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This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Yoga

5 Veggie-Packed Dinners I Eat When I Have My Act Together

You might assume that food bloggers cook big dinners every night, but that's not how my life works these days. I photograph my recipes in the …

Cooking

How the brains of blind people are rewired to boost their other senses

MRI scans have identified multiple changes to the brain of blind participants.<p>The brain of blind people goes through anatomical and functional …

10 fascinating facts from a worldwide study on happiness

The 2017 World Happiness Report by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network reveals which countries are the happiest, ranking 155 countries globally.<p>To measure happiness levels worldwide, the report weighs six key variables: income; healthy life expectancy; social support (having someone to …

A Zen Master Reveals a Powerful Mindfulness Strategy to Stop Negative Thought Cycles

If you’ve ever read wisdom from the likes of Buddha, Osho or Eckhart Tolle, then you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “become an observer of your …

Feel exhausted all the time? These could be the reasons why

Feel the energy slump? If you’re constantly tired, finding reasons not to exercise, aren’t waking up feeling fresh, then chances are that there is an …

The 10-Minute Morning Routine of Consistently Successful People | Inc.com

Successful people do things differently. They aren't slaves to "have to's"--especially during their morning routine.<p>Your first waking minutes will set the tone for the day. Do you wake up with lots of thoughts in your head about the future of the day? What will today bring? What do I have to do? …

Time Management

How to Build a Tiny, Off-Grid House for $2500 (Video)

From life inside a tiny, 7'x12' portable house to touring an infamous roundhouse, we've been pretty fascinated by the DIY tiny house movement. Here's …

Off-grid

The Underseen History of New York City’s Parks

On July 9, 1936, the weather station at Belvedere Castle, in Central Park, recorded its highest-ever temperature: a hundred and six degrees Fahrenheit. That simmering summer, the New York City Parks Department—centralized two years earlier, under its first commissioner, Robert Moses—opened eleven …

The Star Wars hologram records are amazing

Of all the <i>Verge</i> staff, I'm probably the one least enamored with <i>Star Wars</i>. Honestly, I don't even know whether TIE fighters fight on the light or dark side. But that's why you should trust me when I say that the new <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> soundtrack vinyl is absolutely wonderful. On the B sides …

Star Wars

Drop Everything and Make Thai Coconut Sticky Rice With Ataúlfo Mango

One of the most important qualities a cook needs to have is flexibility—the willingness and capacity to change plans on a dime, whether by necessity or by pure inspiration. The other day, for example, I was walking into a supermarket in New York City with a shopping list for a simple bean salad I'd …

At this prison, inmates are tasked with training stray dogs

The documentary "Dogs on the Inside" chronicles the mutually beneficial relationships that form between inmates at a minimum security prison in Massachusetts, and dogs who, in many cases, have been abused or abandoned.<p>The inmates train the dogs, and the dogs end up helping the inmates change as …

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

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UK resident accidentally discovers ancient Anglo-Saxon settlement

A recent archaeological discovery in the United Kingdom offers a fascinating glimpse into life in the Anglo-Saxon era. In an unassuming Lincolnshire …

Archaeology

A man’s discovery of bones under his pub could forever change what we know about the Irish

Ten years ago, an Irish pub owner was clearing land for a driveway when his digging exposed an unusually large flat stone. The stone obscured a dark gap underneath. He grabbed a flashlight to peer in.<p>"I shot the torch in and saw the gentleman, well, his skull and bones," Bertie Currie, the pub …

Anthropology

Builders uncover Iron Age village in East Yorkshire

<b>A "significant" ancient settlement unearthed by builders in East Yorkshire could boost experts' understanding of Iron Age Britain, it is claimed.</b><p>Archaeologists working on the housing development have dug up a sword and shield, spears and more than 75 burial sites, known as Square Barrows.<p>Parts of …

Archaeology

How to Build An Epic Home Bar

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Back in the old days, it was enough to have a shaker and a few martini glasses to impress your guests. …

Recipe For Banana Cinnamon Tea That Works Like A Sleeping Pill

I'm in!<p>We’ve heard it for decades now and the truth is still clear: sleep is incredibly important. Whether you are young or old (or anywhere in …

11 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat

Belly fat blues by Carey Rossi<p>Getting rid of your belly bulge is important for more than just vanity’s sake. Excess abdominal fat—particularly …

Compassionate 70-Year-Old Woman Calms Aggressive Stranger by Holding His Hand

Sometimes the smallest gesture can make a big impact in someone’s life, and the kindness of a 70-year-old woman has reminded us that simple human interactions can calm the most volatile of demeanors. Unprompted, this septuagenarian reached out to hold the hand of a man who was “being aggressive” …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes per day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<br>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p><b>SEE ALSO: Study: Prioritizing time over money leads to more happiness</b><p>That's because he …

Happiness

Organizer Fay Wolf explains why you have so much clutter. (Hint: It's not about the stuff.)

Less stuff. Less paper. Less digital. These are some of the ingredients for a decluttered life to be found in "New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (and Everyone Else)" (Ballantine Books, $20), from L.A.-based Fay Wolf.<p>Having worked as an organizer for nearly a decade, Wolf views …

Minimalism

4 Exercises to Do When You Haven't Worked Out in Forever

It's the simplest and least boring way to get back into it.<p>If you and your gym have been on a break for an immeasurable about of time, you don't have to beeline for the elliptical and subsequently die of boredom to redeem yourself.<p>Just practice these four moves, designed by NYC-based fitness …

These illustrations perfectly sum up the reality of living with anxiety and depression

LONDON — Anyone who suffers from anxiety will know that the condition is far from amusing. But British illustrator Gemma Correll has created comical …

The gluten-free force is stronger, thanks to two new cookbooks

Eighteen years ago, I met my future mother-in-law in a Grand Rapids, Mich., hospital room shortly after she had received a diagnosis of celiac sprue, then a little-known autoimmune condition. No one seemed to have heard of celiac, or gluten intolerance, or even gluten, and each time she visited a …

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6 of the World's Most Stylish Hotels (Just in Time for a Little Winter Escape)

<i>Photo courtesy of Cavas Wine Lodge</i><p>Whether it's a funky roadside motel or a clifftop former castle, there's nothing like a hotel with a little style. A property planted firmly at that sweet-spot intersection of considered decor, welcoming ambiance, and thoughtful service. And someone with an uncanny …

San Francisco

15 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga can help you cope with stress and improve overall health and satisfaction with life. In a national survey, over 85 percent of people who did yoga reported that it helped them relieve stress. Exercise is a very useful way to relieve stress, but yoga is different from spinning class or a gym …