Shannon Leland

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A couple turns a Mercedes Sprinter into a solar-powered home on wheels

Traveling road warriors Andre and Marissa converted a 2017 Mercedes Sprinter van into a beautiful, chic home on wheels named the Bluebird for their …

5 Morning Yoga Moves That Will Wake You Up More Than a Cup of Coffee

Stop hitting the snooze button. Do these powerhouse poses instead.<p>Some people hesitate to do yoga because they don’t think they’ll break a sweat. But anyone who’s ever gone to a power Vinyasa or Bikram class or finally mastered the Crow pose knows that the right kind of yoga can make you sweat …

7 Things You'll Notice the Happiest People Always Doing

Here are seven habits of the happiest people, which will make the rest of us perpetually jealous if we don't hop on the wagon and join them.<p>So much has been written about the burgeoning happiness movement within the ever-expanding field of positive psychology, it's hard to keep up.<p>What scientists …

Happiness

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Productivity

The One Breakfast Food You Should Avoid Because It Slows Down Your Metabolism In The Morning

You have many choices at breakfast. One option is to sleep in and forget it, but that would be a mistake. “Studies show that people who eat breakfast …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Food

Hawaii's Still-Erupting Kilauea Volcano Is Literally Screaming

Its chilling shrieks are a sign of what's going on deep within the mountain.<p>In the 11 days since Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano started erupting, its fury …

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

5 Signs Your Partner Is Fully Comfortable Being Their Truest Self Around You

When you're getting to know someone while dating, you may be overthinking what you say, unsure of what to do with your body when sitting or hanging …

These Chicken Meatloaf Muffins Are Meal Prep Marvels

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i> <i>column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

If You're Only Going to Eat One Vegetable, a Doctor Says This Should Be It

Eating healthy should be fairly straightforward. But when you consider the number of different diets and health philosophies to choose from, things …

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job?

Here are a few that are considered “red flag words” by interviewers. Avoid these because these words don’t do you any favors. I’ve listed …

Employment

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

Systematic Review Shows How to Maintain Sexual Desire in a Relationship

Maintaining sexual desire – the drive to engage in sexual activity – between partners is often integral to a successful, long-term monogamous …

This is how to find joy: 4 simple secrets to the good life

“Older and wiser.” You’re on board with that, right? Sure. But what if I said “older and more joyful?”<p>That probably doesn’t click in the same way. …

6 Must-Read Books That Will Unlock Your Inner Mental Strength

They all contain valuable insight on making the process work better for you.<p><i>What are the best books to read for mental strength? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni,</b> …

6 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

Before I tell you that we’ve got new trailers for <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, <i>Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald</i>, and <i>Ready Player One</i>, let me …

2 Easy Workouts to Lose Weight Fast

You don't have to kill yourself at the gym every day to slim down. There are easy exercises to lose weight that you can do at home or on the go. In …

Exercise

Gunpowder Moon is a chillingly realistic book about the fight to control the Solar System

We can leave Earth, but its borders will follow us<p>On September 12th, 1962, President John F. Kennedy spoke at Rice University in Houston, Texas, about the need for America to land on the Moon “before the decade is out.” The space race was never primarily about exploration or science, but rather …

How to Become an Instagram Traveler, From a Family Who Does It Full-Time

The Bucket List Family shares their top tips for becoming a full-time traveling family.<p>Two and a half years ago, my family and I took off for a …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Bucket Lists

I Drank Fire Cider for a Week, and I Don’t Need Coffee Anymore

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it’s not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it’s also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Eat yourself to sleep: the foods that can help get a good night’s rest

According to one study, eating kiwi fruit before bed helps deep sleep. But which other foodstuffs may aid a long and peaceful slumber?<p>Ahead of World Sleep Day next week – an awareness-raising exercise that should surely be renamed World Sleep Night – there has been increased focus on how much sleep …

Sleep

10 surprising ways your body is telling you to drink more water

Dehydration shows itself in a variety of ways: headache, constipation, dizziness and muscle cramps, just to name a few.<p>It can also send you to the hospital.<p>"We commonly ignore the early warning signs of dehydration, but it's something to take seriously because it can affect the whole body," Grace …

Wellness

15 Delicious and Filling Recipes That Are Under 400 Calories

It’s no secret that cooking at home is an easy way to eat healthier. If you’re convinced that low-cal means carrot sticks and salad, look to PureWow …

I'm a native New Yorker — here are all the spots I take my friends when they visit

When friends and family come to New York City to visit me, they expect more than just a normal reunion. The city that never sleeps lives larger than life in people's heads and when they make it there, they want to see everything.<p>If someone is coming for the first time I — unwillingly — take them to …

Greenwich Village

A diet ranked one of the best for overall health by experts may have an additional health benefit for older adults — here's how to try it

A diet ranked by experts as one of the best for your overall health may have an additional benefit for older adults.<p>The DASH diet, an abbreviation for "dietary approaches to stop hypertension," involves lowering your sodium intake to no more than 2,300 milligrams a day and eating vegetables, …

Holistic Medicine

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement