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19 Indie Movies Out Summer 2018 You Might've Missed Between All The Blockbusters

As fun as huge Hollywood blockbusters can be, sometimes they just aren't your cup of tea. And when you need a break from all those major movies, take …

Blockbusters

Childhood trauma leaves scars that are genetic, not just emotional, study affirms

Neglect, abuse, violence and trauma endured early in life can ripple directly into a child’s molecular structure and distort their DNA, according to …

Mental Health

What the hell? How Jonathan Higbee shoots these impossible street photos

Photographer Jonathan Higbee has a number of projects on the go, but it’s his “Coincidences” collection in particular that’s been winning him many …

5 Carbs That Will Never Cause Weight Gain, According To Nutritionists

We are super conscious about eating healthy. Sure we have a square of dark chocolate each night after dinner, but that’s a necessity and not an …

The 3-Second Trick From Craig Ferguson That Will Help You Manage Your Emotions

This quick mental dialogue could save you some major regrets.<p>Our emotions influence practically every decision we make. That's why it's so important to understand emotions and how they work--and learn how to keep them under control.<p>In my new book, <i>EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional</i> …

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and First Round Capital invest $3 million in bail reform startup Promise

Nationwide, 62 percent of the jail population accounts for people who can’t afford bail, according to the Vera Institute of Justice. A lot of these incarcerated individuals are behind bars because they allegedly committed crimes at the misdemeanor level or lower. This is a significant statistic …

Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

An increasing number of scientists are waking up to the idea of a link between the digestive system and problems with sleep<p>When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in 2003. But what if our guts …

Sleep

Ancient Healing Meets Modern Design

EES is a versatile line of wearable products focused on oriental healing techniques for athlete stress and pain relief. The collection consists of a …

Meditating On The Healing Power Of Alice Coltrane's 'Journey In Satchidananda'

I was searching when I first heard Alice Coltrane's music. The summer of 2016 was sticky and humid; the air was swollen with loss. Within a two-day period in early July, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot and killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. Castile's fiance, Diamond …

Kent State

The Five Invitations: Zen Hospice Project Co-founder Frank Ostaseski on Love, Death, and the Essential Habits of Mind for a Meaningful Life

“The sort of fearless openness required to turn toward our suffering is only possible within the spacious receptivity of love.”<p><i>“It is the most supremely interesting moment in life, the only one in fact when living seems life,”</i> wrote Alice James, the brilliant and terminally ill sister of Henry …

These Are the 66 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Sony Pictures

The Silicon Valley Diet

Tech’s body obsession<p>Not very long ago, while en route to lunch in downtown <b>Palo Alto</b>, I bumped into my dour pal, Arthur. He’d lost so much weight I hardly recognized him. He looked like a walking snake or eel. His eyeballs, which protruded slightly, were the only round things on him. My first …

Silicon Valley

Cool Hunting's End of Summer Playlist - Cool Hunting

This weekend may have marked the mental and emotional end of summer in the United States (with fall actually commencing on 22 September), but it's not all doom and gloom. Part farewell to the warmest season, part welcome for the changing seasons, this playlist is made up of some of our favorite …

Jorja Smith

50+ "Emergency Dinners" for Late Nights & Huge Appetites

Is dinner a love story or an act of desperation?<p>At 9 P.M. on a weeknight, it's indisputably the latter. It's not that I don't <i>want</i> to cook (though, we've got lots of ideas for that situation, too)—it's that I don't feel like I physically <i>can</i>. These nights coincide, cruelly but expectedly, with the …

The best films of 2016 that you haven’t seen

While you were sleeping, a lot of critically-lauded films detonated in tens of theatres and blew away those who were lucky enough to see them. These are the most offensively underrated films that were released this year. If you’ve already seen them, then congrats, you can smugly gloat to someone …

Rap & Hip-Hop

10 Best Soup Recipes without Onions

The Best Soup Without Onions Recipes on Yummly | Fiesta Pork Soup, Blt Soup, Tomato Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipes

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

Movies

This Breakfast Trend Has a Bizarre Name, But It Will Keep You Full for Hours

Zoats!<p><i>This article was written by Marygrace Taylor and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Zoats! It sounds like an endearing alternative to the expletive you normally use when you stub your toe. Or maybe the kind of lunch snack you begged your mom to buy when you were a kid, because they were …

Breakfast

The Third Self: Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration, the Artist’s Task, and the Central Commitment of the Creative Life

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”<p><i>“In the wholeheartedness of concentration,”</i> the poet Jane Hirshfield wrote in her beautiful inquiry into the effortless …

Best of Whole30 Recipes: Egg-less Breakfasts

<i>Our @whole30recipes Instagram feed brings you delicious, Whole30 compliant recipes all day, every day. And, in our series, The Best of</i> …

Breakfast

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Creativity

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

New Rules Give Startups Access to Main Street Investors

Starting Monday, small companies can raise as much as $1 million online from ordinary investors<p>Small businesses will soon be able to sell shares to Main Street investors on crowdfunding portals, instead of trying to lure those backers with promises of T-shirts, coffee mugs or other …

Startups

Neuroscience discovers 5 things that will make you happy

So what's going to make you happy? Let's get more specific: What's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let's focus on things that are simple and easy …

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Homeland Security

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Make It Work

Jyssica Scott<p>Writer Read full profile<p>Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia …

Productivity Apps