Maura Holtman

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8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Republicans Believe in Small Government Right? Think Again!

Republican's believe in small government, right? Republican presidential candidates usually want to eliminate three or more cabinet departments and sometimes they can even remember the names of the three they want eliminated. Both at the federal and the state level they want to rid us of what is …

Resistance to My Path—How Letting Go Saved Me.

<b>For my entire adult life</b> an opportunity to change has loomed over me. In the past, I resorted to fear as a means of saving myself from each …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Mindfulness

My wife is a female chauvinist pig | Mariella Frostrup

My partner is detached, angry and frigid, says a miserable husband. Mariella Frostrup wonders whether the ‘feminist dragon’ he paints is real<p><b>The dilemma</b> <i>My partner is an educated professional woman and quite successful. She clings to the rock of feminism as a justification of having to be in her</i> …

"The Way We Fall": Eerie Illustrations Of An Apocalyptical World By Yuri Shwedoff

Whether we imagine the world as a futuristic dystopia or a charred wasteland, post-apocalyptic images weigh heavily on our cultural imaginations. In …

90 Days to a Happier You

Illustrations by John Coulter<p>Make 2016 a year of bigger dreams, better sleep, stronger relationships and less stress!<p>We could have resolved to eat …

30 Thoughts to Keep You Positive

There’s a lot out there written on conflict from how to ask what you really want and how to understand what the other side really wants.<p>But what I …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

The Week in Movies - first Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer released! Justice League plot revealed? What will Spider-Man's solo movie be called? and more...

<i>The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, like the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the plot for Justice League</i> …

Why Rogue One May Be the Prequel Star Wars Fans Always Wanted

Advertising [x]<p>by Chris Agar<p>– on<p>in Featured<p>With the book now officially closed on <i>Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens</i>, Lucasfilm has shifted …

Star Wars

Writing is a Kind of Double Living

Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or …

Writing

Old pets are like sad, beautiful music. Is it selfish to enjoy them? | David Ferguson

The more they age, the more you have to ask: when is our desire to hold on to them outweighed by the magnitude of their suffering?<p>For the last 17 years, my most perfect companion has been a seal-point Siamese cat named Juan Carlos I, a blue-eyed, magically soft cross between a toy baby seal and a …

Pets

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

Growing tomatoes in Buckets #vegetable_gardening

Gardening<p><b>How to Grow Tomatoes in 5 Gallon Buckets:</b><p>Turn the 5-gallon bucket over and drill 4 to 6 half-inch drainage holes, spaced evenly over the …

7 Exercises to Get Thighs + Buns of Steel

You already know you should never skip leg day. How else are you going to stand up all day at all those summer music festivals you’ve got planned? Luckily for us, there are plenty of ways to pump up your thighs and get a great quad workout in less than 15 minutes a day. You can run with your dog, …