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How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

The 20 Best Songs You'll Hear This Month

From Ryan Adams to Prince, Delta Spirit to Lucinda Williams, this is the soundtrack to your first days of fall<p><i>Click here to listen to the playlist on Esquire Spotify</i><p><b>Ryan Adams, "My Wrecking Ball"</b><p>Because for all that he's done and whatever comes next, this'll wind up standing as one of the ten best …

5 Habits of Genuinely Happy People

Ever wonder what people do to stay happy? We all want to be happy, it is one of the greatest feelings you can achieve, but maintaining that happiness can be a difficult pursuit. Life is filled with daily stresses and anxieties that can quickly wipe away a smile.<p>But we've all encountered those that …

This Is Why You’re My Best Friend

By Ryan O'Connell,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/N6V2IE<p>We’re best friends because you get it. I’m not sure what that means (it’s all so vague) but …

A Traveller’s History of South Africa

Before you go to South Africa (or anywhere for that matter), it is a good idea to get to know some of the basics about the history of the country. …

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Safari 101: What You Need To Know About Travel To Africa (PHOTOS)

A trip to Africa is on a lot of bucket lists. For many of us in the United States, the continent seems majestic and mysterious yet dangerous and uncharted. Much of what we know about Africa is what we see in the media, a land of lions and giraffes, war and poverty. The Africa I know and love is a …

5 DIY Techniques for Creating Productive Vegetable Gardening Beds

When planning out your vegetable beds you’re presented with a plethora of options, my hope is that over the course of this post I’ll be able to …

Chemical Woodburning

If you want to apply a maker’s mark or other repeated pyrograph to wooden goods, but can’t justify the expense of a custom branding iron, an indistinguishable effect can be achieved by applying a strong solution of ammonium chloride, for instance using a foam rubber stamp, followed by relatively …

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Abby’s list of fave podcasts

Abby of While She Naps found a way to increase her enjoyment, thus productivity, while performing the more tedious parts of crafting. She listens to …

How to Make Anybody Feel Insanely Special

Need to help out bummed-out friends, spouses, bosses, coworkers, neighbors, siblings, parents or plain old acquaintances? Columnist Leigh Newman …

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Coming Into Focus: 3 Photos That Will Change How You Think About Your Body

<i>Above: Davis shot this photo of herself in 2006. It's one in a series of self-portraits taken over the course of a decade.</i><p>If you sat down with an …

The $2.59 Ingredient That Will Transform Your Cooking

Frozen juices from concentrate aren't just for drinks—they can also enliven appetizers, give slow-cooker dishes a flavor boost and even make it easy …

Tumbledown

Each week, we'll let you know about the new releases the editors of O and Oprah.com couldn't stop reading.<p>Son of a Gun<p>By Justin St. Germain<p>256 pages; …

The Biggest Mistakes Women Make When...Dieting

We asked top nutritionists to reveal the miscalculations and misinformation that sabotage our efforts to lose weight.<p>They OD on the EVOO

8 Things You Are Doing the Wrong Way

We found the real reason our bedtime reading is keeping us up—along with 7 other everyday habits we're going about the wrong way...and what to try …

Amazing Thing Alert: Here Is a Dress Made Out of a Book

Crafty, creative people always blow my mind—and crafty people who have the imagination, skill, and wherewithal to make elaborate fashion pieces out of nontraditional materials? I can never get enough of seeing their creations!<p>Check out Reddit user Jorimoo, who made a dress entirely from the pages …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

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Flipboard for Travelers and Adventure Seekers (Even Just Armchair Ones)

Inside Flipboard / May 20, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

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Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

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8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

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