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If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for what purpose?<p>“To intentionally cultivate …

Make Crispier, Fluffier Waffles With Perfectly Whipped Egg Whites

Some people think you can just toss some pancake batter into a waffle iron and call it good. Not so. If you really want a great waffle, the secret is …

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Mexico

10 Common Relationship Myths (and Why They're All Wrong)

We enter into relationships with certain beliefs about what good ones are supposed to be like and how we’re <i>supposed</i> to feel when we're in one. These …

Family Planning

An IBS Diet That Might Actually Help

A few years ago, a 45-year-old schoolteacher with irritable bowel syndrome, whom I had treated with limited success for several years, called me, her …

Best Low-Cost Cell-Phone Plans

The Big Four cell carriers’ pricing practices can be so convoluted you almost need an advanced degree in math to decipher them.<p>Prices on cell-phone …

These Charity Bracelets Are The Perfect Excuse To Shop

Ever since the Livestrong bracelet, charity jewelry has been popping up all over the place. But over the years, the bracelets and necklaces we've been seeing have evolved from rubber bands to hand-crafted pieces that not only do good, but also look good.<p>Below are five companies that are donating …

Breast Cancer

How to Make a Smoothie

Smoothies can be a nutritious and convenient meal replacement or refreshing snack. Luckily, they're very easy to make, as well. Just a few basic …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Meat & Poultry Appetizers > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40</i> …

Gavin Polone on His Least Favorite Question: 'No, I Will Not Do You a F---ing Favor' (Guest Column)

Charity, script reads, your kid's private school fundraiser? "I don't give a shit," bemoans a top producer of Hollywood's culture of asks.<p><i>This story</i> …

Love Is Not Constant or Consistent

Love waxes and wanes like the moon.<p>Love is not constant. It waxes and wanes like the moon. Having an argument or feeling bugged by your partner’s …

Easter Bunny

How Happiness Changes As We Age

I'm just shy of 40 years-old. I spend most Saturday nights at home in yoga pants, rereading favorite novels or watching old movies, or playing …

Happiness

In the hot land, Mexicans just say no to drug cartels

MEXICO UNDER SIEGE<p>In the hot land, Mexicans just say no to drug cartels<p>Communities in Michoacan's Tierra Caliente are rising up against the drug-trafficking gangs that have terrorized them for years.<p>June 11, 2013|By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times<p>A shrine on the outskirts of Buenavista Tomatlan, …

What Does It Mean to Be Happy?

Happiness is almost a national obsession these days. The self-help shelves of bookstores are filled with entries that promise to help you find or …

Happiness

In Guantanamo, Have We Created Something We Can't Close?

The crisis at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp keeps growing in size and intensity. According to the military's own count, 100 of the 166 men held in the prison there are now on hunger strike, and the 27 most in danger of dying are being force-fed.<p>Last month, guards had to forcibly subdue a camp …

10 Things Every Man Should Know by 21

<b>Adulthood has no eureka moment.</b> Author and blogger Kelly Williams Brown, whose new book <i>Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps</i> came out this week, believes true maturity is instead built on smaller stepping stones: using the correct screwdriver, wearing sunscreen, not going around …

Grief Etiquette? Don't Say This to Anyone Grieving

Grieving can be a terribly lonely, isolating, confusing, foggy journey, one that can be made infinitely less awful by thoughtful friends. It can also …

Grieving

The Relationship Advice That Wrecked My Marriage

Every Sunday on my radio show, I give out "The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week Award". There's never a shortage of bad advice to choose from, and most of it sounds like harmless conventional wisdom. But bad relationship advice is harmful. I know from applying some of these ineffective …