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Why do Buddhists Meditate?

When one hears the word "Buddhism", one of the first things that pop up into people's heads is the idea of meditation. While Buddhism is much more than meditation and meditation isn't unique to Buddhism, meditation is something that holds very deep importance in Buddhist teachings. The Buddha …

Add Charm to Your Home Improvement Jobs With Animal-Shaped Multi-Tools

Give quick fixes an added charm with these multi-tools from Kikkerland. Designed to look like pocket-sized animals, the gadgets have all the steel …

How to Come Up With $1,000 in the Next 30 Days

A few years ago, I needed to come up with about $1,000 quickly. I moved into a new house that had a perfect spot for a flat screen TV — but I didn’t …

This New York Apartment Is What Dreams Are Made Of

The notion that all bachelors live in mismatched dorm-like apartments is antiquated—especially among Manhattan's crop of sophisticated and ambitious young men, who care as much about their homes as they do their expertly tailored suits.<p>While not all have the time to bring their décor visions to …

Paella: A Vegetarian One-Dish Feast

Paella is traditionally meant to feed many. The Italians call it <i>risotto</i>, the Spanish, <i>paella</i>. There are similarities and differences, of course, such as the smoky paprika and saffron in paella, and the parmesan and creamy nature of risotto. The first time I had true paella was at a little hole in …

Homemade Ramen Recipes That'll Hug You From The Inside Out

These are not your instant soups.<p>If the mention of ramen brings to mind the packets of Maruchan ready-to-make soup that you can get for less than a dollar, then the introduction to a proper bowl of this soup is going to rock your mind. Ramen is one of the best gifts Asia has ever given the world ― …

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How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

4 Mistakes to Avoid During Open Enrollment

Whether you get your health insurance through your employer, Medicare, or one of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, there’s a good chance …

Health Care

66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Right Now

Ah, the joys of the connected life: opportunities to engage with global communities, be educated and entertained, and shop with ease. But these go …

Toxic chemicals in household dust linked to cancer and infertility

Scientists find scores of harmful chemicals in indoor dust including phthalates linked to developmental problems in babies<p>Household dust harbours a cocktail of toxic chemicals that have been linked to an increased risk of a range of health hazards, from cancer to problems with fertility, …

10 Things Pro Organizers Always Do Before They Go To Bed

Trust us, you'll rest better if you cross 'em off of your list too.<p>We already know what professional organizers do every morning. But there's something about the chores they force themselves to finish after a grueling day, and before curling up in bed, that makes us think they're some of the most …

The Salary Chronicles: How I Doubled My Salary

<i>Welcome to The Salary Chronicles, where we’re bringing transparency to negotiation and salaries, one story at a time. We ask women to share their experiences negotiating their salary and what their advice is for others doing the same. We share these stories anonymously so they feel comfortable</i> …

9 things to put in your planner on Monday mornings for a productive AF week

It’s weird that Garfield hates Mondays, because as far as I’ve seen, he has literally <i>nothing</i> to do. For us humans, however, Monday is the start of …

Make It Yourself: 7 All-Natural Sea Salt Cleaners & Scrubs

If you've taken a trip to the beach recently, you know first-hand the magic that natural sea salt can work on your skin and hair. It's a wonder …

Recipe: Upside-Down Taco Bowl

I don't know about you, but for me the question <i>"What's for dinner?"</i> is a daily tussle between good intentions and lack of time; between a desire to …

14 Ingenious Tricks to Make Fresh Produce Last Longer

Because you didn't pay $4 for a basket of moldy strawberries.<p><b>1. Put paper towels in the salad drawer.</b><p>Lining your crisper with a few sheets of paper towels absorbs the condensation that the veggies generate as they chill. Excess moisture can make your fresh foods wilt and much faster, so the paper …

Cheap Wedding: 31 Ways to Save on the Festivities

<b>1. Rent a gown.</b> Designer gowns, used and new, are available for a fraction of their original price.<p><b>2. Buy a used gown or designer sample.</b> Local …

Weddings

What does it take to become successful?

Being successful is en vogue. It always has been. Having success can lead to a happier and better life. Some people are happy because they live a happy family life. Some are happy because they have been able to get a job, climb a mountain or got to date someone. Being successful means different …

Not All Financial Education Is Effective. Here Are 4 Ideas That Work

<i>Part of NPR's Your Money And Your Life</i> <i>series</i><p>"How many of you guys have $1,200 in your pocket right now?"<p>Victor Robertson's voice echoes through the auditorium at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., where 700 students are taking their seats.<p>Robertson is from the city's Summer Youth Employment …

These Trips Combine Travel And Health In The Best Way Possible

Go zen without going broke.

The Ancient Tibetan Practice for Health and Vitality

Some years ago I attended a yoga class where my flamboyant artist friend and yoga teacher shared an interesting sequence called The Five Tibetans. I …

Yoga

Illustrator Offers Shortcut to Classic Literature With Hilariously Brief Summaries

Cartoonist John Atkinson (of Wrong Hands) took some of the world's most beloved literary classics and offers us all humorous spoilers. For his <i>Abridged Classics</i> and <i>(More) Abridged Classics</i> series, the artist selected a total of 12 books, which includes <i>War and Peace</i>, <i>Moby Dick</i>, <i>Wuthering Heights</i>, and</i> …

How To Make Your Oatmeal Extra Creamy

It's no secret that oatmeal is the bees knees to breakfast in this trendy health world of ours.<p>My love for oatmeal is an understatement. I adore the stuff. Probably not as much as I adore pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup but that's when my romantic mood strikes.<p>Oatmeal can be an everyday …

Breakfast

Best Wedding Colors for Fall 2016

When it comes to weddings, one of the most difficult decisions you can make is choosing your colors. It’s even a little more tricky deciding what the …

25 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses Under $1,500

These 5 wedding dress designers have your budgeted, open-lace back.<p>Earlier this week news broke that ASOS had finally launched their first-ever bridal collection, full of everything from gowns and accessories to wedding-night lingerie. With gowns retailing for no more than $600, it's a match made …

Weddings

Brilliant Party Ideas You Should Borrow From Weddings

When some bride out there in the wedding world puts together a small army of crazy talented vendors to create a picnic wedding or a BBQ wedding, …

Weddings

25 Gorgeous Spring Wedding Tablescapes

From classic to modern, vintage to boho, the most beautiful table inspiration for the season ahead.<p>From classic to modern, vintage to boho, the most beautiful wedding tablescapes for the season.

A Family-Focused Wedding in Fort Myers, Florida

Jamie Zarr and Robert Ivany were a family long before they got married. By the time the pair got engaged on July 13, 2013, Jamie was already deeply connected to Robert's son, Jacob, and the couple was well-aware they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. But since Robert wanted to make …

Weddings