Joan Mason

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4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a …

Mental Health

The Best Meditation Apps for Every Personality

Meditation often conjures up images of blissed-out hippies wearing flowing clothes and sitting in trance-like stillness. If the only stillness you …

Want to Get More Out of Meditation? Learn to Separate From Your Thoughts | Inc.com

<i>What is the difference between thinking and meditating? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ariel Banayan, Co-author of the Master Your Morning Sidekick Journal, Attorney, on Quora:</b><p>The truth …

Meditation

How To Generate Inner Heat When It's Freezing Outside

Winter officially has us in its freezing cold claws, making simple tasks like running to the grocery store grueling without hats, gloves, scarves, …

Yoga

This Breathing Exercise Will Help You Keep Calm and Carry On

Necessary reading for that non-stop year's end hustle.<p>Thanks to this recent election cycle, there's no shortage of upsetting daily news items—coupled with end-of-year deadlines, pending travel plans, oh, and that December expense report—that have the potential to overwhelm a perfectly productive …

10 Definitive Reasons You Need More Houseplants in Your Life

You better believe we're going to try #2 this winter.<p>If you blame genetics for your lack of green thumb, it's time to teach yourself the powers of keeping a plant alive. It turns out these livings things can do even more for your physical and mental health than they can for your living room decor — …

Best Pasta Gadgets: 6 Tools You Need for Perfect Pasta

From ravioli makers to spaghetti measurers, kitchen and home goods stores are overflowing with pasta gadgets. Whether they’re all necessary is …

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ISPs

Fed's Brainard sees blockchain as revolutionary, but still to prove itself | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The technology behind the controversial bitcoin electronic currency could lead to sweeping improvements in how financial transactions are carried out worldwide, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO -- Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard delivers …

Blockchain

How to wash a pillow

And if you watched our how-to on cleaning a mattress, we trust that you've added that worthy task to the rotation of household chores sure to improve your life. In the equation of healthful sleep hygiene, that just leaves the pillow.<p>Most of us—even perfectly responsible adults—don't give this …

Housekeeping

Premier Insect Photographer John Hallmén Shares His Secrets for Macro Bug Photography

Most parents are not, as a rule, overjoyed when their kid comes home with head lice. But John Hallmén is different.<p>“This year in March my son finally …

How to Get a First Class Upgrade Every Time

Until recently, if you had even mid-tier elite status with an airline, you could bet on getting upgraded from economy to business or first class on …

Revealed, the secret travel tips that airlines don't want you to know

• <b>Experts offer little-known tips and tricks to ensure successful travel</b>• <b><br>Consider controversial ‘hidden city’ ticketing to secure a cheaper fare</b>• <b><br>Make</b> …

Top 10 Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

By Kris Gunnars<p>Although most nutritional supplements are ineffective, this is not the case with turmeric. Many high quality studies show that it has …

5 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas for Your Kitchen

Find stylish indoor herb garden ideas that will enhance your kitchen and keep fresh ingredients right at hand. You’ll never run out of basil again!<p>From parsley to rosemary, fresh herbs can make an everyday dinner feel like a five-star meal. But buying herbs at the grocery can leave you with way …

Phones store full record of everywhere they’ve been which can be easily found or deleted

Your phone has been keeping a comprehensive list of everywhere you’ve been – and you might not even know.<p>Whether you use iOS or Android, handsets …

18 Airline Employees Were Asked: 'What Are Secrets Passengers Don't Know?'

<i>Flying is by far the biggest hurdle of any vacation. Even if you bypass check-in and security with no hassle you're bound to experience some sort of</i> …

5 tips for mastering Google flights

The software that many avid travelers swear by powers numerous travel search sites. ITA Matrix in its basic format, however, has long offered travelers in the know the most advanced array of ways to search for cheap flights. Recently, Google simplified the technology into a more streamlined and …

How to Use Delta Upgrade Certificates

<i>Among the various benefits of holding elite status with an airline is the ability to receive complimentary upgrades, both automatically and with</i> …

Long Haul

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear | Inc.com

Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary journey that can yield epic highs.<p>But mountain climbing is not the only metaphorical stand-in for the thrills and chills of the …

University of Tennessee

Live long and prosper – it’s what God really wants

It is easy to mock the YouTube debate between prosperity gospel preachers over their private jets, but their belief that wealth is a literal teaching of the Bible is shared by billions<p>There is a gripping discussion taking place between two multimillionaires on YouTube about how many private planes …

Faith

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields." -- Mary Oliver<p>When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious …

Meditation

7 Controversial Beauty Ingredients You Should Know About

We'll get right to it: Parabens are deadly! Never use sulfates! Aluminum is poison! Anyone who is not Gwyneth Paltrow is going to DIE! OK, maybe it's not quite that dire, but critics of potentially dangerous ingredients are loud—and getting louder. We pored over the studies and data to get to the …

How to Make Vinegar From Banana Peelings

Rather than throwing your banana peelings in the trash or tossing them into a compost bin, you can use them to make sweet vinegar. Banana-peel …

Macro & Close-up Photography using your Camera’s Macro Mode

Macro and close-up photography is all about enlarging small subjects so we can see the beauty (or some might say ugliness in the case of some …

7 Unmissable Tips for Better Flower Photos

People and flowers are two of the most frequently photographed subjects. That’s not a groundbreaking revelation, and it makes sense given that …

Tips for Better Close-Up and Macro Photography

Close-up or macro photography is just as much technique as it is luck. That’s what makes it fun and unpredictable. It’s an excellent way to test your …

Canon EOS

27 Amazing Macro Snowflake Images Shot with a DIY Camera Set Up

en_US<p>article<p>27 Amazing Macro Snowflake Images Shot with a DIY Camera Set …