Rebecca Durand

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40 Fresh DIY Holiday Gifts for Every Single Person On Your List

This year, save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping, by DIYing the very best gifts for everyone on your list -- friends and family. These ideas from Hometalk bloggers are some of the best ways to show your love this holiday season, so save your cash, and spend some time crafting DIY gifts!<p><b>1.</b> …

Decorations

How Iron Buddha Tea Can Insanely Improve Your Health

Indulging in a steaming cup of tea is one of the best health habits that any person can pick up. Tea leaves offer amazing health benefits as well as …

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Health

What is it you do when you first wake up? Do you greet your day with a stretch and a cup of coffee or tea? Do you exercise or do yoga? Whatever it is that you are doing to create your day, if you haven't opened your day through deep breathing via meditation then you are going to be lost to …

Mindfulness

Nurturing The Mind: My Path To True Health And Wellness

“Life is not meant to be a struggle.” I had heard these words so many times, but the true magnificence of this statement wasn't fully clear until I welcomed its insight into my life -- and began to experience a significant positive shift in my overall health as a result.<p>For years, my body had been …

Positive Thinking

The Buddha Part I: Did He Invent Anything New?

Siddhartha Gautama -- the Buddha -- had a much grander ambition than simply coaching his followers to avoid mental anguish. He wanted to teach them how to be released from the torturous cycle of rebirth -- the hell of reliving the suffering of aging, sickness and death, over and over again. He …

Spirituality

Natalie Merchant sees right through the sexist music industry: “The patriarchy wants to dispose of women at a certain age”

Salon talks to Natalie Merchant about what has and hasn’t changed for her and her fans in 25 years of “Tigerlily”<p>Natalie Merchant joined 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 when she was just 17. Even at a young age, Merchant displayed admirable self-possession that has defined her musical career, whether solo …

Feminism

The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

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8 Yoga Moves for Stronger Knees

Yoga can be daunting for those with knee problems. Unfortunately, that’s a lot of us, myself included. Below are the yoga poses I used to strengthen …

The Higher Mind, Nonlocal Intuition & Divine Synchronicities. What Does It All Mean?

By: Keith R. Holden, M.D., <i>Contributor</i><p>Here I want to introduce you to the part of human consciousness I call the Higher Mind. Some call it the Higher …

5 Ways to Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The Brain

3 Simple Habits to Boost Your Happiness

<i>By meQuilibrium</i><p>Happiness isn't all fun and games. Research shows that it can improve your life substantially, and that unhappiness sets you up for less success and poorer health. Happier people are more productive than their less happy peers, and also tend to be more financially responsible. …

Happiness

Forget Manicures—Why Brides Are Opting for Some Unusual Pre-Wedding Activities

Once upon a time, primping and pampering were the main activities for the bride and her bridal party before walking down the aisle. But these days, brides are looking to upgrade the wedding weekend experience by going a different, more unexpected route with their activities.<p>For example, Lindsay …

How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down

Empathy is a terrific skill to have, but too much of it can leave you overwhelmed by others’ negative emotions. Here’s how to stop absorbing what …

Maximize Your 2015 Achievements and Stay Calm Through the Festive Season by Getting Creative

As we begin November, 2015 is rapidly coming to an end. We often feel the squeeze to tick off the year's goals and end the year on a high. My tip for making the most of the rest of the year is to combat end-of-year madness by getting creative!<p>Creating helps me stay mindful, centred and balanced, …

Creativity

Why Coloring Is Good for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Trendiness is rarely next to Godliness. Occasionally though, every once in while, a trend comes along that is interesting, uplifting, and actually helpful. One of those trends is adult coloring books. Coloring books for adults have become so popular lately that they have topped the <i>New York Times</i> …

The Death Scene of Buddha: Back from the dead

Archaeologists have made a peculiar discovery in Khanpur Valley, unearthing the <i>Maha Pari Nirvana</i> or The Death Sceneof Buddha, a unique piece from the …

Archaeology

Does Yoga Work as Well as Cardio?

From the editors of Cosmo.com, new research settles it once and for all.<p>Most people don't count yoga as cardio. But there's good news for people …

Yoga

How to Be an Early Riser in the Dark: Winter Advice From a Sleep Expert

This weekend, the clocks fall back in an attempt to realign our day with the latent sunrise. It’s the seasonal signifier of the darker winter mornings ahead, when you’ll likely find it increasingly difficult to rise and shine without natural light. “Your body wants to move with the sun,” explains …

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Women Won the Right to Vote, but Not Yet the Right to Their Bodies

The new movie Suffragette shows how ugly the fight for the female vote was and today’s news shows how little it has accomplished in some …

Mindfulness backlash: Could meditation be bad for your health?

A cure-all for everything from stress to anger, or a load of marketing hype that could making you more anxious? Anna Hart gets to grips with the growing mindfulness backlash<p>I have a confession: meditation seriously stresses me out. I’ve downloaded apps like Headspace, Digipill and Calm. I’ve been …

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …

Are We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash?

A recent credible study suggests the amount of waste Americans dispose in landfills each year is over twice what the EPA had been estimating.<p>Although …

The Easiest Way To Get A Better, Smarter Brain

Extraordinary abilities -- from memory to supercharged creativity -- may be within reach for all of us, says neuroscientist Berit Brogaard, PhD, coauthor of the new book <i>The Superhuman Mind</i>. We asked her to tell us more.<p><b>Q: You say ordinary people possess talents they haven't even tapped into. Can</b> …

The Brain