Suraya Mazlan

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An Ode to the Wild Ones.

This is for those not afraid of standing out in a society built around fitting in, for those who refuse to be controlled by expectations of others or …

27 Tips And Tricks To Get The Perfect Ponytail

Giving flight to his dreams

Mittu Chandilya, tells Anu Prabhakar why he loves it when people underestimate him, how he believes in breaking norms and what makes him a committed …

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This is for the Wild Ones: 25 Brilliant Images of Rare Beauty.

“The older I get, the more I see how women are described as having gone mad, when what they’ve actually become is knowledgable and powerful and …

10 Principles About Life to Look at Every Day.

A photo posted by Elephant Journal (@elephantjournal) on Oct 25, 2016 at 4:01am PDT<p>1. Bad situations in life are only temporary.<p>“If you are going …

Party Of One: What Makes People Who Eat Alone Stronger

Eating alone gets a bad rap. I think it was Hollywood who stigmatized it, along with going to movies alone and weddings without a plus one. The …

Loneliness

7 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

I often teach about happiness and what has become exceedingly clear is this: There are seven qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered.<p>According to Psychology Today, University of California researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky states: "40 percent of our capacity for happiness is within our power …

You Can Learn a Lot From Crazy People Who Want To Go To Mars

Josh isn’t just a lonely guy with no other options. He’s done reasonably well wherever he’s chosen to apply himself—he’s been an engineer and a physicist. But none of those things have been enough to satisfy him. His last best hope seems to be a private space program that intends to unite humanity …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

10 Quotes That Capture How We Feel About Coffee

Coffee is EVERYTHING.<p>If you read that sentence and thought, <i>"Hell yes,"</i> then you have stumbled upon the right URL. Grab yourself a cup of coffee, and stay with us for a minute. We have something fun to share with you.<p>All of you out there who drink coffee <i>get</i> that this black, bitter brew is anything …

20 House Cleaning Hacks That Will Change Your Life.

Most of us hate cleaning. It's time consuming, boring, and we'd rather be doing almost <i>ANYTHING</i> else. Just think about all of the wasted time in your …

13 Cards For Couples With An Unconventional Definition Of Romance

Finding the perfect card to give your spouse isn't easy when most of what's out there is Hallmark-grade, lovey-dovey mush. If that kind of overly sentimental stuff makes you uncomfortable and/or want to puke, just know you're not alone.<p>Below, we've rounded up 13 alternative greeting cards for …

9 Books You'd Recommend to Anyone

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus</i>.<p>All the books on this week’s list leave you feeling like you’ve been part of a complex, intriguing, memorable world, one that entirely envelops you and leaves you wanting more. There isn’t any more, though, at least not yet: No sequels to these books exist. The next best …

5 Books That Will Rip Your Heart Out (In A Good Way)

When it comes to reading, I'm a bit of a masochist. What I mean is that I love books that break my heart just a little. I'm talking about the stories that simultaneously crush your soul and renew your faith in the world. (Sappy chick-lit does not fall into this category.) What I'm referring to are …

Our unrealistic views of death, through a doctor’s eyes

I know where this phone call is going. I’m on the hospital wards, and a physician in the emergency room downstairs is talking to me about an elderly patient who needs to be admitted to the hospital. The patient is new to me, but the story is familiar: He has several chronic conditions — heart …

7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

There are ways this week can be awesome, and one of those is by making yourself awesome delicious food.

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'Till Death Do Us Part'

Last week would have marked my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Although my former husband and I have been parted now for many years, when the date rolled around and I did the math, I felt it as a momentous occasion. Right away I was transported to the Rose Garden in Kansas City where my parents …

Positive Thinking

25 Easy Breakfasts To Jumpstart Your Day

Healthy, delicious, quick and easy. Everything a great breakfast should be!

Drinking coffee cuts death risk

Findings indicate that those who drank at least 20 g of ethanol daily had a greater risk of cirrhosis mortality compared to non-drinker<p>Researchers …

8 Little-Known Uses For Baking Soda Outside The Kitchen

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p>Women spend about $426 billion on beauty products each year. You can forgo the expensive products and still look and feel fabulous with just one do-it-all tool - and it only costs about a dollar. Find out how to use plain old baking soda to get great hair, skin, nails, …

The One Trick That Cuts Your Cooking Time In Half

It turns out you can cook that frozen seafood right now. Plus, four more clever ways to get dinner on the table faster.<p>By Lynn Andriani<p><b>Don't Defrost the Fish</b><p>Waiting for frozen seafood to thaw can be a drag—which is why chef Jesse Cool of the Flea Street café in Menlo Park, California, skips that …

Pepsi CEO's Mother Had A Brutally Honest Reaction To Her Daughter’s New Job

This is about 14 years ago. I was working in the office. I work very late, and we were in the middle of the Quaker Oats acquisition. And I got a call about 9:30 in the night from the existing chairman and CEO at that time. He said, Indra, we're going to announce you as president and put you on the …

Parenting

This Is How To Make Iced Coffee Taste Like The Pros

It's summer, the time of year when we as a collective body of caffeine addicts all switch from hot cups to the refreshing crispness of coffee on ice. But it's so dang expensive (due to the fact that it actually takes more coffee, labor, and time to make it, but whatever).<p>This is why we should make …