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12 Easy Ways to Make a Small Room Feel Bigger

Pint-size bedrooms, narrow hallways, and teeny home office nooks are something city dwellers have become highly accustomed to. For some, these small spaces can be discouraging and lack the wow factor that a grand, sun-drenched living room may have. But for others, the compact spaces present a …

The Biggest Judgment Error You Don't Know You're Making

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a lifelong student of psychology, when the principles of human behavior spring to life around me, I typically respond with equal parts interest and glee. But a few weeks ago, I was on the receiving end of a psychological phenomenon …

Psychology

20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day

Losing weight demands some serious life changes. After all, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose just 1 pound. But if you cut 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week—and it will be fairly painless.<p>"Calorie bargaining is all about making swaps and developing habits …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

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 …

TED Talks

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive

If you feel that stress is affecting your work, health, and well-being, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to de-stress that actually work.<p>Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little …

7 foods that can help fight seasonal allergies

Ah, glorious spring. Birds are happily chirping, plants are sprouting, and that mountain of snotty tissues by your desk is growing exponentially—at least if you have allergies. But before you restock your supply of allergy meds and tissues, try rethinking your diet instead. (Take back control of …

Here Are 4 Simple Ways to Trick Your Stomach Into Feeling Full

While the occasional snack between meals is relatively harmless, incessant snacking can add needless calories to your daily diet, and subsequently …

3 Vegetarian Meals That Are Packed With Protein

Each one has 20 grams of protein or more.<p>Myth, busted: Animal products aren't the only source of dietary protein, nor are they the best. In her new …

The Disturbing Truth About Anxiety and Depression in College

Much has been written about the epidemic of anxiety and depression on college campuses. This guest post by college-aged Jake Heilbrunn sheds light on …

Mental Health

Paintings within Paintings Hit Disorienting New Show '#metadata'

“Information about the information." You might as well call Ryan McGinness' new show 'Artception.'<p>Paintings within paintings hung within a studio within a studio when I visited Ryan McGinness's workspace before his new show, <i>#metadata</i>, shipped to its resting place at Los Angeles' Kohn Gallery. …

How to Create a Healthy and Relaxing Home Office

If you work from home regularly or love to freelance, then working from home is an all-too-common affair, and most of us tend to find any nook or …

This Hanging Tent Makes Camping Way More Fun

Because who really likes sleeping on the ground, anyway?<p>If you want a truly authentic experience in nature, this hanging tent is as close as you can get. It's called the Cacoon and was designed by a husband and wife team, Nick and Sarah. After stumbling upon a colony of tiny hanging nests created …

12 science-backed habits to get a better night's sleep

And our bodies might be suffering for it.<p>Whether it is because we're staying up late watching the latest show or lying awake in bed, unable to sleep, about 20% of Americans are sleep-deprived, experts estimate.<p>Rather than suffer through the day feeling groggy, here are 12 science-backed habits that …

Sleep

Low-Sugar, High-Protein Lemon Blueberry Protein Muffins

Sometimes your brain says, "muffin," when you wake up in the morning. And although typical baked goods you'd find at Starbucks or other coffee shops are loaded with the white stuff, these are not. With less than nine grams of sugar per muffin, these light and moist muffins deliciously sweetened …

Breakfast

#viajosola: Why women should keep travelling solo

I recently returned from two years of travelling the world with only my now very grubby backpack as a companion.<p>I could talk for hours about the …

The New California Wellness Spa You Need to Visit This Spring

Two decades ago, when the wellness resort Miraval set down roots in the foothills of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson, the cacti-studded landscape wasn’t simply a backdrop for mind-body retreats. The terrain became an integral component of the wide-ranging catalog of daily …

Here's What Happens If You Make Oatmeal With Coffee, Not Water

Ride on, cowboy.<p>As a society, we’ve been trained by the power structure to accept certain norms and maxims as absolute truth. The phrase “It’s just the way we do things around here” is one of the more dangerous on the planet, meant to keep us, the unquestioning masses, submissive while our powerful …

Around the World in 50 Amazing Gardens

From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.<p>From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity after a bad night's sleep

And the unfortunate reality is that even though you feel like crap the next day, you still have to show up at the office, ready to give 110%.<p>But even though the thought of working an eight-hour day may seem impossible, it turns out that there are things you can do to get through it.<p>Here's how sleep …

Time Management

This Adults-Only Cheesecake Recipe Is Going Viral

It's spiked with Baileys and has an Oreo crust — need we say more?<p>At Delish, we're zooming through recipes in the test kitchen every week just fast enough to feel like we can give our readers the love they deserve. After tasting dozens a week, it's easy to start feeling immune when you take a bite …

19 Books That Are Brutally Honest About Mental Health

Memoirs, YA, essays and more.

This Hot Chocolate French Silk Pie Is the Most Irresistible Thing on the Internet

Celebrate Pi Day with something seriously decadent.<p>Ever wanted to have hot chocolate in pie form? We're here for you. This Hot Chocolate French Silk Pie combines all the flavors you love in hot chocolate with this super decadent, classic French silk pie.<p>This version gets an update from an …

The Healing Power of Mushrooms

Since the early 1600’s, Tero Isokauppila’s family has owned a farm in Finland, where he spent his childhood foraging for mushrooms. And not because …

The 14 best adults-only, all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico

Not only are your food and drinks already included in the price, but most adults-only versions also offer stunning settings and luxurious amenities.<p>We teamed up with Hotels.com to find the 14 best adults-only, all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico, based on guest-review scores that had …

Los Cabos

What happens in our brains when we hallucinate? - Science News - ABC News

Voices in your head? Visions of things that aren't there? You don't have to have schizophrenia or take LSD to have a hallucination, and they don't …