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The 5 Major Mind Traps that Hinder Happiness

These voices keep us stuck in the depression loop. One of the keys to cultivating an antidepressant brain is realizing you are not these thoughts or …

Mindfulness

15 ways to stay focused all day, according to scientists

We've all had days where we can't seem to focus, asking that question too many times to count. For some of us, those days are more common than we'd like.<p>Whether it's fatigue, distractions, lack of motivation, or something else entirely, our inability to focus digs a hole in our productivity and, …

Time Management

Your Mental Health is More Important Than Your Grades

Pursuing your degree? Feeling the pressure? It's that time in the term, when the heat is turned up-between deadlines, exams and everything <i>in between</i>. If you are a student of today, you likely have a lot going on in the <i>between</i>. Ideas about "traditional" and "non-traditional" students have flipped, …

Mental Health

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Comedy

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

Psychology

By Heart - The Atlantic

The memoirist Terese Marie Mailhot on how Maggie Nelson’s <i>Bluets</i> taught her to explode the parameters of what a book is supposed to be<p>Joe Fassler<br>• Feb 14, 2018<p>The author Martin Puchner on the way advances in paper production helped pave the way for <i>The Tale of Genji</i><p>Joe Fassler<br>• Jan 23, 2018<p>The National …

Books

11 Couples Who Haven't Figured Out This Whole Kissing Thing

Listen, not everyone was playing spin the bottle or seven minutes in heaven in junior high, so some of us are a little late to the kissing game.<p>That being said, if you agree that there's a right and wrong way to kiss, these 11 couples are just doing it all wrong. Bless their hearts.

Beards

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

LGBTQI

How Successful People Stay Calm | Inc.com

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we've found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress, which allows …

Emotional Intelligence

Captivating Portraits of Enigmatic Figures Lost in a Magical World

Inspired by the lush natural surroundings of her native Vilnius, Lithuanian photographer Viktorija Raggana captures incredibly emotive portraits filled with enchantment and mystery. Raggana, who calls herself a “photographer-witch,” weaves her spell over enigmatic scenes that seem to belong to the …

Photography

The 3 Exercises That Flatten Your Belly | Men's Health

And if you want more fat-loss moves like these, try the brand-new <b>Men's Health Bodyweight Cardio Burners.</b> Designed by Gaddour, the DVD routine contains workouts that will help you burn roughly 30 percent more calories per minute than running on a treadmill.<p>DIRECTIONS<p>Starting with the dumbbell hot …

Wedding Photographer Re-Imagines Disney Princesses as Stunning Indian Brides

Amrit Grewal, a Vancouver-based wedding photographer, re-imagines Disney princesses as Indian brides in this enchanting photo series. The high-budget photo shoot showcases nine iconic princesses in gorgeous portraits that draw on elements of Indian culture to re-create the looks. For example, …

Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

Exercise 1 Pushup Row<p><i>"This combo hits your entire upper body and core like no other move."</i><p>Start in a plank position with your hands resting on a pair of dumbbells directly under your shoulders and your body forming a straight line from head to heels <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your core tight, bend your elbows to …

The Moving-On Manual: How to Get Over Anything

<i>This article originally appeared on Refinery29.com.</i><p>In a perfect world, all would go just as we wanted — from the outcome of our relationships to our …

Self-help

19 global events worth traveling for in 2015

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

The 10 Best Foods and Drinks for Exercising

You know exercise is key if you want to stay fit. But did you know that what you eat and drink can help you reach your fitness goals faster? By …

Nutrition
Travel

10 Best Island Getaways for 2015

If you were looking for an extra excuse to plan that coveted island getaway, 2015 delivers many motivations to fly off somewhere remote, exotic, and wondrous. Whether you want to be amongst the first to experience newly minted resorts, are in search of a good fun-in the-sun party, or are eager to …

Travel Guides

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

Art

17 Fab Fitness Brands Just for Women

Confession time: One of our favorite parts of going to the gym is picking out the perfect outfit. When it comes to workout clothes, you want clothing that flatters your figure, moves without pinching and makes you feel stylish and pulled together after dragging yourself out of bed. Colorful, comfy …

Clothing

The Most Uplifting Photos of 2014

Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani girls’-rights and education activist, accepts flowers in Birmingham, England, after being na<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Oli …

Malala Yousafzai

5 Powerful Mantras for Absolute Inner Peace -- Now

On the surface, it seems that the present moment is only one of many, many moments. Each day of your life appears to consist of thousands of moments where different things happen. Yet if you look more deeply, is there not only one moment, ever? Is life ever not "this moment"?<p>This one moment -- now …

Meditation

7 Psychology Tricks to Make Your Resolutions Stick

You know the old goal-setting adage: Don’t bite off more than you can chew (especially if your goal is to lose weight). But if that were all it took, …

University of Chicago