Adele MacSporran

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The 15 Drugstore Products a Beauty Editor Buys on Repeat

A few years ago, when I was new to the Byrdie editorial team, I did an experiment where I wore exclusively drugstore makeup for a week. Then a …

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

Maps

The active mindset: A sure way to avoid being bored with life

“I’m bored.” When’s the last time you said that? I bet not too long ago.<p>If you give me 4 minutes, I’ll tell you why that’s a bad sign.<p>In the past, I …

Self-improvement

5 things you can do today that will make you happier, according to a life coach

Nothing feels better than happiness, whether you find it in seeing that super cute cat meme or simply by spending time with your friends. But if …

Happiness

7 Powerful Tactics Mentally Strong People Use to Prevent Toxic People From Taking a Toll on Their Lives

Toxic people can drain your mental strength. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to limit their influence.<p>While one toxic person may use manipulation and lies, another may resort to intimidation and incivility. And if you're not careful, people like that can take a serious toll on your …

Self-help

Stop Thinking In Tasks And To-Dos. Start Thinking In Outcomes

We all toil under a tyranny of to-dos. Life can feel like an endless succession of tedious tasks we struggle to complete, and we may cross everything off our to-do lists, but it can still feel like we aren’t achieving what we really want. It’s why we click on every productivity hack that pops up in …

Time Management

Painfully Adorable Study Shows How Dogs Respond to Sobbing Humans

It takes more than just empathy, though.<p>If you ask any dog owner whether their dog knows when they’re sad, you’ll probably get the same response: <i>Of</i> …

Pets

New study links Alzheimer's disease with liver function and diet

Scientists have presented new research pointing to the liver as a potential culprit in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Presented at the Alzheimer's …

Dementia

Kristen Bell's Chignon Pony Is a Gorgeous Updo Idea for Short Hair

For far too long, wearers of bobs and lobs have been led to believe that they're excluded from the exciting and joyous experience of trying out new and innovative hairstyles. Luckily, Kristen Bell is here to prove that you do <i>not</i> need to have Rapunzel strands in order to wear your hair up. Case in …

Hairstyling

This Highlighter Is to Thank for the Most Skin Compliments I’ve Ever Received

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Makeup

Oprah's Most Important Piece of Advice for Achieving Extraordinary Success | Inc.com

Oprah recently Googled herself for the first time.<p>In an interview with British <i>Vogue</i> editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for the magazine's upcoming cover, she said she was impressed by what she learned about herself.<p>"I was the first African American self-made billionaire. Didn't know that. Donated more …

African-American News

This 10-Minute Exercise Is Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Better About Yourself

Here's what happened when psychologist Renee Engeln tried it on about 1,500 young women.<p>Do you feel confident, secure, and generally good about yourself? Or are you constantly piling on self-criticism, scolding yourself for your many failings, and especially for the way you look? If your answer is …

Happiness

How To Fall Back Asleep If You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night, According To Experts

There’s nothing more frustrating than falling asleep… only to wake up a few hours later. Whether it’s from insomnia or other factors, there are …

Sleep

How to be smarter than people smarter than you

<i>Are you ready for this big secret?</i> Read.<p><i>— — —</i><p><i>Thanks for taking your time with this post! If you liked this, please hit the —</i><p><b>Just kidding.</b> I have more …

Money

Why One Orthopedic Surgeon Is Prescribing Meditation Over Medication

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was requiring new warning labels for certain types of opioid painkillers. According to this <i>New York Times</i> report, “Drug overdoses now kill more people in the United States than car crashes.”<p>Increasingly, both doctors and patients are …

6 Relationship Habits All Really Happy Couples Have

We all tend to fall into a routine in long-term relationships.<p>We make habits and rituals as a couple that help shape and define our lives together. Perhaps it's going to breakfast on a Saturday morning, one partner making the bed while the other makes coffee, or a particular way of celebrating a …

Self-confidence

20 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

Yes, for real.<p>First thing's first: No, you can't get ripped overnight (no matter what that Instagram ad says.) But even though muscles aren't built in a day, that doesn’t mean a solid workout can't give you instant definition. See, by performing certain moves—think, three to five sets of eight to …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

The Brain

‘Why aren’t we earning enough to live?’ – how The Divide lays bare global inequality

The documentary film reveals the toxic social divisions caused by low pay for US and UK workers<p>Janet, a Walmart shop assistant in Louisiana, is so visibly stressed by working in a very understaffed store that a customer tells her she looks as if she’s going have a heart attack. Rochelle, a care …

Income Inequality

5 Lifetime Habits of the World's Wealthiest People

Key habits you can incorporate into your life and career.<p>Why do certain people become extraordinarily wealthy while others do not?<p>Great wealth, of the non-inherited kind, is not an accident. The extraordinarily successful people who make it have habits that set them apart from everyone else.<p>These …

5 Things to Know Before You Renovate Your Kitchen

Relax, you have options.<p>If you sometimes have trouble deciding what to make for dinner, a kitchen renovation can feel paralyzing. But take heart: It …

12 Creative Ideas for Handles, Knobs and Pulls

If you’re in the market for some new drawer <b>handles</b>, knobs or pulls, today’s post is for you! While your dream drawer pulls may be out of your price …

This Spring Home Decor Trend Will Turn You into a Minimalist

Decor trends come and go, but there are few that have us as weak in the knees as the latest rose gold + marble combination that’s totally blowing up this spring. This two-in-one trend combines elements of minimalist AND glam style to create a clean look that transcends categories. While too much of …

The Instagram Feeds Interior Designers Turn To for Inspiration (And You Should, Too)

From perfectly curated shelves (hello, #shelfie) to drool-worthy waterfall showers with sweeping mountaintop views, home design rules Instagram. It is no surprise that it serves as a huge inspirational source, rivaling beloved Pinterest boards, for everyone from noted interior designers to design …

See Amazing Photos of the Real 'Rosie the Riveter' Women of World War II

Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in California, June 1942. Photographed by Alf<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Library of …

What Exactly Is Witch Hazel, And Is It Safe To Use On Your Skin?

Is it all a bunch of hype?<p><i>"Beauty Glossary" is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty products, techniques, treatments and ingredients so you know exactly what you're putting onto and into your body.</i><p>A few HuffPost Lifestyle editors keep a bottle of witch hazel in our medicine cabinets, but we …

Skin Care

A black director, a white author, and their differing accounts of rebel slave Nat Turner

A black filmmaker puts his acting career on hold, raises nearly $10 million and makes a movie about the rebel slave Nat Turner. His film receives a rapturous reception at a major festival, a bouquet of awards and praise from Hollywood's elite.<p>A white novelist writes a bestselling account of Nat …

Black History

13 Free Things on the Internet You Should Be Using

Why pay when you can get it for …