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We compared 6 popular apps that help you master meditation — here's how they stack up

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Though the history of meditation dates back thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular in recent years, with everyone from CEOs …

Meditation

How to Re-Upholster a Dining Chair

Tools & Materials<p>• Staple gun<p>• Staples<p>• Staple lifter<p>• Tack hammer<p>• Pliers<p>• Chalk<p>• Flat head and Philips screwdrivers<p>• Safety glasses<p>• Work gloves<p>• …

Sewing

3 ways visual journaling can change your life, according to yoga luminary Elena Brower

When she steps off the mat—be it at home, in her local studio, or after headlining a major festival—author and founder of Teach.yoga Elena Brower …

Yoga

A Quick, Cheap, and Effective Way to Fight Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Meditation is good for depression. And so is exercise. But, according to a small new study from Rutgers University, together—in a twice a week …

Buying your home as an investment is a '1990s mentality'

<b>• However, post-2008 housing crash, would-be buyers are smart to question this assumption.</b><p><b>• New homebuyers can't assume a strong rate of return.</b><p><b>• That doesn't mean no one should buy a house — just that their primary motivation shouldn't be investment.</b><p>With the financial crisis nearly 10 years past, …

Real Estate

12 Cooking Skills Every Young Adult Should Learn

Everyone, young or old, can enjoy having a handy collection of basic cooking skills with a little practice. Mastering this list can help you make …

Cooking
Workouts

Five Ways To Encourage Your Child To Make Healthy Food Choices

We all know that one of the biggest challenges as a parent is maintaining a work-life balance and meal-time with your children really shouldn't be …

Kids

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7 tips to make weeknight meals faster and easier

In a perfect world, family dinner would mean a healthy balanced meal that takes only minutes to cook and doesn't bust your grocery store budget. For most of us, the weeknight dinner doesn't seem possible.<p>... Until now! With the help of TODAY contributors Jean Chatzky and Joy Bauer, a truly …

Slow Cookers

6 Foods to Stop Eating When Trying to Lose Weight

Have you heard the notion that everything’s fine in moderation? Well, that’s simply not true! If what you’re having in moderation is processed, …

Snacks

The Easiest Meditation Technique You’ll Ever Try

One of my biggest frustrations when I started meditating was how complicated it was. I would read entire books on meditation, but I never really …

Meditation

Express Your Emotions to Gain Good Health

In <i>my first interview on Pink Pinjra, I talk to Dr PV Vaidyanathan, a practicing pediatrician, parental counsellor, prolific author, and spiritual</i> …

eBooks

Practice Walking Meditation

Walking meditation is a wonderful way to transform something that most of us do every day into a deeply healing, nourishing and enjoyable tool for …

Benefits Of Qigong

Taoist Yoga Meets Modern Science<p>The ancient practice of Qigong (life-force cultivation) – a form of Taoist Yoga – has numerous benefits. These …

Buddhism and Nondualism in Mahayana Buddhism

What Is Nondualism and Why Is It Important?<p><i>Dualism</i> and <i>nondualism</i> (or <i>non-duality</i>) are words that come up frequently in Buddhism. Here is a very basic …

Spirituality

5 Zen Principles To Live By: Practical Wisdom That Instantly Improves Your Life

I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, is full of practical wisdom.<p>When I tell …

This 20-Minute Guided Meditation for Beginners Will Melt Away All Your Stress

Whether the holidays have you feeling merry or manic, this mindful meditation is sure to keep you calm.<p>Like food, water, exercise, sleep, and ~happy …

Tone Your Abs and Booty With This Fast-Paced, Fun Workout

Ready to work you abs and tone your butt? Then follow along as Katie Dunlop of Love Sweat Fitness puts your core and backside to work! You don't need any equipment for this one, so get at it.

Get a Workout Without Leaving Your Chair

This week’s lunch break workout is perfect for people who can’t move their legs, or who just don’t want to. That’s right, you’ll work your upper body …

Exercise

Tone Up Your Inner Thighs and Bum With This Powerful Sculpting Move

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Lunges<p>How to Do a Split Lunge<p>Tone Up Your Inner Thighs and Bum With This Powerful Sculpting Move<p>Shares<p>Get ready to sculpt …

Workouts