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50 Productive Things You Can Do Right This Minute

"I have nothing to do!!!" Bitch, you thought.<p>2. Back up your phone and computer so you can stop clicking "Remind me tomorrow" when they remind you that it's been 152 days since you last did it.<p>3. Watch an inspiring TED Talk. Like this one. Or this one. Or this one.<p>4. Make a wishlist on Amazon.<p>5. …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

20+ Times ‘Stupid Cat Drawings’ Made Everyone Laugh With How Accurate They Were

Cats come in all shapes and forms. Even liquid. Documenting them all, an Instagram account called DailyPurrr is creating "stupid cat drawings on [a] …

Want to Know If Someone is a Narcissist? Watch For How Often They Buy This Type of Thing

Narcissists are much more likely to make certain purchase decisions, research shows.<p>How do you know if you're working with a narcissist? One way is to get him or her to submit to a Narcissisti Personality Inventory, the most commonly used measured of narcissism. (Good luck with that.) Or you could …

Narcissism

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

There’s no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn’t …

Time Management

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

The Most Pastel-y Pastel Kitchens We've Ever Seen

Pastel colors aren't for everyone. And when it comes to kitchens, it can be hard to incorporate the pale hues without making it look like you're …

There Are Almost 200 Stephen King References on This Poster—Can You Name Them All?

Thanks to <i>It</i>, <i>Gerald’s Game</i>, the upcoming <i>Castle Rock</i>, and even <i>The Mist</i> and <i>The Dark Tower</i>, Stephen King is hot in Hollywood again. But just because the …

Stephen King

I Am Obsessed With This Adorable Dog With Mouse Ears

Goma is bae.

10 Horror Books So Terrifying You Might Not Be Able To Finish Them

It's 3AM, you have every light on in your apartment, and you're huddled on your bed, your stomach clenched in knots. Something outside makes a noise, …

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

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

10 celebrities who pulled the ultimate fashion faux pas and recreated their most iconic looks

1/<p>Cher's outfit from the "If I Could Turn Back Time" music video<p>Few musicians have as many career-defining outfits as Cher, but she manages to slay …

Sex and the City

19 Dogs Who Are Funnier Than They Have Any Right To Be

Funny and adorable.

I Dare You To Make It Through These 21 Tumblr Stories Without Laughing

Go ahead, see if you can do it.

Cheetah cub born without siblings is BFFs with this pup

They’re the odd couple of Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium.<p>Solo, the ridiculously cute cheetah cub, has formed an unlikely alliance with loyal …

Siblings

33 Questions to Help You Overcome Shyness--So You Can Be Awesome at Networking, Speed-Dating, Mingling or Schmoozing

All it takes is a little courage and a couple of really good questions<p>I've got a confession to make: Inside this seemingly confident, frequent-public-speaking, supposedly outgoing CEO exterior is a very shy introvert.<p>As long as I've got a job to do (facilitate a planning session, advise a client), …

Greek Philosophy

Dogs Doing the 'Snoot Challenge' Is the Perfect Pick-Me-Up After a Ruff Day

Internet challenges are usually a bit ridiculous (not to mention dangerous, like both the Tide Pod and the cinnamon challenges), but sometimes a …

What You Can Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About Something

There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes …

23 Motivational Quotes to Help You Overcome Anxiety

A lack of emotional self-management has serious health ramifications -- and can jeopardize your career.<p>Stress. We all experience it -- some more intensely than others. Without a doubt, stress and anxiety in the workplace is becoming rampant as numerous studies show that job stress continues to rise …

Motivation

A Tiny Baby Skunk Adorably Chases After a Fast Moving Remote Controlled Version of Himself

In August 2017, a tiny baby skunk in Silver City, New Mexico adorably chased after an even tinier remote control version of himself back and forth …

Cute Animals

Tiger Saved From Backyard Surprises Rescuers With Tiniest New Arrival

He has the cutest little roar 😍<p>Trapped in a barren enclosure on a private property in Texas, the future looked grim for a pair of white tigers, …

Siblings

Lonely Lamb Decides Family's Dog Is His New Mom

"I left for a couple minutes and came back to this."<p><b>Update:</b> <i>Sadly, Jerry the lamb was rushed to the vet on Wednesday with a sudden case of bloat and</i> …

Cute Animals

Tiny tiger cub, Kylo Ren, born at North Texas sanctuary

A tiny white tiger cub has been born in North Texas after his parents were rescued earlier this year.<p>The cub, named Kylo Ren, was born March 6 at …

Cute Animals

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, physical …

Self-help

11 Signs You'll Be Together For A *Long* Time

#3 is super important.<p>When you're still in the stage of your relationship where you have sex every time you see each other and fall asleep spooning every night, a small part of you might wonder (and worry) if this great thing in your life will actually last. The nightly marathon sex probably won't, …

4 Mental Tricks to Help You Navigate Bad Self Image Days

Loving yourself is a rollercoaster ride. Here's how to bounce back from the low points.I have to be honest here, when I decided to write about this …

27 Impossibly Cute Tweets That Will Make You Want A Pet

Is there such a thing as too adorable?

Pets

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence