Samantha Rod

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How to Wake Up in Your Dreams

Now that you know what lucid dreaming is, and you know the benefits and risks, it’s time to give it a solid try. Get ready, oneironauts—we’re about …

How parents can find patience and empathy, even in a moment of frustration

By Lauren Knight<p>Thirteen minutes after dropping my husband off at the airport one sunny Sunday morning in April, I found myself in a standoff with my sweet but headstrong 7-year-old son. It began much like previous battles: with a choice to be made, and firm, reasonable limits set.<p>When these …

Parenting

This is the first thing to cut from your diet to lose weight

According to a nutritionist.<p>If you're looking to shed a few pounds, then the first step could be a simple diet swap.<p>That's according to Cara Anselmo, …

Nutrition

Hands on with the reMarkable, the closest thing to paper since paper

Paper isn’t dead. There’s a printer in every office and that one-in-a-million idea is sometimes squirreled away in a moleskin notebook or even on a …

Learn a new language on your phone

Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.<p>We think of our phones as time wasters. But you might be surprised at how much you can gain from the apps on this pocket computer. With five minutes here and five minutes there, you can even pick up a new language, or polish up your existing knowledge. …

Language Learning

Ditch Apple's Default Keyboard for One of These Alternatives

In terms of functionality, Apple’s generic, preloaded keyboard has certainly improved, but even after adding its own App Store, complete with …

The key to weight loss: Make a mental shift

Sure, you want to lose weight, but are you in the right mindset to make it happen? Stop sabotaging your efforts with a self-defeating outlook and …

Kids need good sleep as much as nutrition and exercise

<b>Everything hinges on sleep, so why is this a largely neglected area of parenting discussion, especially in older kids?</b><p>As a parent, you hear a lot …

Stop dragging kids away from their screens

Every parent thinks it’s healthy for their kids to play outside. I want it for my kids, my parents wanted it for me, and my grandparents wanted the same for my parents. Right now, it’s a hot topic among parents that mobile phones are turning kids into zombies who tune out and do nothing else but …

These 7 tips will help you master Facebook

All over the world, Facebook has taken hold of our social lives. But Facebook has become more than just a virtual lounge for hanging out with family and friends. People can now create groups, do business, create <i>de facto</i> websites for their organizations, and schedule a whole calendar of events, all …

Social Media

How to use Snapchat in 2017

It’s easier than you’d think<p>From the beginning, Snapchat has never been a particularly intuitive app to use. And now, five years in, with the addition of more and more new features and several redesigns, using the ephemeral messaging app can still be confusing if you don’t already know where …

10 Best Books About Decluttering, Organising, And Minimalism

Minimalism isn’t just for your wardrobe. Most of us dream about the things we want – the fancy homes, the fast cars, the flashy watches, the luxury …

Tidy Home, Tidy Mind – How Your Surroundings Can Affect Your Mental Health

You're reading Tidy Home, Tidy Mind – How Your Surroundings Can Affect Your Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Mental Health

12 Design Essentials of a Minimalist Home Organizing Pro

"I feel like a walking catalog of products," jokes Kristen Ziegler, owner of the Richmond, Virginia-based organizing company Minima. "Especially with …

DIY: 8 things to throw away immediately

Sometimes the best home improvement doesn't involve getting anything new, but rather turfing a bit of what you've got (responsibly and in an eco …

How to take mindfulness on the road, with a walking meditation

So you’re sitting down to meditate, ready to find your Zen with your favorite app, a mindful group, or maybe even with the help of a hammock that’s …

Meditation

6 quick and easy late-night dinner ideas from healthy foodies

There are nights when you’ve got time to make a masterfully crafted meal, like homemade pizza loaded with herbs and veggies. And other times, you end …

Foodies

Comment: How Apple can put the ‘Pro’ in the iPad Pro [Video]

We’re a mere week and change before Apple announces its new iPad lineup with iOS 11 and we’re expecting some Pro features to really stand out. I’ve run down 5 things I’d love to see next week…<p>Multi-user logins<p>Right now I use two different iPads — one for work and one for personal stuff. Although …

IPad Pro

These Workweek Meal Ideas Make Lunch Hour a Cinch (and Are Way Healthier)

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day and dinner is what brings people together, where does that leave lunch? Research has proven that …

7 Easy Ways to Kick Your Sluggish Metabolism Up a Notch

Eat more protein, lift more weight, and other expert-backed ways to reset the bar for how many calories you burn every day.<p>When your metabolism is …

Next-Level Tips From The Most Organized Home In America

I've learned to live with clutter over the years because I like having stuff more than I like having everything totally organized, but when I need …

Time to ditch the desktop? Best productivity apps, accessories, tips and tricks for iPad Pro

From Adobe and Google to Microsoft Office, our guide to the best productivity apps for the iPad Pro.<p>While many of us use iPads to watch movies on the …