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What to Say to a Suicidal Friend, from People Who’ve Been There

Helping a suicidal loved one often means a drastic shift in your relationship. We asked people who have been there what they needed most in a friend.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Australia.</i><p>Our suicide rate hangs in our country's hall of shame. New Zealand has the highest youth-suicide rate …

Mental Health

20 Small Habits That Create Lasting Happiness

Be proud, happy, and excited when you walk out the door in the morning.<p><i>How do you simplify your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, motivational speaker,</b> …

Minimalism

Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage

A friend who knows I'm in a long-term relationship recently sent me a New York Times' opinion piece titled "13 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married." What she probably doesn't know is that she sent me on an entirely different research mission: to see what we know about the effect marriage …

Happiness

God Is Not Dead — but Our Ability to Be Aware of God Might Be

TIME’s 1966 cover story—which provocatively asked “Is God Dead?”—was and remains an ethnocentric proposition with …

What a 10-Day Meditation Challenge Taught Me About Myself

Recently I was forced to consider the state of my emotional and mental well-being. It was the second time in a week where I was sitting in my car in a parking lot, unable to work, focus, or even to get out of the vehicle. I was having a mental and emotional breakdown and I wasn't sure what to do. I …

The only veggie burger recipe you'll ever need

Every once in a while you come across a recipe that's a bit of a revelation. That was the case when we tested this quinoa burger from Cafe Pasqual's in New Mexico. Combining nutty quinoa with minced mushrooms, zucchini, cooked yam, shallot and a hint of crushed red pepper flakes, these burgers are …

Recipes

US university in Scalia law school acronym blunder

<b>Officials at a US university were left red-faced after their decision to rename a law school after late Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia prompted hilarity over its unfortunate acronym.</b><p>George Mason University in Virginia said its law school would be called the Antonin Scalia School of Law.<p>The …

Ronald Reagan

Our brain sabotages all efforts at breaking bad habits, Johns Hopkins study finds

It hardly comes as a surprise that we’re our own worst enemies, but new research appears to conclusively prove that our brain is the biggest saboteur …

Healthy Snacks With No Sugar, No Flour & No Dairy | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Avoiding sugar, flour and dairy can leave you feeling limited as to what is available to snack on. Most packaged snack foods contain at least one of these ingredients. Keeping a supply of wholesome, natural foods on hand will ensure that you can easily put together a healthy snack. Keep it simple, …

Taco Bell is using one key advantage to overtake Chipotle

"Taco Bell's goal is to be America's favorite millennial brand, and we are making substantial strides to deliver on that aspiration," CEO Greg Creed told analysts in a conference call last year.<p>In recent years, the fast-food company has been working hard to shake its "Taco Hell" image of selling …

Advertising

Man Has Lost 22 Pounds in a Month Eating Only Potatoes - Great Ideas : People.com

From taco cleanses to pizza-only weight loss plans to this man’s remarkable potato journey, 2016 is officially the year of wacky nutrition …

Nutrition

Psychologists say one behavior is the 'kiss of death' for a relationship

But the minute you open the door and drop your keys on the counter, you find yourself knee-deep in an argument about how he or she bought the wrong type of pepper.<p>Don't worry: It's perfectly normal to get into arguments like these with your significant other every once in a while, John Gottman, a …

Jennifer Garner

Indonesia’s real-life Robinson Crusoes

Despite living in utter isolation on a desert island for 40 years, one inspirational couple has overcome disability and blindness to make a difference.<p>For a man who’s spent more than 40 years on a deserted island, Daeng Abu fizzes with a surprisingly exuberant love of life.<p>As he welcomed us to …

Scuba Diving

The government should expand protections for California's deserts

Anyone who has driven through the California deserts — especially those who have wandered away from the freeways — has experienced the subtle majesty of vast open spaces, of the arroyos that wind back to jagged steep-sided mountains and of the magnificent plants and wildlife that thrive despite the …

Forests

The Best Deep Conditioner for Every Hair Type

You CAN revive your lifeless locks.<p>If your strands have been looking scruffy lately, you probably need more than just plain old conditioner to bring your hair back to life. That’s where a weekly or biweekly deep-conditioning treatment comes into play. But it’s important to select a deep conditioner …

The happiest, healthiest state in the US is…

Say “Aloha” to the good life if you’re lucky enough to be able to move to Hawaii.<p>People who live in the postcard-beautiful state have the highest overall well-being in the U.S., according to the 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released on Thursday. The report measures how Americans feel …