Lauren Rubenstein

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6 Healing Drinks To Reset After An Indulgent Weekend

In June of 2004, I faced the biggest challenge of my life—the initial physical attack of an illness that would ultimately be identified as multiple …

13 Ways You May Be Accidentally Making Yourself Unhappy

Mental health experts weigh in on the things that aren't as good for you as you think.<p>If you haven't been feeling so hot, these little seemingly normal things might be a problem. To help, BuzzFeed Life talked to a few mental health experts about the most common behaviors that might not be as …

Online Life

Winning 1st Place in The World’s Largest Photo Competition! By Andrew Suryono

6 Lessons Jeff Mermelstein Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Jeff Mermelstein.</i><p>I love the street photography of <b>Jeff Mermelstein</b>. Hailing from New York City, he …

The Theory of Composition in Street Photography: 7 Lessons from Henri Cartier-Bresson

I am excited to share this new presentation I just put together on the theory of composition in street photography, drawing from the wisdom of Henri …

Photoshop: Technique for Manual Blending

Here is a quick and easy Photoshop technique for creating a layer mask to separate the sea and sky from the ground in landscape photos. This …

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …

10 Pictures To Show What It Really Feels Like Having Anxiety

I have to admit that anxiety is something that I personally have struggled with during my entire life. According to the Anxiety and Depression …

What Happened After One Family Went Organic For Just Two Weeks

What would happen if you switched from conventionally grown food to organic-only? One family of five found out after participating in an experiment run by Swedish grocery chain, Coop, and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute.<p>It's not news that organic farming beats conventional practices …

Mayo Clinic

Turmeric Tea for Winter Blues + Insomnia | Hello Glow

January and February are always the hardest months of the year for me. The cold, bleak weather combined with way too much time inside brings me down. …

8 Common (And Terrible) Sleep Disorders

From insomnia to sleep terrors, here are the most common impediments to nightly rest.<p>“Good night, sleep tight—don’t let the bedbugs bite.” Has a crueler phrase ever been spoken? Not only does this bedtime wish assume that your bed is infested with parasitic insects (who will listen to your …

10 Secrets To A Happy And Healthy Relationship

Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the “secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship.”<p>Kevin responded, “I …

Yes, Processed Food 'Makes' Us Fat -- But Science Provides Two New Clues As To Why

It’s no secret that more people are overweight or obese than not these days. But the question continues to be <i>why</i> the rates are increasing, despite so much public health knowledge about healthy eating and exercise. While overeating is not <i>technically</i> an addiction, it certainly mirrors the disorder in …

Holistic Medicine

Karlie Kloss Visits Sweden’s Treehotel

Indoor Cycling

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

25 DIY wrapping paper ideas for gifts too beautiful to tear open

A gift really is as good as its wrapping paper.<p>Buying and storing tons of wrapping paper every year can be a hassle. Plus, once you have your gifts …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

Nutrition

Why a Photographer Needs a Blog And How to Create a Successful One (4 Practical Tips)

Blogging isn't anything new. It has been a big part of social media for quite some time, even though it is not really the same as social media. While …

Infographics

​Signe​ Baumane Makes Amazing Animated Shorts About Sex, Women, Depression, and Suicide

I talked to her about all that stuff and also "Sex and the City."<p>​<p>​<p>"I think about sex every nine seconds and every 12 seconds I think about killing myself." That was ​Signe​ Baumane's response when I emailed asking for an interview, showing me that self-awareness comes when you least expect …

Meditation Retreat

<b>Guest Post: An Excerpt from 10% Happier</b> <b><br>by Dan Harris</b><p>It was the longest, most exquisite high of my life, but the hangover came first.<p><b>Day One</b> <br>Here’s …

Meditation

Using Clipping Masks and Drop Shadows to Turn Any Portrait Into a Sculpturesque Image

Although they often get overlooked in the Photoshop workflow, clipping masks can make for some very interesting effects in images. A perfect example …

The Science Behind Why Writing Helps You Overcome Anxiety And Stress

James Pennebaker has had a number of people say this to him over the years.<p>In the early '80s he came across a study showing that people who experienced personal traumas but didn't discuss them were more likely to get sick.<p>He wondered if just <i>writing</i> about their emotional upheavals could help people …

The Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Sadly, cronuts didn’t make the cut<p>Considering that you’re a smart, well read woman, you probably know at this point that carbs aren’t evil. Problem is, there are so many different kinds of them—fruits! breads! squashes!—that it’s hard to know exactly which ones are best if you’re looking to slim …

Nutrition

7 Best Raw Foods to Add to Your Diet Now

<i>By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News</i><p>The health benefits of eating certain foods raw are numerous, as raw foods are essentially …

Abandoned

How I Finally Made My Wife Understand What It's Like to Be Depressed

Mel and I were in our bedroom chatting about my anxiety and depression problems. It was evening, and our three kids were in bed.<p>The doctor recently increased my depression medication and it had been making me distant.<p>"Does this mean you're getting worse?" she asked. She was changing into her …

Father Photoshops Three Daughters into Fantastical Scenes

Just by looking at these photos, it's hard to tell who's having more fun..the father or his three girls! About three years ago, John Wilhelm felt as though something was missing with his photography. Bored with just straight out of the camera shooting, he entered the world of digital manipulation. …