Sondra Stewart

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5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating

Veteran ABC news anchor and self-proclaimed meditation evangelist Dan Harris is back with a second book, <i>Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics</i>, which has …

The Unexpected Key to Better Sex

We live in a world filled with sex advice: <i>Try this new acrobatic position to have a stronger orgasm! Do these three things to drive him wild in the</i> …

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Boats

This One Thing Makes You a Nicer Person

Mindfulness — the practice of staying attuned to what’s happening in the present moment — is a bonafide health trend right now, and for good reason. …

The Smartest, Most Stylish IKEA Hacks of 2017

Some of our favorite posts each year hinge on IKEA products, and all the endless ways they can be transformed and hacked into something more useful, …

Scientists spent 75 years studying happiness and this is what they learned

It's the longest running study on happiness, ever.<p>It's hard to measure happiness – it means different things to different people and it can't be …

This turmeric tonic is going to be your go-to energy boost beverage

When Sarah Schneider, co-owner of NYC’s Egg Shop, realized that she and other staff members at the restaurant were <i>all</i> experimenting with turmeric at …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

8 Fall Cocktails to Serve at Friendsgiving

With Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving quickly approaching, we know that everyone is trying to figure out the perfect fall adult beverages to serve. Let’s be honest…some of us need a good cocktail just to get us through the holidays. And who isn’t thankful for spiked drinks and an amazing squad?! We …

Make Everyone At The Office Happy By Installing This

Last Updated on February 2, 2018<p>Leon Ho<p>Founder & CEO of Lifehack Read full profile<p>Let’s face it, however positive and upbeat your office environment …

Employment

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Mindfulness

What Hacking Teaches IKEAHackers' Jules Yap About Life

These days, I prefer weekdays to weekends when it comes to my IKEA trips. Why, you ask? Well, as if it isn't obvious, it means less crowds and more …

Hacking

16 Clever Designer Solutions to the Most Common Small-Space Conundrums

An old home with a lack of square footage might feel limiting to some, but the 900-square-foot, 1900s-era Sunset Smart Cottage proves any space can be transformed with strategic decorating and innovative home gadgets. Even the interior design concept for the cottage involved an emerging tech trend: …

7 Mindful Ways To Handle Workplace Anxiety

Think of the word “mindful", what imagery crops up?<p>A peaceful happy rotund Buddha, blissfully oblivious to his surrounding maybe?<p>In reality what …

How to Up Your Styling Game (Using Mostly What You Have)

It was clear from Candace and Jason's first house tour with us that Candace knows a thing or two about creating elegant, classic spaces with just a …

Home Decorating

7 All-Star Pieces of Home Decor That Hustle Hard

Who doesn't want more out of their furnishings? Flexibility is one of the key things I look for when purchasing a piece for my apartment, because I'm …

The NYC Apartment Where Style & Function Are Equally Weighed

We've all heard it before: small but mighty, tiny house = big style. But, in this petite stunner it was all about lifestyle taking precedence over …

Quick and Easy Ways to Brighten up Your Office Space

The look and feel of your office can have a big impact on employee morale and productivity. However, most entrepreneurs don't have deep pockets for interior design.<p>Your Business spent the day with Homepolish — a Manhattan-based start-up that offers interior design help by the hour. Here are a few …

15 pictures of living rooms to inspire you

Whether you have a huge airy mansion or a small apartment, the living room is a key space that needs due consideration, thoughtful concept & tasteful …

5 Apps That Will Change the Way You Decorate Your Home

Home decorating is a hefty investment. Whether you're renovating or rearranging a room, shopping for a new piece of statement furniture, or designing …

Tour a Bright, Coastal Home With Traditional Bones

Despite all efforts to keep our spaces looking fresh and current (let's be honest—bad trends happen to good people), time has a way of impacting our …

Minimalist Apartment With Ethno Vibes And A Unique Array Of Textures

The secret to creating an interior decor that’s minimalist and monochromatic is to avoid being too simple and to compensate for the lack of strong …

Unexpected Art Displays that Will Make You Rethink Your Own

Does the thought of arranging art make you want to poke your eyeballs out? Or maybe you've already committed to a gallery wall, but something just …

Home Decorating

Before & After: A Bland Space Gets Texture & Character

Hope Veloclette was tasked with creating a custom space for a discerning client while keeping to a budget. She wanted to create a space full of …

Audio Mixing

25 Gray Dining Room Designs

01 of 25<p>Gray Dining Rooms<p>Whether you love rustic, modern, or mid-century, the dining room is one of your best opportunities for showcasing your sense …

Before and After: The Dramatic Evolution of a Tiny Studio

Angie Teater is a vibrant New Yorker who knows how to make use of a small space. The proof? Her studio apartment <i>was</i> a 350-square-foot beige box when …

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

An Interior Full of Flamboyance: Vibrant and Chic Apartment Capela

Looking for fun, innovative and yet classy ways to add color to your home without altering its modern vibe drastically? Then you might want to take a …

Interior Design