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<i>By Melissa Urban, who doesn’t do “moderation” very well at all</i><p>Just over four months ago, I gave up caffeine for good. It wasn’t the first time I’d …

Sweet potatoes

What's New and Beneficial about Sweet Potatoes<p>Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature's unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Several …

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10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Marcus Aurelius and the Key to Happiness, by Carolyn Gregoire

One of the greatest texts about happiness and living well wasn't written by a self-help expert, spiritual leader or psychologist. It was written by …

Everything You Need To Know About Meditation

<i>By Jancee Dunn</i><p>"It'll change your life!" my trendier friends say. For the past year, they have been urging me to meditate. "Not my thing," I answer. I'm not good at Zen -- I'm good at running late to an appointment as I fire off five texts. But after a particularly chaotic week in which I reeled …

The Top 10 Things I Learned Meditating for 35 Hours over One Week

I remember it vividly.<p>About four years ago I was at a tea shop reading a book on meditation, when a Buddhist monk walked in and sat across the room …

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7 Power Mantras to Help You Through a Difficult Day

Finding lasting happiness seems to be like getting in shape physically. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but the more you do it the easier it becomes. You have to work your positivity muscles daily; if you do it, over time it will become much easier. Soon enough you won't have to try to get …