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A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Mindfulness

From Baselitz to Burning Man: 28 Can’t-Miss Museum Shows to See in the United States This Spring

Exhibitions<p>From New York to Los Angeles, these are the art exhibitions that everyone will be talking about this coming season.<p>& ,<p>To celebrate the …

Art

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Amazon Echo

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

Self-help

Try These 6 Breathing Exercises for Stress the Moment You Feel Overwhelmed

Breath is the one constant you can count on. As long as you're living, your breath is with you, serving as an indicator of how you're feeling both …

Feeling lonely? 7 simple ways to overcome loneliness

The Government's recent appointment of a minister for loneliness has shed light on a sad problem in our society – but if you're feeling isolated, …

6 Ways to Shift a Negative Mindset | Inc.com

"Seeking happiness outside ourselves is like waiting for sunshine in a cave facing north." This Tibetan saying is wisdom of the ages, essentially affirming that true happiness must come from within. And in order to find that sense of peace within yourself, you must try your best to live in the …

Mindfulness

The coral reefs that almost made scientists cry (for joy)

These are not fun times to be a coral reef researcher.<p>Like so much of environmental science, the field can be a dismal one, often devoted to documenting decline. There are mass die-offs, worldwide bleaching events, plagues of sea stars, the ominous “warm blob,” the “godzilla” El Nino and …

Global Warming

25 Hearty Winter Stews

Gallery25 Hearty Winter Stews<p>At this time of year, it's often difficult to wrangle whatever is in your fridge and whip up something sufficiently filling and warming for dinner. Coming in from the cold can make you want to hibernate—not take on big, labor-intensive projects. Enter the stew: minimal …

Cooking

Highlights From A Never-Before-Published Interview With Henri Matisse

Design Observer has published an illuminating, long-lost interview with French artist Henri Matisse. Read some highlights here.<p>In August of 1946, after the end of World War II, an art-obsessed American soldier named Jerome Seckler interviewed legendary French painter Henri Matisse. At the time, …

Art

Get Fit with 6 Fresh Fitness Finds

2015 is here! The best way to kick start the new year? With these fresh fitness finds from the Brit+Co Shop! Let’s do this.<p>1. Citrus + Vanilla Sugar Scrub ($18): This sweet and warming blend is the perfect post-workout scrub. Go on and treat yo’ self.<p>2. Braided Headband + Necklace ($40): Rock this …

Workouts

Tsunami 10 Years Later in Pictures

28 of the Best Apps of 2014

This year has been a big year in apps — from wearables and phablets redefining what and how we download, to the Great Devicewide Emoji Takeover of ‘14 and the launch of this very series here at Brit + Co! We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled weekly app roundup to bring you a look at 28 …

Apps

Estonia offers e-residency to foreigners

By the end of the year, people living anywhere in the world will be able to become ‘digital citizens’ without entering the physical country. But what does this mean? Nabeelah Shabbir reports<p>When Cathy Wang was stuck in Dubai without her Estonian ID card reader last summer, she tweeted a plea to …

Pictures of the Week 12.25.14

New Line of Android Smartphones to Bear Kodak Brand

The forthcoming Kodak phones are designed for an older generation that wants a high-quality but easy-to-use phone.<p>The Kodak brand has lots of positive associations for a certain generation, who remember the company’s pioneering work in film and cameras.<p>Aiming to capitalize on that, a smartphone …

11 of 2014’s Most Epic Dessert Mashups

We’ve talked about the hot fashion collabs that were released in time for the holiday season, but we’ve got one more sweet collaboration worth chatting about with your friends. Yep, we’re talking hybrid sweets — two pastries that tied the knot to create a super-hybrid food you won’t find in your …

Dessert

Champs-Elysees avenue with christmas 2012 lights at dusk

54 Easy Holiday Dinner Party Recipes for the Lazy Chef

There’s no need to make the holiday season more hectic when it comes to entertaining. It may sound too good to be true, but ease and elegance <i>can</i> coexist. This collection of 54 festive appetizer and main dish recipes is here to help out along the way. This year, let’s stress less and celebrate more …

Cooking

The Science Of Comic Sans

Researchers have gotten a lot better at understanding how the forms of letters evoke different emotional responses.<p>One of the funniest <i>McSweeney’s</i> pieces you’ll ever read is a message to haters from the font Comic Sans. Slighted by the perception that he’s “pedestrian and tacky,” Mr. Sans argues …

Typography

Unexpected Gift Ideas on Etsy

There are certain holiday gifts whose reputations precede them. Sweaters knitted (albeit lovingly) with images of candy canes and reindeer have inspired an entire sub-genre of Christmas party. Children are taught from babyhood to fear the dreaded lump of coal. Fruitcakes are the butt of many a …