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Onion and Poppy Seed Quick Bread Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Plum Poppy Seed Muffins

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Butter twelve muffin cups.<p>Whisk the egg with both sugars in the bottom of a large bowl. Stir in the melted butter, …

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• Literature Racks<br>• Online Book Reviews<br>• Free Online Library<br>• American Literature Books<br>• Classic Books on Sale<br>• Online Book Stores<br>• Canterbury Tales Cliff …

Know Thy Time: Peter Drucker’s Strategy To Become More Effective

The reason I research productivity is simple. I think that a productive life equals a happy life.<p>Also, if you’re more productive than average people, …

Time Management

What It’s Like Being an INTJ Woman

All introverts feel like outcasts at times. But there may be no one who feels like more of an outsider than women of the INTJ personality type. While …

What's on Your Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bucket List?

Science fiction and fantasy is a vast, deep ocean. No matter how big your vessel, you’re never going explore it all; you have to pick and choose your …

How to Cook for Vegetarian Guests on the Fourth of July

Veggie burgers, juicy grilled tomatoes and more meatless ways to celebrate Independence Day.<p>“If it were up to me, I would throw everything on the …

13 Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitoes

Pesky bugs have no chance of winning this battle.<p>You're outside grilling dinners, hosting parties — and fending off what feels like a never-ending supply of mosquitoes. If chemical sprays aren't your thing, try these 13 non-toxic bug repelling tricks instead.

Mosquitoes

The Minimalism Checklist

The average home in the U.S. contains about three hundred thousand items. What on earth? What are we even doing with all that stuff?If your house …

7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

Top 10 Mindfulness Lessons from Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness lessons are simply gold. It helps us in so many ways. I learned a lot of things from his teachings. His words are …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Meditation

10 Everyday Habits To Make You A Calmer Person

Have you ever taken the time to observe a naturally calm person?<p>They're a sight to behold — the way they glide through the day with ease, not rushed …

Mindfulness

How to Annoy Any Myers Briggs® Type

We all have those little things that irritate us to no end, no matter how minor they may seem. Does type have any part to play in this? With a little …

Becoming an Urban Monk

If you feel a strong sense of spiritual vocation—a desire to devote yourself to fully to truth or God—but don’t want to live in a secluded monastery, …

12 Essential Rules to Live More Like a Zen Monk

“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” <b>– Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I’m not a Zen monk, nor will I ever become one. However, I …

11 Ways to Be More Like a Zen Monk

<i>Photo credit: thegardenofzen.com</i>Recently, I read a story about the state of decline of Zen Buddhism in Japan and of the rapid closure of Zen …

Summer Produce for Health and Performance

Load up on these fresh favorites for a colorful and tasty outdoor season.<p>Nothing says summer more than the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit you see at roadside stands, farmers markets, and your local grocery store. (Some of you may even tend your own backyard or windowsill garden.)<p>Take …

Streaming HD Yoga Classes

NEW<p>Learn safe and appropriate alignment for bridge pose.<p>NEW<p>See, how it feels to be nourished by the ground, be as close as possible to the ground. …

A-level set practicals - microscopy of root tip mitosis

<b>This new resource supports the use of practicals across various A-level biology 2015 specifications for England (OCR, AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas).</b><p><b>In</b> …

Mark Philp summarizes the principles of Mill’s On Liberty.

14 Meatless Pizza Recipes That Prove You’re Not Missing a Thing

Meatless Mondays can be a great way to set yourself up for healthy eating all week, and you don’t have to subsist on raw vegan dishes and buddha bowls to do it. Pizza — that perennial comfort food — can help ease the transition to a more veggie-centric diet, and is sure to become a regular part of …

Healthy Eating

ESFP Personal Growth

To grow as an individual, the ESFP needs to focus on increasing their self understanding to allow a rational and more objectively reasoned value …

25 Life Changing Lessons To Learn From Khalil Gibran

bodymindsoulspirit | August 29, 2015 | 1 Comment<p>“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are …

9 Mantras That Will Keep You Mentally Strong During Tough Times

While it's often easy to be mentally strong when life is going well, your true strength becomes apparent through adversity. The loss of a loved one, a health problem, relationship issues, and financial troubles are just a few of the hardships most people face at one time or another.<p>The way you …

6 Plant-Based Meals Even Your Steak-Loving Dad Will Rave About

Want to give dad the gift of a good plant-based meal this Father's Day? We've got you covered. Here are six dishes so good he won't even realize …

Symbols, Archetypes, Metaphors

The Strange Power of a Medieval Poem About the Death of a Child

The medieval poem “Pearl” was written by someone whose identity we do not know, and is set mostly within a dream. Neither of these facts is unusual in medieval poetry. Authorship is often unclear for works from that period, and dreams were popular as literary devices: then, as now, dreams allow …