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15 Profound Quotes From a Tibetan Buddhist Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Pema Chödrön? If not, she is one of the most inspiring Tibetan Buddhists you’re likely to hear of.<p>She’s written several books that …

Spirituality

Want an Emotionally Stable Kid? Brain Science Says to Stop Letting Them Do This | Inc.com

In the United States, there are now more televisions per home than human beings. And:<p>Children between 8 and 18 watch an average of <b>three hours</b> of television per day<br>• Close to one in three children lives in a home where the TV is on either all or most of the time<br>• On average, 61 percent of kids under the …

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Special equipment: cheesecloth and butcher's twine<p>Put the peppercorns, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, garlic and bay leaves in a piece of …

10 High-Protein Casseroles You Can Eat All Week Long

Retro as they may be, casseroles are totally worth your time. For one, they're a great way to make an enormous tray of food in one go. So you can …

Easy Broccoli and Spinach Soup (5:2 Diet)

Sometimes I crave something green. I think it's my body telling me I'm lacking something in my diet. I really do believe our body tells us what we …

Food

The Job Skills Your Kids Will Need, and How to Teach Them Now

As Dean of Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, it is my job to think about what skills translate into success in today’s workplace. …

One Day: ‘I dread my daughter growing up’

Flicking through a set of photos taken on a walk in the park with my 10-year-old daughter, one made me pause and catch my breath.<p>It’s an innocuous image. You can’t see Bridie’s face; just the back of her head and her left shoulder as she looks at ducks she has just fed. But somehow this shot speaks …

crusty baked cauliflower and farro

<b>Cook farro:</b> Rinse and drain farro. There are many, many ways to cook farro and any of them work here. You can follow the package directions on any …

Cauliflower

Buttermilk Biscuits

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Put sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt into a mixing bowl and beat well with a wooden spoon. Roll peanut butter mixture into 1" balls …

11 Winter Soups That Warm The Soul

Warm your body and soothe your spirit with a steaming bowl of soup or stew. From Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup to Pasta e Fagioli, these recipes will have you satisfied and snug as a bug on the coldest winter days.<p><b>1. Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup</b><p>Made with rotisserie chicken and Asian pantry …

17 So-Good Slow Cooker Recipes You Need to Try Before Winter Ends

It’s January, the coldest, darkest, SAD-dest month of the year, and I’m looking for anything that will make it a little cozier, brighter, and …

12 Free Resources to Help You Get More Organized In 2017

2017 has already started but you are not really too late to reflect about what has worked for you and what is not really cutting it. And, after much …

The revision strategies of 12 different writers are revealing and totally fascinating

As you read this, I will have pulled off a miraculous accomplishment: escapingwinter. I will be sitting on a tropical beach, gently caressed by sunlight and ocean breezes, reading as many galleys as I can fit into my carry-on.<p>For you, gentle reader, whether you’re trapped in snowy January weather …

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Marie Kondo: How to clear out sentimental clutter

Even if you’re good at clearing the clutter out of your home, the sentimental stuff is always the hardest to shift: what do you <i>do</i> with those daubings your now 15-year-old did aged three, or all the Mother’s Day cards you’ve ever received, or those boxes of bits and pieces retrieved from your …

Minimalism

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

Books to Get You Writing

Is 2017 finally going to be the year when you start that novel, finish your memoir, or journal with more regularity? When I started writing …

How School Crushes the Child's Natural Love of Learning | Laura Grace Weldon

When you pick up an orange you feel its texture and weight in your hand. You breathe in scent emitted by the brightly colored rind. If you’re hungry, …

12 Warm & Cozy Fall Baking Recipes

Break out the apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg -- it's time to hunker down for some cozy fall baking.<p><b>1. Perfect Apple Pie</b><p>What's the secret to a perfect apple pie? Blind baking the crust and boiling down the juices before filling the pie. These steps add a bit of extra time but ensure a crisp …

The Virtues of Sexual Generosity in Relationships

<i>“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”</i> …

26 Healthy Low-Carb Recipes For Easy Weeknight Dinners

Cutting back on carbs doesn't mean you have to give up meals that you'll actually crave — there are more dinner options out there than pasta! These …

Motherhood Through A Lens: Live In The Moment Or Capture It For Later

This article began as an opening monologue on my weekly BBM Global Network and TuneIn radio show that shares a title with this column, MD for Moms. The show in question was an interview with author Elizabeth Isadora Gold regarding her book, The Mommy Group: Freaking Out, Finding Friends, and …

We Could All Learn Something From The Mom Who Lost It In The Parking Lot

Sitting in the middle school parking lot one day while waiting for my son, a woman pulled up a few spots away from me. I could feel her energy right …

Bourbon Chicken After A Long Day…It Doesn’t Get Any Better!

Connect with Us<p>Bourbon Chicken After A Long Day…It Doesn’t Get Any Better!<p>Save<p>Some people think of slow cooker dishes as being bland and boring; you …

king pineapple no bake cheesecake

No doubt about it. Dole Sunshine is the ‘king of pineapple’. Pineapples whether whole and fresh or in various forms and packaged in different ways …

Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup

Connect with Us<p>Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup<p>When it comes to dinner, it really doesn’t get better than a comforting and hearty dish that comes …

9 Kick-Ass Curries That Are Way Easier Than You Think

If you’re on the hunt for one-pot meals that feed a crowd—or want to stretch your cooking efforts into leftovers that last for days—curries are where …

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …