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3 fundamental elements of superb storytelling

The human mind is structured to remember stories, not facts, or things, or lists, or even ideas.<p>Here's proof. We are much safer today, in 2016, from …

6 ways to keep your dream retirement on track

Are you a retirement “do-it-yourselfer,” convinced you can plan for your own retirement without paying for a financial adviser? That’s all well and …

11 Indisputable Ways Your Dog Is Exactly Like A Child

Are you one of the millions of people who call your dog "baby?"<p>Have you felt excited to see and spend time with, not your partner, friends or kids, but your dog?<p>If so, type "I" into the comment section below.<p>Loving your dog like a child, racing home after work to let her out, leaving a party, …

Cornmeal Pound Cake with Honey Butter Glaze

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>3/4 cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature<br>• 1½ cups granulated sugar<br>• 3 large eggs, room temperature<br>• 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour<br>• 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/3 cup buttermilk, room temperature<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract<p>Honey-Butter Glaze<p>2 tablespoons unsalted …

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People in England are reviving an old trend -- hunting for signs of witches. It's not just for Halloween.<p>Though no one is searching for the witches themselves, there is a serious search underway for the ancient carvings that used to keep them away, according to Mashable.<p>A government body in …

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Ready To Commit? 3 Things To Consider Before Becoming Exclusive

We've all experienced that moment where we think we are ready to date someone exclusively or perhaps even call them our boyfriend/girlfriend. Maybe you two have recently been on a series of great dates and it feels like you have an undeniable connection.<p>I hate to burst your "in the moment" bubble, …

New York farm acts as retirement home for elderly dogs

Finding the right home for elderly loved ones can be difficult — especially when they’re aging in dog years.<p>For senior dogs, the options used to be bleak until special dog-only retirement homes started cropping up. Instead of that metaphorical “farm upstate” that so many children are told about …

The Plus Factor: These inflammation-fighting seasonal drinks are replacing hot chocolate and eggnog

<i>Well+Good is your healthiest relationship, hooking you up with the best, most interesting things/people/leggings in wellness. And nothing gets at</i> …

Shawn Achor, Author Of 'The Happiness Advantage' Shares 5 Things You Need To Be Happy

A conversation with Shawn Achor, one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success.<p>Before my column here at INC.com, my portfolio of celebrity conversations was thin. But after a few pieces including high profile entrepreneurs I began to understand what to …

How to Plan a Family Trip to Hawaii

Organize a stress-free, multi-generational getaway with our guide.<p>Hawaii is a near-perfect honeymoon or anniversary destination, of course, but the …

7 Things to Know About Marriage

Answer by Ellen Vrana, Writer, on Quora | Article originally appeared on Time<p>There are many disturbing truths. To me, the most disturbing is how the …

Five of the best places to celebrate Halloween around the world

1. Día de los Muertos, Mexico<p>Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrations take place throughout much of Latin America at the end of October, but the pretty Mexican town of Oaxaca is one of the best places to see them. Or else follow in the footsteps of James Bond and head to Mexico City. The …

Why The 1990 ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Remake Should Be Embraced As A Lost Classic

These are the times of the zombie. But, for more than 25 years, fans of the genre have forgotten about a should-be classic and important slice of zombie lore — Tom Savini’s George Romero-scripted 1990 remake of <i>The Night of The Living Dead</i>.<p><i>Night 90</i> has had a troubled existence. It was a commercial …

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5 Stylish It-Girl Living Rooms You'll Want to Steal

The most important design detail of any living room is that it measures up to its name and feels, well, livable. This means durable furniture, …

Living Rooms

Wells Fargo Conversations

Across generations, retirement is the #1 reason why people are investing. Beyond that, priorities vary.<p>Continue adding to your retirement savings …

Mastering the Art of Subtle Seduction Part 1

There are common pitfalls that contribute to a diminishment of interest in sex in many long-term relationships. Such diminishment is neither natural …

This dog dropped the mic on all other 'Harry Potter' costumes

LONDON — Meet Hairy Potter — the dog that puts all you silly muggles and your attempted wizard costumes to shame.<p>Twitter citizen @Nessga shared …

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Actually, yes. Dog moms are moms too.

Recently, I read an article that left me feeling enraged, sad, and confused. And surprisingly, this article was not about Donald Trump bragging about …

The High Cost of Economic Abuse in Relationships

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one in three women have experienced some …

8 Reasons You Need a Cast-Iron Skillet in Your Kitchen

Every seasoned (no pun intended) home cook knows the value of keeping at least one trusty cast-iron skillet in their cook--and bake--ware arsenal. If …

Heat maps are helping researchers understand your dog's feelings

Think about it — physiological changes are part of the emotional response. When you are frightened, blood rushes <i>away</i> from your extremities to get your muscles ready to go, which means your extremities get cooler as your core gets warmer. Infrared thermography, which captures changes to body surface …

10 Ways to Live Alone But Happier Ever - OLBlog

The first step to being happy alone is to accept and embrace the fact that you’re alone. It doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. Whether …

It may seem like a harmless display of affection, but allowing your pet to ‘kiss’ you could be dangerous – or even fatal<p>Who doesn’t let their dog give them a slobbery “kiss”? Most of the time it doesn’t matter – until it does. Your dog may be part of your family, but the bacteria in its mouth are …

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‘The Eyes Of My Mother’ Trailer: Art House Horror Film Has One Of The Most Chilling Previews Of The Year

Nicolas Pesce's filmmaking debut is one of the year's great indie discoveries.<p>Last week, IndieWire film critics Eric Kohn and David Ehrlich …

How to avoid an affair and save your marriage

In high school I had a crush on Katie Brown (not her real name). She also had a crush on me. Neither she nor I knew it until more than 15 years later. By that point, she was divorced. The thought of striking up a romance at this late date never entered my mind. I was happily married with children …

how to make your life adventure ready

Some epic adventures are worth quitting your life for. We're talking about the months-long bike tours, the overland trips, and the long distance …

These Health and Wellness Trends Will Blow Up in 2017

When it comes to our health, we'll try anything once and do whatever it takes to enhance and improve it. We'll swap our coffee for energy-boosting …

Wellness

The spooky history of how cats bewitched us

Witches have always liked cats. Sure, they’ve been known to hang out with a wide variety of creatures, including lambs, hornets and crabs. But felines are their favorite consorts, according to an academic analysis that tallied up animal “familiars” from 200 historic English witch trials.<p>Is anybody …

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Cool Wood Projects for Guys, Build Your Own DIY wood Countertops

<b>Cool Wood Projects for Guys, Build Your Own DIY wood Countertops —</b> Learning how to build diy wood countertops for your cool wood projects not only …

5 Recipes For Nights When You Think You Have No Time to Make Dinner

Take-out doesn't hold a candle to these recipes<p>Sometimes I scroll through a recipe and just shake my head. <i>Who actually has the time or patience to make that?</i> Most nights, I want dinner now. Like: I want to walk through the door and have it greeting me on my kitchen counter. Instead, I often find …

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