Kylie Zahringer

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This 2-Minute Facial Massage Technique Literally Changed the Shape of My Face

The best facial of my life involved no extractions. There were no lasers, no microdermabrasion machines, and no high-tech tools or showy face masks. …

Life doesn’t reward you for what you know, but for what you do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating …

Is a vegan diet healthy? Only if you do it right

Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the …

Wellness

The salary you need to comfortably afford a 2-bedroom apartment in the 25 biggest US cities

Rent for a two-bedroom apartment in New York City is more than double the cost of rent in Denver, Colorado.<p>It's clear that depending on where in the United States you live, rent may take up a bigger portion of your income.<p>SmartAsset found what income is needed to comfortably afford rent for a …

Real Estate

12 Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in your body. These can all lead to …

Yoga

The artful science behind the scent of bottled rain

Would that you could inhale the aroma of summer rain falling on a long, hot day in Sarasota, Florida. It smells sweet like grass, earthy like soil, lush, a touch salty, fresh, and green—like relief.<p>Indeed, anthropologist Diana Young of the University of Queensland in Australia believes that we, and …

Northern Ireland

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

This 10-Minute Morning Yoga Routine Will Help Get Your Day Off to a Bright Start

We always tell our students that you don’t have to practice for hours each day in order to reap the benefits of yoga. Some days, a luxurious two-hour …

The Absolute Coolest Flea Market In Your State

There's a little something for everyone, no matter where you go.<p>Who doesn't love a good flea market? A huge place you can wander and practically get lost in for hours, full of antiques, deals, and potentially magical finds — it doesn't get much better than that. Whether you're looking for the best …

Flea Markets

The Art-Lover's Guide To Traveling The World

Where to head if you're after high art, architecture, food and museums.<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's up-and-coming, remote destinations.</i> …

Many Look To Buddhism For Sanctuary From An Over-Connected World

On the floor of a Zen Buddhist worship space in an apartment building in Washington, D.C., about 15 people recently sat on meditation cushions. They chant <i>sutras</i> and meditate, in complete silence, for a full 30 minutes.<p>And then one of the lay leaders of the All Beings Zen Sangha, or congregation, …

Meditation

Plot Twist: These Low-Maintenance Plants Actually Thrive When Neglected

Plants make any room look better—just look at shelter magazine features for proof. But keeping your greenery alive is easier said than done. As a …

Plants

You Should Be Naturally Dyeing Your Old Sheets and Towels

The transforming process means you don’t have to toss ‘em<p>It’s fairly common knowledge that white bed and bath linens are the easiest to care for. Mostly because when you stain your towel with makeup, or your furry friend decides to get sick in your bed (WHYYYY?), it only takes throwing them in the …

Summer Salads: The Ultimate Guide - Chowhound

Salad is one of the most basic components of a meal: toss some greens together with a light vinaigrette and you’ve got the basis for a healthy and …

5 Easy Riffs on Our Most Magical Cookies

Eight Christmases ago, Barbara Reiss was stranded in New Orleans. She was there to celebrate the holiday with family and, as often happens in late December, there was a snowstorm, a big snowstorm, a really big snowstorm in New York where she lived. So she stayed put. And then something magical …

Snowstorms

Tell me what you did today, and I’ll tell you who you are

You live your life in 24 hour periods. How you use those 24 hour periods determines who you become and how successful you’ll be.<p>If you learn to …

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

Busy Vs. Productive: Which One Are You?

We’re more than halfway through 2018 and it sure feels like we are busier than ever before. These days it feels like no one has “free time” to do anything. We run late for meetings, grab lunch on the go (if at all), and get home later (and with more work still to do). Do you feel like you’re …

Time Management

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Give Your Home Positive Energy with Flowers & Plants

Has the season's unpredictable weather have you feeling gloomy or unmotivated lately? Does your home feel stale, uninspiring? If you've been in a rut of any kind, we're here to share one way to bring some positive energy into your home, stat―and it might be as simple as taking a trip to your local …

Spices

The Ancient Forests That Have Defied Urbanization

In cities around the United States, old-growth forests have survived against the odds. But preserving them is not as simple as roping them off from the public.<p>After the Interstate Highway System was authorized in 1956, planners decided that I-40 would link Tennessee’s big cities, from Knoxville to …

Ecology

No, Really: This Is the Secret to Age-Proofing Your Brain

When you think about age-proofing your brain, what's the first thing that springs to mind? Eating healthier food, exercising more, and quitting bad …

The Brain

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

This hydration schedule will help you sleep like a baby, experts say

Do you frequently feel sluggish and irritated for no good reason when you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling rested and refreshed?<p>You might …

Wellness

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his house into a work of art.<p>Every morning, Stephen Wright gets up at around 4:30 AM, makes a cup of tea, sits beneath the oak tree in his back garden, and pretends he's …

Inspiration

The best investment decision I have ever made

When I got my business degree in 2011, I was ready to start my career.<p>I wanted to start a business, earn money, and also invest. Those were my main …

Investing

5 Houseplants You Can’t Kill

Bring the outdoors indoors to reduce stress, boost your mood, and improve productivity.<p><i>"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them." —Mitch Hedberg</i><p>Let’s face it: keeping houseplants alive (real or, in Mitch Hedberg's case, fake) isn’t always easy. After your second or third plant …

Houseplants

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Asia’s Largest Tulip Garden in Bloom: Pictures

12 Healing Bowl Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Usually, the term “comfort food” is basically just a synonym for junk food. But while there’s definitely a time and a place for burgers and a gooey …

Healthy Eating