Stacey LaFrance

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Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

7 incredible things that happen once you learn to love being alone

We live in a world of constant contact — a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of …

25 Brilliant Beauty Products With A Cult Following On Amazon

Who wants to gamble on new beauty products? While it's obviously a lot of fun to experiment with new lotions, potions, creams, and serums — you're, …

Benefits Of Amazon Prime Membership: Here's Everything You Need To Know

Amazon Prime is only getting better. While Amazon recently raised the price of the much-loved service, it has also been slowly adding awesome new features to help make the increased price worth it. In fact, there are currently a ton of benefits to Amazon Prime — and you might find many of them …

51 Awesome Products On Amazon With Thousands Of Reviews That Are Selling Out

Online shopping — especially on a mega-site like Amazon — can be an overwhelming experience. How can you really know if you're going to like whatever …

15 Habits That May Make Someone Irritating Without Realizing It

Someones people may be irritating without realizing it. Whether it's being on their phone when other people are talking to them, or interrupting …

How a silent retreat changed my life forever

I don’t often evangelize, especially when it comes to spiritual or wellness practices. This is due to the fact that despite being a person who writes …

9 Practical Tips From My Therapist That I Actually Use Every Day

This is like my mental health toolkit.<p>"Do I???" I said, second guessing everything before I made the leap to a new city. But it's been almost two years since that last session — and she was right. Whenever I find myself feeling anxious, I recall a tip or mantra from our sessions that calms me down. …

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical and mental). Learning is the act of taking conscious control of this process, and books are the …

I Used to Struggle With Self-Love & Acceptance—Until I Learned This

<b>The year was 1997</b>, and I already held the unshakable belief that my same-aged cousin was simply better than me. I didn't see this as a loss, but …

Self-Acceptance

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

36 Beauty Products On Amazon Our Readers Loved In 2017

Pimple patches, witch hazel toner, an incredibly inexpensive eyeshadow palette, and 33 other favorite beauty products from our posts this year.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are</i> …

Top 5 adventures for solo travellers

Solo travel, especially solo female travel, is on the rise and can be a great adventure, but you don’t have to go it completely alone. Sometimes the …

11 Ways To Turn Up A Down Day

Logy, low, and listless, at home with the flu, I thought about ways to brighten my day. I realized, that though my drapes were drawn, and my room was dark, the sun outside was shining. I reflected on the ways I normally started each day, including listening to baroque music, meditating, and doing …

Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

We all have insecurities. No one is perfect.<p>Some people hide them, while others show them in full display. Many of us can be overwhelmed and worried …

World's first typhoon turbine could power all of Japan for 50 years

An engineer in Japan is looking for a silver lining in the destructive typhoons that regularly drench the island nation. Atsushi Shimizu has invented …

Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

Transparent wood is now a thing.<p>Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We …

Portugal ran on renewable energy alone for four days

Solar power on earth is certainly easier, but much less efficient than going above the atmosphere.<p>Last week, Portugal hit a major milestone in its …

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

What an Anti-Memory Is and How It Frees Your Mind

Neuroscientists at Oxford just discovered how your brain moves memories into long-term storage. It’s called an anti-memory, and it’s more helpful …

Neuroscience

These Photos Of Zen Dogs Will Make You Feel Zen, Too

"Dogs don't sweat the small stuff. They are spontaneous and carefree," points out Alex Cearns, a professional pet and wildlife photographer who is the creative director of Australia's Houndstooth Studio.<p>In a series called Zen Dogs, Cearns photographed pups looking peaceful and calm, their eyes …

Zen

How to Get the Smoothest Arms Possible, Chicken Skin Be Damned!

Tank top season doesn’t have to be stressful.<p>Sleeveless top season is almost here, but if you have keratosis pilaris—a.k.a. “chicken skin," or the condition marked by little pink bumps on the back of the arms—baring your biceps is probably the last thing you want to do as the weather heats …

Skin Care

Don't Know What You Want? 10 Simple Steps for Creating a Personal Vision Retreat

Last month I told friends I was taking a few days off to go on a vision retreat, and I realized people had no clue what I was talking about. "Is that a course you're taking?" someone asked. Good question.<p>Last month I told friends I was taking a few days off to go on a vision retreat, and I realized …

7 Ways to Live as Your True Self

You feel a disconnect with who you are and with what your life looks like. You show the world one person but know there is a different one within, waiting to come out and be seen. You are ready to become this person, your true self, and are wondering how to do so. Here you will find seven ways to …

6 Ways to Overcome a Soul-Crushing Life Challenge

Whether you're still in the midst of the storm or idling in the aftermath, the truth is that you have to reach down and make the decision that although you may have had no control over what happened to you, you do have control over how you respond and move forward. These six tips will help start …

5 Ways to Detoxify From a Dysfunctional Relationship

Dysfunctional relationships can greatly damage our well-being. But learning to detach and cleanse from the toxicity of a turbulent relationship restores inner peace and emotional balance. Practice these five steps to cleanse your spirit and regain trust in the power of positive relationships.<p>The …

Relationships

Problems With Trust? Trusting Others Starts With Trusting Yourself

How often have you ignored yourself when something didn't feel right, only to later discover that you really did know that something wasn't right? How often have you heard the voice of your inner or Higher Self and discounted it, only to regret it later?<p>"I have a hard time trusting people."<p>"I never …

Divorce

The One Thing Most People Are Scared Of (It's Not What You Think)

There are so many people who are quick to tell us their opinion and we allow ourselves to deviate, to change our minds, to make our dream smaller. Today, ask yourself, what do I want to do, and challenge yourself to do it.<p>Oprah says, after years of doing the Oprah show, that every guest, from the …