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17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Disability

The 18 Best Movies Of 2017

The movie year started when Allison Williams dangled those car keys in “Get Out.” The same weekend that Jordan Peele’s horror-satire become an instant phenomenon, “Moonlight” snatched the Best Picture trophy away from “La La Land.” It was a chaotic, thrilling moment that heralded what was to come: …

Depersonalisation disorder: 'I was unable to feel love'

<b>For people living with depersonalisation disorder the world appears unreal, as if through a haze or fog - or even in 2D. One in 100 people is thought to have the condition, but experts are warning it is not included in any GP training.</b><p>"Relationships you know you value deeply lose their essential …

Mental Health

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a master at breakfast recipes, …

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Time Management Series: Budget Your Time like Your Money

Effective time management requires facing hard truths. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, gets more time. Everyone gets 24 hours in a day and seven days a …

Time Management

Herbed Whole Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

I get especially into using my slow cooker when it is cold outside. There is just something comforting about the nice warm food and delicious flavors …

Cooking

6 simple steps to figure out how much house you can afford

Here's how to set a realistic homebuying budget before you start shopping.<p>It's important to know how much home you can afford before you start the house-hunting and mortgage approval processes. Doing so can help limit your search to realistic options, and help you avoid disappointment when you find …

Personal Finance

The True Value of a Financial Advisor | Investopedia

When asked to give the first words you think of when someone says “financial advisor,” you may say retirement, investments or planning. As a client …

Retirement

My husband and I are living off 35% of our income so we can retire before we’re 40

In the age of Silicon Valley, a lot of us dream of launching the next Warby Parker, Instagram, or Airbnb—a wildly successful business that will leave us financially set for life. But the game is kind of rigged.<p>Research says that, on the whole, entrepreneurs aren’t the fearless, high-achieving …

Retirement

Europe is trolling the hell out of Trump one hilarious video at a time

It all started when a Dutch satirical show produced a cheeky tourism ad introducing the U.S. President to the "tiny country" and asking Trump (in his …

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama.<p>Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Mr. Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked about the …

Books

Another Fantastic Meal with the BBQ Pitmaster

Every time I go to dinner at John Markus‘ house, he seems to up the ante.<p>Sunday night was no exception. In addition to his own super-fine ‘que, there …

Tip From the Pros: Grilling Pork Ribs Evenly | Traeger Grills

Jerk baby back ribs on the grill or oven.

My mouth is water just thinking about this wonderful, full-of-flavor recipe. This one was inspired by my daughter Tehya who’s love for spicy food is …

Introducing Smart Schedule, a more intelligent way to plan your day

It’s the rare day when we get to cross every item off our to-do lists. It’s a fact of life. We almost never accomplish everything we set out to do at …

Time Management

5 Ways Ultra-Competitive People Overcome Procrastination

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

Procrastination

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It’s relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it’s the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an “elite brain” out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That’s the challenge that a team of …

Mindfulness

Minda Redburn, Career Counselor and Life Coach

<i>Hello!</i><p>Since starting my private practice in 1993, I have worked with over a thousand people at various points in their career lives – recent college …

Give Yourself Permission to Work Fewer Hours

In 2007 I decided enough was enough. I had been running my own business for a couple of years and I constantly felt stressed. I had no clear boundaries between work and personal time, and I rarely stopped working without feeling guilty. Although I enjoyed my work and was compensated well for it, …

Time Management

How to do the most work in the shortest time

Here are eight simple rules to be time-efficient (so you can do some really focused work when you’ve finished). What are you waiting for?<p>We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an …

Time Management

8 Insanely Simple Productivity Hacks

Follow these secret tips for a more productive workday.<p>You earnestly set goals and try to meet them each day. But something always seems to get in the way and upset your progress. I know because it happens to me too.<p>It could be your colleague's weekend recap that throws off your Monday morning, or …

Time Management

6 Ways to Make the Slow Cooker Work When You're Gone All Day

In theory, with a little effort in the morning, a slow cooker greets you at the end of the day with a home-cooked, ready-to eat-meal (martini not …

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11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

Cosmopolitan On the Park - THE NEW SIGNATURE OF THE PEARL DISTRICT SKYLINE

THE CONSUMMATE EXECUTION OF<p>DESIGN, PERSPECTIVE, AND EXPERIENCE<p>ARTFULLY PRESENTED & PREPARED<br>FOR MODERN LUXURY LIVING<p>28 Floors of Elegant Condominium …

Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is from: …

11 Ways to Be More Like a Zen Monk

<i>Photo credit: thegardenofzen.com</i>Recently, I read a story about the state of decline of Zen Buddhism in Japan and of the rapid closure of Zen …

Meditation

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management