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How to calm your brain and find peace during a busy day

The positive power of meditation has made the news once again. Research from Carnegie Mellon University states that practicing mindfulness meditation for 25 minutes per session for three consecutive days can alleviate psychological stress. An analysis of previous studies compiled earlier this year …

Mindfulness

Is It an Emergency? 5 Baby Health Scares

Determine whether your child's health scares -- from high fevers to allergic reactions to swallowing poison -- are as bad as they seem.<p>Most incidents are easily treated with common sense and a hug. But sooner or later, you'll encounter a situation that requires real medical attention. "It's not a …

10 Bad Habits Parents Need to Break

Admit it: you do these things, too. And that's OK. But maybe -- just maybe -- it's time to think about changing things up a little bit, for the sake of your sanity, your relationship with your kids, and because life's too short.<p><b>1. Judging other parents.</b><p>This one's hard for us all. We've all seen …

Parenting

The 13 Money Mistakes Most Business Owners Continue To Make

For those who’ve beaten the odds to create a successful business, congratulations. But your challenges are only beginning. This is the phase where millions of viable organizations will now trip on their long term planning or will miss the factors that could be bringing greater profitability from …

How to Prepare for Parenthood in 11 Easy Steps

Congratulations, you've decided to reproduce. For a person used to living life on his or her own terms, parenthood can be quite the shock. As with any life change, dutiful preparation can make all the difference in the world. Here are 11 easy steps you can take to prepare:<p><b>Step 1</b><p>Hire an actor to …

Parenting

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

Strawberry, Lime, and Mint Infused Water

Recipe At-A-Glance<p>Jazz up your daily hydration with this infused water. Strawberries add a little sweetness, while cucumber, mint, and lime make the …

Smoothie Sunday: Glowing Coconut Carrot Smoothie | Hello Glow

Are you ready for one of the most refreshing smoothies ever?! I swear to you I would just about rather sip a coconut water smoothie than anything …

Skin Care

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3: Octagon Girl Contest

My friend is a climber, he just posted this picture of his newborn daughter

10 Things The Experts Won't Tell You About Parenting

I'm not a child development expert, psychologist or pediatrician, but I do have three kids, one of whom becomes an adult this week. So naturally I've read a ton of parenting books over the years, often desperate for insight or answers. But what I've found is that most parenting advice is just trite …

Parenting

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p><b>A</b> trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

Robbie Lawler

What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips

I don't often write about the business side of my life on this blog. Maybe it's because when I grew up, business and the kitchen were one and the same, and I've wanted to separate them a bit. I used to wish for a lifestyle in which home was home, business was business.<p>But the truth is, they mix all …

FaceTime

The Little Question That Can Change Alzheimer's Care

One day, my dad, who had dementia, kept moving like one of those figurines in a German clock, over and over in the same formation. Only in this instance, he was literally moving a clock. Four, five, six times, he'd lift an old wall clock from its peg, open up its back, look thoughtful, and then go …

Alzheimer's Disease

Human Rights: Iran's Crack Down on Arab Minority

Although there has been a considerable amount of reports, media coverage and scholarly debates about the marginalization, discrimination and persecution of minorities such as the Baha'i community in the Islamic Republic of Iran, one of the less discussed minority groups that has received scant …

Human Rights

Shredded Beef Tacos for the Slow Cooker

By Christy Landry<p>Mexican food is one of my absolute favorite things to eat. It’s entirely possible that I have Mexican blood flowing through my veins drawing me toward anything with cheese, jalapeño peppers, avocados, sour cream, corn, cilantro and all of those things (plus a lot more) are found in …

Cooking

The 7 Habits Happy People DON'T Have

Your life is good. Just look at the “world news” section of any news site and you’ll know its true.<p><i>And yet, there is this undercurrent of discontent,</i> …

Happiness

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

The Secret to Getting What You Want

Take a moment to answer the following question:<p><b>What do you want?</b><p>What do you want for yourself for the next 30 days? 90 days? 12 months? 5 years?<p>Pay particular attention to how you chose to respond to the above question. It's important and it reveals to you something you may or may not have been …

Self-improvement

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Meditation 101: The Neuroscience of Why Meditation Works

As yogis have known for centuries and scientists can now prove, the benefits of meditation are profound.<p>Meditation is perhaps the most crucial instrument to harness the power of thought, cultivate more peace, clarity and happiness.<p>Learning to train the brain and focus our attention is crucial to …

Meditation

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

I'm spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then …

Parenting

On the Red Couch with Author and Physician Deepak Chopra

Inside Flipboard / December 5, 2013<p>It’s not every day that red couch interviewees respond to our questions with quotes like, “Healing is the return …

GW Instruction: Play Like a Pro - Lesson 3 - Driving Tips

How to Reduce Stress and Focus More on What Truly Matters

<b>“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” ~Socrates</b><p>Did you ever wish you could just take off from work and get away from it all?<p>This past summer I had …

Rio De Janeiro

The Week in Death: The Last to Surrender

Hiroo Onoda was a Japanese Army officer who hid in the jungle for three decades, refusing to accept that the war was over<p>Hiroo Onoda, who has died …

Here Are Some Christmas Jokes To Get You Through The Day

Christmas Day is finally here... better luck next year War on Christmas, if that even is your real name. And it wouldn't be complete without a rundown of some of our favorite comedians' jokes and bits about the most wonderful time of the year.<p>Take a look at our picks below and let us know your …