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34 Ways to Bust a Bad Mood in 10 Minutes or Less

Bad days happen. A bombed job interview, a broken coffee machine (when you <i>really</i> need coffee), stepping in dog poop on the way to a date—we know, …

Best of Montana Year-Round: Nature and Wildlife

Discover Montana's most beautiful landscapes, wild animals, outdoor recreation and more through the seasons.<p><b>Glacier National Park</b><p>Celebrated conservationist John Muir called Glacier National Park’s dramatic landscape “the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” More than a million acres of …

Climbing in St Lucia: the best view in the Caribbean

After flying west, you wake early. For a night owl like me, this is a wonderful bonus. On my first morning in <b>St Lucia</b>, with my body clock five hours ahead of local time, I was wide-awake soon after 4am. By well before six I had wandered out on to the balcony of my room to enjoy the warm air and …

A Guide to Muscles

Molecular biologist-turned-designer Eleanor Lutz regularly publishes the science-themed charts, infographics, and illustrations she creates on her …

How to Stop Over-Analyzing Every Conversation

During every conversation I have, I analyze everything about the other person. I'm looking at their eyes, watching body language, and listening for …

Why I Quit Multitasking

The data is now telling us multitasking is not only ruining our relationships, but also our brains. Distraction is literally bringing us down.<p>For the record, I'm all about being more effective, which is why I originally started multitasking. I thought I'd be able to do more with less, that -- like …

A Rundown of Common ‘Tricks of the Trade’ Used by Professional Product Photographers

A few days ago we shared a handy tutorial on how to properly light and capture a professional product shot of bottle, complete with a few neat …

9 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Relationship

Sometimes, improving your relationship is as simple as completing a to-do list.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>With the demands of everyday life, it can be hard to remember some of the simple things that keep our relationships strong. But if you make caring actions a …

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25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

30 Links to the Finest Photos and Articles of the Week You Won't Want to Miss

With another week behind us we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all known points of the internet looking for links to tutorials, special …

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How to Live an Inspired Life

Have you ever looked at someone you admired, someone who was changing the world and doing incredible things, and just wondered how they got there? And how you could get there too? Take Scott Harrison for example. He went from nightclub promoter to solving the world's water sanitation crisis with …

How Gratitude and Kindness Go Together for Brain-Changing Happiness

You are probably not interested in my personal opinions about gratitude. If you read something about gratitude you want to know that it's not just relevant to me but to you as well. Well, at least I hope that's what you want.<p>Because that way you might try something that will make a big difference …

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Tim Parks on meditation’s pros and cons: ‘This is more than medicine’

Mindfulness, it was reported this week, can have harmful side effects. But for novelist Tim Parks, meditation offered an escape from pain – after an initial struggle. Here is his advice to beginners, and an account of his first ‘buzz’<p>I came to the practice of breathing relaxation out of …

Boudoir Posing Guide eBook

1<p>The Complete Guide to Boudoir Posing<p>Your time during a boudoir shoot is quite often very limited. The following posing guidelines are designed to be …

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Why Leonardo Da Vinci Was A Loser (And What That Means For You)

Alright, we know what you're thinking: how <i>dare</i> we call Leonardo da Vinci a <i>loser!</i><p>Well, if you'll hold on for just a second, you'll not only understand the basis for such a seemingly outrageous claim, but may even feel better in your own endeavors after watching this video above from Delve that …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

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5 Steps to Meditate Anywhere

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Got a much-needed vacation coming up? Maybe a long July 4th weekend? Your meditation practice is one of the easiest things to take with you! When your schedule doesn't allow for a full-blown mat practice, you can still quiet your mind.<p>Yoga and meditation teacher to the stars Alanna …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The Best Suspension Trainer Workout

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The 10 Best Meat-free Foods to Build Muscle

Protein is the key ingredient for muscle-building and muscle recovery. But downing eggs and fatty cuts of meat every day isn’t the healthiest way to …

How To: High-Speed Action Photos Using Flash

Thanks to an electronic flash’s ability to produce instantaneous bursts of light lasting about 1/15,000 sec or shorter, most photographers can …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …