Amanda McCormick

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The Barisieur alarm clock automatically brews coffee while you wake

It's no secret the first five minutes of consciousness for many of us each morning involves brewing a cup o' joe. Well to help get a jump-start on things, designer Joshua Renouf has developed a striking alarm clock that starts the process before you even get out of bed. Using induction heating and …

Men Say 'Uh' and Women Say 'Um'

Our word-fumbles offer subtle clues about our personalities and intentions.<p>Um, guys. I have some information to share with you, and fair warning, it's, uh, going to make you scrutinize your speech for several days.<p>You know when you're searching for a word, or trying to say something more nicely …

10 (Free!) Printables to Get Your Life Organized

We are so obsessed with making lists, we make lists of lists. And now, we’re sharing our list of our favorite lists. While that might seem a little kooky, these gorgeous printables will keep you obsessively organized. These puppies will facilitate everything from your grocery list to your impromptu …

10 Signs You Don’t Love Yourself Enough (And What To Do About It) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Note:</b> <i>If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable while reading this, remind yourself that uneasiness can signal a positive change; in fact, the</i> …

Meryl Streep on Beauty

Removing Negativity From Your Life

<i>Json SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt.com. His new book, Creativity For Sale, is an in-depth look at how to turn passion into profit.</i><p>Having more positivity in your life tends to lead to happiness, success and an overall feeling of calm.<p>However, positivity can be an elusive animal to catch. …

How to Turn Gmail Into Your Central Productivity Hub

Most of us use Gmail as our main email service, but it's so much more. Gmail can act as your to-do list, your notes board, your reminders, your list …

13 Things to Never, Ever Throw Out When You're Downsizing

That landline phone is more important than you think.<p>Ditching clutter can be tough, but deciding what stays and what goes gets a little easier when there's a set of rules to follow. We tapped three organizing experts to tell us what items in your home are worth finding space for.<p>1. Important …

What I’m Reading: Sommelier Raj Vaidya

<i>As the head sommelier of a restaurant with three Michelin stars, Rajeev Vaidya is a man whose good taste is literally certified. At Daniel, Chef</i> …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Why An Anti To-Do List Might Be The Secret To Productivity

If you start each day with a rigid set of must-do tasks, you’re already doing it wrong.<p>I’ve gradually realized that my day is not occupied only by tasks from my to-do list. Often, there are lots of other tasks that deserve time in my day just as much as those I have in my to-do list. Previously, I …

The Art of Swallowing

Although Hollywood may try to convince us otherwise, the truth is that relationships are not built on grand romantic gestures. They're not even built on medium-sized ones. They are actually based on the tiny-but-cumulative acts of daily love within a partnership. The little things that make up a …

Relationships

30 Time Management Tips For Work-Life Balance

Here are some time management tips you can use to help you get productive and stay balanced at work as well as outside the office.<p>Use whichever tips resonate with you. There should be something here you can put into action straight away. You might also find it useful to come back to these tips at a …

For Years We’ve Been Telling Kids to Sit Still and Pay Attention. That’s All Wrong.

Today’s educational technology often presents itself as a radical departure from the tired practices of traditional instruction. But in one way, at …

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

Eat more when you're stressed? You're not alone. More than a third of the participants in a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health said they change their diets during stressful times.<p>And many of us are quick to turn to either …

How to Deal With Depression in Your 20s

Face it: Being a 20-something isn't easy. On the one hand, the period between ages 18 and 29 is the best ever. It's that time when you get to develop …

What Happens to Our Brains When We Exercise and How It Makes Us Happier

Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more. At …

Happiness

The unemployed psyche: Job searching for so long crushed my soul

When Ray Camp lost his job at a Dell supplier at the height of the recession, it took a toll on his soul and his family.<p>After nearly four years of looking, all he found was 16 hours of work every other week at a company hours away from his home in Nashville, Tenn.<p>He was crushingly depressed and …

Eating Fish Makes Your Brain Healthier, Study Says

Eating fish is linked to more gray matter in the part of the brain that controls memory, according to a new study.<p>As the number of people suffering …

"Productivity" Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)

I originally wrote this post months ago, but I’ve been too self-conscious to publish it until now. This quote convinced me to put on my big girl …

Creating Your Habit Environment

Let’s imagine that you’re going to change your diet — you’re going from eating chips, ho-hos, Double Down Chicken Sandwiches and taco “meat” in a …

9 Simple Things You Can Do to Be a Happier, Healthier Person

As a health editor, I spend the majority of my day poring over content related to, well, health. At HuffPost, we're lucky to talk to experts on a daily basis about how to live our best lives, both mentally and physically. Over time, you start to pick up on some things. Themes begin to emerge loudly …

9 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Sleep

<i>By Men's Journal</i><p>Whether it's learning when to drink coffee, getting more sun or eating smaller meals, these nine tricks will help you make your sleep more efficient, effective and work harder for you during the daylight hours.<p><b>Have A Daily Bedtime</b><p>Pick a time to go to bed you can stick with on a …

The New Habit Challenge: Wake Up Insanely Early

Suggesting you rise before the sun is even up may seem a little mean. So we’ll wake our groggy selves up, too, for some extra motivation.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>There are so many proponents out there for …

Time Management

These Guys Raised $7 Million To Create A Calendar App That Thinks For You

The app is a hybrid between a calendar and to-do list, but Timeful is really about creating better habits.<p>"We're fanatical about time," Yoav Shoham, one of the three founders of Timeful, told Business Insider. "Time might be a little cliche, but we really believe time is the most precious resource …

Apps

30 One-Minute Productivity Tips

Want to be more productive? Need a better way to deal with distractions?<p>It needn’t take long to make changes that count towards increased productivity at work. Take a minute or two to try these tips.<p>1. Don’t check email first thing.<p>2. Set goals.<p>3. Don’t keep a To Do list in your head. Write it …

10 Ways to Become a Morning Person

Ever wonder why you’re able to stay up until 2 am, while your best friend can’s make it until 10 pm? It has everything to do with your internal …