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How to cope when life seems frightening and upsetting

For many, this year has already felt relentlessly bleak. Political uncertainty, terrorist atrocities and global conflicts are hard to comprehend.<p>But this past month seems to have been even more difficult to bear. More than 50 people have been killed by a gunman in Las Vegas, who opened fire at an …

How to paint with acrylic washes

Learning how to draw and paint takes time, knowledge and patience. But, there are a number of drawing and art techniques you can adopt to help you …

How To Stop Negative Thinking: Tips, Tricks and Exercises for a More Positive Mind

This is the second entry in the “Letting Go Series” and it is based on the list “10 Things You Must Let Go of Today” post that I wrote a few weeks …

6 Ways to Liberate Yourself From Toxic Habits!

We've all been in situations where it feels as if your life is on replay, as if you were in a time loop.<p>Things are happening, events are exchanging but somehow its all the same experiences day after day... Monotonous. Different situations yet the same outcome. When this occurs it often takes a lot …

Do You Want to Be Happy? Stop Chasing Happiness

Alan Watts taught that the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are one in the same -- that "to hold your breath is to lose your breath." Traditional Zen Buddhism would agree: to desire fulfillment is to not have fulfillment, happiness is not something you seek, but that which you …

12 Movies to Watch on Netflix if You're Having a Bad Day

Everything is going to be OK (translation: you can stream movies on your laptop).<p>1. <i>Just Friends</i><p>This is the movie that proves Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris are comedic geniuses. How can you not smile?<p>2. <i>The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</i><p>If watching this doesn't do the trick, give your BFF a call. …

25 Mother's Day Gifts That Belong in a Mason Jar

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PBS Series Offers Hope for People With Mental Illness

The growing online documentary film library will take a major step forward, thanks to <i>PBS</i> and <i>The Mental Health Channel</i>.<p>A 12-part series called <i>Stories of the Mind</i> will begin airing in April and May, commencing with four half-hour shows on depression, veterans, "The Critical Years" (late adolescence …

This Nerd Is Rewriting ’50 Shades Of Grey’ And It’s Better Than The Original

Few contemporary "novels" have been parodied quite as much as Fifty Shades of Grey. We've had Fifty Sheds of Grey, Fifty Shades of O.J, and Fifty …

Shades of Grey

7 Steps to Overcoming the Overactive Mind

Our over active mind seems as if it is our normal state-of-being. It isn't. It is learned, re-enforced, and rewarded from early age onward. It's a mental habit. We cannot imagine getting through daily life and work without ceaseless mind talk - without creating lists and crossing things off, …

First Hollywood, Now Bollywood - Stan Lee Making Indian Superhero Film

Chakra the Invincible getting live-action film.<p>Fresh from conquering Hollywood, comic book legend Stan Lee, is making his first foray into Bollywood …

Jenny Saville: 'I used to be anti-beauty'

Saville made her name with giant paintings of fleshy, flawed bodies. She talks about being bankrolled by Charles Saatchi, how having children is changing her art – and the joy of late-night vacuuming<p>It’s funny to think of Jenny Saville in her studio at 1am, music blaring, with vacuum cleaner in …

Art

A woman tweeted all the weird things her boyfriend said in his sleep

Caitlin's boyfriend was saying weird things in his sleep. So, naturally, she put all of them on the Internet.<p>Her Twitter, the aptly-named …

OMG. I Can Meditate! Mindfulness App that Brings Calm for All

If you are like me and you have never meditated before and are very interested in what it has to offer, know that you can find out about meditation …

Meditation

15 Subtle Signs Of Depression That Everyone Ignores

Depression isolates the sufferer, but it doesn't mean there aren't signs you can look for to recognize that they need help. Here are 15 you can look …

Traveling artist paints breathtaking scenes in her Moleskine journals

American artist Missy Dunaway has found an unconventional canvas on which to creatively document her two years of travel.<p>For nine years, Dunaway has …

Digital Art

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

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How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

Meditation