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5 Superfoods to Eat This Spring

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, authors of The Art of Eating Well, share their favorite superfoods and a nutrient-rich recipe to serve this spring.<p><b>1) Watercress:</b> Bursting with vital nutrients, minerals and antioxidants , it's excellent for combatting late nights as well as helping you recover post-gym …

Higher Perspective

Feelings are incredibly subjective. What one person experiences is different than what others go through. While we have no real way to quantify our …

Self-help

General Tso's Tofu

Food & Dining

6 Easy Hacks for the Best Homemade Fries

Homemade fries are worth the effort. Make 'em even better with these DIY fry hacks.<p>If it's comfort food you're after, there's nothing quite like a pile of hot, fresh, salty French fries. It also happens to be just the sort of cooking project we love: Easier than it looks, and more satisfying than …

Cooking

Why women leave men they love - What every man needs to know

As a marriage counsellor working with men and women in relationship crisis, I help clients navigate numerous marriage counselling issues. While many …

Mentoring

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …

Books

Your Ultimate Guide To No-Bake Energy Bites & Bars

<i>(For quick, healthy recipes & insider nutrition tips, sign up for my newsletter & follow me on Twitter!)</i><p>Trying to eat healthier in the new year? Looking to liven up your child's school lunch box? Need energy for a workout? If you want to eat something healthy and homemade, but have little time to …

Dessert

Thirteen exciting books they’ll talk about at Jaipur Literature Festival

The line-up is always stellar, but here are some of the authors to watch out for.<p><b>Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates</b> by Neil Rennie shows …

The Wisdom of No Escape: Pema Chödrön on Gentleness, the Art of Letting Go, and How to Befriend Your Inner Life

“Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.”<p><b>Pema Chödrön</b> (b. July 14, 1936) — a generous senior teacher in the Buddhist contemplative tradition of Shambhala, ordained Buddhist nun, and prolific author — is one of …

Meditation

Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

Dessert

25 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy

1. For fruit-ophiles.<p>Photos by Grace Hitchcock for PopSugar / Via popsugar.com<p>Some diets require precision. Yes, even fruit portions.<p>2. For 5-minute …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape in 2015

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to.<p><i>-- Alex Creange, Oyster.com</i><p><b>Strawberry Hill, Jamaica</b><p>Nestled among the steep, winding hills of Jamaica's Blue Mountain, this former coffee plantation might just be the …

Central America

How To Make Jamie Oliver's Vegan Christmas Feast

Mouthwatering vegan Christmas recipes, exclusively curated by Jamie Oliver for BuzzFeed Life.

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

Makeup

Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

<i>(This recipe originally appeared on elizabethrider.com)</i><p>Baby, it's cold outside! Stay warm and healthy with this equally delicious and satisfying soup.<p>One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods into familiar favorites. Using new …

Quinoa

Stop self-sabotaging your relationships: New book claims that we ALL fear abandonment and reveals what we can do to conquer it

Childhood trauma, bad break-ups and ‘negative core beliefs’ could be the reason you’re unlucky in love, according to a new book written by clinical …

Why women shouldn’t settle in love

MANILA, Philippines – In our search to find our own happily ever after, we find ourselves rushing to fall in love. Maybe it’s because we are …

Want To Find Your Dharma? Ask Yourself These 7 Questions

The Buddhist concept of Dharma has a central philosophy that all is whole and complete as it is. There is no accident in the entire universe. Even …

Nothing Is Permanent: Letting Go of Attachment to People

<b>“Impermanence is not something to be afraid of. It’s the evolution, a never-ending horizon.” ~Deepak Chopra</b><p>I have been reading a lot lately on …

Positive Thinking

How To Make Homemade Tofu, Because Yes, You Can

Tofu is one of those foods that seems daunting to make at home, but is actually easier than you might expect and well worth the effort. People have been making tofu for thousands of years. It originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. The fact that soy bean curd, of all appealing-sounding …

The Makings of Mi Quang, Central Vietnam's Must-Eat Noodle Dish

A whirlwind tour of Da Nang's incredible Vietnamese street food left me with all sorts of cravings, but one dish wouldn't get out of my head: <i>mi quang</i>. Part soup, part salad, it's rich with chicken broth and rice noodles, freshened up with crunchy vegetables, and topped with everything from chicken …

Cindy Crawford on Beauty, Fitness and Eating Healthy

The supermodel and businesswoman dishes on her favorite products, the smoothie recipe she's obsessed with and how she feels about her daughter getting into modeling.<p>What are your earliest beauty memories?<p>Well, my mother was 16 when she got married and she tells the story about the very first time …

Waldorf Salad

Peanut Noodles

How to Build a Veggie Grain Bowl

It's back-to-school season! Looking for meals you can toss together with your eyes closed? I hear you. Even though I don't have any little mouths to …

Momo Dumplings

I'm in France right now, for a relatively quick trip. Or, another way to think of it, a quick trip flanked by two long flights. I took it as an …