Alexandra Dobbs

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Cannabis smokers 'incapable of walking' rescued from England's highest mountain

A group “incapable of walking” after smoking cannabis had to be rescued from England’s highest mountain, police say.<p>The four climbers sparked a three-hour mountain rescue operation after getting stuck on Scafell Pike in Cumbria’s Lake District yesterday afternoon.<p>Cumbria Police said “words fail us” …

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself

In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the …

New York City

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Want to Become a Multimillionaire? Do These 14 Things Immediately

Don't just wait around and wish for luck--become the kind of person equipped with the skills and abilities to do brilliant things.<p>"The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a millionaire." </i> …

Self-improvement

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week

The weekends are needed for recharging, but doing this one activity for one hour is what sets the high performers apart from everyone else.<p>The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, …

Time Management

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

Emotional Intelligence

PSA: Bullet Journaling Is the Productivity Tool You Never Knew You Needed

I was introduced to bullet journaling for the first time through a college friend. My friend, recognizing in me someone equally as type A as herself, …

How To Stop Procrastinating and Get Over Your Own Resistance

Why do we resist the things we want most?<p>Let's say you've decided to start an important new project. Or maybe a business. Or an entirely new career. The very next thing you do is take a deep steely breath and go for it with fierce determination, right?<p>Nope.<p>Hell nope.<p>This is when every fiber of your …

Domain Names

The biggest potheads aren’t who you’d guess

They are the city’s new pot-smoking professionals — ganja-puffing teachers, TV execs and businessmen who go about their daily routines while under …

A Bunch Of European TV Shows Are Mocking Donald Trump With Spoof Tourism Ads

“Sixty percent of Americans think that Portugal is a province of Spain. They probably voted for you."<p>Satirical TV shows across Europe are trying to woo U.S. President Donald Trump. In a way.<p>They’re using hilarious spoof tourism ads to persuade him to put their nations “second” (because he has …

You May Not Realize It, But These 6 Small Habits Can Block Your Way To Success

This article talks about ways you could be putting a road-block between you and your success without even realizing it.

52-year-old couple explain why they believe swinging has strengthened their marriage

<b>A former banker who enjoys swinging with her husband says the lifestyle has made her feel more empowered than ever.</b><p>Jackie and John Melfi, both 52, …

Jeff Schumacher: What’s next for the startup world

<i>Jeff Schumacher is one of the coolest execs it has been my privilege to interview here in Davos. The CEO of 500-person multinational BCG Digital</i> …

Neuroscience: Millennials Need to Lay Off the Social Media (Here's Why)

It's no secret that spending time on our screens is detrimental to our overall well-being. You can do something about that.<p>In this age of ever-increasing technology, it's no secret that spending time on our screens is detrimental to our overall well-being. Being distracted by our electronic devices …

Social Media

After watching over 50 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think about education, business, psychology, and human behavior.<p>Here are some of …

7 facts about relationships everyone should know before getting married

As the New York Times concluded, "being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single — particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises."<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to this story.</i>

From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers' lives | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

Die Hard

13 Not-So-Obvious Signs of Cheating

Most of us tend to give our partners the benefit of the doubt as far as fidelity goes. But the truth is, one in four relationships involves cheating, while only half of cheaters confess—which means that about one-eighth of the people in relationships are involved with someone who secretly isn't …

Make a Tasty Weed-Infused Honey With Only Three Ingredients

A drizzle of honey in a cup of tea can sweeten up your favorite soothing beverage, but a drizzle of <i>weed-infused</i> honey can really enhance the relaxing …

Top 10 Motivational Apps That Will Help You Nail Your Resolutions

Start the year off on the right foot.<p>With the annual renewal of the year-long calendar comes a natural renewal of our resolve to be better people: eat better, workout more, call our loved ones regularly, and meet our professional goals. Though we may have started the last year with best of …

Motivation

12 Simple Ways to Start Exercising Again After a Break

If the only workout you’ve done over the past few weeks is beating yourself up for being lazy, it’s time to forgive and move on. We asked weight loss …

Fitness

Smoking Weed Was the Only Thing That Made 2016 Bearable

When the future seems bleak, it's important to count your blessings, however insignificant.<p>2016 was a year stalked by death—of musical legends, of athletes and astronauts, of whatever shred of decency our political system had left. Whatever way the world is heading, it seems like the wrong one. As …

New research supports the growing concern that smartphones are destroying our romantic relationships

The majority of our relationships are in shambles.<p>The US divorce rate hovers at 40%, but that’s not the whole story. Many intact relationships are on life support. According to a survey by the National Opinion Research Center, 60 percent of people in a relationship say they’re not very satisfied. …

Divorce

A 30-Minute Tabata Session to Burn Some Serious Calories

This calorie-torching cardio and sculpting workout is one of our hardest ever, but Equinox Tabata instructor Raneir Pollard's amazing energy will inspire you to fight for it. Tabata is a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training) that alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and …

Denver has twice as many pot dispensaries as Starbucks

That disparity only goes up when looking the state overall, too — there are more than three times as many marijuana storefronts in the state than Starbucks, reports Rocky Mountain PBS I-News.<p>But if you look at it on a neighborhood level, there are some bastions of America's giant coffee overlord …

10 Stylish Online Home Stores to Help Kick Your Ikea Habit

With the New Year upon us—and with any luck, some holiday cash in your pocket—it's a good time to update your home with something other than an Ikea shelving system (although, if you need one of those, so be it). The trick to having a stylish, thoughtfully appointment pad is to know where to shop …

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

My patient and I both knew he was dying.<p>Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was there someone I should call? Someone he wanted to see?<p>Not a one, he told me. No immediate family. No close friends. He …

Psychology

7 Significant Steps to Projecting Confidence

When you present a certain attitude to the world, it creates positive impressions that help us navigate our way toward our goals.<p>Some people exude the kind of assurance that gives them an air of power, trustworthiness and grace. This personality instantly generates respect and often admiration from …

personaldevelopment

15 Signs You Will Create Wealth and Be Successful

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help