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6 Ways to Practice Hygge, the Danish Secret to Happiness

Here’s how to embrace the simple philosophy that keeps Danes cozy and content all winter long.<p>There isn't an exact translation for the Danish word …

One of these 2 women will be the next prime minister — here is what they stand for

Theresa May stormed to a commanding victory in the last round of internal voting in the Conservative Party leadership contest, receiving 199 votes from Tory MPs, while outsider Andrea Leadsom came second with 84.<p>The pair will spend the next few months trying to persuade the party membership that …

17 DIY Decor Projects That’ll Ensure You Get Your Rental Deposit Back

Decorating a small space can be tricky, let alone decorating a small space that you can’t really change with paint or creative flooring (#rentalproblems). Unless your apartment is newly renovated, chances are your appliances, floors and walls are lacking a little sumthin’ sumthin’ in the style …

11 Tiny Habits That Reveal a Lot About Your Personality, According to Science

Even small behaviors can be a window into your overall approach to life.<p>There are so many actions throughout your day that go unremembered--pulling off a few sheets of toilet paper, sending a quick email to a colleague, picking up toiletries at the drugstore.<p>But these small, seemingly insignificant …

Germany toughens rape laws after New Year's Eve attacks in Cologne

Legislation tightens rules on consent, makes groping a sex crime and enables prosecution of entire groups<p>The German parliament has passed a radical overhaul of the country’s rape laws, considerably broadening the definition of sex crimes in light of the assaults carried out in Cologne on New Year’s …

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

Success

8 Tips on Selling Your Ideas to Influential People

First you need to get on their radar. From there, a handful of key characteristics will make them want to befriend you.<p>The most successful people in business often have friends in high places. Yes, it's certainly possible to get ahead purely with financial acumen, a product or service customers …

From political coups to family feuds: how WhatsApp became our favourite way to chat

The messaging app already has more than a billion users, including plotters against Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson. It is changing the way we communicate – and its level of encryption would make the FBI weep<p>There is something reassuringly traditional about the neatly typed resignation letters, …

The Bitter Fight Over the Benefits of Bilingualism

For decades, some psychologists have claimed that bilinguals have better mental control. Their work is now being called into question.<p>In one of his sketches, comedian Eddie Izzard talks about how English speakers see bilingualism: “Two languages in one head? No one can live at that speed! Good …

Psychology

DIY Dim Sum: How to Make Authentic Soup Dumplings at Home

Making soup dumplings isn't hard. Okay, it kind of is. But this step-by-step video will teach you everything you need to know.<p>Soup dumplings fall in the category of "delicious things we love to order when we're out, but would never even dream of making at home." Until now, that is. This dim sum …

30 Things Martha Thinks Everyone Should Know

We all hope the worst never happens, but we still want to be prepared to deal with emergencies. Having a fully stocked first aid kit is sure to help us take care of the small cuts, scrapes, and other problems we occasionally encounter; properly equipped, a first-aid kit might even help save our …

First Aid

Genius Recipes' Greatest Hits of 2014 (+ a Thank You)

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The ten Genius Recipes you liked best in 2014. (We liked them too.)</i><p>This whole thing is very win-win. You all send in the best recipes you stumble across -- …

Whisky Shrimp

6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil or grapeseed oil<p>1 pound uncooked unpeeled medium shrimp, preferably wild American<p>Fleur de sel<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter<p>3 tablespoons good-quality, lightly smoky Scotch (such as Laphroaig)<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>Recipe …

Touch The People You Work With (Not In A Creepy Way)

It’s a touchy subject, but done right, physical contact can make you and your colleagues happier and more productive.<p>Touch is quite possibly the most useful sense we possess. In pure utilitarian terms our sense of touch serves as the first and best warning system that something externally is …

Bibimbap at Home

8 Servings<p>Prep Time: 2 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>Buy thinly sliced beef for this bibimbap recipe at Korean markets, or ask your butcher to cut it for you.<p>January 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Bulgogi<p>1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce<p>1/3 cup finely grated Asian pear with juices<p>2 scallions, thinly sliced<p>2 garlic …

Love My DIY Sweater

Aubrey of “Diary of a Designer” fell in love with this gorgeous designer sweater from Kate Spade but not for $300. Like all of us crafters she …

20 DIY Projects to Revamp Your Old Sweaters

Those bulky, old sweaters are starting to look a little run down.<p>However, just because you're clearing out your closet doesn't mean you need to let …

DIY Faux Bear Skin Rug

Show off the spoils of your faux hunting trip with this unbearably clever DIY bear rug tutorial by We Lived Happily Ever After!<p>It turns out that a little faux fur, an old sweater, some felt, and a couple of buttons make very charming rug.<p>[via Scissors and Thread]

DIY Washi Tape Halloween Tic Tac Toe

Having a play date or looking for something fun to do with your kids? Create a super easy Halloween inspired Tic Tac Toe board using washi tape. You …

DIY Halloween Wolf Hoodie Costume NO SEW

Lia of “Elli Blog” has you covered for a last minute costume. You need a hoodie sweatshirt, felt and a glue gun. With a few rounds of felt cutting …

Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing

Wattpad, which describes itself as the world’s largest online community of readers and writers, has raised a Series B funding round of $17.3 million …

Margaret Atwood: why Wattpad works

Once again people are giving me strange looks. Why Wattpad? And, indeed, what pad? Wattpad, as in wattage, the kind that makes the lights turn on. "But Margaret," you can hear them whispering. "You're a literary icon at the height of your powers; it says so on your book covers. Why are you sneaking …

Wattpad now getting 1.5 million new stories and 15 million visitors a month

<i>Updated May 1 to clarify quotes</i><p>TORONTO–If YouTube is for video, Pinterest is for images, Twitter is for news, and Tumblr is for blogs, Wattpad is for stories.<p>At least, that’s founder and CEO Allen Lau’s vision. But even with three billion minutes spent on Wattpad last month, 15 million monthly …

Wattpad Celebrates Seventh Birthday with Launch of New Feature Called Stories

Wattpad today turns seven years old.<p>To celebrate this milestone, the Toronto-based online reader and writer community launched Wattpad Stories, which …

Wattpad hatches solution to its chicken-and-egg problem

<b>THE CHALLENGE</b><p>How do you build a user base on both sides of a two-sided digital platform? That was the challenge facing Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen when they co-founded Toronto-based Wattpad in 2006. They knew that they wanted to build a mobile platform to let people read on the go. They also knew that …

Wattpad: Serialise Your Writing And Build An Audience

The biggest challenge for all authors and publishers, especially self-publishers, is getting their books noticed by readers. Whilst it’s nice to think that all you need to do is chuck your work up on Amazon, for the vast majority of books, that’s not enough. As I’ve said before, Amazon is not a …

Wattpad is the Most Active Social Site You've Never Heard Of

Eighteen million readers and writers around the world spend 4.5-billion minutes a month publishing, collaborating and skimming text on Wattpad, the …

Wattpad Doubled Engagement in 2013, Expects Even Bigger 2014

Wattpad recently announced that it more than doubled engagement from 2012 to 2013.<p>In a release of 2013 data, the Toronto-based company revealed that …

Social reading platform Wattpad announces massive $46M financing round

<i>Edited at 8:26 PST to adjust amount from $48M to $46M</i><p>Wattpad announced a massive $46 million third round of financing this morning, saying it would use the cash to expand its team and boost product development.<p>The social reading platform already has 25 million users who spend six billion minutes a …