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How Expressing Gratitude Might Change Your Brain

<i>(Photo: SuperStock/Corbis)</i><p>By Christian Jarrett<p>A lot of so-called "positive psychology" can seem a bit flaky, especially if you're the sort of person disinclined to respond well to an admonition to "look on the bright side." But positive psychologists have published some interesting findings, and …

6 Ways Sleep Benefits Your Mind

Ready to increase your number?<p>Milk may do a body good, but sleep is the mind's best friend.<p>Everything from your happiness to how well you age depends on your brain. When you're sleep deprived, your cognitive functioning plummets to a less-than-ideal level, making it hard to go about your day. That …

3 Secrets for Increasing Your Happiness

How many moments of your life are happy? If you're like most people your life is a mix of up and downs. Happy moments, interspersed with lots of boring moments, and probably a few periods of absolute misery.<p>It's unrealistic to expect that you can create a life that is 100% happy moments. Chasing a …

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

Neuroscience

The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts …

62 best apps for iPhone and iPad UK 2017: Photography, entertainment, work and more

Our choice of the best apps on iOS for iPhone and iPad in 2017<p>Best apps for iPhone and iPad in 2017<b>: Dating</b><p><b>Tinder (free)</b><p>Both the best and the worst …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

Trending Now in Our Store: Made in the Suede

The '70s-inspired suede redux includes wrap dresses, maxi skirts and light-as-air trench coats.<p>In keeping with the season's love affair for everything '70s bohemia, suede is the fabric du jour. From wrap dresses at Jason Wu to maxi skirts at Bally, this classic fabric has been reworked in subtle …

Red Carpet–Ready Accessories That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

With the Met Gala less than a week away—Monday, May 4—we’ll forgive your desire to get a little glamorous. Whether you land in Hollywood, Cannes, or New York, consider the world your red carpet (and the red carpet a bedazzled welcome mat for all things seriously glitzy). The regular step-and-repeat …

Alexander McQueen

Bazaar Editors Share Their Favorite Wardrobe Invesment

Apr 29, 2015<p>Ever since the Spring 2015 collections wrapped last October, we've been making a mental shopping list for our new season must-haves. Apparently, our office was largely in agreement that Chloé had one of the most covetable shows. We polled our editors on the wardrobe item they're most …

Clothing

a beginner’s guide to healing crystals

rock out.<p>Whether or not you’ve packed your schedule with weekly Bikram yoga classes and private meditation practices, you may still want a little something that will help you to get in touch with your spiritual side—and add some major zen to your home as well. Enter healing crystals: stones found …

8 awesome paid apps you can download for free right now

This week is all about Mobile World Congress — and Samsung’s sleek new Galaxy S6 edge — but we can still take a quick break from the action to bring …

Apps

The 7 Best Beauty Statements of Milan Fashion Week: From Prada’s Jeweled Barrettes to Freida Pinto’s Plum Lip

Hair

How to make bold lipstick stay in place

Bold lips are one of my very favorite ways to make a statement. A bold lip can take a total scrub outfit and make it into "oh, I woke up like this". …

Makeup

Eyebrow tutorial for thin or sparse brows

Eyebrows have been a sore subject of mine since the 9th grade, when my sister tried to teach me how to pluck them. She drew a line around each brow …

Makeup

4 Fresh Beauty and Makeup Trends for Spring

<i>Local beauty experts share their tips for runway-inspired big day hair and makeup.</i><p><b>Bare Beauty</b> (pictured above)<p>Barely there visages, seen on Oscar de …

Hair How-To: Create a Salt Spray for Beach Waves

The beachiest salt spray for incredible tousled waves.<p>Create an easy, at-home highlighting solution that you can easily pack to take with you to the beach.<p><b>What You'll Need:</b> 1 spray bottle 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil 1 tablespoon corarse sea salt 2 cups of hot water 1 teaspoon conditioner …

Hair

build & SHARE your flipboard

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Men Are Dyeing Their Beards Pastel Hues, and We Have All the Details on Trying the Trend

Not to throw shade at Jared Leto and his glorious man braid, but there's a new men's grooming trend on the horizon, and it's probably one of the …

Spring 2015 Makeup, Hair, and Nail Trends to Start Wearing Now

We know: Fashion Week timing is weird. Designers are showing spring looks in the fall and vice versa. Good thing so many of the hair, makeup, and nail trends we saw on the spring 2015 runways are season-less. Get inspired by some of our favorites, and feel free to re-create them ASAP.

Dying Your Armpit Hair Is Officially Trendy

Are we running out of trends? It certainly seems like we might be, as dyed armpits are apparently the new thing to do. While we all think colored …

These 20 Color Trends Are Dominating 2017

A dramatic purple will pop in the dining room.<p>According to our stable of interior experts, these are the MVPs so far this year. Pick up a paint brush — you'll want these modern hues in your home ASAP.

Design

Spring 2015 Makeup And Hair Trends

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley<p>What… Spring trends already?!? I know right! Well, although we still insist on …

Here's a Spring/Summer/Fall 2015 Trend You Can Rock Right Now (Or Anytime, Really)

This is the dark, cold time of year where we all like to remind ourselves that spring will eventually come, but if you're the type who faithfully follows the big four fashion weeks, you know that the shows have already covered and skipped right past spring/summer 2015 and are currently knee-deep in …

Chanel

Tamron's Tuesday Trend: High-tech beauty tools to save your skin

Technology has permeated almost every part of our lives, so why should beauty be any different? While soap, water and our own two hands usually do the trick, Bahar Takhtehchian of Shape Magazine explains to TODAY why these new tools are definitely worth an investment.<p><b>To clean skin:</b><p>Foreo Luna Mini, …

Red Carpet Hair Trend: Where Are All the Crazy-Colored Dye Jobs?

What's black, blue and purple all over? Not celebrity hair...anymore, that is.<p>It seemed like 2014 was the year of unicorn hair—you know, the stuff of …

Hair

12 Obscure Fashion Facts To Casually Drop (& Impress Everyone)

We all know that Coco Chanel designed the Little Black Dress, and Hermès named a bag after British waif Jane Birkin. But, there are so many good …