Nydia Duran

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Desperate for serenity? Check into one of India’s 5 best ashrams

Even the most luxurious holiday cannot compete with a stint in the ashram. Offering peace, quiet and humility, ashrams are great equalisers. There’s …

Orgasmic Meditation Is The Latest Thing Everyone Is Trying, So What Does It Do?

Why go to Yoga when this could be the answer?<p>What’s good for the Goop is good for the gander! Last weekend at Gwyneth Paltrow’s branded health …

From peace to strong core—there’s a yoga move for everything you need

Toned arms, powerful legs and the unnatural ability to contort bodies in ways we can only dream of—it’s easy to associate yoga with physical …

Tip: The Very Best Low-Body Mobility Exercise

If you're only going to do one mobility drill to improve your squat, this should be it.<p>The Ass Was Far Away From the Grass<p>As someone who struggled …

Here's the strategy Navy SEALs use to persevere through impossibly tough conditions

That might sound like a ridiculous assertion: Seriously? You're underwater in scuba gear with your instructor tying your air hose in knots, 100% certain that you're going to die, and a key to success is telling yourself, <i>You can do it</i>?<p>That's what Barker — who runs a popular blog by the same name as …

Positive Thinking

8 Signs You're Being Lied To

How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you—and that they did it more than once.<p>How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you—and that they did it more than once. It’s a hard fact to accept, but even your closest …

How turmeric can help you get brilliant white teeth (really)

Even though turmeric is a game-changing skin booster and inflammation-fighting superfood, you have to be careful handling it—because it turns …

Lowe's Iris brings professional monitoring to your DIY smart home

Don't call it a comeback, but Lowe's Iris is repositioning itself in the smart home with a $15 per month, contract-free monitoring service.<p>I wasn't a big fan of Iris by Lowe's Second Generation Smart Home system. The $10 monthly fee for basic app-enabled smarts was a strong sticking point in my …

This brilliant water pitcher will order a new filter on its own as soon as it needs one

Sometimes you look at a new “smart” product and think to yourself, does that <i>reeeeeeally</i> need to be connected? This, however, is not one of those …

7 Secret NYC Gardens You Must Visit This Spring

If the relentless pace of the city has you down, it’s time to step away from it all. Need somewhere to go? Look no further than your own …

1950s Ranch

Menlo Park, California<p>This addition and renovation of a midcentury California ranch home is tied together with warm ipe wood.<p>In Menlo Park, California, a retired couple set out to add space and function to their cute but compact 1950s ranch home. Knowing the original house needed structural …

Northern California

12 Ways to Use Leftover Eggshells

After the Easter egg hunt is done, the ham has been served, and the ears have been bitten off the bunnies, you may find yourself making excessive …

9 Super Chic Backyard Ideas to Elevate Your Outdoor Space

It's spring, and the weather is finally starting to warm, and you're probably thinking about getting outside, and maybe thinking about creating a …

These Prefab Passive Houses Can Reduce Energy Use by 90 Percent

An architecture firm and a construction firm team up to provide affordable eco-friendly pre-made homes.<p>It seems like everywhere you look these days you see homes covered with solar panels. If Tesla's recent announcement about solar roof tiles is any indicator, this trend is here to stay. While …

Learning to distinguish “fear” from “fear of fear” is key to leading a happy life

There’s one piece of advice that’s always stuck with me: “The only way to not be scared of being punched in the face is being punched in the face.” This is quite true, as I learned after receiving the first (and only) punch in my life. Late one night, I inadvertently bumped into someone outside a …

Framing

A Cultish Parisian Apothecary Opens In New York

With an increased demand for brands with authentic origin stories and uncompromising ingredient sources, a new wave of apothecary-style beauty and wellness aids have caused a rush on small-batch, ancient recipes—not to mention amber glass bottles. But no one has remastered Old World traditions …

13 Healthy Snacks to Pack During Festival Season

Grab your crop tops, glitter hairspray, and unicorn headband — it’s officially festival season! Before you start rushing to the main stage, you need sustenance, and ideally, it should be healthy (not just pizza and beer). Whether you’re making the trek to Coachella, Lollapalooza, or Bonnaroo, …

Increase the value of your home with open plans and patios, says new report

A new study from Realtor examines what matters most<p>If you’ve ever wanted to renovate your kitchen, re-do the floors, or go full Joanna Gaines on your home, you’ve likely indulged in a little self-justification, claiming it would “improve the value” of the house. But getting a real return on …

24 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Simply put, Japan is a fascinating destination. Here, you'll find a seamless blend of old traditions and new technology. You'll also discover …

Japan

This crazy yoga technique will supercharge your digestion—and your handstands

Want to learn a yoga move that’ll make your Instagram followers stop short while scrolling? You could try nauli, an ancient cleansing practice for …

Yoga

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Gear & Gadgets

19 Awesome Things For Your Yard That'll Make Your Neighbors Jealous

Be the envy of every nosy neighbor.

Road Trip through Utah's National Parks

TravelUtah's National Parks<p>This road trip will take you through tall hoodoos, epic arches, and more otherworldly landscapes.<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s five …

6 Secret Camping Spots in California You've Never Even Heard Of

Summer is coming up fast, and that means one thing: campsites throughout California will soon start filling up like wildfire. Even if you manage to …

52 Types of Wood and the Trees They Come From

How much do you know about different kinds of wood that might be used in your architectural projects?<p>In the words of the infographic's creator, Alan …

Beautiful Rooms With a Modern Farmhouse Style

(Image credit: Cambria USA)<p>In a survey of over 1,000 Americans, the team at Next Day Blinds found that the #1 home trend of 2017 was "Modern …

These 5-Minute Yoga Stretches Will Relieve Stomach Bloat ASAP

There's nothing worse than finishing a delicious meal only to cap it off with a stomachache. We've previously identified some of the inconspicuous …

What Living In A Dumpster Taught This Startup Founder About Designing Tiny Homes

Wilson, who was known as Professor Dumpster at the time, was an environmental sciences professor at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin who …

UC Berkeley

Can Bone Broth Cure Cellulite? A Celebrity Nutritionist Weighs In

| Thu., Mar. 2, 2017 2:36 PM<p>When you first learned that celebrities are drinking bone marrow, you probably thought, "Yuck! I don't know if I can get …

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …