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Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs'

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mental Health

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids? Here are 7 Things to Teach Them About Good Relationships | Inc.com

We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i>Step 3: <i>To develop</i> …

Parenting

The Genes for Pot Addiction Have Been Identified

For what may be the first time, specific genes associated with marijuana addiction have been identified— and some of them are also linked to …

10 basic rules for a happier life — and most may surprise you

Happy International Day of Happiness! How did you celebrate?<p>The United Nations sets aside March 20 as a time to recognize "the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings."<p>Rejoicing yet? Or do the stresses of everyday life mean little …

Jeff wakes up to a surprising lack of irony at the Wiggles' adults-only reunion show

By 6.30pm there was already a line outside the concert hall at the Dee Why RSL: platinum blondes, muscular men with sleeve tattoos, a smattering of goths, two young women wearing very revealing pirate costumes, and a group of greasy metalheads in matching Mastodon T-shirts.<p>The disparate crowd was …

Australian Open (Tennis)

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

Touched with Fire tells a love story rooted in bipolar disorder, creativity and reality’s imperfections

Touched with FireRating: Director: Paul DalioWriting Credit: Paul DalioCast: Katie Holmes and Luke KirbyRated: Not rated, but contains language and …

Katie Holmes

Could your relationship survive 'The Marriage Test'? Try this experiment to see

How do you know if the one you're dating is THE one?<p>Jill Andres and Brook Silva-Braga asked that question in their new memoir, "The Marriage Test," by taking their relationship on a marital test drive. The couple created 40 experimental dates to simulate the challenges of marriage, testing …

4 creepy psychological tricks companies use to get you to buy things

The human brain is a powerful reasoning machine, but it has its Achilles' heels. These mental shortcuts help us navigate the enormous amount of information we're exposed to at any given time, without feeling paralyzed.<p>And companies are aware of these pitfalls.<p>Here are a few of the ways marketers …

This Indian Wedding Was Shot On An iPhone And The Pics Speak For Themselves

"It is a whole new experience."<p>For years, photographer Sephi Bergerson had this crazy idea: to shoot an entire wedding with just an iPhone.<p>When the iPhone 6s Plus came out, the technology was finally advanced enough to go ahead with it. The hard part? Finding a couple willing to go along with his …

Weddings

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

The Ultimate Minimalist Pasta

Looking for an amazing recipe to shake up your weeknight pasta repertoire? The best answer might just be the simplest.<p>Cacio e pepe is Italian for …

3 Must-Knows That Men Don't Talk About

When it comes to emotions, it's safe to say that most men don't talk about theirs very often. It's commonplace for men to act nonchalant when it comes to things of the heart, but perhaps it's what's been keeping us from experiencing the deeper things in life.<p>When I was an adolescent I grew up with …

When Do Most Couples First Say "I Love You"? Study Reveals Average Dating Milestones

Some of us get bitten by the love bug very early on in relationships—others take longer to decide. Either way, many people are prone to anxiety over exactly <i>when</i> to say the L word. How much time is normal to wait?<p>To find out how rapidly different aspects of relationships evolve, Match surveyed over …

13 Recipes for Chow Mein Noodles

Skip the takeout menu entirely and make your own delicious chow mein noodles instead. From standard shrimp chow mein to creative cold noodle dishes, …

Food & Dining

Bad Texting Manners May Be Giving You Anxiety

I once had a friend who didn’t text me back for three months. And this isn’t a “ghost” story, aka one where she disappeared forever, without any explanation. She’s actually still my friend. Over the course of those three months, I invited her to join me for several outings — with no reply. At …

20 Small Things People Who Enjoy Being Alone Do That Bring Great Joy

We all have what tickles us. But for those who enjoy spending time alone, they can have specific preferences on how they spend their time.<p><b>1. They</b> …

22 Superrich Recipes to Break Your Resolution in the Best Way Possible

It's that time of the year when everyone's made some kind of New Year's resolution, and for a lot of people that means trying to eat better. That's all well and good—I would never begrudge someone for trying to be healthier—but if you're going to spend most of your time eating kale and chia seeds …

The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems — and How to Fix Them

Relationship problems. Everybody has them. And sometimes you have them over and over and over.<p>Most of the people giving advice don’t know the …

Same-Sex Couples

Photoshop is a great skill to have on your resume, and now you can learn to master it for cheap

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Microsoft It is more important than ever to make your website stand out. Anyone can log on to Wordpress and create a site dedicated to …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

21 Signs You Have Been Bitten by the Travel Bug

<b>There is a wicked bug that tends to bite curious minds.</b> A single bite is strong enough to transform the victim's mind and life forever. Yes, I'm talking about the (in)famous "travel bug" which causes the victim to feel an obsessive need to travel the world! The fever the bug causes is commonly …

The New Star Wars Crossover Comic Rejuvenates Darth Vader's Terrifying Reputation

Darth Vader should be an immensely intimidating figure. Emphasis on the <i>should</i>, because over the years, his appearances in increasingly silly …

How to Plan a Fashion Photography Shoot

It wouldn’t be too far from the truth to think that fashion photography is basically portraiture with a small plot twist. Instead of having just the …

First trailer for Agent Carter's second season arrives

Peggy Carter is headed to the land of silver screens.<p>The first official promo for Marvel's <i>Agent Carter</i> promises a buttload of action for the agent, on top of some Hollywood glamour and secret romances.<p>According to a press release, Carter must move her "dedicated fight against new Atomic Age …

Photos From Lucasfilm's ART AWAKENS Exhibit at Gallery 1988

10 of the best ways to enjoy Amsterdam … on a budget

Follow our savvy guide and enjoy free gigs, art galleries and walking tours, stay in a cool hostel and refuel on cheap eats<p>Hitchhiking Amsterdam-style: hail a lift with a local cyclist<p>Free walking tours<p>Instead of wandering aimlessly along the Unesco-lauded canals, get your bearings courtesy of a …

European Travel

Why You Should Always Say Yes To Adventure Travel

Adventure - what does it mean to you? Throwing yourself out of a plane, leaping off a cliff, or hiking a mountain? Or perhaps just travelling solo to a country you've never been to before? Whatever your definition of adventure travel there's one thing for sure - it's hella good for the soul and if …

Master of None, Netflix's brilliant new comedy, is immediately one of TV’s best shows

It has a confidence in its first season that other shows take years to develop.<p>The new Netflix comedy <i>Master of None</i> defies comparison to other shows. Few look as confident after several seasons, let alone just a few episodes. In just 10 half-hour episodes, this instantly joins the conversation …