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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation are powerful and can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make common writing and …

Language

Japan Travel: A Walk Through the Magical Wisteria Tunnel

Appearing as if it came from a fairytale, the Wisteria Tunnel is a spectacular wonder that exemplifies Japan’s perception of beauty and architecture. …

Rainbow Eye Makeup: How to Pull Off the Instagram Trend for Pride

My Instagram feed has been coming up rainbows. Literally. For the past three weeks, makeup artists have been celebrating Pride month with some seriously major rainbow eye makeup looks. With New York's festivities coming up this weekend, I talked to Adam Burrell, a makeup artist who has worked with …

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Happy Dance

Dermatologist-Approved Anti-Aging Tips To Try For Better Skin

Even the most well-informed and highly skeptical skin-care users (i.e., dermatologists) are buying into these buzzy treatments. Here, we’ve rounded …

The Best Plants For Gardeners Who Lack a Green Thumb Photos

A garden bursting with vibrant flowers and lush greenery—and ideally a few fruits and vegetables—is a pleasure for all the senses. There's the intoxicating fragrance of a blossom, the velvety softness of a new leaf, the lazy buzzing of bees, and the unforgettable flavor of the season's first …

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

The Science Of Gender: No, Men Aren't From Mars And Women From Venus

Testosterone Rex is extinct.<p>That's the central conclusion of a fascinating new book by University of Melbourne psychologist Cordelia Fine. Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society hit the bookstores Tuesday.<p>"Testosterone Rex" is a nickname for the view that women and men are essentially …

Fish

5 Tips to Avoid Common Lighting Mistakes in Portrait Photography

Lighting a portrait is a subtle science full of small details that together make a big difference. For example, the angle of a light or your …

Landscape Photography

Here’s How to Separate Your Model from the Background for More Dynamic Portraits (VIDEO)

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer who also offers helpful tutorials on portraiture and wedding photography techniques. In the quick and …

Photography

Gardening 101: Wisteria

<i>Wisteria:</i> “The Houseguest That Never Leaves”<p>You invited them to stay for a few days, and now it has been weeks. Although you asked them to stow their …

Landscaping

How to Draw With Oil Pastels

Are Camel oil pastels okay if they only have twelve shades?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>Yes, because if you want more than twelve shades, you can make them by …

Crayons

'They would say she was too dark': How one photographer is shining a light on racism in the beauty world

Top photographer Alexi Lubomirski despaired that most of his models were white, young and pin thin. So his latest project celebrates beauty in all its shapes, shades and ages. He talks Siân Ranscombe through some of his favourite shots<p>If you picked up a magazine from 10 – or even five – years ago, …

Imperial College London

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Social Media Marketing (and It's Seriously Mind-Boggling)

You're doing it wrong.<p>Let's get down in the weeds for a second about social-media marketing.<p>I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear the words, "We need to be on Facebook. We should be posting more on Twitter. We should show people our culture on Instagram."<p>Nobody cares.<p>That's the cold, …

Bank of America: It's time to buy oil stocks

It's no secret that when oil prices rise, energy stocks tag along for the ride.<p>That's why energy stocks are up 14% this year, following oil's 25% gain so far in 2016. Energy stocks are the second-best performer among the major market groups. Many investors even fear they've already missed the …

Stock Markets

How changing one tiny habit allowed me to build my wealth

In my teens and early 20s, social anxiety was wrecking my life.<p>I couldn't go out and feel comfortable around people without drinking, so I drank.<p>Now, alcohol can lead to a lot of cool stuff, but for me it was a crutch and I needed help.<p>So one day I drove to Barnes and Noble (this was before Amazon …

6 science-backed tips for boosting your creativity

Whether it's at work or in our free time many of us would love to learn how to be creative. Coming up with great ideas and new perspectives is a …

Creativity

The New York Botanical Garden's Corpse Flower Is About To Bloom

Watch it here<p>While smelling some things through a TV screen would be great (chocolate chip cookies, brownies, pasta), others can stay on their own side of the broadcast. In the case of the aptly named 'corpse flower', we're very glad that smell-o-vision hasn't taken off.<p>Right now, workers at the …

How Instgram Can Help Your Business - business.com

Instagram's community has grown quickly. Here's how your brand can take advantage of it's very large and very engaged community.<p>Instagram has risen …

Marketing

22 Ways to Instantly Change Your State of Mind

Every thought we have is a vibration and the key to maintaining positivity is to learn how to change our state.<p>Every thought we have is a vibration.<p>When we feel on top of the world, we send a matching frequency as we attract positive people, things and events into our lives.<p>When we exude energy and …

6 Ways To Avoid Passing Your Anxiety To Your Kids

I get a lot of questions from parents who struggle with anxiety, and I also see many anxious parents in my practice. Anxiety is heritable, but, just like most other issues, it is impacted by both genes and environment. While you can't remove your anxiety-prone DNA from your child, you can ensure …

7 Ways You Can Help Someone With Anxiety

Saying "don't worry" is not one of them.<p>To see someone you care about dealing with anxiety is hard to watch, and loved ones can often feel helpless. But there are things you can do to help — telling them to "stop worrying" definitely <i>not</i> being one of them.<p><i>Cosmopolitan UK</i> spoke to psychologists from …