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What to do when meditation doesn’t work for you

Developing a regular mindfulness practice has always been a goal of mine. I’m an anxious person and I know it would help, but I’m more of a …

Why You Should Take 5 Minutes Each Morning To Meditate

Living in the modern world, your mantra is probably "go, go, go." While it might be routine to jump out of bed and immediately check your email as …

Meditation

30 gifts for your cat, even if they're an assh*le

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive …

Books

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

Donald Trump outlines policy plan for first 100 days

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump unveiled plans Monday for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy, using a video published online to briefly outline his proposals.<p>Trump promised to withdraw from negotiations on the …

Donald Trump

Family trip to the safari park takes a sudden turn for the worse

Taking your toddler to see some exotic animals is as exciting for parents as it is the kid. Well, until the whole parenting thing kicks back in.<p>Wait …

Safari

15 Cats That Are Definitely Planning To Sleep Through The Next Four Years

Sleeping through it, one day at a time.

Bunny Island and Other Awesome Japanese Attractions for Animal Lovers

When you think of Japan several things might spring to mind: Karaoke. Sushi. Geishas. Bullet trains. What you might not realize is that it’s also one …

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Creative Writing

From swimming sloths to lions in Botswana, this is Planet Earth II

A decade after the groundbreaking Planet Earth, the BBC’s six-part sequel looks set to be even more spectacular. Here are some of its stars

Nature

HG Wells made a series of utopian predictions 100 years ago and was right about nearly all of them

No writer is more renowned for his ability to foresee the future than HG Wells. His writing can be seen to have predicted the airplane, the tank, space travel, the atomic bomb, satellite television, and the World Wide Web. His fantastic fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, flights to the …

Human Rights

Boston Ice Cream Pie Cake Recipe - Chowhound

1<p>Place ice cream in the refrigerator until slightly softened, about 30 minutes. Place the cooled cake in the refrigerator to chill, about 30 minutes. …

James Charles Has A Secret Talent — & It's Not What You'd Expect

<b>Update:</b> It looks like James Charles has yet <i>another</i> secret talent — you know, besides his angelic singing voice and pro makeup skills. Turns out, we …

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

Self-help

Starbucks Hopes to Win Over Coffee Snobs With More Fancy Coffee Shops

Starbucks’ continues to pour money into its attempt to woo coffee snobs. On Thursday, company CEO Howard Schultz told Reuters that the chain plans to expand its line of upscale, Reserve stores — by sticking smaller versions of them inside standard Starbucks stores.<p>Reuters reports that, by the end …

10 Things to Make With All of Those Apples You Picked

Apple season is upon us and, besides pumpkin patching, there is no activity more “fall” than apple picking. If you’re anything like me, you probably …

Jack Greenberg, Civil Rights Icon Who Argued Brown v. Board Of Education, Dies

Jack Greenberg, one of the lawyers who argued the landmark Supreme Court case that ended federal tolerance of racial segregation in schools, died Wednesday. He was 91.<p>Greenberg was a giant of the civil rights era. He argued 40 cases before the nation's highest court, fighting against segregation, …

Brown v. Board of Education

The ultimate efficiency hack: Have kids

In my late 20s and early 30s, I thought of myself as an efficiency machine. I got up early to run most days, worked long hours, and frequently had breakfast meetings <i>and</i> evening drinks with sources. I wrote a lot of stories.<p>“Just wait till you have kids,” said my older sister, who had two kids at …

Parenting

How To Organize Your Life Through Organizing Your Home

How many times have you found yourself waking up to a messy, chaotic house, and likewise having a stressful and chaotic day? As Louise Smith once …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been …

Jordan to deliver aid by crane to Syrian refugees trapped in no-man's land

More than 70,000 Syrian refugees who are stranded in dire conditions on the Jordanian border could be about to receive long-awaited aid after an announcement by Jordan’s government of plans to use a crane to deliver supplies.<p>Epidemic warning over 'ghost' refugees stuck at Jordan-Syria border<p>Read …

Middle East

Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going

<b>“You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.” ~Zig Ziglar</b><p>When you’re studying for eighteen years …

Positive Thinking
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

What are high-functioning depression and anxiety and what are the dangers?

Stereotypes of what mental illness looks like means many people suffer in silence.<p>Dane Cobain, a 27-year-old social media marketer and writer, has …

Dog unitards are here, just in time for fall and not without controversy

Fall, a.k.a. turtleneck season, is finally here in terms of brisk temperatures. So why shouldn't Fido join in on the fun?<p>Thanks to Shed Defender, …

12 Storage Tricks That Keep Your Makeup Under Control

So you'll never lose your favorite red lipstick in your sea of colorful nail polish again.<p>So you'll never lose your favorite red lipstick in your sea of colorful nail polish again.

5 Surprising Habits That Ruin Hair—and 5 That Save It

We all make mistakes. Here's how to fix a few.<p>Are you unknowingly sabotaging your hair? When it comes to your mane, the little things really do add up.

Can You See The Life Behind The Form? i Take Animal Portraits To Show Life Is The Same Behind All Form

We are human beings and many times we think we are the most important life form in this planet. But if we live with an open mind and an open heart, …

Chickens