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19 cocktails you've probably never heard of but should start drinking immediately

It's cold outside. You're at some party. And you pour yourself a glass of cheap-o wine or beer.<p>Just like last year. And the year before that.<p>Regular old wines and beers are fine for a Thursday night in March, but this is the holiday season. Time to spice things up a bit and try something a bit more …

The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

11 Ways to Be More Like a Zen Monk

<i>Photo credit: thegardenofzen.com</i>Recently, I read a story about the state of decline of Zen Buddhism in Japan and of the rapid closure of Zen …

17 Hot Cocktail Recipes for Cold Winter Nights

As a kid, cold days meant warming mugs of hot chocolate and mulled cider. I still reach for cocoa and cider when it gets cold, but nowadays I often open up the liquor cabinet, too. While there's nothing wrong with adding just a shot of rum or whiskey to your mug, remember that you can treat hot …

Adele is the largest-selling artist on earth — here's how she could revolutionize the music business, too

And who can blame her? Between Adele's album sales and Taylor Swift's cultural and touring dominance (FYI: she played to a stadium full of 76,000 people in Sydney last weekend), it's tough to stand out at the moment, even for Rihanna, one of Forbes' top 10 grossing female artists. Despite working …

15 Thanksgiving Cocktails Because 1 Is Never Enough

Thanksgiving isn't just a marathon day of eating at my house—it's also a marathon day of drinking. My family always celebrates the holiday with plenty of beer, wine, and especially cocktails. We're always mixing up what we drink—one year someone is really excited about individually mixed drinks, …

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise During the Colder Months

<i>Co-authored by Carly Alaimo, content manager at Avelist</i><p>But it's. So. Cold.<p>1. <b>Get some new gear.</b> A little lycra can go a long way. It's called "enclothed cognition" - a scientific term describing the influence that clothes have on the wearer's psychological processes due to the symbolic meaning of …

Mindfulness: Five Mindless Tips

There's a saying that goes something like "Thoughts are like children. They are better in the backseat rather than driving the car". Most people's …

Spotify may not be that bad for the music industry, after all

Despite all the fuss about Spotify’s streaming-music model—and its potential for slashing artist royalties—it looks like Spotify isn’t hurting the music industry after all.<p>But it’s not exactly helping it either, suggests a new working paper published this month by the National Bureau of Economic …

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin finally break silence following ‘conscious uncoupling’ statement

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have broken their silence following the announcement of their marital split.<p>Three days after the release of their now-infamous "conscious uncoupling" statement, the celebrity couple have released a followup statement to thank fans for their support.<p>And once again, …

The Best Free Yoga Videos on YouTube

There are so many reasons to heart yoga (after all, the practice boosts brainpower, increases strength, and can calm you down), but sometimes it’s …

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