Ria Legourdas

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Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

9 Rad IKEA RAST Hacks

The IKEA RAST seems to be a popular pick for the DIY set. The possibilities are rather endless and just recently we seemed to run into so many, we …

Hacking

Why We Need to Better Understand Psychosomatic Illness

We spoke to neurologist and author Suzanne O'Sullivan about her new book, <i>It's All in Your Head</i>.<p>Imagine suffering seizures and being told they are caused not by epilepsy or any of its cousins, but by your own mind. Imagine being paralyzed and told that all the tests prove clear and your …

The battle over the words used to describe migrants

<b>Images of people scrambling over barbed wire fences in Calais or crossing the Mediterranean in fishing boats have dominated the media over the last few months. And a debate has even emerged about the very words used to describe people.</b><p>The word <b>migrant</b> is defined in Oxford English Dictionary as "one …

Immigration

The Mysterious, Anonymous Author Elena Ferrante on the Conclusion of Her Neapolitan Novels

“I prefer to think of myself as being inside a tangled knot; tangled knots fascinate me.”<p>The Community Bookstore in Park Slope is not the sort of place you might imagine a <i>West Side Story</i>–style rumble to break out, and yet fans of the wildly successful epic meta-fiction novels of <b>Elena Ferrante</b>, …

The 10 Most Hackable Items from IKEA’s Latest Line

We are loving IKEA’s latest collection for its modern vibe and homey, natural materials like cork, ceramics, bamboo, cotton and hand-blown glass. SINNERLIG includes around 30 products for the kitchen, dining room and indoor garden, and offers everything from larger furniture pieces such as …

What science says about meditation: it improves your focus and emotional control

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced by Buddhists for thousands of years. But today, in our electronic, distraction-filled world, the ancient practice seems to be having an unlikely moment of trendiness — so much so that it's the focus of a new app that recently garnered a New Yorker …

How to Transition into a Relationship When You’re Used to Being Single

It seems like people are always looking for love, but single life can be pretty great. You’re independent, you don’t have to compromise, and you get …

Relationships

Psychiatrist says: F–k happiness and f–k self-esteem

Say you’ve been to therapy, or bought a self-help book, or thought about doing either of those things. You may be wondering, “Why can’t I be happy?” …

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

The Simpsons (Classic): “Lisa The Skeptic”

<i>In which Lisa is left strainin’ to do some explainin’.</i><p>In a show as long-lived as <i>The Simpsons</i>, characters coarsen. It‘s all too easy to say the show …

Natural History Museum

Penelope Spheeris: 'I sold out and took the money'

Photograph: Everett/Rex Shutterstock<p>Penelope Spheeris directing Dana Carvey in Wayne’s World in 1992.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/21/1440174765615/0aad4cc0-ec02-4b10-9fb4-cbac348c31fd-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Everett/Rex Shutterstock<p>Penelope Spheeris …

Paul Haggis Blasts Press Over Tom Cruise’s Scientology Treatment: ‘Shame On You’

The Oscar-winning filmmaker opens up about his excellent new HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, race in America, and how the entertainment press coddles …

10 Sweet + Savory Buttermilk Recipes to Embrace Autumn

With fall looming right around the corner, comfort food recipes will soon be filling your Pinterest feed to the brim. One ingredient that is sure to make a repeat appearance this year is creamy and delicious buttermilk.<p>Since buttermilk is not something that everyone has in their fridge year-round, …

Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

Title: Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?<br>Category: Health News<br>Created: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM<br>Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Mental Health

Among insiders, only REITs gain popularity as markets slide

Corporate insiders aren't rushing to snap up Canadian stocks after last week's pounding, a sign that even those investors who buy and sell shares within their own businesses are feeling a little sick to their stomach right now.<p>"In general, insiders appear to be signalling that risks are rising," …

10 Things To Know About Compulsive Hoarding

When is being a pack-rat something more serious? Learn what makes hoarding a serious mental illness.

Review: Italian journalist Roberto Saviano investigates the global cocaine racket in ZeroZeroZero

Being that I write about books for a living – or for a chunk of that living, anyway – people tend to ask me what I'm reading. Usually the answer comes with a resigned, half-embarrassed shrug. "Oh, I dunno, just some dumb book about some guy" or, worse, "Um, it's some book about how now we're all …

Street Style Trends From Fall-Winter Paris Fashion Week 2018

Keep it real and get inspired by these latest street style trends from Fall-Winter 2018-2019 Paris Fashion Week that were seen in the streets of this …

Salma Hayek on Why Her Animated Film, The Prophet, Might Change How You Think About Life

Salma Hayek is taking on a bold new role with her latest project, <i>The Prophet</i>, in which she gives voice to an animated character named Kamila. While …

What happens to your body after bacon? Inspired by popular Coca-Cola infographic, parody pictures jokingly break down the effects of other foods and drinks

A popular infographic purporting to describe the effects that Coca-Cola has on the body within one hour of drinking it has sparked several …

Satire

Kevin Bacon’s ‘Cop Car’ Is An Almost-Perfect Road Thriller

Once upon a time, there was a student who used to like to stand outside my office and scream, “SUCK MY DICK!” at full sound barrier volume. He wasn’t alone—that school was home to many young men with similar heartfelt pangs—but he was uniquely persistent. One day, he stood outside my office and …

The 5 Dos and Don'ts of Happiness

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and …

True Detective Season 2 — 'Black Maps and Motel Rooms' Recap

The photo that might solve this whole season, and a sad death.<p><i>Season 2, Episode 7: "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"</i><p>As the penultimate episode of <i>True Detective</i> season two, "Black Maps and Motel Rooms" sets out to raise the stakes for the season finale, and it succeeds. Mostly. By the end of the episode, …

29 Unforgettable Epitaphs

In a way, the epitaphs on gravestones are your last words to the world—and they’re literally written in stone. From political to humorous (and …

Why we need to be honest about OCD and teen mental health

One in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem before the age of 15.<p>In your adolescence years – when you’re supposed to be only worrying about exams, first kisses, and how to smuggle your parents’ stolen gin on to the Year Nine residential trip – one in 10 teens are instead fighting …

Nothing prepares you for being the daughter of ageing parents

Old people’s wards are hell for old people. Geriatric wards are bedlam, bonkers, bananas. A toothless woman screaming when left alone, a cry that reaches the high hospital ceiling. A woman effing and blinding – the polite curtain will not protect her from the indignity of a nappy change. A woman …

What Really Happens To Your Brain And Body During A Digital Detox

Neuroscientists observed 35 people who were totally cut off from their devices in the Moroccan desert. The results were life-changing.<p>We feel guilty that we’re constantly plugged in.<p>We sense that our smartphones are making us less focused, that constantly checking our email and Twitter is making us …