Laura Griffin

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All You Need Is 1 Dumbbell For These 20 Intense, Muscle-Building Moves

Get in an amazing workout by incorporating these unique strength-training moves — they only use one dumbbell. Some of these exercises work both sides of the body at once, while others target one side at a time, which may reveal to you which parts of your body are weakest. This will help to …

Workouts

How to Look Smarter, According to Science

Just try not to prove them wrong.<p>Maybe you’re trying to land a job. Or maybe you’re stuck in class while some intellectual nerds are debating …

Roger Ebert

10 phrases truly confident people don’t use (too much)

Can you fake confidence?<p>The truth is, lots of people use the trick of "faking it" til they make it when it comes to confidence.<p>Confidence is an …

Body Language

3 Changes You Must Make to Follow Your Dreams

In today’s busy world, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s truly important. We push our dreams to the side, and settle for a life where we’re merely …

Motivation

What it's Like to Have Chronic Loneliness

How having trouble connecting with others can feel like never-ending isolation.<p>"People would be surprised by how alone you feel," my therapist said during a recent session. And she's right. On the surface, I'm outgoing, social, and friendly. I'll strike up conversations with strangers on line at …

Psychology

21 messages, quotes and poems to write in a leaving card for a colleague

It can be tricky knowing exactly what to write in a leaving card.<p>All too often there are the attempts to be funny that are just plain rude or far too …

This Is Why Weed Gives You the Munchies

We don't need science to tell us that getting stoned and getting the munchies tend to go hand in hand—but a team of neuroscientists may have discovered the exact reason why weed can make you can tear through a pile of junk food.<p><b>This article originally appeared on MUNCHIES in February 2015.</b><p>If you've …

Cannabis

This Is How Emotionally Intelligent People Vacation

You’ll be doing some people-watching and self-reflection anyway while you kick back. Why not make it count?<p>Packing your beach bags? Firing up a grill? Now’s the time for leaving work concerns at work and skipping off someplace where you can relax, regenerate, let loose, and just have fun. The idea …

Self-help

There’s a good excuse to eat chocolate every day

It’s a sweet treat with even sweeter benefits… to your health, experts claim.<p>Eating more chocolate could help ward off the ravages of age – …

Holistic Medicine

How to Mindfully Make Important Life Decisions

Important life decisions can be challenging to make. They are often complicated, involving many factors, some of them with competing interests. The …

Mindfulness

10 Uncomfortable Things You Should Do if You Want to Be Happy and Successful

<b>10 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You</b> Happy and Successful<p>“Growth and comfort do not coexist” — Ginni Rometty<p>Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the …

Self-improvement

Right Concentration

The Path to Enlightenment<p>In modern terms, we might call the Buddha's Eightfold Path an eight-part program toward realizing enlightenment and …

Meditation

Easy Tips to Try Meditating

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief ) but nothing happens. …

Meditation

Four Ways to Get your Body Strong.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Self-care of the Body Temple is a huge factor in strategies for change and achievement. Research has …

The 3-Ingredient Pizza Crust That Rocks Our World

If you've ever made your own pizza crust, it was probably either for a special occasion or during a cooking class. It just feels so... gourmet. Which …

Kitchens

One Surprisingly Simple Rule that Will Make Your Goals Happen Faster

Like many people, Angel and I spent years struggling to make even the slightest bit of progress on the goals we had set for ourselves.We started new …

Junk Food

22 common mental health myths you need to stop believing

The best way to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness? Learning the facts.<p>As more people speak out about living with mental illness, conditions like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are finding a healthy place in public conversation. But there are still a ton of mental health …

8 signs you're being lied to

Chances are that most of them lied to you — and that they did it more than once. It's a hard fact to accept, but even your closest friends and coworkers lie to you regularly.<p>University of Massachusetts psychologist Robert Feldman has studied lying for more than a decade, and his research has …

Psychology

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Big Dipper over Chile

Yuri Beletsky took this shot of the Big Dipper over Northern Chile.<p>Yuri Beletsky in Chile shared this gorgeous photo on EarthSky’s Facebook page. He …

Astronomy

Stranger Things series two will be 'a lot more dark', say cast members

It's no coincidence that series two of Stranger Things will arrive on Netflix at Halloween. According to the show's stars, the new series will be a lot scarier.<p>“I think this season will be a lot more dark, a lot more horror-oriented,” said Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike. “I think people are going to …

Trump’s First 100 Days, Ranked

The best, the worst and everything in between.<p>Many of us political scribes are sizing up the meaning of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office with long essays about foreign policy evolutions or executive orders or presidential temperament. But I thought: What better way to mark the …

Donald Trump

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Diet and gut bacteria linked with blood clots | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Consuming too much choline, a nutrient sold in over-the-counter dietary supplements, can boost the risk for blood clots, researchers warn.<p>That’s because bacteria in the intestines interact with choline to produce a compound that encourages platelets to clump together and form …

Medical Research

This Is What a Dietitian Eats to Banish Inflammation and Get in Shape

We know that inflammation can lead to bloating and digestive issues, but dietitian and nutritionist Alex Caspero just enlightened us to its role in …

Here’s What Would Happen If The Earth Treated Us Humans The Way We Treat It

Horrendous oil spills, endless deforestation, callous expenditure of fossil fuels and idiotic denial of climate change. These are really just the tip …

Earth

6 Healthy Recipes For When You Barely Have Time to Cook

Cooking

Cheers to Warm Weather With 16 Boozy Slushie Cocktails

'Tis the season to blend up frozen drinks, and why not take them to the next level by adding booze to the mix? These spiked slushies will cool you off and prepare you for happy hour at the same time. Whether you prefer a frozen margarita, a Rosé wine slushie, or a fruity drink with …

This Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Cheesecake Will Make Your Belly So Damn Happy

Three of the best things rolled into one dessert.<p>6 tablespoons butter, melted<p>10 graham crackers<p>24 ounces cream cheese, softened<p>1 cup powdered sugar<p>1 cup creamy peanut butter, softened<p>1 tsp vanilla<p>1-2 bananas, sliced thin<p>Caramel sauce:<p>¾ cup brown sugar<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>½ cup half and half<p>1 …