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Put off procrastinating… forever! Tips on how to be more productive

It’s not as hard as you might think to set yourself clear goals<p>New Year’s resolutions can be a rollercoaster of emotions. There are the highs when you set them, imagining with excitement the new life you’re going to be leading, but often also the lows of frustration and procrastination when things …

Procrastination

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

Meditation

The 10 trends that'll see you starting 2016 in style

Here we go, another year, another set of fashion rules. But like 6-year-olds, we secretly love rules, even if they just give us the opportunity to kick against them. We need to get dressed and on these pages we like to get dressed. While I’m not someone who thinks we should slavishly stick to the …

Stephen Hawking stresses the importance of space travel and understanding science

“It is important that the public understands basic science, if they are not to leave vital decisions to others”<p>Stephen Hawking continues to both steer thought on cosmology, and dominate pop-culture headlines. (On Sunday, Eddie Redmayne took home a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the scientist in …

Black Holes

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

Mindfulness

13 Beauty Products That Have Stood the Test of Time

Go back to basics with these cult classics that are still going strong decadeseven centurieslater.<p>A healthy sense of skepticism is recommended when it comes to the cult followings of tween boy bands and Catskills communes. Not so for beauty products. Generations of women have given these classics …

Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Feminism

Why America is the most unequal society in the developed world

The reason we’re not more upset about the ever-expanding pay gap? We’re clueless about how big it really is<p>The American people have spoken. But what did we really say about inequality?<p>At first glance, it seems that extreme inequality mattered little to the majority of voters who put pro-business …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

Creativity

Myla Dalbesio on Her New Calvin Klein Campaign and the Rise of the 'In-Between' Model

Photo: Calvin Klein<p>Myla Dalbesio explodes with laughter on the other end of the phone. "It's crazy!" she exclaims. "I can't even."<p>The 27-year-old model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling Calvin Klein underwear in the brand's latest "Perfectly Fit" campaign, which was shot by Lachlan …

Kate Moss

Marvel Probes Google Over The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Leak

A federal judge has granted Disney-owned Marvel Studios its subpoena request to dig into how <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> trailer leaked onto the …

Marvel Universe

Meet the Big Hero 6, Disney’s Newest Team of Superheroes

Baymax, voiced by 30 Rock alum Scott Adsit, is a friendly, giant, inflatable robot who was created as a medical companio<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Disney

30 Rock

Movie Review – Say When (2014)

<b>Say When</b> (a.k.a. <b>Laggies)</b>, 2014<p>Directed by Lynn Shelton<br>Starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen …

The Top 8 Street Style Trends: Spring 2015

Street style, more so than the red carpet or any other celebrity stomping ground, is the largest indicator of whether last season's runway trends have actually taken offor if the style set has simply gone rogue. See the top 8.<p>Street style, more so than the red carpet or any other celebrity stomping …

Rihanna Challenges Instagram's No Nudity Rule (Again)

Bad Gal Riri is living up to her Instagram name.<p>Bad Gal Riri made her triumphant return to Instagram a mere three days ago and already she's back to posting boundary-pushing pics. After being kicked off Instagram this past May for posting a risque, nipple-baring photo from a shoot with Lui …

We listen to sad music to feel nostalgic

If sadness is an unpleasant emotion, then why are we at times so drawn to sad music? By <b>Dan Ruderman</b><p>In a recent study Liila Taruffi and Stefan Koelsch …