Erin Gilley

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10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Bored With Avocado Toast? New Alternatives to Everybody’s Favorite Snack

No matter how you slice it, our avocado toast obsession is bordering on shameful. The healthy yet indulgent snack has fans in Gigi and Gwyneth, and it has achieved near-celebrity status in its own right. More than 155,000 photos on Instagram bear the #AvocadoToast stamp, and Etsy is home to a …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

Nobody wants your filthy house, and other tips for selling your home from the 'Property Brothers'

When it comes to getting the best price for your house, there might be no higher-profile experts than Drew and Jonathan Scott, the personable hosts of several HGTV series including the long-running "Property Brothers."<p>The 38-year-old twins started their real-estate ways while still in college, …

How Drinking More Water Can Help You Lose Weight

The simplest solution to a problem is often the best. That applies even when the problem is losing weight—because how many times in your life have …

A High-Fiber Diet Could Fight Food Allergies

An apple a day could keep allergies away, says a new study.<p>For those who suffer from food allergies, new hope could be on the horizon in the form of …

Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes and fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas.<p>Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and three nights in the shape of a 270-mile triangle.<p>The result? A road trip to the northern Oregon coast, as far south as Pacific City, as far north as …

Oregon

10 Body Lotions That Smell So Good Everyone Will Want to Know What They Are

1/10<p>The scent of this body butter gets me so excited—it's one of those fragrances you can't exactly describe (it's basically Santorini, Greece in a …

Akashic Records -- An Illuminating Healing Journey

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.<p>Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love<p>and then we return home -- Australian Aboriginal proverb<p>I remember the serene humongous place filled with misty white light and pillars. I can still feel the awe from …

The Four-Week Backpacking Fitness Plan

12<p>SHARES<p>Whether you're getting back in shape after a layoff or tuning up for your first big hike, it's wise to ease into a program a month or two in …

Plant Prefab raises $3 million from Obvious Ventures for durable, sustainable homes

Plant Prefab wants to make it easier for people to build homes within urban neighborhoods and cities, and it has raised $3 million to do just that. The investment, led by Obvious Ventures, will go some way toward helping the company scale, bring on more talent, and improve existing systems.<p>A …

One Daily Gratitude Ritual that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The secret to being grateful is no secret. You choose to be grateful. Then you do it again and again. If you forget, begin again.</i>I remember that …

Motivational Books: My 31 All-Time Favorites

Do you know that glowing feeling you get after you finish the last couple pages of a really inspirational book?<p>You know, that sense of wonder, the …

Books

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

How To Become 20 Percent Happier Through One Mental Exercise

<i>This post was originally published on Techealthiest.</i><p>Do you REALLY want to know an easy way to find headspace and live a happier life?<p>After helping thousands of New Yorkers achieve success with their therapeutic goals, I've learned a shortcut or two for finding psychological lightness and increasing …

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

AS the director of the human brain bank at the National Institute of Mental Health, I am surrounded by brains, some floating in jars of formalin and others icebound in freezers. As part of my work, I cut these brains into tiny pieces and study their molecular and genetic structure. My specialty is …

Mental Health

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Short-Term Memory

How To Really, Truly Get Over A Breakup

Heartbreak doesn’t just hurt, it often feels impossible. So many questions come along with the pain: <i>How can I move on? How do I get through this?</i> …

Breakups

These 7 Cool Tech Tools Can Help You Change Your Life

Want to break a bad habit or start a good one? Tech can help.<p>Changing your habits is hard. Really hard. Maybe that's why there are so many experts offering advice on exactly how to approach your quest for a better lifestyle.<p>No doubt many of these tips are helpful, but as with any difficult …

Project Management

SCI-Arc students build affordable home in low-income Los Angeles neighbourhood

Students in a design-build program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture have completed a house in a crime-ridden area of Los Angeles, …

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

Self-help

A UCLA psychiatrist has some counterintuitive advice for dealing with negative people — and it could change how you see the world

But what if erasing all this pessimism were merely a matter of changing your perspective? According to Dr. Mark Goulston, a psychiatrist at the University of California at Los Angeles, it is.<p>In his recent book, "Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life," …

27 Products That Make Thin Hair Look Super Thick

<b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b><p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Think Less, Think Better

A FRIEND of mine has a bad habit of narrating his experiences as they are taking place. I tease him for being a bystander in his own life. To be fair, we all fail to experience life to the fullest. Typically, our minds are too occupied with thoughts to allow complete immersion even in what is right …

General Hospital

11 US National Parks That Are Totally Out of This World

The US National Park Service will turn 100 this year, which reminds us that you don’t need to travel abroad to feel like you’re in a completely different place — all you need to do is make a trip to one of the extraordinary parks right here in America. Camping beginners can experience their first …

5 Adventure Films Streaming Free on Vimeo

5 Adventure Films that Will Inspire You to Get Outside<p>When we aren't out hiking, backpacking or exploring we are usually dreaming up our next big …

Six Amazing Hikes in Washington State

Washington is a Hiking Wonderland<p>Washington provides some beautiful scenery throughout the year. From mountain peaks to the Columbia River gorge to …

The 3 Keys To Relationship Building That Separate Mediocre Leaders From The Brightest And Best

Humans are hard wired to connect. They are social creatures that crave friendship and positive interactions with others. As much as we yearn for these interactions, however, many of us struggle to be good at building relationships. But why? To gain more clarity, my colleague Joe Folkman and I …

Hike Colorado's Highest Mountain: Mount Elbert

Colorado's 14,433-foot Mount Elbert is a gentle giant that stands as the highest peak in the state, as well as the tallest summit in the Rocky …