Ria Kurniati

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New York State of Mind: Studying at NYU's Washington Square Campus

Sitting on the South benches of Washington Square Park, overlooking the arch, one should always take the time to be overcome by an alarming sense of …

Boston University: An Overview

<b>K</b>etika saya menginjakkan kaki pertama kali di Boston empat tahun yang lalu, ada suatu motivasi dari dalam diri saya untuk bisa melanjutkan pendidikan …

How to approach the job application process: Experiences from the think tank/non-profit sector

The summer semester is here to those in the US. For some of us, its time to don our caps and gowns down the academic aisle. Some of us are lucky …

See The World's Scariest Journey To School

Imagine if you had to literally scale a cliff to get to work or school, risking death each time.<p>That’s what fifteen children do in an isolated …

See How a Clever Gamer Proposed to His Girlfriend in Mario Maker

A video gamer just played the best round of Mario Maker of his life—and got the best prize, too.<p>YouTube user Retro Shanerator spent some quality time …

There’s a Website That Teaches You Exactly How to Work Out Any Muscle

Photo: MuscleWiki.<p><b>When it comes to overall health, you really can’t go wrong with total body workouts.</b> Ultimately, it’s important to be engaging your …

Your diet might be causing anxiety and depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …

Wellness

To feel better, eat less (yes, even if you're not overweight)

For the dwindling few of us who don't actually need to lose weight, the idea of slashing food intake in a bid to extend our healthy life span isn't universally appealing.<p>Hedonists the world over, in fact, have denounced the calorie-restriction-for-life-extension idea as a cruel hoax: The bony, cold …

Fasting for weight loss? Here’s why scientists say it works long-term

For the past 12 years, Dr. Steve Mount hasn’t eaten on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Those days are earmarked for fasting.<p>In 2004, he read a …

Holistic Medicine

Benedict Cumberbatch's Heartfelt Letter to Santa Claus Will Give You Chills

Just when we thought we couldn't possibly love Benedict Cumberbatch any more, the dreamy Brit wrote a powerful, heartfelt letter to Santa reminding …

Tips penulisan résumé untuk studi di Amerika

Résumé yang akan digunakan untuk aplikasi ke sekolah di Amerika mempunyai format yang spesifik yang agak berbeda dengan norma penulisan résumé untuk …

What Cheating on My Boyfriend Taught Me About Monogamy

Infidelity is not human nature.<p>Rick was my first real boyfriend, my high school sweetheart, my date to four proms. He was the first guy I'd ever brought home who could look my mom in the eye. A <i>nice</i> guy. A year after Rick and I first started dating, I came home from high school one day and my father …

Tips Berburu Beasiswa

Tulisan ini berkisah tentang pengalaman berburu beasiswa. Saya yakin, cerita tentang pengalaman mendaftar beasiswa di Indonesia untuk ke luar negeri …

Sebuah Jawaban: Apakah Bisa IPK dan Skor TOEFL Rendah Mendapatkan Beasiswa ke Luar Negeri?

Tulisan saya ini ingin mencoba menjawab beberapa pertanyaan yang sering muncul di forum para pemburu beasiswa. IPK pas pasan (< 3.0)? Nilai TOEFL …

Amalie Lee documents recovery from anorexia on Instagram

Amalie Lee developed an eating disorder in 2012 but it was not until 2013 that she was severely underweight resulting in her health rapidly declining. The "Redefining Healthy" blogger knew in order to save her life she needed professional help. In 2014, the 20-year-old college student decided to …

Matt Damon Reflects on Successful Marriages in His Response to Ben Affleck Split Question

<b>Matt Damon</b> was one of the lucky ones. The actor revealed in a new interview with <i>Entertainment Tonight</i> that his best friend <b>Ben Affleck</b> has been "good" …

Ben Affleck

16 Messages That Are Basically Sexts for Anxious People

"BTW, your house is definitely not on fire."

Social Media

A US soldier wrote the ultimate Facebook post shutting down everyone who says Caitlyn Jenner isn't a hero

A US soldier has something to say to anyone who believes Caitlyn Jenner wasn't enough of a hero to win the Arthur Ashe Courage Award she accepted earlier this month at the ESPN ESPY Awards.<p>Some people didn't believe Jenner was worthy of the award. Immediately after she was named as the recipient, …

Here’s Exactly What to Eat to Achieve Any Fitness Goal

Make sure your food isn't hindering your progress.<p>Any good diet should include three things: carbohydrates (to fuel exercise), protein (to repair muscles), and fat (to keep you satiated). How you distribute those grams makes all the difference. <i>Calories below based on a 150-pound, 5'4" woman, age 28.</i><p>…

Food & Dining

Hospital's 'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors Proves That Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital has a whole program dedicated to laughter.<p>Need a good laugh? Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital has you covered with their "Laugh Cafe."<p>A part of the Sibley Senior Association, which was launched in 1987, Sibley's Laugh Cafe is exactly what it sounds like -- …

5-Minute Yoga Practice for Peace

<i>"The only way to experience true wellbeing is to turn inward. This is what yoga means - not up, not out, but in. The only way out is in."</i><p>These 5-minute processes are easy-to-practice, yet potent tools to enhance health, joy, peace, love, success and inner exploration, helping one cope with the …

9 Simple Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

Aching back got you down? You're not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of Americans report back back pain symptoms each year. While there's a lot you can do in your daily life, from working to strengthen your core to avoiding sitting for too long, a daily dose of yoga …

Yoga

Forgiveness Is for the Soul

"I forgive people but that doesn't mean I accept their behavior or trust them. I forgive them for me, so I can let go and move on with my life." -- Unknown<p>This is such a wonderful message! From the time I was a child I was taught to forgive people because it was the proper thing to do. As a result, …

Talking To A Therapist Could Be The Secret To Sleeping Better

Sleeping pills may not be the only option for the 50million to 70 million Americans suffering from chronic insomnia. A new review of research suggests that talking to a therapist should be the first line of treatment.<p>Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for improving sleep among individuals …

Sleep

The Day My Son Got His First Karate Stripe

My son is six. He used to love playing with cars, like from the Disney movie. The car phase seemed like it would never end. I'd get home from work and the movie would be playing in his room while he obsessively lined up every car (including doubles of each one) as neatly as he could muster with his …

Karate

10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You

There's plently of research evidence out there that shows that therapy can help people. But we also know that it helps some people more than others. Just why that's so is a complex question that I can't explore thoroughly here. But I can say that a lot of research indicates that two of the most …

A U.S. School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Will Be Introduced in FANTASTIC BEASTS

How That Brutal Church Scene Was Made in KINGSMAN