Mackenzie Billick-Smith

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16 Incredible Books You Definitely Shouldn't Miss This Summer

Here are the books you'll want to have read come fall.

These five-minute daily habits will seriously improve your life

• The suspected YouTube shooter reportedly taunted people during her rampage<br>• The Pentagon is close to awarding a $10 billion deal to Amazon despite …

Three ingredient recipes inspired by Japanese souffle cheesecake

As a video for three-ingredient cheesecake gets 1.6 million hits - these are the other genius recipes that are as easy as 1, 2, 3<p><b>A Japanese souffle</b> …

21 Writing Quotes on Getting Started

There is something very special about new beginnings. As I prepared to launch this blog I checked out some tips from well-known authors on ‘getting …

6 ways you can easily eliminate stress from your life

True story: Everyone gets stressed. Even those people who seem so cool and collected all the time. As much as you wish you could just make that …

Angelina Jolie

Quick and Easy Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe

I love gnocchi. At least, I love the gnocchi in my mind. Light, pillowy, flavor-packed, they're the perfect vessel for a good red sauce. The big problem? Potato gnocchi take a long time and are far from foolproof.<p>What if I told you that there was another gnocchi? A gnocchi that promises to be …

Recipes

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

30 Quotes From Buddha For Wisdom and Peace

How many times have you said to yourself that you’re going to do something but you end up not following through with it because you weren’t motivated …

Motivation

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

Yoga

10 Things You Must Give Up To Move Forward

10 New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books To Explore This Summer

Dragons and phantoms and starships, oh my!<p>Vacation season, ahoy! If you’re stuck at home this summer, you can always set off to faraway fictional lands with a new science-fiction or fantasy novel. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from. Below, I picked the best of 'em.<p><b>The Buried Giant</b> <b>by Kazuo</b> …

Love, Sex and Mindfulness

I lead a workshop called Love, Sex and Mindfulness. As a life coach and mindfulness meditation teacher, my work is primarily about helping people be in the present, and put their focus and awareness on what they're feeling and experiencing in the "now," which means in real time, the very moment …

How Meditation Heals Your Mind and Your Home

Everything seems to be closing in on you. The clutter in your home is unbearable; the piles seem ready to topple and you are ready for a full-on …

Science Finds Even More Evidence That Anxiety Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

Thank your genetics.<p>One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people "bring upon themselves," a concept that is as malignant as it is incorrect. Adding to the evidence against this isolating stereotype, a new study from the University of Wisconsin, Madison …

7 Time Management Mistakes That Are a Complete Waste of Time | Inc.com

For most of us, it seems there's never enough time in the day. We all have the same 24 hours, so why is it that some people achieve so much more than others?<p>The answer lies in good time management. High achievers know how to use their time effectively, and they avoid the common mistakes that most …

Time Management

5 Practical Habits That Will Make You Happier at Work | Inc.com

There are a lot of things you can do to be happier at work no matter what your level of happiness already is. When you love your job, it's much easier to smile and have a more positive attitude. If you think of your job as stressful, annoying, and unbearable, you may want to start looking for other …

Happiness

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …