Zara Bullen

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From Kale To Cauliflower: 13 Standout Superfood Recipes

What makes a food super? It has to be packed with nutrients and good for your health. It also has to be delicious! From Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing to Tart & Tangy Fro-Yo, these recipes prove that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.<p><b>1. Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>…

Food

Carrot and beetroot salad with mint, chilli and ginger

You can take this salad in different directions. Add a little sesame oil and some chopped spring onion and it can become Asian. Halve the amount of ginger in the dressing and toss crumbled feta through it and it becomes more Mediterranean. Add ground cumin to the dressing and it’s Indian or even a …

Spices

The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook

<i>by Martijn van den Broeck, all opinions my own.</i><p><b>Download your free copy of The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook.</b><p>Table of Contents<p><b>Before your</b> …

6 Ways to Trick Your Kids into Learning This Summer

It’s almost summertime and the livin’ will be easy. Oh wait, you’re a parent. Never mind, the livin’ is about to get chaotic — but chaos can be fun, …

This 90-Second Video Will Totally Change The Way You See The World

Africa, wth??<p>We've all looked at enough maps in our lifetime to have a pretty good understanding of the size of the continents and countries that …

Global Perspectives

Love, Sex & Narcissism: Why We Get Addicted to Abusers.

This is a copyrighted excerpt from the bestselling book, <i>Fify Shades of Narcissism:Your Brain on Love, Sex and the Narcissist</i>. It was first featured …

Psychology

Married to a Narcissist?

This is because after years of their insults, rudeness and blaming you for everything that is wrong in their life, it is actually quite normal …

10 Lettuce-Free Salads You'll Make All Summer Long

Who says a good salad must have greens? These crowd-pleasing salads are packed with nutritious and tasty ingredients -- from fresh corn to quinoa to avocado -- and they're 100% lettuce-free. Get ready to discover your new summer staples!<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey</b> …

Healthy Eating

What's your gut type? And why you should care

Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, once said that ‘all disease begins in the gut’. ‘So it makes sense, then, that healing begins there as well,’ says nutritionist Dr Josh Axe.<p>As author of the new book <i>Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems</i>, he believes that …

Art Therapy Is More Than Just Making Nice Pictures

Anyone who has ever put pen to paper, crayon to coloring book, or hand to wet clay knows the healing powers embedded in such creative endeavors. More than just a pastime, art can be an escape, a stimulus, a war cry or a tranquil reprieve.<p>Art therapy, defined as "a form of psychotherapy that uses …

Blazing a trail in art therapy, pioneer benefits from its healing power too

Harriet Claire Wadeson loved to create works of art when she was growing up, but she never considered pursuing the solitary career of an artist. She was determined to be involved with others, she said, so she earned a bachelor's degree to become a therapist.<p>When she learned about the emerging field …

Veterans Let Slip the Masks of War: Can This Art Therapy Ease PTSD?

How papier-mâché masks are helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans heal.<p>Service members suffering from PTSD often feel like they’re wearing a mask. …

Syrian Refugee Children Find Comfort in Coping with Their Grief Through Art Therapy

Out of the 4 million Syrian refugees who are living in the world today, about half of them are children. Many of these young people are homeless, living in refugee camps, and have had to endure unimaginable trauma. Not only is adapting to a new environment stressful enough, but they've also had to …

Painting

The Power Of The Paintbrush: How Art Therapy Is Saving Children With Mental Health Issues

For an adult suffering with a mental health problem, talking about how they’re feeling can be difficult.<p>So, for a child with limited language skills, …

Mental Health

'I'm No Good at Art, Miss!' - Why Art Should Not Be Just for the Experts

I will never forget how shocked I felt when, having volunteered in my children's school to run art activity groups, several eight year olds declared …

How to win an argument with a teenager

Learn about the hypothalamus reaction and don’t be afraid to engage in a row<p><b>1</b> <b>One thing that’s hard to understand</b> – for parents and teenagers – is the hypothalamus reaction. This is when you get an extreme reaction that can happen quickly, in reaction to very little or even nothing. This explains …

Parenting

The Keys to Finding Happiness After a Traumatic Childhood

“<b>It is never to late to have a happy childhood.” ~Tom Robbins</b><p>A few days ago, when my older brother and I were sorting through old family photos, we …

Weight Loss

7 Science-Backed Ways To Get Happy Right Now

The happiness model we’re taught from a young age is actually completely backward. We think we work hard in order to achieve success and that …

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

How to answer your body's food cravings

Food cravings aren’t just a silly thing pregnant women deal with for 40 weeks, we all feel the urge to eat foods that may not serve our health and weight goals.<p>While some cravings are the results of gut bacterial overgrowth, many are really an SOS message of malnutrition from your body.<p>Most of our …

How to Stop Feeling Guilty: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You did something bad. And now you feel terrible. But the feeling won’t go away. It gnaws at you. Even worse, it makes you feel like you’re a <i>bad</i> …

American Psychiatric Association

A Dose of Nature: The Secret Prescription to Health and Happiness?

Spending our days in windowless office buildings and suburban homes, it's easy to forget about nature. In today's society, the only time many of us spend outdoors is just walking to and from the car. Could this separation from nature have a negative effect on our mental and physical states? Recent …

Ecology

Here's What Healthy People Actually Eat All The Time

For when you're trying to eat healthy but you also have zero idea what to make and don't want to be sad.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

6 Magic Tricks to Noticeably Increase Your Productivity (and Your Happiness) | Inc.com

I was recently asked, "Aside from world peace and the elimination of poverty, if you had one wish, what would it be?"<p>At first, I thought, "I would create more time!" But that would just get filled with all of the frenetic work that continually beckons to be done.<p>Instead, I answered, "I would slow …

Happiness

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

Humanity