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The 16 Best Movies About Female Mental Illness

Understanding the mind has never been easy. When an ailment is not psychically tangible, it is easy to dismiss. This is especially true when you try …

21 Quinoa Salad Recipes to Try This Spring

Happy Spring!<p>Today is the first day of spring and all I can say is wow, we made it. Finally.<p>Every year I count down the days until I can say that …

Using Crystals to Attract Love

Crystals work via pressure and heat. When either are applied, the crystal emits energy — even gravity is enough pressure to excite a crystals …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Gluten-Free Breakfast Pizza with Hash Brown Crust

Gluten-Free Breakfast Pizza with Hash Brown Crust is a fun and delicious way to wake up in the morning!<p>Happy Friday the 13th everyone, muwahaha! I’m …

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Noise vs. Nature: How We're Upsetting America's Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

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Inside the Psychology of Productivity | Inc.com

More practically, the rigid, reductive format of to-do lists is not optimal for the kinds of work done by leaders, says Teresa Amabile, a professor and director of research at Harvard Business School. "The really important things that don't generally have a specific deadline may be what you should …

Time Management

The Super-Quick Fat-Burn Workout

Exercise 1 Lunge Run<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides <b>(a)</b>. Step back and lower into a reverse lunge, then pump your arms like you're running for three to five seconds, keeping your core tight <b>(b)</b>. Press through your front heel to return to standing, then quickly repeat on the …

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

Meditate Without Sitting Still: Turn Everyday Actions into a Practice

Many of us think of meditation as sitting cross-legged and silent for a long period of time. But you can gain the many important benefits of …

Does Transcendental Meditation Actually Work?

<i>By Jeff Halevy for U.S. News</i><p>Transcendental Meditation (TM) is easily one of the most hyped forms of meditation. Since The Beatles first tried it decades ago, it's garnered the following of a bevy of celebrities and high profile individuals, like Russell Simmons and Jerry Seinfeld.<p>TM also has one of …

The 5 Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Morning

Morning time: The birds are singing, you haven’t checked your e-mail yet, and you have a moment of peace before the day attacks. This is your opportunity to start the day off right. Like the common belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, your morning exercise routine is one of …

How To Experience True Quiet (And Why You'll Want To)

<i>By Joel Davis</i><p>We live in a noisy world. The manmade environment that surrounds us, the devices we carry with us, the never ending to do list: all of it clamors for our attention, all of the time. It’s no wonder that “noise-cancelling” headphones are hot products, or that “acoustic ecology” is an …

Be Quiet! 3 Easy Meditations For Beginners

<i>In the age of constant communication, 24/7 jobs, and mandatory multitasking, finding a moment for reflection is almost impossible — almost. Courtney</i> …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Self-improvement

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Making Your Body Your Temple

Think of your body as the temple in which you do your spiritual practices. So instead of simply rolling out your mat or getting to the studio, make the process a part of it. The walk or drive you take to get there, the organizing of your time in order to make it happen, the delaying of calls and …

Yoga

6 Green Juice Detox Recipes That Don't Taste Like Grass

Because sometimes (ahem post-holidays ahem) your body needs a reboot.<p>Ah, the holidays. Prime time for indulging in a few extra boozy cocktails and sugar-laden sweets. To counteract that bloated, nauseous week that comes after Christmas and right in time for us to squeeze into NYE dresses, we found …

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