Allison Short

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7 Lessons to Remember When Life Seems to Suck

<b>“I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>I winced …

This app reminds you to stop and de-stress, and tells you how well you’re doing it

A meditation teacher once told me that monks at a Zen center in the South of France regarded a ringing telephone as a “bell of mindfulness.” When the phone rang, they would pause and breathe deeply several times before answering, to bring their attention to the present. Callers knew the monks …

Conference on addiction: Challenges posed by crystal meth

Crystal meth has become the most commonly used synthetic drug worldwide. The number of people addicted to this stimulant in Germany is growing. New …

Meth Addiction Nearly Took My Life

I didn't plan to spiral out of control, overdose so many times, or bring so many people down with me. But in honor of National Meth Awareness Day, I want you to hear my story.<p>I once spent an entire day crouched down on my bedroom floor holding a flashlight and picking through my carpet. <i>An entire</i> …

How to Overcome Addiction and Make Lasting Changes in Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth." </i>-- Arnold M. Washton, Ph.D.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Fixing Your Metabolism: 4 Steps to Permanent Weight Loss

Challenge what you know about your metabolism. The truth is, your metabolism works quite differently than you realize. I've dieted celebrities, bikini models, and pro athletes. I'm not talking about Jimmy-local either. I mean the guys and girls you can buy posters of at Wal-Mart. How'd they get …

Fitness

The 6 Changes I Made to Lose More Than 40 Pounds After Years of Trying

Natalie White ran marathons and Spartan races, but her body only saw a difference when she did these simple things.<p><b>Before:</b> 205 <b>After:</b> 163<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>In college, my weight stayed around 150. I wasn't watching what I ate, but I occasionally hit up the gym with my friends. When I graduated, I picked …

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise

Dell Farrell finally found something that WORKED.<p><b>Before:</b> 152 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 119 pounds<p>When I left home for college, I went from a stick-thin schoolgirl to being <b></b>more than 20 pounds overweight. To try to get back to my high school size, I tried cleanses, becoming a vegan, eating more meat than you …

Find love or have a fling with the best LGBT dating apps for iPhone and Android

Dating is complicated — no matter your race, gender, or sexual orientation. Thankfully, the right dating app can help simplify the process, allowing …

14 Best Free Music Apps for iPhone

Most people don't buy individual songs or albums anymore. And why would you, when a monthly subscription lets you stream unlimited music from Apple …

Here's What You Need to Know About Fall Makeup Trends

Fall is my favourite season! So many gorgeous colours to choose from and the fashion is bold and comfy.<p>To find out the latest beauty trends for fall, …

Gorgeous Hairstyles For Super-Long Hair

Sure, the lob may be the reigning cool-girl cut. And you may have a few friends who are snipping their strands into impossibly chic pixies. But that …

The New Rules Of Small-Space Decorating

Unless you're <i>extremely</i> lucky, you’ve most likely experienced the panic that comes with trying to find a new place, sane roommates, and the cash for a …

First Digs: 4 Decorating Ideas for a Small Apartment or Dorm Room

For a trend-forward room, try a bold-print comforter, like the Night Blooms pattern from the Martha Stewart Whim Collection. Pair this bedding with dotted sheets, and your room will be at the head of the class.

Interior Design

10 Decor Ideas for That Wall Above Your Bed

Home decor is all about mixing things up and getting creative, but when it comes to the bedroom it's pretty much a given that you will be decorating around some sort of bed. Unless you're living the hammock life, which is pretty cool too. So once you've set up the bed in the most logical position, …

7 Ways to Get Happier in Less Than a Minute

Having a blah day? Try these super-quick mood boosters to get happy fast.<p>Some days go really well and some not so much. If your day is taking a turn for the worse and you need to stop the downward slide, you don’t want to add to the stress by eating up your valuable time. Sometimes you don’t really …

7 daily habits that can make you more successful at work

This includes what you do before and after work, as well as during your workdays.<p>Here are seven daily habits that, if practiced regularly, can boost your success at work:<p>Sometimes, in an effort to be perfect, we channel valuable time and energy into trying to get good at things that aren't part of …