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This is how you can unleash your inner wild woman

Have you ever closed your eyes, thrown back your head, and just danced? How about in a room full of strangers? At a Wild Woman workshop, you’ll do …

Gardening: 18 gardens and patios you can build yourself

Whether you're a woodworking star or just starting out, there are plenty of garden and patio options that are easy to build!<p>Stone, wood and tiles are …

Narcissists overestimate their emotional intelligence, attractiveness and social skills

According to a recent study published in <i>Personality and Mental Health</i>, narcissists consistently overestimated their emotional intelligence. However, …

Psychology

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

An exercise scientist explains how shorter workouts can produce more muscle

Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, explains how shorter, higher intensity workouts can produce bigger gains without spending hours in the gym.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Exercise

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Relationship

Who says your New Year's resolutions have to be all about you? These New Year's resolution ideas will strengthen the bond between you and your partner and make your marriage that much better. So in 2017, commit to any one or all of these five selfless relationship goals. Happily ever after is, …

11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter

Whether your potted plants live indoors year round or have sought temporary shelter from freezing temperatures, they may be looking a little sad …

Plants

5 Mindful Habits that Lead to a Minimalist Home

Creating a beautiful, minimalist home can be done in one fell swoop with the help of some major de-cluttering, but <i>maintaining</i> a minimalist home is a …

Minimalism

The best leg exercises to do at home

Our new Home Workouts series focuses on quick, fuss-free, targeted routines that you can complete at home.<p>Led by personal trainer and founder of That Girl London Christina Howells, each episode demonstrates moves to target different areas of the body including exercises for your legs, back and arms.<p>…

Exercise

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Mark Twain

The 7 Best Meditation Apps to Download in the New Year

Relaxation is probably the first thing on your mind after the flurry and hurry of the holiday season. It may be the most wonderful and festive time …

Meditation

5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater …

Education

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

200,000 Photos from the George Eastman Museum, the World’s Oldest Photography Collection, Now Available Online

There was a time when anyone with even the remotest interest in photography knew the name Eastman, if not the life and work of George Eastman …

Videography

5 Shoulder Stretches for Tight Shoulders

Between sitting at a computer all day, staring down at our phones, and lugging around ridiculously heavy bags, it’s not surprising that shoulder pain is a rising health concern among young women.<p>The truth is, most concentrated tension is caused by misalignment, which causes muscles to firm up and …

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>Sep 27, 2017<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily …

Meditation

6 habits highly organized people have in common

People often lament that despite their best efforts, they just cannot seem to get, and stay, organized. Even though they’ve been working at it diligently and have tried many strategies, nothing seems to stick. So how do organized people stay organized? Over the years, I’ve noticed they have six …

Productivity

Why it’s so hard to get over your ex, according to a relationship psychologist

Few things knock your emotional world off its axis like a breakup. When my first long-term relationship ended, I woke up for several days in a row not quite remembering that my ex and I had split. This lapse would only last one or two seconds, but each time the reality hit, I switched from my usual …

Orgasmic Meditation Can Break Your Sex Rut

If you've been hearing a lot about orgasmic meditation lately, you're not alone: In recent years, the technique has gone from something of a taboo to a pretty commonly used (and talked about) form of alternative meditation. But what is it, and what (if anything) can it do for you?<p>Orgasmic …

Meditation

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …

Conquer Your Stomach Pooch: The Best Stretch for Flat Abs

Noticed how many celebs with great bodies say they do yoga and Pilates? They may be on to something. An Auburn University at Montgomery study found …

The Tiny Truths I Learned from Yoga that Everyone Can Practice (Without Ever Setting Foot on a Mat)

Yoga is an ancient practice that teaches us about our bodies and minds, but you don't have to be an enlightened yogi to practice a few simple truths …

Yoga

Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

People with dyslexia have difficulty reading letters and words; it’s a learning disability that has nothing to do with their intelligence. Until …

Furniture Design History: Why Do Wingback Chairs Have Wings?

Form follows freezing<p>If form follows function, then to the modern-day observer, the design of wingback chairs does not appear to make sense. Why add …

Furniture

10 Spine-Friendly Yoga Poses for the Office Drone Who Wants Better Posture

All in favor of fixing that computer hunch.<p>Dec 20, 2016<p>Thing you already know but conveniently forget: Your desk job is silently killing you. Sure, there's the increased risk of cancer, obesity, and heart disease, but there's also the heightened likelihood that your computer situation is turning …

Yoga

The 10 game-changing wellness tips that you’ll definitely want to follow come 2017

Even if you’re not a resolutions person, the end of the year inevitably heralds in some serious self-reflection—along with a few ideas about what you …

Wellness

3 Ways to Silence Self-Doubt, According to a Spirit Coach

With all of the reflection that the end of the year brings, it's common to measure yourself against your lofty expectations. But before you become …

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Silence is beautiful, unsettling, and one of the finest religious movies ever made

Martin Scorsese’s film keenly understands Shūsaku Endō’s novel and challenges believer and nonbeliever alike.<p>Shūsaku Endō’s novel <i>Silence</i> (first published in Japanese in 1966 as <i>Chinmoku</i>, then translated into English in 1969) is slippery and troubling, a book that refuses to behave. It flatters no …