Laura Theobald

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Amy Poehler's Aha! Moment

During my final season on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> back in 2008, I was pregnant with my older son, Archie. Just before my last taping, he gave me such a …

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

There is a fundamental opportunity for happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it—ironically while we are caught up in attempts to …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Can You Paint Like Johannes Vermeer, Too?

What if you could paint like Johannes Vermeer? What if everyone could? How would that transform our beliefs about artistic genius?<p>Those are the …

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Where to Eat and Drink Near the Vatican in Rome

North of the Vatican, the crowds give way to stellar bakeries, artisanal gelato shops, and family restaurants serving up Roman classics—and modern cuisine<p>Let’s be honest: You’d be crazy to visit Rome and not eat <i>spaghetti alla carbonara</i> and <i>bucatini all’amatriciana</i>. But you shouldn’t just stick to …

Button Trees by Monica Furlow • Recyclart

Monica Furlow has a passion for creating art that goes back to early childhood. As a young child she often …

Paw Print Rubber Stamp - Dog paw Cat paw with personalized name - Best Gift for Fur Parents - Card Signing

This is for one rubber stamp on 3/4" or 2.2cm new longer wood mount. (Stamp image Roughly the size of a nickel)<p>Wouldn't be lovely to stamp your pet's name along with your signature in greeting cards, create custom craft items including clay art, jewelry and other arts & craft creations with this …

60-Second Video Tips: How to Dry-Age Steak at Home

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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Instant Taps for Your Raised Garden Beds

Here’s a solution to the ongoing problem of having to drag hoses and sprinklers around your garden beds: Aquacorner, an instant tap for your raised …

Weekend Projects: 10 DIY Wall Art Ideas That Anyone Can Do

Art can be expensive, especially art large enough to fill up big blank walls. Luckily for those of us with much more time than money, it is very easy …

The Power of Mushrooms to Save the Planet

On a small mushroom farm tucked away about an hour south of Seattle, Paul Stamets has his nose in the dirt. Under the soil everywhere on Earth is the largest network of organism-to-organism communication—the natural Internet, he calls it. Stamets is one of the world’s leading mycologists (meaning …

WHY YOU CAN’T LOSE WEIGHT

3 sneaky weight-loss saboteurs<p>You’ve tried it all—counting calories, ditching carbs, exercising until you’ve worn a path on the treadmill at your …

The benefits of lemon balm

I'm helping to revive and replant the ethnobotanical garden at the University of Kent. One of our tasks is to revamp the garden's plant catalogue to …

Heirloom Seeds: Grow the Same Food Your Grandparents Ate

“Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food” is one of author Michael Pollan’s rules. He means stay away from processed …

Catholic Church Opens Up To Yoga And Meditation

<b>ADNKRONOS, LA STAMPA</b> (Italy), <b>THE TELEGRAPH</b> (UK)<p><b>ROME</b>- With a surprising twist of flexibility, a key Italian bishop and doctrinal expert has given his …

Meditation

10 Top Tips for Establishing a Daily Meditation Practice

Training the mind, meditating, being mindful, or whatever else we choose to call it only works if we actively engage with it. More than that, it only works if we practice it regularly, preferably on a daily basis with a considered, gentle discipline.<p>It sounds so obvious, I know. In fact, you'd …

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Meditation In Action: Turn Your Walk Into A Mindful Moment (PHOTOS)

<i>By Headspace</i><p>Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. But in everyday life, walking is usually an established and habituated action that requires very little concentration. Because of this, it’s …

Mindfulness in Everyday Tasks: 5 Ways Chores Can Make You Happier

<b>“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>Last night I did something I rarely do. Drum roll please…<p>…last night I cooked.<p>Okay, to be fair, I …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

On teaching people a lesson | Seth's Blog

You're actually not teaching them a lesson, because the people who most need to learn a lesson haven't, and won't. What you're actually doing is …

The Today Show Apologizes to the Gluten-Free Community...Sort Of

Kudos to the gluten-free community once again.<p>After Hoda completely insulted the entire gluten-free community, our community rose to the occasion and …

Michael Pollan and Ruth Reichl Hash out the Food Revolution

The biggest problem was figuring out where to eat.<p>When you live on opposite sides of the country and have wildly conflicting schedules, choosing a …

Simply Bulk store saves money and reduces waste

Simply Bulk Market in Longmont, Colorado, sells only bulk items, cutting waste for the planet and saving money for shoppers. Might we see this model …

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100 DIY Ideas for the 3-Day Weekend

It's the start of the first three day weekend of the summer, so in keeping with (and expanding upon!) recent Apartment Therapy tradition, we put …

A 17th-Century Russian Community Living in 21st-Century Alaska

This clan has traveled from Russia through China, Brazil, and Oregon to make a home in the remote north, struggling to avoid modernization.<p>Father Nikolai says that candles represent a little sacrifice. They cost the members of the congregation a dollar, which goes to the upkeep of the church.<p>On a …