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Japan's long-breath diet: This diet can easily blow kilograms away; here's all you need to know about it

It helps in burning more fat when our body uses more oxygen.<p>To lead a healthy life, it's important to be in your correct BMI. It's a known fact that …

Choose Your Side: The Dueling Feminisms of Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton, and Kim Kardashian

Modern feminism should allow women to be more complex. So why do I constantly feel like I have to "pick" which feminist I am?<p>It's become impossible to talk about feminism without at least mentioning the three most visible women in American culture today: Kim Kardashian, who embodies sex and power, …

Feminism

Nut Milk 101: Use This One Basic Recipe to Make Every Type of Milk

Whether it’s in line at a coffee shop, browsing a grocery aisle, during a cooking class, or responding via text or email to anyone who asks, this simple nut milk formula is the recipe I find myself reciting most often. Perhaps it’s my go-to because the results are extremely delicious with so little …

Get Paid to Blog for 9 Awesome Outlets on Medium

In 2012, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams launched Medium. It was originally intended to extend Twitter’s 140-character limit.Now, it’s major hub for …

Black Lives Matter

Mothering the Mother: New Mothers Need a Focused Period of Rest and Recovery

When I was delivering homemade soups and smoothies to the doorsteps of new mothers around Los Angeles I would sometimes be invited in for a brief …

Pregnancy

10 Books You Can Read In One Night That Will Boost Your Motivation For Work

Feeling blah? These 10 books are short enough to read in a few hours, yet highly likely to make tomorrow more productive.<p>Some days you feel on top of the world. Others, not so much. For the latter, here’s a cheap and easy solution: a quick, motivational read. For less than $20 on an e-reader and an …

Motivation

How I Earn A Full-Time Living As A Part-Time Freelance Blogger

<b>Note from Adam:</b> The most effective way to earn a full-time living from your blog is to become a freelance blogger. The best thing about this is that …

Employment

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

2016 Forecast: Top 12 Great-Paying Freelance Writing Gigs

If you think there are no great-paying freelance writing gigs out there anymore and it’s all $5 blog posts, I’m here to spread some sunshine.I have …

Marketing

Calling all freelancers: 4 expert ways to manage your business this year

By now, we’ve all seen the impressive numbers on the "freelance" or "gig economy." Millions of professionals are skipping the traditional corporate …

Working as a freelancer? Here’s how to make sure you get paid.

<b>Author Bio</b>: <i>Gavin Alexander knows freelance photography from both sides of the bookkeeping coin. He is a freelance videographer and photographer, as</i> …

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A minimalist shares 10 things we can opt out of to make our lives more simple

We think we can't live without these things, but actually, we can.<p>We can opt out.<p>Think about how busy our lives have become. Think about how distracted we've become.<p>Think about how many things needlessly pull on our attention, our time, our money, our sanity.<p>We have let these things overcome us, …

Minimalism

The Keys to Success For Freelance Writers

"Is this an insane idea?" — Me<p>"No, it's a great idea." — My father<p>That response to my concerns that leaving a well-paying, full-time job to freelance write was completely bonkers was all the support I needed to hear. Within a month, I had officially put in my notice and decided to freelance write …

Employment

Malcolm X Was Right About America

NEW YORK—Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. For him there was no great tension between the lofty …

Black History

6 Career-Boosting Podcasts You're Going To Love Listening To

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” <i>—Zig Ziglar</i><p>“How do you stay so motivated all the time?” my friend recently asked me over a glass (or two) of Pinot Noir.<p>While I could go on and on about my to-do list strategy, my time …

Self-improvement

A Step-by-Step Guide to Integrating Long-Tail Keywords Within Blog Posts

When I started targeting long-tail keywords, I increased my search engine organic traffic to 173,336 visitors per month. You’re missing out on a lot …

Inside the booming Muslim fashion industry | Islam

Anas Silwood moved to Jordan from Britain to study Arabic back in 2000. The 20-something was supposed to stay for only a few months, but he soon decided Amman was the place he wanted to be. He learned Arabic, converted to Islam and settled. <br>"Every time I went back to the UK I had the same problem," …

Fashion Industry

I Tried to Trip Using Only My Breath

Breathwork was born out of LSD research in the 1960s, and suggests that by hyperventilating, you can experience the same feeling as an acid trip.<p>Breathwork is a type of industrial-strength meditation, believed to replicate the effects of LSD. By hyperventilating for long periods of time you get to …

Consciousness

How to supercharge your brain by drinking butter and re-engineering your morning routine

If you’re like most modern professionals, your typical morning consists being jarred awake by a blaring alarm, taking a quick shower, wolfing down …

The feminist future of #FeesMustFall is now! Viva!

The #RhodesMustFall, #FeesMustFall and #EndOutsourcing movements are noteworthy for having “a fairly well-defined ideology and view of history, which …

Feminism

The E.U. vs. B.D.S.: the Politics of Israel Sanctions

This past Monday, the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council reaffirmed a November requirement that Israel label products made in the settlements differently from those made in Israel. On Tuesday, the State Department spokesman John Kirby unexpectedly reinforced the E.U. position, saying that …

Israel

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2016

Africa

Marie Kondo’s Life-Changing Magic and death.

The cover art for Marie Kondo’s <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>—3 million copies sold and counting—is strikingly low-key for self-help: A wash …

Minimalism

Hungarian journalist slammed for 'seven types of blackface'

A Hungarian human rights lawyer and journalist who published a controversial series of portraits transposing her own face on to those of African women has been forced to remove her work after sparking widespread anger online.<p>Boglarka Balogh posted the project I Morphed Myself Into Tribal Women To …

Human Rights

Why We Hate Cheap Things

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

Biology Doesn't Write Laws: Hillary Clinton's Bathroom Break Wasn't As Trivial As Some Might Like to Think

As a lot of the world now knows, last Saturday night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was late returning to the stage at the Democratic Debate after a five-minute break. Almost immediately media reported that she was delayed because of a line at the women's bathroom. As the break …

Feminism

A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age

“People don’t know why they get so upset about language,” David Crystal told me recently, over Skype from his home in Wales. “ ‘Potato’s,’ with an apostrophe ‘S,’ ” he offered, as an example of the kind of thing that drives some people batty, “but you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they …

Linguistics