Mariana Estrella

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8 “anti-resolutions” to make this January so that you’re happier in the new year

Author Sarah Knight is a personal hero of mine. While the wider world dove into <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> and extolled the virtues of …

Baby Showers

How Happy People Complain

Complaining gets a bad rap. We brush it off as ungrateful, unproductive, and whiny — and, okay, it can be. In a study published in the <i>European</i> …

10 super-successful people share the toughest sacrifices they made to achieve their goals

But real success is never without sacrifice, and in this article, they share some of what is required to make dreams a reality.

Zen Buddhism Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About it)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before when discussing Buddhism and suffering.<p>…

What is the 5-Hour Rule and How Can It Turn Your Life Around?

In the article “Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong,” the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require …

81 Captivating Travel Photographs From Around the World

Check out top travel contest photos and get inspired to join the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.<p>Awe-inspiring landscapes, towering cities, and unforgettable cultural moments are some of the scenes entered to the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Curious …

Nature Photography

9 Journal Apps to Help You Slay Your 2017 Goals

To say we’re a *tad* obsessed with paper journals might be a little bit of an understatement. But as much as we love our precious diaries, carrying around our everyday journal, bullet journal, fitness journal and gratitude journal can sometimes leave our bag feeling more like a high-school backpack …

Apps

Americans are rejecting the 'homeschool myth' — and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools

During Betsy DeVos' recent three-hour confirmation hearing to become President Donald Trump's education secretary, charter schools came up no fewer than 60 times. Homeschooling was mentioned once.<p>Charter schools have become a significant part of the US public-education system and now educate 2.5 …

Years Later, Divorce Leaves Doubt About Remarriage

Dear Sugar Radio is a weekly podcast from member station WBUR. Hosts Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed offer "radical empathy" and advice on everything from relationships and parenthood to dealing with drug problems or anxiety.<p>Today the Sugars hear from a man in doubt. He says he's found an …

Play-Doh & IB Theory Of Knowledge: Student Hand-Out & Videos

We just finished studying Art in my IB Theory of Knowledge classes and, as always, the last day was spent on a “Play-Doh Project.”<p>Here are the …

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently and How To Get Started

We’ve all heard a lot about “mindfulness” and its potential benefits. But what is it really? And how do you practice it?<br>This infographic from Mindful …

Mindfulness

If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

<i>“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.</i><p>Getting smarter takes time and …

Dalai Lama on Anger: The Ultimate Strategy for Dealing With Anger

The Dalai Lama is a man known for sharing wisdom and enlightenment. So you wouldn’t think he’s someone that gets angry.<p>This isn’t the case. In a …

Mindfulness

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

DIY

The OA and the Dark Side of Science

Brit Marling discusses the folklore and real-life research that went into her trippy Netflix series.<p>In the month since it premiered on Netflix, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s series <i>The OA</i> has inspired close analysis from viewers intrigued by the scientific, philosophical, and religious …

South Dakota

18 New Year's Resolutions Every Married Couple Should Make Together

New year, new marriage. Well, sort of. Whether you just got hitched in 2016 or are coming up on your 10-year anniversary, it’s never too early (or too late) to start working on your relationship and building toward a healthier, happier future together. But exactly what goals should you set, and …

Psychology

Female artists unite in the face of a new political era

In just over two weeks, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America – leader of the free world. Understandably, people are pissed. Women are pissed.<p>In time for Trump’s inauguration, held on 20 January, and the 45th anniversary of the 1973 landmark case Roe …

10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2017

None of these skills will appear in a job description, but they can help make you one of the most indispensable people in the office.<p>You may have resolved to lose weight or exercise more this year, but what about resolving to become a better employee? Your efforts could make you indispensable (and …

Comic Series Takes A Candid Look Inside The Mind Of Someone With Anxiety And Depression

When Holly Hindle draws herself, she draws herself as a bear. For Hindle, 27, bears make her comics more relatable and provide an escape from body …

Girlfriend Secretly Creates Comic Strips Based On Life With Her Boyfriend

People show love for their significant others in many different ways, and for artists there's no better way to show love than with a drawing or …

4 visual artists you need to follow in 2017

Picasso once said “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth,” and after a year like 2016, we could all use some more of that. I’ve scoured …

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

Knitting

5 Inexpensive Office Perks That Give Huge Payoffs | Inc.com

It's no surprise that teams around the globe continuously look for ways to improve their workspace. We spend the majority of our week at the office, so it's important to create an environment that is not only productive, but also fosters creative thinking. Here are a few things that can be …

Employment

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But that's the third time you've given in to your sweet tooth this …

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2016

Here are some of the most beautiful and insightful personal essays that BuzzFeed staff and contributors wrote this year (in the order they were published).<p><b>"</b>As a trans woman, my relationship to makeup — and accompanying cisnormative beauty ideals — has been particularly fraught. My 2015 resolution …

A 'Hamilton'-Themed Gift Guide For The #HamFan In Your Life

"The Hamilton Mixtape" is finally available. But there's so much more out there to give.<p>“The Hamilton Mixtape” has arrived. And most fans have likely bought or streamed the record in its entirely since the midnight release on Dec. 2. So, assuming the “Hamilton” devotee in your life already has this …