Deborah Lam

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A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity
Content Marketing

A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

Mindfulness

The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation

The Reputation Institute sorts companies according to the public's perception of their performance in seven areas: products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship, leadership, and performance.<p>The chocolate maker The Hershey Company is the most reputable brand in the US, but …

Top 10

A Tiny Stockholm Studio Apartment with Tons of Style

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)<p>The Stockholm studio of stylish Sasa Antic is quite small — only 260 square feet — but it's ample proof that living in …

Living Rooms

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

84 Lumber launches gorgeous tiny homes that you can buy or build yourself

Heads up DIY fans - 84 Lumber is offering plans and materials to build your own 200 sq ft tiny home! The building materials supplier just announced …

Meet the Fixers Collective: the geeks who are fixing iPhones for free

It was approaching 10:00 pm on a Wednesday, but dozens of people were crowded around several long wooden tables in the center of a cluttered workshop in Chelsea. Some stared intently at lines of code, others hunched over a soldering iron or sewing machine.<p>One evening a month, the Fixers Collective …

Repairs

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 7 Years

Andrea Stewart and Jerimiah Honer bought their house on a 0.10-acre lot in Sacramento for nearly $300,000 in 2008.<p>The idea behind paying off a loan …

Personal Finance
Social Media

10 most important things in advertising

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Google is paying Apple $1 billion just to stay as the default search engine on the iPhone.</b> That number comes from the ongoing Google/Oracle legal battle.<p><b>2. Nestle's Butterfinger is</b> …

Advertising

The best of world literature, chosen by Guardian readers

Malaysia<p>My heart goes to <b>The Gift of Rain</b> by Tan Twan Eng from Malaysia, which was longlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2007. The complicated history and the beauty of the geography he describes haunts me. I hope to visit Penang one day just because of this book. I also loved his second book, The …

Books

10 ways to improve your finances in a single day

Starting on the path to financial health can be overwhelming.<p>But as you start paying attention to your money management techniques, you'll notice that it's not the big things as much as it is your small, daily decisions that truly impact your finances — for better or worse.<p>In just an hour or two, …

Personal Finance

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

10 Ways to Cut $500 Off Your Monthly Bills

There are dozens of ways you can easily stop wasting money on discretionary expenses. But, what about those monthly bills that consume the bulk of …