Katie O'Connor

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This is how the creator of Zen Habits changed his life

In 2005, Leo Babauta was in a bad place: he was overweight, in debt, a smoker, and a procrastinator. He felt stuck and he didn’t know how to change …

7 Benefits of Eating Walnuts | Walnut's Nutrition

<b>1. Cancer-Fighting Properties</b><p>Walnuts may help reduce not only the risk of prostate cancer, but breast cancer as well. In one study, mice that ate the …

The Best Three-Ingredient Cookies aka Peanut Butter Cookies

The Easiest and Best Peanut Butter CookiesOK so I didn’t make this recipe up. It is all over the place in various guises and I have to say, it is a …

Five Ways To Simplify Your Life

Americans work more, take less vacation, and retire later than people anywhere else in the industrialized world. Hunched over computer screens in offices with artificial lighting, we may sometimes forget the world that exists beyond our office walls.<p>Fortunately, Mother Nature has scheduled …

Minimalism

Mindfulness 'as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression'

Mindfulness meditation stopped more people sliding back into depression than anti-depressants<p>Meditation is as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression, a major study has shown offering a drug-free alternative<p>Researchers at Oxford University say that Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy …

Flourless Chocolate Cake With A Twist.

<b>There are times you just want chocolate</b>. Easter Sunday for example. I know it's already bee a couple of weeks since then but I still think about …

Dessert

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Make With Your Herb Garden

Not all herbs are created equal.<p><b>1. Drowning them</b><p>Herbs love water but don't want to swim in it, so make sure your pots offer sufficient drainage. Look for pots that have a hole at the bottom that will let excess water seep out — and pair them with a saucer so you don't have a mess.<p><b>2. Forgetting to</b> …

Gardening

Home Renovation Projects That Pay Off and Don't Pay Off

<i>When you’re considering a home improvement, it’s important to determine how much of the cost you’ll recoup down the road. Which home improvements</i> …