Mary Gillard

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges can seem insurmountable, but what separates the successful, or …

7 Hormone-Balancing Foods For Glowing Skin

Our skin is the protection we have against the elements. For those with glowing, smooth and clear skin, it's also a source of pride. For others, …

Wellness

Here's Why Growing Watercress In Your Garden Is the Biggest New Trend

Not only is it delicious, it's really, really good for you...<p>Watercress is used by many to make a lovely, fresh garnish or as an accompaniment in a sandwich, but there's a lot more to it than that, including a number of health benefits. That's why it's the latest trend in outdoor kitchen produce. …

Gardening

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

Can I Spray Epsom Salts Liquid on My Garden Plants? | Home Guides | SF Gate

Garden lore maintains that applying Epsom salt, also called Epsom salts, to roses, tomatoes and peppers produces more flowers, higher yields and greener plants. The National Garden Association explains that the natural mineral, first found in the well water of Epsom, England, has been successfully …

The Civil War Convulsion

The Scorpion’s Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War<p>by James Oakes<p>Norton, 207 pp., $23.95<p>The Civil War: Told by Those Who Lived It<p>edited …

10 Natural Remedies for Everyday Ailments

Think about it: People have successfully been treating minor ailments like cuts, sniffles and dry skin since the beginning of time, right? So it …

2015 Garden Trends

What’s Hot: Gardening Trends for 2015<p>Top gardening professionals share the trends in gardening for 2015, including edible gardens, Cor-Ten steel, and …

Compost, Worm and Weed Teas

If you are a gardener who tries to reduce your impacts on the natural environment, you will be using methods which avoid manufactured fertilisers, …

Gardening

Turmeric Care – How To Grow Turmeric In The Home Or Garden

By Amy Grant<p><i>Curcuma longa</i> is a sterile triploid organism that has evolved through natural selection and propagation. A relative of ginger and sharing …

Alternative Medicine

Ginger Grapefruit Rosemary Tonic

<i>This post comes from our contributor Jill of a Better Happier St. Sebastian!</i><p><b>Ginger Grapefruit Rosemary Tonic</b><p><i>makes 1 drink</i><p>1 large grapefruit<p>1 piece of …

Growing and Harvesting Green Garlic

I’ve often thought green garlic was a culinary secret that only gardeners appreciated. Green garlic (also called spring garlic or baby garlic) is …

DIY Herbal Teas (The Giant Tutorial)

I’m a Seattle-girl to the core, so I’m not giving up my coffee any time soon.<p>But I also have a big, soft place in my heart for a steaming mug of …

Tea

Canada's War on Science Brings Us International Shame

A push to prioritize economic gains over basic research is endangering science and academic freedom in countries around the world, according to a new …

Evangeline Lilly

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

The 5 Fish That Are Most Contaminated—And 5 You Should Eat Instead

Having sushi tonight? Before you order, read our guide

Why Are Americans Butchering the English Language?

As former colonies of England, after independence the United States of America retained the English language with its standard grammar rules.<p>What's happened?<p>Expat Americans along with English speaking foreign tourists are returning from traveling in the USA with horror stories about conversations …

William Shakespeare

He’s 26 with $32,000 in savings. Here’s how he did it

Meet a guy who's addicted to saving.<p>He's a 26-year-old Ottawa resident by the name of Rob Nettleton and he's an example not just to his fellow members of Generation Y, but to anyone who wants to save money but can't figure out how. Even if you're not as disciplined as he is, you can still learn …

Looking back on the many lives of Robin Williams

Jaime Weinman examines the comedian and actor’s incredible career and personal history<p>Chapter I: The Rising Star<p>The world of Los Angeles comedy clubs …

‘Gluten-free’ doesn’t mean it’s healthier

If you've given up gluten, you could be doing your diet – and your body – a disservice. Depending on which gluten-free foods you swap for wheat, it's possible you're missing out on fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.<p>A gluten-free diet is a necessity for people with celiac disease, an …

Gluten

Why I Don't Drink Alcohol & How To Cut Back On Booze Without Being A Hermit

Do you find at the end of a stressful day the first thing that you want to do is reach for a cold beer in the fridge or pop open that bottle of wine …

Alcohol

27 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Eckhart Tolle

By: Luminita, PurposeFairy<p>I love Eckhart Tolle. I remember reading his book,<b>The Power of Now</b> in 2010 and from that moment on, whenever I feel that my …

3 Herbal Recipes for Beautiful Hair

Herbs have long been held in high esteem for natural hair care. Throughout history, herbs and other botanicals have been used in all kinds of …

Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A simple pantry staple gets even simpler.</i><p>We didn't need pasta to get any simpler. But here it is: asking even less of our attention, patience, and time; dropping steps; and getting</i> …

Recipes

Jamaica's rare wildlife – in pictures

The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. Its fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost for ever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port. Photographs by Robin Moore

A Lion in Winter

<b>Below is my new Huffington Post piece on the retirement of Romeo Dallaire and its implications for Canadian politics and the world. You can go</b> …

9 Famous Geniuses Who Were Also Huge Coffee Addicts

You can't even make it out of the house without a double cappuccino, and you can't survive that two o'clock meeting without your trusty espresso shot. Oh, and sure, you've read the conflicting evidence about the health benefits of your coffee consumption, and the possible health risks of …