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The 7 Books That Taught Me How To Love Being Alone

We are taught that there is shame in being alone. For women, in particular, there lurks the implication that no one is ever willingly by themselves. …

Books

This Workout Is Magical Because It Will Actually Change the Shape of Your Butt

You wanted the best workout for your butt, and here it is. Complete with squats and lunges, as well as dumbbells for added resistance, this workout …

End of the headphone jack, rise of the audiophile

Everything I do revolves around music. It's always been this way — as a kid I would sit on the floor in my carpeted living room creating hours of mix …

Audiophile

Stare at These Psychedelic Abstractions, and Tell Us What You See

Outsider artist Eric Howard's flashy paintings are naturally unnatural.<p>Psychedelic doesn't even begin to describe the hallucinatory concoctions of artist Eric Howard. Working in illustration and an array of different styles of painting, Howard's works obey no discernible laws of nature or any art …

Art

10 supersizing workouts to do on back day

To supersize your back—build wider proportions, denser, more sizeable muscle mass, and greater functional strength that enables you to lift more—you …

Mariah Carey is BACK, and her new song is a gloriously shady breakup ballad

After an interesting few months, Mariah Carey is BACK with a breakup bop that we’re pretty sure is gonna become an instant Mariah classic.<p>It was …

5 workouts for every type of guy

Old or young, what every man needs is a workout plan tailored to their abilities. Over time, with the right program, you’ll begin to master every …

Extreme Sports

Burn maximum fat in 4 weeks with the 'wheel' workout

Think of a workout as a big wheel. The hub is your main exercise—the one that drives most of the changes you’d like to see—and the spokes are the …

Exercise

What to do when meditation doesn’t work for you

Developing a regular mindfulness practice has always been a goal of mine. I’m an anxious person and I know it would help, but I’m more of a …

Meditation

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

Consciousness

Watch Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer’s Haunting, Animated Take on Leonard Cohen’s “Democracy”

The late Leonard Cohen’s 1992 anthem “Democracy” feels not just fresh, but painfully relevant these days.<p>Cohen, a Canadian who spent much of his …

Neil Gaiman

Here's What Magic Mushrooms Do to Your Body And Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly.<p>There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several studies, including two …

Consciousness

The Most Common Kettlebell Swing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

We’ve written about the benefits of adding kettlebells to your workouts and how the kettlebell swing exercise boosts your leg strength. Now the …

Kettlebell Exercises

15-Minute Full-Body Kettlebell Workout

<i>The following workout was originally featured on Carrots 'N' Cake and written by Tina Haupert, who is part of POPSUGAR Collective.</i><p>Hi, guys!<br>Here's a quick yet high-intensity kettlebell workout that will challenge your entire body in a short amount of time. The Kettlebell Swings will get your heart …

No-excuses fitness: New exercise apps help you get your sweat on

Demands on your time can be overwhelming this time of year. But a few new fitness options mean no more excuses for skipping a workout:<p><b>Listen to your trainer</b><p>Popular audio fitness app Aaptiv provides some 17,000 "classes" a day to its users, who pay $10 a month for unlimited access to trainers …

Apps

What It Feels Like To Have Anxiety And Depression At The Same Time

<i>YourTango writer Rebecca Jane Stokes shares what it feels like to have both anxiety and depression.</i><p>Anxiety and depression are two mental illnesses …

Self-help

Cannabis coffee pods are about to become compatible with millions of household Keurig machines

Early risers seeking a little extra from their morning buzz will soon be able to turn to their Keurig brewers. A San Diego, California, company called Brewbudz says it is preparing to introduce cannabis coffee pods to the market, and promises they’ll be compatible with the ubiquitous single-serve …

Coffee

Pro-tips for buying clothes that will last years, not weeks

Maybe it has happened to you before: Your new t-shirt looks like it has suddenly aged two years with one wash. A hole has opened in the crotch of the jeans you’ve only had for six months. A thread is hanging from your shirt after just a few wears, threatening a much greater unraveling.<p>Not all …

Clothing

This 3-Minute Squat and Plank Workout May Be Short, but It's Intense

This total body workout is devoted to two types of exercises that you might despise because they're so hard, but man, they are effective at strengthening your thighs, butt, core, and abs!<p>It's just six moves, done for 30 seconds each, for a total of three minutes. So you can do this short workout …

10 Creativity Apps I Used the Most in 2016

I shoot my own videos, take my own photos, write my own books, and design apps. Here are the creativity apps I used the most in 2016 to do all that and why.<p>Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful, whether for business, art, or other areas. However, to implement …

Apps

The 10 Minute Workout Everyone Can Do

If you're a follower of Kardashian workout routines, you've probably noticed Kourtney and Khloe spending a fair amount of time with a classic piece of playground equipment—the jump rope. And trainers love jump ropes too, because jumping rope is a complete, total body workout. “It tones both your …

Fitness

Incredibly, Sex And Religion Do The Same Thing To Your Brain

Well this was unexpected...<p>Religious and spiritual experiences affect the brain in a very similar way to sex, drugs, music, love and gambling.<p>That’s …

12 Words of Wisdom From Leonard Cohen

<i>[Editor's note: As we roll up our sleeves to ensure the health and well-being of our planet for future generations, I find the words of Leonard Cohen</i> …

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

Books

Leonard Cohen’s tortured love affair with Zen Buddhism

Leonard Cohen was waiting for the miracle to come, and he waited half his life away. For three decades, the Jewish poet pop star studied Zen Buddhism. At 65, he finally saw small miracles.<p>‘There was just a certain sweetness to daily life that began asserting itself,” Cohen told <i>The Guardian</i> in 2001. …

Meditation

Thousands call for Kanye West to step up and dethrone President Donald Trump in 2020

When Kanye West declared “I have decided in 2020 to run for president” at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, the idea of a rapper being president …

Bait Reimagines a Lacoste Sneaker for Its Next Collaboration

West Coast streetwear retail staple Bait has teamed up with brands including Diadora, Saucony and Asics for its sought-after collabs. And now, the …

40 Minutes of Lucid Dreaming

There was a time a few years back when I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night. I would stay up thinking about work and relationships and …

San Andreas Fault

77 Things To See And Do In New York City

To help weed through the the tourist traps and last-season spots, we've compiled a guide of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you're visiting the Big Apple.<p>New York City may not actually be that large in scale, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions …

Botanical Gardens