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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 …

13 Google Chrome hacks that will boost your productivity

While there are many websites out there that can suck your time, there are also web extensions and programs people have created to help you focus. With them, you can limit the amount of time you waste on social media, quickly find the site you're looking for, and even improve your writing so you …

Horror ASMR Will Give You Tingles and Chills

A niche community of YouTube filmmakers mix the pleasurable sounds of ASMR with the creepiness of horror films.<p>Late at night, you click on "☼ ══╣♥♥ The ULTIMATE ASMR MAKEOVER!!! ♥♥╠══ ☼". It's hosted by a man called "Phoenician Sailor." He has greying hair, a pale and narrow face, and the calmest …

Horror

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Bacon, the World's Most Perfect Food

There are some people out there committing truly heinous crimes against bacon. Don't be one of them. Avoid these common mistakes and enjoy the world's most perfect food.<p>Bacon is amazing. You know that. We know that. But just because it's already the world's most perfect food doesn't mean it's …

How you can 'Kondo' your phone to declutter your screen and your mind

But it turns out her method— which involves holding each item you own in your hands and asking if it gives you joy — could also help us declutter our electronic devices.<p>Smartphones have rid of us of a lot of clutter, such as notepads, recorders, calendars, and recipe cards.<p>But that doesn't mean …

The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016

When I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, everyone wanted to know what was hot this year. I get that same question every year following CES and once again I rattled off the usual hot categories of virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and drones. This year, however, I …

A Glass of Red Wine = An Hour At The Gym

A new study shows that a glass of red wine a day may have the same heart benefit as a full-on cardio workout.

20. Cartel Land (2015)

Everybody loves a good documentary.<p>Documentaries widen your knowledge and teach you about amazing things you might never have stumbled upon in any …

Cartels

5 Easy Steps for Doing Your Best Work Every Day

Your to-do list is hurting your ability to dig in and do what matters most. Here's how to fix it.<p>If you're like most people, you have a to do list that is hurting your ability to do your best work.<p>Whether it's a scribbled-down list of weekly items or a seemingly never ending archive of everything …

Time Management

5 ways to finally lose your spare tire

I have this buddy who’s a big dude: 6’3”, 240. He’s not “fat,” but he could spare to lose a few pounds. Girls describe him as a big teddy bear.<p>He plays pickup sports and hits his local CrossFit box a night or two each week. So that extra weight isn’t there because of laziness. It’s there because …

How to build a relationship with yourself to live the life you love

<i>Chandresh Bhardwaj Meditating - photo taken by Melly Lee</i><p>If you've been following me, you know that I emphasize the benefits of networking and cultivating authentic and strategic relationships with others. I know that every person we meet is an ocean of opportunities, knowledge and resources we can …

Why you should download the new iOS 9.2.1 update ASAP

The latest version of iOS came and went on Tuesday without much fanfare, but it turns out that the nondescript update is far more significant than it …

Before + After: A Forgettable Family Room Gets A Sophisticated Second Chance

The formerly dark space gets a clean, sophisticated, cream-colored new look.<p>When interior designer Stacey Cohen first saw the dark fireplace and oversized built-in cabinets in the family room of her clients's home, she knew she had her work cut out for her.<p>The fireplace sat at an awkward angle, but …

Interior Design

What Apple And Starbucks Taught Me About Building A Brand

Alessandra Ghini shares insights from her work in marketing at Apple and Starbucks on the precipice of each company’s second golden age.<p>When we see an energetic advertisement from Apple that inspires our sense of adventure, or exchange hellos with a Starbucks barista in a way that feels like we’re …

Howard Schultz

How to nurture your four most important friends | Eliza Anyangwe

A friend in need is a friend indeed, but forget Facebook, research shows that you can count on just four in a crisis – so here’s how to keep those relationships rosy<p>If you’re one of those people who get a warm glow from browsing through their list of 400 Facebook “friends”, look away now. New …

How to Improve Your Relationships With Others

Most of us periodically struggle to manage our relationships, whether we’re trying to manage a company, a team, a marriage, or a friendship. The …

Self-Criticism

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

First Click: Nespresso is the iPhone of coffee makers

Here’s the thing, though — the Nespresso has been a total revelation. From a certain point of view, it is the ultimate gadget. The machine is tiny, clean, and foolproof. I have absolutely no idea how it works; I don’t even understand how the water from the little tank gets heated so quickly. And …

Coffee

Katie Holmes Just Nailed What It Means To Be Happy

This is pretty spot-on advice.<p>Katie Holmes offered up some real talk on how to lead a fulfilling life -- and it couldn't be more accurate.<p>The actress opened up in More magazine's February issue, reflecting on what it means to find happiness.<p>"You've got to keep going. In every part of your life," …

Why you should upgrade your older iPhone to iOS 9.2.1

Some informal testing reveals that if you’re still rocking an old iPhone, you should probably upgrade to iOS 9.2.1.<p>iApple Bytes put three different models of older iPhones — the 4s, 5 and 5s — up against each other in a variety of tests designed to see which of them was faster starting up, using …

13 Vintage Paris Photos That Will Make You Wish for a Time Machine

Ahhhhh, please take us back.<p>Paris, France, has more than a few nicknames. You may know it as the City of Love. It's official nickname is the City of Light because of its role in the Age of Enlightenment. (Though some say it's also because Paris was the first European city to be lit by gas lamps.) …

Being Easily Distracted Could Just Mean You're a Genius, Says Science

According to a new study by workplace solutions company Steelcase, clever people tend to have more difficulty prioritizing ideas.

Research

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

Self-help

The one simple iPhone app your home needs

Are you looking to move to a new place? Do you want to redecorate your apartment? Plan on selling your parents’ house? Are you looking to transform …

Low-cost luxe: bedding down in affordable designer accommodation

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Terry Crews' Fitness Secret: Treat the Gym Like a Spa

Actor Terry Crews has a simple mantra on how you can stick to the habit of going to the gym: treat it like a spa. You can even go and not work out, …

The One Exercise You Should Do Before Every Single Workout

It'll open up your hips, ankles, and upper back, and activate your core and glutes—all so you can perform your best<p>Warmups are important. They improve your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury, and prime your muscles so that you can perform at your absolute best.<p>But what if we told you that …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …