Amir Patawari

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101 Stress-Busting Ways to Chill Out at Night -- And Get Better Sleep

Turns out, plenty. Here are 101 surprising, electronics-free activities that will help you wind down at night rather than rev up, making it easier to fall asleep and get a good night's rest. Go ahead, give 'em a try. Your body will thank you.<p>It's no secret that working on your laptop scrolling …

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10 Quotes That Will Make You Get Out and Live, Damn It

Everyone wants to be known for something. You might watch explorers on the National Geographic Channel, read about Nobel Prize-winning innovators, or …

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

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15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

Productivity

20 Quick Fixes to Less Stress

When life gets tough and stress comes knocking, try a combination of the following to send it packing.<p><b>1) Take a walk outside</b><p>2) Set up a good sleep pattern<p>Make sleep and restoration a priority in your life<p><b>3) Reduce your To Do list all the way down to one or two things for the day</b> Doesn't sound like …

Getting To Serenity: 10 Daily Habits For Inner Peace

Serenity isn't achieved without effort. Just as we need proper exercise habits to have healthy bodies, we need good mental habits to have peaceful minds. To that end, here are 10 daily habits to get you on your own path to serenity.<p>We all want serenity, that elusive state of calm that seems to …

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This Sunglasses Company Wants to Become the TOMS of Eyewear

With the temperatures finally heating up and the sun sticking around for longer each day, we know you’ve been prepping the perfect spring outfit, complete with accessories to take your look over the top. There’s just one thing is missing: a fabulous pair of statement-making shades. This fashion …

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Father and Daughter Find Adorable Baby Foxes in Their Backyard

A New Jersey homeowner was fortunate enough to find a delightfully cute surprise in his backyard–a litter of baby foxes! Philip Wang and his daughter Alice discovered the little kits on their 7-acre property in Princeton, NJ. The pair photographed the adorable foxes as they dozed together, played …

Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

Poor old Dr. Krebs. His painstaking Nobel-winning work on cellular metabolism, called the Krebs cycle, has made him the symbol for what's ailing medical education.<p>"Why do I need to know this stuff?" medical students ask me.<p>"How many times have <i>you</i> used the Krebs Cycle lately?" senior doctors …

Medical Education

Celebrate Earth Day by Watching “Planetary”

Launching today in celebration of Earth Day, the new film “Planetary” is an awe-inspiring exploration into the interconnectedness between planet Earth and humankind. The documentary features clips from past NASA Apollo missions as well as interviews from some of the astronauts themselves and is …

The 9 Worst-Designed Cities In The World

From sky-scraping metropoles to up-and-coming centers breaking the "large town" mold, cities come in all shapes and sizes. But with that diversity comes one simple truth: no city is perfect.<p><i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p>From sky-scraping metropoles to up-and-coming centers breaking the "large town" mold, …

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12 Cute Front Door Ideas You Can Totally DIY

Is your front door looking a little plain and simple? Make a great first impression with these wonderfully creative front door ideas. Whether you’re going for a big statement with paint or something you can finish this afternoon, you’ll be amazed at what a little DIY action can do for your curb …

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12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of the daily …

18 Mood Boosters to Feel and Live Better

All it takes is 5 minutes (or less) to boost your mood and change your life<p><b>Sit in Silence</b>Sit in silence and count backward from 300. That's a 5-minute chunk of life gone to the gods, buddy. Do you miss it? Good. Now you see that killing time is a subtle form of suicide.<p><b>Get Your Car Washed</b>Hey, see …

15 Chicken Nugget Recipes for Grown-Up Taste Buds

There’s just something about little pieces of chicken that appeal to kids of all ages. Like wings and tenders, they’re crispy, savory and comforting, and their size makes them a perfect vehicle for hot sauce and dips (OMG the dips!). It’s enough to make us want to order off the kids’ menu well into …

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16 Family Portraits That Don't Even Try To Be Picture-Perfect

Picture your family. Mom hasn’t had time to do her hair, and Dad doesn’t really walk around in a suit and tie … or perhaps even pants. The kids run around with the energy of one thousand windmills and have already managed to get breakfast on their brand-new clothes.<p>The modern family embraces the …

7 Destructive Habits to Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy

Happiness can be seen as a state of mind. It’s how we perceive our lives and the world around us. But our inside thoughts can be radically shaped by …

There are two types of travelers

SOME PEOPLE TRAVEL to reassure themselves that the grass growing in their backyards is as green as the stuff growing anywhere else.<p>They compare the …

10 Things A Startup Founder Learned About Money While Backpacking Around The World

"I realized I was living a childhood dream," he says of that moment, near the beginning of his year-long, 21-country travel adventure. "And I started wondering why I was the only one there. "<p>That epiphany became the first seed of his financial education website, Phroogal, which crowdsources …

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Revealing Photos of Skylines and Apartment Windows Capture Solitude of City Life

Living among millions of other people and bumping shoulders on overflowing sidewalks doesn't always equate to a sense of community. Ironically, the most thriving metropolis can create the strongest feelings of isolation. French photographer and graphic artist Floriane de Lassee offers an …

10 Steps to Cope With Overwhelm

Minimalism isn't about having nothing, instead it is about choosing to focus on what is important to you and cultivating that. It is about making conscious choices that match your intentions rather than just absorbing and collecting for the sake of it. So here are my 10 steps to use the principles …

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7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself At The End Of Each Day

Each day we have tons of inquiries -- for our co-workers, our friends, our families. But do we ever ask ourselves any questions? If we don't, we may be framing our own mindsets through someone else's lens. Below are seven questions that will not only help you take a positive perspective on your …

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"MythBusters" Co-Host Painstakingly Recreates Hedge Maze From "The Shining"

Adam Savage, perhaps best known as the co-host of <i>MythBusters</i>, is a huge Stanley Kubrick fan. He visited a traveling exhibit about the famed director's films (it included scripts, memorabilia, and more) three times and spent a total of 10 hours taking it all in. But, he was ultimately disappointed …

Daily Simplicity: 13 Habits That Will Make Your Life Lighter and Happier

<i>“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”</i> <b><br>Confucius</b>I love to keep things simple.Why?One simple reason and one the most …

13 Signs You're a Basic Tourist

While most of us have learned about "basic behavior" (and how to avoid it), it still seems to be as ubiquitous as a selfie stick. Which is why, in the spirit of awareness (self or otherwise), we've compiled this list of things that, if you find yourself doing them, probably make you a basic tourist.<p>…

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10 ways to get happy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Happy people don't sit around waiting for good vibes to happen to them.<p>Whatever makes them happy, they go for it, said Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside and author of "The Myth of Happiness."<p>"Happy people don't sit around," Lyubomirsky …