Darleen Gacula

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How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Creativity

Lift and Plump That Booty With These 21 Dumbbell Butt Exercises

While heavy lifting is great for booty gains, don't underestimate the power of a pair of dumbbells! Add these butt-busting moves to your workout routine and you'll be sore as hell tomorrow. But you love that feeling, because even though you'll walk down the stairs funny and you may need a little …

Workouts

Hair Color Ideas That’ll Make This Summer Feel Totally Fresh for Blondes, Brunettes, and Redheads

Is your hair stylist on speed dial?<p>Temperatures are rising, days are getting longer, and chilled drinks on the beach are looking pretty …

Hairstyling

The best investment decision I have ever made

When I got my business degree in 2011, I was ready to start my career.<p>I wanted to start a business, earn money, and also invest. Those were my main …

Success

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

5 Anti-Aging Products That Actually Get Rid Of Dark Spots

We all know that our skin changes as we get older, but it seems that we weren’t informed about dark spots. They’re age spots that occur in areas that …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

Dear Husband, If You Want Me, Tell Me

Dear Husband,<p>Look at me. Like, really look at me. Tell me I'm pretty. Tell me I'm sexy. Tell me you adore and desire me, that you are lucky to have me by your side.<p>I'm in my 30s, haven't had children, and most of the time feel confident about how I look. I'm in my prime, and I'm not ready to settle …

Relationships

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

8 Exercises to Beat Back Pain

Did you know that aside from coughs and respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States? More …

The 9 Best Cardio Exercises You Can Do at Home

Exercising at home is an attractive option, offering convenience as well as a way to save money and time. The real issue is how to create effective …

Exercise

These Are the Only 6 Single-Arm Exercises You Need to Do With a Kettlebell

If you're looking to blast calories and get lean, defined muscle simultaneously, look no further than the kettlebell. Not only can this piece of equipment burn up to 20 calories per minute and two calories per swing, depending on the individual, but it can also work multiple areas of the body and …

The Number of Cardio and Weightlifting Sessions a Beachbody Trainer Recommends Each Week

Whatever your goal is — weight loss, muscle gain, or overall health — one thing we have to decide each week is how many times to work out. The next question after that is how many cardio and strength-training sessions you should do each week. We talked to Joel Freeman, Beachbody Super Trainer and …

Exercise

These 3 Hair Color Trends Are About to Be Huge for Brunettes

We predict that rose brown, blackberry, and mushroom hair are going to be popular this spring.<p>Trying to mix up your hair color can get, well, hairy. …

Hair Color

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

You Can Carve Ina Garten's Zucchini Pancakes Recipe Onto My Tombstone

By Alyse Whitney<p>The world needs to know about these 5-ingredient veggie-packed pancakes.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the zucchini pancakes recipe that associate web editor Alyse Whitney just couldn't live</i> …

Cooking

Single Leg Bridge Exercise for Butt and Core

The single leg bridge exercise is a great way to isolate and strengthen the gluteus (butt) muscles and hamstrings (back of the upper leg). If you do …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

10 “Notes to Self” We Need to Read 10 Times a Day Until They Sink In

<i>Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a vacation, a job, or money. It starts with our thinking and what you tell ourselves every day.</i>The best …

Happiness

25 Things Under $10 That'll Kill You With Cuteness

Bring me all the cuteness for $10 or less.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews here have been edited for length and/or</i> …

Shopping

33 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype

You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things …

Skin Care

Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

I wish someone had told me when I first began my journey into a life of my own that where I needed to begin was sitting on the floor, with my eyes closed. I wish someone had told me that my first step, the first step anyone must take is inward.<p>I wish someone had told me when I felt I had nothing to …

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Self Control

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

The Mantras That Helped Me Recover From Anxiety & Depression

Today I am happy, peaceful, and living my potential—but it wasn’t always this way.<p>Almost a decade ago, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. At …

5 Low-Sugar Ways I Bake Dessert for My Family

In our house, we do our best to eat meals that give our girls ample opportunities to eat lots of fruits and veggies. But since I know that life is …

Dessert