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Domestic violence survivor who had wrist axed by ex gets bionic limb

<b>A woman who had her wrists axed by her abusive husband has proudly shown off her new bionic hand.</b><p>Margarita Grachyova, 25, flew to Germany from her …

Watching this type of TV is as healthy as meditating

If you’d long ruled out meditation because you can’t stop your mind from wandering off, enlightenment could still be reached – only via remote.<p>A new …

The Top 10 Novels of 2017

Fiction publishers complained that 2017 was a difficult year to get attention in a fast-moving media climate that was intensely political. But some …

21 Amazing Photos That Show What Life Is like in the Coldest Inhabited Town on Earth

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Humans are resilient, hardworking creatures.<p>And there's perhaps nowhere where that's more …

12 Reasons Why You Should Put Aarhus On Your Travel Bucket List

Just like its big sister Copenhagen, Aarhus offers explorers all manner of unparalleled adventures—cultural, artistic, culinary, and more. The city …

11 Books About Feminism To Help You Grow In The Movement

It’s no secret that even among feminists, there is not always one clear definition about what feminism means — and as any Gender Studies 101 class …

Feminism

'Hope Nation' Brings Together Your Favorite YA Authors For Stories Of Inspiration And Perseverance— COVER REVEAL

It appears that YA anthologies are having their moment in the sun, and I couldn't be more excited. I love the idea of being able to read a ton of …

Writing

11 Book Recommendations From Famous Authors, So You Can Read Like A Writer

If you're ever looking to boost your To Read list, check out what the best writers are reading. Here are 11 book recommendations from literary stars …

Books

12 Books By Texans That Speak To The Spirit Of The Lone Star State

In the wake of the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey, it's incredibly encouraging to see the strong, supportive spirit of Texas shine through. Even in the …

Books

'The Age Of Miracles' Is The Dystopian Book You Need To Read, Even If You've Given Up On The Genre

When I first read <i>The Age of Miracles</i> back in 2012, the bookish community was still in the midst of the dystopian days of yore. After all, the final …

Books

There Your Heart Lies, by Mary Gordon

Some books stay with me more like memories of people I’ve known and stories they’ve told me than as remembered reading. This is most often true with …

Don't Tell Me What to Do

The anxieties and disillusionments of modern life seem to be at the core of most contemporary short-fiction collections. So it is little surprise …

'Anti Matter': Film Review

A female scientist finds herself unmoored after undergoing teleportation in Keir Burrows' sci-fi thriller.<p>You can practically feel yourself getting …

‘Outlander’ Cast and EP Share 15 Things to Know about Season 3

If you’ve been following our <b>Outlander</b> coverage over the last few weeks, you’ll know that last fall I was fortunate enough to visit the set of …

The Scariest Things in the Stephen King Universe

<i>On Friday, the nation will once more be haunted by the mind of Stephen King, this time in the form of</i> It<i>, a movie about a killer clown who frequents</i> …

Horror

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

The Life-Changing Habit of Starting Your Day With Clarity And Purpose

A purposeful day is critical in achieving better results.<p>Prioritizing is not overrated. Distracted by the dozens of unexpected emails, phone calls, meetings and never finding enough time to work on most important tasks for the day, many people end their day feeling unproductive and unsure of what …

Asking These 3 Questions Every Day Will Make You Incredibly Productive (and Successful) | Inc.com

With so many competing demands for our attention at work, and in our personal lives, it can be a real challenge to focus on what matters most and stay productive.<p>Our to-do lists seem to get longer each day, each week, and each month. We have so much to do, it never really feels like we've completed …

Time Management

6 Things I Do Every Morning to Get More Done During the Day

The first few hours of each morning are some of the most important hours the day has to offer.<p>It is these hours that will set the tone for the rest …

Resilience isn’t just being tough; it’s a skill you can develop. Here’s how I did it.

Maybe it’s just coincidence that resilience is trending during these troubled times, but it does seem to have become the buzzword du jour. Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant examine it in their best-selling book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” which is one of …

Sheryl Sandberg

4 Ways to Find More Meaning in Life

There’s no shortage of tips about what brings happiness, but what gives your life <i>meaning</i>?<p>“Meaning in life” is one of those things everybody insists …

The science behind meditation — and why multitasking is a ‘myth’

So you fell asleep easily enough, but now it’s 3 a.m. Your mind is spinning, and rest is elusive. You’re reliving every foolish or embarrassing thing you did in the past 24 — or 48 or 72 — hours, and that is a lot of material to run through. And you simply can’t stop.<p>Except maybe you could, if only …

10 Questions to Help You Cultivate Authentic Grit

One of the reasons I feel so compelled to work in the field of motivation is because I had the formula for finding success all wrong in the earlier …

A Tough But Not Impossible Act to Follow

I believe that awakening is possible in this very lifetime. I know this is one of the ideas we, as modern secular Buddhists, are invited to discard, …

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

Michio Kaku Introduces Free Online Berkeley Course: The Science Of Happiness [Opinion]

Michio Kaku’s alma-mater The University of California at Berkeley is offering a free online course called The Science of Happiness. There are no …

30 Positive Tattoo Ideas

If you ever need a reminder to stay positive, tattoos are one way to do it. Whether it's an uplifting quote or a simple symbol that brings you joy, …

To Be Happier, Do This Every Time You Get Out of the Shower

An easy trick to try.<p>Now that summer is almost over, people everywhere are making vows to eat healthier, sleep more, and get more exercise.<p>And while …

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …