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Create a Calm and Positive Mindset With These 7 Simple Cues

The other day I was bounding up the stairs to get something I’d forgotten when I had this realization: Although getting older, I am still healthy …

America's Coolest Houses

Philip Johnson’s house in the country, a floaty, 1,728-square-foot box of clear glass, completed in 1949, is everything the rest of his buildings are …

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

5 Facts About Outer Space That Hardly Anyone Knows

<i>What are five odd or generally unknown facts about outer space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Leo Abrahamian, on Quora:</b><p>I think I can blow your mind on this one …<p>1.<b>The universe is flat</b> …

Universe

How Meditation Will Transform The Way You Manage Your Time

Have you ever wondered what actually “time” is? We live in a society organized according to a linear vision of time, with a huge imprinted obsession …

Mindfulness Tips to Handle a Crisis Gracefully | Inc.com

It is crunch time again. Your group is facing a deadline, a board meeting, or preparing for a pitch. Game on. Pressure high. For some, high adrenaline fuels performance. For others, the stress leads to insecurity, fragility, and heightened sensitivity. These reactions, combined with different …

Mindfulness

Hubble captures amazing view of Milky Way

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stars upon stars upon stars.<p>In a new image, the Hubble Space Telescope peers into the center of the Milky Way, showcasing the star cluster at the center.<p>According to NASA, the photo contains more than a half-million stars. The star cluster is the densest in the galaxy.<p>Much of the light cast …

Universe

'NASA images show giant hole at North Pole leading to hollow Earth' conspiracy theorists claim

These images reveal NASA is hiding a huge hole leading directly to the centre of the Earth, conspiracy theorists have claimed.<p>The “devastating” …

How to Choose the Best Breakfast for Your Body

Yes, there's even science to prove it! A study published in <i>Obesity Research & Clinical Practice</i> found those who eat breakfast maintain steady blood …

Nutrition

Silence of the Lambs: Jodie Foster reveals she and Anthony Hopkins were 'really scared' of each other

Jodie Foster really abided by the silence part of <i>The Silence of the Lambs</i>.<p>Both she and costar Anthony Hopkins won Oscars for their performances in …

Eat More Fish: A Week's Worth of Pescatarian-Friendly Dishes

Friday nights and early Saturday mornings, you'll usually find me on my couch with a stack of cookbooks and magazines, flipping through recipes on my phone. With the weekend ahead, I can't help but fantasize about the cooking I'll do: pancakes for breakfast, Italian-American-style scampi for …

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

Healthy Eating

8 Secrets of Paris You've Never Heard Before

We love Paris's classic attractions—seeing the Eiffel Tower is always a thrill!—but if you're looking for hidden cafés, museums, and walks that …

France

The hidden world of the Knights Templar

Tucked behind London’s Fleet Street, a patchwork of gardens and graceful buildings tell the story of the most famous knights of the Crusades.<p>It was rush hour on a weekday and I was weaving my way down the Strand, one of central London’s most famous thoroughfares. The street hummed with tourists, …

Ancient History

14 Healthy Recipes for Grilled Fish to Kick Off Warm Weather

It might seem like you were just grocery shopping for winter salads, but now it’s time to break out the grill for healthy warm-weather noms. This is where fish comes into play. It’s nutritious, versatile and pretty much begs to be thrown on the grill. You already have plenty of grilled skewer …

5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss

There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them:<p>We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats into our diet. A good smoothie has all of that.<br>• Smoothies are great …

This Low-Cal, Dairy-Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust Will Blow Your Mind

Yes, we know — everyone is talking about cauliflower crust pizza because it's lower in carbs than traditional pizza dough made with flour. But if you're avoiding dairy or eggs, the basic cheesy crust is off limits. Now you can have cauliflower crust made without mozzarella or eggs, and this one is …

Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health

Did you know that soil is an antidepressant?<p>It's time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a good stint of gardening boosts mental health too.<p>Last month, we found out that people living in an area rich in vegetation have improved physical and …

Anthony Bourdain Thinks You're Crazy for Eating Airplane Food

There's nothing Anthony Bourdain won't eat, but there's one place you won't see him eating.<p>There’s nothing Anthony Bourdain won’t eat—still-beating cobra heart in Ho Chi Minh City, seal eyeballs in Quebec—but there’s one place you won’t see him eating: on a plane. We talked to the host of CNN's</i> …

Ho Chi Minh City

6 Smart Gardening Tips, So You Can Stop Killing Your Basil Plants

Three restaurant gardeners share their secrets and tips.<p>Farm-to-table fever means more restaurants with farmers on their payroll. These three green thumbs share their gardening secrets.<p><b>1. Make Every Inch Count</b><p>If space is at a premium—and isn’t it always?—don’t waste it growing the biggest produce …

The story behind a Rembrandt painting's journey from a New Jersey basement to the Getty

When the small painting with a slightly damaged surface and cracks in its wood backing materialized in September at an auction house in New Jersey, no one expected great things.<p>First and foremost was its murky provenance: The artist was unknown, and so was the date of its creation. The auction …

Fine Art

Confessions of a book vandal: why I tear the endings out of library books

Warning. This article contains spoilers. There are two reasons for this. 1) The story below could not be written without including the endings of certain very famous books. 2) I like spoiling things. Now to the business ...<p>I have a confession. It’s of the serious and shocking variety - as all good …

Books

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

A Master Class in Pruning Hydrangeas from White Flower Farm

The question Barb Pierson, nursery manager at White Flower Farm in Morris, Connecticut, hears most often every year is: “When should I prune my …

From Lace to Lasers -- The Met Museum's Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Exhibit

Twenty years ago, designers were using high-tech materials to create neoprene rubber wet suits and bullet-resistant body armor. Now, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in its new Costume Institute exhibit "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" is filled with 170 designs not only …

17 Kitchen Skills You Should Master by the Time You're 30

<i>By: Julianne Feder</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>When you're younger, it's perfectly acceptable if your kitchen skills are limited to hitting a couple buttons on the microwave or asking mom what's for dinner. By the time you're 30, though, it's time to step it up by mastering a few legitimate …

The science of the beautiful, weird dessert known as “raindrop cake”

The clear, dense jelly used in New York City chef Darren Wong’s “raindrop cake” may be new to Brooklyn foodies—who are lining up by the hundreds to buy it at his weekend stall—but it’s very familiar to people from Japan. Gelatinous desserts and savory foods made with agar, a substance derived from …

Dessert

How Does Low Carb Diet Work For Better Health And Weight Loss?

Going on a low carb diet is something almost everyone has either tried, considered, or heard about at some point. However, low carb diets may mean …

‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’ in Chicago: Just the One-Liners

Huddled up against Lake Michigan, the Midwest metropolis of Chicago receives a theatrical treatment in the latest installment of CNN's <i>Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown</i>. "Chicago is a town, a city that doesn't ever have to measure itself against any other city," Bourdain says. "Other places have to …

Hyde Park