Lisa Fischer

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School yourself: 6 apps to get students and families through the academic year

Photomath Camera Calculator<p>Math is an enigma to many of us. It's not uncommon for students to grasp in-class instruction without a problem, but then …

The genius way this wellness exec sweetens her coffee and gets her protein

Suzanne Ginestro thinks about food prep seven days a week, literally—so she takes her fridge <i>seriously</i>. Monday through Friday, as the chief marketing …

10 ways to foster kindness and empathy in kids

Several kids had been targeting Beth for weeks. Beth was sweet, absent-minded, easygoing and resigned to being mistreated. Some of her fellow eighth-grade students were using social media to call her fat and stupid, and they would drop dirty tissues on her head as they passed her desk. As her …

Parenting

Why I'm Going To Meditate Every Day For A Year

Some monks believe that meditation can change the global frequency of the world. By meditating and chanting for peace and compassion, the global …

Our Common Thread

When I first began to practice Buddhism, I knew very little about it from an intellectual, academic standpoint. The only thing I did know was that …

Spirituality

20 Simple Ways To Save Money On Groceries

1. Stay away from the inner aisles.<p><i>As part of HuffPost’s “</i><i>Reclaim</i><i>” project, HuffPost Taste will focus on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.</i><p>Grocery stores are expensive. It’s all too easy to go in for a couple of items, only to leave with an empty wallet. Since we all have to …

What An Hour Of Emotion Makes Visible

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the</i> Invisibilia podcast <i>and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations.</i><p>Until she was 54 years old, Kim was totally unaware that there were things in the world she couldn't see.<p>"This was the whole problem," Kim says. …

When Adult ADHD Looks Something Like ‘Flow’

Writers, entrepreneurs, and creative leaders of all types know that intense focus that happens when you’re “in the zone”: You’re feeling empowered, …

Healthy Lunch Ideas

Do you need diet-friendly lunch ideas for work or home? Sometimes that mid-afternoon meal can make you feel fat and sleepy. But it doesn't have to be …

12 Inspirational Quotes From Dalai Lama On How To Live A Good Life

Here are some jewels of wisdom from the Dalai Lama's 81 years of life.<p>Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, celebrated his 81st birthday Wednesday.<p>The Buddhist leader marked the occasion with a birthday celebration at the Drepung Monastery in Karnataka, India.<p>From his humble beginnings as a …

3 Steps To Transform Your Home To Age In Place And Earn Some Cash

Summertime is here, and is a great time to tackle all those home projects we never have time or desire to do -- fixing up the lawn, cleaning the basement or painting a room. As we get older, freshening up our living space is energizing, but it also becomes important to look at our home as either …

Yoga saved my life: three people share their stories

In celebration of World Yoga Day this week, we talked to three people about how it helped them overcome difficulties<p>At a time of difficulty last year I found comfort in yoga. I went through a period of torturous insomnia that left me wide awake every night until 3am, begging for my brain to switch …

Mental Health

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Can Reaching 10,000 Steps a Day Help You Lose Weight?

This one surprised us.<p>Truth: We’re <i>all</i> guilty of sneaking a peek at our tracker a few too many times a day in hopes hitting those coveted 10,000 steps. But will those paces <i>actually</i> take down the number on the scale?<p>The answer might surprise you: “I think if you use step counting as a means to lose …

These Are the Top Ten Wine Dessert Recipes on Pinterest

We love wine and we love dessert, and sometimes it’s just too hard to choose between the two. Fortunately, that problem has been solved for us! A glass of wine before bed may help keep the munchies at bay, but we’d just as soon combine our two favorites and have a dessert <i>made</i> with wine. If wine ice …

14 Low-Carb Breakfasts That Go Way Beyond Eggs

Everywhere you look, people are taking all sorts of measures to reduce their daily dose of carbs. In the new low-carb wonderland, starch-free …

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The honeysuckle (Lonicera) is a low-maintenance plant that grows well on a trellis, but is also grown pots for a waterfall effect. Honeysuckle plants produce white flowers that gradually turn yellow throughout the growing season. Because of their fragrant flowers, honeysuckles attract butterflies, …

20 Chicken Recipes That Take Summer Dinners to New Heights

Give your chicken a summertime spin with these recipes that go beyond grilling and take advantage of the season's produce. From caprese-like tomato, basil, and mozzarella chicken to lighter spins on chicken salad, these recipes will get you through the warm months and get you out of your …

Do you sit at a desk all day? Here's the perfect stretch for your back

Oh, your aching back.<p>Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank says this easy, gentle stretch can help with that: "This is a great pose to do at the end of the day, after you've been sitting at your desk for many hours."<p><b>What it does</b><p>Releases a tense, tired back and helps with an overall sense of …

4 Ways Your Brain Tricks You Into Spending

Your subconscious mind loves to shop.<p>We know how retailers trick us into spending. Putting more expensive branded goods at eye level in grocery …

Critical Thinking

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

A Bedtime Meditation For Kids So Good You'll Do It Too

If you're like many parents, you've probably found yourself in a situation where your little one is anxious about their day or worried about …

5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …

How to Make Large Pores Disappear With Foundation, According to Makeup Artists

Large pores can be a bummer. Since pore size is mainly controlled by things like genetics and age, the bad news is that if yours are not so petite, you'll have to live with it. The good news is that there are lots of skin-care products you can use to help minimize their appearance. With the right …

Skin Care

10 things highly successful people do before going to sleep

They have a set of actions and activities that inspire, refresh and renew passion for their business plans and personal life goals.<p>Before you go to bed, try these 10 things so that you can wake up ready to tackle the day ahead.

20 Quotes That Can Change Your Thinking And Perception

A lot of my life has been spent swaying between positive and negative polarities. In the past, I often found myself ecstatic with joy or glumly …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Egg Salad: The True Breakfast of Champions

Egg salad toast is the perfect vehicle for your leftover roasted veg.<p>*Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. *<p>A few years ago, I worked at a general …

Breakfast

Can You Lose Weight On the Mindfulness Diet?

Do anything three times a day, every day of your life, and you’re bound to get bored. Eating is no different. Humans, however, are masters of …

Mindfulness

How To Slow Down & Stay Present—Even Under Major Stress

A friend of mine once told me that she purposefully arrives 10 minutes early to every appointment. “That way I’m never stressed,” she explained.<p>Her …