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30 Health Choices All Women Should Make By Age 30

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Meditation Myth Number 1: 'I'm Not the Type'

<i>This is number one in a series in which I dispel the most common myths that prevent people from practicing and enjoying meditation.</i><p>I live on the border of Santa Monica and Venice, California, one of the crunchy-chewiest neighborhoods in America. From my house, I can walk to a football field-sized …

7 Ways to Stop Doing and Start Being

There is a madness in men and women today and it's spilling over to our children too. This madness is our constant need for change - with our relationships, our jobs, our possessions, our education, and our status in life. Striving for something better and never resting until that something is …

Happiness

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, Lyon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425055405150/b9048c18-9711-4d60-b857-31d33a772037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, …

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Stress Tip: Let Go Of Control

<i>For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here.</i><p>The compulsion to control every element of your life may contribute to some of your successes, but chances are it contributes to a whole …

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North America's 16 Best Ski Resorts

We picked the cream of the crop and consulted local experts for their advice on where to ski, what to drink, and everything in between.<p>Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia<p>Editor's choice for sidecountry.<p><b>Annual Snowfall:</b> 600 inches <b><br>Acres:</b> 3,031 <b><br>The Expert:</b> Dave Pehowich, 37, operations manager …

Stress Tip: Write 3 Things Down That Are Working

<i>For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here.</i><p>What you focus on, flourishes -- and while your brain is naturally attuned to the negative (a key survival instinct), it pays to retrain …

Gut Feelings: Diet, Depression and Bacteria

In another setback for the notion that depression is all in your head, recent research suggests it may be a gut reaction. Literally.<p>Brain has always bested bowel in the body battles for executive organ status. However, the gastrointestinal tract is moving up in the world and recently was labeled …

Print Your Photos or Risk Losing Them to the Digital Dark Age, Internet Pioneer Warns

Want to make sure a photograph survives your lifetime? Print it out. That’s the warning Internet pioneer Vint Cerf gave at a talk recently, saying …

History

Increasing Our Ability to Cope With Stress Can Make Us Healthier, Part 3: Acute Stress Buffers

This is blog three of the series to educate you about coping with stress to increase the quality of your mental and physical health. Please refer to the first blog for background information about stress and the brain and the second blog to review behaviors that reduce the response of the brain to …

The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before.<p>About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. …

Exercise

The 3 Most Important Camera Settings

This article aims to help beginners understand the correlation of three important factors of digital photography. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO …

Landscape Photography

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

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20 Real Women Share What They Learned After a Breakup

Some of the greatest life lessons can come from heartbreak.<p>We won't sugarcoat it: Changing your relationship status from "taken" to "single" is never easy. But there is a silver lining to your heartache—seriously. Breakups are the most opportune moments for you to step back and realize what you</i> …

6 Amazing Benefits of Cuddling

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7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

The Exercise You Need to Do If You Sit at a Desk All Day

Tight hip flexors can lead to things like back pain and bad exercise form. Here's how to fix them<p>You probably often hear gripes about tight hip flexors at the gym. They're not uncommon, especially if you sit at a desk all day.<p>"When you sit, your legs are parked at a 90-degree angle from your hips …

7 of the scariest theme park rides in the world | CNN Travel

The Hidden Reason Why Your Relationship May Be Struggling

Maybe you've been arguing a bit more than usual or you've noticed your partner, family member, or friend has been a bit more on the "grumpy" side.<p>Because things had been going so well, you're a bit puzzled as to what has brought all this on. Maybe you've tried to talk with them about it, but what …

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Prisoner of Technology Escapes!

No matter where we go in 2015 we can be reached at will by the outside world. Cell phones and text messages, Bluetooth and Sync, Skype and email -- you're only a click away from being found. Honey, you're in techno overload; I am a prisoner of technology!<p>Everywhere I am, it is rare for me not to …

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

Make those after-work hours work harder for you.<p>Of course nights are great for going on dates, binge-watching Netflix, doing work, chatting on the phone—you name it. But you know what <i>else</i> they're great for? Setting yourself up for bigger and better weight-loss results. Just follow these tips to get …

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

When Amy Seitz got pregnant with her second child last year, she knew that being 35 years old meant there was an increased chance of chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome. She wanted to be screened, and she knew just what kind of screening she wanted — a test that's so new, some women and …

19 Signs You Need to Get Laid, Like, Yesterday

How many of these hilarious and not-so-subtle giveaways can you check off?<p>Dry spells are never fun, but hey, they happen! And sometimes for good reason—like maybe you just got out of a long-term relationship and need some time to heal on your own. In other circumstances, you <i>know</i> when you need to …

4-Year-Old's 911 Call Saves Her Pregnant Mom's Life

Calise Manning is being hailed for her bravery, her smarts, and being calm under pressure.<p>When her heavily pregnant mom Centerria Manning suffered a serious epileptic seizure last week, 4-year-old Calise Manning calmly called 911 and requested medical help. "She's shaking and she's having a baby," …

Here's Proof The Best Things In Life Are Free

What if we told you that you were one of the wealthiest people in the world?<p>Before you scratch your head and check your wallet, pause for a moment and think about the assets in your life. Not just the dollar bills in the safe, but the other valuables you have. The ones that actually matter.<p>Sure, …

7 Major Pilates Moves for All-Over Toning

Brooke Siler, author of The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, created this genius do-anywhere routine<p>Brooke Siler, renowned instructor and author of <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i>, created this genius Pilates-at-home routine using workout bands to mimic machines found in top studios. The …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

Pilatesology Intermediate Pilates Mat Workout

20 Quick Reads that Will Change the Way You Live, Love and Work

<i>“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”<br>―Oscar Wilde</i><p>Based on a recommendation from an …