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20 Simple but Brilliant Life Hacks to Make Your Bathroom Sparkle

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous bathroom flaunting a sparkling finish and a lovely fragrance? After all, it’s that little corner of your home which takes …

Cleaning

25 Money Life Hacks That’ll Make You Financially Fit for Life

They say money doesn’t buy happiness, which is true in some respects, but not having enough money to live comfortably won’t make you happy either. If …

Personal Finance

How to actually move on (from anything)

• In order to move forward, you have to move on. And in order to move on, you have to let go. You can only get so far with your leash still on. The …

Self-help

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" 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 Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It)

TL;DR: Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to …

The secret to a meaningful life is simpler than you think

Some people seem to spend their whole lives dissatisfied, in search of a purpose. But philosopher Iddo Landau suggests that all of us have everything we need for a meaningful existence.<p>According to Landau, a philosophy professor at Haifa University in Israel and author of the 2017 book <i>Finding</i> …

University of London

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

We Installed Removable Smart Tiles — Here's How It Went

"Renew your room in less than three hours." That's the tagline on the Smart Tiles website, where you can find their range of self-adhesive and …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

A Beginner’s Guide To True Crime Books, Podcasts, TV Shows & More

The genre has a long, bloody history<p>It all started with Serial. Well… sort of. True crime as a genre has a long, bloody history, and it's been through several incarnations before arriving at what is—in my opinion—its best form yet. But the current obsession with it is definitely due to the wildly …

Use These Mental Tricks to Prepare for Dealing with Unpleasant People

The mindfulness craze has already been tapped for a huge variety of benefits—improved sleep, increased productivity, cutting out mindless snacking, …

Mindfulness

20 Weirdly Brilliant Life Hacks

Are these hacks weird? Yep. Are they kind of brilliant, too? Heck yeah!<p>I wish I'd known trick #3 back in college. It would have saved me a lot of …

Amicus briefs against Trump's travel ban: the strongest arguments

Tech companies, politicians and universities are among the US groups citing religious bias, immigrant achievements and national security as reasons to overturn the ban, which has been temporarily suspended<p>Several groups and businesses have waded into the dispute over Donald Trump’s travel ban, …

Our Part in the Darkness

Right after the election, my Twitter feed exploded with shock and moans. It seemed that everyone’s favorite phrase was “We are better than this.” I considered the statement so obviously wrong. I understood the convoluted logic of it, the jolt and hurt that would lead someone to type this, but it …

Donald Trump

In 2014, Steve Bannon explained his worldview. This year, he helped craft a visa ban that fit it.

On Sunday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the White House to decry President Donald Trump’s sweeping executive order banning Syrian refugees and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim nations. But at times, the crowd chants switched from criticizing Trump to“Stop President Bannon!”<p>Trump …

Two Big Lessons a Star Sociologist Learned by Studying Trump Country for 5 Years

In 2011, Arlie Hochschild started five years of deep reporting in the deeply conservative, petrochemical center of Lake Charles in southwestern …

The Space-Hogging Mess Easy to Ignore (But You Shouldn't)

You put in so much effort to keep your home organized and looking beautiful, but do you give your iPhone the same treatment? It's easy to let your …

7 Painting Hacks to Get the Look of a Pro — Without the Pro Price

A DIY painting job doesn’t have to equal crooked lines, besmirched floors, and ceramic sinks speckled with robin’s egg blue.<p>Use these simple painting …

Seven psychological facts about depression

Below are seven facts about depression from researchers studying psychology and neuroscience.<p>1.) Some forms of “positive thinking” have been linked …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

The Brain

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

University of Exeter

True Meditation Is the Science of Observing Your Thoughts

<b>Jon Kabat-Zinn:</b> It doesn’t take long when you start to develop a practice of mindfulness before you realize that we are virtually continually …

The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live

<b>“The small things ain’t so small.”</b> – BJ MillerAt the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? And how can knowing this help you live better lives</i> …

How I went from paying $50/month for phone service to FREE!

Free cell phone service has been a subject on the Clark Howard Show for years. But after some early stumbles, I've finally found a free service that …

Frugal Living

Depressed? Your doctor might soon prescribe ketamine

It may take some time to get the general public used to the idea of treating mental illness with drugs many associate with hard partying, but the medical community is jumping aboard the psychedelics train<p>New Jersey psychiatrist Steven Levine first thought of using ketamine in his practice when a …

Depression

3 Reasons Your Friends Annoy You (and What to Do About It)

Most of us feel upset or bothered by how someone has treated us at some point, especially when that person is a friend or family member. In almost …

Self-help

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brain Works

By In5D on June 1, 2015 in Health<p>by Belle Beth Cooper, BufferApp<p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains …

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

By James Wallman9 minute Read<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone …

Happiness

10 Analogies That Perfectly Capture Depression

If others don’t believe you when you are certain you speak the truth, if you get blamed for something you know is not your fault, if no matter how …

Depression

Coping With Pressure? Six Ways To Deal With Feeling Overwhelmed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Life comes with so much noise. People, media, business, sports teams, restaurants, shop brands… they’re all vying and screaming for our attention. …

Self-help