Judy Balch

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The Only Thing Standing Between You and Chocolate Cake Is One Pot and 40 Minutes

Baking is a very soothing activity for me. I like standing in my kitchen quietly, cracking eggs, measuring flour, swirling butter on a stovetop pan as it browns and starts to smell nutty and fragrant. I like the feeling of making something with my hands, and I love bearing witness to the alchemy of …

How to Finally Start Meditating (When You've Tried Before and Failed) | Inc.com

Meditation couldn't be hotter these days, so there's no doubt you've heard about its many benefits. But getting these benefits requires you not just to read articles about mindfulness or swear up and down to yourself that you're going to start a practice, but actually sit there and meditate each …

Meditation

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. - Vox

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype is outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>The juniors and seniors …

Mindfulness

50 Bar Cookie Recipes

Bar Cookie Basics<p>1: Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides; coat the foil with cooking spray. Preheat the …

Meditation can Grow Your Brain in Just 8 Weeks

A team of researchers led by Dr. Lazar, a neurologist and instructor at Harvard medical school, has discovered that meditating for just 8 weeks can …

My Mission: Help the World Transform Fear into Openness & Joy

When I started Zen Habits 10 years ago, I simply wanted to share what I’d been learning about changing my habits and simplifying my life with …

Mindfulness

5 Qualities Of Highly Attractive Women

<i>Esther Perel is a world-renowned sex and relationships expert and the best-selling author of</i> Mating in Captivity<i>. Her exclusive mbg class, The</i> …

5 Reasons to Always Believe Everything Happens For a Reason

<i>“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength.” Oprah</i> …

10 Brutal Truths About Life That Are Difficult To Accept But You'll Benefit a Lot If You Do

Every single one of us have our own struggles to deal with. We worry, we procrastinate, we don’t feel good enough, we wish we had more money…the list …

4 Buddhist Monks Habits That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Change Your Life Forever

Ever wondered how Buddhist Monks live and what habits they adopt to make them so peaceful?<p>I’ve been always been fascinated by this question so I did …

Is coconut oil really healthier than other oils? Here's the truth behind the trend

Coconut oil may be praised for its countless creative uses, both in and out of the kitchen, but is it really healthier than any other oil?<p>Nope, not …

How Fructose May Trigger Body Fat

Fructose, a type of sugar, quickly absorbs into the liver of mice with diabetes, potentially causing health complications, according to a new study …

Diabetes

Friday Photo: Monument Valley Stone Statue

<i>Celebrating Friday Photo Weekend!</i><p><i>You won’t have to wait another week for your next dose of Friday Photo. It was one year ago this month that Air</i> …

Grand Canyon

A Hike to Escape the Crowds: Monument Valley's Wildcat Loop

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is beautiful. Unfortunately, most tourists only experience a quick viewing of the area’s famous mittens and buttes …

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

How to Recognise People Who Suppress Your Happiness

Relationships are very important to anyone. It is through them that we learn, have fun, and improve ourselves. But, not all of them have this effect …

The 10 Most Sustainable Restaurants in America

While taste is obviously huge when it comes to food, we are approaching an age where making food more sustainable is taking a front seat. If you were one of the millions of people that were sobbing hysterically when Leonardo DiCaprio won his well-deserved Academy Award, you got to hear him speak …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Detoxing

An explainer on the cleanse craze—and how to do it the healthy way.<p>The detoxing trend, as championed by certain members of the wellness community, is really having a moment: celebrities swear by it, while dietitians view it with a critical eye. As researchers will be quick to tell you, the trendy …

The Matsu Islands Have The Most Magical Water We've Ever Seen

This place may look like the imaginary land of your dreams, but trust us: It’s real.<p>Welcome to the magical blue waters of Matsu, an island chain off the coast of Taiwan. Every summer, Matsu’s shore glitters with a display of glowing algae known as “Blue Tears.” Travelers come from far and wide to …

7 Foods That Pack More Iron Than a Serving of Red Meat | Women's Health

Sure, you might pump iron at the gym. But that’s not the only kind of iron your bod needs. Iron helps your red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body, while also supporting immune function and cognitive performance, according to Lauren Harris-Pincus, R.D.N., and Owner of Nutrition Starring …

Highlights From the Tour de France: Pictures

Tour de France

The Roast Garlic Recipe That's Too Easy Not to Make

Roasted garlic is delicious and an underused addition to myriad dishes and preparations. Mashed potatoes, pizza, mayonnaise, steaks, roasted chicken, …

Bitter Melon: the Medicinal Fruit for Diabetes, Cancer & More

Bitter melon (<i>Momordica charantia</i>) is a type of edible, medicinal fruit that is native to Asia, Africa and parts of the Caribbean. It has a very long …

Alternative Medicine

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

Time Management

Video shows Utah's most notorious half mile — Angels Landing

Mike Godfrey, At Home in Wild Spaces<p>By | Posted Jul 11th, 2016 @ 11:47am<p> 1 photo<p>51<p>ZION NATIONAL PARK — Utah is home to many, many miles of iconic …