Deirdre O'Connell

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17 Border Collie Mixes That Are Unbelievably Adorable

Behold, the mighty ~borgi~.

Pets

Is Your 'Self' Just an Illusion?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer to Truth</i><i>," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Cucumbers Health Benefits: Help You Lose Weight, Reduce Headache, and MORE

This article was republished with permission from yourhealthtube.com<p>Cucumbers health benefits are truly amazing when it comes to detoxification, skin health, and beauty. Cucumbers are an ideal way to remain healthy and beautiful.<p>Cucumber is a commonly cultivated plant that belongs to the gourd …

5 At-Home Exercises To Tone Your Body From Head To Toe

No question, it's a whole lot easier to work out at home than find time to get to the gym or a fitness class. But it can be tough to focus on getting through a whole routine when there's dinner to make, laundry to fold, and bills to pay. That's why the 5 powerhouse moves below are so great—they're …

Why Walking Is Better Than Running

Running and walking are such an awesome physical activities that wake up every cell in the body.<p>These are absolute favorites in the world of fitness, …

5 Ancient Healing Foods To Tame Inflammation & Optimize Your Gut

As a physician who integrates modern medicine with Eastern practice, I love that the benefits of so many ancient powerhouse foods are now backed by …

14 Exercises to Strengthen Your Back and Core

Dumbbell Pullover<p>This exercise targets both the lats on either side of the back as well as the lower body and core since you're holding yourself in a …

Workouts

Living With Anxiety - Important New Insights

We all feel anxious from time to time, but for many people, anxiety is a daily intrusion. Anxiety is driven by a strong, healthy brain that works too …

Mental Health

Why controlling your blood sugar level is vital for weight loss

<b>The Glycemic Index (GI) and The Glycemic Load (GL)</b><p><b>“A straightforward explanation and what it means for your health”</b><p>When you eat carbohydrates, no …

Diabetes

Top 10 Music Sources For Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation

Meditation is a powerful tool. It helps us to concentrate on ourselves from all other external objects. I practice meditation on a regular basis. It …

Meditation

Bad Habits We Can Break That Are Linked To Depression And Anxiety

We often wonder if there are things that we are doing in our daily routine that actually increase our feelings of depression and anxiety. We also wonder if there are simple changes that we can make in our lives to decrease these feelings and provide us some relief. There are indeed things that we …

You Should Probably Be Eating More Turmeric. Here’s How

Five simple and delicious ways to get more of the super-root in your diet.<p>Make Turmeric Paste<p>Turmeric paste is a mixture of ground turmeric, extra …

The 25 Best Books of 2016

A collection of the best novels, non-fiction, and memoirs from the past year.<p>At a time when politics have dominated the national conversation in a way that can often feel overwhelming, the best books of 2016 so far have provided escapism and comfort. They've shown us that empathy is a great virtue, …

Books

Erik Storey - Nothing Short of Dying - Book Review

Nothing Short of Dying<p>By Erik Storey<p>Scribner<br>$25.00<br>ISBN 9781501124143<br>Published 08/16/2016<p>Fiction / Mystery & Suspense / Suspense<p>Buy the book<p>Trending …

20 Amazing Books To Read For The Rest Of 2016

It’s lit<p>It's been a great summer, right? Full of things to do and see and places to be and explore. And you've probably spent your long days reading your fill of amazing books (beach-oriented or otherwise), all of which we're guessing were a lot less disappointing than this summer's movie duds. …

'The Girl on the Train' and 7 more books you should read before the movie

If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Girl on the Train," you're already behind the curve. Lauded as the "next 'Gone Girl'," the psychological thriller debuted at No. 1 on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and it's motion picture adaptation, starring Emily Blunt, is one …

Books

45 New Books to Read This Fall

<i>Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with our</i> <i>Fall Entertainment Generator</i><i>. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of</i> …

Books

Murder in mind in Karin Fossum's new thriller 'Hell Fire'

With Scandinavian crime fiction all the rage and enormous attention paid to writers like Jo Nesbo, Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell, it's almost, well, criminal, that Norway's Karin Fossum isn't better known.<p>Translated into dozens of languages and winner of the Glass Key Award for best Nordic …

Books

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Plants

Puff Pastry Breakfast Hand Pies - Sausage, Egg & Cheese

<i>These Puff Pastry Breakfast Hand Pies have the quintessential breakfast combination of sausage, egg and cheese. Sometimes you just need some classic</i> …

Breakfast

Chocolate Surprise Pecan Pie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:<p><b>Crust:</b><br>1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box<p><b>Filling</b>:<br>1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened<br>1/3 cup …

Dessert

See the first images from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

A curious city-dwelling fox, a rare golden langur in India and Australia’s colourful cuttlefish all feature in images from finalists in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.<p>The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, which is developed and produced by the Natural History …

Week in wildlife - in pictures

An unidentified sea creature and a shoal of disappearing fish are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

20 Wholesome Lentil Recipes

Cancer-battling, gut-friendly, energy-boosting, heart-healthy, and belly-shrinking—lentils are a dietary force to be reckoned with. Not only are the …

Nutrition

The Essential Apps for the Frequent Traveller

Living in the 21st century has brought us countless advancements in technology that are designed to make our life easier and more often than not, they succeed. Especially now that a large majority of us own one of those handy dandy smart phones that give us access to millions of apps whose purpose …

On Ireland’s southwest coast, history-rich Kenmare is the gateway to County Kerry

Stepping out of the Dublin airport, the polyglot crowd of Germans, Americans, Poles, Spaniards and French waiting for rental cars on this early May morning seems confirmation that left-side driving should be a cakewalk.<p>Fast forward. We’re barely half an hour into our ad­ven­ture, experiencing …

Ireland