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How to escape the endless cycle of procrastination for good

We reinforce this procrastination habit through years of practice, and it hurts us in so many ways in our lives — not only with work tasks, but much more.<p>The procrastination habit affects:<p>• Dealing with our finances head-on<p>• Health habits (putting off exercise, for example)<p>• Dealing with our health …

Procrastination

14 Easy And Impressive Holiday Brunch Recipes

Don't be a short order cook this holiday season. Set out some of these easy and impressive dishes and everyone in the family will be happy -- especially you.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>Baked oatmeal is a comforting Amish breakfast casserole with a consistency similar …

Breakfast

Have more sex, eat garlic and don't sleep too much: the new rules for heart health

Heart disease remains the UK’s biggest killer, but there is much to be optimistic about: deaths are plummeting as we get better at preventing, diagnosing and treating the problem. Heart attacks have fallen by 40 per cent since the introduction of the smoking ban in 2007, according to a major review …

How to master meal prep like a pro

Sandwiches are the lazy man's lunch staple, but they're not exactly nutritious (especially not when you throw a measley slice of American cheese on …

Both statins and a Mediterranean-style diet can help ward off heart disease and stroke

If you’ve ever have the misfortune of a heart attack or are considered at risk of heart disease or stroke, your doctor will probably prescribe a …

Holistic Medicine

Machu Picchu Trekking Gear List - REI Co-op Journal

If a trek to Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains of Peru is on your near-term bucket list, you’ve got an amazing journey ahead of you, but you’re far …

Backpacking
Crafting

23 Alton Brown Recipes You Have to Try ASAP

Alton Brown recipes are always a good idea, because the Food Network chef knows a thing or two (million) about food. The <b>Cutthroat Kitchen</b> host and longtime TV favorite is known for treating cooking like science (nitrus oxide cold brew, anyone?), and his vast culinary knowledge makes his recipes …

Cooking

Dropbox’s New Headquarters Has A Room For Every Mood

Focused? Chatty? Annoyed? The new San Francisco office is designed to suit all the moods employees cycle through in a day.<p>The mission of the popular file hosting and sharing platform Dropbox is to make it easy for people to work comfortably from anywhere. So when it came time to design its new …

San Francisco

19 Of The World's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

Dive in.<p>Vacation doesn't truly feel like vacation until you're sitting poolside sipping a cocktail. But we're not the types to settle for any old swimming hole. Here, we've gathered some of the most breathtaking hotel pools in the world, from an indoor pool in the Himalayas lined with gold tiles to …

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

How to Cram a Morning Workout and Breakfast Into 30 Minutes

Yes, it's doable.<p>Joe Wicks The Body Coach—you may not know that name over here in the States, but people in the U.K., and more than one million Instagram followers, are losing their damn minds for this personal trainer's 15-second recipes, workout tips, and uncanny resemblance to Jon Snow. He has a …

Fitness
Cooking

Beginner's Guide: Paleo Diet For Weight Loss And Better Health

There are many diets out there that promise short term weight loss and enforce the idea of detoxing the body. However, dieting is not all about …

The Biggest Loser 7-Day Diet Plan

Monday<p>This is no deprivation diet: You'll eat three meals and two snacks daily, plus each dish packs a filling balance of 45 percent carbohydrates, …

7 Delicious Comfort Food Recipes Top Chefs Cook at Home

As we anxiously await the cameo of spring’s equinox, February’s particularly lengthy midwinter stretch of gray, whip-cold days drone on. So we turn to the kitchen for comfort. Remember the smell of a slow roast from your grandmother’s oven? That hissing sizzle of garlic hitting the heated oiled …

20+ Breathtaking Photos Taken Between Two Worlds

Many photographers take good photos on dry land, some photographers take good photos under water, and few photographers take good over-under shots. …

Photography

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.<p>Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany<p>Initially built at the behest of reclusive King Ludwig II as a private retreat, Neuschwanstein today is one of the most popular of palaces and …

European Travel

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival: Pictures

Chinese Art

Rock star cars: under the bonnets of Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton – in pictures

A new book entitled Rock Stars Cars details the vehicles of some of the most revered musicians in rock, rap and pop history - take a look at some of its highlights

Snoop Dogg

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Digital Art

The Pentagon Spent Nearly $43 Million On A Gas Station In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense spent almost $43 million to build a compressed natural gas station in Afghanistan that would have cost up to $500,000 anywhere else and which may no longer even be operational, a congressional watchdog said on Monday.<p>"Even considering security costs …

Afghanistan

Create a Kinder Mind: How to Stop Your Mean, Hurtful Self-Talk

<b>“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens!” ~Louise Hay</b><p>In my quest to learn …

Positive Thinking

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo. Humpback whales lunge-feed for anchovies as the sun sets over Monterey Bay, California. Please #follow me on @paulnicklen to see the devastation after a commercial fishing boat fished through the night in this exact location. The whales were gone from the bay and there were dead anchovies everywhere. For @natgeo. @sea_legacy @go_whales #nature #wildlife #explore #gratitude #picoftheday #photooftheday #smile #love #beauty #amazing #instamood #awesome #friends #nofilter #instafollow #202020 @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

6 Tested and Perfected Canned Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Orange cans of pumpkin purée are everywhere -- put this fall pantry staple to good use with these pumpkin-packed recipes the whole family will love.<p><b>1. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze</b><p>Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed …

Breakfast

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

Self-improvement

While Photographing Oahu’s Homeless, Diana Kim Discovers her Estranged Father Among Them

Honolulu-based photographer Diana Kim had been sharing the stories of the city’s homeless community for years when she recognized her own father, …

Homelessness