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10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost focus on what really matters. But focusing on …

Self-improvement

Low-Cost Luxury: 9 Ways to Use Decomposed Granite in a Landscape

Dubbed America’s first “Notable Pedestrian” in the 19th century, Edward Payson Weston popularized the activity of walking–and declared after 50 years …

The Coziest European Ski Towns You’ve Never Heard Of

America has plenty of great mountain towns, but there’s something extra alluring about the alpine villages of Europe. Steeped in history, these tiny towns still maintain an Old World charm and a certain fairy-tale feel, with their wood-shingled chalets, car-free streets, and names worthy of an …

How To ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ When You Can Hardly Eat, Poop, Sleep

Unless you’re like that “MEternity” lunatic who got the idea that having babies is a time to “find yourself,” you’ve probably figured out by now that …

Parenting

How to Get Rid of Dark Circles in 15 Days-DIY

Hello Guys,<p>Dark Discoloration of the skin under the eyes is referred to as dark circles. Some of the major causes of dark circles are hereditary, …

Nursery Visit: David Austin Roses in Shropshire

Great Britain has been awash with patriotic fervor this month as our Queen celebrates her 90th birthday. But there’s another national treasure …

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the consummate chocolate chip cookie, revisited

With a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until light, fluffy and then some, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, …

Dessert

Adele’s map for moving on: “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” will show you a new way to bounce back

The “Singles in America” report says men and women recover from break-ups at different rates—here’s your soundtrack<p>Adele didn’t need to show up to steal the show at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The acclaimed singer, currently on a world tour, delighted audience members at the event and those …

Breakups

A Meditation Teacher's 3 Tips for Deeper Sleep in Just 7 Minutes | Inc.com

Have you ever had the experience of climbing into bed after a long day and not being able to fall asleep?<p>There have been many occasions where I have felt the anxiety and stress of the day haunting me before I sleep, instead of my being calm and relaxed, and hitting the reset button before the next …

Meditation

Charming Illustrations Fuse Nature with Quotes to Inspire Creativity in Our Own Lives

Illustrator Katie Daisy was raised among the wildflowers and grew up with a deep appreciation for the natural world. This love for warm breezes, feathered friends, and green meadows has stayed with her into adulthood, and she infuses the same liveliness and vibrant colors into everything she …

Creativity

Terrific Kitchen Transformations For $2,000 to $4,000

Dream kitchen renovations are fun to see and all, but it's the DIY pull-them-up-by-their-bootstrap remodels that really hold onto our hearts. Ranging …

Kitchens

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

Mindfulness

Sleep Problem: My Brain Won't Shut Off

When getting into bed cues that ticker in your head.<p><i>The Arianna Huffington +</i> Furthermore <i>Sleep Series knows that all good sleepers are alike; all bad sleepers are bad in their own way. When we asked you what your sleep issues were, you answered. Many of you said you couldn't shut your minds off at</i> …

The Dalai Lama just launched a website to help you achieve inner peace

With the help of Paul Ekman, a psychologist who consulted on the 2015 Pixar film "Inside Out," and the data visualization firm Stamen Design, the Dalai Lama has launched a new website meant to give people a map for understanding their feelings.<p>It's called the "Atlas of Emotions."<p>"When we wanted to …

Mindfulness

The Best Farm-to-table Restaurant in Every State

These incredible restaurants all pride themselves on sourcing ingredients locally, but they also go way beyond that. From only serving sustainable …

Food

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

The Brain

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find This Week

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with …

Mom's Instagram artwork shows the love between fathers and daughters

“It’s hard being a single father raising a daughter,” Reddit user ClosingDownSummer wrote last week when sharing a watercolor from the Instagram account of a Russian artist who goes by the name of Soosh.<p>Soosh, who is a mother of a 9-year-old son, Frol, lives in southern Ukraine near the city of …

Sketching

There's No Way Out of Experiencing Pain

Image: retrostar via Dollar Photo Club<p>When people come to me for help, really what they want is a way out of pain. The pain of being heavier than they think they should be; the pain of being obsessed with food; the pain of 'fighting' urges; the pain of trying to change the shape of their bodies and …

Pain

Delving into the bipolar brain - Scope

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 6 million American adults have bipolar disorder, a psychiatric illness marked by …

Success In The Real World: 7 Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

I walked out into the middle of the street without looking both ways, forgot to pay parking tickets, lost debit and credit cards regularly and, when I became self-employed, convinced myself everything would just work out.<p>My “I’ll just make it” mentality is characteristic of my generation: …

Self-improvement

How it Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in.<p>I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only experience I'd had, every long-term boyfriend and even the …

Relationships

15 Features That Will Help Your Home Sell Faster

And for more money.<p>Whether you're looking to sell your house or invest in the value of your home, listen up: From 2014 to 2016, Zillow Digs analyzed more than two million for-sale listings, and found that homes with 15 specific features sold the fastest and for the most money — in some cases, …

How we paid off $46,000 of debt while traveling and living abroad

In 2014, we left Canada for a life of full-time travel. Our first stop was Prague, where we would spend three months.<p>I had been planning for this for 10 years, even before meeting Lissette. But in 2013 it was as if everything conspired against us leaving. We had some major dental expenses, a bad …

Cape Town

Homes with the most gorgeous gardens to rival Chelsea Flower Show

The case for “good enough”: Forget striving–our happiness depends on being satisfied with less

Beware of the architects of insecurity: sex, love, decency, joy–these are not competitive sports<p>I admit it: there are one or two things I’m not number one in.<p>More difficult for me to admit is that my lack of number one-ness in these few things is a matter of complete indifference to me, and that I …

Mad Men

A designer of hip homes and eateries cooks up a surprise in his own waterfront kitchen

Patrick Sutton and his wife could walk to some of the city’s hippest eateries, but they prefer to dine in their own black marble island.<p>Patrick Sutton and his wife could walk to some of the city’s hippest eateries, but they prefer to dine in their own black marble island.<p>Open a cabinet to take out …

Kitchens

These coffee doughnut muffins are everything you want for breakfast, and more

Think of these coffee doughnut muffins as your favorite breakfast hits all rolled into one. First, there's the cake, rich with butter, a hint of freshly brewed coffee and the subtle tang of buttermilk. The muffins are basted with more butter while they're still warm, then rolled in a mixture of …

How to Reduce Inflammation

The standard approaches for calming chronic inflammation include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs, like ibuprofen, and other …