Kirsten Searles

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How To Avoid The Worst Seat On The Plane

Everyone agrees that legroom is a huge deal. But it's not the only way that airplane seats come up short. Some won't recline. Others are constantly bombarded with the scent of the airplane lavatory. Point is, there are <i>many</i> ways your seat can disappoint.<p>Fortunately, you can avoid most of these seats …

Make your stress work for you

From wrecking your workouts to sabotaging your sleep, stress can wreak havoc on your life. But it can also be energizing, motivating and life changing — if you embrace it. That's the theory behind a new book called "The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You and How to Get Good At It," by …

Wellness

Mindfulness and the Average Smartphone: Technology for Calm Instead of Chaos

The modern, technology driven world often seems to make people feel distracted and stressed. In my field, child development research bluntly shows under-monitored technology influences children for the worse. But technology is simply a tool, and how it impacts our lives depends entirely on how we …

Speeding Down: The Slow Living Revolution

We are living in a time when we have moved away from the pursuit of happiness to the pursuit of fulfillment. In every facet of our everyday lives, we are making dramatic change. Whether it's where we live, what we eat, how we spend our free time, what we drive, how we plan our personal …

16 Unbelievably Easy Ways to Enliven Every Day

You can bring order to your life instantly! We've got brilliantly simple ways to spruce up everything from your closet to your mood.<p>Walk It Off

Closets

5 Things That Will Help Even the Most Tightly Wound Woman Relax

No offense, but you were probably born a bit clenched. Most of us were. Anyone who's ever cared for a distressed newborn has witnessed impressive …

The Case for Making a Goal for Your Next Vacation

<i>Goals and vacation</i> don’t sound like they go together. After all, vacations aren’t supposed to be work, and goals seem like work. But Harvard Business …

Why You Should Go For a Walk When You Need Creative Inspiration

You know the scenario. You’re looking for a creative idea and it’s just not coming. Inspiration isn’t exactly cooperative. If you’re in need of an …

Not Taking Time Off Is Like Getting a Pay Cut (If You Get Paid Vacation)

It feels good to be productive and become a super worker, but time off is important for keeping up your happiness and avoiding burnout. If you’re a …

If You're Waiting for Perfection, You're Probably Stalling

It’s hard to ignore a flaw when you see it. You know it’s there, it’s all you can focus on, and you don’t want to accept it. You want to fix it …

Seth Godin

Top 10 Unusual Ways to Make Your To-Do List Actually Doable

We’ve shared an awful lot of to-do list tips over the years, including how to simplify your to-do list and understand why they fail. Beyond the …

Time Management

Discreetly Organize Your Home Network Gear Inside a Custom Art Frame

If you’re tired of the mess that your modems, routers, and cables are making on your desk, this simple frame design offers a nice-looking alternative …

How Meditation Primes The Mind For Spiritual Experiences

The practice of mindfulness dates back at least 2,500 years to early Buddhism, and since then, it's played an important role in a number of spiritual traditions.<p>While the stillness and connecting with one's inner self cultivated through mindfulness are certainly an important part of a spiritual …

Make or break: travelling as a couple

Travelling as a couple can present unique challenges (and advantages) on top of the exhilaration and standard stress that accompanies long-term travel. Will it make or break the relationship? What happens when one person wants to go to the Full Moon Party and the other wants to jungle trek?<p>Like …

The Right Way To Pack A Suitcase

Packing well is an art: Frequent travelers know how to pack as little as possible while still toting everything they'll need.<p>We recently published a post on the best hacks for packing a suitcase. Since it's easier to visualize the suitcase, we've created an infographic that shows exactly where each …

The Napwrap Is One Travel Gadget You'll Actually Use

We've seen some truly bizarre travel doohickies in our day, from two-story armrests to pocket-sized humidifiers to color-changing, mood-tracking happiness blankets.<p>But while it's the most simplistic design of them all, the Napwrap is going to beat every strange gadget on the market.<p>Why? The …