Anastasia Black

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3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

American nightmare: Rich & poor, middle-class no more

America’s once-glorified middle-class is on its way to being relegated to the history books; an artifact of a bygone era when good-paying jobs, …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Libraries

“Because Endorphins” – WRONG: Learn How Exercise Actually Crushes Depression

<b>Do you like being the last person to know about something?</b><p>Probably not. In fact, nobody wants to be that person and, worse yet, <b>nobody wants to</b> …

Mental Disorders

Why Women Need Self-Defense Classes of Their Own

After a scary incident of street harassment I wanted to learn how to defend myself, but I kept running into sexism.<p>A couple months ago, as I was biking home around midnight from a friend's house, a man stepped out from between two cars about 50 feet ahead of me. Approaching with arms outstretched, …

This vegan butternut squash soup is an Ayurvedic all-star

<i>Mikaela Reuben is a rising (healthy) rock star chef, cooking for celebrity clients like Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, and traveling the world to whip</i> …

Let’s Stop Being Embarrassed by Spirituality

Daily Beast columnist Jay Michaelson has written a new book called The Gate of Tears, but he isn’t sure he wants the rest of us to know about it.<p>Let …

60+ Healthy Recipes That Scream Fall

Do you find yourself bookmarking every delicious healthy Fall recipe you see? Now you can have them all in one place. Here are 60 recipes celebrating the flavors of Fall. Browse through them all, or click on the links below to get to your faves.<p>Breakfast<p>Baked Goods and Desserts<p>Snacks<p>Soups<p>Main …

Yazidi Child Soldiers Take Revenge on ISIS

A year ago, the U.S. went back to Iraq to defend the Yazidis. Now the youngest of them, coached by a Marxist terrorist organization, are training to …

15 Porn Sites That Women Love Watching

A Cosmopolitan writer tells us where ladies go to get turned on.<p><i>Originally published on Cosmopolitan.com</i><p>Women can enjoy porn just as much as guys do. But it's shockingly hard for us to find good porn in which the woman is actually enjoying herself in a realistic way, and doesn't make us feel bad or …

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, According to Science

Chocolate chip cookies seem simple: butter and sugar, beaten with eggs and then dry ingredients. But they're easy to mess up due to under mixed dough, too hot an oven, too much sugar, not enough liquid, or too much flour. Eater's food science friends at ChefsSteps in Seattle have perfected a recipe …

Why Taylor Swift May Be Your Next Business Mentor

One of the most savvy and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs I’ve ever come across is also one of the most atypical for someone like me: Taylor Swift. Business leaders don’t usually look to starlets for lessons on entrepreneurship. However, over the years, Swift has demonstrated a deep …

Mentoring

How to stay sane

Do you ever look at yourself and think, "I’m doing okay, but not great?" Maybe you have a partner you love and a career you enjoy. Even then, perhaps …

Hilarious Hollyfood series mixes culinary delights with cult movies and television

Women tweet to map sexual harassment in Pakistan

Every woman and girl should have the opportunity to shape her own future.<p>That’s the fundamental belief that drives Blue Veins, a women’s rights …

Amanda De Santa and the Feminine Mystique of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Michael's wife is much more than a nagging cue for nefarious activities—she's the modern interpretation of a problem dating back several decades.<p>It is a common criticism, and a deservedly fair one, that <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>'s treatment and objectification of women is pretty poor in a time where women …

Genuine Love: Four Elements of Love (Practices for Awakening the Heart), 2 of 2

Whether you and your partner are just getting started in building your love relationship, or struggling to get back the love and connection that once …

Transgender Indigenous Australians Are In Desperate Need Of Help

A lack of support and services in remote Aboriginal communities is damaging transgender youth.<p>Rocking a plume of ruby red feathers on a chilly late-Autumn day, Starlady Nungari struts down the cracked pavements of inner-city Sydney in knee-high leather red boots, a blur of traffic behind her. Her …

7 Science-Backed Books About Spirituality You Need To Read

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

The Shakers — the ones who made furniture and hated sex — were not only ahead of their time on women’s rights, they were ahead of ours, too

<b>Three Shaker sisters, leaving the old meeting house in Sabbathday Lake, Me., June 7, 1962. (AP)</b><p>The Shakers believed in one unassailable truth: That equality of the sexes is a human right<p>Rachel Urquhart<p>May 17, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Most of us have read the stats—that 25 percent of women on American …

Feminism

12 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away From You

Whether your toxic behavior is a common occurrence, or just a once in a blue moon phenomena, it’s critical for your long-term happiness and success …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

Holistic Medicine

6 Spiritual Practices To Balance Your Emotions

Up and down ... up and down. Isn’t this how we feel <i>most</i> of the time? We fluctuate between feeling good and bad, happy and sad. We like this and …

Yoga

5 Insane Things Comic Books Believe Women's Bodies Can Do

Popular culture has had issues with women for, oh, several thousand years or more. So, we're not exactly blowing everyone's minds by pointing out …

I am Gordon Ramsay. AMA.

72.6k<p>Posted by<p>u/_Gordon_Ramsay<p>3 years agoGilded3<p>Archived<p>Actor / Entertainer<p>Hello reddit.<p>Gordon Ramsay here. This is my first time doing a reddit AMA, …

9 Real Differences Between the Best and Worst Coffee

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist</i><p>What's the difference between the best and the worst coffee in the world? It's not just that the best coffee is often served to you by someone with an attitude and a sweet vest.<p>In fact, there's real differences in the coffee itself -- and to figure out …

Coffee

What To Do When You Feel Like A Total F*ckup

By Almie Rose,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1OauH19<p>Sometimes you’re merrily skipping through life when you suddenly stumble and trip and that’s …