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Practical Tips for Maintaining Your Meditation Flow

Photo Credit: micky8910 via Compfight cc<p>"If you lock your meditation in like a seamless ritual, it will just flow without thought."<p>Ayurveda teaches that the ideal times to meditate are between the hours of 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., and between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., because these times of the day are at the …

Meditation

Red-Handled Scissors

Gertie’s Sewing Show

If you’re a fan of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing, you’ll definitely want to check out Gretchen Hirsch’s latest sewing-related project: Gertie’s Sewing Show!<p>Gertie is always fun and charming—I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her at local NYC sewing events and at the Craft and Hobby Association …

These 5 Yoga Moves Will Save You From Back Pain

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension and tightness in the muscles around your upper and lower back. Plus, …

Yoga

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Motivation

Lemon-Asparagus Pasta Recipe - Health

• Calories per serving 324<br>• Fat per serving 11g<br>• Saturated fat per serving 2g<br>• Monounsaturated fat per serving 8g<br>• Polyunsaturated fat per serving 1g<br>• Protein …

Food

Top 20 Red Dot Awards: Product Design – Best of Best Winners for 2014

We love compiling lists because they bring upon elements of reflection and contemplation. For example, to create this list of Top 20 Best of Best …

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Impermanence

While I am not a Buddhist, I find the Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death a source of great wisdom and potential liberation -- particularly for those still under the influence of the death taboo in the west. Sogyal Rinpoche, author of <i>The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying</i>, has a particular skill in …

Meditation

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 …

Stack Overflow

Studio Visit: Textile Designer Mae Engelgeer

Amsterdam textile designer Mae Engelgeer creates such visually striking elements of home decor that she can even command attention when her product is situated on the ground among a flurry of journalists, critics and peers at the annual hubbub known as Milan's Salone del Mobile. With its fluffy, …

Design

Thai Quinoa Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients<p>For the Salad<p>1 cup quinoa, rinsed (or pre-washed)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized strips<br>• 1 carrot, peeled and …

Gluten-Free Blackberry and Peach Summer Crisp

Wondering what to do with all that luscious and abundant summer produce? This time of year offers an array of fruit in peak season, like nectarines, …

Gluten-Free Meal Ideas

<b>Monday</b><p>Greek Salad w/ Grilled Chicken<p>We’re taking the kids out to lunch today which means we won’t feel like eating much for dinner. I’ll make a big, …

Great Snacks for Runners

What to choose to fill you up (but not out!)<p>My nephew, Lawton, loves to snack. He walks into the pantry, closes the glass door behind him, thinks no one can see him, and reaches for either the chips or the cookies. He's three years old. I'm decades older but in truth, I'm not that different. I too …

Nutrition

A Colorful Quinoa Salad You'll Crave All Summer

Photo: Courtesy of Foodie Underground.<p>The arrival of summer means the arrival of bags of mixed salad greens at farmers market, or of course, your own …

Healthy Eating

Pinterest

I put the spelt loaf in your handbag darling…have a nice day at the office!<p><b>Klik hier voor de Nederlandse versie</b><br>I wasn’t always a keen consumer of …

Building Flavors with Flours

<i>Every week, Shauna Ahern of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef -- and Gluten-Free Girl Everyday -- will be sharing smart tips and smarter recipes that will please even the most devout gluten-eaters among us. Come one, come all -- we're going flourless.</i><p><i>Today: Start using whole grain and nut flours in</i> …

Homemade Burger Buns

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste shares a recipe for homemade burger buns -- and a clever trick for proofing them.</i><p>The proper burger bun plays a …

Mozzarella and Basil Bread

I tend to make a lot of dishes that involve tomatoes and basil during the summer, when my garden is full of fresh tomatoes. Caprese salad is one of …

Coconut Crusted Chicken with Cashew Curry Sauce

Instructions<p>Preheat oven to 400F.<p>Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 tsp salt.<p>In a large ziplock bag combine 2 TBSP cornstarch and the red pepper.<p>In a …

Mango Coconut Bread

Mango is one of those fruits that I typically just eat fresh, rather than saving for a baking project. The firm, juicy fruit has a fantastic texture …

TJMaxx

About Sierra Trading Post Reno, NV<p>The original Sierra Trading Post retail store! We opened our doors here in 1986, and the great deals haven't …

Recipes and Tips for Healthy Travel II

Behold, The Healthier Side Of Hair Dye

Photo: Courtesy of Madison Reed.<p>Hair-color devotees know: <b>The perfect dye job can have you walking on air</b>. But, unfortunately, it can also leave you …

Reader Recs: Favorite National Parks in the U.S.

The beauty of America’s 59 national parks is hard to put into words.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the breathtaking enormity of the Grand Tetons, it’s something you should experience firsthand—and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s <b>National Park Week</b>.<p>To pay homage to the …

Strawberry, Lime, and Mint Infused Water

Recipe At-A-Glance<p>Jazz up your daily hydration with this infused water. Strawberries add a little sweetness, while cucumber, mint, and lime make the …

Watch London's historic skylines change – in pictures

Through fire and war, the skyline of London has morphed constantly over the centuries. As 230 towers prepare to trample into town, take a look back at an evolving city