John G. Bonar

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Vegan Citrus Salad Recipe

Our wardrobes and hair colors are lightening up for spring, so why aren't our favorite meals? Salads are always a go-to as they are healthy and tasty options, but our same old recipes can get quite repetitious. Laila Gohar of Sunday Supper is definitely well versed in creating the kinds of dishes …

How to Change Your Reputation at the Office

In the March 2015 issue of <i>Elle</i>, Katy Perry described celebrities as “characters.” “…Taylor’s the sweetheart. Kanye’s the villain. That’s the …

How to Do 50 Perfect Pushups | Men's Health

Most people think that with just a bit of training they’ll be able to nail that goal.<p>My response is, “Great, now show me your pushup.” Nearly every single time, the person’s pushup isn’t up to the standard we maintain at Gym Jones, the Salt Lake City based gym where I’m the Training Director.<p>There …

21 Positive Thoughts For Your Morning

When Ricky Gervais was 8 years old, he woke up every day going:<p>"Wow! I'm alive! Yes! I've got to eat! I've got to take a clock apart to see how that works! There's an ant! I'm going to follow that ant! Let's go to the library! What, sausages? Oh my god, I can't believe my luck!"<p>We could still …

The Four Financial Plans Every Gay Couple Should Make Before They Get Married

When it comes to having a successful marriage, good financial planning is a must.<p>With the repeal of Section 3 of DOMA in 2013, gay married couples in over 35 states and the District of Columbia have essentially the same financial rights and benefits that straight married couples enjoy. Gay couples …

33 Life Lessons in 33 Years

Sometimes it's important to stop, take a moment, and reflect on the lessons life has taught you over the years. I'd like to share some of the things I've learned about dreams, fear, work, marriage, children, health, travel, and giving.<p>Here are my 33 life lessons in 33 years:<p><b>On Dreams</b><p><b>1. Someday is</b> …

9 Things You Must Do for Your Brain

Very few of us have been taught how to keep our brains healthy.<p>We know too many sweets are bad for our weight. It's easy to remember too little sleep will affect our mood. Every child knows that a Band-Aid is the answer for a scrape or cut. But what about our brains? What are we supposed to do when …

4 Ways to Give Away Your Stress

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p><i>April is Stress Awareness Month, and there's something I think you and I can agree on: Life will always have stress in it, so learning how to manage it is a must-have skill. This month, we've got four powerful ways to help you strengthen your resilience ("Do this") and hold the line</i> …

How Real Maple Syrup Gets Made (and Why It's Worth the Price Tag)

Here's how maple syrup is made, from bark to bottle.<p><i>Around these parts, we get pretty excited when the weather starts to slowly warm up, and not just because that means more stuff is in season. It's also sugaring season! Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow, who also happens to be an ex-farmer and</i> …

Hudson Valley

60 Simple Rules of Personal Finance

A while back, I was asked to give an hourlong presentation where I talked about my key principles of personal finance. I chose to give a presentation …

5 Insights on Depression From Someone Who Suffers

Don't do it. Don't go on Facebook if you're feeling depressed. The worst thing about social media is the illusion it creates that everyone else is happy and successful. I'm as guilty as the next of crafting a digital façade of well-being -- posting beautiful vacation photos and sharing Book Tour …

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself At The End Of Each Day

Each day we have tons of inquiries -- for our co-workers, our friends, our families. But do we ever ask ourselves any questions? If we don't, we may be framing our own mindsets through someone else's lens. Below are seven questions that will not only help you take a positive perspective on your …

7 Laws of Personal Power That Exponentially Elevate Quality of Life

It is a fundamental need to search for and express your personal freedom and power in life. It is through experiencing our unrestricted freedom that happiness comes. You are here to gain from struggle your higher standards for the living and loving you dream to experience. Empower yourself to stay …

A Man in California Wants to Kill My Son

It's been a long week, and my oldest son and I are curled up on the couch together. There wasn't anything bad about the week, but by the end everyone was exhausted, hence the snuggle fest. While he will always be my baby boy, he doesn't fit so easily into my arms these days. At 10 years old he's …

California attorney general to ask judge to halt 'shoot the gays' initiative

Exclusive: Kamala Harris tells the Guardian the Sodomite Suppression Act ‘has no place in a civil society’, but experts caution it is unclear how court would rule<p>California’s attorney general will go to court to stop a controversial proposed ballot initiative that calls for the legalized execution …

Rights & Freedoms

15 Simple Savings Tips for Families

Raising a family is expensive. Before my wife and I had our first son, I was terrified. We were decent at managing our finances, but I suddenly felt that I had holes in all my pockets. I'm sure other families feel this pinch and constantly look for ways to cut costs.<p>Try some of the following …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Eating Disorder Awareness: Tips for Supporters

The day I was diagnosed with anorexia both my parents were with me at my pediatrician's office, sitting across from me as they struggled to hold back tears.<p>My parents were the ones involved in my treatment, the people who made sure I was eating each day when I was unable to do so on my own. They …

Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

Nancy Reagan Turned Down Rock Hudson’s Plea For Help Nine Weeks Before He Died

Rock Hudson was desperately trying to get treatment for AIDS in France in 1985. Much of that story has been told, but one part hasn’t: After a simple plea came in for White House help to get Hudson transferred to another hospital, First Lady Nancy Reagan turned down the request.<p>On a Sunday evening …

Ronald Reagan

Fascinating Infographic Conceptualizes the World as 100 People

What if the world's population only had 100 people? That small of a number definitely makes it easier to put things into perspective. Out of 100, 60 of them would live in Asia; 70 would not have access to the internet; and the gender divide would be split at 50/50. Jack Hagley designed this …

Infographics

Marilyn Monroe’s 1955 Resolutions Put Your New Year’s List to Shame

If you’re like most people, now is the time of year when you’ve taken a hard look at yourself and tried to determine what, if anything, could improve your life. Whether those resolutions come in the shape of a formal list or not, they’re usually populated by the same handful of vague promises to …

Marilyn Monroe

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

Personal Finance

Decadent Trifle

Make the dark chocolate custard: Whisk together 1⁄2 cup sugar, 2 tbsp. cornstarch, and 1⁄4 tsp. salt in a 2-qt. saucepan; add 2 egg yolks and 1 egg …

Disturbing & Uncensored Artworks That Reflect Modern Society

At first glance, the colourful illustrations of Spanish artist Gunsmithcat (aka Luis Quiles) look innocent enough, until you look a little closer. …