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How to Fall Asleep So You're Not a Wreck

Counting sheep isn't cutting it.<p>In the future, we might be able to program a good night’s sleep, thanks to cutting edge technology. Maybe everyone …

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Best Gray Paint Colors and Ideas Photos

Photo: William Waldron<p>Gray interiors are consistently reader favorites, and what's not to love? The elegant hue manages to be both a striking choice and a goes-with-anything neutral at the same time. Plus, painting the walls a moody gray instantly elevates even the most functional spaces. The color …

Food Steez

Bacon Weave Lobster Mac & Cheese Pie - not your average Thanksgiving Day pie ;)

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

Few dishes compare to a hunk of juicy steak.<p>And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to …

What science says about meditation: it improves your focus and emotional control

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced by Buddhists for thousands of years. But today, in our electronic, distraction-filled world, the ancient practice seems to be having an unlikely moment of trendiness — so much so that it's the focus of a new app that recently garnered a New Yorker …

Mindfulness

How to Meditate (And Why You Should Do It)

Source: iStock<p>From Buddhist monks to everyday businessmen, meditation has been practiced for thousands of years — and for good reason. Between jobs, …

Meditation

The Power of Meditation: Sit Your Way to a Happier Life

<b>“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.” ~Allan Lokos</b><p>People around the globe have practiced meditation for …

10 Great Hacks To Make You Sleep Better

Sleep is important to your success. This is why it becomes amusing to know that many are not getting as much sleep as they need. According to the …

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga

Mindfulness 'as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression'

Mindfulness meditation stopped more people sliding back into depression than anti-depressants<p>Meditation is as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression, a major study has shown offering a drug-free alternative<p>Researchers at Oxford University say that Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy …

Improve Your Risotto Technique with These 11 Recipes

<i>Pictured:</i> <i>Lobster Risotto recipe from CHOW</i>In this winter that seems to have brought a new blast of cold or precipitation with each week (at least here …

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Our 10 Best Puerto Rican Recipes For Your Next Latin-American Feast

Puerto Rico: The land of plantains, pork, and sofrito. While the island is United States territory, its food pulls influences from Europe, Africa, …

Here’s How Meditation Boosts Your Health Beyond The Brain

A new study clues us into how meditation can improve our physical health.<p>One of the most interesting things about mindfulness meditation is how its benefits seep beyond our brains and into our bodies. So not only does it help decrease stress and improve focus, but it can have an impact on your …

Mindfulness

The Recipes You Need To Cook This Weekend

Last weekend was all about the Super Bowl and next weekend will be all about Valentine's Day and President's Day. It's winter-holidays-that-we-could-do-without season, and we're happy we've got a break from all of the holidays we just wish were Christmas. It's an in between weekend, which is to …

Breakfast

How to Get to Sleep Without Trying or Putting in Effort

It's 5 a.m. and you've only now dropped off to sleep. You have spent the best part of the night tossing and turning in your bed. Why has it taken until 5 a.m. for you to finally nod off? Or put another way, why have you been able to drift off to sleep at 5 a.m., when you couldn't get to sleep …

Sleep

Meditation In Action: A 10-Step Mindfulness Practice For Better Sleep

<i>By Headspace</i><p>It’s no secret that meditation can help us sleep better. There are some specific meditative exercises that can help us nod off when our minds are in overdrive. In the exercise below, the meditation experts at Headspace share some insight for feeling more at ease when your head hits the …

Jump Start Your Brain With These 6 Morning Habits

Not everyone is a morning person. Whether you're the type of person who hits snooze seven times or you jump out of bed, ready to tackle the day, you probably find your brain needs a little warm-up time before you take on the challenges of the day. A hefty jolt of caffeine can help, but past studies …

Stop Waiting for Life to Change: How to Feel at Peace Now

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko</b><p>Humans are amazing creatures. We have so much potential to …

An Amazing Bedtime Yoga Routine to Help You Sleep

If you have a hard time dozing off at night—or just need a way to unwind before bed—these poses will work out the kinks in your body and calm your …

Tip Sheet: How to Hack Sleep | Inc.com

The ability to get by on little sleep is frequently seen as a badge of honor in the business world. Entrepreneurs, in particular, often sacrifice sleep for the sake of their companies. In a recent survey of Inc. 500 CEOs, 48 percent said they sleep six or fewer hours a night, and 85 percent work 10 …

Stanford University

5 Ways to Sleep Better Every Night

Dr. Winter tells all his clients to try a sleep monitor, such as the Basis Peak ($199, mybasis.com). The device can analyze the quality of your shuteye by checking your heart rate and skin temperature and logging how much you toss and turn. "It really helps me stay on track with my sleep," says Dr. …

How to Cook Gluten-Free Food Without Losing Your Mind

A gluten-free lifestyle is about way more than the flour—here are the most common gluten-free mistakes.<p>After test-kitchen contributor <b>Jackie Ourman</b>'s 7 year-old son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2011, she began worrying: <i>Will we ever eat normally again?</i> She mourned the eating life she assumed …

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How to Design a Smarter, Better, Easier to Use (and Clean!) Kitchen

Here are 9 tips for designing your kitchen in a functional and fashionable way.<p>With fall upon us, we're deep into cleaning mode. We've thrown open our windows and have commenced washing the floors, scrubbing grime from the cabinets, and, our least favorite task ever, scouring our stovetops. Elbow …

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