Jill Zimmer Patterson

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4 Yoga Poses to Feel Sexier

Hold the downward facing dog jokes, please<p>Nothing's sexier than a confident partner. You can do squats till you can bounce a quarter off your butt, but if you don't believe you're sexy, it won't translate to someone else. Practicing yoga blends the physical bonus of gaining strength and an …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

The Statue of Liberty: Standing at America's Gateway

On July 4, 2013, Lady Liberty opened to the public once more, after an eight-month closure to repair the damage Superstorm Sandy had caused. The 151-foot tall structure, a gift to the United States from the people of France in 1886, has endured numerous closures over the years, for both repairs and …

<i>O</i>'s Summer Beauty Survival Handbook

Bugs are biting, the sun is burning, your hair is expanding. For every problem—even the worst-case scenarios—we've found you the best solutions.<p>How …

Articles about wood works on Dwell.com - Dwell

The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s...<p>Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London,...<p>Designing a house for this setting was a …

Europe's Most Spectacular National Parks

For most people, the word Europe evokes thoughts of world-famous museums, delectable cuisine, and historic cities studded with iconic monuments and vibrant cafᅢᄅs. However, Europe is also home to some truly stunning stretches of wilderness<p>For most people, the word Europe evokes thoughts of …