Erica Konieczny

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Housesitting: The Penny-Pinching Travel Secret to Try at Least Once

“Two weeks at a beach-access property near the shores of Thailand with two cats and a green oasis to water twice daily” is how the housesitting ad …

Travel

The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

Workouts

Riddle of the Week #10: Einstein's Riddle

Difficulty level: Hard<p>Legend has it that Einstein wrote this riddle when he was still a young man. Some claim that he would give these puzzles to students so they would be dissuaded from choosing him as an academic advisor, but as Stanford notes, "it is not likely that there is any truth to these …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Mental Health

Decoding the linguistic geekiness behind 'Arrival's' sci-fi sheen

[Helpful note: This article assumes a knowledge of, and reveals details from, the plot of "Arrival." Read at your own risk.]<p>Large-scale Hollywood films employ a wide range of consultants, from ER doctors to military experts to veteran constitutional lawyers.<p>Rare is the big-budget adventure, …

The ‘One Exercise Workout’ for Anytime You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

Ever had one of those days when your body is willing to work out, but your mind is not? The reason doesn’t matter: it could be a stressful day at …

5 Addictively Motivating Fitness Apps

From 7-Minute Workouts to Downward Facing Dogs, these iPhone and Android apps will get you off your keister<p>BEST FOR RUNNERS Zombies, Run!<p>In a running rut? Try “Zombies, Run!” Functioning like an interactive audio book, the app transforms a simple jog into a mission to save a zombie-ravaged world. …

Apps

6 Practices To Attract Love Into Your Life

So many people today are aching for love.<p>Almost every conversation I have about dreams, goals, failure, and success threads back to the essential need for people to feel and experience love. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, yet there is one factor that is often overlooked--or purposefully …

Happiness