Laurie Lee

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102 of the Greatest Quotes that Alter Your Outlook on Life

Have you ever stopped for a quick second and analyzed your life?<p>There…buried beneath your many spinning thoughts, you have one thought that usually …

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How to Have Your Longest Orgasm Ever

OOOOOooooooooooOOOOOOoooooooooo<p>You’ve heard about mindful eating, but what about mindful sex? That’s the idea behind Tantric sex, and even Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle publication <i>Goop</i> is talking about it these days. Tantra, which means "to weave energy" between two lovers in Sanskrit, is meant to …

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The Secret Ingredient That Kills Cravings

If you don’t eat enough of it, you’ll be starving all the time.<p><i>This article was written by Julia Westbrook and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>You know that cheesy pizza slice is no good for your health (or waistline), but that doesn't make you want it any less. This battle is often …

How to Deal with the Narcissist in Your Life

The author of The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed—in Your World explains how to …

24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See

Just because these 2014 movies flew under the radar — and each grossed less than $10 million at the U.S. box office this year — that doesn't mean they aren't so very worth your time.<p>Playing Theresa D'Agostino in Seasons 3 and 4 of <i>The Wire</i> was a major break for Brandy Burre, the biggest role of her …

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The 5 Worst Bad Habits To Have | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The quality of your life is largely determined by your habits, which comprise a significant portion of your daily behavior. Given their importance, …

9 Weird Vagina Issues—Solved!

Because your nether regions can’t exactly tell you what's wrong<p>Let's face it—there's a lot that can go wrong below the belt. From itches and odors to bumps and bleeding, sometimes it seems like you need a manual. So we consulted the experts for nine common vagina problems and how to deal—fast!<p><b>You</b> …

Do These 9 Things And You'll Never Need Couples' Therapy

Marriage counselors spill their secrets (and save you a fortune on therapy bills).<p>The honeymoon may be over, but there are ways to keep the good feelings and fun times rolling—and to weather the inevitable storms without totally sinking. We talked to relationship experts who have tons of experience …

How To Flex Your Mind, and Become an Idea Machine | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Thinking hurts. A session of difficult, mind crunching thought is more strenuous than a tough weight lifting session at the gym. You literally can …

Why You Should Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone Right Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve probably been told to start thinking outside of the box at some point in your life. You’ve also likely been encouraged to get outside of your …

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The Best Sleep Posture for You

Sleeping well is essential for your health—and the trick is getting into the ideal position<p>Most women have trouble scoring between the sheets—scoring ample shut-eye, that is. Nearly 80 percent have problems sleeping at least a few times a month, and 23 percent have issues almost every night, …

Anne Lamott discusses grief and forgiveness in Small Victories

Anne Lamott has become known for her ability to write about such diverse topics as becoming a single mother after recovering from addiction, her son …

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both …

10 Spirituality Books That You Must Have On Your Shelf

There is a direct link between spirituality and health. According to medical studies spiritual people have less chance of getting addicted to …

Spirituality

"Fear Is a Little Man": How Spirituals and Protest Songs Vanquish Fear

Is it getting harder or easier to frighten you these days? What was once scary at Halloween - ghosts, zombies, vampires, spiders - doesn't really scare us anymore. OK, maybe the spiders.<p>A little bit.<p>What's really scary is Life. Ebola. Mass shootings in schools. Racial unrest. Russian aggression in …

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10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

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4 Short Yet Powerful Quotes from Abraham Lincoln to Help You Grow | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In today’s busy world, how do you find time to step back from your daily routine and think about where you’re actually going?<p>One great way is to tap …

The Difference Between Passion and Purpose (And Why You Need Both)

You’ve heard the saying before: “Follow your passion.”<p>Following your passion is big. Passion is what really gets you going. Passion is what fuels you.<p>…

15 Happiness Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Life is what you make of it – so why not make yours happy? In the face of challenge, defeat, disappointment, discouragement, tragedy, and failure, it …

8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is finding your passion proving impossible?<p>Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results?<p>You’re not alone.<p>But here’s the good news: …

6 Simple Alterations to Become More Present | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you think about the day ahead, the deadlines, projects, meetings; while driving? Do you worry and stress over an email you sent days ago that …

How Not To Die Full Of Regrets | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you ask anyone what they want in life, chances are they will tell you one of the following things:<p>More money<br>• Peace/happiness<br>• Better physical and …

How To Change Your Life With Mini Habits | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”<p>~ Sun Tzu<p>Imagine you’re at a New …

7 Positive Ways to Be More in Touch with Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A lot of emphasis is put on the relationships we build with other people, but the only way to do that is to start a good relationship with …

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