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Violence against women: 'I punched my wife in the face. Now I'm trying to change'

As a shocking EU study shows a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted, Dina Rickman speaks to a man who punched his wife, and finds out about UK programmes helping abusive men reform<p>Violence against women is widespread across Europe – so much so that <b>one in three women in the EU</b> …

Daniel Kahneman’s Approach For Making Better Decisions

Bob Sutton's book, Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less, contains an interesting section towards the end on looking back …

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

How To Use LinkedIn To Get Your Next Job

LinkedIn is the biggest social media site when it comes to professional networking. But it can be tough to figure out how to navigate and master it.<p>Here are some tips to get you on the right track to make new connections and get your next dream job.

How to Prevent Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a growing concern since they’ve become more common in recent years and are extremely difficult to exterminate. While hotels are high on …

A letter to … my friend whose boundaries I overstepped

I was 18 months into my marriage when I met you. I had made the mistake of marrying someone out of loyalty as a friend, and fear of solitude, and had no idea at the time how that carried a risk of deep unhappiness and loneliness on a level I'd never previously known. Before my wedding, I moved to a …

6 Career Tips for Recent Graduates

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Motivation

One Guaranteed Way To Boost Your Happiness

<i>By Jeanette Leardi for YouBeauty</i><p>Are you happy with your life? That's not as simple a question as it seems. After all, you may be content with some parts of your life and unhappy about others. Perhaps your work life fulfills you but you hunger to be in a relationship. Or maybe you're fine with your …

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

How To Speak The Language Of Hiring

Job seekers and hiring managers might be looking for the same things, but research proves they aren’t speaking the same language. We asked professional resume writers for a little lesson in cross-cultural communication.<p>Take two people: the hiring manager and the job applicant. While these two …

Life’s Work: An Interview with Salman Khan

Photography: Jonathan Sprague<p>Salman Khan was working as a hedge fund analyst when he started using online tools to tutor his cousins in math. Nine years later, his nonprofit organization, Khan Academy, draws on the same approach to offer more than 5,000 free, web-based video lessons to millions of …

5:2 Diet – Feasting on a Fast Day with Chilli Beef

5:2 Diet Chilli Beef Stir-Fry<p>I’m still doing the 5:2 Diet. I even went out and bought some BRUTAL scales that weigh me accurately (I could lose a …

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

<i>posted</i> October 30, 2016 <i>by</i> Julie // 34 Comments »<p>Shares 824<p>Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce is great for pasta, pizza and as a dipping sauce for bread …

10 Things To Pack In Your Carry On If You Have Little Kids.

Like many of you we are preparing for holiday travel and when our good friends at Little Pim asked us to share with you why we like their products so …

10 Activities for Beating Cabin Fever

<b>Winter</b> has a way of causing kids (and adults) to “bounce off the walls” from time to time. Whether it’s a snow day, a sick day, an inside recess day, …

Lego Duplo Preschool Activities

Looking around my children’s playroom it’s easy to see what the favorite toy is. It’s Lego Duplo. Even though my oldest who is 7 has been playing …

15 MANNERS KIDS SHOULD KNOW - Kids Activities

Creative Arts Area and Gallery for Kids

Make a creative art space and art gallery in your home or classroom for independent art explorations and for a place that the kids can call their own!<p>…

57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think

From attentional bias — where someone focuses on only one or two of several possible outcomes — to zero-risk bias — where we place too much value on reducing a small risk to zero — the sheer number of cognitive biases that affect us every day is staggering.<p>Understanding these biases is key to …

Getting Hired: To Work at IDEO, Skip the Suit, Tell a Compelling Story and Don't Be Creepy!

<i>This post is part of our Getting Hired interviews, in which we solicited job-seeking advice from key hiring personnel at LUNAR, IDEO, Philips, BMW</i> …

20 Recipes Full of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

From salmon to mackerel to kale, 20 recipes that are rich with Omega-3 fatty acids.<p>As the editor of BA’s health column, I hear about, read about, and talk about omega-3 fatty acids as often as The Foodist writes about uni. Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids your body needs to function. The …

Food

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

5 Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Email Signature

Don’t be stale. Your email signature should have some fun! (But not too much fun.)<p>If your subject line is lame, your email doesn’t get read. The average person receives more than 50 emails a day and a quarter of us receive more than 100, according to a 2012 study by the software company Varonis …

Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou

This simple and satisfying French bistro classic is home-style cooking at its best. Courtesy of The French Country Table by Laura Washburn, the key to the dish is the pistou, which is similar to pesto, and is made of garlic, basil, and olive oil.<p>This recipe is a staple of Provençal cuisine. Purists …

Recipes

How to Optimize Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is one of the most popular goals people set for themselves in the new year, but it isn’t always easy. You might not even realize that …

5 best battery saver apps for Android and other ways too!

Battery saving is a land of snake oil and half solutions. It truly is difficult to find an application that actually saves you battery since most battery saver measures are manual, including turning the brightness on your screen down, turning down the frequency that apps sync data, and other tried …

Apps

How I Learned to Stay Organized with Evernote, Post-its & Foamcore

I like to think I’m a fairly organized person. I have to be. I’ve got stories to edit and events to plan. I write 5,000 to 10,000 words a week. Some …

10 Ways To Organize Your Home With Evernote

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Pain

The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

Kanye West’s Interview With ’12 Years A Slave’ Director Steve McQueen – 10 Key Quotes

First ‘American Psycho’ author Bret Easton Ellis, now Oscar-nominated director Steve McQueen: Kanye West has gradually given up allowing journalists …