Lindsay Kulzer

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How To Be Happy And Healthy By Spending More Time In Nature

Just like everyone else out there, I'm always looking for ways to optimize. Optimize my work, my pleasure, my health. There's a ton of advice out there about how to be more productive at work, how a new gadget will save you time around the house, or how to get a promotion.<p>But there's less out there …

Homemade Limoncello: A Step by Step Guide

I'm normally a parenting writer/blogger but since every parent needs a good drink, from time to time, I've taken up DIY limoncello. I get asked for my recipe all the time - so here it is.<p><b>What is limoncello?</b><p>Limoncello is an Italian lemon liquor, produced mainly in Southern Italy (but now made and …

The best science books of 2014: Biology

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular biological sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the biology buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Continuing on with the theme I started recently, I am naming some of the …

30 Images Of Life Under A Microscope

Part of the front foot of a giant diving beetle at 100x magnification.<br>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>1 of 30<p>Some of the world's most stunning beauties can't be …

DNA, Dunkin' and Dingbats

In the heady days of the genomic dawn -- not all that long ago, really -- we dreamed of dominating our DNA. Our hopes -- born in retrospect of characteristic Homo sapien hubris -- ran to wrestling with wayward ribonucleic acids; tinkering with our telomeres; and in all ways that matter, getting …

Dogs

7 Simple Secrets to an Amazing Relationship

Of all the relationships we experience, love relationships are perhaps the most complex. They are strenuous in that they take a real toll on our emotional wellness. They are lifelong in that one romantic chapter can cause an impression for the rest of our years. A ruptured friendship may leave us …

How To Be The Most Positive Person In The Room

No one wants to be -- or be around -- a Negative Nancy. Positive people encourage others to be happier and more comfortable with themselves because their energy is contagious. And with all the adversity we face in our lives, it's no wonder that kind of outlook is appealing.<p>Studies show optimism …

Happiness

7 Practices of People Who Experience a Fulfilled Life

A fulfilled life has a combination of meaning, love, security, productivity and happiness; it is not only a good life but a pleasant and a meaningful one. Based on my experience both as a psychology practitioner and a researcher, people who have their basic needs like food and shelter met and …

9 Reasons To Take A Vacation ASAP, According To Science

It's a fact now that most American workers aren't taking any vacations. Last week we reported that about 40 percent of Americans don't plan on using all of their paid time off this year. And you're probably one of them. You hoard up your precious vacation days and keep saying you'll use them, but …

The Workplace

7 Habits Of Considerate People

<i>"Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree." - Marian Wright Edelman</i><p>Edelman, a renowned American activist, not only dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of disadvantaged children, but also served as a strong advocate …

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

11 Healthier Ways to Do Brunch

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5 Ways to Reclaim Your Inner Spark

<b>"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." --</b> Albert Schweitzer<p>We all have a spark inside us.<p>This inner spark can give us much.<p>An ability …

The Time Is Now

The time is now -- it seems a simple enough phrase. All too often, I hear people living in the past or in the future. So much of our lives are uncertain. We're born with the power to manifest greatness, yet somewhere along the way, we get sidetracked. Why do some people succeed, while others …

Happiness

7 Reasons Why Spending Time in Nature Does Wonders for the Soul

As far back as I can remember, I always loved spending time outdoors. When I was a child, my grandmother used to take me for little "nature walks," where I would collect interesting things, like acorns and leaves, in a little pail I brought with me. During my school days, I frequently did my …

8 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

As a psychotherapist over the past 15 years I've seen countless patients from all walks of life. I've worked with patients ranging in age from teenage to elderly. I've seen students, blue-collar workers, professionals, entertainers, billionaires, and some of the brightest and most talented business …

Finding Your Purpose in Life

I believe that everyone's end goal in life is the same  --  "<b>to find happiness</b>" or "<b>to be happy</b>."<p>In order to feel more fulfilled and find the path to sustainable happiness, we follow our passions and purpose. But what is your purpose in life? I believe this is the question we ask over and over …

9 Simple Things You Can Do to Be a Happier, Healthier Person

As a health editor, I spend the majority of my day poring over content related to, well, health. At HuffPost, we're lucky to talk to experts on a daily basis about how to live our best lives, both mentally and physically. Over time, you start to pick up on some things. Themes begin to emerge loudly …

It's Your Life You Get to Choose: 7 Tools to Help You Get What You Want

Waiting for something or someone to give you what you want in your life is abdication of your free will and choice. Yet we've all had occasions when we thought: "If only I had __X___ then I'll be _____," fill in the blank with one or more of the following: happy, rich, famous, good-looking, …

A Four-Step Path to Deliberate Living

At the beginning of <i>Walden</i>, Thoreau states that he went into the woods to live deliberately. He wanted to sculpt his life and mind purposefully in a space beyond the influence of his fellow men. People like Thoreau who see themselves as in control of their lives tend to experience greater success in …

7 Genius Ways to Use Quinoa You Never Would've Thought Of

Make sure to buy a big box on your next supermarket run.<p>Quinoa salads are great, sure—but they're just the beginning of the amazing things you can do with this versatile ingredient. From burger-like patties to chocolatey truffles, it's time to add to your arsenal of quinoa recipes, thanks to these …

10 Motivating Quotes to Pursue What You Want... Now

There is no time like the present as they say. I have mixed feelings as we approach July 4th weekend. It is a positive time for relaxing and reflection. It also marks halfway through the year. I can't help but consider this time pivotal and mark my 2014 progress against my January intentions. Am I, …

5 Meditation Alternatives That Won't Put You to Sleep

Look, I'm a fan of meditation. I've been a true believer in its healing powers for a long time, well before all the scientific evidence finally showed meditation does indeed reduce blood pressure, increase immunity, provide emotional balance, lower stress levels, and the list goes on.<p>Meditation …

8 Simple Ways To Tap Into Your Inner Child

Remember when you were a child and everything around you was novel and beautiful, and filled you with a sense of awe? Unfortunately, the demands of our lives -- work, relationships, money, health concerns -- cause all of us to gradually lose that sense of wonder. But that's not to say it's lost …

The 42 Healthiest Portable Snacks

Fight fruit fatigue with creative new ways to refuel on the go. (No fridge required!)<p><i>By Tara Fuller for Greatist</i><p>It can be tough to make healthy choices between meals—especially if you're out and about when hunger strikes. But despite the convenience of pre-packaged goodies like chips, many are …

6 Desserts You Can Grill

Because why should burgers and hot dogs have all the fun?<p>When the weather warms up, there’s nothing like firing up the grill and cooking a burger—it just <i>tastes</i> like summer. But you don’t have to stop there. Everything from your sides to your dessert can benefit from a little fire power. Just check …

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

Healthy Eating

How Random Acts of Kindness Change Reality

Have you ever stopped to think about what random acts of kindness really do? I mean,sure, they make you feel pretty good about yourself and make somebody else feel pretty good, too, but have you ever considered their impact on an <i>energetic</i> level? It might surprise you to learn that the small gesture …

10 Ideas for a Simple, Healthy Summer

Don't you just love the beginning of summer? There's something so exciting about the time of year that marks the end of the school year, longer days, and an opportunity to delight in the simple things. It's the season for picnics by the lake, the smell of sunscreen, and fresh tomatoes from the …

Self-Love: 10 Keys

Healthy self-love is the balance between low self-esteem (a lack of self-love) and grandiosity (inflated, false self-love that is actually an overcompensation for a lack of true self-love).<p>The following are key strategies that are critical in practicing self-love:<p><b>1) Consciously choose to be your</b> …