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6 Stretches Everyone Should Do Before Getting Out of Bed

Finally, a really good reason to stay in bed longer in the morning.<p>There's a legit reason to hit snooze and stay in bed a bit longer: Stretching there can make mornings less painful by gently waking up your muscles. Which is particularly delightful if you slept strangely or recently soldiered …

Yoga

An Under-5 Minute Yoga Routine to Wake You Up

Start off the day by finding your center.<p>When the 6 A.M. wakeup struggle starts, yoga might not feel like the ideal way get amped for the day so much as blindly stumbling towards the coffee maker, stat, does. But in truth, the right poses can be quite energizing for the mind and body—and <i>gentle</i>, so …

15 Easy Ways to Boost Your Writing Productivity

Sometimes time and energy seems inversely proportional to the work done. We all have experienced it – unfinished projects pile up while your …

The Power of Mind in Spiritual Meditation

The power of mind determines the mental strength of a person. Controlling one’s own mind is inevitable for achieving success in life. When the mind …

5 Jedi Mind Tricks to Dramatically Improve Your Performance

In order to perform at the highest level, it's more important than ever to focus on living in the present.<p>Andy Puddicombe spent 10 years studying to become an ordained Tibetan monk and is now the successful co-founder of the meditation app Headspace. In his TED talk, he says:<p>"I think the present …

Ursula K. Le Guin

5 Questions That Will Help You Focus On What Matters

<b>“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~Mary Oliver</b><p>Let’s get things done.<p>If you’ve ever read any books or …

Minimalism

11 Signs You're Actually In Love

Read this if you're currently feeling all the feelings…and you're not sure what they are.<p>It's hard to tell sometimes if it's just the amazing sex, a bout of temporary insanity, or legitimate love, right? Because, let's be real, sometimes they can all look pretty similar. Here are a few signs that …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

'90s MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Photos

The MTV Movie Awards takes place this Sunday, and it's hard to believe that the event is already in its 24th year.<p>Wondering what the red carpet looked like back in 1992? Lucky for you, we found the photos—and they're <i>spectacular</i>. From En Vogue to Demi Moore, take a look at some of the totally '90s …

MTV Movie Awards

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …

Astronomy

Pop art meets coffee with #sleevebucks

You'll never look at the Starbucks mermaid the same way again.<p>An amazing Tumblr artist is using Starbucks sleeves to recreate pop culture icons. …

Cosplay

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from India

What did Indian gardens look like before the invaders arrived? The Mughals imposed their 16th century Persian constraints–they were all for walls and …

Landscaping

Artist Creates Traditional Chinese Landscape Paintings Using Roller Skates

Tian Haisu has an unconventional method for applying paint to a surface – she uses roller skates! The artist wears a modified pair of inline riders that are adapted to hold small pots of black pigment. Her giant works – sometimes as large as 43 feet by 20 feet – mimic traditional Chinese landscape …

Painting

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

90 Years Of Hollywood Stars, Caricatured By Al Hirschfeld

The legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, known as the “Line King,” lived for a century–from 1903 to 2003–and spent the majority of that century drawing pen-and-ink caricatures of Broadway and Hollywood stars. His drawings of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sidney Poitier, Ringo Starr, and Julia …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

Happiness

In the future, you may be able to turn invisible with this roll-on squid tape

For the past century or so, military scientists say, the United States has been locked in a perpetual search for new ways to deceive its enemies' eyes.<p>In World War II, strategists covered military equipment in netting and coated it with dull-colored paint. More recently, researchers have been …

Zoology

Missouri executes man convicted of murder over child support

(Reuters) - Missouri on Tuesday executed a man convicted of attacking his former wife over child support payments and killing her friend, a prison spokesman said.<p>Andre Cole, 52, was killed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 10:24 p.m. at the state’s death chamber in Bonne Terre, Missouri. …

Criminal Justice

Dashcam video shows Arizona officer intentionally running over suspect

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in Arizona said Tuesday that an officer who intentionally used his car to run into a suspect with a rifle probably saved lives.<p>Video of the incident has stirred debate about what type of force police should have used to detain a man with a gun.<p>"Everything in the video seems to point …

CNN

Prototype Navy drones swarm like locusts

The days of enormous, singular UAVs directly controlled by remote pilots may be coming to an end. Over the last few years, there's been a lot work towards developing smaller drones capable of autonomously coordinating their actions, much like insects do. Now, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is …

Fake 8 Hours Of Sleep In 8 Minutes

No one will be able to tell the difference—promise!<p><i>This article was written by Gyan Yankovich and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>We've all been there: You've stayed up way too late working, partying, binge-watching—basically, anything other than sleeping—only to wake with a face that …

yoga | Women's Health

It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime against yoga to let a bad mat disrupt your practice, so let the pros tell you about the best of the bunch.<p>Here's the …

Yoga for Pain Relief

Relieve all your aches and pains with these soothing yoga poses

Muscle-Sculpting Yoga

Build long, lean muscles with this yoga routine

THIS Is The Perfect Yoga Routine For People Who Never Do Yoga

Whether you're a new runner, total gym rat, or summer-only tennis fanatic, a yoga instructor can tell. That's because workouts that emphasize running, lifting, and swinging movements leave the telltale signs of tight hamstrings, quads, and shoulders—the trifecta of treacherous spots in fit …

Yes-You-Can Yoga Poses

Certain fitness feats—like finishing a 10-K in less than an hour or busting out 20 real-deal pushups—earn you instant respect. In yoga, holding a handstand (without the help of a wall) or bending your body in half (backward) is a quick way to stand out as a badass.<p>But crowded classes and at-home …

11 Slightly More Accurate Names For Yoga Poses

With this simplified guide to remembering your poses, you'll never forget how to yoga again. GEICO knows the value of a good, delightful workout!