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Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

10 Social Media Tools You Need in 2018

Brands are turning to social media platforms to reach target audiences through paid and organic means. Here is a list of 10 tools that social media marketers should leverage for maximum results.<p>Last month, I wrote about <i>How to Leverage Social Media In 2018: A Video Marketing Guide for Brands</i> and the …

151 Content Ideas to Fill Your 2018 Content Marketing Calendar

Is 2018 going to be a big year for you and your business?<p>I’ll be honest, over the 5+ years I have been working in the content marketing space, the …

21 No-Bake Cookies So You Don't Have to Turn On the Oven

When it’s summer and it’s hot and you want cookies, you have a few options: 1) Turn on your oven for baking and risk your kitchen turning into the …

Dessert

Bissell Portable Dog Washer Vacuums Pet Like a Carpet

Bissell (via Indiegogo)<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged among pet owners that bath time sucks.<p>But home care company Bissell has a solution: …

10 Free Web Design Resources That Every Designer Should Be Aware Of

A well designed and functioning website is any designer’s dream. If you want to make your website a success, then you have to ensure that you have a …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Cleaning

7 Smart Tricks That'll Make Breakfast So Much Better

The most important meal of the day can also be the trickiest.

It's cheap and easy to make double-strength cold brew coffee at home

Cold brew isn't just hot coffee mixed with ice. It's hot coffee's delicious, aromatic cousin that puts regular iced coffee to shame with its nutty, smooth, complex flavor.<p>Brewing with this method also makes the coffee double the strength thanks to a higher bean-to-water ratio and longer steeping …

Coffee

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

Wall & Ceiling Repair Simplified: 11 Clever Tricks

We know these products work-because we use them!<p>Some cracks keep coming back no matter how well you repair them. For those pesky recurring cracks, we …

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Garden Wash Basin Out of Pallets

Wooden Gordian Knot<p>Wood and Acrylic Knife Box<p>Perfect Wooden Sphere<p>PVC Class<p>This is awesome! I love how rustic, solid, and durable this looks!<p>Thanks! …

What $5 Per Day Will Buy You on Facebook Ads

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you want get your posts seen on Facebook, one of the most common bits of wisdom you’ll hear is this:<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p><b>Pay for reach with Facebook ads.</b><p>Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the …

Social Media

3 Natural Ingredients That Clean (Almost) Anything in Your House

What includes a sprig of mint, a twist of citrus, and packs a real punch in every room of the house? Here's a hint: It's better suited to a spray bottle than a cocktail glass.<p>We're talking about DIY all-natural household cleaners, of course -- the kind that side-step harsh fumes and chemicals in …

Cleaning

5 ways you're still not taking full advantage of your iPad

While you probably use your iPad every day for web browsing and media consumption, are you really using it to its full potential?<p>Five years after the …

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2014

We love good DIY projects at Lifehacker, but they can be easy to miss if you're not planning a project at the moment. From computers to the …

Outdoor Spaces

23 Thanksgiving Dishes You Can Make In A Crock Pot

Your oven is sick of spending the holidays all alone.

Cocktail Trend: Beer Cocktails

With the dog days of August nearly upon us, I thought I'd raise a pint-glass to arguably the most refreshing cocktail of all: the beer cocktail.<p>Currently a trend -- but also a classic -- I'm featuring traditional beer cocktails as well as my own (tea based) spin on the beer cocktail.<p><b>TRADITIONAL</b> …

Recipes

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Linux

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

How to Make the Best Meatless Burger (in Less Than 20 Minutes)

<i>By Parisa Soraya</i><p>Meatless Monday followers, rejoice. This black bean burger reveals that there is such a thing as a vegetarian meal that can satisfy all the things you want a burger to be: thick, juicy and full of flavor. In under 20 minutes, you can make enough patties to serve to your friends or …

Healthy Eating

27 Delicious Gluten-Free Breakfast Pastries

You will not believe how good gluten-free cinnamon buns can look.

One Skillet Huevos Rancheros With Steamed Eggs Recipe

Classic huevos rancheros with a spicy tomato sauce, beans, and a soft cooked egg all made in a single skillet in under half an hour.<p><b>Note:</b> For added creaminess, try topping the dish with crumbled feta or cotija cheese.<p><b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her …

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

5<p><i>5 / 5 (8 Reviews)</i><p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i> Leave a review »<p>5 Freestyle Points 255 calories<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>45 minutes<p>This is my go-to turkey taco recipe. …

Grilled Avocado with Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs Recipe on Food52

• 4 avocados, halved, cut sides brushed with oil<br>• 4 small lemons, halved horizontally, cut sides lightly oiled<br>• 2 handfuls chopped fresh herbs, like parsley, thyme, chives, basil...whatever you like, and the more the merrier<br>• good-quality olive oil<br>• coarse salt<br>• 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted<br>• 1 pint cherry …

Summer BBQ Chicken + Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Summer BBQ Quinoa Salad.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 17, 2013 100<p>You GUYS.<p>I made quinoa again.<p>Sort of trendy. Nothing that exciting. But when all the flavors …

Southwestern Quinoa Salad, by Way of the Pantry Recipe on Food52

• 1 1/2 cups quinoa<br>• 1 cup corn (or two ears of corn, with the kernels sliced off)<br>• 1 teaspoon cumin seeds<br>• 1 1/2 cups black beans, cooked<br>• 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved<br>• 1 cup feta, crumbled<br>• 3 green onions, sliced (the whites and the greens)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika<br>• 2 poblano chiles<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 2 …

Black Bean Salad with Corn, Red Peppers, Avocado & Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Servings: 6-8<p>Total Time: 30 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained<br>• 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob<br>• 2 red …