Kendra Hillier

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10 Toxic People You Should Avoid At All Costs

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like The Plague

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.

Emotional Intelligence

Our favorite sci-fi books of all time

Books

How Not to End Up Hating Your Partner

It is no secret that the evolution of traditional domestic roles has kicked up a lot of dust in relationships. There seems to be a pronounced power …

Living Rooms

The transformative power of doing absolutely nothing

On a recent Sunday, I found myself overwhelmed. It was my last free day between several consecutive weekends of travel, visitors, and weddings. The morning had ticked away, and my boyfriend and I had groceries to buy, paperwork to file, a house to tidy, and something to do at Home Depot. As I …

Home Depot

The 9 New Sleep Rules

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Sleep<i>, which is</i> <i>available at Amazon.</i><p>Anyone who has nodded off on the …

10 Brutal Truths About Life That Are Difficult To Accept But You'll Benefit a Lot If You Do

Every single one of us have our own struggles to deal with. We worry, we procrastinate, we don’t feel good enough, we wish we had more money…the list …

When you ask yourself these 4 profound questions, your attitude towards life will completely change

All of us suffer setbacks and obstacles in life. According to the first noble truth of Buddhism, suffering is inevitable.<p>Life is full of …

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Meditation

Vidya Vox Muses On Fusing Music Across Cultures

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Vidya Iyer, who goes by Vidya Vox, an Indian-born American singer who blends her two identities through YouTube music videos that amass millions of views worldwide.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>Vidya Iyer is a YouTuber. Her claim to fame - cover music videos.<p>…

South India

Three Days In Utah

<i>Bryce Canyon National Park</i><p>In winter, Utah is justifiably famous for its world-class skiing. When Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics, the …

A Look Back: “I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Teaching

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Holistic Medicine

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

Gardening

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Strong Women in Seattle Woodlands

Enter Kindra Nikole's wild imagination in her dreamy photographs.<p>Inspired by creepy films, fantasy novels, and greats like Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki, Kurt Vonnegut, and Lewis Carroll, Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes empowering images of women imbued with Photoshop magic. She turns …

If You Understand These 5 Rules In Psychology, You Can Live A Much Easier Life

Understanding the psychology of ourselves and others around us can play a huge part in our happiness. We are all suffering from limiting beliefs …

Self-help

The One Thing That Hurts Your Marriage More Than Cheating

Infidelity is the worst thing that can happen in a marriage, right?<p>Think again.<p>While cheating is a devastating betrayal, the MOST damaging thing you can do in your marriage is to give in when you don't really want to.<p>When you agree to something you don’t actually want, resentment builds and eats …

15 simple ways to relax, according to scientists

And getting rid of that stress often seems exponentially difficult.<p>So if you're looking for a way to escape, here are some science-backed ways to decompress — even if you can't get away from the things that are stressing you out.

Why You Need to Manage Your Energy Not Your Time | Inc.com

You feel the pull from every angle. Your home life demands your time. Your work life demands your time. Managing time can feel like the right solution. But if you're mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted, more time won't help.<p>So how can we become more productive without …

Time Management

Feeling Less Than Grateful? Some People Are Just Wired That Way

It's a time of year when we're often urged to be grateful; for friends, for family, for presents under the tree. But not everyone experiences gratitude as a positive force in their life.<p>People who score higher on measures of autonomy experience less overall gratitude and value it less, according to …

Happiness

In this 'weird, lost corner of America,' the beach of your dreams awaits in the most remote national park

Ofu Lagoon, on Ofu Island, is perhaps the most scenic spot in the National Park of American Samoa. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)<p>Even for a Saturday in the South Pacific, this was a sleepy morning.<p>On American Samoa’s main island of Tutuila and its neighbor, Ofu, villages were still, …

National Parks

How to Use A National Parks Pass

For the traveler who can’t get enough of our nation’s natural beauty.<p>You could spend a lifetime trying to cover all of America’s remarkable national …

National Parks

Why Feeling Sad can be the Strongest Thing you do for Yourself.

I recently went through a period where I wasn’t participating in life.<p>I was MIA from the social feeds, writing and any sort of social circles. Not …

The Only 2 Adjustments It Took To Change My Eating Habits For Good

If everyone knows that eating healthier food can dramatically improve our lives, why aren't we all doing it?<p>The reality is we all <i>want</i> to eat …

Eating

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Nutrition

Why I Sci-Fi (And Why You Should, Too)

Summer reading: 76 books to pack for your holiday

History<p><b>West of Eden by Jean Stein</b><br>A selective, sly history of studio-era Hollywood by a film mogul’s daughter. One of the best books ever written about the movies. Jonathan Cape, £20<p><b>The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore </b>“It was hard to be a tsar,” Montefiore writes at the beginning of this joyful …

Books

Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular

Opinion | Community<p>Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular<p>By Dwight Carter     Jul 6, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

How To Appear Confident When You Feel Insecure

Whether you’re about to step on stage to give a presentation, or you’ve just entered an important job interview, self-doubt could lead to failure. If you look insecure, your audience may be distracted from your message and they might not take what you have to say seriously.<p>A little insecurity and …

Self-help