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The Beautiful Thing My Husband Did When Depression Left Me Stuck In Bed

I was standing at the kitchen sink when I felt the plug being pulled. My emotions turned to black, every ounce of energy escaped, and where my soul …

I'm a Yoga Instructor, and These Are the 12 Poses I Do Every Single Day

I'm a yoga instructor, but I'm also a CrossFitter, a runner, and a skier, and keeping yoga as an integral part of my life allows me to strengthen and stretch my body to help me stay healthy and reach my fitness goals. I also work full-time and am a mom, and keeping a daily yoga practice is …

Yoga

What a Dog Geneticist Wants You to Know about Dog Genetics

Dog lovers talk a big game when it comes to genetics. Who hasn’t heard someone claim to know which breeds reside within a beloved mutt simply by …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

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This 9-Minute Yoga Routine Will Help You Ditch Lower-Back Pain

It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If there’s one thing that can make you uncomfortable all day, it’s dealing with lower-back tension. And try as you might, between at-home remedies and stretches, sometimes it just keeps lingering. Luckily <i>Women’s Health’s</i> <i>With Yoga</i> DVD is here to help you …

The Huge Problem That Can Fill Your Marriage With Resentment

And five tactics that can help you break out of the toxic cycle.<p>Krystal Cormack was on the verge of a meltdown.<p>Earlier this year, the 35-year-old mother of three from Oxford, Mississippi, was holding down her job as a director at an educational nonprofit while also moonlighting in an unpaid side …

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, with the oldest known human-made works of artistic expression dating back 40,000 years to caves …

Web Design

If You Want A Deeper Relationship, Ask Your Partner These 10 Questions

It might be uncomfortable. But that's good.<p><i>This article was written by sex and relationship coach Jordan Gray and republished with permission from YourTango.</i><p>In the day to day of our relationships, a lot of stuff can get swept under the rug. Combine that with the fact that a lot of partners don’t …

5 Key Elements Every Small Business Website Should Have

Incorporate these five important website elements into your site to build an online presence that brings customers directly to your business, no matter where they're located.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Your business may be small, but a business website …

Small Business

This Outdoor Butt Workout Will Do Wonders for Your Body

Keep your hikes and runs super strong with a tight tush.<p>Working out your glutes doesn't just get you a higher, tighter-looking tush. It can also work wonders for your body. This muscle group (one of the largest) acts as the middleman between your spine, back, and upper and lower body. Keeping those …

Your All-Day Guide to Better Sleep

When people say they want to get healthier, they often focus on just two things: eating better and exercising more. But sleeping well is also a vital …

"Graphic Means" Documentary Shows How Designers Did It Before Digital

Used to be you couldn't design without an X-Acto knife<p>On his podcast, Kevin Smith recounted explaining to his young daughter how we rented movies …

How I Trained Myself To Wake Up On Time Without An Alarm

Half the battle is figuring out how much sleep your body needs, and the other half is consistency.<p>Sleep is one of my favorite things. I adore it. I’ve never been one for alarms, though. Potentially because they mark the end of my sleeping.<p>I started working remotely a few years ago, and …

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

<i>John Spencer, a great friend and amazing thinker, has a course on “Design Thinking for Teachers”, that is happening now. I know John is very</i> …

Design

Easy Ways to Organise Desktop Folders

A cluttered desktop is an unhappy desktop. See the return of a happy, fast-moving desktop by eliminating its clutter with today's Spring cleaning …

How To Escape The Procrastination Doom Loop

When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground in a subway station with their laptop and still manage to get more done in an hour than you would in a day …

Procrastination

Trying to Change Your Life? 6 Reminders to Help You Keep Going

<b>“You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.” ~Zig Ziglar</b><p>When you’re studying for eighteen years …

How the most productive people power through their to-do lists

There's plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don't want to …

We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives

Dr. Jack Gilbert wants to make our hospitals dirty.<p>His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Since a surgeon named Joseph …

Organized Project Board

Managing a household, blog, family, and finances can be difficult at times. I constantly try to prioritize and multitask, as do most moms. Using a …

Dates From HELL: 25 Women Share Their Cringeworthy Tales

By Lorenzo Jensen III,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2az3eaj<p>1. He cried a little bit when I beat him at chess.<p>“I met up with this guy from the …

The Sex Discrimination Act: why legislating for equality is not the end of civilisation | Lenore Taylor

The bill was modest, yet it was accused of destroying the family, the economy and Christianity itself<p>I can still dimly remember the ructions over the introduction of the sex discrimination bill in 1983 but, even so, reading back now, the debate is astonishing.<p>The proposed law was groundbreaking but …

No iPhone 7 headphone jack? Here's how to switch to Android

Save for the battery, the headphone jack is probably the single most ubiquitous feature in all mobile electronics. You find them in iPods, iPads and iPhones; Android devices of all stripe; laptops and tablets; even some e-readers.<p>Apple thinks you don't need one.<p>At least, that's the rumor. For …

13 scientifically proven ways to sleep better

If you're tired right now or are relying on a bucket of coffee to get through your day, you aren't alone.<p>More than a third of Americans don't get the seven to nine hours of sleep a night that the CDC recommends. Some people think they can function on less, but usually that's because the …

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Fairphone Is the Ethical Smartphone that Wants You to Rethink Mobile Technology

<b>By Alex Cequea</b><p>I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone. On the one hand, it's powerful enough to make many of my own brain cells obsolete. On the other hand, it contributes to an economic system that skirts ethical lines via oppressive labor practices abroad, sourcing of conflict minerals …

Do you care about animals? Then you really shouldn't eat octopus | Elle Hunt

They may be delicious and sure, there are lots of them, but next time you’re chomping down on your barbecued octopus, just remember they were the first intelligent beings on Earth and have more genes than you do<p>When Inky the octopus made global headlines for his eight-legged getaway from a New …

14 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

But love, alas, is not easy to find.<p>How and why do two people click? We dug into years of psychological research to find some answers. And in the process, we busted some myths and learned that certain clichés turn out to be actually true.<p><i>This is an update of an article written by Drake Baer for</i> …

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8 Simple Habits That Keep Your Brain Healthy

<i>What steps should I take if I want to develop my brain to the maximum? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Diane Shatto on Quora:</b><p>Self-discipline is the key to a fully utilized brain. Here are …

London's first naked restaurant opens this weekend with 40,000 people on the waiting list

Diners will be provided with white robes and slippers to wear (or not wear) at tables in The Bunyadi's two sections divided by bamboo screens: "non-naked" or "naked and pure."<p>"The idea is to experience true liberation," Seb Lyall, the founder of pop-up company Lollipop which is behind the event, …

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