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Letting Go of the Past with Mindfulness Meditation, Part 1

By Charles A. Francis<p>Many of us have difficulty <b>letting go of the past</b>, and moving on with our lives. For some of us, it may seem down right …

5 Super-Refreshing Sangrias You Should Make Right Now

Here, five fantastic sangrias to make before the end of summer.<p>Here, five fantastic sangrias to make before the end of summer.<p>1. Watermelon …

7 Signs You’re Drinking Too Much

Actors Shia LaBeouf and Robin Williams both announced last week that they’re seeking treatment for alcoholism: LaBeouf as an outpatient following an …

Alcohol

8 Easy Summer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

<b>1. Asian Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; cool and crunchy carrots, bell peppers and red cabbage; toasted …

Cooking

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

1,000 Dog Portraits: How a David-vs-Goliath Copyright Nightmare Became an Illustrated Celebration of the Canine Condition

<i>“Dogs are not about something else,”</i> Malcolm Gladwell once wrote. <i>“Dogs are about dogs.”</i> And yet dogs can be about something else — but perhaps their greatest gift is the way in which they infuse with love and light even the most troublesome of something-elses.<p>In 2011, Robynne Raye, founder of …

A Brief History of the Toilet

<i>“Civilized man has always been outraged by what he sees, or else there would be no civilization,”</i> Norman Mailer once wrote. And, in fact, among the greatest feats of civilization is a technology that has enabled us to get one of humanity’s most primal yet most outrageous sights as far away from us, …

Alan Watts on Money vs. Wealth

<i>“What would you do if money was no object?”</i> pioneering British philosopher Alan Watts, who popularized Zen teachings in the West, asked in one of his most memorable lectures. And yet, despite our best efforts not to worry about it, money <i>is</i> an object — so much so that it renders the question all the …

What the Science of “Sleep Paralysis” Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“In both writing and sleeping,”</i> Stephen King wrote in his meditation on “creative sleep” and the art of wakeful dreaming, <i>“we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives.”</i> But while he was exploring the …

David Lebovitz's Steak with Mustard Butter

<i>All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find out why Paris really is always a good idea.</i><p><i>Today: A trip to Paris is as easy as making this</i> …

4 So-Healthy, Spring Salads To Try This Week

Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Conrad.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after</i> …

How Meditation Can Help Cope With Depression And Addiction | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Meditation has changed my life. Some people start meditating for self-development; others see it as a way to relax. For me, it was my state of mind …

Meditation