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15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

10 Simple Motivational Steps To Stop Procrastination

We start our day by snoozing the alarm — a form of procrastination — and continue pushing things to later throughout the day. It always seems like …

Ram EcoDiesel: Real-World Fuel Economy Over 50,000 Hard Miles

Back in 2014, automotive site <i>Edmunds.com</i> bought a 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel to document its performance and livability over 50,084 miles. They liked …

Trucks

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

Stanford University

Psychologist: Mental Illness Is a Result of Intolerable Circumstances, Not Defective Genes

The health professions make a grave mistake when they treat mental illnesses as “discrete brain conditions that are largely genetically determined …

'World Happiest Man' Literally Bends The Scales Of Brain Activity While Meditating In A Laboratory

<b>“Ricard sees living a good life, and showing compassion, not as a religious edict revealed from on high, but as a practical route to happiness.”</b><p>A …

3 Steps That Could Save Your Relationship from a Breakup

A best friend is someone you enjoy spending time with, and with whom you share your innermost thoughts, dreams and desires. It’s even better when BFF is your boo. But even the best of love connections can turn sour when tempers flare and tiffs turn into tirades. If you’re feeling like you’re slowly …

Relationships

We must relearn to eat: Here’s how we teach our kids — and ourselves — to find pleasure in what’s good for us

We sneak veggies into kids’ meals. We choose from chocolatey and salty variations. But taste is a matter of choice<p>So many of our anxieties around diet take the form of a search for the perfect food, the one that will cure all our ills. Eat this! Don’t eat that! We obsess about the properties of …

Ice Cream

How 'Textual Chemistry' Is Changing Dating

My friend and I had just seen a play and, like everyone else in the theater, I took out my phone as the curtain came down. Waiting for me were five …

Relationships

'Groundhog Day,' the Buddhist lifehacker movie

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>"It's not true that life is one damn thing after another -- it's one damn thing over and over." -- Edna St. Vincent Millay</i><p>I've seen the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" again and again and again, but only once on the big screen, a few years after it was in theaters. It was shown in a packed lecture …

Groundhog Day

WATCH: What Would Happen if You Only Drank Soda?

Even sugar-free won't save you.<p>It's safe to say a lot of people like a lot of soda. Over 1.8 billion bottles of Coca Cola are sold every single day …

Diabetes

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

San Francisco Bay Area

Turmeric Cauliflower Pilaf Vegetable Bowl [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Cauliflower

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups (book review)

<b>A new book by Dr. Leonard Sax explains how American parents have forgotten to do the most important job in the world -- raising capable,</b> …

Parenting

This teen ditched her iPhone for a flip phone — and she's 'never been happier'

Remember the good old days before smartphones? No, we don't mean the days of BlackBerrys. We're talking old school. We're talking the era of flip phones.<p>One teenager is looking to bring those days back.<p>In a post on Seventeen.com titled "I Traded My iPhone for a Flip Phone and I've Never Been …

Mobile Technology

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Meditation

There's a mental disorder that 1 in 7 pregnant women may have, and now a panel of experts wants everyone to get tested for it

The recommendations, published by the US Preventative Services Task Force on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, are based on new research indicating that mental illness during pregnancy may be more common than has previously been suggested.<p>A type of depression that affects …

Postpartum

Top 30 Drool-Worthy Vegan Desserts That Changed Lives in 2015 - One Green Planet

Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Parfait<p>This parfait is absolutely delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate mousse is layered with raw chocolate …

12 Self-Improvement Books You Should Read Based on Your Horoscope

Holiday parties are over, and it’s time to get serious about starting the New Year off right. It can be tough to break those pesky bad habits and, as Caitlyn Jenner eloquently phrases it, “become your authentic self,” but there’s no time like the beginning of the year to get started. Whether your …

New York Times

This free app helps you identify the plants and animals around you

<b>Put a natural history encyclopedia in your pocket with the free (and ad-free) Lookup Life app.</b><p>The next time you say "I wonder what that plant is?" …

14 healthy living apps to help you kick off a green new year

<b>If one of your resolutions for the new year is to live greener, more healthily, and more in line with your values, these apps will give you a …

Apps

The Grove is a smart indoor garden that lets you grow lettuce year round

Technology is increasingly becoming a major part of agriculture. LED bulbs are now being used to grow food on a larger scale and could revolutionize …

10 unique ways to gift wrap without wrapping paper

There's no need for paper when you have ingenious gift wrap already lying around your house.<p>There are a ton of ingenious ways to wrap your presents …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

Medical Journals

Video: Mindfulness Explained in Under 90 Seconds

<i>A version of this article first appeared on PracticeMindfulnessWithMe.com. Please scroll down to play the video. To download the video for non-commercial use, please click here and go to the link at the bottom of the page. It's free!</i><p><i>If you are a trainer, teacher, or parent, please feel free to</i> …

Mindfulness