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15 Carrie Fisher quotes to remind you why she was a feminist icon

On December 27, 2016, a few days after suffering a heart attack, iconic actress Carrie Fisher died. The actress, best known for her role as Princess …

Feminism

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Landscaping

100-Year-Old Sets World Record at Penn Relays

Ida Keeling runs a 1:17 in the 100-meter dash, setting new mark for centenarians.<p>The crowd doesn’t usually go crazy for the runner in <i>last</i> place. But when that runner is 100 years old and racing her way to a world record . . . well, the crowd goes crazy.<p>It happened at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia …

The Berry Revealing Truth About The Berries You Eat

Recently after my morning meditation, I did what I have done for the last thirty years of my life. I opened the refrigerator and pulled out a basket of berries for breakfast. The difference, this time, was that instead of my usual unconscious habit, I stopped. I realized that eating berries every …

19 Quebec Hikes You Need To Do This Summer

Damn, Quebec.

Hiking

After MS, How I traded 'Happy Hours' for workouts and found my passion

I had never been sick, never had chicken pox, never broken a bone or needed stitches. I still had my tonsils. So when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 34, I was shocked.<p>It literally happened overnight. I went to sleep Thursday night feeling fine. By Friday morning, I couldn't …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

One Tree for Every Bag: 6 Million Trees and Counting

How disease-resistant coffee trees are helping farmers<p>Watch the video to see how the One Tree for Every Bag commitment is helping farmers in Chiapas, …

This One Study Will Make You Want to Be a Runner

If you’re not a regular pavement pounder, odds are you’ve vowed to start more times than you can count. It’s the one workout that, in addition to countless health benefits and fitness cred, you can do <i>anywhere</i> and costs nothing — save for some new colorful running shoes. But for some, the halo of …

The Brain

Melatonin could help treat multiple sclerosis

Insomniacs and world travelers alike use melatonin—a hormone that regulates the body’s internal clock—to help them fall asleep and get some extra …

Coffee Culture: Some Of The Coolest Coffeeshops From Coast To Coast

All frequent travelers know that your morning caffeine frenzy doesn't dissipate just because you're away from home. In fact, due to late nights out …

Coffee

Elizabeth Warren gave a speech that's bound to make American women wish she were running for president

Warren spoke to her colleagues on the Senate Floor this week and attacked Republican proposals to cut down on funding for women's health-care centres.<p>"Do you have any idea what year it is?" she asked. "Did you fall down, hit your head, and think you woke up in the 1950s? Or the 1890s? Should we …

Mitochondria May Play a Role in MS Development and Progression

Recent attention to the role of mitochondria in the etiology of <b>multiple sclerosis</b> (what causes the disease) suggests that <b>mitochondrial defects</b> and</b> …

Multiple Sclerosis

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

10 Tips for Camping Cooking

Imagine, if you will the smell of fresh coffee and bacon frying, a flannel-lined sleeping bag, and finding the constellation Orion in the night sky. …

The real reasons Bernie Sanders is transforming the election: Here’s why he galvanizes the left

With Bernie Sanders, it’s leadership on the issues — not a cult of personality — propelling his long-shot bid<p>CNN dubbed this “the summer of Sanders” as media outlets finally picked up on the large crowds Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has attracted during campaign stops. His rocketing …

29 Summer Parenting Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Take a vacation from irritation.

The Coffee Chronicles: One Girl's Mission for the Healthiest Cup Possible

We've all heard that phrase, "It's not what you said, but how you said it."<p>Well, that's sort of what it's like with coffee, because we're hearing that it's not so much the coffee that creates problems but, rather, the way it's brewed... and stored... and ground.<p>As a health coach, I do have my …

Hillary's shadow

After years as the former secretary of state’s loyal assistant, Huma Abedin is emerging as a campaign power center of her own.<p>Hillary Clinton had just wrapped a campaign event in the warehouse of the Smuttynose Brewery in New Hampshire in May, when the crowd began crushing in, reaching out for …

Government

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Here Are 3 Awesome Secrets to Happier Memories, Backed By Research

You can’t trust your memory.<p>Memory is fluid. Every time you recall something you’re essentially rewriting it in your head.<p>Yet you’re prone to …

Why Are You Here? Living Your Life’s Purpose

Jeena Cho<p>In exactly three days, I’ll be taking a seven-week road trip, driving from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Seattle, WA, then finally back to the Bay …

7 gratitude exercises you should try today

Giving thanks can take less than one minute<p>By Eli Epstein<p>Presented by<p>7 gratitude exercises you should try today<p>Giving thanks can take less than one …

Happiness

How to raise a spiritual child: 3 exercises to try with your family

<i>Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is director of clinical psychology and founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Columbia University, Teachers College. The author of "The Spiritual Child," she has spent over a decade researching the impact of religion and spirituality.</i><p>Every child is born a spiritual …

7 Steve Jobs quotes that could change your life

He came, he saw, he conquered…and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs</b> …

Science says these 5 daily rituals will make you happy

17%.<p>Via "The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work:"<p>Only 17% of the adult population is said to be flourishing, fulfilling their potential for happiness, success, and productivity.<p>Less than one in five. And the question that follows is, of course: <i>how do I become one of those …

You Don't Have To Play With Your Kids To Be A Good Mom

I don’t play with my kids very often. We have our moments, of course, but the majority of their days are spent doing things independently. I work …

Meet GT Dave, the King of Kombucha | Inc.com

Within five minutes of meeting me, GT Dave, creator of the wildly popular fermented probiotic beverage GT's Kombucha, tells me the story of his conception:<p>Late one night, his father rolled over and made love to his mother "in the lotus position, of all positions," he says. GT's meticulously coifed …

Immune System