5 Fun And Interesting Websites You Might Not Know About

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Looking for some fresh websites to visit in order to kill a few minutes or find cool stuff to share online? Yep, I know – aren’t we all?

I’m always on the lookout for great content that might slip past the hordes of other Tweeters, Plussers, and Facebookers. Today I’m sharing five of my favorite online destinations for interesting, funny, or just plain entertaining articles and info.

Check out my list below, and (as always) add your favorite in the comments.

5 Fun Websites

  • Web Urbanist – Art, Design, Architecture, Travel, Photography
  • Lost at E Minor – Off-Beat News, Art, Street Art, General Weird Stuff
  • Happy Place – Humor, eCards, Off-Beat News, Satire
  • Geekologie – Movies, Comic Books, Art, Gadgets
  • Inhabitat – Eco-News, Design, Photography, Architecture, Travel

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Wellness Tips: 21 Affirmations In 21 Days

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Happy weekend everyone!

I spent part of this morning perusing the articles on Daily Cup of Yoga and found the one below to be especially thought-provoking.

Being honest, until very recently I never bought into the notion of affirmations as a legitimate tool for self-improvement.

However, now I’m gradually coming around to see how we can harness the power of our intentions to lead happier lives.

In the article linked below, Silvia Mordini offers her favorite daily affirmations to help us think positively about our situation, whatever it may be.

Looking for a quick, two-minute read loaded with good advice? If so, check out Silvia’s article and hit me up with your thoughts:)

“In Yogic philosophy, you become what you think, you create your own reality from the inside. That’s why we can upset ourselves just by entertaining demoralizing thoughts or catastrophizing what can go wrong.” – Silvia Mordini

Source: 21 Affirmations to Transform Your Life | Daily Cup of Yoga

Cute Alert: The Incredibly Expressive Pallas Cat

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Show of hands – who’s ever heard of the Pallas cat?

Yeah, me neither.

Well, after watching this video from Buzzfeed I guarantee this adorable, wild feline will zoom to the top of your all-time favorite animal list.

(Unfortunately, the Pallas cat is a “near threatened” species because its habitat in the Tibetan mountains is being damaged. – Wikipedia)

Breath Awareness: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Passing along a wonderfully helpful article that explains the nature of breathing awareness, courtesy of Yoga International. 

“There are many good methods of concentration bequeathed to us by our predecessors in Zen. The easiest for beginners is counting incoming and outgoing breaths. The value of this particular exercise lies in the fact that all reasoning is excluded and the discriminative mind put at rest. Thus the waves of thought are stilled and a gradual one-pointedness of mind achieved.” – Zen master Yasutani-Roshi (1885-1973)

Source: Breath Awareness: A Step-by-Step Guide to This Simple Yet Profound Practice | Yoga International

Video: 3 Ways Good Posture Can Change Your Life

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Okay, I’m sure you know how important good posture is for your back, but did you know it can have other benefits, as well?

Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and author of the book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges [affiliate link], offers reasons why we all need to be mindful of our posture in the video below.

Have a look and let me know what you think.