Michelle Metz

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3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

Mindfulness

42 Recipes That Are a Zillion Times Better Because of Fish Sauce

Basically instant umami—and one of the most unexpectedly versatile condiments on earth.<p>If you look up umami in the dictionary, we bet you'll find a big ol' bottle of fish sauce (usually made from anchovies, salt, and water) as the entry. A staple in Southeast Asian cooking, fish sauce adds a hit of …

Nut, seed and flower oils: Which cooking oil to use when

From deep-fried foods to healthy salads, cooking oils play a part in the flavor profile and healthiness of many meals. With such a huge range of nut, seed, and flower oils on the market to choose from, all boasting their own array of nutritional and superfood benefits, it can be hard to know where …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

The 17 Choices That Will Change Your Life

Many people approach life with the perspective that life is just hard and dreams are for fools. Although there <i>are</i> unavoidable challenges, they don’t …

Motivation

Best Sriracha Recipes

For folks who love their food to bring on the heat, sriracha is a pantry must. It wasn't long before spicy food lovers discovered that sriracha was a …

Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

Aromatic Pork and Noodle Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Vietnamese pho is built on a long-simmered and aromatic stock infused with charred ginger and onion, spices, and fish sauce, ladled over rice noodles and most commonly served with thin slices of beef. This is not that. We borrowed the technique of …

10 Recipes that Prove Dried Beans are Worth It

A confession: When a recipe calls for soaking dried beans overnight, I nearly never do it. I go to the store, buy a can of beans, open it, and proceed from there. <i>I’ve just saved myself 12 hours</i>, I think. <i>Just the model of efficiency.</i><p>But my self-congratulation is misguided for a couple of reasons. …

17 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Casserole Recipes to Enjoy on Meatless Mondays

If there’s a one-dish answer to all those #MeatlessMondays when you just don’t have enough time to cook after work, vegetarian casserole recipes are it. That’s right, no more dissatisfied Monday nights spent eating potato chips in bed because that stir-fry just didn’t cut it. Vegetarian casseroles …

49 Turmeric Recipes, the Wonder Spice Your Body Needs

Also known as the long lost Spice Girl.<p>Like ginger, turmeric, the unassuming root with color so vibrant you suddenly have an urge to hand-dye fabric, is said to be one of the world's healthiest foods—the bright orange-yellow equivalent of putting your insides through a car wash. An essential, …

Cooking

17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

May your year be filled with joy.<p>As the new year dawns, it's time to set some intentions for what you hope to accomplish in the months ahead. Instead of taking on daunting new diets or exercise regimens, start with some resolutions that will nourish your spirit, instead.<p><b>HuffPost Religion</b> …

Scientists Just Discovered a Weird New Shark That Glows in The Dark

Its official name: Ninja Lanternshark.<p>Say hello to the ninja lanternshark, a species of shark that has only just been discovered. It's really weird. …

How to Make Baguettes

Fluffy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, baguettes are the perfect addition to your meal. Follow these three steps and learn how easy they are …

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Drawing

30 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Self-improvement

Sling TV opens early access and reveals pricing for extra channel packages

Dish’s new Sling TV service has been dubbed as a cord-cutters dream. It finally gives non-cable subscribers the ability to tune into ESPN and other premium channels for just $20 a monthly, but the company just revealed its new channel packages that will nearly double your monthly deal.<p>Sling TV …

Smart TV

Shakshuka: Cradle Your Eggs In A Cozy Blanket Of Tomatoes And Spices

There are many great ways to cook eggs. Poached, soft boiled, or scrambled -- we love them all. But there's one egg-cooking technique that often gets snubbed in home kitchens, and we're looking to change that here today. Baked eggs. If you've never had them, you'll love them. If you've never cooked …

Breakfast

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Saint

As we celebrate his birthday, it is easy to forget that in his day, in his own country, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was considered a dangerous troublemaker. Even President John Kennedy worried that King was being influenced by Communists. King was harassed by the FBI and vilified in the media. The …

'60 Minutes' Just Called Obamacare A Disaster. Here's What They Didn't Tell You.

<i>60 Minutes</i> on Sunday ran an eye-raising exposé of the health law’s many shortcomings — or as correspondent Lesley Stahl called the segment, “What Obamacare Doesn’t Do.”<p>Unfortunately, when it came to telling a complete story about the Affordable Care Act, there was a lot that <i>60 Minutes</i> itself didn’t …

Health Care

10 Inspiring Yoga & Mindfulness Books To Give This Holiday

Maybe it's because I teach for a living, but I'm a book giver by nature.<p>I love sharing great books with people I love and each of the following books …

Yoga

Thanksgiving Recipes: 5 Salads to Serve on the Side

Why do I hear you groaning already? Is it in anticipation of tomorrow’s mashed potatoes, stuffing, cheesy casseroles, and pie, pie, pie? Cut the …

Cooking

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

Dessert

9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everybody Should Read

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.<p>Jobs' lifelong interest in the …

William Shakespeare

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Homemade Bug Spray

And you can guess what that means. Yep, instead of dying off in a deep freeze, the bugs from last season are establishing rotary clubs, swimming pool …

Hardscaping 101: Drip Irrigation

In a recent editorial meeting, the subject of drip irrigation came up. As Michelle considered to whom she might assign the post, I found myself …