Natalie MacKenzie Sheehan

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These 3 profound lessons from a Japanese Zen Master will blow your mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

Are your family and friends safe? Google's new app tells you

Google's new personal safety app lets you know if close friends and family member are safe.<p>My daughter just turned 12. She doesn't know it yet, but she will unwrap her first cell phone on Christmas morning. And one of the apps she will find already installed on her new phone is Google's new Trusted …

Nature Photographer Captures Stunning Images of African Wildlife at Night Under Moonlit Skies

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular …

Wildlife

Could yoga nidra be the key to wiping out stress and anxiety…for good?

Raise your hand if your favorite part of yoga class is savasana? If that’s the case—and, let’s be honest, it’s true for all of us at some …

I'm worth $1.5 million, and here's my best advice about getting rich

I often join the house hunting trips and pay close attention. I'm always curious to learn what people desire in a house and neighborhood.<p>Most transactions turn out the same. The clients pay top dollar (bidding wars are common) for a shiny, new (or almost new) home in a boring subdivision.<p>The older …

Great Recession

9 Life-Changing Habits That Will Make You a Better Person

Life is truly a gift, but even when you know this deep down, sometimes it can really get the better of you. Just when you think you’ve got it all …

Ashley Graham

Do This 1 Thing For A Week To Clear The Mental Cobwebs

This short exercise helps clear the mental underbrush. And the biggest skeptics need it the most!<p>You know the benefits of meditation. But still, you don't do it. Hmmm.<p>Maybe it's time to consider an alternate approach. Not an alterna-<i>tive</i>--I have no doubt that meditation is everything you've heard. …

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

As adolescents navigate the stormiest years in their development, they need coaching, support, good examples and most of all understanding<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>The teenage years can be mystifying for parents. Sensible …

Psychology

Teaching kids empathy: In Danish schools, it’s … well, it’s a piece of cake

American students are falling behind on valuable social skills. In Denmark, one simple classroom tradition works<p>We all know what a Danish pastry is — that delightful caloric bomb of glazed breakfast deliciousness. But what about a Danish classroom cake? And moreover, how can this help teach empathy?<p>…

12 Quick and Super Easy DIY Tutorials You’ll Want to Try This Weekend

Pinterest makes everything look pretty and easy, but there's no end to DIY fails on the Internet. Of course, some of the prettiest things on the …

16 Creative Ways to Have Your Cheesecake and Eat It Too

You’ve finished your meal and you’re so full you feel like you can’t fit a single bite more in your stomach… Until the waiter brings the dessert list over. Lo and behold, they have a decadent cheesecake special. Suddenly, you’re not as full as you thought. No matter what, if cheesecake is on the …

Dessert

10 Reasons You're Stuck In A Life You Don't Want To Be Living

Everyone says they want to live a great life, have healthy relationships and look and feel their best, but how many are willing to put in the work day-after-day? If you look around your life and listen to all of the whining you'll soon find that most people are situated comfortably in their …

The Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers …

Shopping

25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

The Dalai Lama just launched a website to help you achieve inner peace

With the help of Paul Ekman, a psychologist who consulted on the 2015 Pixar film "Inside Out," and the data visualization firm Stamen Design, the Dalai Lama has launched a new website meant to give people a map for understanding their feelings.<p>It's called the "Atlas of Emotions."<p>"When we wanted to …

Dalai Lama

Devoted Dog Fights For His Life After Saving His Tiny Human From A Rattlesnake

Seven year old Molly DeLuca’s best friend almost died saving her life, last week. Haus, the aforementioned best friend, is a two year old German …

Pets

Moms Should Celebrate Mother's Day By Putting Their Own Minds First

What’s the best gift you could imagine receiving for Mother’s Day? Your kids delivering breakfast in bed? Your husband giving you a foot massage to …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

The batter for this large-format dreamboat of a cookie (crunchy on the edges, chewy in the middle) is made in one bowl with no special equipment, and can be baked in either a cast-iron or large skillet.<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup semisweet chocolate wafers (discs, pistoles, fèves)<p>½ cup plus 2 tablespoons dark …

Dessert

Are You Depressed or Just Sad?

Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a devastating breakup, or a super sad movie, plenty of things in life can bring you down. And it can happen to …

Happiness

The Mantra That Will Help You Live a Happier and More Vibrant Life

The best advice I can give on how to be happy is to manage your emotional weight. This means that while you might not be feeling happy all the time (and what a relief to not have the pressure of walking around like little Ms. Sunshine 24/7!), you've at least owned whatever mood you truly are in and …

Budget Travel names top destinations for 2016

Budget Travel has unveiled its top 24 destinations for 2016, and the list might surprise you.<p>For starters, Iceland -- a famously expensive country to visit -- took the top spot.<p>Check out our slideshow for the full list, curated by Budget Travel's editors. Do you agree with the rankings?

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

What Is Good Parenting in the Digital Age?

"I can't limit her phone... It's her own private world," a mother told me about her 14-year-old daughter. This teen girl, who I was working with in my practice as a child and adolescent psychologist, spent her life glued to her phone in her room. Cut off from her parents, she was depressed and …

10 Things Insanely Healthy People Do Before 9 A.M.

Our alarm goes off and we hit the snooze button. That happens a few more times. Then with no time to waste, we leap out of bed, dash into the shower, fly out of the house wearing a wrinkled shirt and grab a quick coffee on our way to work. Basically, we live every morning as if it were “Groundhog …

Wellness

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

The Recipe for Patti LaBelle's Famous Sweet Potato Pie

It was Christmas come early at the <i>Vogue</i> offices—Patti LaBelle’s nearly sold-out Sweet Potato Pie arrived, and the excitement was palpable. Several editors gathered around the eight-inch pie, ripped open the box, and dug in. “That is pretty damn good for $3.48,” one exclaimed. “Like, …

Baking

17 Impossibly Easy Kitchen DIYs That Only Look Expensive

Cheap never looked this good.

5 Questions Every Woman Must Ask Herself in Order to Be Happy

<i>By Alison Jacobson for DivorcedMoms.com</i><p>If someone were to ask you whether you want to be happy, you'd probably think they were crazy. I mean, who wouldn't want to be happy? But what if someone were to ask the question a bit differently?<p><b>Are you willing to do whatever it takes to be happy?</b><p>Usually, …

Happiness

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Source: Goran Bogicevic/Shutterstock<p>Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and …

Self-help