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How To Practice Mindfulness Meditation - Mindful

Find a good spot in your home or apartment, ideally where there isn’t too much clutter and you can find some quiet. Leave the lights on or sit in …

Mindfulness

A Simple Yoga Sequence To Open Your Hips If You Sit Too Much

Our hip flexors can become really tight and shortened from sitting too much, which can lead to lower back issues.<p>So it's important for not just our …

Yoga

Teaching Kids to Be Mindful

“[I]f kids are over-tired, anxious or stressed out, it affects absolutely everything,” said Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of the book <i>The Mindful</i> …

The Difference Between Knowledge and Understanding Is Empathy

RogertEbert.com's Matt Zoller Seitz has penned an excellent piece on what white privilege really means, in response to all the horribleness that has …

10 Things You Should Never Say to Sober People

Sober people can make drinkers feel uncomfortable, and sometimes they chime in with the most unusual comments. The following is a list I comprised of things you should really never say to sober people. Some have actually been said to me, others I just came up with. Drinkers, consider these next …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives?

Their genes are exactly the same, so why don't identical siblings' lives follow more similar patterns? The scientist behind a pioneering 21-year study believes he has the answer<p>Barbara Oliver has had an intriguing relationship with her identical twin sister, Christine, over the decades. Throughout …

What One Twin Did for Her Sister During a Track Meet Will Melt Your Heart

We love this.<p>Sometimes, we all need a reminder that the best part of racing isn't placing, scoring a new PR, or beating an arch nemesis. Here's that reminder: During Illinois' recent state junior high track meet, 13-year-old twins Claire and Chloe Gruenke were racing against each other in the …

'Dear Mom, Thanks for Rocking Those Gigantic Varicose Veins, Which I Caused'

In search of a greeting card that does justice to the drastic, often permanent physical changes women's bodies undergo when they become mothers<p>Finding a Mother's Day card that honestly addresses the complexities of motherhood is unexpectedly difficult. This year's choices include a cheesy "Wind …

On Motherhood, Mayhem and Moving On

<i>by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger</i><p>"The world will break your heart 10 ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed. I can't begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else." Those lines, from tortured protagonist Pat Solitano in <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i>, sum up his …

Cute Animals

24 Thought Provoking Questions You Need To Answer To Know Yourself Better

1Share<p>ShareEmailComments<p>These 24 thought provoking questions I am sharing with you today have no right or wrong answers. Asking them is the answer. …

Self-improvement

Chicago comedy nights: The best comedy shows at bars and pubs

Chicago is host to a bevy of dedicated comedy clubs, from such institutions as improv mecca iO Chicago and the legendary Second City to stand-up …

Comedy