Julie King

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17 Must-Read Articles If You Want to Cut Back On Sugar

Do you find yourself constantly battling with your self-control when you encounter that doughnut in the office break room or the candy bar in the …

Nutrition

Want to Be More Productive? Stop Getting Organized And Do This Instead

Is getting more organized the key to increasing your productivity? The answer will surprise you.<p>While we have more time-saving devices than any other generation, we've become obsessed with productivity: doing more things, and doing them better, in less time.<p>We turn to technology. Millions of people …

Productivity

If ambition is ruining your life, you need to read Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau is the self-help guru I needed — and that America needs.<p>Henry David Thoreau has a likability problem. With dismaying regularity, my students find him to be a scold, a killjoy, and a hypocrite. Those who appreciate what he has to offer are few and far between, most aligning …

Literature

The Age Of The Superbug Is Already Here

The U.N. is convening a landmark meeting this week on antibiotic resistance, but scientists are concerned the action may be too late.<p>When the United Nations General Assembly convenes a high-level meeting about a health issue, it’s clear there’s a crisis that requires our immediate attention. And …

Mindful Books and Apps Worth Checking Out This Month

<b>1) ON THE VERGE</b><b>Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine</b> <i><br>Cara Bradley (New World)</i><br>A business coach, a basketball coach, and a congressman endorse this book, which …

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.<p>The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this …

20 Tips That Will Actually Help You Start Running

(And people who aspire to be runners.)

A brief history of gravity, gravitational waves and LIGO

This has turned into Gravity Week here in Washington. Loads of journalists (many in town for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) crammed into the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a news conference to discuss an experiment called LIGO, which …

Physics

10 Airstreams That Take Glamping to a Whole New Level

Jetsetters looking for offbeat experiences have hit up the best glamping spots in the world and have stayed in enough quirky Airbnbs to last a lifetime. So how do you take your penchant for unique vacations to the next level? You add an Airstream transformed into lodging, of course. These luxury …

RVs

What I Learned When I Won the $112 Million Lottery

Money changes things — fast.<p>When I found out I had won $112 million dollars in the California Mega Millions jackpot eight years ago, I wasn't even watching the TV. The winning numbers had been announced a few days before, but my kids and I had forgotten to check. Then my father called and told me …

How to Find the Courage to Quit Your Unfulfilling Job

<b>“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a</b> …

My Phone Ruined My Relationship

"He started to recognize every notification sound and would say something like, 'Great. Instagram is blowing you up again.'"<p><i>Star, 33, was with her boyfriend for four years before she got pregnant. After giving birth, she threw herself back into her public relations career and became more heavily</i> …

New Clues on How and When Wolves Became Dogs

By cracking dog and wolf genomes worldwide, scientists have revealed man's best friend was first domesticated in Southeast Asia.<p>Fido may have been a rescue from the Humane Society, but his ultimate origins are wolves.<p>That much scientists have known for a long time.<p>But the details of how wolves …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Breaking the Pattern of Painful, Unhealthy Relationships

<b>“Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” ~Byron Katie</b><p>As I was listening to other women talking in my support group for …

Relationships

183. CHUCK JONES: An animator’s advice

Chuck Jones (1912-2002) was an animation director responsible for some of the best films – animated or otherwise – ever made. He directed many …

A Restaurant to Try This Weekend in New York City: Fritzl's Lunch Box

February 13<p><b>Sietsema Recommends: Fritzl's Lunch Box</b><p>Bushwick is rife with boho bars and restaurants that can provide you with a memorable meal in a slightly unusual vein, whether it’s fried chicken sliders on a stick, grilled cauliflower and blood oranges in an anchovy vinaigrette, or a brunchtime …

Beyond Half Dome: Five Yosemite Secrets

<b>Yosemite National Park</b> is about as big as the state of Rhode Island (both are roughly 1,200 square miles). Despite the park’s size, most people who visit make a beeline for one place, the Yosemite Valley, and confine their exploration to this mile-wide, 7-mile-long canyon cut by the Merced …

National Parks

Stop Looking for Signs and Trust Yourself

<b>“Always try to remember that most of the things that happen in this world aren't signs. They happen because they happen, and their only real</b> …

Are You Settling for Less Than You Deserve in a Relationship?

<b>“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened</b> …

Positive Thinking

3 Roles Fear Plays in Our Lives

Fears we face in the external world are actually providing insight into our internal worlds. If we listen to fear's messages, we can turn what appears to be negative into a positive experience by allowing fear to help us recognize the moments it comes into our lives and why.<p>Fear has a purpose. Its …

7 Vital Choices for Happy Relationships

<b>“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>A little over a decade ago I thought I was …

Happiness

4 Powerful Lessons That Stem from Infidelity

<b>“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~C.S. Lewis</b><p>My eyes …

Relationships

Why We Need to Share Our Honest Feelings

<b>“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers</b> …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

The Brilliant Reason This Dad Wants His Kids to Have Sex at Home

"Don't get me wrong, I'm not putting down lust. [I]t's just not the best emotion for life decisions."<p>Mic brings our attention to a Reddit post in which a dad, t-away-man, details the four bits of advice he gives his kids so they know whether or not they're ready to have sex. (And I don't think I'm …

Adele: Inside Her Private Life and Triumphant Return

As Adele steers through a South London high street in her four-door Mini Cooper, with her toddler’s vacant car seat in back and the remains of a …

Los Angeles

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9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

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Success

How Expectations Undermine Our Relationships & Happiness

<b>“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ~Bruce Lee</b><p>A few years ago, my husband was …