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Joanna Gaines Wishes You Would Cut Back on This One Ingredient in Chocolate Chip Cookies

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, we are a big fan of Joanna Gaines' sage wisdom: "Depending on what you’re in the mood for, you can add ½ cup …

Dessert

Inside the Controversial World of Slum Tourism

Hundreds of shanty towns line the riverbanks, train tracks, and garbage dumps in the Filipino capital—the most jammed-packed areas in one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Around a quarter of its 12 million people are considered “informal settlers.”<p>Manila is starkly representative of a …

Urbanism

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life—Do You Have Five Minutes?

I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing I’ve learned in recent years that changed …

Self-confidence

Proof You Can Change Your Body in Three Weeks

<i>Editor's Note: To ensure our 21 Days to Total-Body Fitness plan was effective — and could actually better your health, performance, and body metrics</i> …

12 Of The Best Hiking Routes In Washington State, USA

Whenever I think of Washington, I think of lush green forests, the gorgeous city of Seattle, and, of course, snow-capped mountains that seem to go on …

Hiking

Meet Headspace, The App That Made Meditation A $250 Million Business

In 2008, 27-year-old Londoner Richard Pierson was burned out from his career marketing Axe deodorant at a major agency. He switched to freelance, but felt so much anxiety he struggled to go out in public.<p>A friend knew just the cure: an energetic, amiable “Jeeves” for taking care of your brain. It …

Meditation

15 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live in the Present Moment

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’ over the past few years. It’s become incredibly popular in the western world thanks to countless research …

Meditation

What your brain looks like on God: spiritual experience triggers same areas as sex and gambling

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the same brain reward circuits as love, sex, gambling and drugs, a new study shows.<p>Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine scanned the brains of 19 Mormons when they were reading religious texts and reported feeling 'close to the spirit.'<p>…

Brain Imaging

How to Defeat Laziness, According to a Performance Psychologist

Laziness almost always begins with a mental tug-of-war between what you want to be doing and what you <i>should</i> be doing. For example, your brain knows …

21 Pancake Mixes—Ranked from Best to Worst!

There’s nothing quite like waking up on a Sunday morning after a long, exhausting week and whipping up a batch of fluffy pancakes. It’s a sweet treat …

Nutrition

Eight ways yoga can improve your sex life

Illustrations by Trish McAlaster/The Globe and Mail<p><b>2. Yoga can improve sexual function.</b> Using and engaging Mula Bandha can actually help you have better orgasms. The perineum is the muscular body between the anus and genitals. In yoga, it is believed that by slightly contracting the pubococcygeal …

8 Reasons You Need a Cast-Iron Skillet in Your Kitchen

Every seasoned (no pun intended) home cook knows the value of keeping at least one trusty cast-iron skillet in their cook--and bake--ware arsenal. If …

15 Stunning Images Show What Women Look Like When They Orgasm

This is as real as it gets.<p>The female orgasm is a beautiful thing, and photographer Albert Pocej captured women at “the highest point of physical pleasure” in a new intimate photo series.<p>“There are so many fakes and acting in TV and advertising,” Pocej, who has been a photographer for 10 years, …

Photography

7 activities that sharpen your practical intelligence

I love learning by doing. Practical intelligence is just that. Life is all about perpetual and compounded growth and evolution. Learning by doing empowers me to create new value, habits and experiences, which all translate to a more productive and rewarding life.<p>Practical intelligence was the topic …

11 horrible body-language habits that are hard to quit but you'll be glad you did

It's a cliché, but it's true. That's why body language is such a crucial part of communicating. The way you act can warp the entire meaning of what you're saying.<p>That being said, bad body-language habits are the often hardest habits to break. We become so accustomed to slouching, averting our eyes, …

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A Healing Meditation

to the center of the Earth. As the Light pours in through the top of your head, watch the river of Light flow, gently carrying anything that is not …

Meditation

Best Nigerian Blog

Ayo: did you know about all these? Mami: how would I when she never told me anything. Ayo: I am responsible for all this, I should have allowed her …

11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

You Must See This Supercut of Every Clue About Jon Snow's Origin From Game of Thrones

We now know for certain that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are the parents of Jon Snow (well, on the show, at least). YouTube user hurleybird …

What Men Are Really Looking for in Straight Love, According to a Matchmaker

"Men—they're just like us," says New York–based matchmaker Nora DeKeyser. "They are just as jaded with the online dating scene and often ask me if …

Fun with Logical Fallacies

We came across a cool book recently called Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of Over 300 Logical Fallacies, by a social psychologist …

Critical Thinking

I took cold showers for 30 days to improve my productivity, and I'm not stopping anytime soon

When your blood is flowing, your skin is glowing, and you feel like you can take on the world?<p>Imagine having that feeling every morning, without even having to work out.<p>If you're thinking that's too good to be true, well, you're partly right.<p>Because in order to experience that endorphin euphoria …

How Exceptional Leaders Establish Genuine Connections With Their Employees | Inc.com

Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and life, really) is about people and relationships. …

Employment

America's suicide epidemic has gotten worse

Imagine that this rise in deaths had been remarkably widespread, affecting almost all identifiable demographic groups.<p>Imagine if more than 40,000 people a year died from terrorist attacks in this country, rather than a bare handful.<p>Imagine if terrorism were one of the 10 leading causes of death in …

Live By the Five Hour Rule to Always Keep Learning New Skills

Learning or practicing new skills is so important, it’s hard to ignore how vital it is to a successful career. To keep your educational momentum …

Learning