Prada Venkatachalam

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Five Great Books on Ayurveda

Often referred to as the "Mother of all healing," Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical system that has found great relevance in today's stressful …

What Happens During an Amygdala Hijack

The term "amygdala hijack" was coined by psychologist Daniel Goleman in his 1995 book, <i>Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.</i> Goleman …

Emotional Intelligence

Top wellness spots to visit if you need some R&R

If you're exhausted from long busy days and cold winter nights already, and you're in desperate need of some 'me' time, then we've got you …

If You Want to Get Rid of Fat, You've Got to Do These Exercises

There isn't one best way to lose fat, but we do know that lifting heavy weights and doing compound exercises (where multiple muscle groups are working at once) are great ways to burn fat and build muscle. If your goal is to lean out and get rid of stubborn fat, implement these 15 exercises into …

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Lose weight in 14 days at these Indian destination spas

How to lose weight on a holiday—from organic diets to cellular detox packages<p>What’s better than losing weight? Losing weight on a holiday, obviously. …

40 Life Lessons on Happiness That I Want My Daughter to Learn

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would create a company called Happier and dedicate my life to helping people realize their greatest potential by cultivating more joy and meaning and boosting their emotional immune systems, I wouldn't have believed you. I never expected that it would take me …

The Best Fitness Classes, Healthy Eats, Holistic Healers + More Ways to Be Well

Stretch + Sweat: The Best Yoga, Pilates + Fitness Classes in the Bay Area<p>(Geert Pieters)<p><b>YOGA TO THE PEOPLE</b><p>Stephanie Snyder's studio may feel the …

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

Children's Mental Health Week: The Five Things Every Kid Needs

Once you understand these five psychological needs, it’s so much easier to figure out what’s missing<p>Klaus Vedfelt via Getty Images<p><i>“Soaring numbers of</i> …

Mental Health

Yes, Really, These 10 Comfortable Yoga Pants Are All Under $40

If you have a major obsession with yoga pants, you're not alone; these workout clothes have a become the new normal in casual wear. Whether they're your favorite to work out in or you rock them every day, we know that these comfortable pieces can often be pricey. To save you time and money, we …

Drink This Ginger-Turmeric Mixture Before Bed to Clean Your Liver And Never Wake Up Tired Again

Have you ever heard of golden milk? This mixture of spices and herbs with coconut oil and coconut milk is a tasty drink which is a rich source of …

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Self-improvement

3 TED Talks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids

Parents today are barraged by advice. These talks will help you sort through it all and keep your sanity.<p>Parents today have it rough. Don't overschedule your kids, they're told, but don't fail to nurture their passions. Beware helicopter parenting, but if your kid gets anything more than a scratch, …

Tao Porchon-Lynch Never Says Can’t: Wisdom from the World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

Tao Porchon-Lynch has been bestowed with quite a few unique monikers in her 99 years. She earned the title “Best Legs in Europe” during a modeling …

Coco Chanel

How To Eat More Vegetables

Healthy cooking doesn't have to suck.<p>You didn’t want to eat them as a kid, and some of you still don’t want to eat them now. Let’s face it: a lot of people think vegetables kind of suck. Nevertheless, they’re an important part of a healthy diet.<p>Veggies are rich in fiber and nutrients like …

Healthy Eating

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How to Make French Canelés (It's Simple)

When I set out to write my book, I was looking for recipes that made baking more approachable. Depending on the type of baked good in question, this could mean multiple things. For some baked goods, it meant simplifying a confusing process, or showing multiple ways to do it. For others, it meant …

The Best Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes

Dig in.<p>The slow cooker has become synonymous with fall cooking. It makes hearty, soul-satisfying meals that we all begin to crave once summer comes to an end. Most people think of soups and stews for the slow cooker, or even braises, and those are great options ― but pastas are where it’s at if you …

Cooking

22 Chic Autumn Nail Colors You'll Want to Buy ASAP

Fall not only brings us cooler weather and pumpkin spice everything, it also treats us to new Autumn nail polish collections. With ranges of burnt orange, olive greens, and plums to choose from, we're spoiled with choices from the likes of Essie and OPI. Ahead, find a few of our favorite old and …

Egg-Free and Dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Makes 2 dozen cupcakes or 4 dozen mini cupcakes<br>Allergy Note: contains wheat ingredients<p>cupcakes:<br>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>1 tsp. baking soda<br>1/2 tsp. …

Solving the Puzzle of Eggplant Parmesan

“No dish has ever been devised that tastes more satisfyingly of summer,” Marcella Hazan wrote of eggplant Parmesan in her definitive (and assertive) cookbook, “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.” (I might argue that if she’d never been to a clambake or a crab boil, just this once she might have …

The Ideal Ayurvedic Routine For A Healthy Stress Free Life

1. Arise Around Dawn<p>The best way to start your day is by waking up when the dawn breaks out. This is the time of the day the vata period comes to an …

This Vegan Chocolate Mousse Has A Surprising Secret Ingredient (It's Not Avocado!)

<i>Leah Vanderveldt’s cookbook,</i> The New Nourishing<i>, is packed to the brim with delectable comfort-food favorites, all remade with ingenious uses of</i> …

Vegan

20 Books Every Parent Should Read ASAP

Parents, you are NOT alone.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

15 Vegan Fall Desserts You Should Bake Right Away

YUM.<p>With pumpkins, sweet potatoes and apples coming into season, it’s time we accept that fall is just around the corner. Sure, the arrival of fall means the end of summer, but it also means we’re entering the season for baking.<p>Nothing says fall more than an apple pie cooling on the counter or a …

4 Discipline Mistakes Pushover Parents Make

Even if you’re usually totally in control as a parent, don’t be surprised if you fall into one of these discipline traps some day.<p>Softie. Spineless. Pushover. These are a handful of the words that have been used to describe my discipline style—by everyone from my husband to my mom to strangers at …

Taste Beyond The Tongue