Jenny Swart

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How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

Top 10 Amazing Healthy Breakfast Recipes that can help toy lose Weight

What you regularly choose for breakfast could influence a lot of things. If you’re on a mission to lose a few pounds, look to these recipes for help. …

The Most Popular Butternut Squash Recipe on Pinterest

Pumpkin gets all the glory this time of year, but let's not forget all the other kinds of squash we can play around with in the kitchen. While …

Butternut

Don't Forget To Bathe Your Plants

Yes, you should be cleaning your plants. You think to dust your bookshelves and tchotckes (I hope), and your plants are sitting there collecting all …

12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.<p>Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when …

When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life

Some people who have to be responsible for their siblings or parents as children grow up to be compulsive caretakers.<p>Laura Kiesel was only 6 years old when she became a parent to her infant brother. At home, his crib was placed directly next to her bed, so that when he cried at night, she was the …

Siblings

7 No-Cook Sweet Treats Under 200 Calories

Do you love snacks? I love snacks. Some people are fine with just three good meals a day, but I rarely go without a little something mid-afternoon, …

Healthy Eating

Hummus Recipes

Packed with good-for-you fats, hummus is a favorite go-to for quick, healthy snacks and hors d'oeuvres.<p>1 of 24<p>Our Favorite Healthy Hummus …

Top 10 Most Influential Fonts in Graphic Design

10 highly professional fonts that had a strong influence on the history and evolution of contemporary typography and graphic design.Of course, there …

Typography

Why you should make time for creative side projects

Making time for a side project is an ambition lots of creatives strive for. After all, design is a broad discipline with plenty of different skill …

Creativity

Albert Einstein Had 3 Rules for Work That Guarantee Unexpected Discoveries

Take advice from a genius and you, too, can make a world of difference. Well, maybe not E=mc2, but who knows?<p>Albert Einstein's life was about making the complex, simple. He was a master of so many aspects of life, including creativity, the state of the world, and the power of imagination and …

How Gardening Helps Mental Health: The Benefits Of Nature In Therapy

<i>By Jeanette Kingsley, RN</i><p>In the enclosed courtyard behind the Admissions Building at McLean Hospital, where others see an expanse of ugly crabgrass, I see the potential for a huge garden bursting with fragrant, colorful perennials. I imagine a labyrinth that patients and staff can walk through to …

Mental Health

21 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Recipes That Are Easier Than Making a Cup of Joe

Breakfast is touted as the most important meal of the day. While that may not be entirely true, there’s no downside to starting your day with a …

One person's 'weed' is another's native elderberry tree: Dan Gill's mailbag | NOLA.com

<b>QUESTION:</b> I have seen this thing all of my life (see photos) and always considered it a weed. Recently someone told me it was elderflower, and they …

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Choose a butterfly bush (Buddleia spp.) that blooms in a color visible to bees, and your garden will become the botanical equivalent of a truck-stop diner for convoys of the nectar-transporting insects. Bees approach their job of keeping butterfly bushes pollinated and prolifically seeding with …

7 High-Protein Breakfasts Ready in 5 Minutes or Less

If there's one meal of the day that really needs to be quick, it's breakfast. While 15 or 20 minutes seems relatively quick for, say, a dinner …

A beginner's guide to growing fruit

Creating a fruit-lover’s utopia in your garden or allotment is easier than you’d think. Head gardener Lucy Chamberlain explains how<p>Read parts one and two of this series.<p>Many people’s response to the thought of growing fruit in their garden is “I haven’t got room”, “the birds will eat it before I …

How Plants Can Purify Your Home

<b>Published on</b> Clean Plates<p><b>By</b> Sarah McColl<p>City living has its charms (hello, delivery <i>everything</i>), but we’ll admit to sometimes longing for some outdoor space to grow…something. Anything.<p>Turns out that desire for green is health-related as much as it is aesthetic. Research shows that plants …

Plants

The Mediterranean diet may prevent dementia — here’s how to include it in your life

By now, you’ve probably heard the Mediterranean diet can do everything from sharpen your brain, protect against stomach cancer, and improve heart …

Science: Doodling Has Real Benefits For The Brain

Doodling, coloring, and free-drawing increase blood flow to the parts of the brain associated with reward.<p>Many creative people know that making art is its own reward. Now science corroborates it. A new study from Drexel University shows that the process of making art stimulates the area of the …

How to Use One Small Daily Ritual to Tackle a Big Goal

Blogging daily about their journey turned one couple's struggle with unemployment into a thriving business.<p>Professional life coaches Marc and Angel Chernoff are accomplishing big goals. And they are doing it by focusing on small, daily rituals.<p>The Florida couple, both in their mid-30s, overcame a …

Motivation

Being more comfortable around strangers could come down to a simple mental shift

In its video and accompanying article, the educational company The School of Life presents a new way of thinking about shyness — suggesting that it results when we exaggerate our differences from others.<p>Our brains are wired to notice and exaggerate our differences<p>Research from psychology lends …

Psychology

7 Powerful Habits That Can Instantly Make You Smarter and More Creative

Put these powerful habits to work, and never run out of ideas or inspiration again.<p>Ideas serve as your gasoline to growing and innovating in life and business. But when the tank is empty and there doesn't seem to be a gas station nor anyone in sight to give you a lift, times can become …

Innovation Is as Much About Finding Partners as Building Products

Have you ever stopped to ponder the true complexities involved with trying to create a viable, safe, autonomous vehicle? The innovation alone is a herculean task, but imagine being that upstart pioneer trying to develop the technology, while at the same time going up against entrenched, powerful …

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

Start Your Own Four-Season Garden - Organic Gardening

You can garden year round in a small space or container garden. This is called four season gardening. You need to grow the right vegetables for the …

Gardening

8 Habits to Steal from a Rock-Star Meal Prepper

Adopt a new cooking style (and make a little extra effort on Sunday) to put a week of satisfying, nutritious meals on autopilot.<p>Prep Like a Pro<p>If you …

Healthy Eating

Finally: 3 Low-Carb Lunches That Are Still Seriously Filling

Who else's interest isn't piqued in the least when they're offered "low-carb" options for anything? You go from thinking <i>no bread</i> to <i>no potatoes</i> to <i>no</i> …

Redefining creativity: when AI can paint a Rembrandt, what next for creatives?

Looking at the continuous media coverage surrounding campaigns using virtual reality or augmented reality – and more recently artificial intelligence …