Karen Howard

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Want a Happy Marriage? Do This 1 Thing, According to a Clinical Psychologist

It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.<p>You already know that a strong marriage can be an important boost to your career. But are you wondering if your own union is as solid as it could be? Is there something you can do to make a new marriage last or an already-pretty-good marriage even …

Self-help

Face Yoga Is Super Weird, but It Actually Works

I want to start by saying I’m not "anti" aging. I want to live a long life, and that means I’m going to get old. The changes that go along with that …

Yoga

Tip: The Easiest Hip Flexor Stretch

Sit on your butt a lot? Have low back issues? You need this simple stretch.<p>If you're like the average American, you sit 7.7 hours per day. This …

Biomechanics

The unbelievable things that started happening, once I decided I was enough

There’s no college degree for what I do, no piece of paper that states how qualified I am. This is because I’m a seeress. I can see the aura, the …

The Beginner's Guide to Chakras

Chakra. It’s a word you’ve probably heard in yoga class—and the checkout line at Whole Foods—but do you <i>really</i> know what it means? If the answer is …

9 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

If there's one thing I've learned from Pinterest, it's that you can make just about anything in a muffin tin. And it was a pretty amazing discovery …

How to Stain Wood in 7 Easy Steps

How do you revive tired hardwood floors or a piece of antique furniture? Answer: You stain 'em back to their former glory. There's no need to walk …

Woodworking

People often stay in abusive relationships because of something called 'trauma bonding' — here are the signs it's happening to you

Those who have never been in an abusive relationship struggle to understand how people remain in one for so long. If somebody was mistreating you, "why did you stick around?" they ask.<p>For survivors, this can be a really tough question to answer. The lucky ones escape, and stumble upon articles or …

Tyrion Lannister just showed why he's a fan favorite on 'Game of Thrones'

Cersei may be arbiter of "The Queen's Justice" on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but not for the first time her younger brother outshone her.<p>It's Tyrion, not …

The science of getting people to change their minds

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the …

‘It's a superpower’: meet the empaths paid to read your mind

They feel your pain as if it were their own – and charge you £200 an hour to do so. Why has empathy become such a prized commodity?<p>It is late on Friday at Piper’s diner in Koreatown, Los Angeles. David Sauvage, a slight 36-year-old man with an arresting stare, is preparing to empathise with me. …

Empathy

Martha Stewart Answers All Your Burning Paint Questions

We may think we know a lot about paint colors and decorating in general, but there's no way we'll ever come close to Martha Stewart's depth of …

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but …

Nutrition

Life Hack: 10 professional secrets to make your home more modern

We would all like to have the best kept secrets of the interior decorators on hand, especially when we want to create a new look in our home. For …

Home Decorating

This 5-Minute Yoga Sequence Will Boost Your Energy ASAP

Get ready for your second wind.<p>Ditch the coffee cup and grab your yoga mat instead.<p>In the Udaya video above, yoga instructor Caley Alyssa demonstrates a super-short sequence designed to help reenergize your body and mind. The moves are perfect if you're slouched over a desk from nine to five. Each …

3 etiquette faux pas that aren't as bad as they seem

Look at my tenure of work and you'll find a lot of topics (bathroom etiquette, breakups, views on office life) that some "elitists" would turn their nose up to.<p>I believe that as we evolve as a society, so must our perception of manners.<p>Times change, people change, and so do manners.<p>With that, it …

Social Media

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

13 Things About Social Anxiety Disorder You May Not Have Known

I remember the first panic attack I had. I was responsible for introducing a panel of speakers—a group of judges, trustees and attorneys. I was so nervous that I forgot one of the speakers’ name. Someone I’ve seen many times. I recall sweating profusely and I wondered if there was a pool of sweat …

The Relationship-Sabotaging Attitude To Ditch If You Want Lasting Love

Do you think you’d be happy if only something in your life changed?<p>Do you think your relationships, work, and health would be better if only a …

God doesn’t grant wishes: I’m a Christian and I pray — but not the way you’d think

<b>(KieferPix via Shutterstock)</b><p>When folks said they were praying for me, I was grateful—but I don’t believe in God as a divine petition<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>May 28, 2016 11:29pm (UTC)<p>I know it's unusual for a cynical, abortion-loving member of the New York liberal media that's trying to destroy …

Pope Francis

3 Meditation Methods for those who Insist They “Can’t” Meditate.

It’s no surprise to those that meditate that meditation might just be the lynchpin to success in solving some major problems of the mind.<p>Even beyond …

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5 psychological tips for reading people more accurately

A former FBI agent explains how emotional intelligence will make you more mentally tough

While they considered themselves mentally tough, they preferred words like awareness and alertness to describe the skills they carefully honed over the years.<p>So what is mental toughness? It is being alert and aware of our emotions, thoughts, and behavior so we can manage them in ways that set us up …

6 Qualities Mindful People Enjoy That Mindless People Don't

Being more mindful about your work can make you more innovative, productive, and even attractive.<p>Mindfulness, as hot a topic as it is, is also an oft-misunderstood concept. Many confuse being mindful with being meditative, but you don't have to become a dedicated yogi to enjoy the professional and …

Mindfulness

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness