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Dark Chocolate Muffins

These dark chocolate muffins are perfect for every dark-chocolate lover. It's not too sweet, it's delightfully moist and fluffy. Fresh out of the …

13 Things Anyone Who Loves A Highly Sensitive Person Should Know

When I was in kindergarten, a boy in my class tossed my favorite book over our elementary school fence. I remember crying profusely, not because I was sad to see it go, but because I was <i>so furious</i> that he was such a bully. It was probably one of the first times I expressed my sensitivity to my …

Psychology

Top 3 Ways to Bust 'Test Stress' With Yoga

If you are a teacher or a student, this is the time of year when stress is really building. Around the U.S., state exams are looming, high school students are preparing for SAT exams, and teachers are worrying about upcoming evaluations. For college students, this is the time of year for final …

Education

You're More Compassionate Than Resentful If You Faced Adversity in Childhood

Experiencing adversity in your childhood home can make you more compassionate than most. It can make you a more compassionate adult, because if you experienced suffering, you understand suffering. And deep down you want to take the pain away. Not cause more. This is the essence of compassion.<p>But in …

Empathy

The Reasons Why You Look So Tired—Even When You’re Not

Dark circles also often become more visible as you get older. Because the skin under your eyes is so thin and gets even thinner as you age, the blood that’s pooled beneath the surface becomes more obvious. "[The area under your eye] ages faster than the rest of your face because the skin is so …

6 Simple Techniques for Mindfulness Meditation

• Home<br>• Healthy Living<br>• 6 Effective, Simple Techniques for Mindfulness Meditation<p>Life is filled with changes. Children go to college, parents age, illness …

Help Ease Back Pain With a 10-Minute Yoga Sequence

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Half Knees-to-Chest Pose<p>Ardha Apanasana<p><b>5 rounds, 2 breaths each, 1 minute total</b><p>Lie on your back. On an exhalation, draw your right knee toward your chest and hold your right shin with both hands. In this and the following 4 poses, do not press your lower back to the floor; instead, …

Yoga

Starbucks copycat chocolate-cinnamon loaf is a year-round treat

During the holidays, I get very excited when I see a certain coffee shop chain bring out its chocolate-cinnamon loaf. It's so simple yet so amazing …