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16 Cookie Crust Pies You Won’t Be Able to Resist

Pies aren’t the kind of dessert everyone feels comfortable tackling. There’s no shame in that. Luckily, there are many different ways to make a pie, including ways that forgo traditional pie crust ideas for something just as delicious. Introducing your new best friend: the cookie crust pie! Also …

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25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

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This Quick Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good leaders know that for a company to run successfully, …

Self-improvement

Month in Space: November 2015

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Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Holds Promise For Treating Addiction

The treatment protocol targets the very roots of addictive behavior.<p>A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments can effectively treat everything from depression to autoimmune disease to post-traumatic stress order.<p>But mindfulness can also help the nearly 24 million …

The man who made America: Reason, religion and the brilliant mind of John Locke

<b>John Locke (Wikimedia)</b><p>There will be no lack of odes to colonial America today. Let’s also remember the man whose ideas made it possible<p>George Makari<p>November 26, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind”<p>After his triumphant return to London, John Locke’s theory …

Here's the Perfect Anytime/Anywhere Workout for When Going to the Gym Is Not an Option

Here's the Perfect Anytime/Anywhere Workout for When Going to the Gym Is Not an OptionBrandon Deines, of Longmont, who trains with Coal Creek …

Gorgeous Abstract Paintings of Oceanic Internal Landscapes

New York-based artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke …

These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

"Out of nowhere the mind comes forth."<p>A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can …

The Only 4 Moves You Need to Sweat Your Ass Off in 15 Minutes

These exercises work better together.<p>If your biceps and triceps were a couple, they'd never argue over who was on laundry versus trash duty. Each has its own main job: Biceps bend your arms, triceps extend them. Always. No tradesies.<p><i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and</i> …

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The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

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30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

9 Jim Rohn Quotes That Will Inspire You To Work Harder on Yourself

<b></b>I love Jim Rohn! I can’t seriously tell you how many times I listen to his audiotapes. After meeting with his mentor at the age of 25, Jim Rohn …

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

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Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

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Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

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12 Ways to Calm the Overactive Mind

Gregg Prescott, M.S., <i>In5D Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Have you ever laid in bed trying to sleep while a constant stream of thoughts flow through your mind? Do …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Watch The ABCs And 123s Come To Life In These Stunning Pop-Up Books

French paper engineer Marion Bataille has released a trilogy of pop-up books exploring the design of letters and numbers. They have to be seen to be believed.<p>There are tons of bad pop-up books out there, content to merely sprong, jut, accordion, or bulge. French paper engineer and children’s book …