Laura Collins

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Healing Meditation: Guided Meditation for Body Healing

“Your body possesses the innate capacity to heal itself. Science has proven, beyond doubt, that the contents of our thoughts and emotions directly …

Meditation

Jane Austen Loved Guilty Pleasure Reads, Just Like We Do

More evidence that if she'd lived today, she'd be a star "Bachelor" live-tweeter.<p>One of author Jane Austen’s novels, <i>Northanger Abbey</i>, famously departs from the realist social satire of her other work to ruthlessly, and hilariously, parody the Gothic romances popular in her day. But to properly …

Books

A New Book Brilliantly Traces the Life of Jane Austen Through Her Homes

Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House. These are not vacation homes of the Queen, nor are they are they as grand as the likes of Highclere, the real-life Downton Abbey. But for a certain set of literary afficiandoes, these British residences are far more noteworthy. They are just a …

The 20 Best New Books of 2017

It was a great year for women writers.<p>From brilliant newcomers to established novelists and memoirists, these are the books you can't miss this year. Keep checking back for updates.

Books

The Curse of Reading and Forgetting

Recently, a colleague mentioned that she had been rereading Richard Hughes’s “A High Wind in Jamaica,” which was first published in 1929 and is about a group of creepy little kids who become the unwanted wards of sad, listless pirates. She praised it, and her recommendation sent me to Amazon. The …

If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now

The key to getting your book written, says Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, isn’t talent or luck or inspiration. It’s the act of sitting down …

4 Genius Yard Upgrades Even a Klutz Can Crush

You don’t need to be the host of an extreme home makeover show to build an amazing backyard. In fact, the transformative projects below are easy …

Transform It! 4 Ways to Re-imagine That Home’s Front Porch

With just a little imagination, and even less money, that so-so porch can be a real eye-popper. Sponsored by Get REALTOR®

5 Tricks to Rejuvenate a Run-Down Patio on a Budget

Oh, your poor, sad patio. Not a comfy seat to be had, and that cracked concrete … well, it probably looked really great when disco was king.<p>Whether …

Top 5: from the house that will take your breath away to 14 things guests hate when they visit your home

And here we are again, another week has passed and we are giving you a chance to read our most popular articles. Here is your chance to re-read your …

10 Things You Can Do To Make The Most of Your Morning

The morning should be a productive time, joyous and an important part of the day to make you become a better person. The morning is a vital part of …

Five practical ways to reap the cozy rewards of ‘hygge,’ even if you can’t pronounce it

Every Friday morning, Cynthia Sanford gets to work early. She’s not there to sell more mid-century Danish furniture — although that’s what shoppers can find at the Kensington, Md., branch of Modern Mobler, where Sanford is store manager. Instead, she enjoys some quiet time with a friend before …

Hygge

10 Ways to Master the Danish Art of Hygge in Your Home

Long, dark winter nights and stormy weather have us craving a roaring fire, fluffy slippers, and a soft blanket to curl up under. As the Danes would …

Star Wars

The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables – review

A translator of note (he wrote the elegantly witty <i>Is That a Fish in Your Ear?</i> about the perils of translation) and an admired authority on French literature, David Bellos is just the man to undertake the marathon task of decoding and contextualising a novel more often seen than read during the last …

Literature

10 Yoga, Meditative And Restorative Techniques Infographic To Improve Your Sleep Quality

Time flies. It seems as if it's only yesterday when our parents had to drag us, kicking and screaming, to our beds at 9 and make sure we fall asleep.

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …