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Later, Soup—3 Nourishing Superfood Bowls That Look (and Taste) Like Spring

Superfood bowls might have gained social media attention thanks to their colorful, aesthetically pleasing allure, but there's more to this food trend …

Healthy Eating

This Healthy Caesar Dressing Doesn't Require Raw Eggs or Anchovies—and it Makes the Best Dip, Too

Skip the bottled dressing at the store and opt for this creamy and exquisite one instead. It’s so easy and comes together in less than two minutes. …

Healthy Eating

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Baking

How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Exercise

How to stop wasting time & start living your life

Adventurer Matt Prior shares some practical advice for our busy world.<p>We all have plates to spin and balls to juggle. And I'm not from the camp that …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”

You're reading 7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Social Media

Artist's two-in-one renditions of Disney and Ghibli characters are half-bold and half-beautiful

Armed with colored pencils, this artist demonstrates that every story has two sides<p>Disney and Ghibli are wonderful sources of inspiration for artists …

Beauty and the Beast

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Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Positive Thinking

8 Free Online Courses For People Who Are Never Tired Of Learning

Learning new skills and knowledge is a great way to advance your career, increase your income and make sense of the world. Today, you have access to …

10 Totally Unexpected Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

7 Foods That Boost Your Memory

"My absentminded clients are thrilled when they learn that there are nutritional and lifestyle strategies that may keep them from sliding down the slippery slope of memory loss," says Joy Bauer, R.D., author of <i>Food Cures</i>. "Every single suggestion listed here will also help improve overall health, …

How to Use All that Pumpkin, Butternut, and Delicata Squash

From frying to roasting and stuffing, here are some creative ways to cook with winter squash.<p>As soon as the first leaf turns orange, it's official: You can't hit a farmers' market, restaurant, or café without seeing a veritable medley of winter squash. While we love (love!) the stuff, one can only …

Food

Extreme origami: Daniel Gordon's 3D paper art – in pictures

He prints out pictures of oranges and lemons, women and watermelons, fish and forsythia – then rebuilds them in 3D and reshoots them. Enter Daniel Gordon’s eye-popping paper world<p>Daniel Gordon – Shadows, Patterns, Pears is at Foam Gallery, Amsterdam until 2 November

Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

With fall rolling in, you're starting to think about breaking up with salad, summer's best friend (except pasta salad, of course). The cool breezes have caught you off guard, and you want something that'll stick to your ribs -- you're looking forward to trading in light, fresh meals and …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

Productivity