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12 Sustainable Alternatives To Plastic Bags That Are Just As Easy To Use

When you’ve forgotten your favorite “Feminist With A To-Do List” tote bag at the grocery store, or need a quick way to pack your kid’s sandwich on-the-go, it’s easy to reach for a plastic baggie. We’ve all been there.<p>And yet, we all know by now that plastic is pretty bad for the environment. If we …

10 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for under $11 right now

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Strelka Institute/Flickr<p>With the first couple months of 2018 coming to a close, you may be looking for ways to help you achieve your goals …

Online Education

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

Exercise

How to Do Yoga at Home

Among the many benefits of yoga—increased flexibility, stress reduction, improved sleep—is the fact that you don’t need a whole lot of space in order …

Switch Things Up This Thanksgiving With A Loaf of Crowd-pleasing Cranberry Bread

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper.<p>Step 2<p>In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder, baking …

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>By<p>Nov 14 2017, 6:19 PM<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated …

Workouts

Want to be more mindful and organized? A bullet journal may be the answer

Bullet journaling helps you track the past, organize the present and plan for the future.<p>Brooklyn-based product designer Ryder Carroll finds regular planners too inflexible to track his endless to-do’s. That’s why he created the “bullet journal” — a note taking methodology that combines …

Productivity

These 40 People Told Us How They Make Money Without Getting a Real Job

1. Monetize Your Love for Disney<p>We’re from Florida, so we’ve seen firsthand that Disney fans are, well, fanatical.<p>Don’t let all that love, passion or …

These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

Housing

Patience is the Wrong Word

<i>Patience has a certain impatience built into it. In Zen the word is “constancy.” Instead of patience, constancy is a kind of dedication to what you</i> …

Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life

“Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night?”<p><i>“Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead,”</i> John Updike wrote, <i>“so why … be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?”</i> Half a millennium earlier, Montaigne posed …

3tags.org

How to Get Organized

January is the perfect time of year to get organized, and set yourself up for a productive year ahead. Many of us want to be more organized, but that’s a fairly general aim. We’re unlikely to achieve such a broad aim unless we break it down and get specific about what being more organized means in …

Time Management

How to Cure Anxiety Disorders and Depression: A New Answer

Curing Anxiety Disorders and Depression <br>... <i>A New Answer</i><p>Anxiety is part of being human, we all have it. And to get anxious in certain situations is …

Yes, You Can Use Government Money to Get Out of Student Loan Default

Sometimes in life you come across something that seems like it just simply can't be true. This seems like one of those things, but in this case it is absolutely and unbelievably true.<p>In almost all other parts of the financial world, someone who is even slightly behind on their bills is considered …

Personal Finance

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>By<p>Stephanie Armour<p>Stephanie Armour<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@stepharmour1<p>Stephanie.Armour@wsj.com<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the …

San Francisco

Brews of the five boroughs: a tour of New York's craft beer scene

The beer-making renaissance that kicked off in New York in the 1990s continues unabated, and today the city offers a staggering choice for both hard-to-please beer snobs and the uninitiated. From the Bronx to the southern reaches of Brooklyn, you're never far from an innovative draft. Learn the lay …

Beer

50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer) | Inc.com

Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential customers).<p>But that means you have to create content, and that means writing it.<p>And that's where the whole issue of content suddenly gets tough.<p>And …

Infographics

Atheism Leads to Moral Decay: Once Again, the Big Lie

There's nothing like ringing in the new year with an old canard.<p>A few days ago, the chancellor of a public university, Troy University in Alabama, sent students and staff an email message regarding the new year. In addition to expressing his hope that their new year would "be blessed," Chancellor …

Religion

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

11 Obscure Regional Phrases to Describe the Cold

It's very cold, and we're running out of ways to say that. So we reached out to the editors of the incredible <i>Dictionary of American Regional English</i> …

Literature

How to Deal with Someone Who Constantly Rambles

A good conversation is all about the back-and-forth; both parties listening and responding. If you're with someone who tends to ramble on and on, …

Self-help

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

Photography

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

7 Lessons (Some Embarrassing) I Learned After Writing A Book About Meditation

In 2014, to my vast surprise, I became a public evangelist for meditation. I published a memoir called <i>10% Happier</i>, about an ambitious, agnostic …

Ask E. Jean: The Nine Rules for Reinventing Yourself

Should I start looking for a career more suited to an "old woman"?<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> Men prefer younger women for sex—it's the way their brains are wired, I understand. But must they have younger women in the office, too? Since I've reached my thirties, my boss makes jokes about how I'm "too old for …

Charles Koch Wants To Change America's Criminal Justice System

Charles Koch, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Koch Industries and leading conservative mega-donor, has set his sights on a new goal: reforming America's criminal justice system.<p>In an interview with The Wichita Eagle published Saturday, Koch said his own experiences in courts -- including the …

10 New Year's Resolutions That Could Actually Change Your Life

Among my clients, I see many people who are stressed and overwhelmed or just apathetic and unhappy. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions that will allow you to live the life you deserve. If you stop these behaviors, you'll have stopped undercutting your potential to be happy long term.<p><b>1. Get enough</b> …

Parenting

Can the Middle East Be Fixed?

<i>Yes. Amid the chaos and bloodshed, there may be a historic opportunity.</i><p>History tells us that regional cataclysms can galvanize states to reconsider and renegotiate long-held positions and postures. They provide an opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom and to look for new ways of doing …

Middle East

What's The Most Thoughtful Gift You've Ever Received?

"I hate random crap," I said to a friend's boyfriend last night while we hung out drinking cocktails (them) and fancy fake drinks (me). "So I try not to give it."<p>Every holiday season, no matter what holiday you do or don't celebrate, it seems like people feel obligated to give you <i>something,</i> so you …

Living Rooms