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Why do Buddhists Meditate?

When one hears the word "Buddhism", one of the first things that pop up into people's heads is the idea of meditation. While Buddhism is much more than meditation and meditation isn't unique to Buddhism, meditation is something that holds very deep importance in Buddhist teachings. The Buddha …

Meditation

You Should Probably Be Eating More Turmeric. Here's How

Turmeric is quickly becoming an “it” superfood. You’ve probably seen the ingredient all over Pinterest and Instagram in the form of golden-hues …

8 Genius Ways To Use Overripe Avocados

<i>by guest blogger Stephanie Eckelkamp, senior associate editor at</i> Prevention <i>magazine</i><p>Sure, everyone loves a perfectly ripe avocado--they're vibrantly green, ultra photogenic, and tender yet firm enough to hold their shape when sliced and diced. But anyone who has ever bought one knows that they're …

19 Vegan Breakfasts You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less

When simply getting out the door without mismatched shoes is considered a feat during chaotic weekdays, whipping up a satisfying morning meal seems …

Breakfast

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What Is a Trust, and Why Should I Have One?

Trusts can be a great way to update an estate plan, whether within a will or as a separate estate-planning tool. Source: David Morris via Flickr.<p>Trusts have a reputation for being something that most people don't have to worry about, with most seeing a trust as a vehicle for the ultra-rich to …

Pre-planning for Medicaid with an irrevocable trust

Make This Delicious Four-Minute Lemon Cake In Your Microwave

A deliciously light and citrusy lemon cake doesn’t have to take a ton of time in a hot oven to bake. This lemon cake takes about four minutes, and …

The One App You Should Check Before You Book Your Next Flight

It's not just when you fly that affects your ticket price. It's when you book.<p><i>This story originally appeared on money.com.</i><p>If you fly to the same …

20 Tricks You Can Use to Score a Cheap Hotel Room

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>If you're looking for a cheap hotel room, it's only gotten more difficult over the years. In fact, the average daily rate for U.S. hotel rooms has increased in the past seven years, to $121.37 in 2015, according to statistics resource Statista.<p>That doesn't mean you …

Yoga Nidra: The Key to Better Sleep?

According to Ananda’s head of yoga, Kirit Thacker, one session of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, which means, “psychic sleep,” is equivalent to …

This watermelon keg DIY will take your barbecues to a new level

Everyone loves a good cookout -- burgers and hotdogs on the grill, fresh fruit and ice cold beer, it doesn't get much better than that!<p>Now, you could throw a regular old barbecue like all your friends, or you could add a little pizzaz and make your summer party one people will be talking about for …

An in-flight kit you can pack at home to make any seat feel like first class

On a recent overnight flight from New York to Zurich, I had the horrifying realization my toothbrush and toothpaste were packed in the bag I had …

How to make rich broth for ramen — plus a fast shortcut

Egg noodles. I love this innocuous pasta. The rich, tender noodles comfort me when I have a cold, have suffered a challenging day or need to recover from a week of "research eating." When they are buttery and cheesy, or topped with chicken paprikash, my childhood feels close. Fried crispy and …

Recipes

23 Ways to Eat Greens (That Aren't Salads)

By now we're probably much better at appreciating the fiber-filled, vitamin-rich, and antioxidant benefits of the green vegetables we fought so hard …

The Brandologists : A four-week branding series on Facebook Live

I’m a big fan of bad ideas, things that don’t make sense, and trying something new. As a creative entrepreneur, these things make me feel ALIVE. Why? …

This Genius Hack Is The Secret to Making Raw Cookie Dough Edible

Consider your spoon licked.<p>You might think that butter and sugar are responsible for all desserts that taste delicious. But oftentimes, eggs are at work, providing texture, color, and flavor in cakes, delicate cookies, and doughnuts. It's one reason why vegan bakers — who shun animal products like …

Make Money Off Your Airplane Seat with the Seateroo App

A new app is giving you the chance to swap seats with other passengers—for a price, of course.<p>When talking to the gate agent (politely, we hope) won't get you that desperately coveted seat change, you can now take matters into their own hands—all with the touch of a button. Yes, Seateroo, a free …

American Apparel Is Crowdsourcing New Designs

Your products could end up selling in stores and online<p>Are you an aspiring designer that dreams of moving your line out of the world of Etsy and sell alongside the big dogs? American Apparel is now giving you the chance to do so.<p>Sticking to their mission to ethically manufacture products, the …

Want to Improve Your Decision-Making? Shut up for 10 days.

Recently, my partner, who once lived in a meditation-focused intentional community (read: hippie house), urged me to go on a 10-day silent retreat to learn insight meditation. Being a skeptic, but wanting to move our relationship forward, I reluctantly drove to the Sierra Nevadas for just such a …

The Top 10 Honeymoon Resorts in the Caribbean

<i>Picking the perfect honeymoon location is no easy feat — countless destinations, endless hotel options, and finding the ideal spot to suit both you and your new spouse's needs... how do you choose? Well, we've got you covered. Whether you're looking for inexpensive honeymoon ideas, ultra-romantic</i> …

The 14 Best Brunches in The World

Where to enjoy your favorite meal anywhere in the world.<p>Brunch: It’s everyone’s favorite weekend activity. Few things beat a languorous mid-day meal, …

5 Vegan Foods You Should Skip

People decide to go vegan for different reasons. While some do it solely to support animal rights, others are seeking an overall healthier eating …

This beautiful new plane has a feature that's unlike anything we've ever seen

Even large business jets with eight-figure price tags offer very little in terms of natural sunlight.<p>Now Embraer has come up with a revolutionary interior that's straight out of a sci-fi flick.<p>With an interior-design concept called the Kyoto Airship, Embraer has proposed to outfit its Lineage 1000 …

Chickpeas Help You Lose Weight -- And We've Got 4 Delicious Recipes

For anyone trying to cut down on meat and add more healthy pulse protein to their diet, chickpeas are a terrific answer. They are packed with protein, fiber, anti-oxidants and a host of vitamins and nutrients. What's more, studies have shown that when people added chickpeas to their diets they ate …

This May Be the Healthiest Thing to Eat After Your Morning Workout

Carbs are probably the last thing you'd expect to eat after a workout, but according to nutrition coach Joe Wicks, they're essential for …

9 Smoothies for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Try these delicious recipes to keep your skin clear and gorgeous. Bonus: You probably have some of the key ingredients in your fridge already. —Willa Tellekson-Flash<p>Courtesy of Dishing Up the Dirt<p>Courtesy of Things I Made Today<p>Hydration, hydration, hydration. The cucumber in this …

Skin Care

10 Beverages You Should Think Twice Before Drinking

You might want to make a few tweaks to your morning smoothie.<p>Turns out, even some of the "healthy" sips should be considered more carefully.

Nutrition

21 Cauliflower Recipes For Anyone Trying To Eat Fewer Carbs

Cauliflower pizza was just the beginning.

Managing Anxiety with Meditation Expert Rebekah Borucki

I have one of those “unquiet minds” that never wants to relax. Even when doing something I love, such as enjoying a concert or going for a long bike …