Meditation for Beginners

With all of the stress and pressures of modern life, anxiety can feel like your constant companion—but that doesn’t have to be the case. Turns out, you already possess everything you need to clear your mind, calm your nerves, and defeat that nagging anxious feeling in the pit of your stomach. How? It’s simple: Meditation. Even if you don’t think […]

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How to Be More Patient

The coffee seems to be dripping in slow motion, the dog’s walking around in circles without actually doing his business, the train can’t come soon enough, and the elevator is taking forever! If this sounds like your thought process in the morning, it sounds like you could use a lesson in patience (can’t we all sometimes?).

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Today’s Thought

Get the daily thought in your inbox. See more inspiring quotes on our Pinterest board. What’s Hot on RealSimple.com Plant a Garden by Color An Idea for Cool Easter Eggs 10 Tips for Better-Looking Bouquets

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Sponsored: It’s Cold Out? Fire It Up!

It feels like the lazy days of the summer backyard barbecue are a million years away. The flavors you enjoy—grilled steak, chicken, and kabobs—don’t have to wait for the temperatures to rise, though. Use these tips to navigate the differences between cooking during the warm weather seasons and cooking in the winter. Grab your shovel, dig out the grill, and […]

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Where to Find Great Short Stories

If you like a good short story, personal essay, investigative piece, or long-form writing in general, keep these two well-curated resources in your arsenal. You’ll thank yourself the next time you’re waiting in a long line!: Kindle Singles Did you know Amazon sells writing in singles form? Think of it like when you used to buy a single on a […]

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Highlighter How-Tos

Highlighters are one of those cosmetics that I’ve written about a million times but never really used until recently. I’ve always found they make me look more greasy than glow-y. But then I discovered two highlighters that changed my outlook figuratively and literally. The first is BeneFit Ooh La Lift ($22, Sephora). I’ve started to place a dab of it in […]

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Quinoa Recipes from Food & Wine

Do you have any good quinoa recipes to share? If you’re not used to cooking with quinoa, think of it as healthier alternative to rice. While doing some healthy eating research, I found this article from our colleagues at Food & Wine. They say, “Quinoa is delicious cold in a salad, served warm as a side dish or even combined […]

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Today’s Thought

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Sponsored: Around the World in 80 Meals

Tired of making the same old stuff for your family dinners? There’s hope for you yet. Kick the boring and bland menu to the curb and conquer the world from your kitchen, simply by spicing up your meals with a little international flair. You don’t have to be a certified chef, a culinary whiz, or even a seasoned traveler to […]

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Women Who Love Their Gardens Too Much

I am beginning to think that I have an unhealthy relationship with my garden. That is, I love it obsessively; I toss and turn in bed thinking about it; I spend many minutes when I should be doing things like watching my kids play sports or helping with homework instead daydreaming about my garden. And I’m not sure my garden […]

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