Renée Benson

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4 Breakfast Foods You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

In order to lose weight you need to take in fewer calories then you burn off during exercise. Even people who never count calories are often aware of …

Nutrition

The Beauty Memo: Lucy Hale on the fennel face cream and homemade lip scrub she swears by

Lucy Hale's turn as eccentric Aria on cult classic show <i>Pretty Little Liars</i> has cemented her status as a modern beauty icon.<p>Never afraid to shake up …

Get fit for summer: How to lose 5kg in 8-weeks

Rapid weightloss gets a bad rep. It doesn’t have to mean juicing yourself into starvation mode, pounding the treadmill for longer than you’re in bed …

Give yourself a digital spring clean

<b>Don't stop with the house! Tackle clutter in your digital life for greater peace of mind.</b><p>It's not just your house that needs some TLC at this time of …

Personality awareness: The key skill to dealing with high-conflict people

You need to have personality awareness to protect yourself from and deal with potentially high-conflict people on a regular basis without getting …

Psychology

Masterchef Viewers Can't Handle John Torode's Tears Over Apple Crumble

'Why is John Torode crying over a dessert?'<p><i>*Warning: This article contains spoilers for episode 24 of series 14 of Masterchef.*</i><p><i>Masterchef</i> viewers …

Pete the Planner: Health is a factor when doing the math on Social Security enrollment

<b>Dear Pete:</b> <i>What are your thoughts on taking Social Security once you retire but before reaching full retirement age?</i><p><i>For me, full retirement age is 66 and 2 months. My position will be eliminated when I am 65 and 4 months, so there is a 10-month shortfall.</i><p><i>Would you recommend my taking Social Security</i> …

Retirement

My skin story: How growing up with severe rosacea left me housebound... until I found this miracle cure

<i>It affects one in ten people in the UK but there's still few known cures for rosacea - a skin condition that involves flushing, redness and sore,</i> …

What Meditating for 100 Days Straight Taught Me About Self-Development

If you do the same, it'll change your life.<p>Self-development isn't as easy as you'd think. And it's certainly more difficult than you'd hope.<p>Our modern culture teaches us that self-development is only one purchase away. We're brainwashed into thinking that we can purchase emotional development in …

4 Really Powerful Methods for Creating a Sacred Workspace (We All Need a Positive Place to Work)

The things you surround yourself while you're working can have a huge impact on your success.<p>"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again."-- Joseph Campbell<p>If your workplace environment is stale or stressful, chances that your days will be filled with healthy productivity …

‘Pair Care’ Is Self-Care for Couples, and Here’s Why It’s So Important

By now you’re well-versed in self-care. You know, the practice of prioritizing your own needs above martyrdom, anxiety and general societal …

5 Tricks to Finally Getting Your To-Do List Done

Ever notice that your to-list is never complete? It’s a common problem—but these strategies can help.<p>Stick to a Method That Makes Sense for You<p>If you …

The Super Affordable Jeans Celebrities Swear By Because They’re SO Flattering

When celebrities can’t stop wearing something, you know it has to be good! That’s why we know these super flattering jeans are worth every penny. But …

4 "Genius Foods" That Make You Smarter, Happier, and More Productive

Max Lugavere has always been interested in nutrition, but it wasn't until his mother started showing the early signs of dementia that he started …

3 Insta-Worthy Gadgets To Buy To Take Better Photos On Your Phone

<b>* Affordable gadgets you can use to take quality pictures for social media</b><b><br>* Take professional looking pics with these user-friendly and portable</b> …

7 Meal-Prep Dressings So You No Longer Have to Eat a Sad Desk Salad

Before you eat another sad desk salad for lunch, read this. We're all for keeping salads healthy—as in, not drowning them in extra-creamy dressing, …

Healthy Eating

Top 15 sources of plant-based protein

More and more people are interested in following vegetarian or vegan diets or reducing their use of animal products. A shift away from animal …

Financial procrastination: You'll act on these tips — one of these days

Americans pay a price for procrastinating on financial matters, but many delay anyway.<p>Missed financial opportunities abound, whether it's in getting a late start in retirement planning, failing to draw up a will or simply not having enough cash on hand to meet emergency expenses.<p>"People know they …

Personal Finance

Magnesium Supplements: Everything You Need To Know About Deficiency, Supplements, Foods & More

One of the top nutrient deficiencies I find as a functional medicine practitioner and also one the most overlooked in conventional medicine is that …

Want Happier Employees? Do This 1 Thing to Create a Stronger Sense of Purpose

Engagement declines when employees feel disconnected. Here's what to do.<p>Many elements contribute to morale. So it's often difficult to know what to focus on to improve employee engagement.<p>That's why the results of two recent studies caught my attention. Both demonstrate that there's one factor that …

Roasted radishes mellow them into the perfect side dish

We're not a huge radish-eating country here in the United States, and I think that's a mistake.<p>Radishes carry in their little bodies a tremendous …

Food

The dermatologist-approved benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase

In my pre-teen days, I had a super cool pair of silk pajamas. They were light blue, covered in yellow daisies, and the ultimate luxury. If someone …

The first rule of working from home: never wear pyjamas

<b>I’ve recently started to work from home. What should I wear?</b><i><br>Sara, by email</i><p>An excellent question and one I ask myself most days, because I generally work from home and while working from home does remove certain quandaries from your life – such as: “How long can I tolerate this commute until sweet …

Clothing

Abandoning the Noble Pursuit of Minimalism

There’s a certain type of woman that can be found wandering around Brooklyn’s hip waterfront neighborhoods around 2pm on weekdays. She is wearing a …

6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks You Should Cut From Your Diet, According to a Nutritionist

They may look nutritious, but they're actually not so good for you.<p>Many of my clients think they eat pretty healthfully in general. So they’re often …

Nutrition

These are the states where people have to pay the most in taxes

When it comes to taxes, not all states are created equal.<p>Citizens of West Virginia pay about $6,837 in taxes each year on average, while New Jersey …

If You're Not Asking Yourself This Simple Question, This Longtime Founder Says You're Toast

Know who you are and what you stand for.<p>How Success Happens i<i>s a podcast featuring polar explorers, authors, ultramarathoners, artists and more to better understand what connects dreaming and doing. Host Linda Lacina guides these chats so anyone can understand the traits that underpin achievement</i> …

10 Easy Pieces: Washable Paper Bags for Storage

Here’s a look at our favorite new storage trick: souped-up paper bags in washable cellulose and double-thick Kraft paper, good for wrangling …

Ayurveda For Menopause: 4 Foods To Include In Your Diet

Menopause is the time in most women's lives when they cease to be fertile or menstruate. It is a gradual process and does not occur …

The Top Three Money Habits of Truly Happy People

When we read about Laura Vanderkam, author of books including <i>All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Wealth</i> and <i>I Know How She</i> …