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Back to Basics: How to Wash Your Natural Hair

via <b>Good Hair Diaries by Kavuli</b><p>If you have a head full of natural hair like myself, wash day can be a bit intimidating if your new to the healthy …

20 Satisfying Lunches That Promote Weight Loss

Your lunch break just became the healthiest part of your nine to five.<p>You probably spend your mornings at work counting down the minutes 'til your much-needed lunch break, so why not double your pleasure by brown-bagging a delicious meal you can actually get excited about? Skip the drive-thru, stop …

Protein: The Best Sources

The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for protein is .8 grams per kilogram of body weight, says Lisa Young, PhD, RD, a nutritionist in New York City, and author of <i>The Portion Teller</i>. If you’re trying to lose weight, she recommends upping your intake to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight (that comes to …

Nutrition

Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance

What is your true purpose? What fulfills you in your heart of hearts? These questions focus our attention on the big picture, the vision that we hold for ourselves in life.<p>Living a life of balance means attending to work, relationships, health, intimacy, spiritual growth, flow activities and making …

What My 94-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me About Life

A year ago my 94-year-old grandma was sitting next to me, and I recognized that her reality was much different than mine. Here was a woman who has lived through the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of President Kennedy, 9/11, and now …

Sleep Better Tonight and Have Better Work-Life Balance Tomorrow

It's 10:02 a.m. as I write this, and I should be well awake by now... but forgive me if I'm a little groggy. As you can tell from the screenshot of my activity tracker, I did <i>not</i> get enough sleep last night. A little too much caffeine late in the evening along with staring at the screens of my …

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Travel

An A to Z of the city of Granada Spain

Many people think of the Alhambra palace when imaging Granada, Spain. This is the main reason for visiting this corner of Spain. This impressive …

European Travel

5 Creativity Lessons You Already Learned In Kindergarten

Let's be honest: Life -- and work -- was way more simple when we were in kindergarten.<p>Not only did we approach the world with an unfiltered view and a resilient mind, but our creativity was at its peak when we were children. Our masterpieces back then were colorful drawings of dancers and dragons …

5 Important Reasons To Embrace A Little Adventure

Where would we be without a little adventure?<p>As Eleanor Roosevelt once stated, "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." In other words, we grow and become our best selves when we take advantage of …

5 Mindful Ways to Start Your Day

When you wake up each morning, do you find yourself constantly hitting the snooze button, fighting the inevitable? How you begin the day often sets the tone for the rest of the day.<p>Here are some ways to start each day with a step toward mindful living. These are methods I put into practice in my …

Why Being Near The Ocean Can Make You Calmer And More Creative

Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. In ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal wisdom, …

4 Reasons Good Manners Need To Make A Comeback

When I was the ripe old age of 6, my grandpa gave me my first stern lesson in etiquette.<p>We were sitting at the dinner table, and I leaned on the surface with vigor as I waited for my mother to dish out my serving of green beans. He looked at me with a serious expression and a slight crinkle in his …

How To Be The Most Positive Person In The Room

No one wants to be -- or be around -- a Negative Nancy. Positive people encourage others to be happier and more comfortable with themselves because their energy is contagious. And with all the adversity we face in our lives, it's no wonder that kind of outlook is appealing.<p>Studies show optimism …

50 Simple Ways To Transform Your Life For The Better

Everything isn't always as complicated and messy as we have come to believe. Sometimes, life is simply about happiness and the small ways we choose to engage in the beauty of being alive.<p>Cling to your moral compass. Believe in the values that compose who you are and never allow others the power to …

Happiness

5 Surprising Things That Happen When You Stop Expecting Achievements to Make You Happy

We tend to seek happiness in the wrong place.<p>"As soon as I get that promotion, everything will be great."<p>"When I find a husband I'll finally be happy."<p>"My worries will be over when this business starts making money."<p>We're seeking happiness in achievement, which never works.<p><b>Detach Happiness From</b> …

10 Things That Real Friends Do

Some believe that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.<p>This goes for friendships, too. Here are some of the qualities that I am grateful for in my friends. While different people have different qualities, just thinking about them makes me smile. Take a look and see …

26 Things Every Person Should Do For Themselves At Least Once A Year

<b>1.</b> Buy yourself a good pair of shoes. A <i>really good</i> pair of shoes. A <i>could walk around the city for 8 hours and feel okay</i> pair of shoes. A <i>matches</i> …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Inc.com

<i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization</i> <i>to provide their tips and tricks for maximum …

Time Management

7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone At Least Once In Your Life

1. You will meet amazing people.<p>While traveling with friends or a significant other can be a lot of fun, traveling solo for a certain amount of time …

20 Things Every Person Should Do Before They Have Kids

Vacation to hard to get to, take three planes kind of places with adventuresome, peaceful and adult-only type activities. Yes, you can attempt to …

7 Gifts Sure To Impress Your Friend Who Has It All

Around the holidays, some of our friends have a lot of things and are virtually impossible to shop for, stumping us and forcing us to give them a …

25 Things You Have To Try In Your 20s At Least Once

1. Call that person you’ve been thinking about for longer than you can remember, but whose rejection you have always feared. Just pick up the phone, …

23 Priceless Habits That Will Make You Your Greatest Self

1. Love yourself. If you can’t, how can someone else? You can’t truly love someone until you don’t <i>need</i> them in your life… No one is going to fix your …

One Simple Habit That’ll Make You Great At Conversations

Today, we’re going to completely strike from the face of the earth a pain in the ass experience we’ve ALL had….<p>I’m good in the first few minutes of …

Paulo Coelho: 'I had an enormous amount of fun being a hippy'

The Brazilian-born writer, 66, on wealth, travel and having coffee with strangers<p><b>Writing means sharing.</b> It's part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions. I discovered very early in life that the best way for me to communicate is through my writing, but it took me …

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Let Your Life Shine

<b>“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~Hafiz of Shiraz</b><p>I have been on a quest to be …

Positive Thinking

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …