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Science has proven that you're a better person if you like Harry Potter — here's why

Harry Potter was a massive part of the childhoods of millions of people. Even if you're not part of the cult following, it's unlikely you've been able to avoid the franchise completely.<p>As it turns out, growing up with Harry Potter might have made you a better person. According to one study, …

Books

7 Things you must not forget to say before you die

Long before any last words are necessary, here's a great way to make sure you have no regrets.<p>No one likes to think about death, whether it’s our own …

Positive Thinking

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

Leadership

How to Form a New Habit (in 5 Easy Steps)

You will never change your habits until you change something you do daily.<p>Chances are, this has happened to you: You make a resolution with the best of intentions to break a bad habit or start a good one--maybe for the new year or your birthday or some other special occasion. And within days or …

Procrastination

11 habits of supremely happy people

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll …

Happiness

5 plants you can eat to help eliminate stress

Called adaptogens, they are said to boost energy and combat stress.<p><b>Stress is a common problem in the UK and can be brought on by fraught work or life</b> …

Wellness

10 of the best beds

With so many bed frame styles around - from divans to four posters, sleek to ornate, minimalist to attention-grabbing - picking out a new bed for your room can be an overwhelming choice.<p>To make the task simpler, we've picked out the most stylish double and kingsize frames for you.<p><b>1) Montana storage</b> …

Home Decorating

5 Cheap Natural Conditioners Dermatologists Swear By For Thinning Hair

For many women, hair loss is an unfortunate reality. According to reports, up to two-thirds of women experience hair loss after menopause, while …

10 Ways to DIY Your Own Built In Shelves

It’s generally thought that owners of old homes reap many beautiful benefits from their living space. Older homes like to show off with honeyed wood …

House Design

Could This Young Physicist Finally Crack the Code to Nuclear Fusion?

Amid the chaos of the Iran–Iraq War and its turbulent aftermath, Fatima Ebrahimi found her refuge in physics. As a teenager in the 1980s, she could …

Physics

Drinking cherry juice could give you an extra 84 minutes of sleep every night, study finds

If counting sheep doesn’t help you drift off into a deep sleep at night, you might want to consider downing a glass of Montmorency tart cherry …

Marriage is hard work: 7 ways to make it fun again

A few weeks ago, Pink announced to the world what she thought about marriage: "Monogamy is work!" she declared. But she didn't stop there — Pink revealed that sometimes she swoons over her husband, and other times, she cannot stand him. Celebrities — they really are just like us, huh?<p>Is marriage …

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

8 colors that are perfect for small bedrooms

Small bedrooms can pose a bit of a problem, in terms of choosing the right colors to use in them, as you definitely want to get the right balance of …

Home Decorating

5 foods that are actually addictive — and how to avoid them

Ever blame going for another scoop of ice cream on your “addiction?” You’re not alone and you just may be correct in where you’re pointing that finger. Though most recent scientific literature finds that an "addiction to sugar" doesn't occur in the exact same ways as addiction to drugs, there are …

Food for brain: 10 things you should eat to beat Alzheimer's and other brain diseases

Neurologists are convinced that 90 percent of cases can be prevented by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle.<p>The fear of developing …

What actually happens when you pull a muscle?

To prevent injury, make sure to stretch.<p>Joel Cramer was at the pool with his kids when another dad, competing in a big splash contest, got up onto the diving board. He bounced up once, and when he landed on the board for the second time, his quadriceps muscle tore. “It rolled up his leg and balled …

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control …

Nobel Prize

40 Bohemian Bedrooms To Fashion Your Eclectic Tastes After

An array of color and prints, varying textures, billowing fabrics and layers of worldly decor, boho style is one of the most fun to create from the …

Our Style Director Says This On-Sale Sofa is the Bargain of the Century

Slipcovered sofas are pretty much a staple in beach houses that see a lot of action; they’re easy to clean and typically very versatile. The catch? …

This lavish sea-facing villa will make you want to own it!

Munich based interior architects from EGG AND DART CORPORATION GMBH & CO.KG have come up with a luxurious sea-facing villa that features in this …

Is the dining room in decline?

'There's more we can do to get the most out of having a separate dining space.'<p><b>The dining room is out and the living room is in...well, when it comes</b> …

Ikea's New App Will Make 1 of Your Wildest Home-Decorating Dreams Come True

We've all been there: You get an itch to totally revamp the layout of your bedroom or living room, but just the thought of lifting and dragging your heavy couch or bed actually makes your arms ache. Sound familiar? Thankfully, this is 2017, and we have a phone app for everything from virtual …

What Color Countertop Should You Choose?

<b>1. Flecked or Softly Veined White</b><p>One of the most common and coveted countertop finishes is a stone or manufactured slab material, such as quartz, in …

The 10 Best Bedroom Colors According To Interior Designers

Blues and grays and pinks, oh my.<p>Picking a paint color for your bedroom can feel nearly impossible: It sets the tone for the space that's supposed to best represent you. If you've spent way too much time browsing paint samples and need a little guidance, we sought advice from 10 top interior …

Home Decorating

The Big Anxiety festival: mental health, science and the healing power of art

The world’s biggest mental health and arts festival features more than 60 events, ranging from relaxing art installations to Awkward Conversations<p>Anxiety can come in many forms: from feeling nervous about giving a presentation, to not wanting to leave the house. But can an arts festival provide …

How to Wake Up Feeling Motivated: 8 Tips

Tips for Implementing an Effective Morning Routine<p>We've all been there. The alarm goes off in the morning and we groggily feel around the nightstand …

This Is the Best Exercise in the World—and You Can Do It Right Now

It’s time to forgo your weekly gym session. And no, we’re not encouraging any bad couch potato habits. Your body will get major results if you jump …

Exercise

Our Bodies Are Not a Distraction

Some said Trump's proposed ban on trans military service members was a distraction from the health-care bill. But his rhetoric is meant to turn those …