Morgan Frances

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Neuroscience: Become Immune to Stress | Inc.com

Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences stress at work.<p>According to a recent article in the <i>New York Times</i>, exercising causes …

Neuroscience

What to Eat Before and After Every Kind of Workout

You'll be amazed at the difference it makes.<p>While eating clean, balanced meals is a great way to supplement any exercise regime, when you think about it, it doesn't really make sense to fuel up for yoga the same way you would for a long run. Curious as to what kind of foods <i>do</i> make sense to eat …

Meditation For Beginners: 20 Tips To Help Quiet The Mind

Whether you are looking for more peace or less stress in your life, meditation could be exactly what you need. For beginners, or people who are just …

40 Quotes That Will Quiet Your Mind - The Open Mind

Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. So pay close attention to the thoughts you choose. They have a way of becoming …

Why living in the moment is impossible: Decision-making memories stored in mysterious brain area known to be involved with vision

The sought-after equanimity of "living in the moment" may be impossible, according to neuroscientists who've pinpointed a brain area responsible for …

Never Mess Up a Pie Crust Again

Never mess up pie dough again.<p><i>We all make cooking mistakes. Which is why digital food editor Dawn Perry is here to help. Welcome to Effed It Up</i>.<p>Recently we asked on Facebook, "Hey, what have you effed up in the kitchen lately?" The good news is you're all messing up the same stuff: rice, eggs of …

Baking

12 things that can happen to your body when you consume too much sugar

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If you're looking to make a significant, healthy improvement to your diet, cutting out sugary drinks would be one of my top …

These foods will make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> You don't need another degree to boost your brainpower at work. According to one author and neurologist, if you want to work smarter, you have to eat smarter.<p>"The answer to a sharp brain is in the gut," says Dr. David Perlmutter, whose latest book, "Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes To …

Wellness

Mind Your Own Business

At about the beginning of this decade, mass-market mindfulness rolled out of the Bay Area like a brand new app. Very much like an app, in fact, or a …

Dentists Love to Hate These Ancient German Spice Cookies

What do cookies and cathedrals have in common? In Aachen, Germany, both are protected pieces of European heritage.<p>Aachen is a mid-sized metropolis in the westernmost prong of Germany best known as the seat of Charlemagne’s empire and the site of a UNESCO heritage cathedral that has witnessed the …

Dessert

Drinking Chocolate in Bayonne

The last thing I expected to discover in <b>Bayonne</b>, the scrappy Basque town in southwestern France known for its salt-dried ham, was the most luscious hot chocolate to ever cross my lips, a velvety concoction coiffed with a dome of froth and sipped from a delicate, rose-bedecked porcelain cup in a …

France

Avocado with Roasted Asparagus on Multigrain Toast

It’s been a tough few weeks since my last post, friends. As many of you know, Claire, our best feline friend of 18 years passed away April 12. We’re …

Breakfast

Soft and Sweet: The Lilac Lipstick Review

Spring is in the air and everything’s coming up lilacs. A softer, sweeter version of passionate purple, lilac—especially on lips—is surprisingly …

DIY Natural Rose Perfume

Ever had so many suitors that you literally have bouquets of roses all over your house, taking up all your table space? UGH, right? What are you even …

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …

Spiced Fava Bean Soup with Rice and Tomato

6 Servings<p>Preparing this soup on the weekend means lunch is ready to grab and go on your way out the door Monday morning.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 medium onions, peeled, quartered<p>4 garlic cloves<p>½ cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 teaspoons ground cumin<p>½ teaspoon ground …

Food

Strawberry-Rhubarb Salad with Mint and Hazelnuts

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Strawberries and rhubarb are a power duo in pie; here raw rhubarb plays a tart counter to sweet strawberries.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts<p>2 rhubarb stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 tablespoon Cointreau or …

Rhubarb