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A Navy SEAL explains 8 secrets to grit and resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Nobel Prize

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

Happiness

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

I Refused to Be Exclusive Until He Proposed

I am an empowered woman of the 21st century: I run a company, have a master’s degree and earn a handsome six-figure salary.<p>Yet at heart, I am and …

Relationships
The Brain

The Science-Backed Guide to the Best Nap of Your Life

Everyone needs a nap now and again, but if you're feeling sleepy and you've got things to do, you definitely want to maximize your time, right? Naps …

Marriage

8 Healthy Habits Of Couples Who Attend Marriage Therapy

Marriage therapy isn’t just for couples in dire straits. In fact, therapists say that going early on ― and continuing to go ― can help spouses stay happy and in love.<p>What healthy habits do couples who attend therapy practice? Below, eight tips from married folks who swear by marriage therapy.<p><b>1.</b> …

New York City

How to Plant Peonies

Peony plants can live, bloom, and thrive for decades, with minimal care. Although peonies bloom in the late spring, they do best when planted or …

The 'dogs from the cellar' is a perfect metaphor to explain how your childhood still influences your relationships today

Brach shares a bunch of simple but brilliant insights into the way we handle difficult emotions— and how we can handle them better.<p>But there's one sentence I've kept coming back to because it just makes so much sense:<p>"Because we are responding to an accumulation of past pain, our reactions are out …

Psychology

11 Most Romantic Destinations in America to fall in love with

The key to any great romantic getaway travel is a great romantic destination. There are so many gorgeous places to kiss in the rain or under the …

Verbal Abuse Is Much More Destructive Than You Think. Don't Overlook That

You may have heard disparaging comments directed at someone, or maybe even yourself: in the girls’ locker room, on the bus, at work, but when someone …

Mental Health

12 Ways to Cope With Narcissists at the Holidays

with Dan Neuharth, Ph.D., MFT<p>By<p>If you have narcissistic family members, holiday visits can be full of emotional land mines. As you think about …

I Refuse To Be A Victim Of My Mother’s Unhealthy Parenting

Many of you probably had wonderful mothers growing up — nurturing role models who today are still the most important women in your life. I know this …

20 Genius Secret Hiding Places for Your Valuables

Got some cash or valuables to hide? Try one of these clever, simple ways to hide those items from all but the smartest, most determined crooks.<p>We've …

Woodworking

Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

Bruce Lee’s Previously Undiscovered Writings on How to Live a Fulfilling and Successful Life

Bruce Lee was much more than a martial arts expert and movie star. He was also a Zen philosopher, and some consider him one of the most influential …

Meditation

Hasselback Potatoes

Now Playing<p>Award-Winning Pie 01:00<p>If you can't win an Academy Award®, this Oscar®-inspired pie is the next best thing.<p>Now Playing<p>Chocolate-Vanilla …

How to Know Your Relationship Is Doomed

Because at some point, we're all going to be eating dinner with our partner in silence praying death comes soon.<p>Hopefully, for your sake, you got introduced to heartbreak in your teens. In many ways, having your heart stomped on and cut in two is better during a period of your life in which it's …

Relationships

6 Heartbreaking Consequences Of Loving Someone Who Is Battling An Addiction

I am the daughter of a drug addict. My mom suffers from drug addiction, a battle she has sadly never been able to overcome. Throughout my entire …

Mental Health

Suspended – Medium

If You’re A Bibliophile, These Literary Tattoos Will Inspire You To Get Inked

There's nothing quite like reading a book. If you're a bibliophile, you know what I am talking about. There's no feeling like holding a book in your …

Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler

It's very berry.<p>Servings: 8-10<p>1 cup raspberries<p>1 cup blueberries<p>1 cup strawberries<p>1 blackberries<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>1 package vanilla cake mix<p>8 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces<p>1. Add raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries into the bottom of the slow cooker.<p>2. Sprinkle …

Cooking

Best Houseplants: 9 Indoor Plants for Low Light

Indoor plants is an oxymoron. The most important thing to know about plants: they prefer to live outdoors. You will never see a botanical description …

Plants

Everything About Pork Spareribs: How to Buy Them and Cook Them to Perfection

If you've never cooked spareribs before, tackling this meaty slab can feel totally intimidating. But I assure you that you can do it and it's far …

BBQ

Just how aggressively should shrubs be pruned?

I cut back our 12-foot-tall honeysuckle to what you see in the photo.Should I cut it back further?Should the old wood at bottom left be cut lower?<p><i>— Benjamin Jackson, Park Ridge</i><p>The winter dormant season is a great time to prune trees and shrubs. The very aggressive pruning of overgrown deciduous …

Burnout Isn't Just Unpleasant--It Can Damage Your Brain. Here's How to Avoid It | Inc.com

Are you feeling burned out at work? You should take that feeling seriously. Research shows that not only does burnout affect your mood and productivity--it actually affects your brain function. Participants in burnout studies showed enlarged amygdalae, and thinning of the frontal cortex. The …

Burnout

Gardening 101: Forsythia

Forsythia, <i>Forsythia x intermedia</i>: Border Forsythia<p>Even people who can’t tell a cactus from a tulip can recognize Forsythia. It is that ubiquitous big …

Gardening

6 Steps To Break Free from Co-Dependency

If you feel like you’re in a one-sided relationship where you’re doing all the work, it’s time for a change.<p>If you have the feeling that your partner …

Self-esteem