Katherine Melnychuk

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Your Mind at Work

Distracted and scattered<p><b>PRACTICE:</b> Learn a practice where you follow a simple object (like your breath). The repeated returning to a focal point …

Mindfulness

15 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Brain

Your brain is the engine that controls every action you perform, so needless to say, you should keep it supercharged and ready for action throughout …

Wellness

A Natural and Modern Sonoma House

Rugged materials and earthy tones echo the landscape.<p>Rugged materials and earthy tones echo the Sonoma landscape just outside the door of this barn-inspired house designed by Rela Gleason.

Interior Design

8 Stereotypically Intimidating Dishes Solved by Fail-Proof Recipes

Sometimes experimenting in the kitchen can be a little scary. Okay, maybe a lot scary. This is especially true when it comes to dishes that are either notoriously temperamental (soufflés) or difficult to pronounce (KEEN-wa) or just all-around more complicated than usual (poached eggs). Well, we …

Breakfast

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Butter from Alex Hitz

It's a delicious riff on a classic dish that can be whipped up in no time flat. Just remember three basic steps. Alex Hitz shares this delicious chicken recipe.<p>To me, there's really nothing better than sautéed chicken in a pan sauce. Done right, it can make a merely capable cook look like a …

Hear Tegan and Sara's Valentine's Day Playlist

Tegan Quin names her favorite love (and anti-love!) songs, from St. Lucia to Bruce<p>"A majority of love songs I listen to are sad," Tegan and Sara's …

Solange Knowles On Nas, Juvenile And Dance Moves

This week, NPR Music is launching an R&B channel called "I'll Take You There," hosted by Jason King, a professor, writer and musician. It's a lot like the 24/7 stream of hip-hop that Ali and I host. So for this episode of <i>Microphone Check</i>, we're adding some R&B to the mix and talking to Solange …

Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 10 mins<br>• Cook Time: 30 mins<br>• Total Time: 40 minutes<br>• Yield: 4<br>• Category: Main<br>• Cuisine: Indian<p>★★★★★<p>4.9 from 59 reviews<p>Quinoa …

Weekend news roundup: 14-16 December

Is Wikipedia in trouble? There's no way to know just yet, but Google has announced that it is in the process of creating a user-generated online …

Amy Poehler And Billy Eichner Went Caroling On The Street And It's The Best Thing Ever

Why anyone would turn down a chance to carol with these two is beyond me.

50 Best Albums of 2013

Vampire Weekend cut the cute and raised the stakes, Kanye assaulted our ears, Bowie shocked the world and Miley tossed a dance-pop party grenade<p>50<p>The …

Pilates Workout Routine

Print It: Pilates Workout Routine<p>This fresh spin on the traditional sculpting routine produces jaw-dropping results: a slimmer, stronger body<p>The combination, of cardio and Pilates, keeps your heart rate up (so you blast more calories) while keeping your muscles engaged (so you're constantly …

What to Do When Things Aren't Working

A couple of months ago, I was feeling frustrated. Many things in my life didn't seem to be progressing as I'd hoped, and I felt like I was getting nowhere. I remember going to bed one night, specifically thinking about my half marathon and my body's inability to heal from a summer cold. I was …

Positive Thinking

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

"Love" on top of the world. Impromptu tennis court for Andre Agassi and Roger Federer, on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai: http://bit.ly/1avbX5n

10 of the last great wildernesses in the world | CNN Travel

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Workouts