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How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

Sleep

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Time Management

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

20 best vegetarian recipes: part 1

Romy Gill’s chana dal with chapati<p>There are so many different ways of cooking chana dal. My dad worked in the steel plant in Burnpur in West Bengal – people came from different states to work there, so my growing-up years in India were spent eating the most delicious food ever.<p>Serves 4-6<b><br>chana dal</b> …

Onions

Peacock cupcake wedding cake exists to make you jealous

Weddings: the holy event that brings people together to celebrate love, family and buttercream frosting.<p>Finding the right wedding cake can be …

Story of cities #29: Los Angeles and the 'great American streetcar scandal'

The last train on the last line of greater Los Angeles’ Pacific Electric streetcar network made its last run on 9 April 1961. You can see the final days of this once-robust public transport system for yourself in the short film Ride the Last of the Big Red Cars.<p>This footage of the remaining “red …

Transportation

Batman, Spider-Man Artists Pay Tribute to Prince

We had the unfortunate news this week that music sensation Prince passed away at age 57. Prince had a huge impact on the music scene and several comic book artists paid tribute in their own special way. Take a look at these amazing pieces of art. You can click on each artist's name to check out …

17 Agua Fresca Recipes for Your Next BBQ

No barbecue is complete without a cooler full of icy bevs nearby. But instead of filling said cooler with sodas and wine spritzers, why not switch it up and include some light, refreshing aguas frescas in the mix? These healthy fruit waters add serious flavor that all ages can enjoy, and will …

Make 4 changes to your morning routine for a more productive day

You reach for your Instagram, scroll through your inbox, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you're already in battle mode for the busy day ahead.<p>Sound familiar?<p>We've all been there, but if you have a tendency to hit the ground running in the morning, it might be time to slow things down.<p>Taking …

Time Management

The Way You Store Your Food Is Ruining It

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have …

Nutrition

Where to Start If You Want to Lose a Lot Of Weight | Men's Health

Where to Start If You Have More Than 50 Pounds To Lose<p>Dramatic fat loss begins with these 9 small steps<p>Shutterstock<p>Losing 50 or more pounds is a daunting proposition.<p>“This type of weight loss isn’t just about changing a diet,” says Devon Golem, Ph.D., R.D., director of the Didactic Program in …

Sleep

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

11 Delicious, Glorious Ways to Celebrate National Pizza Day

February is a great month because it contains a very important holiday that allows you to celebrate your one true love.<p>And no, you sap, we are not …

Italian Food

5 Foods That Can Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22 percent experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if …

The Breakfast You Should Be Eating To Lose Weight

Add these foods to the morning menu to shed some pounds<p><b>Question:</b> What are the best foods to eat in the morning for weight loss? —<i>Dylan Maehrlein</i><p>One word: Protein. A slew of research shows that a high-protein breakfast, like eggs and bacon, trumps high-carb eats such as cereal. In addition to …

Nutrition

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Mad Men

A map for everyone who didn't realize just how huge the Milky Way galaxy is

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Milky Way "formed from the inside out," according to Melissa Ness, a researcher who helped produce the largest growth map of …

How the Role of Chefs Is Changing, Evolving and Expanding

Anne McBride wears many hats. She's an accomplished food writer, having contributed to Food Arts and Gastronomica and co-authored multiple cookbooks with Francois Payard; she's the culinary program and editorial director for the Strategic Initiatives Group at the Culinary Institute of America; and …

Hospitality

Pasta Sauce Recipes For People Who Cook Way Too Much Pasta

Pasta is one of the easiest things to cook, so why not dress it up with a sauce of <i>your own</i>? That's right, we're talking homemade sauces, not the ones out of the jar.<p>With classics like vodka and alfredo, you'll be able to indulge in your favorite dishes, whether the savory sauces are ladled over …

Cooking

11 Easy Crock-Pot Desserts

You already know your slow cooker is good for stews, chilis and even chicken wings. But turns out, it's also the ultimate appliance for cooking dessert. Here: 11 sweet recipes to get you started.<p><b>Pumpkin Pie</b><p>A pie is a pie even if it's served in a bowl. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Gooey Chocolate Cake</b><p>Idiot-proof!</b> …

Cooking

Less is more: Paris's one-ingredient restaurants | CNN Travel

Travel

Ikea's incredibly futuristic table replaces your stove, your cookbook, and your brain

The table— yes, the humble table — is the future of the home.<p>That's according to Marcus Engman, Ikea's head of design.<p>"Personally, I do believe that the table is going to be extremely important for the future," Engman says. "That's going to be the masterpiece of the home. It used to be, hundreds of …

IKEA

Scientifically proven ways to make your weekend happier

News flash: research finds that people are generally happier on weekends than weekdays. However, some weekends — even a long holiday weekend, like …

Happiness

Wasp's Venom Could Be A Powerful 'Weapon Against Cancer,' Study Shows

Toxic, but life-saving?<p>It seems like an oxymoron, but scientists say the venom of <i>Polybia paulista</i>, a wasp native to Brazil, fits that description.<p>According to a study published in the Biophysical Journal this week, the wasp’s venom contains a toxin, named MP1, that selectively destroys tumor cells …

Cancer

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break | Inc.com

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs. "Once we …

Self-improvement

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Motivation

10 Urban Photographers Unveil the Secrets to Their Craft: Technique

Part 2 of the series.<p>As in other realms of art, it could be argued that there is no rightful technique to photography, as the creative approach to the medium may vary from one person to another. While a good camera can aid the process in delivering good work, those who are well versed in creating a …

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Productivity