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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues.<p>If you’re guilty of these bad habits, break them — pronto.<p>Inadvertently clogging pipes<p>Be mindful of what you’re putting …

Home Improvement

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

12 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Gardening

9 Brilliant Reasons to Use Baby Powder in Your Garden

Baby powder is a powder keg of home-remedy ideas. From easing chaffing (eep!) to freshening up the litter box, this handy item is good for more than …

Handy

10 Little-Known Uses for Vicks VapoRub

While many medical treatments from the early 1900s have been vehemently debunked, a handful have managed to stand the test of time. At the top of …

Alternative Medicine

Gardening 101: Blueberries

Blueberry, <i>Vaccinium spp.:</i> “Ornamental Superfood”<p>Blueberries were the first fruit I grew in my first Brooklyn garden on a tiny 50th-floor terrace in …

Gardening

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

The 8 Best Apps You’ve Never Heard Of

We live in a world where little boxes in our pockets can find us dates, call us taxis, deliver our groceries, and even control our T.V.’s. These are …

Apps

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …

Landscaping

Very important tool that you must have in Your Garden -Baking Soda

On March 27, 2018 by admin<p>Everyone love to see your own garden beautiful and it is nice to know the vast use of baking soda not just in the kitchen …

Lifestyle

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If your dating profile says 'Swipe left if you voted for Trump,' you'll only hurt yourself

Real life is more complicated than our individual laundry lists of who is an acceptable life partner<p>People set filters on dating apps for age, race, religion, body type, height, hobbies, education level and geographical desirability. Increasingly, people have added political preferences to further …

Relationships

Stressed? Here's how to tap into a zen feeling (almost) instantly

With just a little practice, you can feel at 'om' almost anywhere, at any time.<p>It’s common knowledge that today’s stressors are many. According to a report from the American Psychological Association (APA), American stress levels are rising for the first time in 10 years. Also common knowledge: …

Meditation

The Best Trees (and Big Plants) to Grow in Your Living Room

Plus, tips for keeping them alive and well for longer than one second<p>Not much can cause your shoebox of an apartment to feel like a lush, tropical paradise than a plant—specifically, a big plant. More specifically: a tree! A tree that lives and thrives right inside your living room. A few things …

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

31 Genius Products For Anyone Who Thinks They Suck At Doing Their Hair & Makeup

Beauty

10 things you never need to refrigerate

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and realized that you couldn't find what you were looking for because it was overflowing with miscellaneous items? If so, you're in good company. The majority of households pack items into the fridge that simply don't need to be there. Here's a list of 10 …

Spices

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

The best online clothing stores for men

While the image of men having no regard for their style is somewhat outdated, it is true that the act of shopping itself can sometimes be a bit of a chore.<p>This possibly explains why more and more clothes shopping is done online from the comfort of our own homes. As we search for the ideal suits, …

Clothing
Parenting

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It) | Inc.com

Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- service experiences involve reactance theory. Wrap your head around this one principle and you might see your …

Self-help

15 Easiest & Most Beautiful Flowers Anyone Can Grow In Their Garden

Beginner gardeners can enjoy a colorful and fragrant outdoor space right from the get-go with this list of 18 beautiful flowers that are easy to …

My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?

Maybe you got one of those find-your-ancestry kits over the holidays. You've sent off your awkwardly-collected saliva sample, and you're awaiting your results. If your experience is anything like that of me and my mom, you may find surprises — not the dramatic "switched at birth" kind, but results …

Genetics

For the Beginners-Easiest Vegetables to Grow in Pots

<b>1. Beets:</b><p>This kind of variety grows well in small spaces – however, if you want best results try to grow ‘Red Ace’ type. You need to have a pot, …

These Are Our 10 Healthiest Chicken Dinners

Not only does chicken's versatility and crowd-pleasing tendencies make it a recurring choice for weeknight dinner, but it's ability to be a wholesome …

Cooking

The Best New Drugstore Beauty Products for 2018

The drugstore has always been there for lip balm and an extra eyeliner to keep on hand, but it used to be that if you wanted serious color pay-off and skin care that made a difference, you had to hoard your gift cards and head into the beauty boutiques. Over the past few years, though, the …

Skin Care

'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'

<b>Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say.</b><p>Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins.<p>Changing the definition is vital …

Teens