Paul Polanski

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15 Ways To Get Rid Of Negative Energy In Your Home

Because nothing is worse than feeling bummed out in your own house.<p>Everyone experiences gloomy Sunday afternoon feelings from time to time. But if your home feels like it's been in a constant state of the blues, it's time to banish those negative, sad and downright depressing vibes that can have a …

Organize your home life with family management app Picniic [App of the Week]

Keeping your home life organized is never easy.<p>There are meals to plan, rides to organize, chores to divvy up and important events to remember. With …

Apps

Grand designs for a flat fee: These six sites will help you decorate your home

Interior designer might sound like a job ready-made for a rom-com heroine, but it’s a profession you can earn credentials for and that is a crucial …

10 DIY Hacks To Improve Your Home Office

As more and more people work from home, creating a livable (and productive) workspace is an important undertaking. Recently Maxwell Ryan, CEO of Apartment Therapy, sat down with FORBES to discuss some tips for turning your home office into a personal sanctuary.<p>After being an elementary school …

Hacking

7 Reliable Steps to Change Your Life at Any Age

<i>Never assume that you’re stuck with the way things are right now. You aren’t. Things can change if you want them to, at any age. Life changes every</i> …

The Oscars

7 Common Mistakes You Make Choosing a Paint Color

Never trust store lighting.<p>Picking the shade that will cover a room can be a daunting task — just where do you begin when staring at wall of dozens of shades? To help you approach the paint aisle with confidence, we asked interior designers to share the biggest missteps they see DIY decoraters make …

9 Mindful Reminders that Will Put Your Soul at Ease

<i>“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it.”<br>― Eckhart Tolle</i><p>Life can be hectic; sometimes chaos surrounds us …

Young Nepalese boy slain in human sacrifice ritual

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Nepalese man has confessed to the murder of a young boy after saying a local holy man advised him that a human sacrifice would heal his ailing son, local police said.<p>The body of 10-year-old Jivan Kohar was found on July 24 on the outskirts of Kudiya village in southwest Nepal. The child …

India

10 Things You Can Toss Without Thinking Twice

No, that stockpile of hangers will never come in handy.<p>We get it: Getting rid of your stuff is <i>hard</i>. Not only does it take time and effort, but then there are so many emotional connections to contend with, too. But some things are so trivial, they're not worth saving. So if you crave more space, but …

Criminals? Immigrants are more law-abiding than native-born Americans

By now we’ve heard what Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential candidate, has said about immigrants from Mexico — that they’re “bringing drugs … crime. They’re rapists.”<p>And, he added: “Some, I assume, are good people.”<p>But with the killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, we have …

The Pope’s Moral Case for Taking On Climate Change

Francis’s first encyclical is a cry to save the environment—and make a priority of theology over politics.<p>“The majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers.” It is a statement of fact, an intellectual premise, a gentle claim of territory. In his new encyclical on environmental …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

A better night's sleep is all in your head

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you toss and turn at night, yearning for a good night's sleep?<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 50 million to 70 million American adults have a sleep or wakefulness disorder that can affect their lives in serious ways. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, …

Sleep

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

8 Books on Zen and Taoism to Liberate Your Mind and Heart

These eight books can help you to liberate yourself from day-to-day drama and the ebb and flow of mental states.The post 8 Books on Zen and Taoism to …

The robots are here — and you should be worried

Anxiety has been building around the second machine age and its implications for our economic future, and it may have reached a tipping point.<p>Just last week, Silicon Valley venture capitalists and executives published an open letter on the digital economy, calling for public-policy changes and new …

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Tado's Smart AC Control wants to make your old air conditioner smarter

One of the cooler (pun intended) features of the Smart AC Control is that it can automatically adjust the temperature based on your location. For …

Bill Gates' Summer Reading List Is Heavy on Nerd, Light on Non-Nerd

Would you believe the Microsoft founder has a soft spot for comics?<p>You're likely still thumbing through the books on our summer reading list, so forgive Bill Gates for piling on. The Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist has shared a list of the six "beach reads" he's hoping you'll tackle this …

Books

9 Practical Ideas To Live More Spiritually In The Modern World

Have you ever felt like booking a one-way ticket to Tibet or the Himalayas, never to return? Wouldn’t it be nice to live with friendly nuns and …

8 Reasons Why I Meditate Daily – And You Should, Too!

bodymindsoulspirit | April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments<p>by Tanya Rakhmilevich, <i><br>The Alternative Daily</i><p>Ever since I can remember, I have struggled with anxiety. …

Meditation

Accept the Past, Embrace the Future, and Live in the Present

<b>“Accept, then act. Whatever the present moment contains, embrace it as if you had chosen it. This will miraculously change your whole life.” ~Eckhart</b> …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Mental illness is no crime

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before Paton Blough got his bipolar disorder under control, it nearly cost him everything.<p>The Greenville, South Carolina, resident was arrested six times in three years, each for an episode related to his illness. Instead of receiving treatment, he was thrown in jail. In the rough prison …

Mental Health

Nine Powerful Life Lessons From Studying With A Monk

bodymindsoulspirit | May 17, 2015 | 1 Comment<p>When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and …

Here's what's worth buying from Destiny's Xur, May 8 - 10

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, you're probably familiar with Xur, the weekly exotic-item merchant who arrives in the tower on Friday at 5 a.m. ET and departs on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET. If you're a casual player, it can be hard to know where your hard-earned …

Ex-Skypers Launch Virtual Whiteboard Deekit

Although seriously long in the tooth and being disrupted by a plethora of startups, for many years Skype has existed as an almost ubiquitous app in any remote team’s toolkit.<p>So it seems apt that a new startup founded by a team of ex-Skype employees is set to tackle another aspect of online …

Three free utilities to make your computing life easier

Get ready to work faster, smarter and better. These tools amp up your mouse, keyboard and clipboard. Plus: a $150 Windows hybrid.<p>Yesterday's post about Norton Identity Safe, the surprisingly good free password manager, got me thinking about other great freeware -- the utilities I use daily and, …

Software