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The best hot chocolate recipes for winter

On a chilly winter night, when you're huddling by the fire in your cosiest jumper, there is no treat more satisfying than a big, steaming mug of hot chocolate.<p>Chocolate super-fans the Aztecs started drinking rich cocoa-based tipples thousands of years ago, but it wasn't until the 1500s, when …

Hot Chocolate

The 55 best Christmas episodes you can watch on Netflix right now

But if that's your only strategy, you're missing out on some awesome content in the form of holiday-themed TV episodes. These eps can be harder to find because Netflix's search option won't pick up on episode titles — and some of the episodes don't even have "Christmas" or "holiday" in the title.<p>So …

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

Self-improvement

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Travel: Why must we save these global treasures

From Sudan to South Korea, Spain to India, visit some of the 50 endangered heritage sites across 36 countries that have been included in the …

25 years, 36,000 postcards: How one doctor’s gesture helped India’s rural poor stay healthy

While in his teenage years, a poor village boy in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh wanted to join the postal service. With no money for higher education, a job with the government agency could have made his life secure.<p>But a relative supported him financially and sent him to medical school. …

India

13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

Castration for child rapists is as horrible as the crime itself

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Let's never accept the fallacious argument that barbaric crimes need barbaric laws to counter them.<p>POLITICS<p>| Angiography | 5-minute …

How Our Tech Addiction–And Constant Distraction–Is A Solvable Design Problem

Stop blaming yourself for your inability to unplug. Today’s apps and devices are designed to seduce you. What if that could change?<p>We tend to blame ourselves for tech addiction–if we can’t help watching the next kitten video, or checking email 15 seconds after we last checked, it seems like a …

9 Billionaires Who Plan to Give Away the Majority of Their Fortunes

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Why pain feels good

Why exactly do some people enjoy eye-wateringly hot curries, extreme workouts or sadomasochistic sex?<p>His opponent had been known to cause seizures, heart attacks, and even death. But Jason McNabb looked remarkably calm as he entered the arena. The whistle blew. Assault came thick and fast – a …

University of Pennsylvania

Secrets To Success: 6 Tips From The Most Successful People

What are the secrets to success? Well, successful people work hard. But you work hard too, right?And if you keep working harder and harder you’re …

Motivation

9 Jim Rohn Quotes That Will Inspire You To Work Harder on Yourself

<b></b>I love Jim Rohn! I can’t seriously tell you how many times I listen to his audiotapes. After meeting with his mentor at the age of 25, Jim Rohn …

Motivation

Is patriotism compulsory?

October 2014 was a watershed month in decoding the psychology of forced patriotism in India. In that period alone, three cinemagoers were heckled for …

India

Inspiring Workspaces for Two

(Image credit: Skona Hem)<p>Sometimes a beautiful workspace with room for one creative mind just isn't enough. If you're sharing a home with a …

Houzz

How to Relax Your Mind: A 2

Here’s How To Organize Literally Everything With Command Hooks

Hook it. Hook it real good.

33 Clever And Unexpected Uses For Ikea Products

Your Malm is so much more than a Malm.

Crafting

How to Work From Home (and Not Spend All Day on Facebook)

The idea of working from home sounds like a dream (just imagine all the naps you could take!), but the reality includes far fewer snoozes and snack breaks than you'd think. To help you stay productive, I talked with Julie Morgenstern, a New York City–based productivity consultant and the author of …

Time Management

These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Decorate Your Home

Interior design cheat sheets FTW.

Home Decorating

10 Easy Ways To Get Organized This Year

2015 is the year your finally get your sh*t together. Literally.

Crafting

49 Genius Tricks to Organize Your Home From Top to Bottom

New Year's organizing is a chore, but there are ways to make it fly by without leaving you totally spent. 49 genius ways to be exact, and we've collected them all! Whether you want to give your whole house a total clutter-flush, or focus on one or two rooms that really need attention, these tricks …

12 Must-Haves for Making Your Own DIY Closet

So you found a really great converted warehouse apartment with gorgeous natural light, but… there’s no closet. We’re not talking a small closet — we’re talking NO closet. You know you’ve been there. But now, thanks to modern storage and organization tools, we can help you build your very own …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

10 Things Exceptionally Productive Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

That's how I used to feel throughout the day… every day.<p>One minute I was focused on the most important thing on my to do list; the next I was on a news site or on social media with dozens of tabs open in my browser. Once I started noticing myself on Facebook while I was driving, I knew something …

Time Management

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

The Best Google Campuses Around The World

Unlike the stark minimalism of Apple's campuses, Google has a flair for creating offices with a unique design that varies from building to building.<p>From the glowing black lights of the Toronto office's music room to the cozy drive-in theater at Google's Paris campus, here's what it looks like to …

Kate Middleton makes a surprise visit to the scouts - wearing a hoodie!