Leah Hamel

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The No BS Guide to Organizing Your Feelings

Rarely do our feelings hang neatly on fancy, perfectly spaced hangers. Instead — like our closets — we often hold a jumble of both new and outdated …

Self-help

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

Harvard Scientists Say Doing This Can Lower Your Blood Pressure. Hint: It's All in Your Head

Harvard researchers have made an interesting discovery: Mindfulness can lower your blood pressure by changing how your genes operate.<p>You know that fight-or-flight feeling: tense muscles, pounding heart, rapid breathing, and sky-high blood pressure. We're a nation of stressed-out workers tackling …

Mindfulness

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

Wellness

Ursula K. Le Guin on Anger

“Anger continued on past its usefulness becomes unjust, then dangerous… It fuels not positive activism but regression, obsession, vengeance, self-righteousness. Corrosive, it feeds off itself, destroying its host in the process.”<p>The poet May Sarton experienced anger as “a huge creative urge gone …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

Just 10 Minutes of Meditation Boosts Mood and Focus for People With Anxiety

People who suffer from anxiety are often plagued by repetitive thoughts, which can distract from the task at hand and affect mood and productivity. …

The Post-Impressionist Movement

An Artistic Flourishing of Individuals and Ideas<p>The term "Post-Impressionism" was invented by the English painter and critic Roger Fry as he prepared …

Two Monster Galaxies From Big Bang Epoch Are About to Collide in the Most Extreme Merger Ever Seen

Two ginormous galaxies almost 13 billion light years away are about to smash into each other in the most extreme merger event of its kind. And …

Stressed? Close Your Eyes, Turn On This 3-Minute Meditation, and Chill

As joyful as it can be, this time of year can also induce a lot of stress. The pressure for perfection, the packed-way-too-full to-do list, and the …

Meditation

There's Only One Way to Drink Ethiopian Coffee

Coffee in America is an individual experience, with cups tailored to personal tastes and sipped solo. Not so in the drink's birthplace<p><i>The following</i> …

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

The 27 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

The people saving ‘lost’ words

The Endangered Poetry Project has just been launched, aiming to gather up vanishing voices. Fiona Macdonald looks at how preserving a dying language can mean a shift in worldview – and an act of resistance.<p>“They fly to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and there they take a bus for three days and …

Cézanne unmasked: the shattering portraits that blew Picasso and the Paris avant garde away

He painted his wife without lips. He painted his friend with a spinal deformity. And he painted himself as a ghost in a top hat. Paul Cézanne’s unflinching portraits, coming to Britain this autumn, didn’t just astonish Picasso and his disciples. They changed art for ever<p>In Paris at the dawn of the …

Art

Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

Black Holes

Meet Frédéric Bazille, The Impressionist Painter Who Could Have Been

France's ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, is a fan of 19th-century French painter Frédéric Bazille. But I had a confession to make when I spoke with him about the National Gallery's "Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism" exhibition. I said that I usually walk right past …

Art

A Snap Guide to Road Tripping Through the Mighty Five

A brief tip sheet on how to do Utah’s most famous National Parks.<p>No road trip in America is more visually mind-blowing than a tour of the Mighty Five—the tight cluster of national parks in Utah that include Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands. Whether you start in Salt Lake …

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

The best coffee grinders you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>There's nothing better than a perfect cup of coffee. If you're a coffee snob, you probably know that freshly ground …

Mapped: The optimal road trip to see all the US national parks

RANDY OLSON, a Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, is a man who likes to design road trips. He has …

National Parks

Emily Dickinson Quotes: 20 Famous Sayings By Reclusive American Poet On Her 131st Death Anniversary

Monday, May 15, marks the 131st death anniversary of prolific American poet Emily Dickinson. Often known to be reclusive, Dickison received less fame …

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami – review

Haruki Murakami’s long-awaited return to the short story is a masterclass in pacing and the tragicomic revelation<p>Curiosity, in Murakami’s supremely enjoyable, philosophical and pitch-perfect new collection of short stories – his first for more than a decade – is what motivates many of his …

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life | HelloCare

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US

A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.<p>The molten carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) …

Earth Science

'The Book Of Joan' Is A Dizzying, Dystopian Genre Mashup

In one of my favorite paintings of Joan of Arc — created by Jules Bastien-Lepage at the end of the 19th century — a disheveled, flush-faced teenager stares into the middle distance in the tangle of a garden. Behind her, faint images of saints emerge from the foliage. Unlike so many other paintings …

Books

Apple cider vinegar: What the experts say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular natural health products around, with claims for everything from sanitizing toothbrushes to whittling waistlines.<p>But how much of its popularity is based on hype? Could you be wasting your time or -- even worse -- harming your health?<p>Here are 10 …

Cider