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Are You in Transition, Too?

Tran·si·tion. tranˈziSH(ə)n,tranˈsiSH(ə)n/. noun 1. the process or a period of changing from one state of being or condition to another<p>I got to …

Self Compassion

A Guided Meditation to Help Quiet Self-Doubt and Boost Confidence

Meditation continues to become more and more popular, and for good reason. Research shows it can help with everything from getting a good night’s …

Meditation

2-year-olds don’t care how others feel — so stop forcing them to apologize

<i>Q: What do you think about making kids say they’re sorry? In theory, it’s nice to teach that apologies are proper when you’ve hurt someone. But we have a 2-year-old, and I’m 100 percent sure he is not sorry at all for hitting the dog, for example, or his brother. I’m just not sure what reaction is</i> …

This is the worst mistake people make when they try to practice mindfulness

<i>What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I do this? I’m so bad at it. My mind is a scattered mess. I can’t meditate! How can these other people do …

12 Tasty Wraps for a Quick and Easy Dinner

Eating healthy on the go is always a struggle. It’s tempting to swing through the drive-thru to pick up a fast food favorite (and you never seem to have time to make your favorite restaurant burgers at home). And there are tons of healthy meals you could whip up at home, but dishes like spiralized …

12 Healthy Food Swaps For Your Favorite Refined Carbs

Make no mistake: Carbohydrates are essential—they’re the body’s main energy source. But the more refined a carb is, the worse it is for you: “Refined …

Healthy Eating

7 Protein-Packed Dinner Recipes That Are Actually Meat-Free

It took a serious health scare to prompt Jean-Christian Jury, an internationally acclaimed French chef, to try veganism. "After years of working …

Celebrate anything, or nothing, with one of these 10 cakes

As if you needed an excuse to make a cake, here are 10 options from the Recipe Finder, ideal for birthdays or a springtime celebration.<p><i>[Bake a cake, and it just might make you feel better]</i><p>World’s Fair Cake, pictured above. Chocolate cake layered with lovely pastel-tinted whipped cream.<p>Pineapple …

Dessert

Magic happens when you combine soy sauce and butter

<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i><p>These last few weeks I’ve …

Your April energy horoscope: How to embrace your dark side

<i>It’s not just the stars and planets that can give you a heads-up on what’s about to happen—an energy forecast can also serve as a metaphysical</i> …

Did autism help drive human evolution?

When you think of someone with autism, what do you see? It might be someone with a special set of talents or unique skills – such as a natural …

Slow Cooker French Toast Is the Laid Back Way to Feed Your Friends a Fancy Brunch

Just as wide leg pants and hair parted down the middle have made a comeback in the last few years, so has another 1970s gem: the slow cooker. In the …

Breakfast

A Buddhist Master Explains What Karma Really Means and How It Can Be Used for Personal Growth

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. You’ve probably heard someone say “She must have some good/bad karma!”<p>Some people think it’s almost fate.<p>But …

Three Unexpected, Life-Changing Lessons I Learned at a Silent Retreat

<b>“Every moment is a choice to begin again.” ~Unknown</b><p>By day three of the five-day silent retreat I found myself wondering, “Why did I do this …

Meditation

23 Soy Sauce and Mirin Recipes, the Dinner Power Couple

Anything can be improved by this salty-sweet combination.<p>Beyoncé and Jay Z. Gisele and Tom. Barack and Michelle. <b>Soy sauce and mirin</b>. What do they all have in common? They're power couples; always better when they're together. Salty soy sauce mixed with sweet rice wine (aka mirin) is the ideal …

How to Make Affirmations Work for You – 5 Easy Steps That Anyone Can Follow

Affirmation is a powerful technique that has helped thousands of people achieve what they desire in life. Many people practice affirmations, but not …

Motivation

Korean Beef Bulgogi + Burritos = The Ultimate Odd Couple

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>It should go without saying that food must, at the very least, taste good. That's the low bar. If you can also make it a riot of colors, so much the better. And that's a pretty impressive feat when your main ingredient is the drab …

How To Be The Person Everyone Respects In 3 Simple Steps

My mentor always tells me that he respects me. You know when someone gives you a compliment, and it feels really weird? That’s how I feel when he …

Self-improvement

10 Ways to Turn a Can of Tuna into a Meal

Filling out two slices of sandwich bread is just the start of what a can of tuna has the ability to do. Keep a few cans tucked away in your pantry …

A former Stanford dean reveals the keys to successful parenting

Lythcott-Haims, a former dean of freshman at Stanford University, is the author of "How to Raise an Adult," and gave the 2015 TED talk "How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting."<p>In both, she argues that today's parents care too much about their kids' short-term happiness, rather than …

Giada De Laurentiis's 20 Most Popular Pasta Recipes You Need in Your Life

27 High-Protein Breakfasts for When You're Sick of Just Eggs

Healthy Eating

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Zen is a specific path of Buddhism that emphasizes the importance of meditation and quiet contemplation, but you certainly don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy the benefits of a Zen-inspired garden. A Zen garden is a type of "dry landscape" that's been appreciated in Japan for many centuries. …

Landscaping

6 Tips For Disciplining Highly Sensitive Kids

Parenting my older son has always been a bit of a wild ride. He came out of the womb with the most serious expression on his face and was moody right …

Parenting

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The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

Where to put the next billion people

Richard T. T. Forman and Jianguo Wu call for global and regional approaches to urban planning.<p>Subject terms:<p>Geography<br>• Society<br>• Policy<p>By 2030, 1.1 …

Why you should take advantage of the psychological practice Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google are teaching their employees

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. Google, for example, offers employees a 19-hour course on the subject, which is so popular that thousands of Googlers take it each year.<p><b>So what</b> …

When You Feel Like A Bad Mom, Remember This

Oh, Mama, I hear you now. You are berating yourself. Questioning yourself. Criticizing yourself. You are saying those words: I am a terrible mom. I …

Parmesan Cheese

Want To Practice Mindfulness? Start At Work

No particular location required. 😌<p>On any given workday, most people appreciate a little break time. But not everyone knows how valuable truly taking a moment can be ― because how you use a break is just as important as the break itself. It’s all too common: you finally get a much-needed break, and …

Slow-Cooker Chicken Bolognese

While I love the taste, I don’t make bolognese sauce very often, just because it usually calls for so many ingredients. Most nights, I just want …