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Graphic manual offers illustrated advice on mood disorders

Mood disorders are no laughing matter: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they’re the third-most-common cause of hospitalization for people between the ages of 18 and 44 in the United States.<p>So why did Ellen Forney write a comic book about them?<p>“Rock Steady: Brilliant …

How the Eisenhower box can organize your life

In a typical day, how many things are scribbled on your to-do list? You might have a key deadline for a work project or family commitments to handle. …

15 Composition Tips for Photographers

Cameras, lenses, and other equipment are the tools of the trade. But at the end of the day, it all boils down to the skill of the photographer. A …

Landscape Photography

100 Greatest Artists

100<p>Talking Heads<p><i>By Dave Sitek</i><p>When I was a kid, I was really into hardcore punk. Hardcore was very rigid. Talking Heads was the first band I remember …

6 easy steps to make you more resilient

When I joined the FBI, the FBI’s transfer policy stipulated that I could be sent anywhere in the U.S. — the needs of the Bureau would always come …

365 Everyday Value Foods to Support Your Weight-Loss Goals on the Cheap

If you're a regular shopper at Whole Foods, then you can understand how it earned the nickname "whole paycheck." After all, stocking up on organic food and healthy grocery staples can be pricey. Luckily, ever since Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods and the success of its in-house brand 365 …

Diagnosing and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that causes people to have difficulty regulating their emotions. The primary …

The 51 best love songs of all time

From modern music magicians like Frank Ocean to classic groups including the Bee Gees and Earth, Wind, and Fire, there are many songs every music aficionado should listen to in their lifetime. But let's focus on the romantic side of musical storytelling. We're here to rank the best love songs ever …

Music

7 Little Ways To Protect Your Mental Health When Anxiety Feels Like It Never Goes Away

Let's be real: Sometimes, it can be hard just to be a human, let alone navigate all the many challenges that <i>come</i> with being a human. And learning how …

Mental Health

How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions

We’ve got a fun article today in which we post-process <i>photojournalistic</i>-style photos and polish them in an <i>artistic</i> way. Much like Steve McCurry did …

Get a Well-Exposed Landscape Photo Every Time With This One Simple Trick

If I had to choose my biggest complaint about landscape photography, it would probably be the difficulty in getting a well-exposed image.<p>You've been …

7 Jedi Mind Tricks Every Portrait Photographer Should Know

Jedi mind tricks are not just for Jedi. They’re for photographers too. Us portrait photographers face a difficult mission. We must form instant …

Stand Up Comedy

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

5 tips on how to build resilience, recover from setbacks, and not be scared by 'failure' again

A person’s resilience can be measured by how fast they bounce back after disappointments. But more than that, it’s about your ability to adapt to …

Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever for Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to truly be happy.<p>When Yale began offering a new course this semester, over 1,000 students jumped at the opportunity. It wasn't about business, technology or innovation. It's about how to be happy.<p>Nearly a fourth of the undergraduate student body …

Learning

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

Reality TV

Politicians need to stop equating violent crime with mental illness

I lived in Hackney for eight years and enjoyed it greatly. I am becoming increasingly angered by officials and politicians chanting the tired clichés …

Master These 7 Grammar Tips To Instantly Sound Smarter

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Language

16 Top Quotes to Inspire a Rare and Remarkable Type of Leadership

Be inspired by Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, Simon Sinek and others.<p>In an era where high-profile, sexual harassment allegations continue to roll in, and Facebook's data-privacy scandal grows steadily worse, it's evident this country is faced with a crisis -- the absence of true …

This Kurt Vonnegut Quote Completely Changed The Way I Approach The Idea Of "Happiness"

You can't touch it, but you can certainly feel it. You can't buy it, but you can create it. You can't see it, but you can easily perceive it. I'm …

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they …

Time Management

Love, Simon: at last Hollywood is saying ‘I’m gay’

As social attitudes evolve, mainstream cinema has begun to treat gay love stories like any other romance. Love, Simon proves the point<p>The coming-out movie, commonly found on the film festival or arthouse circuit rather than at a multiplex, has always been a reliable source of angst. For a sign of …

Film Festivals

How to Remove People From Complicated Images Automatically Using Photoshop

Beautiful places are of course something many of us want to photograph, but the problem is often that there are constantly people in the shot at such …

Own The Light To Master Your Street Photography

Everywhere you look you will see different types of light: different shades, different colors, and different angles. Seeing things and noticing …

Street Photography

59 Brilliant Romantic Comedies That Are Seriously Underrated

Save this list for a rainy day.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

How to Extensively Stretch the Background of Your Images

We all have photos that we wish had a wider composition, either because we didn’t own the right lens or because we saw new potential for it in …

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Warren Buffett Says You Should Ask This 1 Question to Become the Best Version of Yourself

The Oracle of Omaha offers some practical self-help advice.<p>Warren Buffett is well known for his finely honed ability to spot immensely profitable investment opportunities.<p>Besides his sage advice for investing in companies, though, Buffett has been known to share some of his time tested advice for …

Americans don’t need more money to be happier—they need to be like Denmark

The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed—a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years.<p>The US, on the other hand, ranked 18th in this year’s World Happiness Report, a four-spot drop from last year’s …