Jen Elliott

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How to Make the Most of a 9-to-5 Job When You’re an Entrepreneur at Heart

If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, nothing can be more frustrating than clocking in at a traditional 9–to–5 job, feeling like you’re just biding …

Setting Goals Isn't Enough: Setting Daily Intentions Will Change Your Life

Sure you have goals, but do you set intentions? Here's how setting daily intentions can turn your world around.<p>Entrepreneurs understand the value and necessity of setting goals, but I wonder how many set intentions? What's the difference? Goal setting helps us to see the future, understand what we …

Positive Thinking

How to Make Life and Leadership Easier (Hint: It's a Matter of Common Sense)

Your intuition speaks to you daily. The question is, do you pay serious attention to it? Because you should.<p>As a child growing up in a gang-ridden section of Chicago, I learned about the importance of listening to my gut very early on in life. Over the years I've honed my instincts and consider …

Meditation

A New Depression Treatment Shows Promise

One of the worst things about clinical depression is its cruel circularity. Feeling lousy smothers motivation; loss of motivation leads to …

Eight Foods to Eat During Your Menstrual Cycle

This is for the ladies- the best foods to eat during your menstrual cycle. During this time we need extra self-care, self-love and nourishment as our …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Confucius

The Cheaper, Tastier Cuts of Meat Your Butcher Really Wants You to Order

Forget filet mignon and rib-eye—these cheap-and-tasty cuts are going to be the star of your next meal.<p>So you finally decide to visit that cool new butcher shop—the one that’s breaking down whole animals that sound like they had a better childhood than you did—but the meat case is full of a bunch of …

The Way You Store Your Food Is Ruining It

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have …

Nutrition

January 2016

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

Time Management

7 of the World’s Most Beautiful Tiny Hotels

Giant hotels and resorts, however luxurious they may be, can tend to feel a little overwhelming. In fact, it’s not always relaxing to be one of 300-plus guests, navigating through a stadium-size lobby, and heading down to the pool around 7:00 a.m. to secure a decent lounge chair before they’re all …

The 8 Steps to Refreshing Every Room in Your Home

Our wardrobes are constantly evolving, yet the places we call home can remain unchanged for years at a time, leaving them feeling a bit stale, uninspired, and overlooked. From chipped paint to droopy furniture, and that bare wall you’ve been meaning to find some art for since you moved in, this …

How skinny people stay skinny

The eating routines of slender people seem counterintuitive to those who have struggled with their weight: adults who maintain a healthy weight reported that they don't diet.<p>Well, mostly they don't.<p>Researchers at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab took a look at the eating and workout habits …

Fitness

How to make perfect homemade pizza dough

Making your own pizza dough is relatively easy but takes a little time to perfect. (You might not toss and twirl your dough around like chefs on TV during your first pizza-making attempt.) <b><br>Ingredients</b><br>Basic pizza dough recipes call for yeast, warm water, flour, salt and olive oil. Some recipes call …

5 hard truths about quitting your job to travel the world

Traveling long term, and embracing the career uncertainty that accompanies it, is no picnic.<p>I would know. In the fall of 2014, I gave up my cushy job as a magazine editor in New York to embark on a year-long excursion with my begrudging boyfriend.<p>Fast-forward 365 days, and we've explored 15 …

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Happiness

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

Lucid dreams are key to understanding consciousness

Flickr Creative Commons/Moyan Brenn<p>We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams, we are not conscious in the same way as when we’re awake. This explains why we can’t …

How virtual reality is going to change our lives

2016 will be the year of VR. Here's how it will change everything from medicine to the military.<p>23-year-old Palmer Luckey is like a kid in a candy store. “Pick up that stick of dynamite, and hand it to me. Now let’s light it together!” he instructs me, as it explodes in a cloud of sparks. “Now …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

examines

The Creepy Story Behind an Abandoned Animal Theme Park

Along the old Trans-Canada Highway in New Brunswick stands a disturbing statue of an emaciated racehorse. Once you break inside the old amusement park behind it, things get even weirder.<p>At a glance, tiny Penobsquis, NB looks like any other southern New Brunswick village: corn fields and pastures. …

Horses

18 Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October

"That rug really tied the room together."<p>Every month, Netflix bids farewell to a collection of great titles, but this September is a particularly difficult month for those who love the streaming giant. From horror to drama to comedy, an unusually large number of notable films will disappear when …

Get Cooking with These 5 Flipboard Magazines

Cooking at home is a great way to save money, stay healthy and spend quality time with family and friends. Whether you’re preparing a big feast all day, need comfort food or are tight on time, get cooking with these five Flipboard magazines.<p>Things I Might Make by ddarlin: As you browse, use …

Food

There Are 6 Types of French-Girl Style: Come See Which Is Most Like You

Around here, we're wild for the je ne sais quois that goes into chic, mussed, always perfect-looking French-girl style. As such, imagine our collective joy when we heard that there's not one type of stereotypical chicness but an amazing six different kinds. Angie Niles details the style habits of …

5 Foods That Taste Better in October Than They Will All Year

"People know Fuji and Red Delicious, but October is the perfect month to venture outside the norm,” says Chris Romano, a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Getty Images<p>1 of …

Food

6 Weird Diet Tricks That Actually Work

Some clients come to me in search of a complete eating overhaul, including a meal plan with specific portions and recipes. Many others, however, …

9 ways to transform yourself into a morning person

How can you curb your late-night habits and transform yourself into a morning person?<p>We read through a recent Quora thread on becoming a morning person, and highlighted some of the best, most practical responses.<p>Hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock may make you think you're getting more …

How To Quit Your Job Without A Plan B And Find Happiness

A chat with 'Leap' author and sometime public radio host, Tess Vigeland.<p><i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Richard Eisenberg<p>If you’ve been working for more than a few decades, odds are that at least once you’ve been so unhappy you were ready to quit without a new job lined up. In 2012, in her early 40s, …

9 Weird Things Dehydration Does to Your Body

<i>By Sarah Klein, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>I am convinced Bikram yoga would kill me. I'm just too sweaty.<p>I can produce a puddle of sweat under a spin bike that a small child could swim in. I don't wear gray. I was poked and prodded by doctors who thought there could be an underlying …