Julia K Morris

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Hedonism holds the secret to a happier life, but not for the reasons you think

As a former Type A person, I firmly believe that most Type A types are failing at life. They’ve opted for an utterly miserable existence, working in unrewarding jobs that make them unhappy and stressed and take them away from their loved ones. A Type A life is largely without leisurely novels, …

Happiness

Indian Healthy Bread Naan Recipe

Healthy Bread Naan Recipe<p>India is the land of beautiful tourism destinations and true tasty delicious food. Indian Breads like Roti / Parantha / Naan …

Indian Breads

Cucumbers with Black Sesame Seeds and Sweet Lime Vinegar

Bright, refreshing, sweet, and tangy, these cucumbers work just as well next to (or inside) a hearty winter sandwich as they do at a summer barbecue. …

Recipes

Revel in Scandinavian Design at This Seaside Holiday Home

On the edge of Denmark’s Thy National Park, a design-led retreat offers refuge in a sunny, coastal landscape.<p>Staying true to Nordic design, Danish architect Søren Sarup of Puras Architects has fashioned a holiday home using simple, natural materials that take cues from the North Sea landscape.<p>With …

National Parks

Why you should learn how to breathe

There's a very good chance you're doing it wrong.<p>Breathing is essential for life. It's at the heart of most bodily functions — and key to maintaining …

Mindfulness

Tom Ka Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup) Recipe

"The quintessential Thai soup."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken meat<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk<p>2 cups …

Recipes

Take these online self-improvement classes and learn how to get fit, work smart, and start your own business

In the pursuit of your dreams, it can sometimes feel like it’s you against the world. But really, the situation is simpler than that: it’s you …

Profit

11 ridiculously effective tools to help you automate your small business (and life)

As a small business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities on your plate. From finding the best employees to ensuring that your customers stay …

Small Business

Ten Ways To Teach Mindfulness Meditation To Your Kids

Rewa an eighth grader gets a stomach ache every time she has a math test. Anxious and high-strung, she is angry for no apparent reason. Medication …

Mindfulness

I Turned My Breath Into Medicine — And It Saved My Life

In retrospect, I can say that 10 years in the rat race destroyed my health and crushed my spirit. After graduating from Harvard, the only sensible …

Qigong

Here's How a Registered Dietitian Meal Preps for Her Whole Family For a Week

Healthy eating can sometimes be seen as something that only people who are highly motivated and are willing to spend tons of time on their meal prep. …

Recipes

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

How to use eggplant, one of the most versatile veggies around

Eggplant is one of the most versatile vegetables around. Its mild taste and texture allow it to absorb the flavour of the herbs and spices cooked along with it.<p>My mother, who used to try to disguise food we hated, cut eggplant into French fry shapes, deep fried them, sprinkled on salt and vinegar …

Food

20+ Vegetarian Meals You Can Pop in the Freezer For Ultimate Convenience

I'm a big fan of spending my Sunday afternoons meal prepping for the week. It gives me something to do, plus I thoroughly hate cooking during the week after I get home from work. This means my fridge and freezer are constantly full of plastic containers stuffed with prepared meals. Each of the 20+ …

Cooking

11 Great Female Cinematographers Who Subvert the Male Gaze

IndieWire celebrates the work of Rachel Morrison, Ellen Kuras, and nine other cinematography greats with the help of some of their greatest …

Amazon Studios

10 Things Mentally Strong People Give Up to Gain Inner Peace

Letting go of certain things can open the door to true contentment in life.<p>Mental strength and inner peace go hand in hand. Mentally strong people are confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way.<p>That's not to say they don't feel pain or that they don't get sad--they experience …

Self-help

7 Psychological Defenses That Aren't Protecting You, But Making You Weaker

Many of our worst qualities do not actually come from being morally corrupt or misguided. They are more often psychological defense mechanisms that we don’t understand. <br>The interesting thing about most defense mechanisms is that they often do the opposite of what we want them to. Instead of leaning …

Self-help

A Forest Retreat in Washington Takes Cues From Scandinavian Design

Modeled after the Danish sommerhus, this getaway for a Seattle family boasts lofty interiors that spill outdoors.<p>Located in Quilcene, Washington, on a peninsula that juts south into Hood Canal, this nature retreat for a Seattle family has a clean, economic form, and a material palette that’s …

Architecture

23 Cleaning Hacks Literally Everyone Needs To Know

It’s time to clean house with these time and money-saving cleaning hacks that make the chores I abhor the most, an easy check off my to-do list. …

Cool Stuff

I have a 6-figure job and my husband stays home with the kids — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

When I was 16, I picked up a book from the library called "The Wealthy Barber" by David Chilton.<p>That book changed the course of my financial life.<p>Like most teenagers, I thought only the famous or uber-successful were wealthy. Ordinary people couldn't become rich, right?!? The title of the book that …

Personal Finance

These 13 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again …

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

The Mental Wellness App That's Breaking All Barriers

Mental illness does not discriminate when it comes to the individuals it impacts. According to National Alliance on Mental Health, approximately 1 in …

Mental Health

How to Invest in Stocks if You've Only Got $100

Here are three investing apps that make it easy for first-time investors to dip their toes into the stock market without paying high fees.<p>You might not hesitate to drop $100 on dinner and drinks for a special occasion, but you’d probably think twice before investing that money in the stock market. …

Stock Markets

9 phrases Montessori teachers use to build resilient kids

While we can't possibly protect our children from all of the hardships and challenges life brings, we <i>can</i> help them cope with these difficulties. We …

Parenting

The Best Project Management Tools for Your Small Business

If you own a small business, then you know keeping track of all the tasks involved can be a crazy experience. It’s easy to lose track of things and …

The 4 different side businesses you can start

• Buy an existing asset<br>• Launch a product on a marketplace with existing demand<br>• Launch a unique, one of a kind product in a new space where you can buy demand (Adwords, Facebook)<br>• Arbitrage (Craigslist, Airbnb, Trading, Uber)<p>Communicate quickly with potential guests<br>• Accept as many stay requests as …

Conversion Rate

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by Programmers When Building Your First App

Make sure they know what they are doing. And don't just take their word for it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taking your idea for an app and turning it into an actual app people can use is a beautiful thing.<p>Execution isn’t only crucial to success -- as in, you will …

24 Passive Income Ideas to Make Money While You Sleep

I worked a traditional 9 to 5 job for many years and eventually I got burnt out. Do you know what that feels like? I knew that I wanted more freedom …

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation