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Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

New York City

Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America

In this scorched-earth op-ed, Lauren Duca takes on Trump's systematic attempts to destabilize the truth and weaken the foundation of American freedom.<p>The CIA officially determined that Russia intervened in our election, and President-elect Donald Trump dismissed the story as if it were a piece of …

Donald Trump

Islam Isn't Just Compatible With Western Values, It Fully Endorses Them

<i>Originally published in The Independent</i><p>Photo by Karsun Designs<p>A recent poll published by the BBC suggested the majority of Brits don't think Islam is compatible with Western values, a thoroughly concerning finding considering how there are nearly 3 million people in the UK and 3 million in the …

A shopper’s manifesto: These three simple questions are the key to quitting fast fashion

Some years ago, the food advocate Michael Pollan, author of <i>In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto</i>, succinctly summed up the best advice he could offer on how a human should eat: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” It’s so simple you’d hardly think it need be stated, and yet the global rise …

The French Girl’s Guide to Healthy Snacking in Paris

Visitors in Paris for couture week beginning Sunday won’t be likely to hear their Parisian neighbors complain about their juice cleanses—because when it comes to matters of fitness, diet, and overall health, the French are anything but extremists. “It’s a very different approach than what we’re …

France

Classic Mexican Recipes

These delicious Mexican recipes include crispy flautas, easy carnitas and a fantastic selection of tacos.

Meditation, Mental Habits, and Creative Imagination

We have to be careful not to think that meditation is about getting rid of thoughts. On the contrary, I would say that meditation helps us to …

Meditation

It's easier to eat like Gwyneth Paltrow than you'd think

All recipes excerpted from <i>It's All Easy</i> by Gwyneth Paltrow. Copyright © 2016 by Gwyneth Paltrow. Reprinted with permission from Grand Central Live & …

Spinach and goat’s cheese croquetas

Many people tell me that they make a beeline to Spanish restaurants for the croquetas and the tortilla, and we are very proud of ours. This is one of the most popular flavours at my restaurant; they are so creamy and moreish. You can freeze them ahead of time, and then just defrost before …

Recipes

11 TED Talks that will help you strengthen your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to strengthen, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we …

7 Problems Every Couple Inevitably Faces, According To Therapists

You're bound to run into these relationship roadblocks at some point.<p>When a relationship is brand new, loving your partner comes easy. You're still hyper curious about each other and growing as a couple every day. But eventually, you're bound to encounter some roadblocks that will test your …

Relationship experts reveal 6 secrets that help power couples stay together

From Google cofounder Sergey Brin's split from 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki to SpaceX founder Elon Musk's second divorce from actress Talulah Riley, the separation of several high-powered couples signals to some that extreme career success comes at the expense of relationship success.<p>But …

15 Melty Cheese Snacks You Need To Eat ASAP

Cheese lovers ~only~.

5 Restaurants in Rome Only Locals Know About

There’s a 12-mile brick wall that encircles Rome’s historical center. It is, by far, the largest ancient ruin in the city. When it was built in the 3rd century, it was meant to keep out so-called barbarians. Today, it tends to keep in visitors, acting as an obstacle that stands between them and …

Italy

Soul Food Recipes

Collard greens, creamy grits, classic fried chicken and more—all of your southern favorites are covered here.

Chicken Soup

These comforting recipes include classic chicken noodle soup and hearty chicken-and-sausage gumbo.

14 Things That We Shouldn't Say To Our Partners Anymore

It's not easy communicating needs to our partners, but it is possible without getting into an argument. Here's 14 things that we shouldn't say.

13 Super Tasty Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Life In 2016

From BuzzFeedTasty to your belly.

The 5-Minute Back Workout You Can Do Without Weights

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Bathing suit season may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's OK to slack on working your back. Even though you can't see your posterior when you look in the mirror, you rely on this pillar of strength each and every day.<p>Aside from helping you …

8 Skillet Desserts That Just Might Change Your Life

Let's hear it for the skillet: the easy, fast and non-dirty-dish-creating way to make an impressive dessert that will win you friends and lovers. Here, eight of our favorite recipes.<p><b>Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie</b><p>Go big or go home. Pass the milk. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Skillet Pear Ginger Pie</b><p>Premade piecrust …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

12 Leisurely Sunday Brunch Recipes

Skip the lines and make brunch at home -- these recipes are all easy like Sunday morning.<p><b>1. Glazed Oatmeal-Maple Scones</b><p>These comforting breakfast treats are like a cross between scones and oatmeal cookies: buttery and tender on the inside, crisp and craggy on the outside, and chockfull of oats, …

28 Weird Facts About Jeans You Haven't Heard Before

Stiff and rugged or sleek and stretchy, worn by miners and models alike, jeans are perhaps the most quintessentially American article of clothing. Here's how a practical uniform became so much more.<p><b>16th:</b> The approximate century indigo-dyed, stiff cotton pants first became popular in Nîmes, France, …

These Pot Pie Recipes Go Above And Beyond

You can never go wrong with a flaky pastry crust.<p>We have great news for you: anything can be turned into a pot pie. Of course chicken is an obvious choice. Beef is classic. Even lentils get real cozy under a blanket of golden pastry. But, it gets even better. Like, lobster better.<p>Anything and …

Hollywood salaries revealed: From execs to extras, who makes what

"People in this business are always looking at other people and comparing," says a top Hollywood attorney. "I always have clients calling me and saying, 'Am I being paid enough? Should I be paid more?' "<p>Luckily for all, there's lots of comparing to do in THR's second annual What Hollywood Earns …

Sandi Toksvig's top 10 heroines from history

1. Murasaki Shikibu (c973 or 978 – c1014 or 1031)<p>The trouble with a lot of women in history is that we just don’t know that much about them. I would love to have met Murasaki Shikibu but she would have been tricky to find as this was not even her real name. She was born in Japan at a time when …

Top 10

Fashion,Life and style,Women's tops,Women's shirts,Women's dresses,Women's shoes,The Observer,Editorial<p>Five ways to wear a pleated metallic skirt

Clothing

12 Things Women with Great Hair Do Every Day

Watch and learn.<p>If you're constantly coveting an Olivia Palermo-level mane (and seriously who isn't), we're here to tell you that the answer is not pricey salon treatments. It's actually just good old-fashioned daily habits that make or break—literally—your hair.<p>Here, top stylists tell us what a …

Hair Care

10 Australian Fashion Brands You’ll Be Obsessed With

With Fashion Week right around the corner, you could say we have style on the brain. In addition to trying to score tickets to Givenchy’s show (which they opened to the public!) and wondering what exactly The Fat Jew’s collection is going to consist of, we were also recently informed that twenty …

11 choices rich people make that the rest of us don't

It's a concept that has been in print for nearly a century — thanks to a journalist's research of more than 500 self-made millionaires in the early 20th century— and continues to gain relevance today.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire …