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If You Want to Have a Divorce-Proof Marriage, Do THESE 7 Things

All marriages begin with great happiness, joy, and hope. When we say <i>"I do,"</i> we expect that our relationship will last forever. No one goes into a marriage thinking, <i>"We'll be in love for a while, then break up and start all over again with someone else."</i><p>But that’s the reality for most of us. …

Relationships

Screw Roughing It, I’ll Have Another Bourbon: How Glamping Trumps Camping In Every Way

Almost as soon as the captain announces that we’ve begun our initial descent into Missoula, the light goes brown outside the windows and the cabin of our small commuter plane starts to smell vaguely like a campfire. At the beginning of the flight, the pilot had said something about the wildfires in …

San Joaquin Valley

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HAPPINESS

<b>by Dr. Susan Biali</b><p>Positive psychology researchers, worldwide, have been working on uncovering what aspects of life or actions result in true, lasting …

This Is How The Schedules Of Successful People Look Like

Do you want to be more successful? Many successful entrepreneurs share similar ideals and routines which play an intrinsic part in their success.<p>Here …

Time Management

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Self-help

Why I Refer to My Children as Little Assholes

I’m going to start by saying that I adore my children.<p>I’m not going to pretend to be a perfect parent, or well-adjusted, or even right, when I write this. However, there’s been recent backlash against parents who have potty mouths, with various bloggers talking about how horrible we are to refer to …

Parenting

The Key to Intimacy for Any Relationship

Source: Kamil Macniak/Shutterstock<p>We all want to feel a part of the fabric of life. We want love and intimacy rather than the grinding pain of …

Mindfulness

The Forgotten Piece of Weight-Lifting Advice That Will Make You Stronger

Fitness expert Dan John reveals why adding more reps—not weight—can help you build more strength, power, and muscle<p>I started lifting weights in 1965. Since then, I've been lucky enough to train at some of the best facilities imaginable. But one surprising place I always make the greatest progress: …

14 Powerful Motivational Quotes You Have Never Heard (but Should)

A very different collection of inspirational quotes, plus the reasons why they can actually make a difference in your life.<p>I once despised motivational quotes, probably because my wrestling coach liked to say, "If you're not puking or passing out, then you're not trying hard enough."<p>(Feel free to …

Motivation

Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available

I’m talking about magnesium.<p>It is an antidote to stress, the most powerful relaxation mineral available, and it can help improve your sleep [1].<p>I …

Wellness

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5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Malcolm Gladwell

5 Secrets of Powerful Speakers

When you've got this skill, it's a powerful thing: You can persuade listeners to change their point of view, accept a challenge, or stay the course. Here's how the best speakers do it.<p>Here are five principles that seem to guide the great speakers I've seen recently, whether they're talking about a …

Public Speaking

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader

You know that mindfulness can improve your health. Turns out it can also make you a better manager.<p>Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles …

Mindfulness

10 Proven Ways to Raise Smarter, Happier Children

<i>Children have never been perfect at listening to their parents, but they have never failed to imitate them.</i><p>When you ask parents what they want for …

What nobody told me about small farming: I can’t make a living

People say we’re “rich in other ways,” but that doesn’t fix the ugly fact that most farms are unsustainable<p>On the radio this morning I heard a story about the growing number of young people choosing to become farmers. The farmers in the story sounded a lot like me — in their late 20s to mid-30s, …

The 3 Reasons Why Boot Camps Wreck Your Body!

In 20 years of being a personal trainer, every boot camp I have ever seen made me cringe!<p>The Fact of the matter is that I have never seen a fitness …

Rum Is Back—But Put The Coke Down

Rum is the most versatile spirit in the world, able to stand against even the finest cognacs and whiskeys. How do you spot a good one, and how should …

Whiskey

10 Tips for Leadership When You're Not the Boss

You don't have to wait until you're the boss to act like a leader.<p>When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck in individual contributor roles? No one reports to you, and you're not even a …

Leadership

Winemaking - Ridge Vineyards

<b>Pre-Industrial Winemaking at Ridge</b><br>There is a lot of talk in the wine world these days about “natural” winemaking, a term which seems to mean …

Wine & Spirits

Become More Positive With These 5 Tips

History has shown that those with an optimistic outlook on life are the ones who usually find the most success.<p>For me, changing my negative mental attitude to a positive one resulted in a completely different lifestyle, both personally and professionally. When I changed my mindset and increased my …

Whisky Galore!, review

This beloved British film is a first-rate nostalgia trip<p><b>Whisky Galore! (1949) is an Ealing Comedy directed by Alexander Mackendrick and produced by Michael Balcon, adapted from a novel by Compton MacKenzie. It stars Basil Radford, Bruce Seton, Joan Greenwood and Gordon Jackson. Running time: 82</b> …

If vodka is just ethanol, is it essentially all the same from brand to brand?

<b>The question</b><p>About 30-odd years ago there was an editorial in The Wall Street Journal that said, simply, vodka is ethanol and therefore essentially the same from brand to brand, and that consumers should buy strictly on price. I knew that intuitively since I have taken just about every type of …

Alcohol

Mythbusting 101: Organic Farming > Conventional Agriculture

<i>People believe a lot of things that we have little to no evidence for, like that vikings wore horned helmets or that you can see the Great Wall of</i> …

Agriculture

Peat: The Great Smoky Divide

photo by Irenicrhonda<p>A version of this article originally appeared on Distiller last month.<p>Whisky enthusiasts agree on many things, but they love to …

Scotch Whisky