Lori A Baker Bradburn

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5 Ways To Make Bad Weather Less Yuck

Weather

A simple but sweet chair makeover ends up sparking a career change for this fan of bringing old furniture back to life --> http://apttherapy.com/1iKXV3S

Serve up a street-food inspired meal at home with Krista Simmons' recipes

As part of our Fresh Cooks Live: TODAY's Spring Cookalong series, Krista Simmons, travel writer and food editor for LAist.com showed us how to take our taste buds around the world without leaving the house.<p>"I was definitely a different kind of kid," Krista told TODAY.com. "Instead of watching …

The more you know! Here's the difference between tofu varieties: http://thekitc.hn/1gzBWO6

Fight Back Against Anxiety: 4 Steps to a More Peaceful Life

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko</b><p>For five long years during my mid-twenties I was a …

Mindfulness

Stop Worrying: 7 Effective Strategies for Dealing With Anxiety | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all spend too much time worrying about things that will never materialize. And this worry only makes our lives unnecessarily complicated and …

Martha Beck: 5 Things to Cross Off Your Bucket List Today

They say it's never too late. But of course it is—for all the things that waste your time, drain your energy and make you feel anything less than …

Positive Thinking

The anxiety of unplugging and why we should disconnect to connect

Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of The Big Disconnect, studies why it's so hard for us to disregard the digital disruptions …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

The Top 10 Ways To Stop Your Personal Insanity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever feel like you’re in over your head and at any moment you’re going to burst? You’re not alone. As humans, we overthink, overanalyze and …

How to Handle Anxiety in a Moment's Notice (Without Doughnuts)

<i>Photo Credit: Patternity: Sesame Seed Topping | Broma Bakery</i><p>When you feel overwhelmed emotionally, mentally or even energetically, don't fret. Know that it is all energy and can easily be dissipated.<p>The thing about energy is it can not be created or destroyed; it can be changed. Overwhelm is an …

7 Tips to Boost Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our …

Why True Self-Love Is Your Most Important Mission And How It Will Change Your Life Forever

Why is self-love so important? And anyway, is it really that important? Well, let’s see… but first, we should take a closer look and try to …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

Exercise

The Ultimate Boot-Camp Workout

Get toned fast—military-style<p>Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed! <b>Week …

Workouts

The neuroscience of how exercise makes you happy [infographic]

Thanks to HealthCentral for this lovely infographic.<p><i>Related</i><p>← Addiction and the brain: how the immune system takes over<p>Neuroscience, food and mental …

Neuroscience

How to Lose Weight with Running

Will running actually help you achieve your weight-loss goals, and how much running do you need? Here are some answers to common beginner questions …

Friday Q & A: How can reiki and meditation relieve anxiety an…

<b>Friday Q & A: How can reiki and meditation relieve anxiety and stress?</b> Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, anxiety relief, relaxation and it also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" (qi) flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick, feel stress, or feel anxious and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.<p>A Reiki practitioner acts as a …

Friday Q & A: Should I use music during meditation? Using mus…

<b>Friday Q & A: Should I use music during meditation?</b> Using music during meditation for stress and anxiety is a personal choice. I personally find that using music during meditation can be very soothing and calming. It can even help to focus me at times. There are times, however, that I choose to meditate without music. Sometimes, I feel that the music is a distraction. It really depends on my level of consciousness at the time I go to meditate.<p>The type of music that I use is also different …

Sunny Side Up: The Orange Lipstick Review

Okay, so it’s officially spring. But after a long winter, not to mention the lingering chilly weather, we could all use a little pick-me-up. The …

The Hottest Makeup Trends For Fall 2014

From hints of metallic to splashes of electric hues and nothing but radiant skin, you'll want to wear every one of the season's must-have makeup trends.<p>From hints of metallic to splashes of electric hues and nothing but radiant skin, you'll want to wear every one of the season's must-have makeup …

Donna Karan

A makeup artist weighs in on how you should actually apply bronzer: http://into.gl/O0364Q

Totally Worth It

Finally! Early this morning L'Oreal revealed that it's latest spokesperson would be none other than the amazingly talented Zoe Saldana. (We've known …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Waxing

Faux Barn Wood Painting Tutorial

Okay folks, are you ready for the Faux Barn Wood Painting tutorial!?...<p>I ask if you're ready, because there are about a trillion photos. <i>ha!</i> Even …

Bloody, swollen and distorted due to placement... But hummingbirds from today. Tough one n may need another pass, as she was peeling after coming off holiday a fortnight ago :) happy so far tho xxx

Crazy one hit session on mic today, 6 hrs on the chest! @third_eye_tattoo with @fusion_ink washes