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World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

Parents Try to Get Toddler to Say "Mama," but Brilliant Dog Says It First

You've got some pretty big paws to fill, little guy.<p>Don't you hate it when your dog beats you in developmental milestones?<p>A video posted on YouTube by user Sam Giovanini is currently making the rounds online, amassing over a half a million views, all because one tiny tot is outshined by his smart …

This Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower Is Jam-Packed With Flavor and Nutrition

<i>The health benefits of turmeric make this tasty cauliflower side dish a winner, from our friends at PaleoHacks.</i><p><b>It's uncommon for a dish to provide nutrition, flavor, and convenience, but this Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower is that rare powerhouse.</b><p>Served alongside your protein of choice, this …

Healthy Eating

Daily Meditation: Like Calm Water

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a short passage from Thich Nhat Hanh's book, <i>How To Relax</i>. Each of us has a …

6 Steps To Create A Simple Home Yoga Practice

I've been lucky to teach yoga for more than 10 years. Yoga is nothing short of magic. I compare teaching yoga to blowing empowering pixie dust into …

Yoga

11 Foods That Grow in Totally Unexpected Ways: Cashews, Baby Corn, Cinnamon

How often do you pause to consider how the food on your table actually grows from the ground: What kind of plant does it come from, and how is it …

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

Deadliest January on record for refugees raises alarm

The number of refugees who have died while trying to reach Europe has surged to a January record of more than 230 people, fuelling panic that much more needs to be done to prevent further deaths.<p>As of January 29, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) recorded the deaths of at least 244 …

How to Use Yoga Props Effectively

465<p>SHARES<p>Yoga props reeducate and still the mind by awakening the body's intelligence.<p>Yoga is a complex subject with this very simple definition: …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

I read more than 50 scientific studies about yoga. Here's what I learned. - Vox

I’m a yogi. I'm also a skeptic. Sometimes I wonder if the two can go together. I cringe whenever an instructor claims I'm "wringing the toxins" out of my organs with a twisting pose, for instance. Still, after eight years, I keep going back. Post-yoga, I feel calmer and more aware of my body, and …

This Gentle Yoga Sequence Banishes Back Pain

<i>The following post was originally featured on Jessica Smith TV and written by Jessica Smith, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Many yoga practices involve an overemphasis on forward flexion movement of the spine, which can actually exacerbate back pain issues. This gentle practice focuses on …

Yoga

Yoga is good for the heart, too

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 16 (UPI) -- According to a new study, yoga is good for the heart. Cardiovascular benefits have never been yoga's main draw. …

Yoga

Unusually short total lunar eclipse dazzles skywatchers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The total eclipse of the moon lasted only a short time, but it still dazzled.<p>Early risers in the western U.S. and Canada should …

Why missing a night of sleep can damage your IQ

<b>London (CNN) —</b> From Napoleon Bonaparte and Margaret Thatcher to Twitter founder and Square, Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, many successful leaders have claimed they only need 4-5 hours of precious sleep a night. They seem wired differently and shame the rest of us for craving …

Sleep

10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life

My husband Thom and I have been on the path of simplifying our lives for several years. Every now and then we like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live that example. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most …

Tech Q&A: Boost cell signal, avoid a tech trap, free legal eBooks and more

<b>Boost your cell signal indoors</b><p><b>Q.</b> To save money, I canceled my home landline. I didn't realize how weak my cellphone's signal is in some rooms. Can I make it better, or is it back to the landline?<p><b>A.</b> You can buy cellphone repeaters that intercept the signal from outside, or in a room with a strong …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous

Good looks can get you far in life, but psychologists say there are unrecognised pitfalls for the beautiful. David Robson reports.<p>Can you be too beautiful? It is hardly a problem that most of us have to contemplate – as much as we might like to dream that it were the case.<p>Yet the blessings and …

Simon Beck: Creating art with a compass and snowshoes

<b>Simon Beck has been walking in circles for years - and the results are astonishing.</b><p>The British snowshoe artist creates detailed geometrical designs by donning snowshoes and walking for miles, creating images that can be seen only from above.<p>It all started as just a hobby back in 2004.<p>"I just …

10 Books Every Adventurous Traveler Must Add To Their Reading List ASAP

With travel being more accessible than ever, more of us are packing our bags and taking off on our own little adventures. Airlines are offering new …

Archaeology

Archaeology

This Amazing Beehive From Australia Harvests Its Own Honey

No more stings!<p>Harvesting beehive honey is generally a time-consuming, somewhat stinging process. Now it could be just a matter of turning a lever and watching the sweet stuff flow out.<p>The “Flow Hive”–developed by a father and son duo in Australia–represents real technological progress. The …

Vladimir Putin's approval rating? Now at a whopping 86%

<b>(CNN) —</b> The economy's in the tank, the currency's crumbling, and he's risking diplomatic isolation for doubling down on Ukraine.<p>So how is it that Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity is at a whopping 86%?<p>That's the conclusion of a poll conducted this month by the Levada Center. Last month, …

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Could driverless cars own themselves?

<b>Forget buying an electric-powered Tesla, sharing a Zipcar or hiring an Uber - the most disruptive force in getting from A to B on four wheels could be cars that own themselves.</b><p>Emancipated automobiles sounds like a crazy concept. But the man advocating the idea goes further: he thinks they'll have …

Idealism

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Age of Happiness: The people who refuse to grow old

Weightlifting