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10 Fast One-Bowl Dinners for When You Don't Want to Cook

Despite my love for cooking, there are more nights than I care to admit when I have zero motivation, energy, or interest in cooking dinner. But I …

Cooking

This Infographic Shows What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Body And Brain

You may want to ration all that candy.<p>In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers …

Just a few nights of bad sleep upsets your brain

<b>Thanks to the clocks going back, many of us managed to grab a little bit of extra shut-eye over the weekend.</b><p>And that's no bad thing because, as a country, we seem to be chronically sleep-deprived. According to the Sleep Council, the average Briton gets six-and-a-half hours sleep a night, which for …

Sleep

8 Signs You're a Perfectionist (and Why It's Toxic to Your Mental Health)

Studies say that true perfectionists aren't really trying to be perfect. They are avoiding not being good enough.<p>People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's …

Self-improvement

10 thoughtless things you do that make you less likable

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to …

Emotional Intelligence

Mindfulness matters: 4 ways to be more present in your life

You may be hearing the word “mindfulness” a lot lately and wondering what it's about. Mindfulness simply means being grounded and present in your day-to-day. Instead of worrying about what’s going to happen or what’s already happened, you’re rooted in what’s actually happening.<p>Most people think …

Mindfulness

Why Mind Wandering Can Be So Miserable, According to Happiness Experts

For you, it could be the drive home on the freeway in stop-and-go traffic, a run without headphones or the time it takes to brush your teeth. It’s …

Mindfulness

10 Surprising Ways You Can Sleep a Lot Better

Chronic lack of sleep is a performance, productivity, and creativity killer. Here's how to change that.<p>If you feel you don't get enough sleep--or enough quality sleep--you're not alone. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily …

Sick Of The Gym? Science Says This 40-Second Workout Could Make You Fitter Than Manic Classes

This might lift many spirits. Especially those who don't like gyms.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Are you a grunter?<p>Perhaps you're just a groaner, with a little talking-to-yourself thrown in.<p><i>You can do it, Phelony! Three</i> …

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

24 Facts On Napping

Want interesting facts about napping? Read on!<p>It doesn’t mean what you think - If you know you have to pull an all-nighter, try a “prophylactic nap.” …

Yoga Practice for Beginners

15 Thanksgiving Cheesecake Recipes That Will Make You Say Bye to Pie

When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, things are pretty predictable. You just *know* your host is going to emerge from the kitchen with a pumpkin pie in hand. And hey, if you’re lucky, they might have an extra fall-inspired pie that <i>isn’t</i> pumpkin to go with that heaping scoop of ice cream — like …

Study Confirms: The Words We Speak Can Literally Alter Our Brain

Recent studies report fascinating results: The words you choose to use can literally change your brain. Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at …

Thomas Jefferson

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

A Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie for When You Don't Want to Whip Up a Full Batch

A sugar craving hits. But—gasp—you ate the last Newman-O yesterday. And there’s nothing but a bite of ice cream left in the freezer (not even worth …

Dessert

Draw like an artist: go from "I can't draw" to "handmade art for sale"

Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, "World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new …

Coding 101: Getting Started as an Adult

<b>Technology continues to play a greater role in everyday life, but those who weren’t exposed to computers or programming languages in school are</b> …

How Rebecca Grafton of My Girlish Whims Inspired Herself to Lose 100 Pounds

After struggling with her weight for many years, Rebecca motivated herself to get healthy by booking a trip to Jamaica. Now 100 pounds lighter, she inspires others through her blog, My Girlish Whims.<p><b>Name:</b> Rebecca Grafton<p><b>Age:</b> 25<p><b>Start Date:</b> January 2014<p><b>Starting Weight:</b> 246 pounds<p><b>Current Weight:</b> 142 …

5 Chunky Yarn Projects You Can Arm Knit (Besides a Blanket)

Super chunky knits are all the rage right now (we even had Kaitlin arm knit us a blanket on Facebook Live). After watching a cozy throw get knit in …

Knitting

Best drawing and sketching apps

While I don’t think that colored pencils and a pad of paper will ever go out of style, it’s certainly helpful to have something you can grab out on …

Apps

At Last, The Secret To Increase Memory Up To 80% Make Your Brain Faster Recover Lost Vision And Regenerates Bones With These Ingredients !!!

This rundown of <b>15 common tips</b> that will reinforce your memory furthermore increment cerebrum execution. You simply must be reliable for best results, …

Magic cake: How to make the simple three-layer dessert

A three-layer dessert known as the Magic Cake is taking the internet by storm.<p>It is appealing due to its incredible simplicity – it needs one bowl …

Avocado Toast Recipes That Will Please Everyone

If you didn’t already know we’re obsessed with avocados, you haven’t been reading closely. Getting tired of your usual schmear and run? Shake things …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

There comes a point in almost every fitness lover’s life when they consider throwing in the towel after a workout—both figuratively and literally. …

The Slow Cooker Recipes You've Been Waiting For

Cooking just got easier.<p>The slow cooker is our best friend this time of year. As the days get shorter and we find ourselves low on energy, the slow cooker picks up the slack by cooking dinner for us. Not only can it effortlessly take a big hunk of meat and cook it into a tender meal, but it can do …

Cooking

Cookie Brittle is the Crumbly, Buttery Dessert of Your Dreams

This stuff is addictive!<p>If you love chocolate chip cookies, get ready to fall head-over-heels for this new treat.<p>Cookie Brittle, a deliciously crisp …

The conundrum of mind and matter: what is consciousness?

It’s one of the greatest puzzles scientists struggle to define. Susan Greenfield explains why understanding consciouness remains elusive<p>It’s early in the morning and still dark outside. Your heart rate has dropped to a single beat per second and your blood pressure is the lowest it will be for the …

The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba

“What is new in the world? Nothing. What is old in the world? Nothing. Everything has always been and will always be.” – Shirdi Sai BabaSai Baba of …

Hinduism