Kathleen Thurn

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3 mistakes most people make when they think they’re being a good listener

Most people consider themselves pretty good at giving emotional support. When your best friend has a problem with her partner, a colleague, a family …

Why 2018 is officially the year you need to prioritize sleep

You’ve gotten the new pair of fly leggings, upgraded your face mask stash, and have a fridge loaded with meal-prepped lunches for the week (fact: …

Benefits of Walking Meditation - 6 Easy Outdoor Meditative Practices to Try

<b>When Winfields Outdoors told me about their new “Walk & Talk” campaign that aims to spread awareness of the mental health benefits of spending time</b> …

Crow Pose Step by Step (Plus Helpful Prop Hacks)

There are a number of yoga postures that seem to favor the thin, fit, flexible, and fearless. When I run into these poses, instead of feeling …

Yoga

How to heal after dating a narcissist or sociopath

At first, your ex was a dream. They came on strong with seduction tactics, showering you with praise and wanting to know everything about you. But …

Sociopathy

This is the worst mistake people make when they try to practice mindfulness

<i>What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I do this? I’m so bad at it. My mind is a scattered mess. I can’t meditate! How can these other people do …

Try this powerful psychology trick to break yourself from negative thought cycles

Do you criticize yourself? Do you ever think you’re not good enough? Most people self-talk, however when that self-talk becomes negative, it can …

Look Inside Jamie Drake’s Ultra Chic New York City Apartment

The designer’s exquisitely appointed residence, in a marquee tower, is geared toward company and cocktails<p><i>This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Jamie Drake has guests over at least a couple nights a week, though he doesn’t have a proper dining table in his …

4 Ridiculously Healthy Seeds You Should Be Eating Every Single Day

Chia<p>maika 777/Getty Images<p>One of the most common issues Zanini sees when she works with clients is that they don't get enough fiber in their diet. Chia seeds have nearly 11 g of fiber per ounce, making them the star seed in Zanini’s eyes. (Try one of these 5 tips to sneak more fiber into your …

10 Trends Chip and Joanna Put in Every "Fixer Upper" Home

Did shiplap even exist before Joanna Gaines? It's hard to remember.<p>If you've watched as many marathons of Chip and Joanna Gaines' home makeover show as we have, you've probably caught onto their patterns. They love knocking down walls to create an open layout, painting exposed brick white and …

7 Interior Design Trends That Will Help Your Home Sell

And the two that turn buyers off, according to real estate experts.<p>If you're looking to sell or remodel your home in 2017, listen up: The real estate agents at Redfin have rounded up seven design features and materials that you should consider installing to get the most bang for your buck on the …

Chronically missing just 1 hour of sleep each night can make your body ripe for illness

The National Institutes of Health suggest that adults get 7-8 hours of sleep each night to avoid what they call "sleep debt." But how much sleep we actually need is determined by many factors — with genetics responsible for 31-55% of our sleep patterns. And work schedules, new babies, checking that …

Sleep

Mentally Strong People Don't Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things

Do you ever find yourself wondering why you aren’t happier? Sometimes, it seems like the act of <i>saying</i> you’re happy isn’t enough to actually make you …

Happiness

10 Ideas For the Minimalist Bathroom of Your Dreams

Possibly one of the most important rooms in your home—a sleek and simple bathroom can easily be aesthetically pleasing without sacrificing functionality.<p>Whether you choose to install a statement bathtub, re-tile the space, or a perfect mirror, the following tips can help keep you on track for …

Interior Design

The One Mindfulness Technique That Will Improve Your Conversations Forever

Listening seems like a natural skill that we all can do, however not everyone remains present the whole time someone is talking. In fact, our minds …

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t …

Time Management

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things

There's a science to changing bad behaviors, and you can master it.<p>It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But …

How to Lose Weight Fast Without Crash Dieting

Yes, it’s possible.<p>Crash diets are the freaking worst. While you might be motivated to lose weight fast, by day four of whatever bananas diet you're on (hopefully not literally a diet of bananas), looking puffy sounds a lot more appealing than 24 more hours of chicken breast and spinach.<p>Because we …

11 Ways to Power Up Your Weight-Loss Hormones

It’s as easy as making tiny tweaks to what you eat.<p><i>This article was written by Natasha Turner, Naturopathic Doctor, author of The Hormone Boost and provided by our partners at</i> Rodale Wellness.<p>Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself …

We tried the science-backed 7-minute fitness routine that's going viral, and it actually works

But as it turns out, the app actually, well, works you out.<p>We tried it for the first time in January, and we're still hooked. It's become so popular that The New York Times recently released its own version of the app.<p>It's perfect on the weekends, when I can't make it to a yoga class, or as …

Exercise

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?<p>Did you hop in the shower, check your email, or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter? Did …

Self-improvement

Preserve Your Sleep Cycle with a Red LED Night Light

If you’re an insomniac, falling asleep is only half the battle. Staying asleep can be difficult, too.<p>Arizona sleep specialist Vincent X. Grbach believes that if you wake up in the middle of the night, any source of white light can cause the brain to think that a new day has begun. This means that …

These Two Steps in Forgiveness Will Help You Heal and Let Go for Good

Months back I was spending time with an old friend of mine. We were hanging out with each other, catching up and just having an overall good time.<p>In the midst of spending time together, however, my friend had eventually said something that had really hurt me. The words she said, the way she said it …

Positive Thinking