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Skip That Cup of Coffee and Eat the Following 15 Foods For All-Day Energy

If you're in need of a boost in energy, it can be tempting to reach for another cup of cold brew or fizzy soda (we've all been there). While caffeine …

Healthy Eating

Are You Avoiding Your Big Goals? Here’s How to Focus Up And Get It Done.

You want to write that memoir, or learn that instrument, or finally use those cans of paint that are growing dusty in your garage. You’ll start …

Weeks of preparation made this "impossible" shot National Geographic's best travel photo of 2017

National Geographic announced the winner of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year contest this week, awarding Mexican photographer Sergio Tapiro Velasco the top honor. His stunning photo of a lightning bolt crackling over an erupting volcano earned him the first prize. Thanks to Velasco’s …

Travel Photography

60+ Artists Show Off the Beautifully Skillful Pages of Their Moleskine Sketchbooks

For the seventh year, Spoke Art presents <i>The Moleskine Project</i>—its annual collective celebrating the artist sketchbook. International artists from across the new contemporary movement were asked to place their visions on the pages of a Moleskine sketchbook. The results are currently on display at …

Art

Circle Camera review: Mobile app for photography enthusiast

<b>Circle Camera</b> <i><br>Free, for Android</i><p>Circle camera is an alternative to the default camera app on your Android smartphone. Sometimes, brands tend to remove …

Apps

Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but …

Self-help

10 Essential Accessories For the Samsung Galaxy S9

If history is any indicator, it’s almost guaranteed the Samsung Galaxy S9 and its larger iteration S9 Plus will reign supreme above the legions of …

Samsung Galaxy S9

Morning Success Routines That Will Transform Your Life

As humans we are meant to be creators and makers.<p>It is in our DNA.<p>One of the biggest challenges though is just starting.<p>Beginning.<p>Because things get …

Success

The first rule of photography that you should learn is the rule of thirds

It is no joke, I believe the first of photography that you should learn is the rule of thirds. It is the very first thing that you need to know, even …

Landscape Photography

What Is ASMR and Why Is It Better Than Meditation?

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Hearing a bedtime story may still lull you to sleep, but it …

Neurology

7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Magnesium

Have you got cravings for chocolate so intense that you can’t think about anything else? What about those muscle cramps that keep you up at night? Or …

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Self-improvement

Opinion: These 10 simple and effective life changes will make you healthier and happier

<b>1) Have a ‘do-later’ button. And use it</b><p>My to-do list was exploding with items. To the point that each day I’d seemingly add more than I accomplished. …

Productivity

10 Essential Watercolor Techniques All Painters Need to Know

Watercolor painting has long been a favorite medium of expression for enthusiasts and professional artists alike. Although you only need a brush and pigments to get started, watercolor is a material with many creative possibilities. By incorporating household supplies into your painting, you can …

Watercolor Painting

This Is Exactly How You Can Reset Your Metabolism, According to a Nutritionist

Changing any habit, no matter how small, is surprisingly difficult. You don't realize how set in your ways you are until you try to switch them up. …

Nutrition

How to Eat Cottage Cheese: 18 Ways to Make It Taste Amazing

We like cottage cheese. Hell, some of us even love it. That chewy, curd-y texture, the saltiness and the fatty mouthfeel... and it's even higher in …

Healthy Eating

7 Powerful Tactics Mentally Strong People Use to Prevent Toxic People From Taking a Toll on Their Lives

Toxic people can drain your mental strength. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to limit their influence.<p>While one toxic person may use manipulation and lies, another may resort to intimidation and incivility. And if you're not careful, people like that can take a serious toll on your …

Self-help

Creamy Lemon Dressing Recipe

"This tangy lemony dressing makes a creamy addition to salads or is great drizzled over grilled fish. Try it over a butter lettuce, grape tomatoes, …

Recipes

21 Simple Ways to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

A little meditation goes a long way.<p><b>Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify and manage your and others' emotions.</b>• <b><br>Research suggests that high EQ helps people succeed at work and in relationships.</b>• <b><br>There are plenty of easy ways to improve your EQ right away. For example: Learn what sets</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

What you need to know before buying a magnesium supplement

Magnesium is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Nutritionist Adrienne Dowd, RD, of Parsley Health explains, “In general, magnesium is a …

Afvallen hoeft niet lastiger te worden naarmate je ouder wordt

Naarmate de jaren verstrijken, vertraagt je metabolisme. Maar dat betekent niet dat dikker worden onvermijdelijk is.<p>“De stofwisseling wordt niet langzamer – mensen worden langzamer,” antwoordt mijn trainer en beroemde-mensen-coach Ngo Okafor als ik hem vraag of het nu lastiger voor me is om fit te …

Derms say cold showers have a host of health benefits…if you can stand them

On hot, humid, sticky days, a cool shower sounds pretty appealing, and as it turns out, there are health-related benefits to taking a cold water …

Experts Say You Should Tell Yourself Nice Things

This is how they suggest you improve your inner dialogue.<p>The way we talk to ourselves matters. Not only does the inner dialogue we engage in shape our perception of our place in the world, it affects our emotions and motivations. It can really suck when your harshest critic lives in your brain. …

Everyone’s breathing wrong, these experts say—here’s how to fix it

You’ve got your cardio-to-weight training ratio down to a science, you’re meditating on the reg, you’re eating <i>all</i> the adaptogens—and yet, you’re …

Have You "Fallen Off The Wagon" When It Comes To Your Health And Fitness?

Falling off the wagon is a term often used with dieting or adhering to a health regime and is strongly associated with failure. However once we …

Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace: Does It Help?

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Don’t Meditate at Work,” by Kathleen D. Vohs and Andrew C. Hafenbrack (Sunday Review, June 17), about studies suggesting that “meditation is demotivating”:<p>Mindfulness is a useful tool that can have a tremendous impact on someone’s life, and the impact is almost always positive. …

11-Year-Old Nigerian Artist Is Gaining International Attention for His Incredible Drawings

Though Kareem Waris Olamilekan (known also as <b>Waspa</b>) describes himself as a “bitty artist,” his dreams are anything but small. At just 11 years old, the talented Nigerian artist has already attracted international attention and set a big goal for himself: to see his amazing <b>lifelike</b> <b>portraits</b> on the …

Art

7 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Happy

Is it just us, or does it feel like life has the accelerator pedal to the metal right now? We're all propelling forward at the craziest of speeds …

How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

Why does every woman I know say she’s exhausted?

In a few short years, it seems like every woman I know, and many of the ones I treat, have gone from saying, “I’m so busy” to “I’m so tired.” And …