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10 Things to Do in Sedona, From the Mystic to the Magnificent

Although Sedona is a good two-and-a-half hour drive from Phoenix, tourists and locals alike have been making the trip to the red rock mecca for …

Spirituality

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

This Big Batch of Juicy Pesto Chicken Is a Meal Prep Dream

Pulse the garlic in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment until coarsely chopped, 5 to 6 pulses. Add 1/2 the basil and pulse until the …

10 Spanish cities, 10 unmissable sights

Spain is not all about the beach, and a last minute city break can be just what’s needed – a recharge, a step back from the grind – a cultural taste …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

College & University

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

How You Resolve Conflicts in a Relationship Is Key to Its Success

We’ve all heard the adage “opposites attract,” but the truth is that relationships are even <i>more</i> fun when you and your partner share some similarities. At the most basic level, dinner dates are better for all parties when you like the same foods, and it’s a lot easier to make weekend plans when you …

Relationships

The 16 Most Beautiful Places in Europe Will Take Your Breath Away

Complete with fairy-tale castles, picturesque seaside retreats, otherworldly natural parks, and charming cities, Europe is full of striking places to …

European Travel

New to Netflix for March 2018

Marvel's Jessica Jones, Voltron: Legendary Defender, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and more.<p>Netflix's March slate of movies, TV shows, and …

Netflix Original

15 cities across the world that should be at the top of your travel bucket-list

Every year, we ask our readers to rate the best cities in the world, and the results continue to surprise us. Not only do newcomers sometimes float to the top, but longtime favorites also continue to reappear — a testament to a destination's enduring popularity. This year's group of winners span …

7 Toxic Behaviors You Should Never Tolerate

Humans tend to normalize behaviors of close intimates, tucking certain responses and behaviors into folders labeled: “Just the way he is” or “So …

Self-Criticism

10 things that change when you're finally in the right relationship

Hint: It's effortless.<p><b>1. You don't feel like a nervous wreck.</b> I once heard great philosopher Kourtney Kardashian say on <i>Keeping Up With The Kardashians</i> — and I'm paraphrasing here: When you're with the right person, you feel calm rather than anxious. Sure, you can have butterflies, but you shouldn't …

20 Ways To Help A Partner Living With Mental Illness

"You're going to be okay, and I'm here."<p>"Before I started dating my boyfriend, I was agoraphobic and would never get into cars with people. <b>After about six long months with a lot of practice and A LOT of patience, he brought me out of my comfort zone</b> and finally to his house. My boyfriend has been …

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

University of Chicago

7 Signs You're Ready To Get Into A Relationship, According To Experts

It can be difficult to tell when you'reready to start dating again. Maybe you're coming off of a bad breakup, maybe you've just been focused on other …

New York City

Staying Awake: The Surprisingly Effective Way to Treat Depression

Using sleep deprivation to lift people out of severe depression may seem counterintuitive, but for some people, it’s the only thing that works. Linda …

New York State

8 books every couple should read together

With the season of love upon us, it’s easy to be consumed by your infatuation. But don’t go love blind! After all, no relationship is perfect. So …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

How do I stop being lonely? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Loneliness is a stealthy bastard. It can settle in on your soul without you even noticing, until the texture of the words appear on your tongue one day: “I’m lonely.” It’s a hollow melancholy that wraps itself around your heart and stays there, whispering fear of social rejection in your ear and …

Mental Health

How To Enjoy Spring Break If You're On A Tight Budget This Year

Finding a balance between enjoying your spring break and not blowing through all of your savings is a tight-rope walk of precision. You want to spend …

8 Signs You Could Have High Functioning Depression

Photo: Shutterstock<p>You decline social invitations<p>High-functioning depression looks a lot like <b>chronic low-level depression</b> and can last around five …

Best Mexican Restaurants in Mexico City

Mexico City is an international metropolis with everything from Korean barbecue to top class Japanese sushi. You can enjoy homemade pasta at a little Italian restaurant or amazing burgers on just about every street corner. The surprisingly difficult thing is finding a Mexican restaurant where you …

The 7 Books That Taught Me How To Love Being Alone

We are taught that there is shame in being alone. For women, in particular, there lurks the implication that no one is ever willingly by themselves. …

Books

11 Tips For Giving Your Partner Some Space If They (Or You) Need It

There are several phrases that, when uttered in a relationship, can make your blood run cold. Of course there's the whole breakup bomb, and the …

Hobbies

Top 10 biggest mistakes women make in relationships

So many people struggle with relationships without understanding what they’re doing wrong. It can be frustrating to feel like you can’t make things …

Empaths and narcissists make a 'toxic' partnership — here's why they're attracted to each other

Opposites attract — or so we are told. While this rule has potential to broaden your horizons, people who are poles apart might be drawn together for all the wrong reasons.<p>Narcissists, for example, are attracted to people they will get the greatest use from. Often, this means they pursue and target …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

University of Michigan

4 Things People Get Wrong About Running

When it comes to running, there are plenty of truths: It improves your health. It can help you lose weight. It can even make you happier. But there’s …

How Quickly Do You Lose Fitness When You Stop Running?

New research provides guidance on how much down time is too much.<p>Work and life overload. Injury or illness. Seemingly endless winter weather. Physical and mental fatigue after reaching a big goal. There are all sorts of reasons for runners to go cold turkey. In those situations, it’s natural to …

A 5 Step Process to Help you Have Hard Conversations | Inc.com

If you are constantly feeling stressed out and angry because other people are letting you down it's time to do something about it. Most of us will do anything to avoid a difficult conversation. I think it's time suck it up and get tough.<p>How good are you at having those hard conversations? Will you …

Self-help