BriAnne Weaver

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Buying this fashion status symbol is 'historically safer' than investing in the stock market

Racked has cited a study from Baghunter that states that over the past 35 years, Hermes Birkin bags have increased in value over 500%. Baghunter says that the handbag increases in value on average 14.2% every year.<p>Baghunter says that Birkin bags have never decreased in value over the years — …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.<p>There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The</b> …

10 Things Bhutan People Do Differently That Make Them The Happiest People

For those who may not know, Bhutan is a country in Southeast Asia that is just south of China. The country is known for being really small and for …

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The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality.<p>Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a …

Work-life Balance

6 Magic Tricks to Noticeably Increase Your Productivity (and Your Happiness)

Katherine Barr examines the psychology and sociology behind what truly makes us happy.<p>I was recently asked, "Aside from world peace and the elimination of poverty, if you had one wish, what would it be?"<p>At first, I thought, "I would create more time!" But that would just get filled with all of the …

31 years ago, Warren Buffett revealed the secret to investing and correctly predicted nobody would listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

7 More Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Want to be remarkably productive? Give your brain what it needs to perform at its best.<p>Sometimes you sit down to a difficult task and find yourself flying through it, solving problems with aplomb, and coming up with new and creative approaches. Other times, you can’t seem to get off square one. You …

9 things mentally strong people do every day

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," psychotherapist Amy Morin writes that your genetics, personality, and life experiences all play a role in your mental strength.<p>Since we know what mentally strong people <i>don't</i> do, we asked Morin about the key habits they do follow.<p>Here are nine …

This activity, usually considered a distraction, can boost your memory up to 29%

The arrival of state-of-the-art programs prompted backlash among those who'd argued for years that drawing is integral to literacy.<p>"When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive," says the designer Milton Glaser, an author of a 2008 monograph titled Drawing Is Thinking. "And …

The best sweet and savoury brunch recipes for lazy weekends

A stack of pancakes or creamy avocado toast? A classic omlette or a big bowl of granola? We have a delicious brunch dish to suit everyone<p>Weekends are made for lie-ins and brunch. They're the perfect excuse to sit down with family or friends and enjoy a proper meal in your pyjamas, instead of …

The best music to listen to for optimal productivity, according to science

Luckily, music can help put us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

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The Fascinating Way Fashion Bloggers Edit Their Instagrams

Marianna Hewitt shares the secret to tweaking your photos like a pro.<p>If you feel like your Instagram feed can't keep up with today's top fashion bloggers, you're definitely not alone. Fashion bloggers (or Instagram ninjas, depending on how you look at it) have the life skill of making every photo …

10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone

If Apple included a paper user manual with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that included explanations of each and every feature, it would be the size …

Apps

A restaurant critic says one type of restaurant is never worth the money

He's eaten 500 restaurant meals a year over the past 12 years, by his estimation.<p>So he knows where you can get the most for your money.<p>In Washingtonian, he explains his simple rule: "go low and go high."<p>In other words, stick to high-end, fine dining restaurants and cheap, hole-in-the-wall dives. …

Homemade Tonic Water

501<p>1K<p>Jennifer McLagan always seems to know what we want to read about, and cook, before even we do. She wrote a slew of popular and award-winning …

23 Trendy Soft Pink Summer Looks To Recreate

Pastels are taking over the fashion world and feel just right for summer, especially if you kinda need a break from bright colors all over. Shades …

why clown contouring is the most creative viral beauty trend

One beauty blogger was tired of people hating on her techniques, so she gave their criticisms a clownish new look.<p>At first glance, clown contouring seems pretty lols. But the Internet-breaking beauty movement isn't just another Korean snail trail, it's actually kinda subversive. Bloggers and …

9 Beauty Bloggers Who Can Help You Nail the Strobing Trend

Just when we had finally figured out contouring, the beauty tides changed and strobing is now all the rage. We’re not complaining, though — this soft, glowy look is perfect for summer and <i>so</i> much easier than contouring. Not sure what strobing is, or how to do it? These nine beauty bloggers are here …

Beauty

23 Three-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes That Will Make Your Mornings Way Better

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3-Ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits

Easy20 minsQuick<p>So, my mom just bought her first jar of coconut oil this month, and I have had a blast (a little too enthusiastically) explaining the …

Civilians always get these 8 military terms wrong

We know it's hard to keep track of military lingo and technical terms, that's why we've published so many guides (Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Navy). But there are some terms that the media — especially Hollywood — just can't stop getting wrong when referring to the military.<p>Bazooka refers …

This app lets you do Weight Watchers without paying for it — and I can't believe how good it is

You input your weight, height, and age information along with your goals and a few other things. When you're done, you get a plan to help you reach your desired weight safely. The idea is that you get an allotment of daily "points" to consume along with flexible weekly points. If you stay inside …

Databases

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam has developed a test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further<p>A 15-year-old British boy has developed a potential test for Alzheimer’s disease which could allow the condition to be diagnosed 10 years before the …

Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

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30 Ways To Eat Chocolate For Breakfast

Achieve greatness each day by starting it off with chocolate.<p>Chocolate.<p>Chocolate!<p>It's marvelous no matter the time of day. Round the clock, a sample of chocolate makes the tastebuds dance, causes the heart to sing, puts a skip in the step.<p>Chocolate is often consumed as an after-dinner treat or a …

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Um, So What’s the Deal With Buttermilk, Anyway? Your Comprehensive Guide

Don't fear the buttermilk: Buy it, make it, cook with it, and love it.<p>There are a few ingredients that, despite our best efforts, have remained shrouded in mystery. (vadouvan, anyone? P.S. Vadouvan is spice blend made with onion, shallots, and garlic.) Perhaps most mysterious of them all is …

The best whisky cocktail recipes

When one thinks of a whisky cocktail, odds are one thinks of a drink made with rye or bourbon. But the whiskies of the British Isles work just as brilliantly.<p>While I’d usually use a blended spirit, many barsmiths will mix with single malts, and they are very specific about their choices. Most of …