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How to Actually do Breathing Meditation Properly to Beat Stress and Anxiety

You may have heard about taking deep breaths and counting to ten when you’re angry or stressed. You may also have been told “just breathe” when you …

Skip The Treadmill And Try These 20 Fat-Blasting Cardio Moves Instead

You can literally do these moves anywhere.<p>Sometimes squeezing in your cardio workouts can feel like a drag—especially when you're stuck on a rotation that takes you from the treadmill to the bike to the elliptical and back again.<p>That's why we asked <i>Women's Health's</i> Next Fitness Star Selena Watkins …

Exercise

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Pain

How Earning $30,000 a Year Can Turn You Into a Millionaire

How to Become a Millionaire Earning $30,000 a Year<p>By Investing Starting at age 25 You can Become a Millionaire<p>Updated January 01, 2018<p>It may sound …

25 Profound Zen Buddhism Quotes That Will Help You Find Meaning in Life

Zen Buddhism is a remarkable philosophy that helps sees things differently than we do in the west. It focuses on living a life that is full of …

10 chic home ideas you can copy surprisingly cheaply

Making your home look that bit more put together and special can simply be a case of adopting a few chic interior design motifs that you've seen …

Why practicing hot yoga is more beneficial than you think

Hot yoga often confuses the un-converted; and especially seeing as most Indians already live in such a hot climate, many yoga devotees use their time …

23 small things you can do every day that will make you happier

Getty Images<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Our friends at <i>Esquire</i> asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve …

Mushroom Is the Color Taking Over Pinterest and Homes in 2017

Here are 10 unique ways to incorporate the elegant color throughout your house.<p>Warmer than gray but cooler than taupe, this neutral, earthy shade is popping up everywhere. Here's how to make the color work in every space.

Home Decorating

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Have a craft creation to sell? Good at home repair? Resale transactions? Voila! You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap.<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own business. But …

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

Relationship Rules You Should Break

Photo: Getty Images<p>When it comes to relationships, some men and women have a rule book they follow. "We feel protected from being hurt or disappointed by the other person by following these rules," explains Jane Greer, Ph.D., relationship expert and author of <i>What About Me? Stop Selfishness From</i> …

How Interior Paint Choices Affect Your Home's Property Value

When trying to sell a house or apartment, it takes more than a great location to seal the deal. Aesthetics matter, and even though it's just a …

Real Estate

You can’t protect your kids from stress. But here are ways to teach them to cope.

A young girl sits in my office, describing the “swishy” feeling that she gets in her stomach when she’s at school. It tends to happen at drop-off, just after lunch and as she watches the clock tick toward the end of the day. It happens so often that she knows she’s not actually sick, but it bothers …

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

5 Reasons to Buy the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The <b>Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF</b> is a primarily market cap-weighted index that's designed to track the CRSP US Total Market Index. It is one of the best ways to buy a broadly diversified portfolio of American stocks and pay mere pennies in fees and expenses.<p>Here are …

What's the Right Way to Walk Away?

In marriage, the seven-year itch occurs when a couple that has been together for a while—say, seven years—suddenly experiences a decline of happiness …

9 Signs Your Long-Term Partner Is Still Madly In Love With You

It's the little things that count.<p>Keeping the flame alive in any relationship takes work. But after decades together, we sometimes forget to show our partner they're still appreciated. But it's the little things that make -- and keep -- a marriage happy.<p>We asked our friends and Facebook<p>fans to tell …

The Best Mutual Funds for Your Retirement

You’ve worked hard to amass your retirement savings, and if your golden years are fast approaching, making the right investment makes all the …

Intrusive Thoughts: An Entrepreneur Takes On The Pain And Stigma Of Mental Illness

Aaron Harvey is using his digital know-how to build awareness of Pure OCD.<p>It started when I was 13 years old. My mom was throwing a party and called us inside from playing basketball to join the fun. As I entered my bedroom to put away the ball, I saw a young child sleeping in my bed. Careful not …

Design Trend: Mid Century Modern is Here to Stay

Last year, Elle Décor held an online conversation asking this question: Is it time to leave Mid Century Modern behind? Needless to say, comments …

Yoga To Relieve Pain In Between The Shoulder Blades - Monthly Yoga with Abi

Do you suffer from pain in between your shoulder blades and tightness in your upper back, neck and shoulders? Hours on the bike with your arms …

Retiring? Consider These 3 Things to Avoid Running Out of Money

The majority of Americans don't think they are saving enough and are worried their savings won't last as long as they do.<p>Only 31 percent of workers who participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k), 403(b) or 457, are "extremely confident" or "very confident" that they will …

Retirement

How to build a hobbit house: building process and house equipping

If you are tired of wearying urban life or you do not have enough money to buy an apartment or house, you have an option of low-cost type of housing. …

5 worst housing markets for first-time buyers

First-time homebuyers will have better luck in some spots than others.<p>New homebuyers are far better off purchasing a home in many towns in the middle …

The Best Foods for Quick and Healthy Detox

If you read about ancient torture methods, you’ll find some pretty gnarly stuff like something called “infusion,” in which a victim is bound and then …

Overlooked Rental Home Cash Flow

Cash flow, that monthly bank deposit of rent collected in excess of operating expenses is a major consideration when investors evaluate a rental property. Sometimes new investors forget one component of cash flow simply because they don't see it every month. Think of cash flow not as a calculation …

Cannabis Testing Companies Get Green Light From BofA Merrill Lynch

Bank of America analysts are skipping the typical marijuana stocks and instead they are focusing on the cannabis testing companies. The life sciences tools as they call them could be a $50-$100 million market by 2020.<p>The BofA estimate for this market is much smaller than other analyst estimates and …

Cannabis

Four mortgage trends to watch in 2016, like more missed payments

Mortgage rates weren't supposed to make record lows in 2015, not if you asked economists and the Bank of Canada two years ago. But they did. And despite all the chatter about the first U.S. rate hike since 2006, Canadian rates could do it again in 2016.<p>But interest rates won't be all that's …