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How to Choose Binoculars for Astronomy and Skywatching

One of the easiest ways to take a spacewalk without ever leaving Earth is to scan the night sky with binoculars from the comfort of a reclining …

Love Is All You Need to Thrive

As a touted NYC "professional" and "successful" businesswomen who runs three clinics, sees about 50 patients per week, runs her own beauty line and just released her third book, <i>Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways To Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40s</i>, I still manage to thrive in my …

4 Simple Steps to Freedom

<b>“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery</b><p>Once upon a time my mind was filled with negative talk and …

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend

Motivation

5 Killer Life Coach Questions You Can Ask Yourself

Life is full of small questions: What will I wear to my meeting? Whats for lunch? Subway or cab?<p>Small questions are important as they facilitate the day to day running of our lives. The problem is, most people do not pause to ask themselves the big questions. The real questions. The questions that …

This Is What Things Look Like In A Town With No Roads

How much do you want to live in -- or barring that, visit -- a place where there are no cars? What a dream come true.<p>The town of Giethoorn, located about 75 miles northeast of Amsterdam, has roughly 180 bridges that crisscross over the canals that run throughout the town. The only modes of …

How to Survive a Plane Crash

A plane crash is every flyer's worst nightmare. And while you may think there's nothing you can do to live through one, many airplane accidents are survivable. Here's what you need to do to increase your chances of getting out alive.<p><b>Keep Your Shoes and Socks On</b><p>Tempted to kick off your shoes and …

Ten Wedding Vows Based on Relationship Science

I study romantic relationships. I'm also engaged. So, of course, I've given a tremendous amount of thought as to what it really means for my partner and I to marry one another. Researchers have found that weddings are deeply significant life events, but we don't really know <i>why</i> they're so …

This "Frozen" Mashup Is Absolutely Wonderful

Sam Tsui does it again. This delightful mix of Frozen's "Let It Go" and Passenger's "Let Her Go" is the best part about winter. *Plays on repeat*

How To Raise A Daughter With High Self-Esteem Post-Divorce

<i>Written by Terry Gaspard for DivorcedMoms.com</i><p>I’ve written extensively about daughters of divorce, the father–daughter bond, mothers and daughters, and divorce adjustment. When it comes to divorce, there’s no shortage of topics to write about. But what came to me recently is that fostering a …

Activating the Life Purpose That's Right Under Your Nose

<b>“Our obligation is to give meaning to life, and in doing so to overcome the passive, indifferent life.” ~Elie Wiesel</b><p>After surveying 3,000 people, …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

Kitchens

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

Taylor Swift's 'Lose Yourself' Cover Is A Must-Listen

Taylor Swift stopped by Pittsburgh radio station Froggy this week, taking the opportunity to show off her questionable rap skills. The 23-year-old singer recorded a cover of Eminem's 2002 hit, "Lose Yourself." Accompanied by an acoustic guitar, Swift rapped verses of the "8 Mile" track before …

50 Bloggers Making a Difference in Fitness, Health, and Happiness

The Internet is a beautiful thing. Everyone and anyone can have a slice of the pie, which means there are hundreds of thousands (if not millions!) of …

7 Genius Chalkboard Wedding Projects

There are lots of new and clever chalkboard craft supplies out there that make DIY wedding projects a total breeze. You don't need a chalkboard to …

DTI Logo

It’s been ages since I blogged Montreal photographer Claude-Simon Langlois, so I was pleased when he emailed the other day with news that he had new …

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

I'm fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your health and happiness, that dramatically impact the way you feel mentally and physically.<p>With that said, …

Doing your own #weddingfavors could be a super fun project for you and your bridesmaids. Get together and have fun while crafting some #wedding memories. Here are my 10 Amazing DIY Wedding Favors: http://www.bellethemagazine.com/2013/11/10-amazing-diy-wedding-favors-part-3.html Photography: Caroline Tran

Have a Romantic Weekend: 10 Netflix Streaming Films for an At-Home Date Night

As the weather dips and the holiday season approaches, the weekends remaining for couples to have some alone time lessens. Instead of rushing out to …

Statement Walls: Argyle in the Nursery

I don't know if it's my East coast childhood memories of busting out the knee socks, but argyle always means fall to me. Argyle sweaters, argyle …

Being in the Pause

In yoga, we often discuss the attributes of the universe. Recently, I have been thinking about one particular attribute a lot, Shunyata, which translates to absolute emptiness, void or zero. If we apply this concept to our personal lives, it can be very scary. We often are in the state of "doing," …

Snickerdoodle Muffins (Paleo)

So these are the best muffins that I have ever made. Yep. They are crazy good and the taste reminds me of a cinnamon roll mixed with a snickerdoodle …

7 Warm, Gooey (But Still Healthy!) Cookie Recipes

These cookies are so tasty, no one will guess that they're also better for you<p>When your next cookie craving strikes, whip up one of these more nutritious (but still oh-so-delicious) recipes.<p>Chips Oh Boy! Cookies<p>Vitamin E-rich walnuts make classic chocolate chip cookies taste all the more</i> …

Dessert

Money 3.0: How Bitcoins May Change the Global Economy

Despite shutdown of an illicit Internet marketplace, virtual currency blooms.<p><b>After the feds seized and shuttered Silk Road, an online marketplace for illegal drugs, earlier this month, some technology experts started sounding the death knell for Bitcoin, Silk Road's international currency of</b> …

The Only Vegetarian Crock Pot Recipe You'll Need

<i>Written by April Peveteaux on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>Growing up we always had beef stew in the Crock-Pot once winter was in full-force. Occasionally, my mom would make her chili recipe in the Crock-Pot, but basically it was a one-recipe receptacle. I picked up the meat habit, and other than a …

The A to Z Guide to Planning Your Wedding

<i>By Kristen Finello for Bridal Guide</i><p>Getting engaged couldn't be more exciting, but once you actually start on the task that lies ahead of you, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. There's so much involved in planning a wedding: Should you have an outdoor event? Should you send save-the-date cards? When …

Determining the Fate of Frozen Embryos: Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

For Paul Ford, the answer is no, but for the most unlikely of reasons. After he and his wife had twins using a high-tech fertility procedure, they were left with two frozen embryos—and a whole new understanding of the meaning of parenthood.<p>When my wife and I did in vitro fertilization, the doctor …

Parenting

What’s behind the rise in c-sections?

The author argues that fear of malpractice lawsuits is leading to a dangerous rise in the procedure<p><b>Document Everything: The Best Solution in the Case of a Bad Outcome</b><p>A common response to liability anxiety of maternity providers—nurses, midwives, and physicians—is a heightened focus on …