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Mindfulness therapy helps prevent drug and alcohol relapse

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A treatment program incorporating mindfulness meditation is better over the long term than traditional approaches at preventing relapses of drug and alcohol abuse, according to a new study.<p>One year after treatment for substance abuse, far fewer participants who got …

Doing What’s Best for Us Even if Other People Don’t Like It

<b>“What other people think of me is none of my business</b><b>.” ~Wayne Dyer</b><p>I got the call late one Sunday afternoon while sitting at work. “Babe, your toilet …

Stressed at work? Meditating really does work - and you'll see a difference in just three days, say researchers

• <b>Researchers found 25 minutes of mindful meditation for three consecutive days alleviated psychological stress</b><p>Meditating can have an almost instant …

Mindfulness

The One Question to Ask to Identify a Narcissist

If you suspect someone in your life is a narcissist, there may be an incredibly straightforward way to confirm your suspicions: Just ask them. New …

Chicken Skewers with Meyer Lemon Salsa

Makes 6 Servings<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 Meyer lemons<p>1/2 cup finely chopped English hothouse cucumber<p>3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions, divided<p>1 serrano chile (with seeds), finely chopped<p>Pinch of sugar<p>Kosher salt<p>1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2” pieces<p>Freshly …

The Green Grapefruit Smoothie Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> The perfect cold-busting and immune-boosting raw and vegan smoothie, ready to leave you feeling shiny and new.<p>Nutritional Information [per smoothie= 16 oz]<br>225 Calories, 45g Carbohydrates, 6.1g Fat, 4.2g Protein, 7.7g Fiber, 24g Sugar —Alexandra Dawson<p><b>Serves: 1</b><p>1 medium banana, …

Perfect Kale Salad Recipe on Food52

• 180 grams fresh kale<br>• 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds<br>• 1 large avocado<br>• 2 sweet potatoes<br>• 1/2 cup walnuts<br>• 1 heaped tablespoon maple syrup<br>• 1 heaped tablespoon olive oil<br>• 2 tablespoons tahini<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• Juice 1/2 lemon<br>• Juice 1/2 large orange<br>• 1/2 tablespoon tamari (add to taste)<br>• 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast …

Harissa Potatoes - Recipe

<i>Potatoes with harissa, feta and dill</i><p>This was absolutely an improvisation; I’d been traveling and had very few vegetables in the house on my return, …

Simple Springtime Dishes

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Butternut

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Recipe

"Indian food is one of my favorites, so when my friend made this slow cooker version for my family we were head over heels! I don't think I've had a …

Baked Ziti

Before I begin with this recipe tutorial, I must make an important disclosure:<p><i>I did not use ziti to make this Baked Ziti.</i><p>I used Mostaciolli.<p>I’m truly …

From Banana Muffins to Banana Pancakes: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas

<b>1. Chai Spiced Banana Bread</b><p>This sophisticated banana bread is subtly infused with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Banana Pudding Parfaits</b><p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding …

Zuppa inglese (Italian Trifle)

<b>Zuppa inglese,</b> literally “English soup”, is actually neither English nor a soup. It is a classic Italian dessert, but the name is apt nevertheless. …

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

<b>Potato gnocchi</b> are one of the easier types of ‘pasta’ to make at home and are <b></b>most definitely worth the effort. The mini-hockey pucks that are sold …

Buying canned tomatoes

Here’s a special note for readers in the US, where buying canned tomatoes can be tricky thing. When I first moved back from Italy, I ran into all …

Tomato Sauce 101

I’m all for convenience when it actually makes life simpler, but it’s always been a mystery to me why people buy those jars of wretched “spaghetti …

Bucatini all'amatriciana

It could be said that <b>bucatini all’amatriciana</b> and <i>spaghetti alla carbonara</i> are the ‘Romulus and Remus‘ of Roman cooking. No two dishes typify the …

Lasagna di Carnevale (Angelina’s Lasagna)

Among Angelina’s generation, each of the female family members had a special dish that she was known for. My great-aunt, Angelina’s sister, who we …

A Beginner's Guide to Authentic Italian Food

This post walks you through the principal types of Italian cooking you are likely to encounter from true Italian food, the kind they make in Italy, …

Lasagne agli asparagi (Asparagus Lasagna)

A good dish of lasagna is one of the most satisfying meals I can imagine. But, to be honest, a dish of classic <i>lasagna di Carnevale or</i> <i>lasagne alla</i> …

Le virtù (Abruzzese "Seven Virtues" Minestrone)

<i>Le virtù</i>, literally meaning “the virtues”, is the signature Spring dish from the town of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy. This version of</b> …

I on Beauty: Chapter 1

I am approaching 70 years of age and the question I am always asked is... "What is my secret to beautiful skin."<p>The one and most important answer is "Consistency." That is a foreign word to both women and men alike when it comes to skin. I have found out no matter how great a product is, if you are …

Unbelievable Stacks of Balanced Stones Seem to Defy Gravity

Artist Michael Grab of Gravity Glue is incredibly skilled at achieving beautiful harmony in the most surprising rock formations. His delicately assembled stacks, entitled <i>Balancing Rocks</i>, seem to defy gravity. However, he says that gravity is the only “glue” that holds his structures together.<p>The …

Sculpture

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Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …