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18 Mouthwatering Meatless Meals

Meat-free, but flavor-packed<p>Looking for a way to save money? Meatless meals are less expensive, and plant-based diets may reduce your risk of …

Google maps out moons and planets across the Solar System

Google Maps is both amazing and a little terrifying at times. Starting from your own front porch, close enough to read the numbers on the letterbox, …

10 best plant apps and flower identification apps for Android

Nature fans don’t have a ton of uses for mobile. After all, mobile phones can’t plant crops, weed gardens, or go on hikes for you. They can be very useful, though. Namely, they’re helpful for identifying plants, tips and tricks on how to grow stuff better, and general information about plants, …

Apps

Old school: 7 ideas from ancient thinkers to improve your modern life

The modern world has brought us a lot of great stuff. (I, for one, am a <i>huge</i> fan of antibiotics.)<p>That said, <b>we know there are things that were better</b> …

How to Work When You're Depressed | Inc.com

October 10th was World Mental Health Day. I didn't write about it yesterday because I was traveling, but I don't want to skip over such an important day. 18.5 percent of American Adults suffer from some type of mental illness every year. That's 43.8 million people or almost 1 in five. Take a look …

Depression

Got 10 minutes? You can do this workout.

We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can't fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all. According to the annual State of Obesity report, "Eighty percent of American …

Workouts

A 6-Step Method for Not Losing Your Sh*t During an Argument

Staying levelheaded during an argument requires outsmarting your limbic system, the emotional center of the brain. It's not easy, but it can be done …

Emotional Intelligence

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …

With Stoptober and Sober October starting soon, we asked readers to tell us how they broke bad habits - and how this changed their life. Here’s what you said<p>Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give up …

Mental Health

Exactly What to Do to Get Out of Your Own Head

"When you get in your head, you're dead." ~ Tony Robbins<p>We all have those moments (or weeks or days!) when we get in our head too much. Our constant …

Self-help

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

New Space Telescope, 40 Times The Power Of Hubble, To Unlock Astronomy's Future

Since humanity first turned our gaze skyward, we’ve realized that the cosmic story of our existence — our origins, all that exists today, and what our ultimate fate is — is literally written across the Universe. Our understanding of what our Universe truly is, what it’s made up of, and how it came …

Universe

Deliciously Filling High-Protein Smoothies to Help With Weight Loss

Smoothies are an easy way to pack tons of vitamins and nutrients into your day, but if your concoction falls short on protein, you'll likely be hungry soon after sipping. In order to make a smoothie that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours, protein is a must!<p>Nutritionists Stephanie …

Healthy Eating

Serrapeptase: The All-Natural “Miracle Enzyme”

Serratia peptidase, also known as serrapeptase, is a natural enzyme produced from bacteria that is originally found in the intestines of the …

The Speedy Workout That Changes Your Brain

You probably don’t need to read another article extolling the virtues of regular exercise. If you, like the vast majority of people in the U.S., …

6-Minute Gut-Busting Bodyweight Ab Workout

Get a stronger, more-defined core in minutes with this six-minute workout. All you need is space on the floor and your own body, and this gut-busting …

Workouts

Artist Dyes Woodblock to Look Like a Brick of Lava

Are your hands getting hot just looking at this picture? Reddit is going crazy for this seeming brick of lava that looks like it would scorch you at first touch. In reality, it's a beautiful piece of resin wood art by Deranged Donkey. The Bay Area woodworker expertly manipulates maple burl into an …

Saturday Night Live’s Sincere Ode to Sectional Couches

The latest episode’s host Louis C.K. starred in a sketch that initially seemed like a typical fake commercial—and turned out to be anything but.<p>“When I was a little boy my grandmother bought me a new couch, and I looked at it, and I said, ‘Where’s the rest of it?’” our host asks, turning to the …

No Lie: These 2 Workouts Burn More Calories Than a 3-Mile Run

Let’s be honest, running is a great workout. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but research shows that you can burn around 113 calories for each mile …

The Genius Innovation That Made the Great Library of Alexandria Work

Artist rendering of the interior of the Library of Alexandria<br>Library of Congress<p>1 of 5<p><i>As National Library Week begins — it runs from April 9–15 this</i> …

The Reasons Why We Can't Put Down Our Smartphones

The long-running news program <i>60 Minutes</i> is taking on the smartphone industry by uncovering the ways mobile app makers keep people hooked. Former Google exec Tristan Harris, interviewed for the episode, argues that we’ve been fooled into believing the “technology is neutral” argument. Instead, he …

The Brain

I Tried Carrie Underwood's Leg Workout And My Thighs Will Never Be The Same

Just call me "Legs."<p>View this post on Facebook

Exercise

Over 30 Hours of Training In Python Basics & Advanced Libraries to Become a Programming Wizard

<b>Learn Python 3 from Beginner to Advanced</b><p>Get Your Hands Dirty Learning One of the Most Important Programming Languages<p>Python is widely considered one …

5 Ancient Buddhist Practices That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

If you want to look for a place to start finding your inner peace, look to Buddhism. Zen Buddhism will guide you to find the road to happiness and …

10 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

Intelligence is more than just IQ. Unfortunately in school we thought that if we weren’t good at Maths or English then we weren’t considered …

Try These 26 Phrases To Help Calm An Angry Child

Whether your child has a slow-burning fuse or explodes like a firecracker at the slightest provocation, every child can benefit from learning …

Parenting

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to break the cycle.<p>“I’m clearly a textbook case of the silent majority of middle-aged men who won’t admit they’re starved for friendship, even if all signs point to the contrary,” wrote …

Psychology

Ten-Minute Podcast: Vicki Davis Interviews Me About Classroom Management

Vicki Davis interviewed me for her new daily education podcast and the topic was classroom management.<p>I’ve embedded it below (and you can also listen …