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7 Kitchen Spots You're Forgetting To Decorate

Give these often-ignored areas attention for a cooler cooking space.<p>Give these often-ignored areas attention for a cooler cooking space.

Kitchens

This Is What It Feels Like to Treat Depression with Magic Mushrooms

We spoke to a woman who's been trialling a psilocybin micro-dose treatment for a month, and the doctor who devised the method.<p>When Sue* greets me, she's all sparkly eyes and smiles. Beaming, she shakes my hand firmly and, as she sits, talks animatedly about her dash from the office to our meeting. …

Depression

This is what 365 days without a vacation does to your health

If you live in the US, the odds are high that you haven’t taken a vacation this year (or last year, for that matter).<p>Before enduring another year without an official getaway, either because of work commitments or an otherwise hectic routine, consider the following: A growing body of literature …

Mental Health

How the happiest companies in America boost morale and the bottom line

“Being able to be truly happy at work is one of the keys to being happy in life”, says Heidi Golledge, the CEO and cofounder of CareerBliss. However, happiness doesn’t just give employees the benefit of having a satisfied life as it also has economic benefits for the company. A recent study by the …

Public Health

7 Nutrients (Besides Fiber and Protein!) That Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>Vitamin C</b><br>To turbo-charge iron's energizing superpowers pair it with some vitamin C. That vitamin helps your body use the hard-to-absorb type of iron found in fruits and veggies, says Cording. Besides that, vitamin C's an antioxidant, which means it promotes optimal cell function. "It signals to …

A 5-Minute Trick for Fresher Tomatoes

<i>This trick—which only takes 5 minutes—may be the answer to avoiding refrigerator-chilled, flavorless tomatoes.</i><p>A few weeks ago, when our Test Kitchen Manager Derek was doling out tomatoes that wouldn't survive the weekend in the office, I made the mistake of offering that he put them in the …

What 15 Top Meditation Experts Struggled With Most as a Beginner

Like playing golf or making the perfect boiled egg, meditation sounds a lot easier than it actually is. After all, you just sit there with your eyes …

Meditation

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

Weather Related Migraines: 8 Tips to Dodge Another Brain Storm

Nasty Weather Doesn’t Have to Mean a Nasty Migraine<p><i>Updated June 2017</i><p>Dark clouds don’t just mean “take cover” to a person with Migraine. For many of …

Adorably Wrinkly Shar Pei Dons Delightful Costumes with a Stoic Expression

Meet Paddington, an adorable Shar Pei whose soft wrinkles make him look much older than his five years. Tasmania-based owner Annie Jacob highlights this fact by snapping delightful photos of him dressed in plaid jackets and reading glasses. The wrinkled cutie amusingly resembles an old man, always …

Cute Animals

One of the year's best kitchen gadgets is a professional oven the size of a microwave

Our smartphones and TVs don't just do one thing, so why should our kitchen appliances? Released earlier this year, a new Samsung oven is deliciously versatile — and it radically reduces cook time, too.<p>As part of this year's International Design Excellence Awards, top honors were bestowed on …

Kitchens

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Relationships

What to Ask Yourself to Get Out of a Negative Thinking Rut

<i>This questioning strategy has been shown to help people with depression – and it could help you get out of a bad thinking spiral, too. (Photo: Getty</i> …

Sorry, we don’t take money: the restaurants offering new ways to pay

Fancy paying for your meal via a tweet? Gareth May finds out what’s behind the recent trend for alternative ways to settle the bill at restaurants<p>The other day in my local cornershop, the woman in front of me paid with an Apple Watch. It was an epoch-making moment. Lord Lucan could’ve walked in and …

24 Ways To Have The Best 24 Hours Ever

From Manic Monday to Twisted Tuesday to Wacky Wednesday, it seems like there’s no escaping the chaos of a whirlwind work week. By the time we finally reach Friday, we’re ready to give thanks with that celebrated saying, “TGIF.”<p>Yes, weekdays can drag on, and on, and on -- but they shouldn’t have to. …

Productivity

The Smoothie Bowl Phenomenon: It’s What's for Breakfast

Browse the Instagram feed of any committed health blogger and, alongside the buckwheat porridges and chia pudding shots, you’ll now find one slightly easier-to-make morning cousin: Combining all the fruit-enriched goodness of a smoothie and the heartier dig-into-it appeal of the breakfast bowl, the …

5 Things Women With Amazing Skin Always Do Before Bed

There's more to it than getting your beauty rest.<p>Beauty sleep is important, but what you do <i>before</i> you conk out makes a difference in your complexion too. These quick pre-bedtime tips will leave your skin smoother and more radiant by the time your alarm starts buzzing.<p><b>1. Cleanse Twice</b><br>Have you ever …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate properly.<p>While stress appears to have originated from our instinctual "fight or …

The Brain
CEOs

Advice From a Recovered Happiness Junkie

I used to be a happiness junky. Like an addict looking for the next fix I would beg, borrow and steal to get the rush of high that comes with those temporary moments of feeling like you're on top of the world.<p>Enrolling in classes, ingesting endless amounts of affirmations and quotes, and cutting …

Happiness

17 Little Kitty Toesies To Get You Through Today

Baby steps, baby!

11 Ways To Keep Negative Thoughts From Harming Your Health

Did you know that you have around 60,000 thoughts every day? And what's even more surprising: Stanford researcher Dr. Fred Luskin has found that a …

Empathy

Meet the Largest Chrysanthemum in North America

This single plant boasts more than 1,500 blossoms and a lot of bragging rights.<p>Nope, this is not the stick-a-seed-in-the-ground-and-see-what-happens kind of plant. Instead, this giant chrysanthemum — nicknamed the Thousand Bloom Mum — sports more than 1,500 flowers and is the result of some serious …

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

New Jersey