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Chef-Approved Vegan Sauces That Add Tons of Flavor to Your Meals

If the new year has you motivated to eat more plant-based foods, we're with you. We drowned ourselves in hot chocolate (and of course we said yes to …

Brew these teas ASAP to help you combat adrenal fatigue

If your days are starting to blend together, your to-do list seems to multiply by the hour, and you find yourself ready for an afternoon nap by 11 …

3 Healthy Overnight Oats Jar Recipes You Will Find Delicious

Overnight oats jars are all the rage right now. It is probably because they are easy, healthy, and waiting in the refrigerator anytime you are ready! …

Recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies<p>Makes 18 cookies<p>1/2 cup creamy peanut butter<p>1 small, very ripe banana, mashed (about 1/3 cup) <br>1/3 cup maple …

12 Healthy Cinnamon Recipes to Boost Metabolism in the Most Delicious of Ways

We love that spicy-sweet cinnamon is good for you — it's a metabolism booster, immune system supporter, cancer fighter, and blood sugar regulator! It's also loaded in vitamins and minerals, and can help fend off heart disease.<p>We know adding cinnamon to recipes isn't too challenging; after all, it's …

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Day 21: Kindness creates confidence, profundity & love ~ Lao Tzu

Day 21: Kindness creates confidence, profundity & love. (~ Lao Tzu)<p>Music from <i>Journey through the Matrix</i> by Harry Massey & David Gibson<p><b>Go forth with</b> …

10 fruits and vegetables you should be eating more of this summer

Plus, being outdoors more often increases your risk of dehydration and can aggravate skin sensitivities — so it is even more important to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, which provide some critical nutrients that your body needs during this season.<p>Here are 10 delicious, healthy fruits and …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

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Turmeric latte: how to make the hugely popular coffee alternative that’s good for you

Google’s Food Trends report recently named turmeric as the ‘breakout star’ ingredient of 2016, with internet searches for the yellow spice rising 56 per cent from since last November, and a whopping 300% over the last five years.<p>Pedro Pina, Global Client Partner for Top Food Brands at Google, says: …

A Refreshing Smoothie Packed With Protein To Fuel Your Summer

Protein smoothies are recommended for post-workout recovery and muscle recovery; they help curb appetite and serve as a perfect nutrient-dense …

7 Plant-Based Complete Proteins You Should Be Eating

Photo: Shutterstock.<p><b>What does the term “complete protein” even mean?</b> Well, it refers to a food that contains an adequate proportion of the 9 amino …

A Basic Meditation to Strengthen Neural Connections

We are all born with a specific set of physical parameters, but if we eat right, take care of ourselves, and work out, we can build muscle, …

Is Your Mind Wandering?

<b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is …

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

The 15-Minute Workout That’ll Leave You Chill AF

Better energy is just a few poses away.<p>Still looking for your second wind after your third cup of coffee? Girl, namaste. Sounds counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to get amped is to slow things down. Way down. <i>(Tone up, beat stress, and feel great with Rodale's new With Yoga DVD.)</i><p>"One bout …

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

7 Steps to Overcoming the Overactive Mind

Our over active mind seems as if it is our normal state-of-being. It isn't. It is learned, re-enforced, and rewarded from early age onward. It's a mental habit. We cannot imagine getting through daily life and work without ceaseless mind talk - without creating lists and crossing things off, …

8 Ways You're Losing Your Coffee's Health Benefits

Get the Most from Your Beans<p>AARON TILLEY/GETTY IMAGES<p>Yes, coffee is kind of magical—a slew of research links it to everything from a reduced risk of dementia to revving your metabolism. And then, of course, there's the essential energy boost it provides when we need it most (like, every single …

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How to Trick Your Brain Into Conquering Fear, According to This Top Harvard Professor

Fear can sideline a person's dream of professional success. Tweak your body language and boost your authentic presence to feel more confident.<p>Social psychologist, Harvard Professor, author and public speaker Amy Cuddy delivered a phenomenally popular TED Talk in 2012, sharing how clear, nonverbal …

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High-Fiber Coconut Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

Delicious breakfast alert! Who out there LOVES muffins, particularly blueberry muffins?? I'm a sucker for a fluffy sweet-yet-tart blueberry muffin …

Do These 3 Abs Exercises For A Stronger Core

Abs-olutely a great way to get fitter in less than a half hour a day.<p>The important thing, Matheny says, is to complete each day's reps with proper form and control. You're not trying to blow through them as quickly as possible; you're trying to maintain stability and form with every single rep. …

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

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20 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

Yes, for real.<p>First thing's first: No, you can't get ripped overnight (no matter what that Instagram ad says.) But even though muscles aren't built in a day, that doesn’t mean a solid workout can't give you instant definition. See, by performing certain moves—think, three to five sets of eight to …

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

19 Cauliflower Recipes to Hack Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Cauliflower is *definitely* making a comeback as your go-to powerhouse veggie. Remember when Cauliflower rice recipes were all the rage? Before that, everyone went <i>crazy</i> for the ever-popular cauliflower pizza. Now that everyone knows the veggie is the chameleon of the vegetable world, healthy …

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50 Inspirational Motivational Quotes to Boost Your Confidence and Self-Belief

Plenty of quotes to help you feel more confident--and courageous--when times get tough.<p>Some people don't need motivational quotes. Some people don't need inspirational quotes. Some people seem to naturally believe in themselves. (Here's how you can tell if someone is genuinely confident.)<p>It's like …

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