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Medicine

4 Ways To Prevent Self-Criticism from Holding You Back

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ― Louise L. Hay, You …

Self-help

The Most Affordable Way to Give Your Home Fixer Upper Style

Great news, <b>Fixer Upper</b> fans: you don't have to live in Waco, TX, for your home to get the <b>Fixer Upper</b> treatment, because Joanna Gaines just launched an interior paint collection! Nothing transforms a room like a new coat of paint, and at $40 to $50 a gallon, it's now easier and more affordable than …

Vellutata di cavolfiore (Cream of Cauliflower Soup)

Here’s a dish that’s perfect for a spur of the moment meal, but is so beautiful and refined it could also serve as the starter for an elegant dinner:</i> …

Italian Food

The art and science of well-being at work

Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise, and sleep on the …

Oprah Winfrey
British Columbia

Olympian and family aim to kick sugar habit

Sugar is everywhere. And it's a problem that public health agencies and policy makers are trying to tackle around the world.<p>And one Victoria, B.C. …

Nutrition

Self-Acceptance Is a Journey, Not a Destination

(<i>Photo:</i> <i>Andrea Mai</i>)<p>Is self-acceptance something you learn gradually or can it be achieved effortlessly by claiming it?<p>That was the question that came up in a discussion with a friend on the topic of self-acceptance. It's a much talked about subject that comes up in spiritual circles and personal …

Employment

Harry Potter actor Sean Biggerstaff remembers Alan Rickman

Sean Biggerstaff’s tribute to Alan Rickman proves just how far the late actor’s impact reached. Biggerstaff held a small role on the first two <i>Harry</i> …

8 friendship goals Disney characters gave us

It’s so hard not to love anything and everything Disney. I mean, they literally promise magic when you visit their theme parks, and they seem to be …

Want to Expand Your Social Circle? The Hey!VINA App Is the Tinder of Friendship

Have you ever wished making friends were as simple as swiping right on Tinder?<p>You're in luck—the app Hey! VINA is letting women find new friends exactly that way.<p>The app has women fill out a short, Tinder-like bio and answer a few questions about their interests and what they're looking for, …

Relationships

What’s required to keep a lifelong friendship,...

What’s required to keep a lifelong friendship, well, lifelong is a willingness to forgive each other our humanness.<p>[…]<p>I’ve learned not to allow hurt feelings to fester. The strongest friendships are ones that have withstood the test of confrontation. It isn’t easy, I know. Our voices shake. Our …

Friendship

Kate Winslet Opens Up About Her 20-Year Friendship with Leonardo DiCaprio

It's been almost twenty years since Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio appeared on screen together as Rose DeWitt Bukater and Jack Dawson in <i>Titanic</i>, …

Golden Globes

What adult long-term friendship is really like

Practically every morning your best friend will call you up from San Diego on her drive to work. Sometimes one of you will not get one word in for …

Strudel di mele (Apple Strudel)

I first learned to make Strudel when I was living in Vienna, its birthplace. Strudel is also made in Italy, in particular in the Northeastern regions …

Baking
South Korea

The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours

The rate at which vertebrate species are dying far exceeds the norm<p>Life on Earth is in trouble. That much we know. But how bad have things become – and how fast are events moving? How soon, indeed, before the Earth’s biological treasures are trashed, in what will be the sixth great mass extinction …

Extinction

36 Ways to Eat Sandwiches for Every Meal

There's a sandwich in here with your name on it.<p>Whether you like your sandwiches hot or cold, savory or sweet, these recipes will have you rollin' in bread from breakfast to dessert.

Cooking

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing