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How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

Mobile Photography

Spice-Crusted Carrots with Harissa Yogurt

4 Servings<p>The sugar in the spice rub can burn if cooked too long, so watch these closely.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small carrots with tops, scrubbed, tops trimmed to ½”<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon English mustard powder<p>1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cocaine

Rhode Island Couple Photographs Hovering Black Disc UFOs

(The witness shot several photos of the black discs, including this image that was blown up to show the objects better.)<p>Two West Greenwich, RI, witnesses reported watching and photographing "two hovering black disc" UFOs about 5:33 p.m. on January 31, 2014, according to testimony in Case 53853 from …

Paranormal

The Not So Sweet Facts About Sugar

A new study offers a broad overview of the use of sugar in the US diet and its consequent health implications. The good news is that the growth in sugar intake appears to have stopped and may even have slightly declined. The bad news is that people still consume way too much sugar and that that …

How to Increase Dopamine

The dopamine produced by your brain naturally makes you feel good, as your brain sees its release as a reward. For instance, you get a rush of …

Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World

Self-help gurus have been telling us about the power of positive thinking for years. Now, the results of an experiment might just prove that they …

Atoms

iPad App of the Week: Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the link …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

iPad App of the Week: Storehouse

Image Source: Julia Sabot, via Storehouse<p>Great and unique apps are a big part of what has made the iPad such an amazing device, With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of one outstanding iPad app a week here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every …

​What Is "Mindfulness," and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I keep seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere, tied to everything from losing weight to being more productive. But what does this …

How To De-Stress And Live More Mindfully In Retirement: 10 Tips For Your Well-Being

While retirement is theoretically a relaxing time designed to reward years of hard work, it can be anything but calming for retirees used to living with the structure of a 9-to-5 job.<p>“There’s a lot of stress in retirement, although it’s a different type of stress,” said Cynthia Ackrill, president …

Zen for non-hippies: How I optimize for happiness at work

Fantasies. Unfounded expectations. Unrealistic goals. We know the negative effect they can have in our personal lives, but we seem to forget once we …

Diets

Study Finds Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Loneliness

By Charles A. Francis<p><b>Loneliness</b> is a widespread problem in Western society, especially among older adults, which doesn’t seem to get enough …

Can Meditation Slow Alzheimer's?

An intriguing new study suggests the brain changes associated with meditation and stress reduction may delay the progression of age-related cognitive …

9 Insights on Learning to Deal with Change, Challenges, and Pain

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>This year has been one of unprecedented …

Metta Practice for Cultivating Loving Kindness

<i>May all beings be happy. May they live in safety and joy. All living beings, Whether weak or strong, Tall, stout, average or short, Seen or unseen,</i> …

This is Your Brain on Yoga

We all know that yoga does wonders for the mind. Even novices of asana, pranayama, and meditation report feeling increased mental stability and …

Mindfulness or Mindfulless?

What does the word mindfulness mean to you? When you travel, do you travel mindfully?<p>To us, being a mindful traveler means that you travel with …

Mindfulness Training Prevents Burnout, Boosts Compassion Among Doctors

A growing body of research has shown multiple benefits of mindfulness, including helping smokers quit their habit, improving sleep quality, and even helping students score higher on standardized tests. Now, mindfulness training has been linked with a number of positive outcomes for physicians <i>and</i> …

A Point of View: Why embracing change is the key to happiness

<b>Human happiness may rely on our ability to conquer a natural fear of upsetting the status quo, says AL Kennedy.</b><p>Imagine three identical boxes. Two are empty and one contains your heart's desire, perhaps love, perhaps a nice cup of tea. A kind, if slightly perverse, person says you can pick one box …

Elections

How You Can Train Your Mind To Do The Impossible

We know that the human brain is a powerful organ, but many of us aren't aware of how much the mind is truly capable of -- and much <i>more</i> powerful it can become through deliberate training. By exercising the brain (yes, you can use repetition and habit as you do when you exercise the body), we can …

33 Scary Things Our Moms Didn't Know They Had To Be Afraid Of

Antibacterial soaps are actually bad for us. Apple juice may be chock full of arsenic. And talcum powder? Be afraid. Be very afraid.