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Slow Cooker Lasagna

For the meat mixture: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef, sausage and …

Cooking

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Exercise

Sweden Has Listed The Entire Country On Airbnb For Free, We’re Booking Our Tickets Already!

The Swedes are tight with the Nature. There are lakes, forests, greenery, mountains, and hills aplenty for you to explore in Sweden. And there is so …

European Travel

10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

I like making money in the stock market. But I <i>love</i> dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that in order to actually enjoy them, you …

6 Ways to Nurture Empathy in Intimate Relationships

Empathy is an important value, but during challenging times, it seems to be even more important. According to The Dalai Lama in his book, Emotional …

Empathy

Do you want to walk away from the internet? How to delete yourself in four steps

If endless cyber attack scare stories, viral fake news articles, online abuse and the election of Donald Trump have given yourself the resolve to …

Prayer to St. Monica: Help my child turn to Christ!

"Your son, Augustine, wandered, too..."<p>Beloved Saint Monica, Mother of the great saint, Augustine of Hippo — Father and Doctor of the Church — had …

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

Plants

16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016

From loneliness to love to black holes, by way of Neil Gaiman, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver.<p>To look back on any period of reading with the intention of selecting one’s favorite books is a curious two-way time machine — one must scoop the memory of a past and filter it through the sieve of an …

Don't Beat Yourself Up: Science Says Do These 3 Things Instead | Inc.com

Ruminating.<p>It's a fancy word that means pondering past experiences -- often, our mistakes -- over and over. It could be something you said. Something you did. Something you didn't do.<p>Whatever the reason, we as human beings spend a lot of time dwelling on our past. And science says 70 percent of the …

Ann Arbor

9 signs you're dealing with an emotional manipulator

A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell and the University of California, conducted an experiment in which they intentionally played with the emotions of 689,000 users by manipulating their feeds so that some users only saw negative stories while others only saw …

Self-help

A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict

“Compassion is not sitting in your room; it’s actually very active and engaging,” a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh says.<p>Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist leaders, second only to the Dalai Lama in fame and influence.<p>With his 100+ books, he’s been an advocate for …

Ad tracking on Google can be disabled, privacy update is optional

The search giant on the Internet, Google, has updated its privacy policy to ensure protection of its users’ personal information. A provision on the …

What Victor Hugo can teach us about procrastination

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his …

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

Time I

Ready to Break Your Sugar Addiction? Experts Weigh In on What It Takes

It's no secret that excess sugar can sabotage weight loss progress. What's worse is that beyond the weight gain, it can cause a slew of health problems, including diabetes. But we're inundated with sweet food all the time — many of us from the time we're little kids — with candy, desserts, sodas, …

Nutrition

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

9 foods that make you hungrier

Always hungry? You may be eating the wrong foods<p>You weren't all that hungry before your handful of chips or midday banana. But instead of tiding you over to your next meal, you are ravenous. What gives?<p>No nutrition scientist would ever make this analogy, but think of it like sex. If you're …

Nutrition

The Tools That Will Make Your Beauty Life a Breeze

<i>The winners of the 2016 POPSUGAR Australia Health and Beauty Awards have been decided! The POPSUGAR Australia team has spent the last month</i> …

Beauty

12 habits of exceptionally likable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>In reality, being likeable is under your …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Easy Morning Habits That Can Jump-Start Your Day | Inc.com

Do you want to be more productive? Do you want to be more motivated today? Happier? Then put some thought into the most important part of the day: the start.<p>I know it may seem obvious, but the beginning of your day is the same as the beginning of a race--if the runner stumbles at the starting line, …

Time Management

20 Surreal Places to Travel In America Even The Locals May Not Have Explored

10 Foods You Should Eat This Summer If You Want to Lose Weight

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and thanks to the warm weather, your social life has probably gotten a boost. Between weekend barbecues and margarita-filled happy hours, summer is a delicious time to be alive. But if you're trying to lose weight, it can feel like you either need to become a …

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Time Management

Slow Cooker Recipes To Woo Your Taste Buds – Page 5

5) Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (5 of 7)<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Ingredients<p>4 ounces of cream cheese<br>• ¼ cup of water<br>• 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce<br>• ½ cup of …

Signs You've Found Your Life Partner

We've been socialized to swoon over flowers, chocolates, and other romantic gestures. "But romance only takes a relationship so far," says Toni Coleman, psychotherapist and relationship coach. "Successful relationships happen when we choose with our heads as well as our hearts. In fact, what we …

Turn-On

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.<p>Our first stop was Stanford University. Staying at the newly-opened Clement hotel in Palo Alto was a dream. The rooms, pool and gym are …

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