushing babies in high-end strollers. And dog walkers.<p>We've all seen these intrepid souls negotiating a tangle of leashes and tails and whipping out plastic bags to …

Why Walking Is Better Than Running

<i>By Paige Greenfield, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>James O'Keefe, 58, is a cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO. A self-proclaimed "exercise enthusiast," O'Keefe says there was a time -- decades, in fact -- when he would routinely spend two to three …

Weight Loss

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

Vegetable-rich-comfort food recipes for eating alone | Cook residency

Weeknight meals don’t need to be an afterthought, nor does a good meal have to centre around meat. Throw caution to the wind and cook up a storm with these quick, flavourful veggie-based supper recipes.<p>Making supper should take minimal thought, shopping and prep work, without compromising on …

How to Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 a Year

Cringe at the thought of major repairs to your home? It’s the little preventative maintenance things you do throughout the year that’ll keep big …

Vintage-Industrial Apartment Makeover by CHI-TORCH

We absolutely adore homes that tend to define their own style and exude a personality that is unique and exceptional. Located in <b>Taipei City</b>, Taiwan, …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

15 Important Life Lessons for Women

These Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipes Are Everything

September 1, 2015 | Written by<p>Foods such as wheat, rye, couscous, and semolina contain gluten, which can be harmful for those with illnesses such as …

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P90X chest and back workout

56 Shares<p>Share Email Comments<p>Nowadays, it is very usual to see people running and jogging in parks, people hitting the gym almost every day and …

DIY Desk Designs You Can Customize To Suit Your Style

Whether you work from home or simply need a small space where you can take care of some business-related issues now and then, a home office or at …

Meditation: Why Bother?

Via the amazing Mindfulness in Plain English, which I’d recommend pairing with this guide to meditation.Meditation is not easy. It takes time and it …

Meditation

How to be happier without really trying

You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased happiness. You just don't realize it.<p>And that's the problem. If you did them more consistently those joyful times would be so much better and you'd be happier all around.<p>They're small, they're silly, and you can do them without …

Happiness

The Best Gluten-Free Snacks at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is just all-around awesome — it has great finds for vegans as well as low-cal snacks for those who are trying to drop a few. It's also a great store if you're following a gluten-free diet. While fresh fruit and veggies are always a healthy choice, here is a list of its best gluten-free …

The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 40s

If you’ve paid attention to your health in your twenties and thirties, turning 40 is no big deal. But if you’ve slipped up a bit — and who hasn’t? — it’s not too late to get on the path to good health to avoid problems later in life.<p>While a woman’s body undergoes some transitions during her 40s — …

Women's Health

Scientists May Have Pinpointed the Reason for 'Runner's High'

Runner’s high is real—just ask any runner—and now, scientists may have found an explanation for it.<p>A new study published by Cell Metabolism concludes …

Scientists find a fat hormone toggles a runner’s high

A long run feels the worst until it feels the best. That’s primarily thanks to the runner’s high — those euphoric feelings that strike halfway …

Back Exercises for Women

Share Email Comments<p>A lot of attention is given to working out specific parts of the body. Arms, legs, and tummies are usually top of the list, and …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Emotional Intelligence

High-Brow Hack: Norm Architects Reinvent the Ikea Kitchen

There are plenty of artful Ikea kitchen hacks out there. But the latest designs by Reform of Denmark are in a class of their own. Specializing in …