Sophia Mekonen

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An Exclusive Look Inside the Golden Globes After-Party

It's almost like you were there.<p>As co-hosts of The Weinstein Company's famed Golden Globes after-party, <i>Marie Claire</i> gets an insider's look behind the scenes. Here, candid shots of what last night was like, straight from our iPhones.

'It's like eating belly fat': Watch horrified South Korean women's reactions as they sample America's favourite junk food for the first time

• <b>Youtube vlogger gave seven South Korean girls seven US snacks to try</b>• <b><br>The treats included Poptars, Goldfish and the sour candy War Heads</b>• <b><br>The girls were</b> …

Food

I'm on a Boat: What You Can Learn Aboard a Cruise to Nowhere

What can you learn about cruising on a two-day trip to nowhere? Lots, it turns out.<p>Seven of the greatest days of my ado­lescence were spent aboard a cruise ship called the <i>Celebrity Century</i>. I can’t remember which Caribbean ­islands we visited, but I can picture exactly where our family’s table for …

Cruise Ships

Dakota Johnson's Top 10 Fashion Moments

Since <b>Dakota Johnson</b> was cast as Anastasia Steele in the highly anticipated film adaptation of <i>Fifty Shades of Grey,</i> her every sartorial step has been monitored with fervor. What's more, her current fashion choices seem to mirror those of her character: at times delicate and feminine, at others tough …

How A Media Star Found Mindfulness After A Meltdown In Front Of 5 Million Viewers

Some of us find mental clarity in quiet solitude. Others do it in front of a television camera.<p>After Dan Harris, then an ambitious rising star at ABC’s news division, was left panting for breath during an on-air panic attack on <i>Good Morning America</i> in front of 5 million viewers, he realized that his …

Meditation

Streamlining Your Makeup Bag in 2015: How to Do Less—And Look Better

Clutter clouds the mind, particularly if it's the first thing you see when you wake up and open your medicine cabinet in the morning. You stand in front of the sink and think: How did I accumulate so many bottles? Does it really take this much every day just to—as <b>Tina Fey</b> joked at the Golden Globes …

'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Make Us Human

Our current cultural obsession with food is undeniable. But, while the advent of the foodie may be a 21st century phenomenon, from an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, a new book argues.<p>In <i>Tasty: the Art and Science of What We Eat</i>, Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Nutrition

Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

<i>This super rich, creamy, tangy, no frills, crustless Italian-style cheesecake is easier than you’d think to prepare at home! It’s always a HUGE hit</i> …

Dessert

6 Reasons to Get Pumped for the Golden Globes

Golden Globes weekend is upon us! The stars have gravitated to Los Angeles , flying in from all over the world to convene at the Beverly Hilton Hotel …

Celebrity News

65 Super Bowl Dessert Recipes, Because Life Ain't All Chicken Wings

These Super Bowl recipes are low-effort crowd pleasers. Yes, there are brownies.<p>It's just not a Super Bowl party without a stunning display of dessert options. (At least that's what we always say.) Here are our most winning sweet treats for the biggest game day of the year—all low-effort crowd …

Dessert

Pink Is the New Red: 13 Good Reasons Why the Color Feels Fresh Again

Every color has a personality, an emotion that you channel while wearing it. Red is exciting—a color to evoke your inner daring. Then, there's pink: safe, benign, and obviously pretty. Or is it? A look at this season’s fresh takes on magenta, rose, and flamingo may be enough to make you reconsider …

Transforming Negative Thoughts & Creating the Life You Desire

<b>“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>In my quest for personal development, I’ve done a ton of processing, …

Taoism

The Zen of Anger: 5 Tips to Overcome Negative Reactions

<b>“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” ~Anthony Robins</b><p>I used to be an angry person. And I was happy about that. In fact, I prided …

Let Go of Attachment: You Can Be Happy Even if Things Change

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>A wise old soul once told me that I needed to practice …

The Dapper Men We Can't Wait to See at the Golden Globes

While women's fashion may take center stage on the Golden Globes red carpet, we have to admit that sometimes the men steal the show. Whether they …

Golden Globes

The 10 Best Instagram Fashion Moments of the Week

The holiday season might have come to a close, but that doesn't mean that vacation style is over just yet. <b>Solange Knowles’s</b> packing list for Joshua Tree included both a bikini and a fur coat (worn simultaneously, might we add), while <b>Linda Evangelista</b> went for gold on the slopes of Utah. Meanwhile, …

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

8 Ancient Rules for Life We Should Still Follow

If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety, or even depression, you might find some relief in the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. Wait: It’s probably <i>not</i> …

University of London

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You Don't Need Other People to Validate Your Feelings

<b>“When you give another person the power to define you, then you also give them the power to control you.”</b> <b>~Leslie Vernick</b><p>It’s coming up on the …

Positive Thinking

Tips for the Struggling Meditator.

Meditation is a practice that is designed to train the mind.<p>Meditation practice comes with several benefits including increased concentration, …

Finding your zen on a smartphone

<i>This article was taken from the January 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Meditation

The Ultimate Guide To Meditation

Meditation. What is it? We’ve all heard of it. Maybe you’ve tried it a few times, or if you’re truly dedicated to it, you do it every day. Meditation …

18 Things I've Learned about Changing Habits, Settings Goals, and Living Life

Simply beautiful Japanese scenes, Zen garden and pagoda at Seiryu-ji

The Zen Buddhist temples usually do not feature pagodas, while the other temples don’t have rock gardens. So, this landscape photographed at …

Japan

98 Reasons Birthday Girl Nina Dobrev Is Our Ultimate Style Crush

You can always count on Nina Dobrev to be in the running for best dressed at any event. The birthday girl isn't afraid to give daring trends a try or switch up dress lengths for special occasions. Take the 2017 Golden Globes afterparty, where she rocked a red Zac Posen gown. The bold color not only …

Oven Baked Chicken Wings with Sweet BBQ Sauce

I used to not like chicken on the bone. In fact, was quite grossed out when it came to anything you had to pick up and gnaw off the bone. My world …