Melissa Ward

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Top 10 Poses to Practice Every Day

Home practice is hard. It’s only human to go through phases where you get distracted by the shiny, next, new challenge pose in your practice—or on …

17 True Crime Documentaries To Watch Before They Leave Netflix

The current pop culture fascination with true crime documentaries is real, and it is not going anywhere. If you're one of the many, <i>many</i> people …

Crime

The 6 Types Of People You Need In Sobriety

Think about the people in your life for a moment. Chances are that they all offer something different. Not one of them is the same, and that’s what …

How to Take Back Your Life and Unsubscribe From the Drama of Everyday Living

“You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding.” …

Personal Organizing

Meth lab home cleaning services in ACT can't cope with demand

The number of houses in Canberra that have to be decontaminated following the discovery of meth labs inside is on the increase.<p>Companies that …

Swap the bottle for the joint: Can pot-related drugs wean substance abusers off the hard stuff?

Could the chemistry of marijuana lead to drugs that reduce cravings for cocaine? Maybe<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>Debate over whether pot is a gateway drug that leads to more serious abuse problems — think heroin or cocaine dependence — has raged on seemingly …

The 15 Best Cheap Furniture Makeovers We've Ever Seen

Is your table, chair, or dresser on its last leg? Don’t haul it off to the junkyard! Instead, flip through our favorite affordable yet unforgettable …

Stress and Anxiety Can Cause Short-Term Memory Loss

Here's what you can do about it.<p>Memory loss can cause us to feel stressed and worried about our health. But, is it that same stress and anxiety that's actually causing the memory loss in the first place?<p>Researchers from Ohio State university have found that long-term stress and anxiety can cause …

How to Divide a Bedroom Area From the Living Room in a Studio Apartment

Where you plunk the sofa determines the sense of ease and the rest of the decor in the living room. If you have an odd-shaped room, an …

A low sex drive is affecting my relationship - what do I do?

I remember once going to see a film called <i>The Tin Drum</i> with my male partner, a film we both agreed was erotic and arousing. In a post-coital chat …

4 simple, smart furniture arrangement tips for decorating your first home

(BPT) - Buying your first home? Congratulations! Now you get the pleasure of decorating and deciding where everything should go in your new …

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Watchlist

These Crimes Are Not for Sensitive Ears

The first time I saw the pudgy, self-satisfied David Michael Krueger was on “The Mind of a Murderer,” a documentary about a treatment program for …

These 5 Habits Can Relieve Loneliness

One major challenge within happiness is loneliness. The more I’ve learned about happiness, the more I’ve come to believe that loneliness is a …

The best therapy for insomniacs? Getting things done

The other day, I received an e-mail with the subject heading "insomniac baking." A co-worker was urging everyone to scarf down the homemade brownies and salted caramel bars she had made in the wee hours. "When I can't sleep, I bake," she wrote.<p>Another co-worker replied that she, too, was often up …

10 Instant Cures For Menstrual Cramps You Didn't Know

Most women experience some level of pain during their period. This is caused by the uterus contracting and relaxing, and the pain can last between a …

Alternative Medicine

8 Ways To Declutter Your Home

When you declutter your home, your household tasks become more efficient and you can spend more time doing what you love and less time on unimportant …

11 Surprising Facts About Coffee Every Caffeine Addict Should Know

Turns out there is an optimal time to drink it.<p><b>1. Most energy drinks don't contain as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.</b> Don't believe anyone who tells you those expensive energy drinks have more bang than a cup of coffee. A 16-ounce Monster has about 150 milligrams of caffeine — half the amount …

Horror ASMR Will Give You Tingles and Chills

A niche community of YouTube filmmakers mix the pleasurable sounds of ASMR with the creepiness of horror films.<p>Late at night, you click on "☼ ══╣♥♥ The ULTIMATE ASMR MAKEOVER!!! ♥♥╠══ ☼". It's hosted by a man called "Phoenician Sailor." He has greying hair, a pale and narrow face, and the calmest …

5 New Netflix Releases to Stream in February

<i>Each month, the streaming channel offers up a new slate of film and TV offerings to keep you and your queue occupied. Here, we highlight the five we’re most excited about this February and provide the full list of new releases below.</i><p>hanibal buress<p><b>The Standup Special</b><i><br>Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado</i> …

The best and worst of Netflix’s weird hidden categories

Anyone who's used Netflix knows that the streaming service carries a rather...eclectic selection of movies, and that those movies happen to be …

2018 IRS Tax Refund Schedule (2017 Tax Year) – When Will I Receive My Tax Refund?

When it comes to filing a federal tax return, there are a few questions that people care about more than any other – how much am I paying on taxes, …

Identity Theft

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes per day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<br>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p><b>SEE ALSO: Study: Prioritizing time over money leads to more happiness</b><p>That's because he …

Happiness

Netflix bought the first great horror movie of the year at Sundance, and here's why you need to see it

The midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival can be hit or miss, but when the program is done right, it includes some of the best movies at the festival.<p>The section has a gem this year from a first-time Iranian filmmaker who has looked back on his memories growing up through the Iran-Iraq War …

These Adorable Videos Are Scientifically Proven To Make You Happy

Joy is just a cat video away.<p>Some professional advice: Stop what you're doing and watch a cat video. It's good for you.<p>Taking a break with the likes of Lil Bub can make you feel more energetic, less anxious and a little happier than you felt before the video, according to a real scientific study …

Happiness

10 Things All Moms Should Do Every Day

I don't know about you, but my days are nuts. I am everything from CEO to short-order cook. Too often, I get caught up in the details of the day and lose sight of the things that make each day worthwhile. I suspect you do too, as the plight of the over-committed mom remains an epidemic.<p>So, as I …