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New Year's Resolution: Go Mental for Lentils

Cooked in an aromatic sauce of leeks, garlic, and tomato paste, these lentils come alive<p>With 2014 mere days away and the holidays receding into life's rear-view mirror, cleanse season is about to be in full effect. Yes, it's time: time to treat your body less like a pleasuredome and more like, you …

6 Reasons Why Hawaii Will Be Just As Awesome In 2014

As the year comes to an end, the Hawaiian islands are enjoying some standbys: spontaneous rainbows, days of powerful surf pulsed with days of calm, cradling waters, breathtaking sunsets that allude to the end of something beautiful and the start of something new.<p>Island residents and visitors are …

Want to reduce poverty among women? Raise the minimum wage

Women are more likely than men to live in poverty; families headed by single women are likewise also disproportionately likely to fall below the …

Surviving Anxiety

I've tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation's most common mental illness.<p>I’ve finally settled on a pre-talk regimen that enables me to avoid the weeks of anticipatory misery that the approach of a public-speaking engagement would otherwise produce.<p>Let’s say …

The Rise of the Christian Left in America

The religious right has been in decline for years. Can progressives build a new "moral majority"?

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Slow Cooker Ratatouille {Summer Vegetable Stew}

A couple of weeks ago my family was on vacation in sunny southern California. Several friends commented on my instagram photos that it was unusually …

20 Books That Will Change Your Life

1. <i>Paint It Black</i> by Janet Fitch<p>This was one of those books I read as I entered my 20’s and have the tendency to re-read at least once a year. It …

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Roasted Tomato Caprese Panzanella Salad

Roasted Tomato Caprese Panzanella.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 19, 2012 136<p>Let me tell you a little story about why we should probably eat this salad everyday …

We Have the Most Conservative Supreme Court in Decades. Why Do Americans Think It's Liberal?

In recent years, the United States Supreme Court has turned corporate treasuries into campaign slush funds for CEOs, demolished campaign finance laws, aided and abetted pay discrimination, made it much harder for consumers and workers to file class action lawsuits against corporations that have …

The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People

For the full original unedited article, visit Celestine’s blog, Personal Excellence.<p>Are you a productive person? Have you ever wondered what makes …

David Foster Wallace Tells Us About Freedom

This being Commencement Time, I'd like to share this gently dramatized version of David Foster Wallace's 2005 address to the graduates of Kenyon College, in which he makes the argument that when you are dog-tired, stuck in traffic, waiting in the supermarket line, when everything is flat, dull, …

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Yoga: Restorative Medicine for Body, Mind and Soul

Yoga has been around for several millennia, and North Americans are relative newcomers to its practice. Yoga is a holistic technology that balances mind, spirit, and body and is central to Indian health practice. Many North Americans consider yoga to be a substitute for Pilates or a good workout -- …

Quick Tips to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Busy Day

I recently completed a mindfulness-training course for the parents at an elementary school in Akron, Ohio. The majority of our time was spent learning and experiencing mindfulness meditation -- which is the core of this practice.<p>There was one mother in the group who expanded my appreciation for …

The Repairer: How I Learned Being Overweight Doesn't Mean I Am Broken

Since the age of 12, I've been overweight. All of my adult life I've been overweight. But since the age of 12 I've also believed something was wrong with me because I was overweight.<p>I've always been a very physically active person, eat healthy meals, and could tell you in perfect detail about the …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …