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39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

5 Exercises To Help You Look Great In A T-Shirt This Summer

It's what we all want, after all<p>Stepping out in a crisp white Tee is a simple and highly effective summer style power move, but it comes with one very important caveat: you've got to be in decent shape to pull it off.<p>To help you flatten your stomach, tone your arms and shape up those lats a bit, we …

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

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I Took Turmeric Shots Every Day For 1 Week, and Here's How My Body Reacted

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Turmeric<p>What Happens If You Drink Turmeric Every Day?<p>I Took Turmeric Shots Every Day For 1 Week, and Here's How My Body …

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Yale's Most Popular Class Ever Teaches How to Live a Happier Life (Here's What Students Learn)

The fact the class is so wildly popular speaks to the state of mental health on campuses today--and in your workplace. Audit the course by reading on.<p>News flash--adult life is filled with unhappiness traps and the search for keys to happiness (or even a good happiness hack to help us get by).<p>It …

5 Awesome Places to Buy Matcha Online

Since giving up coffee last May, matcha has totally transformed my day. I no longer feel sluggish in the afternoon, and my energy levels in general …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

12 Things I Learned Working on the New Edition of How To Cook Everything Vegetarian

<i>What can we say, we love vegetables. And we're always on the lookout for new ways to cook our favorites standby, and new ingredients that will elevate our vegetarian and vegan dishes. So we've partnered with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to celebrate the completely revised 10th anniversary edition of</i> …

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10 books '4-Hour Work Week' author Tim Ferriss thinks everyone should read

Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert, author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From self-help to science fiction, there is something for everyone, and these 10 …

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12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

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20+ Absolutely Delicious Ways to Cook with Coconut Milk — Recipes from The Kitchn

Coconut milk is one of my absolute favorite pantry staples. Not only does it add richness and luxury to everything it touches, from stews and curries …

Slow Cookers

How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World, According to People Who Have Done It

Tips and tricks so you can finally make your dream a reality.<p>Psssst — hey, you. Yeah, you. The one discreetly clicking on this article at work while …

Prepare For A Job Interview, The Way CEOs Rehearse For The Media

Facing the camera on <i>CNBC</i> or sitting across from reporters at <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> can be intimidating for even the most seasoned business leaders. The methods used to coach executives for high-stakes media appearances can easily be adapted to a job interview because the goal is the same — to …

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 4

Great desserts, including Nigel Slater’s baked quince and Simon Hopkinson’s rhubarb crumble, and other one-pot recipes chosen by Observer Food Monthly<p>I went to Kanora in Gujarat to visit the birthplace of my grandfather. I asked around for the old Lakhani house. A village elder pointed it out. I …

The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

Never include these 9 résumé-killers on any job application

On average, hiring managers get 75 résumés per position they post, according to a study from CareerBuilder.com— so they don't have the time or resources to look at each one closely, and they typically spend about six seconds on their initial "fit/no fit" decision, according to career networking …

How to Find Your Next Job: 10 Tips From Career Pros

By<p>Updated Aug. 8, 2017 4:59 p.m. ET<p>First things first when you’re looking for a new job: Put down the computer. You’re not going to get hired by …

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29 annoying words and phrases on your résumé that make hiring managers cringe

"Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to time, but professionals are evaluated increasingly on their ability to communicate," says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for professional-placement firm Robert Half.<p>Some of the major problems with using buzzwords, according to …

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9 books everyone looking for a job should read

Whether you're just starting out in your career or making a transition, odds are there's some part of the job search process that's at least a little mystifying.<p>From interviewing to negotiating your salary, there are a lot of factors at play when looking for a new job, and one mistake could put the …

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Here's how to answer one of the trickiest job interview questions about money

<i>Why?</i> There are a few reasons.<p>First, maybe they were going to offer you, say, $90,000 — but you tell them you currently make $65,000. Once they hear that, they might decide to offer you just $70,000.<p>Second, maybe they can only offer you $60,000 because that's all they have in the budget for this …

Baked layered aubergines with tomato, ricotta and mint

I learnt to make a version of this in Greece, where sweet-flavoured fresh spearmint is used to season aubergine, with brilliant results. You can usually find pots of spearmint in garden centres in summer, but if not, use ordinary mint. Aubergines are nicer, and less slimy, if you choose smaller …

Deliciously Ella: I want to get people excited about veg

A change of diet rescued Ella Woodward from a dangerous illness. Meet one of our food columnists: the 23-year-old who is converting the world to healthy eating<p>It’s becoming hard to match the gravity of Ella Woodward’s words with the cheerful way she delivers them. “I couldn’t have guaranteed to …

Deliciously Ella: how to swap sugar for naturally sweet ingredients

As some of you may know, I used to be a total sugar fiend, so when I changed my diet, cutting out refined sugar, I really struggled to start with. I still craved sweetness, but I didn’t know how to make healthier versions of my favourite snacks and desserts. I know that in an ideal world we’d all …

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

How I quit the 9-5 and started an online business that earns $50,000 a month

And I'm definitely not going to tell you that it's easy. Starting your own business is HARD. The biggest component to success is a high risk tolerance.<p>I have repeatedly struggled to find my footing, pay bills, and get everything set up before finally finding a workable formula.<p>The business itself …

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

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Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back)

Ingrained cognitive biases play a role, as does inverted snobbery about educational privilege. But we must battle on, says this scientist<p>Pseudoscience is everywhere – on the back of your shampoo bottle, on the ads that pop up in your Facebook feed, and most of all in the Daily Mail. Bold statements …

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People shared the deepest insights they've ever heard, and they may forever change how you think

But every now and then someone will come along and say something, whether they mean to or not, that completely changes the way we think about something — and it's a pretty awesome experience.<p>In an Ask Reddit thread, Redditor AWWshets asked other Redditors, "What is something someone said that …

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16 people who are living the dream without spending a fortune

Circa 4 p.m., pretty much anything sounds better than staring at your office computer screen.<p>For instance, traveling the world — working when you feel like it, how you feel like it, and with a view to rival any Instagrammer's best shot. Or maybe even putting your job on hold (or leaving it …

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10 Rules to Live By for Those Who Want to Live a Positive Life

Take every waking hour as it comes and do what you are supposed to do and complete what you're supposed to complete. Stop overanalyzing or trying to predict and plan things too far. The only constant in life is change. Just live in the moment and do your best.<p><b>1. Be comfortable in your own skin.</b><p>The …