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How to Read 100 Books a Year

Does your reading list keep growing? Did you buy books that you've never read? It might be time to cross more books from your list this year than ever.<p>If you're reading less than you want, you're not the only one. One year ago I looked at my Goodreads page and noticed that I had read only five …

Diners, Dinners and Entryway

33 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh

Did you ever felt that positive vibe, when someone’s writing just change the way you look at the world, Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings shall do that for …

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

The Fascinating Origin Stories of 7 Famous Novels

These days, everyone knows what an origin story is thanks to superhero movies and comic books. We’ve now seen multiple iterations of the origin story …

Literature

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

The One Thing Melinda Gates Does Every Day To Ease Stress

The power of meditation.<p>Philanthropist Melinda Gates' secret to maintaining her well-being is simple: Prioritize moments of quiet.<p>During an interview at the World Economic Forum on Thursday, Gates told HuffPost's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that she meditates every single day.<p>"The first thing I do …

Jennifer Aniston Says She'll Still Be Wearing Bikinis When She's 80 Years Old

It doesn't look like Jennifer Aniston will saying goodbye to bikinis any time soon. The 46-year-old beauty—who boasts a very toned figure—has rocked …

Jennifer Aniston

13 Vintage Paris Photos That Will Make You Wish for a Time Machine

Ahhhhh, please take us back.<p>Paris, France, has more than a few nicknames. You may know it as the City of Love. It's official nickname is the City of Light because of its role in the Age of Enlightenment. (Though some say it's also because Paris was the first European city to be lit by gas lamps.) …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Emergency planning beyond the bug-out bag

By Jackie Clay-Atkinson<p>Issue #157 • January/February, 2016<p>In many emergency situations, simply staying home can be your most sensible choice. After …

The government is not the one keeping organic food honest

<i>Editor’s note: This Voices piece is published in collaboration with the academic journal Elementa as part of its New Pathways to Sustainability in Agroecological Systems forum.</i><p>If you live in the US, chances are you are among the 84% of American consumers who purchase organic food. Whether you buy …

Agriculture

Old mark of slavery is being used on sex trafficking victims

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Adriana walks into a room, people take notice. Her neon pink dress and pearls could not even come close to her electric persona.<p>"Before we begin. I want to know -- what do you want from me?" Adriana asked before our interview.<p>We explained we wanted to hear her story if she wanted to …

Crime

Acclaimed Authors Tell It Like It Is

Over the years, I've had the good fortune to interview many acclaimed authors. They answer questions with refreshing candor. Here are some of the most successful writers telling it like it is.<p><b>You left your day job to write full-time. What's surprised you about the writing life?</b><p>It's much easier to …

Amazon is testing farmers market produce delivery

Imagine getting greens and herbs from Maggie's Farm, Mangalitsa pork from Peads & Barnetts, black cod from Wild Local Seafood and melons from Weiser Family Farms all delivered to your doorstep within 36 hours of harvest, ordered with just a mouse click.<p>That's what's coming to Southern California as …

Amalie Lee documents recovery from anorexia on Instagram

Amalie Lee developed an eating disorder in 2012 but it was not until 2013 that she was severely underweight resulting in her health rapidly declining. The "Redefining Healthy" blogger knew in order to save her life she needed professional help. In 2014, the 20-year-old college student decided to …

Husband and Wife Scientists Dedicate Their Lives to the Study of Love

Is there a science to staying in love? Husband and wife scientists John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman, of the Gottman Institute, think so. …

Here's a Helpful Infographic on the Many Risks of Helicopter Parenting

Did you know 30 percent of job recruiters have had a parent submit a résumé for their child? Or that girls tend to be helicoptered more than …

Infographics

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

4 Ways Not Reading Fiction is Killing Your Productivity

As an adult living and working in the 21st century, you’re bombarded with a constant crush of escalating demands.<p>Your boss wants you to do more at …

42 Stunning Cakes in 10 Ingredients and Less

Sweet! You won't believe how easy it is to make these awesome cakes <i><br>by Karen Tack, photos by Kenneth Chen</i><p>First, we showed you how to make 31 amazing …

Dessert

Loving nature means hating the world in the contemptuous A Walk In The Woods

“Talk to people, it’s good for you!” Bill Bryson’s wife, Catherine, tells him early in <i>A Walk In The Woods</i>, as they attend a funeral he wanted to …

This Guy Pranked His Parents With a Simple iPhone Hack and the Results Are Glorious

| Mon., Aug. 31, 2015 3:20 PM<p>Well, this dude found the easiest way to always get what you want from your parents. And all it takes is the ability to …

Pranks

Astrology for September 2015 by Sarah Varcas: Be Life~

"Welcome to one of the most powerful months of 2015! With two eclipses, one occurring at a Super Moon, Mercury turning retrograde, Saturn entering …

The Power of Meditation: Sit Your Way to a Happier Life

<b>“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.” ~Allan Lokos</b><p>People around the globe have practiced meditation for …

Film based on real-life horror breaks records in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Arquimides Puccio seemed to neighbors like a pious, conservative and obsessively tidy man. Several times a day, he'd …