Rachel Epstein

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3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Motivation

The Best Slow Cooker Recipes for an Office Thanksgiving

As you decide what to make for your office Thanksgiving potluck, know that your slow cooker is your number-one ally. In addition to those easy …

Cooking

Insomnia Meets Mindfulness

Insomnia used to be a very real part of my life and my practice in mindfulness was what saved me and continues to from time to time.<p>How did I do it?<p>For most of us having trouble sleeping is a mind trap that over time gets conditioned into our bodies as a habit. The trauma of not sleeping is stored …

Mindfulness

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Try This Gratitude Meditation: How to Move Beyond Same S*** Different Day

I'd like to share with you a gratitude meditation I've developed.<p>I'm moved by the concept of finding happiness in any situation. It doesn't mean you have to be thrilled by a particular situation you may be in whether that's suffering from a job loss, the loss of a loved one, or another personal …

Meditation

12 Tips From Ina Garten That Will Make You a Better Cook

Ina Garten: queen of the culinary world. She's written tons of cookbooks, starred in Food Network's <b>Barefoot Contessa</b> for over a decade, and won fans over with countless foolproof recipes. The woman knows <i>a lot</i>, and lucky for you and me, she's never shied away from sharing her advice. Read on for her …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

How to best use caffeine — from a neuroscientist:

<b>1) Consume in small, frequent amounts.</b><p><i>Between 20-200mg per hour may be an optimal dose for cognitive function.</i><p><b>2) Play to your cognitive strengths</b> …

25 Workout Moves Fit People Love To Do

It's not all burpees and planks. OK, it's some burpees and planks. But a bunch of other amazing stuff, too.<p>Quick heads up: These GIFs and videos aren't meant for instructional purposes, just motivation! If you want to try a new move or workout, you should get an all-clear from your doctor, and work …

8 Daily Habits That Will Make 2015 Explosive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The new year is here and most entrepreneurs are looking at how they will raise their game in 2015. Many of you may want to ramp up your personal development and productivity to a whole new level to reach some major goals.<p>When it comes to …

Time Management

Train Like a Celebrity—Seriously!

There's a totally new way to try fit stars' favorite workouts<p>Ever see a super-fit star on screen and tell yourself "I could look like her…if I could afford her personal trainer"? Well, now you can: There's a new way to score access to the fitness gurus who whip celebs like Sandra Bullock, Naomi …

The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …

7 Ways to Be Happier and Healthier at Work

Lifestyle blogger Meg Biram designed her dream office. Now she's sharing her tips for revamping your own space<p>After three years of working from home, two things were really bothering me: I had been <i>way</i> too sedentary and I felt the overwhelming urge to be around people every day—have somewhere to be …

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How Meditation Can Help You Connect With Your Higher Self

For guys who tend to use only their “gut instinct” (like me), learning how to listen to our Self can be a giant leap forward. Talking to our big "S" …

Meditation

How I Overcame My Chronic Anxiety Disorder

With or without drugs, battling anxiety can be nerve-racking.<p>Suffering from anxiety is so common now (or at least openly discussed) that I don't feel a hint of embarrassment when it comes to talking about it, whether it's with friends, strangers or our BAZAAR.com readers. Who doesn't feel anxious …

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

Because you’re dying to show off your workout results!<p><b>The question:</b> “When should I expect to see more defined muscles?”<p><b>The experts:</b> Jon-Erik Kawamoto, strength and conditioning specialist, owner of JKConditioning; Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems<p><b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often …

The 5 Phases of How to Quit Sugar for Good

Thinking about entering sugar rehab? Good thought. Here's how to tackle the seemingly impossible task.<p>Suspect you're hooked on the sweet stuff? It's time to restore your brain to its pre-sugar-fiend state. Resetting your palate and eradicating cravings isn't easy, but it is possible. Instead of …

Join in the World's Largest Meditation Session

Deepak Chopra and Gabrielle Bernstein aim to achieve global awareness to meditation—and break world records.<p>In today's iPhone-frenzied, workaholic society, meditation has become more important than ever—even trendy perhaps. For author and motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein and founder of the …

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5 Sugar Alternatives to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

5 tips to help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline<p>Excess sugar is one of the three primary drivers behind weight gain and a number of common health issues (processed foods and "bad" fats are the two others). Throughout our lives most of us have been programmed to believe a few …

The Pretty Skin Diet

When it comes to having a gorgeous complexion, you truly are what you eat.<p>Maintaining a consistent skincare routine that utilizes a powerful mix of anti-agers to reverse as well as prevent future damage is key to having youthful, radiant skin. However, it's not the only link in the quest for …

Nutrition

Japan rivals Scotland in race for best whisky

Watch out, Scotland! Japanese whisky is no longer an insider secret -- it's grown into a $6 billion industry, competing with scotch for the spotlight.<p>Whiskies from Japan have been winning accolades at the Whisky Magazine Awards for years, including world's best single malt. This year, a Japanese …

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7 Steps to Never Procrastinating Again

No, you won’t do better work by procrastinating. And you will not have more time next week. In fact, leaving things unfinished makes you stupid. …

The Week in Pictures | October 6 – 12, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin this week’s installment from West Africa, where a specialized Ebola team cleans a house in Sierra Leone. More photos<p>Mexico City: Protesters march during a demonstration demanding justice in the case of the 43 students who went …