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These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can be traced back to the collections of …

Meditation

5 Mature Beauty Vloggers Every Midlife Woman Needs To Follow

If you're still using the same makeup routine you had a decade ago -- you've got a problem. Fortunately, we have the beauty bloggers to get you out of your rut.<p>Here are five of our favorite beauty vloggers on YouTube, who are all agelessly beautiful.<p><b>1. Melissa55</b><p>We know it's hard to believe, but …

Middle Age

14 Creative Ideas for a Lawn-Free Yard

<i>By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>The lawn has enjoyed decades of popularity, and while there are still plenty of things to love about a great lawn, that expanse of green can sometimes be more trouble than it's worth. Check out these 15 inspiring examples of yards using gravel, stone, native …

Landscaping

4 Steps to Finding Joy and Happiness in Your Bipolar Life

It's no secret that living with bipolar disorder can be tough. Even with medications and psychotherapy, symptoms don't always dissipate. So just how do you live a full and happy life despite this chronic condition? The key lies in the practice of a simple concept called mindfulness.<p>Mindfulness is …

Mindfulness

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ISPs

50 Ways To Organize Your Life After 50, Part 2

Baby Boomers,<p>In my last post, we started our list of 50 ways to organize your life. You can review themhere. They are easy techniques and extremely useful in making your life more productive. These included some of my favorite gems, such as:<p>1. Pinpoint Your Priorities<p>2. Focus on Most Important tasks<p>…

Time Management

Down the Rabbit Hole: A Tale of Suicide and Macaroni

A raisin, a razor, an Ikea rug. That's all I remember of it now: flashes like yellowed projection slides in sixth grade biology with Ms. Wallace flapping a fleshy arm before the screen, her hand undulating forward, "mi-to-chon-dri-on" -- her skinny lips pulling over each vowel like she were casting …

silence hereby broken

let me interrupt the quiet here with a few things.<p>over the summer, ava turned fourteen. ava turned fourteen, started high school and the moment she …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Cooking

DIY Wire Laundry Hamper

The laundry hamper in our bedroom has been on its last legs for a while. It’s the one we got when we were newlyweds, so it’s lasted a good 10 years. …

What's New On Netflix In September 2014?

September is upon is, which means one thing: Netflix has some great new titles right around the corner. From the final season of "How I Met Your Mother" to some of Robin Williams' best movies, the streaming service has us covered in a big way this month.<p>So say goodbye to summer and let the …

Taking the Spiritual Path? The Challenges and Cosmic Humor in Pursuing Enlightenment

There are lots of days when I think running to a mountain cave and meditating all day is where I want to be, never to return to "civilization." It's the place I feel most comfortable...alone, no pressure, no judgment and free to be me.<p>And yet I've come to realize that for me, and for many, this is …

Spirituality

Tutorial: Revamp a vintage suitcase with pretty fabrics

Designer Leah Duncan shares a tutorial at Art Gallery Fabrics blog showing how you can use pretty fabrics to revamp a vintage suitcase. This is a …

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Blake Lively launches lifestyle website 'Preserve'

Actress Blake Lively has officially launched her much anticipated lifestyle website, Preserve!<p>Preserve's mission, according its about-us page states, …

Dining Rooms

Yet Another 12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

Gauging from the reactions to our first two collections of 12 mind-blowing documentaries to watch on Netflix, it's about time for another set. As always, binge-watch accordingly.<p><b>"Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room"</b><p>Director Alex Gibney depicts the rise and fall of Enron in a way that frames its …

The First 3 Steps To Writing Your Life Story

These quick, one-time-only exercises can teach us about ourselves and what we want—and how we can tell our story. The bonus? You might just end up with a book...<p>By Leigh Newman<p><b>1. Your 3-Sentence Life Story</b><p><b>What to write:</b> Try to summarize your life in two or three sentences. Take your time. Think …

What's New On Netflix In June 2014?

At this point, it's safe to say the warm weather is <i>finally</i> here to stay. While you may have visions of yourself spending all day and night outside for the next three months, a summer night spent with Netflix is hardly a summer night wasted ... especially with all the great movies and TV shows the …

50 Must-Have iPad Apps

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Women's Health

Instant Photo Transfers With Blender Pens

UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 28th but we’re still in love with this DIY and had to share it again!<p>For the first time in a long time, I …

20 Smashing Editorial Design Pieces for Your Inspiration

With so many websites having similar designs and structures nowadays, it’s very important for any web designer to <b>stay creative and unique in order to</b> …

How To Wisely Use The Font Combinations into A Logo

A considerable part of the total created logos contains letters or words. It means that a logo designer should be able to wisely play with letters. …

12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

As you search for a movie to watch this weekend, consider abandoning the fictional for some real-life drama. Here are 12 completely fantastic documentaries on Netflix right now, destined to blow your mind (or at least make you think a little).<p><b>"The Woman Who Wasn't There"</b><p>"The Woman Who Wasn't There" …

“Alis Volat Propilus…It means ‘I fly with my own wings.’ I don’t need anyone else to hold me up.” Katrina Gilbert looks into the camera fingering the tattoo of a bird just above her breast. The ink is a reminder and totem. It is our first introduction to Gilbert, whose story in the ...

“Alis Volat Propilus…It means ‘I fly with my own wings.’ I don’t need anyone else to hold me up.” Katrina Gilbert looks into the camera fingering the …

Mini Black and White Cookies

<i>Every other Friday on Food52, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: How to make classic black and white cookies at home -- without any plastic wrap or cloying frosting in sight.</i><p>I …

Dessert

The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014

Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated …

7 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety

If you’ve ever suffered from severe anxiety, you’re probably overly familiar with the control it can have over your life. And you’re not alone -- it affects approximately 40 million adult Americans per year.<p>Anxiety and panic disorders can cause ceaseless feelings of fear and uncertainty -- and with …