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How to Download Free Books, Movies, and Music This Summer

What could be better than free fun in the sun?<p>Want your summer vacation entertainment for next to nothing? Many libraries have agreements with …

Audiobooks

Make It

<i>The Tom Collins</i><p>A Refreshing Classic Cocktail Made with Easily Attainable Ingredients.<p>What's not to like about the Tom Collins? First off, it's easy …

CVS Health

The End of Aging? Soon It Might Be a Prescription Away

Since time immemorial, humans have tried to halt the aging process. Various avenues have been explored. The Elixir of Life was thought to be a …

'But You Don't Look Depressed?'

It's Depression Awareness Week this week. Mental health is not something I usually blog about (explicitly) but hey, there's a first time for …

Loneliness

How to Be Motivated When You Feel Like a Failure!

A few months ago, I made the decision to take the motivational lifestyle aspect of my personal blog & launched an online business out of it. I am and have been an advocate for personal growth, working on accomplishing your goals and remaining positive in the time of great adversity for a very long …

Breakfast high in protein linked to weight loss, study finds

A diet high in a protein found in dairy products can aid weight loss and help to manage type 2 diabetes, a new study has found.<p>Previous research has …

7 High-Protein Snacks Under 150 Calories

Morning Is Best

Morning Is Best<p>Okay, okay, God doesn’t keep business hours. He is available for worship, praise, and prayer 24/7. There is no bad time.<p>But, forgive …

Faith

My Past Doesn’t Define Me – It Strengthens Me

By Ryan Skinner Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” As a recovering addict given a second …

This Is The Real Reason Why Brides Wear White Wedding Dresses…

It’s not all about ‘purity’, you know?<p>We thought the reason that brides-to-be wear white on their wedding day was a done deal – it’s all about being …

Weddings

This Psychedelic Drug is Helping in the Fight Against Depression

Psychology researchers have found a link between mental time travel and depression. Mental time travel refers to our ability to ruminate on events …

The Science of Genuine Smiles

(Source: wireimage.com)<p>A beautiful, authentic smile is an involuntary form of self expression. Universal in its message, a smile can communicate joy, excitement, and caring, all without language.<p>From a dentist's perspective, the essence of smiles is in their anatomy as well as cosmetic artistry. …

11 things Germany does better than anywhere else | CNN Travel

Travel

Everything We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological …

25 Best Honeymoon Vacations and Costa Rica All Inclusive Resorts

Costa Rica is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world, where newlyweds get to choose from scenic beach resorts, unique lodges surrounded …

A doctor shares his No. 1 tip for tricking your mind into feeling happier

Well, you might just be able to.<p>Amit Sood, an MD and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, has spent two decades meeting with hundreds of scientists, reading thousands of research papers and books, and studying tens of thousands of patients and students to figure out how we …

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

Depression Isn't A Choice, It's A Kind Of Brain Damage

After years of debate, researchers finally determined that persistent depression causes brain damage, and not the other way around. Neurologists …

Don’t Feel Like Cooking? Don’t! 6 No-Fuss Dinners From Nutrition Pros

<i>Cooking at home can save major calories, and dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health has rounded up five easy, no-stress dinners that you can have on the table in mere minutes.</i><p>There's one simple thing you can do to protect your health — and whittle your waistline. Want a hint? It …

Cooking

We Asked a Bunch of Hippies at a Festival In the Costa Rican Jungle About the Key to Happiness

I used a recent visit to Envision—where themes of community, sharing, and positivity towards mother earth reign supreme—to do a little case study in the good life.<p>When digging into the theme of happiness and how it is gained, talking to hippies is probably a good place to start. I decided to use a …

20-somethings might have figured out an approach to relationships that's protecting them from divorce

There has been a growing shift away from tradition when it comes to the institution of marriage.<p>Millenials are waiting longer to get married, and …

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.<p>Actually, don't trust …

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes …

25 Delicious New Takes on Coffee Drinks

When you can make chocolate-almond coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?<p>When you can make chocolate almond milk coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?

The Note One Starbucks Employee Handed a Deaf Man Will Melt Your Heart

She really went above and beyond the call of duty.<p>Every so often, someone comes along and does something simple that manages to restore everyone's faith in humanity, reminding people of how caring strangers can be. Today, that person is a Starbucks employee in Leesburg, Virginia. A deaf man named …

Sign Language

These "Bad" Changes to Your Body (and Weight) Are Perfectly Normal

Your body is in a never-ending state of burning, stoking, fueling, respirating, healing, aging, detoxing, eliminating, growing, cycling, and …

13 Killer HIIT Exercises to Work Into Your Workout

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) can burn fat in wayyy less time than mindlessly churning away on the elliptical. Incorporate these 13 HIIT …

Workouts

Social Media, Jealousy and My Personal Rules for Instagram

I’ve never been one to wrestle with a lot of jealousy. I understand that sounds like a pretty naive thing to say, but it’s true.I never had …