Deirdre O'Connor

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50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

Behind the Scenes at the MoMA

Here's a look at the men and women you never see<p>Ever wonder what's going on behind that wall when you see this sign?<p>We lionize the artist and the …

LinkedIn's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Life Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

For an executive of his magnitude, Jeff Weiner has never lost sight of what truly matters in life.<p>Since taking over as LinkedIn's CEO in 2009, Jeff Weiner has accomplished a great deal to earn him the title of Highest Rated CEO.<p>He has grown LinkedIn's membership base from 33 million to more than …

A therapist’s guide to staying productive when you’re depressed or heartbroken

“We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days when we get our hearts smashed.”<p>I’m a therapist who helps people learn to be resilient in the face of life’s uncertainties. But even I catch myself feeling anxious about how to stay motivated …

Mental Health

5 Behaviors That Can Make You Rich Within 10 Years

Most people develop a very small skill set and forget to keep their skills current.<p><i>What are some options to become rich in ten years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Gordon Miller,</b> …

Mindfulness May Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Being overweight is stressful on the body, and stress can worsen obesity-related health issues and make it harder to shed pounds—throwing people into …

I've Spent 10 Years Helping People Lose Weight… Here Are My Best Tips

For 10 years, I’ve been the force behind MyBodyTutor.com, which simplifies the weight-loss process into practical, sustainable behaviors that help …

Bowel disease patients in lifestyle study

<b>People with debilitating bowel conditions are being invited to take part in a study to better understand what causes the diseases to worsen.</b><p>University of Edinburgh researchers want to shed light on everyday factors that may influence flare-ups of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.<p>They also want …

New Genetic Discovery May Explain Why Some People With Crohn's Disease Suffer More

Chris So via Getty Images<p>More than half a million people in the U.S. suffer from Crohn’s disease, according to recent estimates, but their …

Amgen Gets EU Nod for Humira Biosimilar (AMGN)

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) announced that its drug, ABP 501, a biosimilar of AbbVie Inc.’s (ABBV) best-selling drug Humira, secured a positive opinion from …

Amgen

Patent for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapy With Cannabis Sought

Float in a Digital Waterfall at teamLab’s New Exhibit in London

Go on an adventure of light and color at the Japanese digital art collective’s London show.<p>"In the mind there are no boundaries between ideas and concepts," reads a quote that marks the beginning of <i>Transcending Boundaries</i>, digital art collective teamLab's new exhibit at London's Pace Gallery. …

Top 5 iPad Apps for Artists, Painters, and Designers

Apple’s iPad Pro lineup, true to its name, is certainly a professional-level device for creatives of all types — including artists, painters and …

Read These Books to Fight Back Against Donald Trump

Throughout the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, book lovers were delighted to have a commander in chief who possessed and publicized a …

Books

The Tinder-inspired Wallet!

I never thought I’d live to see the day where a wallet design would take direct inspiration from smartphones. The Vessel wallet literally allows you …

Industrial Design

This Is the Best Netflix Documentary for Design Lovers to Binge Watch

"Abstract: The Art of Design" gives the industry a new edge rarely witnessed in design documentaries.<p>"You're looking for a moment when you feel you're as close to the soul as possible. That's what good design is."<p>So declares the trailer for "Abstract: The Art of Design," a new Netflix series that …

Documentaries

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

WATCH: Emily Blunt's Makeup Artist Demonstrates How to Properly Fill In Your Brows

It’s a challenge for many and a victory for few: How to properly fill in your brows. So, we tapped Emily Blunt’s go-to makeup artist and Laura …

7 Japanese Beauty Secrets That Will Change Your Skin

We’re all about trying out the latest and greatest when it comes to beauty, from Sephora’s monthly releases to peel pads and wipes, but there’s something to be said for tried-and-true traditions as well. Japanese women, for example, have had the beauty game down for several centuries. From daily …

Skin Care

Neuroscience Show These Are 5 Top Ways To Clear Your Mind

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Here’s Exactly How Exercise—Or Lack of It—Affects Aging Muscles. This Just Might Change Your Life

Buried deep inside your muscle tissue may be the secret answer to your flagging energy, growing waist size, and declining health. Take action now.<p>Under the glare of overhead lights, the paper-thin, ruby-red shavings of Rosangela Santiago’s muscle glow like fine gems. <i>I can’t believe those just came</i> …

Video art wins Jerwood Drawing Prize

<b>A nine-minute video of swirling white ink in gelatine has been awarded the Jerwood Drawing Prize.</b><p>Norwegian artist Solveig Settemsdal won the £8,000 first prize for Singularity, which she said explores "a temporal and sculptural process of drawing".<p>It is the first time a video has been awarded the …

George W. Bush is publishing a book of his strangely beautiful paintings

The former president is publishing a book of his paintings depicting various members of the military through Crown Publishing Group, New York Daily News reports.<p>"Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors," out February 28, 2017, will feature 66 paintings as well as …

DIY This $2000 Anthropologie Wall Art for Less Than a Round of Drinks

When it comes to home decor, one thing I definitely struggle with is buying wall art. Everything just feels so permanent and, not to mention, expensive! And while I’d love to spend a small fortune on gorgeous wall adornments, it’s just not in the cards for me when it comes to responsible adulting. …

Wall Art

The 15 best museums in Europe, according to TripAdvisor

The travel website determined which museums are worth visiting on the continent based on the quality and quantity of millions of user reviews left in the last year.<p>From a museum on a crumbling archeological site to a grand palace with a famous art collection, here are the top 15:

Museums

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking