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The Best Podcasts to Listen to Now, According to 9 It Girls

If there’s any takeaway from the continuous rise of podcast culture, it’s the enduring appeal of the human voice. Sure, we date via swipe and shop with a click, but nothing can compete with the simple pleasure of a great story. But with hundreds of thousands of titles on offer, it can be …

Guided Meditation for Food Cravings

Guided Meditation

Book Recommendations From A Therapist

I love self-help and self-improvement books.<p>The kids are out of school. I’m preparing for my summer vacation. That means it’s time to compile a …

Self Compassion

Sheryl Sandberg spoke about her husband's death in public for the first time in an emotional speech

The speech addressed how Sandberg coped after her husband, Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly in Mexico during a trip on May 1, 2015.<p>"I have never spoken publicly about this before. It's hard," Sandberg said.<p>Sandberg explains that although it might be counterintuitive to think about how things could …

Empathy

22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Soak up these family dramas, advice column collections and near-future hijinks.<p>This summer, in addition to the obvious 2016 warm-weather pastime of drinking watermelon water while listening to “Lemonade,” we’re looking forward to reading new books! Because, although we are big proponents of couch …

How to Know When You Need to End a Friendship

We never need to give up on anyone; even our seemingly negative friendships might still be salvaged through bringing more compassion into the mix. And if not, then as the 14th century meditation master warned us, it's our job to compassionately cut them out.<p><i>By: Lodro Rinzler</i><p>Friends are essential in …

Text Messaging

BOOK OF THE DAY: The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden Deeply life changing and thoughtful, Nathaniel Branden’s The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem is a thought-provoking and helpful...

Deeply life changing and thoughtful, Nathaniel Branden’s The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem is a thought-provoking and helpful extensive examination on …

Where to Start If You Have More Than 50 Pounds To Lose

This 7-Minute Routine Will Help You Find the Joy in Your Life

Here's a daily routine you can use to find joy even in the midst of chaos and confusion.<p>Happiness is something you have to rediscover at times.<p>You've fallen into some bad patterns of thought, your career has taken a downturn, or you just can't get that widget company off the ground. It's time to go …

Productivity

5 Motivational TED Talks That Can Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

These 5 inspirational videos can help you make this the best year of your life.<p>TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the …

Erased from history: Too many women writers — like Constance Fenimore Woolson — are left to languish in moldy archives. What will it take to bring them back?

Feminist scholars have done the hard work of recovering women writers, but we’re not there yet. Far from it<p>Anne Boyd Rioux<p>March 20, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Two of the books on many of the best-of-2015 lists were written by women who died in virtual obscurity, Clarice Lispector in 1977 and Lucia Berlin in …

I spent 10 days in silent meditation in India. Here’s what I learned.

As of two weeks ago, I had never meditated more than 10 minutes in my entire life, and sitting still for even that long was like trying to teach …

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Narcissism

Narcissism, and the social consequences of narcissistic personality and behavior, are one of the most (if not <i>the</i> most) popular and debated topics on</i> …

How to make your iPhone automatically type a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ whenever you want

It's happened to all of us: You're on your iPhone, searching for the perfect emoji reaction to a text or Slack update, when you realize what you're …

Apps

Book Review: Why Therapy Works

According to psychologist Louis Cozolino, we experience our lives in a state of perpetual catch-up: it takes a half second for our brain activity to …

Book Reviews

US Navy rips Iran after new footage shows captured sailor crying

Iranian state TV showed video Wednesday of one of 10 captured U.S. Navy sailors in tears while the group was being held by the country's Revolutionary Guard last month.<p>The footage, which was shown on the official Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, was condemned by the Navy, who called the …

Asia

5 Self-Help Podcasts Worth Listening To

THE VERY BEST OF A GROWING PHENOMENON<p><b>I used to get Self Help books as presents all the time,</b> without ever asking for them. That's not to say I had …

Podcasting

40+ ways to save storage space on iPhone and iPad

Is your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch stuffed to the gills with cruft, making it problematic for daily use? Are you running out of space? Have you …

10 Other Magical Books 'Harry Potter' Fans Should Read

You could re-read "The Goblet of Fire" for the umpteenth time, or, you could try something new.<p>Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s occasional plot twists -- revealed on social media long after the series has satisfyingly concluded -- you’ve decided to re-read <i>Harry Potter</i>, swapping in a new pronunciation of …

24 Festivals And Retreats To Revitalize Your Soul In 2016

Treat yourself to a rejuvenating retreat this year.<p>As the new year stretches out before us, it's the perfect time to start setting intentions. Among them should be a renewed commitment to self-expression and healing -- and there's no better way to do that than in a community of like-minded …

Your Must-Listen Podcast Playlist For 2016

Serial was just the beginning: here’s what you should listen to next—helpfully arranged by what you already like.<p>A recent study by the Pew Research Center revealed that less than half of Americans have ever heard of podcasts, and of those, 17 percent only listen to one show. That’s a shame, because …

5 Surprising and Inspiring TED Talks by Women Leaders in 2015

What would you say to the world after a decade of silence? What would you design if you could print out your clothes? What kind of leader would you …

The first 15 apps you should download for your new iPhone

1/<p>Google Photos is the best app for managing and backing up your camera roll.<p>iTunes<p>Google Photos is an overall better solution to Apple's built-in …

Apps

Full iPhone? 10 Tips To Clear Up Space

No more storage hogs!<p>Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a 2014 class-action lawsuit against Apple brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can …

16 Emma Watson-Approved Books to Add to Your Reading List

Because who better to get a rec from than Belle/Hermione?<p>As we all know by now, Emma Watson is playing Belle in the live-action remake of <i>Beauty in the Beast</i>. As we also know (from our<p>childhoodlifelong obsession with Disney princesses), Belle is the ultimate bookworm. Therefore, by the transitive …

How to grocery shop for one person

By Gabi Moskowitz<p><i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly …

Food

9 U.S. Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

The Weatherstation Inn may not be right on the ocean, but it's within walking distance of a couple solid beaches and attractions, and features attractive boutique-style rooms for couples.<p>It's so easy (or is it?) to hop on a flight these days; paid time-off is limited, and travelers want to get the …

National Parks

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid at All Costs

From the self-absorbed to the soul-sucking, be on the lookout for these toxic types.<p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact they have on those around them, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>As …

4 Signs That Someone Is Probably Insecure

You’re with someone you’ve just met, and within seconds you feel that there’s something wrong with you.<p>Up until meeting this person, you were having …

Best Fiction Books of 2015

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Aug. 4, 2015<p>Reviewed: May 20, 2015<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Aug. 4, 2015<p>"A luminous second novel from a first-class …

Books