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Why is Trader Joe's Wine Cheaper Than Bottled Water?

More than one secret lurks in the aisles of Trader Joe’s, the trendy, organic-loving grocery franchise that was spawned from a chain of convenience …

Trader Joe's

Believe It or Not, the Student Loan Situation Just Got Worse for Borrowers

Last year, the Department of Education and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released some guidelines to protect student loan borrowers. …

Three Ways That Handwriting With A Pen Positively Affects Your Brain

Stephen King purportedly wrote <i>Dreamcatcher</i> in longhand — using a Waterman cartridge pen. J. K. Rowling penned <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> — all 157 pages of it — in longhand, and the leather-bound tome sold for almost $4M at auction. F. Scott Fitzgerald did it, as did Hemingway, Kafka and countless …

Stephen King

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

11 Novels So Amazing, You Can't Tell What Genre They Are

Some of the most powerful reading experiences are the ones that refuse to fit into just one pigeonhole. They defy categorization, because they’re …

Books

Husband's Note on Mirror to Wife Struggling With Depression Is the Most Beautiful Thing You'll See All Day

"She's the kindest person I know."<p>An Imgur user posted a photo of the touching note her husband drew on their mirror, as a show of support while she was struggling with depression.<p>Mollywho wrote on Imgur that she's faced a lot of difficult times since marrying her husband, including not being able …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Rocky Mountains

Could 'Resting Bitch Face' Make You A Better Communicator?

If you suffer from <b>Resting Bitch Face</b>, you know all too well that your perpetual-almost-scowl can draw a lot of negative attention — on the street, with your friends, and, worst of all, at the workplace.<p>If you suffer from Resting Bitch Face, you also know that your outer appearance has very little …

Meet the lawyers providing legal cover for Donald Trump's extreme immigration ideas

Donald Trump

20 Unexpected Ways to Use Vinegar Around the House

<b>What if we told you there is one item in your kitchen pantry that can do it all? This homekeeping multitasker can whiten your laundry whites, wash your windows and mirrors, drive out pests, eliminate odors, and remove stains, and leave your surfaces sparkling clean. Enter: vinegar, your secret</b> …

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

26 Fashion Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Whether it’s your new vintage dress with an unfortunate odor or a stain on your favorite suede shoes, sooner or later we’re all bound to encounter …

Hacking

12 Things Healthy Morning People Do Every Day

They sweat while you sleep — and don't hate their lives.<p>As someone who breaks a sweat before work nearly every single day, I'm often asked, "How do you do it?"<p>"The key to making it work is to have a strategy, ritual, and reward system," says Adam Rosante, a CosmoBody trainer who wakes up to work …

How To Clean (Almost) Anything And Everything

It's springtime and we all know what THAT means.

Would You Live in This 86-Square-Foot Parisian "Cupboard" Apartment?

Everything is hidden in this tiny home.<p>Here's an apartment that's definitely not for the claustrophobic. In this 86-square-foot Parisian space, you'll have to sleep in a cupboard. And the bed is not the only amenity that's tucked away — a dining table, closet, and bookshelves are all found hidden …

Swiss Army Knives

Top 5 Moves to Increase Energy and Focus at Work

<i>(Lunch-time workout with http://www.FindtheBest.com)</i><p>There are days when we are fired up, <b>taking on any challenge</b> that comes our way with beaming energy. Then there are days that feel like they drag on forever, when curling up on a couch with a good book would be preferable. Unfortunately, the latter …

What's Your Purpose? Look to Your Core Challenge | Inc.com

"Purpose" has become the latest business buzzword. Millennials are leading the charge, as a generation that wants to love what it's doing. However, as our society evolves, we all start to edge up further in Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Maslow, a noted psychologist, stated that human motivation is …

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

That stubborn weight that won't seem to go away? No more!<p><i>This article was written by Joy Manning and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we're all so different, …

Nutrition

Russian female cosmonaut gets angry at 'hair' question in space press conference

Yelena Serova, the first Russian woman to go to the International Space Station, gets visibly annoyed when she is asked about make-up and hair at a pre-flight press conference<p>For <b>Russia</b> and <b>women</b>, Yelena Serova becoming the first Russian woman on the International Space Station (ISS) is a momentous …

Space

What’s the Difference Between Banks and Credit Unions? (Infographic)

The distinctions between a bank and credit union are easily blurred; after all, both offer similar products and services like checking accounts and …

The Brilliance of Botto Bistro, the Worst-Rated Restaurant on Yelp | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This post has been updated to include further comment from Yelp and to clarify the recent Appeals Court decision.</i><p>When Bay Area restaurant Botto Bistro wanted to tell Yelp the site could take its reviews and shove it, customers were all too happy to help. As part of Botto's "Hate us …

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …