Patricia Cooper

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8 Beauty Products That Are Just As Good As Botox

The wisdom that comes with each passing year is great—but we prefer to achieve it without the accompanying wrinkles. And while we’re known for trying …

The Right Hair, Beard, and Glasses Styles, According to Your Face Shape

Have you ever noticed how some guys look stupid in aviators? That's probably because their face shape is a little too round, and aviators work best for people with a squarer face. (It might also be because aviators can look douchey if you're not careful.) Well, those same geometry rules apply to …

The Great British Baking Show's Paul Hollywood shares his Victoria Sponge recipe

Every once in a while we want to do more than just salivate while watching <i>The Great British Baking Show</i> — we want to taste those treats for real! So …

A new path for treating depression

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about major depressive disorder (MDD). Some think that depressed people merely need a change of heart, choosing to think happy thoughts instead of sad ones. Others think that depression results from chemical imbalances in the brain, not entirely untrue. …

Depression

Do These 3 Things in Your Living Room to Lose Weight

You're already binge watching the highly addictive <b>13 Reasons Why</b>, or maybe the heartwarming <b>This is Us</b> is more your speed. Since you know you'll be in in your living room for 30 to 60 minutes, it's the perfect time to fit in a little fitness. Every little bit helps, so even if you don't feel like …

Aerobic Exercise

Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Victoria – in pictures

Van Gogh and the Seasons, a new exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne, features 49 works from throughout the artist’s career. Ranging from sketches to colourful oil paintings, the works vividly illustrate Vincent van Gogh’s passion for nature and the development of his fascination with colour. Here …

Vincent Van Gogh

8 Stretches You Should Do While Watching TV To Boost Your Health

If you're like most Americans, there's a good chance you're sedentary for the majority of your waking hours. According to one recent survey, Americans sit an average of 13 hours a day and sleep an average of 8 hours—and there's a growing body of research showing our sedentary ways is not helping …

Yoga

7 Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes That Don't Taste Like Cardboard

There are some pretty scary facts about bakery muffins (some have more sugar than a fat slice of cake!), so we prefer to bake them ourselves. But to …

Here are the 'smartest' dog breeds, according to a psychologist

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence.<p>As the psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, …

Pets

Kitchen Cabinets Organizers That Keep The Room Clean and Tidy

Keeping the kitchen clean and organized is no easy task. It is, however, easier to achieve that when there’s a designated space for everything and …

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished …

The Cake Everyone Was Obsessed With the Year You Were Born

Who remembers the Tunnel of Fudge cake from the '60s?<p>No matter how hard of times, people still must do one thing: eat cake. Take a walk down memory lane and check out the cake that was most popular the year you were born.

Dessert

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it stew, creating …

Everyone Can Benefit from Mindfulness Practice – BLARB

Despite the cultural perception that mindfulness is reserved for those endowed with white privilege, the practice works for everyone. From Black …

Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness does a lot more than simply calm you down

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important—Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”<p>This quote is from Leo Tolstoy’s <i>What Men Live By, and Other Tales</i>, and it serves as a fitting prompt for us all to direct our attention to what is actually …

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am …

Mindfulness

Don't Beat Yourself Up: Science Says Do These 3 Things Instead

Sometimes you just need to let it go. Science says this is how.<p>Ruminating.<p>It's a fancy word that means pondering past experiences -- often, our mistakes -- over and over. It could be something you said. Something you did. Something you didn't do.<p>Whatever the reason, we as human beings spend a lot …

13 Easy, Edible Gifts For The Holidays

The best holiday gifts are the ones you can eat! From adorable gingerbread men to candied pecans to rum cake, all of these homemade treats make lovely, delicious gifts. Just be sure to make extra so you can keep some for yourself!<p>The best holiday gifts are the ones you can eat! From adorable …

Bread

5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies Will Forever Change Your Holiday Baking Game Plan

It's not until I tried a four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe that I could believe such a feat is possible. When Philia Kelnhofer's <b>Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes</b> ($12) (published by The Countryman Press) came out, I turned straight toward the dessert section to see if I could find …

Cookies

5 Ways to Burn More Fat During Your Walking Workouts

Ready to amp up the speed?<p>Apart from being a low-impact exercise that you can do literally anytime, anywhere, walking can be just as great (if not better!) at spurring weight loss compared to high-intensity boot camps and other balls-to-the-wall workouts, says personal trainer Chris Freytag, …

Fitness

What Happens When a Normal Person Hires a Stylist

Hint: a lot.<p>There comes a time in a woman's life when she craves a style of her own. After spending hours upon hours of my precious youth staring blankly into my closet, trying to create interesting outfit combinations from my same old stuff, I became one of them.<p>My typical process for getting …

Skinny Jeans

When You Need to Change Health Insurance Plans

Open enrollment is here—the time of year when you can sign up or change your 2017 health insurance.<p>For many individual and family health …

Here’s Why You Don’t Need To Use The Weight Machines At The Gym

Exercise machines may take up a lot of real estate on the gym floor, but if you look at them and think WTF, you’re not alone. And if you decide to …

No Weight Workout Program

Whether you're on the road, at home or in a rush, this full body strength training workout can be done anytime, anywhere.<p>You'll work all your muscle …

Workouts

This Mat Exercise Does Amazing Things For Your Back And Shoulders

Fitness trainer Rebecca Kennedy is constantly working with clients, helping them address neck and back pain. Tightness in these areas are so common …

Healthcare costs in retirement could break you

Image 1 of / 7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>If you are about to retire or already retired, you are already thinking about your potential health care costs and …

Retirement

Top 10 Best Slow Cookers 2016

If you're looking for a way to make your hectic life just a little easier, look no further than the mighty slow cooker. There are a ton of options on …