Rebecca Bray

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10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season

Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying.<p>1. …

The 5 Yoga Poses that Will Help You Lose Weight

Half Lift<p>1 of 6<p>Start with your feet together. Hinge forward at the hips and place your hands on your shins. Lift your chest and draw your shoulder …

Yoga

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

The Nation’s Zoos Are Deepening Our Country’s Divide with a #CuteAnimalTweetOff

Are we the only ones rooting for the aquarium?<p>Ladies and gentlemen, our country is suffering a great divide. It seems that everywhere we turn, there …

Cats cosily tucked into bed is the viral trend we need today

It's cold this winter, and cats need cuddling too.<p>Twitter users in Japan are posting the cutest pictures of their cats cosy in bed, and we can't take …

This Instagram account documents the adorable friendship between a dog and cat

If you need your daily dose of cute, look no further than the Instagram account Baronthegerman, which documents the adorable friendship of Baron the …

2017 travel planner: where to go on holiday … and when

Whether you’re looking for a dream holiday or a last-minute city break, here’s the lowdown on how to find bargains and late deals for all types of getaway from now until December<p><b>Book now: summer beach favourites</b><br>If you fancy a balmy beach holiday this summer, don’t take any chances. Last year, with …

Thomas Cook

The 12 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe for couples

With that in mind, a new report from Post Office Travel Money released today has unearthed the cheapest tourist hotspots in Europe.<p>To produce the ranking, Post Office Travel Money calculated several expenses for food and drink — including a three-course meal for two with a bottle of wine, a bottle …

European Travel

What to do when meditation doesn’t work for you

Developing a regular mindfulness practice has always been a goal of mine. I’m an anxious person and I know it would help, but I’m more of a …

Meditation

19 Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly

Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.<p>Low self-esteem is unfortunately a self-fulling prophecy. The worse you feel about who you are and what you do, the less motivation you'll have to do what it takes to build your self-esteem.<p>From there it's easy to spiral down into a cycle of …

17 Dogs Who Can't Believe Christmas Is Over Already

Next Christmas is only seven dog years away...

Caught on camera: Rare ocelot kittens

For the first time in 20 years, wildlife biologists have discovered an ocelot den in Texas, raising hopes for the future of the endangered “little leopard.”<p>Ocelots, which stand 16-to-20 inches high and weigh between 20 and 35 pounds, once ranged from South Texas up into Arkansas and Louisiana. …

Cuddles can’t pay the rent: The high cost of becoming a veterinarian

<b>This Sept. 29, 2015, photo provided by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine shows seven week-old puppies born by in vitro fertilization at the Baker Institute for Animal Health in Ithaca, N.Y. (AP)</b><p>It’s becoming very expensive to become a vet, and it’s not a lucrative career<p>Julie …

College & University

How I memorized an entire chapter from Moby Dick

I always thought I was born with a bad memory. I could never remember multiplication tables, I’m <i>so</i> bad with names, and I honestly couldn’t tell you what I ate for lunch two days ago. Yet I found a way to memorize an entire chapter of <i>Moby Dick</i> in less than four days. It turns out I was going about …

Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

Sometimes, your approach to health and fitness needs a whole new mindset. Tomorrow is the day when we face up to our new year resolutions, particularly when it comes to our bodies. We will be different in 2017, we tell ourselves. We will be fitter, leaner, more effective in our lives.<p>This is …

25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

Happiness

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …