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People are making themselves miserable by trying too hard to be happy

In the wake of global events like Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory, it’s hard for a lot of people to feel happy right now. And according to psychology, we shouldn’t try to fight it.<p>A growing body of research suggests that striving for happiness as an end in itself can be self-defeating. In fact, …

Happiness

Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State

From sea to shining sea—and ham to melted cheese.<p><i>This story was written by our friends at Spoon University.</i><p>There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not …

North Dakota

Trying to lose weight? 10 tasty foods you’ll like and can eat guilt-free

If you’re dreaming about cheeseburgers and fries while trying to lose weight, you’re dieting all wrong, a new study suggests.<p>Story continues …

13 Reasons Apple Cider Vinegar Is The Magic Potion You Need In Your Life

Google "benefits of apple cider vinegar" (as one does), and you'll find thousands of alleged health benefits. The problem is that there's not much …

Alternative Medicine

Best French Toast: The Only Baked French Toast Recipe You Need

Baked French toast | iStock.com<p><i>Stop wasting time in the kitchen. We’ve found the best recipes for your favorite foods, from burgers to breakfast</i> …

Breakfast

This burger is being described as the world's healthiest meal

Burger, chips and a shake - not your classic healthy meal.<p>But this is not your average McDonald's or Shake Shack. This meal is made from more than 50 …

How to make ice cream without an ice cream maker

Should your once-in-a-lifetime dream cruise aboard the Good Ship Lollipop come to a crashing halt on the rock candy cliffs of some lonely dessert island, wouldn't it be great to whip up a little stash of ice cream? Fear not, dauntless traveler, today we make ice cream without a net. And by "net," …

Best metabolism boosting foods

There are no miracle foods or foods that magically melt away the pounds. But some can give you a boost in the metabolism department.<p>These foods have something special when it comes to helping you fight those unwanted pounds:<p>1. Grapefruit<p>This is more than a breakfast food — it’s a weight-loss …

15 Things You Need To Know About Visiting The Maldives

The Maldives is one of the most famous and one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. Pretty much everyone who’s ever clapped eyes …

Maldives

30 Creative and Trendy Shabby Chic Kids’ Rooms

Picking a theme and style for the kids’ bedroom is a pretty challenging task, and it is often a fine balance between what you want, what your little …

Protein Shakes Can Help You Lose Weight and Boost Your Metabolism

Protein is an important nutrient for weight loss. Getting enough can boost your metabolism, reduce your appetite and help you lose body fat without …

10 Carbs You Don't Have to Cut During Your Quest for a Six Pack

Turns out, there are some you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight—but not so fast.

Nutrition

Psychologist Finds The 3 Elements That Determine Our Happiness

Modern culture is full of ‘fool’s gold’; there are so many shiny promises to distract us and make hollow promises of success and satisfaction. …

Happiness

Top 25 experiences in California

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

The Ideal Aromatherapy Scent for Your Zodiac Sign

It's all in the nose...just kidding. It's all in the stars.<p>If your birthday indicates what kind of personality type you'll have, it stands to reason that specific scents appeal to those signs—and can influence or enhance your mood. We talked to astrologer Amy Zerner to get your perfect astro …

Beauty

How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

Landscaping

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

Motivation

These Ramen Hacks Will Instantly Upgrade Your Easy Meals

Ramen noodles have been a pantry staple of college kids for years, and for good reason (they’re dirt cheap!). Just because you’re out of college doesn’t mean you have to put your ramen days behind you. You’re probably in the midst of planning your financial future, and it doesn’t get much more …

Cooking

7 Overnight Oats Recipes That Make Breakfast a Breeze

It’s a quintessential breakfast item (that packs a serious nutritional punch), but oatmeal often gets unfairly typecast as bland. Plus, when getting …

13 Downright Magical Fairy Gardens You’ll Wish You Could Live In

Move over succulents — there’s a new level of adorable in town. Fairy gardens, which are part fantasy world, part indoor gardening feat, are taking over the gardening scene with their teeny tiny planters. While these mini outdoor spaces are awesome after-school activities for the kiddos, there’s …

Chemicals

14 Modern Shabby Chic Decor Ideas That Are Totally Grandma Chic

While most springtime home revamps involve bedroom organization hacks and Googling “how to organize a messy kitchen,” you should also consider introducing a new decor trend into your home: shabby-chic decor. No, we’re not talking about the shabby chic of yesteryear (i.e., Grandma’s plastic-covered …

Shabby Chic

The Rice-Cooking Trick That's Faster and Better Than Boiling

And saves you from dirtying another pot.<p>If you're like most people, when a recipe calls for cooking rice, you take out your saucepan and follow the 2:1 ratio. If you're feeling fancy, you might cook the rice in some chicken broth, maybe a little butter. But I have a new trick that will completely …

7 Ways to Heal a Fatty Liver

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips …

Baobab and Moringa, Two ‘Superfoods’ With the Potential of Boosting the Planet's Health

The Sindri village (Kongoussi area) Baobab fruit called Monkey Bread and by the locals theodo, Burkina Faso. Photo by Flickr user CIFOR. CC-BY-NC-SA …

Agriculture

Eat This, Not That! for Healthy Takeout Food | Eat This Not That

It's not exactly breaking news that the days of nine-to-five jobs are long gone. A fair share of the workforce now logs 10+ hour days, which means …

Healthy Eating

Why You Need This Healthy Green Smoothie in Your Life ASAP

Break out your blenders, ladies and gentlemen. It's officially juicing season. And those who drink their breakfast on the regular know that, for the …

8 Foods for Better Sleep

<i>Photo: Well+Good</i><p><b>By Willa Tellekson-Flash for Well+Good</b><p>You've brewed countless cups of chamomile, taken your fair share of restorative yoga classes, and even tried to shut the lights just a little bit earlier. After all, quality ZZZs affect everything from your immune system--and we doubt you have …

Magical Photos Of Early Spring In Japan Captured By Hidenobu Suzuki

“My profession is beautician. My photographs are like Japanese paintings. I think that realism is more Western style. Japanese like to express …