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The Surprising Upside To Pessimism

There's a benefit to seeing the glass half-empty.<p>Contrary to popular belief, having a positive outlook doesn't always lead to positive results. While 89 percent of the world self-identifies as optimists, they may be missing out on some of the benefits of pessimism.<p>Pessimism, the tendency to see the …

Happiness

Nasa astronauts take first bites of lettuce grown in space: ‘Tastes like arugula’

The bountiful harvest aboard the International Space Station is part of Nasa’s Veggie experiment to make spacecrafts more self-sustaining for longer missions<p>It was one small bite for man, one giant meal for mankind.<p>On a gustatory adventure never attempted by humanity, astronauts have for the first …

Space Science

5 Delicious Quinoa Recipes to Help You Maintain That Summer Beach Body

Well hello superfood! Quinoa is an edible seed that is high in protein, iron, fiber and magnesium - and goes with just about everything in the food lexicon. However, despite all of its healthy properties, quinoa is one of those things that, until recently, my husband (who is a ravenous eater of all …

19 Ways To Eat Less Added Sugar Without Even Trying

Crazy easy swaps, hacks, and make-ahead recipes.

Bread

10 Inspirational Books that can Change Your Life

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and …

Motivation

26 Apps Designed to Make Your Life Easier (You Can Thank Us Later)

Productivity, productivity, productivity.<p>It’s all anyone ever wants to talk about. Surely you’ve noticed that apps designed to make your life easier …

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ISPs

The best sweet and savoury brunch recipes for lazy weekends

A stack of pancakes or creamy avocado toast? A classic omlette or a big bowl of granola? We have a delicious brunch dish to suit everyone<p>Weekends are made for lie-ins and brunch. They're the perfect excuse to sit down with family or friends and enjoy a proper meal in your pyjamas, instead of …

Breakfast

Be Your Own Barista: Your Guide to 4 Pour Over Coffee Methods

You've mastered the French press and your push-button coffee machine. But can you make pour over coffee like your favorite barista?<p>You've seen the fleet of cones perched above soon-to-be exquisite single cups of coffee, and you've noticed the barista at the specialty coffee shop pouring water …

Coffee

8 vegetables it’s better to eat raw

You’ll get the most out of these cancer-fighting cruciferous veggies if you don’t cook them<p>Cooking vegetables is usually a good idea: Heat breaks down cell walls, releasing antioxidants. But heating cruciferous vegetables (part of the Brassicae family) actually destroys their unique …

How to Get Up Early

<b>Picture Your Rivals</b><p><b>Name:</b> John Burk<p><b>Location:</b> Fort Stewart, Georgia<p><b>Occupation:</b> Instructor at the Fort Stewart Noncommissioned Officer Academy and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan<p>Burk’s a former drill sergeant, but that doesn’t mean a 4 a.m. wakeup call comes easy. So Burk remembers an old …

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time Management

These Foods Are Making You Sleepy

<i>Forget turkey and crash-inducing candy -- these surprising foods could be the reason you're counting the hours until bedtime.</i><p>By Emma Haak

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

What life is like in the Norwegian city where the sun doesn't rise or set 4 months out of year

Then the days get progressively longer until the Midnight Sun period, from May to July, when it never sets. After the midnight sun, the days get shorter and shorter again until the Polar Night, and the yearly cycle repeats.<p>So, perhaps understandably, many people had a hard time relating when I told …

Oil heads for biggest weekly drop since March as rig count rise

Oil headed for the biggest weekly decline since March as a rebound in U.S. drilling added to signs that producers will keep pumping into an oversupplied market.<p>Futures in New York fell for a third day, extending this week's decline to 5.4 per cent. The number of active rigs seeking oil climbed by …

Super Cute Kitten Copies Her Mom’s Every Move

Amber is the Branded Content Editor at LittleThings. She currently resides in Manhattan.<p>Copy cat just took on a whole new meaning with this adorable …

10 Delicious and Healthy Ways to Use Chia Seeds

Just because something’s little doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. Case in point: Chia seeds. These little superstars are tiny, but they’re loaded with …

An Hour After Breakfast, You're Hungry — What Gives?!

You woke up, ate breakfast, and went to work — but as soon as you head into that first meeting of the day, your tummy starts to grumble and your energy levels start to plummet. Needing to eat again so close after your first meal is not going to help you lose or maintain your weight, so WTH! If …

Nutrition

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

British Columbia

Avian Flu Outbreak Among Chickens—How Long Can we Continue this Failed Food System?

Avian Flu Outbreak Among Chickens—What This Disaster Can Tell Us About Our Food Production<p>Three large egg-producing states in the US are in the midst …