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Lonely Planet Editors Agree: These Are the 5 Best Places to Visit in Europe

Summer is fast approaching and if you've been thinking about going on vacation in Europe, Lonely Planet has done the hard work for you. The travel …

European Travel

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

I Tried Taking CBD Oil For My Anxiety To See If It Made Me Calmer

When someone first suggested I take cannabidiol (CBD) to help me calm down, I flat-out refused. "I hate weed," I said firmly, recalling the last time …

Mental Health

Should You Be Toning Your Vagus Nerve? Here's How It Can Calm Anxiety & Aid Digestion

The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve, extending from your brain stem to your abdomen. The vagus nerve connects to multiple organs such as …

Yoga

David Beckham’s yoga teacher says this 8-step desk routine will boost your brain power — and it only takes 5 minutes

There are many proven benefits of yoga for both the body and mind — and now it could even help you to concentrate better at your desk, according Sydney-born yoga teacher Shona Vertue.<p>Vertue has been teaching yoga and training private clients, including David Beckham, for years. She often shares her …

Yoga

This 30-Minute Creamy Chicken Skillet Is a Weeknight Win — Delicious Links

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

Tomatoes

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

4 Meditation Tips That Actually Work, According to Someone Who Struggles With Chronic Anxiety

This is how I've learned to slow down my racing thoughts.<p><i>This essay is excerpted from Sarah Wilson's new memoir,</i> First, We Make the Beast Beautiful</i> …

Meditation

Nine Great Wellness Spas in the U.S. and Mexico

While there are many spas, just a select group are dedicated to helping you renew, relax and reconnect with what you really want from life. …

Budget Travel

This Science-Backed Diet Cuts the Risk of Heart Disease by 30%

From the trendy keto diet, beloved by celebs like Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Adrianna Lima, to the restrictive Whole 30 diet, which has …

Healthy Eating

Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2018<p>Seek out several varieties of heirloom tomatoes for this simple salad. Sweeter and juicier than …

Food

What It Actually Feels Like to Get a Vasectomy

Here's some non-medical real-talk from a guy with no regrets.<p>Are you okay?" My urologist’s question is less like a friendly bartender checking in on your drink status and more like your friends skiing up to your crash site after you’ve tumbled 700 vertical feet, head-over-skis.<p>“Yeah? I think so?”<p>I …

I'm a Yoga Teacher, and These Are the 15 Poses I Recommend For Weight Loss

Yoga may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider shedding fat, getting strong, and losing weight. Even though yoga shouldn't be your <i>only</i> workout if you're trying to change your body and get healthy, it's certainly a great supplemental workout to help you along the way. I've been …

Yoga

5 Reasons Why Cinque Terre Should Be The First Place On Your Bucket List

I remember seeing Cinque Terre, Italy for the first time on my dad's computer screensaver. The colorful buildings and jagged cliffs seemed unreal. …

Italy

10 Most Powerful Natural Antibiotics Known To Mankind

Nature can be truly amazing and miraculous in so many ways and people are slowly realizing that nature can be our true savior in desperate times. …

Alternative Medicine

17 Nutrition Tips That Change Your Life

Easy Hacks for Health, Muscle, Fat Loss and More<p>1 – Use vinegar to get lean and build muscle.<p>Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before you go …

Nutrition

The Best Olive Oils for Any Kitchen | GQ

GQ's Best Stuff asked a few experts about the best olive oils for cooking, sopping, and drizzling.<p>These days, it seems like any pantry essential could be a punch line for the next food craze: no vinegar, peppercorn, or salt crystal is safe. The same goes for olive oil, at once a simple grocery …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

This grilled corn and tomato salad is the perfect healthy cookout side dish

It may not be summer yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the flavors of the sunny season. This salad from the new book, <i>Michael Symon’s Playing</i> …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Transform Your Day With This 10-Minute Routine When You First Arrive at the Office

Here's how focusing on the present before moving into the day's goals can change your outlook.<p>The phrase “daily grind” -- meaning a repetitive, tiresome work routine -- may have originated in the mid-1800s, but it’s just as relevant today. Just 33 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs, …

Mindfulness

These 12 Items Are Everything You Need for a Kick-Ass At-Home Workout

Making it to the gym isn't always an option (or a priority). Craziness at home, fear of the frigid temperatures, and a general lack of motivation …

Exercise

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

10 reasons why Sicily should be your next family holiday

You might think Sicily is one destination where it’s best to leave the children behind - or wait until they’re older. Dramatic but sometimes forbidding landscape, serious cultural sights, and madcap cities like Palermo seem to cry out for a grown-up approach. But don’t be put off. Sicily has a huge …

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

Mindfulness Isn't Just a Trend, It's Key to Being a Better Leader

The shift toward achieving mindfulness is putting leaders in a better place to run their companies.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leaders tend to spread themselves thin. They want to have a hand in every aspect of their business. Yet, while some may see this tendency …

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Meditate Every Day, According To Science

Everyone knows meditation is good for you, but most people probably have no idea how, or why, exactly, it's so beneficial. Is it because it calms you …

Top of the lago: a saunter around the Italian lakes

Hiking high above Lake Maggiore, through forests and hills alive with Grand Tour romance, is a great way to build an appetite for Piedmont’s epic cuisine<p>Close to the summit of Monte Mottarone, we sit in silence soaking up the 360-degree views. To the east, far below, sparkles Lake Maggiore. A …

Italy

Gwyneth Paltrow's Carbonara Will Become Your Favourite Weeknight Meal

Gwyneth Paltrow's <b>It's All Easy</b> cookbook is full of easy weeknight meals anyone can make, including this carbonara pasta recipe. The actress and …

If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …