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7 Signs Your Insecurities Are Affecting Your Relationship, According To Experts

We're only human, which means that we <i>all</i> — even the most confident folks among us — have our own individual insecurities of varying magnitudes. These …

Self-help

You Can Change Negative Thinking With These 8 Tips

Negative thinking contributes to anxiety in social and performance situations. Most therapies for social anxiety involve an aspect dedicated to …

Mindfulness

Marathon Training Basics: A Beginner's Guide to Marathon Training

So you want to run a marathon? Completing 26.2 miles is an awe-inspiring accomplishment that requires commitment and dedication and provides many rewards, not least of which is joining the 0.5 percent of the U.S. population who have run a marathon.<p>Most training plans call for 16 to 20 weeks of …

Marathons

Constantly Getting Defensive? Here's Your 4-Step Solution

If anyone has ever suggested you might be a defensive person and you listened to this criticism out of curiosity and then began to observe your …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Every Runner Needs a Mindful Training Plan

You wouldn't race without a plan for your body—so why hit the pavement without considering your most important organ: your brain?<p>Miki Gorman—an elite …

Mindfulness

Bench Press Workouts For A Bigger Chest

“Train the chest; forget the rest.” The mantra of many a Gym Bro. But when is comes to building the chest, your typical chest day probably consists of a barbell bench press and then some other “stuff.” Most likely biceps curls and some abs. (How did he know that!?) This works for many of you. …

Muscle

10 Slow Cooker Recipes for Two People (Who Like Leftovers)

While slow cookers are a boon for big-batch meals, I take mine out at least once a week when cooking dinner for my small family of two (twice if you …

Cooking

A Different Way to View Our Emotions: Q&A with Author Sherianna Boyle

Many of us have a hard time feeling our feelings. So we dismiss them. We stuff them down. We pretend they don’t exist. We disconnect from our …

Mindfulness

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

Here's What's Actually Going On When You (Or Someone In Your Life) Can't Stop Complaining

Research shows that constant grumbling, bewailing, and lamenting not only torments the people around us but harms our health and adds stress to our …

Self-help

How To Train Your Brain To Chill Out

Around 300 emails a day; on call 24/7, double tapping everyone else’s insta-highlights while subconsciously comparing myself, constantly deciphering …

Self-improvement

Google Tour Creator brings VR content creation to the masses

Earlier today Google announced perhaps the easiest way for “anyone with a story to tell” to do so in a rich, visual interface behind the lenses of their favorite VR viewer. Called ‘Tour Creator,’ Google’s newest virtual reality tool lets anyone produce professional-looking VR content without the …

Virtual Reality

This Garlicky Chicken with Mozzarella Is a Dinner Dream

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Cooking

7 Small Words And Phrases That Make A Big Impact On My Mental Health

Don't call something a "problem" — call it a "challenge."<p>Here are some of the most effective changes I've made:<p><b>BTW, here are some helpful posts about therapy:</b><p>• Here's How to Know if You Could Benefit From Therapy<p>• A Beginner's Guide to Starting Therapy<p>• 17 Things Therapists Want You to Know Before …

Mental Health

10 Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

And that everyone else around the table will love, too.

Cooking

Want to be a top developer? You should build things. Here’s another list to get you started.

<i>Due to high demand I’m extending the list of fun apps to build.</i> 😁<p><b>Here’s the initial post</b><b>. Feel free to post your applications in the comments or on</b> …

Software Engineering

Here's How To Tell If You're Dealing With Social Anxiety, Or You're Simply An Introvert

You know how every thumb is a finger, but not every finger is a thumb? That’s a good way to think about introverts and people who suffer from social …

7 Signs You're Belittling Your Partner, Even Though You Think You're Helping Them

Sometimes, when you try to give your partner friendly advice or constructive criticism, it may come out differently than you intended. For instance, …

Self-help

Best Books About Relationships

Relationships

Effectively Manage Your Emotional State Using Labelling And Reframing

Managing one's emotional state is considered to be a cornerstone of lasting success. One can safely that "capability is a function of emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

Building a Web App With Go, Gin and React

This article was originally posted on My Blog<p><b>TL;DR:</b> In this tutorial, I'll show you how easy it is to build a web application with Go and the Gin …

JavaScript

How To Know When Your Marriage Is Really Over, According To A Relationship Expert

Many years ago, I was sitting with a couple in my office, marveling about what a "perfect fit" they were: They were both into healthy living, rescue …

How Meditation Reduces Stress (Plus 6 Tips for Absolute Beginners)

Yoga Medicine®<i>teacher Diane Malaspina explains the research-backed benefits of meditation and provides simple suggestions for getting started.</i>If you …

Mindfulness

This Book Will Make You Want To Meditate, No Matter What Your Excuse

The most common misconception about meditation is that it's all about the breath, or posture, or having no thoughts at all.<p><i>Excerpts from JOY ON DEMAND by Chade-Meng Tan, copyright 2017 (HarperOne/HarperCollins).</i>

Meditation

How To: Build a Beginner Hacking Kit with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

If you want to follow Null Byte tutorials and try out Kali Linux, the Raspberry Pi is a perfect way to start. In 2018, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ …

Google's latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need

Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't really meant for newcomers when you had to supply your own Raspberry Pi and other must-haves. It'll be much easier to get started from now on: Google has released updated …

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

The 10 Best Workout Moves For Your Back

Add these workout moves to your routine to sculpt a bigger, stronger back.<p>When you're in the gym, what's your main focus? What you see in the mirror when you face up to yourself—or what everyone else sees when you turn away? If you're like most guys, the answer is probably the former, and chest day …

3D Printed Zipper Pulls

Making your own 3D printed custom zipper pull is a great way to stand out from the crowd! You can personalize almost any zippered garment or …

Sewing