Darren Murphy

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There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

How To Use Meditation To Take Your Sex Life From Zero To 100

While meditation and sex aren't obvious bedfellows, there is a tradition linking the two that goes back for centuries. Tantric practice in the East …

My favorite secret-weapon ingredients for plant-based cooking

<b>For flavor, depth and texture, these simple vegan staples work like magic.</b><p>I love cooking and food so much that when I go on vacation, I do my …

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

26 Amazing Avocado Recipes for the Avo-Obsessed (Yeah, You)

Is there anything avocados can't do? From topping salads and toast to being the star ingredient in desserts, avocados can make just about anything …

Scandinavian Interior Design Will Always Be in—Here's How to Get the Look

Minimalist style may have come and gone, but there is one iteration of clean design that will never go out of style. Contrary to more sparse, …

18 Things You Need To Give Up To Become A High-Achieving Person

A secret about success is that it is just as much about what you give up as what you gain.<p>Are you willing to give up late nights out for late nights in working? Are you willing to turn a deaf ear to blind criticisms? Are you willing to listen to helpful ones? Are you going to be able to give up the …

Self-help

Will Taking a Break from Your Diet Help You Lose More Weight?

When it comes to losing weight, diet matters. But sticking to a strict calorie-counting regimen might not be the best approach to move the needle on …

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Place potatoes in a saucepot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are very tender, about 20 minutes. …

Vegan Shepherd's Pie

There is something very wintry, very comforting about Shepherd’s Pie.<p>Hearty vegetables in a brothy sauce topped with fluffy mashed potatoes, all …

Food

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

The Best Vegan Sandwich You've Ever Tasted

I vividly remember my first introduction to hummus. Before everyone was enjoying it as a low-calorie, fiber-rich dip, I was a hip second-grader chowing down on refreshing hummus sandwiches at my family's favorite cafe by the beach. The hummus was smooth and creamy, the bread was perfectly toasted, …

Healthy Eating

This is what you should eat for a good night's sleep

If you struggle to get to sleep at night, then fear not, because help is at hand.<p>Alongside the age-old advice of avoiding your phone, taking a bath, reading a book or spraying lavender on your pillow, comes new rules on what you should eat before bedtime.<p>Sleep expert Sammy Margo, author of <i>The Good</i> …

Lighting and Home Decor Trends for 2018

The experts at Multiluminaire Lighting share their top tips on this year’s design trends<p>There’s no better way to prep for the upcoming season than by …

Modern city apartment dazzles with colors and curves

On-trend but totally fresh<p>Stuttgart, Germany-based design studio Ippolito Fleitz Group has designed a show apartment in Shanghai’s CEG Schwarzwald residential development that incorporates vibrant colors, fluid shapes, and an intriguing use of space that feels on-trend and yet totally fresh.<p>Dubbed …

Grey kitchen ideas that are sophisticated and stylish

If you're looking for an alternative to white kitchen units, you really can't go wrong with grey.<p>Grey kitchen units can transform a kitchen design, …

14 Vegan Breakfast Recipes With 7 Ingredients or Fewer

These simple vegan breakfast recipes are going to revolutionize your morning routine. They each have just seven main ingredients, so you can whip …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Two Ways to Get What You Want: Ask and Attract

If you want something, learn to ask others or ask the universe.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm constantly endeavoring to simplify how to get what you want, both rapidly and accurately. In the process of doing so, I've discovered two simple ways to get what you want …

The Japanese concept that will help you wake up in the morning

Getting up in the morning is a massive struggle for so many people.<p>With eight out of ten people hitting the snooze button every day, according to …

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now | Inc.com

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene regarding our financial habits.<p>What we are not so good at …

Physical Education

Why I Moved My Family of 5 Into an RV Full Time

RV life is small. But the world we get to see is very big.<p>By<p>Mar 06 2018, 12:21 PM<p>Like most journeys, mine didn’t begin instantaneously, but slowly …

14 Minimalist Kitchens That Will Soothe Your Type A Soul

Minimalist home décor often gets a bad rap, but there's a difference between a space decorated with restraint and one that simply lacks character. …

Vegan Irish Shepherd's Pie • Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes

Make the mashed potatoes by mixing together the potatoes, olive oil, almond milk and salt and ground black pepper. Set aside.<p>Heat the oil for the …

Vegan Cauliflower Tacos

Heat the oven to 350 °F.<p>In a large bowl, combine the flour, the plant-based milk, the water, the garlic power, the paprika powder, the salt, and the …

Cauliflower

A Luxurious Cream of Mushroom Soup—Without the Cream!

Are you a soup person? I am, without a doubt. Whatever the weather, I find great comfort in soups of all persuasions: a rich chowder to ward off biting winds, a perfectly chilled gazpacho to celebrate summer's tomato bounty, a seafood-studded bouillabaisse for whenever I can get my hands on it. …

Food Preservation

The Case For Minimalism

Ten years ago, we sold, donated, or discarded over 60% of our possessions.<p>We discarded clothes, decorations, cookware, furniture, linens, tools, books, toys, plus anything else we could find in our home that was not immediately useful or beautiful.<p>At the time, the idea of becoming minimalist was …

Minimalism

Poop scoop: Everything you need to know about healthy pooping

There are fewer things as intrinsic to your body as pooping. After all, in your first weeks in the world, all you did was eat, sleep, breathe and …