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Faith leader Dalai Lama explains how lawmakers and extremists are using ‘prayers’ all wrong

He’s considered one of the most compassionate and well-loved and respected human beings in the world. Don’t let the motto of <i>“kindness is my religion”</i> …

Hinduism

Make Your Own Travel Journal

Journals and planners are really popular right now. And as a paper crafter we’re not limited to the size, style or shapes sold in stores, we can make …

Travel

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Mindfulness

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

27 'healthy' habits that are actually making you gain weight

There was a period of time when people thought smoking tobacco was healthy. Experts also downplayed just how detrimental sugar is to your health, and let's not forget about the low-fat craze of the '80s and early '90s. All of this is to say: Certain once-believed "healthy" habits turned out to be …

Nutrition

Why you should give your brain a spring-clean

Here's how to achieve mental clarity...<p>As a change in the seasons draws nearer, now is the perfect time of year to consider a spring-clean. You are …

Mindfulness

Our 5 Favorite Baking Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

When we think of baking, most of us picture long, slow Sunday afternoons spent meticulously measuring, mixing, and making a masterpieces of cookies, …

Cooking

4 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements Doctors Swear By To Get Rid Of Fat Fast

Sometimes weight loss reaches a plateau. DO NOT give up! All of the hard work is paying off. You’re eating healthy and working out consistently. This …

8 Meditation Techniques to Try

Learning how to meditate can be very simple, and it's one of the best things you can do for your health and overall well-being. Meditation is an …

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Weight Loss

How Learning To Tame Your Monkey Mind Is The Secret To Managing Stress

Last week, I wrote about how entrepreneurs can take advantage of the brains neuroplasticity to change the way they respond to stress.<p>The response I received from that article was overwhelming, with entrepreneurs from all over the world reaching out to learn more about confronting stress in their …

Meditation

The Best Veggie Lasagna (Really)

Are you looking for new vegetarian recipes to add to your repertoire? This month, we’ll be featuring delicious vegetarian dinners, starting with this …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Why Americans see Buddhism as a philosophy rather than a religion

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the holiday season of December, with a short talk for the children, a candlelight service, and a …

Meditation

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Olives

<i>Baked fish with tomatoes and olives is sorta Italian, sorta Mediterranean, and completely easy and impressive. Works wonderfully on crazy weeknights</i> …

Seafood

How To Make Yorkshire Puddings Without Setting Your Oven On Fire

Step 1<p>Heat your oven to 400° Fahrenheit - be careful! This is a SUPER HOT temperature, especially when bubbling oil is involved. Put a dash of …

Sheet Pan Cuban Sandwiches

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Place bread bottoms on baking sheet. …

Add This Chicken and Wild Rice Bake to Your Meal Prep

<b>Prep your bags:</b> Label a 2-gallon freezer bag “Chicken and Wild Rice Bake” and include baking instructions. You will also need a gallon-sized bag, a …

Mushrooms

Coq au Vin (Chicken in Red Wine) - The Washington Post

Cut the bacon into lardons (rectangles 1/4 inch across and 1 inch long). Cook for 10 minutes in 2 quarts of water. Rinse in cold water. Dry.<p>Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in the pot, over medium-low heat. Add the bacon pieces and cook for about 3 minutes, until very lightly browned. Use a slotted …

Safe-Space

Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

This slow-cooked turkey breast is sure to inspire your healthiest, most delicious weeknight meals yet. Unlike roasting, slow-cooking locks in …

Simple Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls

A touch of cinnamon flavors these family favorite cabbage rolls. Feel free to leave the cinnamon out or use just a pinch. This recipe is simple yet …

Fresh Pasta with 20 Minute Sausage and Beef Bolognese Sauce

Bring 4 quarts salted water to a boil in large pot.<p>In a large pot on high heat, add extra-virgin olive oil. Add carrot and onion and cook for 1 …

Brennan's Bananas Foster

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cut bananas in half crosswise, then lengthwise. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add brown sugar, and cook, …

These Are Our 10 Healthiest Chicken Dinners

Not only does chicken's versatility and crowd-pleasing tendencies make it a recurring choice for weeknight dinner, but it's ability to be a wholesome …

Cooking

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Shepherd's Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle lamb with 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1 teaspoon …

Country Lifestyle

Amazon adds voice control to Alexa app for Android

Amazon's Alexa app can now do more than just control your Echo. An iOS app update is also planned.<p>Amazon is adding full voice commands to its Alexa …