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Meet Your Matcha: 10 Recipes to Make This Summer

Have you tried matcha yet? Matcha tea is the highest grade green tea you can buy. The name matcha literally means “powdered tea.” Unlike traditional …

3 Cognitive Biases That Alter Your Thinking

“<i>Change your thoughts and you change your world.</i>”<br>~Norman Vincent Peale<p>There are far too many layers of cognition (thinking, knowing, remembering) to …

22 Habits That Will Make Your Life a Little More Peaceful Each Day

<b>1. Throw out, sell or donate everything you don't need.</b> Use this guide to minimalism to help you decide what you're keeping in excess. If there's anything that will immediately release your anxiety and put you at ease, it's making the choice only to keep the physical things that either serve a …

Happiness

A Glass of Red Wine Can Help Keep Your Brain 7.5 Years Sharper

Everyone is always on the lookout for the latest diet fad. Well, here’s one you can pass along to your grandmother. The people behind the “MIND” diet …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Success

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

Djordje Todorovic<p>Blogger, Gamer Extraordinaire Read full profile<p>The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a …

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

Mental Disorders

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

Self-help

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Happiness

12 small things that can have a very big impact on your sex life

Some are unsettling, others surprising…<p>Jodie Gummow<p>July 16, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Most people consider a satisfying sex life to be one of life’s key pleasures and often an indicator of a good relationship. Yet defining sexual satisfaction is no easy task. To better understand this elusive concept, …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

Smack! 3 Thrilling Types of Erotic Spanking

A smack on your ass while you're getting down and dirty is hot, right? A little bit of teacher/naughty student role play is kinky and means you're …

Relationships

“Like you’re touching your closed eyelid”: (Mis)adventures in orgasmic meditation

I’d read the literature and watched the video, but nothing could prepare me for a clitoral massage in the flesh<p>Julie Metz<p>July 9, 2015 10:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on DAME.<p><i>“My pure gut feeling is that it’s going to be like the path of yoga, where there will be a steady progression,</i> …

Pixar’s next animated short is one the studio’s most heart-melting pieces yet

The short will air before the highly anticipated animated movie "The Good Dinosaur," which premieres in November.<p>Directed by 20-year Pixar veteran Sanjay Patel (who cut his teeth on 1998's "A Bug's Life" and went on to help animate "Toy Story 2," "The Incredibles," and the "Monsters, Inc." movies), …

Animation

The 20 best Italian recipes: part 2

Risotto, gnochetti and more great recipes from top chefs, including Claudia Roden and Elizabeth David, selected by Observer Food Monthly<br>• Click here to read part 3 of this series<p>One of the most warming dishes you can get high up in the mountains, especially of the Aosta Valley, is polenta concia, …

Simply Italian Great Wines

Peter Morrell samples reds, whites, roses and sparkling wines from some of Italy’s best producers<p>Italian wine producers are on a mission, to show the …