A. L. Bakke

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7 Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn To Enjoy Being Alone

We live in a world of constant contact--a place that's losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working independently, school children are placed in groups. It seems …

Top 10 Places Where Millennials Are Buying Houses

Fewer millennials are buying homes. More millennials are opting to rent, or faced with tight budgets, live at home with their parents.<p>But for those …

Fitness Lies People Still Believe

These are just a few of the glaringly obvious fitness lies it's insane people still believe.<p><i>By: Laura Williams</i><p>In a world where everyone has a body, and therefore has an opinion on that body, the number of misconceptions surrounding physical fitness is astounding. Despite years of research refuting …

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The Secret Language of Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths: How Abusers Manipulate Their Victims

<b>The Secret Language of Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths: How Abusers Manipulate Their Victims by Shahida Arabi</b><p>Society assumes that everyone …

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In Ireland: English as a Foreign Language

Generally when I've moved to a new place I am in language learning mode: learning new words everyday, being puzzled by expressions, and dealing with …

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7 Things to Do Before You Submit Your Screenplay Anywhere

Whether they’re submitting it to competitions, production companies, agents, managers, studios or talent, screenwriters need to go through a …

3 Body-Weight Exercises That Aren’t Part of Your Workout—but Should Be

These movements will spur new growth and improve mobility from head to toe<p>The three exercises shown in the video above are inspired by gorillas.<p>Now, you can roll your eyes and write off these movements as silly. Or you can give them a shot.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour recommends the …

10 slang phrases you need to understand people from New Zealand

1. Rattle ya dags! | Hurry up!<p>This one’s a bit gross. The <i>dags</i> are the parts of fleece around a sheep’s bum that are usually caked in poo. Basically, …

How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …

5 Personal Trainers On Your Biggest Fitness Mistakes

If personal trainers spent all their time correcting the mistakes they see other people making, they'd never get anything done. So when I put out the call for trainers to chime in on the subject, I was practically flooded with responses.<p><i>By Laura Williams</i><p>If personal trainers spent all their time …

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In Norway, 'Texas' Is Slang for 'Crazy'

The Norwegian word <i>gal</i> translates as "crazy." However, citizens of the Nordic nation have apparently adopted a more unconventional slang term to …

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The Personality Traits That Make Us Feel Like Frauds

At some point in your professional life, you’ve probably felt like a fraud. Maybe you were praised for something you thought wasn’t worthy of the accolades, or maybe you were recognized in front of peers but felt unworthy, certain you’d soon be exposed as undeserving of the attention.<p>You’re not …

12 Ways to Burn More Calories During ANY Workout

Calorie torching on-fleek.<p>When you're trying to drop pounds, your workouts aren’t just a great way to blow off steam after a tough day; they're also a key part of reaching your goal weight. So what’s going to give you the most bang for your calorie-burning buck?<p>As it turns out, a …

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12 beautiful words describing love that don't have an English equivalent

LONDON — Have you ever had a strong feeling or emotion that you can't easily put into words? Although the English language might not be able to help, …

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Texas is so crazy Norwegians are literally using 'Texas' as slang for 'crazy'

The reputation of Texas extends so far beyond U.S. borders that it has become slang for “crazy” in Norway.<p><i>Texas Monthly</i> noted this week that the word …

Sexual activity causes physiological changes in the body that increase women's chances of getting pregnant

10 Surprising Things About Parenting in Norway

For our Motherhood Around the World series, our first interview is with American photographer Rebecca Zeller, who lives in Oslo with her husband and …

Vegan Parmesan Cheese—It's Unreal

This is a game changer if you don’t eat dairy. It’s even so good that those who love cheese will want to dig in! It has four ingredients and a …

How I Finally Made It As A Screenwriter

While one night I drunkenly changed my occupation on Facebook to say that I manage a Lady Footlocker, I’m actually employed as a screenwriter. And while you haven’t seen anything I’ve written, God willing, starting later this year you will. My first film, Killing Hasselhoff, which stars Ken Jeong, …

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How Introverts Interact With The World Differently Than Extroverts

I think it’s easy to discount the differences between introverts and extroverts, but the differences are truly night and day. Psychologists have …