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8 Anti-Aging, Hydrating and Perfecting Serums You Can Actually Afford

A potent, effective serum that sets you back less than your morning Uber ride to work is the unicorn of the skincare world. It might be tough, but …

35 of the Most *Gorgeous* Long Hairstyles with Bangs

Never underestimate the power of face-framing fringe.<p>A blunt bang or side-swept fringe can be a real game-changer in any hairstyle. Here, celebrities demonstrate the best long-locks-plus-fringe looks in the wild, from short wispy strands to swooping, screen siren waves tucked behind one ear.

Cat patios, aka Catios, are the latest home trend — here's how to get one

Want to make your cat one of the happiest on the block? Consider building them a catio!<p>A trend is sweeping the feline living scene, and if you want your cat to be one of the happiest on the block, you may be in for a minor home-renovation project. Say hello to the catio, aka, a cat patio.<p>According …

20 Life-Changing Products That Can Actually Make Your Skin Better

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Why Process Is the Secret Weapon for Boosting Productivity

Image by Dennis Hamilton via Flickr<p>Many professionals start off their day staring at a blank screen, waiting for orders, or drowning in email. The idle time lost hoping your manager may hand over a list of to-dos for the day could have been better spent sleeping, walking to work or exercising. …

12 Style Blogger Tricks Worth Taking to Your Closet

Nothing makes us feel more put together than when our #OOTD is on point. But while we love a good fashion trend, sometimes it can be challenging to borrow style tips from some of our favorite famous fashionistas and incorporate them into our own everyday style. That’s why we love all those amazing …

Here are 25 things that science says can make you happier

Image: Shutterstock/Maridav<p>Image: Shutterstock/Maridav<p>Disney is trading at a 'historical discount' ahead of its digital makeover (DIS)<br>• Photos reveal …

Happiness

Top 10 Reasons Relationships Fail

Most of us want to meet and settle down with the “right” person, and most of us want such a relationship to last. At the same time, the majority of …

7 Metrics For Successful Leaders -- How Do You Measure Up?

Do you consider yourself successful? This question came up during a recent business dinner with a group of leaders, and the collective response caught me off guard.<p>While I simply thought, “Yeah, I guess,” others went on explaining the flaws that hampered their success. Although I considered …

Work-life Balance

6 surprisingly easy ways to be happier

Here are the 6 best hacks from books on happiness that we've ever found.<p>You're probably well aware of Google's smashing employee benefits package, and in a moment of incredulous jealousy you might even have scoffed at the pampering.<p>Among the boons to Googlers are: massages, a bountiful and …

10 Reasons You Should Meditate

<i>This is the part 1 of a 4-part series on meditation, its benefits and how you can learn to meditate yourself.</i><p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of</i> …

How to Overcome a Negative Emotion in 15 Minutes or Less

You’re having a great day, when all of a sudden a situation triggers you, and are you are spun into a whirlwind of an unpleasant emotion. The …

Self-help

Old-School New York Times Death Infographics Were Depressing

We take much for granted in these modern times of ours, like, for example, the fact that our collective life expectancy means people aren't …

Infographics

13 Inspiring Quotes To Hold You Over Till The Weekend

When you're in that Monday to Friday grind with only the distant promise of spring break to look forward to, you may start feeling like your days all kind of blur together.<p>When that happens, it's easy to let a perfectly good day or week pass by without doing anything fun, productive or creative. To …

Extremely rare kitten up for adoption in Bay Area

Sherman looks like any other kitten, but there’s something very special about him — it’s, well, that he’s a him.<p>Cat lovers will know that calico-colored cats are almost always female. Sherman is male.<p>“It’s like a unicorn!” said Humane Society Silicon Valley veterinarian Andrea Berger. “I’ve been …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

The 5-Move Workout That's Critical for Runners

Exercise 1 Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift<p>Place a kettlebell in front of you; look for one that is 18 to 35 pounds. (Hint: The weight is marked on the bottom!) Stand with your feet shoulder-width distance apart and your toes turned open to 11:00 and 1:00. Brace your torso as if someone were going to punch …