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Jan 28, 2015 at 3:34pm UTC

Chemise - She Can't Love You

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The Main Ingredient - Happiness is just around the bend

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

The Real Knockouts of Women’s Boxing

Even the sport’s reigning champions have trouble making a living without turning themselves into sex symbols.<p>It’s a singular experience, being served blueberry pancakes by a national champion. But for pro boxing middleweight Tori Nelson, ranked #1 in the U.S. and #2 in the world, my order was just …

See How 9 Top Models Bring Their Style Home

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7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

An Entire House Gets a Makeover in Just Two Weeks

A house decorated with coastal style on a quick turnaround.<p>For a client's Emerald Bay, California, house, Laurie Alter, owner of Tuvalu Home, was given free rein because there was limited time frame of just two weeks for the renovation. "I called my client to say that in order to complete this on …

Dining Rooms

20 Colorful Kitchen Finds Under $20

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Joseph Murphy<p>DR. JOSEPH MURPHY wrote, taught, counseled and lectured to thousands all over the world for nearly fifty years. Born in 1898, he was educated in Ireland and England. In the preface of this title, Dr Joseph Murphy asserts that life events are actually the result of the workings …

Allen Carr's Easy Way for Women to Stop Smoking

• <b>Author:</b> Allen Carr<p>The Easyway method is as successful for women as it is for men, but many of the issues are perceived differently by women - as their questions in Easyway sessions reveal - and particular difficulties face women who want to quit the habit.<p>Drawing on years of experience at Easyway …

The Road Less Travelled

• <b>Author:</b> M. Scott Peck<p>Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, …

The Body Book

• <b>Author:</b> Cameron Diaz<p>Superstar Hollywood actress and former model Cameron Diaz shares her advice on how to become happier, healthier and stronger.<p>Cameron Diaz has been a role model for millions of women all over the world throughout her career. But, as she’d be the first to admit, she hasn’t always …

Your Personal Horoscope 2015

• <b>Author:</b> Joseph Polansky<p>Your complete one-volume guide to the year 2015. This fantastic and in-depth book includes month-by-month forecasts for every sign and all you need to know to find out what is in store for you in the year ahead.<p>The only one-volume horoscope you’ll ever need.<p>Your essential …

Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude

• <b>Author:</b> Napoleon Hill<p>The bestselling self-help classic that has helped millions—promoting positive mental attitude as a key to personal success.<p>Your mind has a secret invisible talisman. On one side is emblazoned the letters PMA (positive mental attitude) and on the other the letters NMA (negative …

Stop Smoking With Allen Carr

• <b>Author:</b> Allen Carr<p>Allen Carr (1934-2006) was a chain-smoker for over 30 years. In 1983, after countless failed attempts to quit, he went from 100 cigarettes a day to zero without suffering withdrawal pangs, without using willpower and without gaining weight. He realised that he had discovered what …

A Return to Love

• <b>Author:</b> Marianne Williamson<p>Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace.<p>Williamson reveals how …

Women Who Love Too Much

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Norwood<p><i>Is having 'somebody to love' the most important thing in your life? Do you constantly believe in Mr Right, and that being with him would guarantee you would no longer feel depressed or lonely? Are you bored with 'nice guys' who are open, honest and dependable?</i><p>If being in love …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Wole Soyinka, the First African Writer to Win the Nobel Prize in Literature, on Faith, Medicine, and the Healing of the Human Spirit

Even though the term “placebo effect” was coined in 1920 and the phenomenon itself has been studied since the 18th century, only recently have scientists begun to understand the full extent to which our minds affect our bodies. Of course, long before Western medicine was able to define and …

Why Do Men Stupefy Themselves? Leo Tolstoy on Why We Drink

<i>“The people of the United States spend exactly as much money on booze alone as on the space program,”</i> Isaac Asimov quipped in a witty and wise 1969 response to a reader who had berated him on the expense of space exploration. At no other time of the year are our cultural priorities more glaring …

The Best of Brain Pickings 2014 – Brain Pickings

After the annual reading list of the year’s best books overall, it’s time for the annual summation of the best <i>Brain Pickings</i> articles of the year — “best” meaning those most read and shared by you, as well as those I took the most pleasure in writing. Please (re)enjoy and have an inspired, …

The Seven Most Important Things I Learned in Seven Years of Reading, Writing, and Living: A Cinematic Adaptation

In the fall of 2013, when <i>Brain Pickings</i> turned seven, I looked back on this digital lifetime in a short essay, reflecting on the seven most important things I had learned in those seven years of reading, writing, and living — notes to myself, shared in the hope that they might help others on their …

The Greatest Definition of Love

Literary history is as strewn with colorful attempts to define love — including some particularly memorable ones — as modern psychology is with attempts to dissect its inner workings. But perhaps the most powerful and profoundly human definition I’ve ever encountered comes from Czech-born British …

Nabokov Gets Food Poisoning and Flees from the Hospital via Fire Escape: History’s Most Entertaining Account of “Homeric Retching”

Some weeks ago, I found myself wholly incapacitated by my very first experience of food poisoning — a fact heartening in the abstract awareness that I had gone this many decades without enduring such an incapacitating episode, but utterly exasperating in its immediate bodily concreteness. Apart …

Parents Talk to Their Kids About How Babies Are Made

Children’s tendency to ask questions so simple as to border on the philosophical is among their most endearing qualities — except when it comes to the question every parent dreads: “Where do babies come from?” Last year, artist and author Sophie Blackall addressed it with great elegance and charm …