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Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever, Ditch a Virus by Getting it Drunk

Everyone knows when you've got a cold you need fluids. Such as these cocktail-type fluids.<p><i>It’s Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>First, a disclaimer. We here at <i>Bon Appétit</i> are not doctors. (We know—shocking!) That said, while conventional wisdom may dictate that when you're sick you need …

The 8 Best Apps For A Calm, Focused Mind

There's almost no place or time in most of our lives that's beyond the reach of digital distractions, which can make it incredibly difficult to focus and get things done -- and to carve out quiet time for ourselves.<p>At work, we can go for hours without stepping away from the computer, instead …

From Fearful People-Pleasing to Loving Presence

<i>By Micki Fine, MEd, LPC, author of The Need to Please</i><p>I recently watched a video of Ram Dass, a Harvard trained psychologist and spiritual teacher, and my heart warmed as he tenderly repeated again and again, "I am loving presence." To me, loving presence means being connected to our inner nature of …

What Everyone Needs To Know About Their Chakras

Each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness, and …

7 Things To Ask Yourself To Truly Wake Up In Life

Far too often our minds get clogged up by the stress of life. Add in the words and thoughts from other people and you’ve a recipe for disaster in …

Happiness

New Releases 12/3/13 - Unbound Worlds

<b>HARDCOVER</b><p><b>Andromeda’s Choice (Legion of the Damned)</b> by Dietz, William C. <b><br>Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age</b> by Bryan Thomas Schmidt <b><br>Rebel</b> …

Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Michael Forrester, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have …

6 Steps That Helped Me Create A Life I Love

A few years ago, I was struggling with depression, an eating disorder, and bacteriophobia. Also, I was co-dependent and completely unable of being in …

HOW TO FIGHT A BABY

Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.

Phil Bruno was super-sizing again. It was just past 5:30 on a spring evening in 2004, and he was driving home from work. He pulled into a White Castle, one of many fast-food outlets lining Route 100 in his hometown of Manchester, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He was only a mile from his house, …

How to Make Potato Gratin Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: You don't need a recipe to make</i> <i>the ultimate holiday side: creamy, perfect potato gratin.</i><p>Have you ever had a …

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

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How to Find Yourself, When You've Lost Yourself

I had everything -- a home, a loving husband, two gorgeous daughters, financial security. I wanted for nothing. For years, this life was welcomed.<p>I felt safe. But over time, safe stopped serving me. Safe became confinement, imprisonment -- I was actually miserable. I was empty.<p>I was lost... …

Why Diets Don't Work -- And What To Do Instead

<b>By Suzanne Gerber, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>If you’re one of the 100 million Americans trying to lose weight, here’s a hot tip: Don’t go on a diet.<p>A peek at the statistics clearly shows that something is terribly wrong. Marketdata Enterprises, a niche-market research firm, says that in our efforts to …

When You Fear Things Might Not Work Out: 3 Helpful Tips

<b>“Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.” ~Mark Victor Hansen</b><p>This summer, after …

6 Poems Every Woman Needs to Read

Poetry can express our deepest longings and help us with our toughest struggles. These favorites from Mark Nepo's Reduced to Joy can change how you …

Poetry

Why Letting Yourself Feel Broken is the Key to Feeling Whole

<b>“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” ~Paul Coelho</b><p>I spent my twenty-fifth birthday crying alone …

Empathy

The 3 Buddhist Personality Types: Which One Are You?

Long before Freud wrote <i>The Interpretation of Dreams</i> or William James opened his first psychology laboratory at Harvard, Buddhist thinkers sought to understand the inner workings of the mind and personality.<p>Buddhist personality types were first described in the text <i>The Path to Purification</i> by the …

Loving Greatly: A Guide To Self-Actualized Love

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><i>“People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because</i> …

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40 Indicators That You're Most Definitely a Parent

After writing about the secret language of moms, it dawned on me that there are so many unique qualities that we share as parents -- and they literally set us apart from every other life force on Earth.<p>So, here you have 'em -- the 40 signs that you are definitely a mom or dad. Folks, you know …

How to Stop Making Tiny Mistakes That Make You Look Stupider Than You Really Are

What Makes Life Worth Living: Create Tiny Epic Moments

<b>“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ~Unknown</b><p>What do you think you’ll see as you lie dying?<p>Upon first …

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20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

How to Stay Focused When Working on Your Goals Gets Boring

We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stick with them. Each week, I hear from people who say things like, "I start with good intentions, but I can't seem to maintain my consistency for a long period of time."<p>Or, they will say, "I struggle with mental endurance. I get started but …

12 Things Happy People Do Differently -- And Why I Started Doing Them

A lot of people have midlife crises. Me, I had a quarter-life crisis a few years ago, when I turned 24. There was no impulse purchase involving a red Mustang or electric guitar, but as my iPhone alarm woke me up bright and early for work one morning in my two-bedroom NYC apartment, I pondered, "Do …

Do You Have an Unlived Life?

Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.<p>Have you ever brought home a treadmill …

8 Good Morning Questions that Create Happiness

<i>The morning is extremely important. It is the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict</i> …