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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Star Trek art by Nicky Barkla

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Nicky Barkla


2015 | Paint practice with funny man Sir Patrick Stewart, the art for Star Trek's 50th anniversary | @sirpatstew

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Wellness Tips: Leo Babauta offers 6 practical ways to practice being present


One of the blogs I return to on a regular basis is Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits, which has been dispensing wonderful advice for several years.

All valuable skills take time to develop.

In a recent post, Leo reminds us that being mindful is a practice – that is, it’s like any other skill – it takes time to develop.

Check out a snippet from Leo’s post, and for the full wealth of helpful tips see the link below🙂

“A Small Regular Practice. Form the simple habit of meditating for just two minutes a day (to start with). After you wake up, simply sit comfortably and try to focus on your breath for two minutes. When (not if) your mind wanders, just notice it and label it “thinking.” And gently return to the breath, without harshness. Set a timer, and when the timer goes off, you’re done! If you feel like expanding it by a minute every week or so, feel free to do so, but you don’t have to expand. The benefit of this regular practice is that you learn skills you can take and practice in other parts of your day.” – Leo Babauta

Source: 6 Practical Ways to Practice Being Present : zen habits

Wellness Tips: Mindful people do these 7 things differently


Looking for bite-sized morsels of wisdom and spiritual inspiration?

The site hackspirit.org offers regular posts on topics ranging from meditation to healthy lifestyle advice, and everything in between.

Below is a nice little collection of mindfulness tips from the Hack Spirit team that I found helpful.

Check out the mindfulness tips and let me know what you think.

“I’m sure you’ve heard before: “Live in the moment and you’ll be happy.” But as true as this statement is, it’s not exactly easy. How are you meant to live in the moment when your mind won’t stop?” – Hack Spirit

Source: 7 Things Mindful People Do Differently – Hack Spirit

Cute Alert: Pet Brothers From Other Mothers

Thanks to Bored Panda🙂

“UK-based image library Warren Photographic might specialize in pet photography but what they really stand out for is finding animal brothers from other mothers! Cats and bunnies, guinea pigs and dogs – they all seem related in their adorable image gallery.” – Bored Panda

Source: This Photographer Shoots Pet Brothers From Other Mothers And It’s Too Adorable | Bored Panda

Cultivate gratitude


It’s a bit of wisdom sages and spiritual teachers have handed down for millenia, and it’s as true now as it ever was –

A mind of gratitude is essential to becoming an evolved, thoughtful and spiritually awakened human being.

Sometimes, I struggle with carrying out this timeless advice, but I’m developing the habit of silently expressing thanks for another day and the opportunity to improve.

Here’s a little tip I found helpful – write an affirmation on a slip of paper that you can glance at several times a day to remind yourself to be grateful for being alive.

Try this phrase or make one up yourself –

Thank you for this day and for the opportunity to help others.

What piece of spiritual advice has helped you grow as a person?