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11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright …

Emotional Intelligence

20 great Northern California wine and beer events in September and beyond

<i>CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device</i><p>Summer is coming to a close, but harvest lies just ahead. Clearly it’s …

People who lose weight and manage to keep it off follow a few key habits that anyone can learn

Most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three years.<p>Most people inherently know that keeping a healthy weight boils down to three things: eating healthy, eating less, and being active. But actually …

Weight Loss

17 Yoga Moves That Will Help You Sculpt Serious Abs

Boat pose is only the beginning.<p><b>Time:</b> 20 minutes<p><b>Equipment:</b> Yoga block, mat<p><b>Good for:</b> Core and abs<p><b>Instructions:</b> For each move, perform as many reps as indicated, then rest 30 seconds. Move through each move until you've done all 17. Alternatively, incorporate these moves into your usual routine as …

Workouts

The Exact Right Way to Clean Your Air Conditioner–and Why You Should

A well-ventilated home is a healthy home.<p>At the start of summer you may have forgotten to do one teeny tiny thing before plugging in your air …

Cleaning

These Are the Best Cooling Pillows for People Who Run Hot

Home Decorating

Want to buy a smart plug? Read this first

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. Smart plugs are one of the most underrated smart home products out there. No, they aren't the flashiest, but they can automate dumb products in your home with ease and bring them into your smart home ecosystem. To make sure you get the best fit …

Home Automation

Top 9 Healthiest Foods In The World

Top 9 of the healthiest foods in the world, try to include these foods in your diet to improve your health and stay in shape.<p><b>1.Sprouts</b><p>Sprouts may …

Nutrition

Why You Should Really Plant Garlic ASAP

Fall is the best time to plant this kitchen essential. Here's how to plant garlic, plus the best ways to use it.<p>You might assume that the end of …

Gardening

Hollywood is finally catching up to Karin Slaughter

She’d given up on the movies. Author Karin Slaughter may have seemed an ideal fit for adaptations, given the addictive nature and sheer popularity of …

Sexual Harassment

9 Chilling Psychological Thrillers To Add To Your Reading List Now

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

Have We Found The First Parrot Breeders In North America?

A newly published study indicates that prehistoric indigenous people were the first aviculturists in North America, and their passion for their parrots may even have driven the development of their complex society<p>I was a very young child when I visited those remarkable Pueblos in Chaco Culture …

Anthropology

6 Secrets About Paso Robles, A Vibrant Wine Region Of California

One of Central California’s most charming towns is an easy drive from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Paso Robles is a half an hour from the Pacific Ocean and is home to great local wineries and fun bars and restaurants.<p>Local girl Danna Stroud, the executive director of Travel Paso, has shared …

Wine & Spirits

How to prevent Google from tracking your location

Even if you have “Location History” off, Google often stores your precise location. Here’s how to delete those markers and some best-effort practices that keep your location as private as possible.<p>But there’s no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP address …

Google Maps

<em>Backpacker</em> Lists the Best Budget Tents of 2018

One of the the biggest investments an outdoor enthusiast makes when purchasing gear for use on their adventures is buying a tent. Today's tents come …

Backpacking

21 Documentaries To Watch If You're Bored Right Now

Docu-ME-TIME-aries, amirite?

Entertainment

Here are this summer's 11 hottest thrillers

Summer thrills

Books

The best portable air conditioners

Feeling uncomfortably warm this summer? Get yourself a portable air conditioner. Designed for a single room or smaller space, portable air …

Portable

Change These Settings on Your New TV for a Better-Looking Picture

If you’re one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment center (or …

Tutorials

5 foods that I, a sane person, cook in my Instant Pot regularly

After watching Netflix’s <i>Wild, Wild Country</i>, I try not to use the term “cult” lightly, but I’ll say this: Instant Pot’s most enthusiastic users …

Cooking

6 Ways Meditation Benefits Every Party of Your Body

Practicing meditation may boost your mood, curb your cravings, and even help you deal with pain.<p>If you’ve ever spent a few minutes meditating at the end of yoga class, you know that trying to slow down your thoughts is a bit trickier than it looks.<p>“Our minds are constantly moving—worrying about …

Mindfulness

The Best Skin-Care Products for Redness and Rosacea, According to Dermatologists

Dealing with red, reactive skin and rosacea – a chronic condition where skin is overly sensitive, often with visible blood vessels and raised bumps …

Skin Care

Group opposing change to B.C.'s voting system seeks court injunction

Lawyers for the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) were in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday arguing for a delay of the province's …

Electoral Reform

A 'Tale' Of Child Sex Abuse Was Inspired By Filmmaker's Real-Life Trauma

In 1973, documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox wrote a story for her eighth-grade English class that alluded to a young girl's intimate relationship with a middle-aged man and woman. At the time, Fox's teacher assumed the story was fiction.<p>It wasn't.<p>"The Tale," as it was called, was based on Fox's own …

Child Abuse

10 cheap, unexpected essentials you need in your kitchen, according to Wirecutter:

From super-versatile storage containers to an easy alternative to a food processor.

Kitchens

43 Vintage Recipes from the ’40s Worth Trying Today

The 1940s were full of swing music, victory gardens and the invention of the microwave. Get a taste of the 40s with these vintage recipes that are …

Cooking

The Amazon Sample Box Shop Is the Best Discovery I Ever Made

My love of samples dates back decades. When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, I would accompany my dad to Sam’s Club on Saturday afternoons, an outing that was mostly about buying bulk packs of toilet paper and ogling the massive meat freezers. But by far the best part of that father-daughter …

Shopping

Can This App Help You Become a Better Wine Taster?

Is conventional trivia a bit too pedestrian for you? Well, if you’ve seen the movie “Somm” and thought you could just as easily identify the grape, …

Wine & Spirits

Cost to twin Trans Mountain pipeline could go $1.9B higher, Kinder Morgan says

Kinder Morgan Canada documents say expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline could cost the federal government an additional $1.9 billion beyond the …

Canada

Why you fart in yoga class

Ever walk into a yoga studio and smell palo santo wafting through the air? Sure, your instructor might tell you that it’s a smudging tool, meant to …

Yoga