Meghan Thornton

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4 Simple Steps to Getting Twice as Much Done in Half the Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever get to the end of a day, look back and ask yourself, <i>“What did I really get done today?</i>” You feel like you spent the whole day working but have nothing to show for it: Your business hasn't improved. You haven't reduced your …

Time Management

Why Is It Called Easter Island? Interesting Facts About a Mysterious Island

Source : Iain Morrison<p>Discovered on Easter Day 1722, Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world and one of the most interesting. In addition to figuring out how to get to there, here are some crazy travel facts about Easter Island that might just inspire you …

Easter Island

How to taste fancy wine like a boss

Imagine that you’ve been dragged to a dinner party you really do not want to attend. Would you rather take an ice bath on a frigid winter morning than attend this party? Yes. Would you rather lose your significant other, who wants you to be there? Sadly … no.<p>You walk in the door. Avoiding the …

Essential Hiking Gear for Beginners

Whenever we set out on a day hike in the hills, there is always a particular thought at the back of my mind. It always occurs to me that if anything …

5 common myths about hiking that aren't true

Hiking is more than a walk in the park; it’s an outdoor adventure. Amazing for mind and body, hiking sometimes gets over looked. With the long Easter …

Dia-beat it!: 3 foods that help keep diabetes under control

With diabetes 2, it’s not just about eating less – it’s about eating what’s best<p><i>By FMT’s Lifestyle Desk</i><p>If you’ve got type 2 diabetes – the far more …

How we saved $18,000 for a 6-month dream trip

We were lucky enough to have parents on both sides who could contribute to the wedding. Between that and careful budgeting, we avoided wedding debt.<p>Travel was a trickier matter. I dreamed of backpacking for months on end. I wanted to stay in a cave house in Santorini, tour the Alhambra in Granada, …

Taj Mahal

7 under-the-radar family travel destinations

By Jeff Schrum<p>The most common reaction we get when people learn about our family’s year-long trek around the country living in a travel trailer is, “So what was your favorite place?” It’s not that it’s an unreasonable question, it’s just impossible to answer.<p>Despite 40,000 miles under our timing …

National Parks

A Feisty Guide to Meditation From a Half-Assed Practitioner

I say "practice" because that's what the gurus call it. They know it's an ongoing method of connecting with ourselves without any outside data. No words or visuals or comparisons or feedback. It's just you hanging out w<p>Meditation is a trendy topic lately and I hear all sorts of comments about what …

Meditation

This board game was designed to mimic true love and relationships — now it's going nuts on Kickstarter

A romantic comedy board game has reached over twice its fundraising goal on Kickstarter.<p>Called the Fog of Love, the game was developed by …

Oysters and Craft Beer Are a Match Made in Portland

Oysters and craft beer works. It is an amazing pairing that inspired my Oyster Social pop-up all over craft breweries in Portland, Oregon. Can you magine a creamy kusshi or a kumamoto with a cold saison?<p>People who love craft beer have a good palate. They know what they like and they know how they …

What Happened When I Wore 30 Different Lipsticks For 30 Days

Photography by Tory Rust. Manicure by Miss Pop.<p><i>What's the difference between a signature look and a rut?</i> That's the question that struck me one morning this past December as I swiped on my crimson lipstick -- the same one I'd worn for the past three years. While I consider myself an adventurous …

Lips

How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

10 Food Combinations That Can Ruin Your Health

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …

Guided Meditation

The Only Acceptable Way To Serve Sweet Potatoes

If you mash them, we are not friends. Get the full Thanksgiving menu here.<p>Recipe by Alison Roman<p>Serves 8<p>3 lbs. sweet potatoes, scrubbed, unpeeled, sliced about ½" thick<p>4 sprigs rosemary<p>2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>Kosher salt and pepper<p>2 Tbsp. unsalted butter<p>2 Tbsp. honey (or more if you're really feeling it)<p>2 …

Sweet Potatoes

Baked Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese. Creamy and delicious macaroni and cheese without butter, milk or tons of cheese! I have an unhealthy …

Why Self-Confidence Is Crucial for Success (and How to Improve Yours)

Confidence in yourself is absolutely critical to living a joyful life. If you don't trust yourself, you will find people and things to place your trust in, and you'll slowly give away your power.<p>You'll notice that the happiest people you meet are those that are truly confident in themselves and …

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and HeroinGetty Images/Universal Images GroupAs part of a self-described “radical cultural shift,” Ireland …

8 Thoughts That Are Stuck In Anxious People’s Mind Throughout The Day

Have you ever felt anxious? Maybe you had a job interview or an important presentation and it made you nervous. Can you imagine feeling that way all …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Idealism

If Your Wife Hates Sex, Just Don't Look At Her Face, Says Christian Blogger

Worst sex tip ever?<p>A Christian relationship blogger is defending a blog post in which he says that a husband should just avoid looking at his wife's face during sex if she's not into it.<p>Larry Solomon, the writer behind BiblicalGenderRoles.com, wrote some advice earlier this month for a man whose …

PTSD: It's Not Just for Veterans

I have PTSD as a result of sexual abuse that was perpetrated on me throughout my childhood. Child sexual abuse and sexual assault are very common crimes, yet they are so stigmatized that they receive very little attention in the media from a mental health perspective.<p>When Post-Traumatic Stress …

Child Abuse

10 Witchy Books To Learn More About Paganism

Add a little magic to your life.<p>Remember that mysterious girl in middle school who clutched a copy of <i>The</i> <i>Mists of Avalon</i> to her heart like it was a Bible? A powerful novel can have draw us in much like a religious text might and help us explore real, lived spiritual themes.<p>Next up in HuffPost …