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Wake-Up Scrub - Whole Living Wellness. Nothing rouses you in the morning quite like the smell of coffee, so go ahead -- slather some on.

Wake-Up Scrub - Whole Living Wellness

A skin-softening body scrub made from coffee grounds and aromatic plant essences is a traditional treatment that's used in Thai and Balinese spas, and it's a luxurious way to start the day. This recipe couples a rich, smoky coffee aroma with the sweet scent of peppermint -- known in aromatherapy for its mentally stimulating, energizing properties. Thanks to raw sugar crystals and olive oil, which exfoliate and moisturize, your body gets a pick-me-up, too. It makes enough for two to three applications. Tools and Materials1/4 cup olive oil1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 cup pure turbinado sugar15 drops peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita)1/2 cup used coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot Wake-Up Scrub How-To1. 2. 3. Protective Hair Treatment - Martha Stewart Hair care. With a little advance preparation, you can use the hours spent relaxing on the beach to actually improve the condition of your hair.

Protective Hair Treatment - Martha Stewart Hair care

This treatment creates a barrier around the hair shaft, protecting it from the drying elements of sun, salt, and wind. 1. Either at home or as soon as you arrive at the beach, apply several tablespoons of natural oil to dry hair, working from the ends toward the roots. Jojoba oil makes a good choice because it closely resembles the scalp's natural oil; you can also try olive or camellia oil. Whichever oil you choose, set a few tablespoons aside for the Orange-Jasmine Scrub. LiBrow - It Looks Like Magic But It's Real. TED Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites. TED Quotes are made possible by Allianz SE Facts, insight and humor —in shareable bites TED Quotes brings you salient bits of TEDTalks, on everything from activism to storytelling, from chemistry to curiosity.

TED Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites

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How do you discover your real purpose in life?

How to Discover Your Life Purpose in About 20 Minutes

I’m not talking about your job, your daily responsibilities, or even your long-term goals. I mean the real reason why you’re here at all — the very reason you exist. Perhaps you’re a rather nihilistic person who doesn’t believe you have a purpose and that life has no meaning. Doesn’t matter. Not believing that you have a purpose won’t prevent you from discovering it, just as a lack of belief in gravity won’t prevent you from tripping. Here’s a story about Bruce Lee which sets the stage for this little exercise. If you want to discover your true purpose in life, you must first empty your mind of all the false purposes you’ve been taught (including the idea that you may have no purpose at all). So how to discover your purpose in life? Here’s what to do: Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type (I prefer the latter because it’s faster).Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?”

Baked kale chips. I don’t know why I resisted making kale chips for so long.

baked kale chips

For months, even years, I’ve been reading raves of this healthy snack from bloggers across the country, and the world. Maybe it’s this stubborn quirk I have. If too many people extol the virtues of something, I resist it. This is why I didn’t see Forrest Gump or Rain Man or The West Wing for years after they arrived on screens, large and small. (Actually, it was only the last one that made me curse this silly habit of mine.)

Believe me, I know how infuriating this can be. One night, years ago, we stayed up until nearly 4 in the morning, making a list of movies on stacks of paper napkins, the movies that made us remember how film can cut right through our hearts, urgently. And so, I’m not going to rave about kale chips. I will share this: Little Bean loved them. These kale chips have a strange, mesmerizing texture. And then the last bite tastes like kale. So does Little Bean.