Erica Dinan

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The 73 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>With millions of Android apps to download from the Google Play store, it's …

The 7 Decorating Mistakes Everyone Makes in Their Living Room

When entering a meticulously designed living room, we feel it right away: the perfect proportions giving the space a certain grandeur, the plush …

Living Rooms

What the King of Hawaii Can Teach Us About Trump

A political fable from 1819.<p>To the ever-expanding literature of How to Explain Trump, I’d like to add a short little fable. It was first told 35 years ago by Alasdair MacIntyre, one of our greatest living philosophers, but it concerns an actual event that took place in the kingdom of Hawaii in …

Political Science

Remove These Things From Your Life To Be More Successful

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain …

University of Michigan

8 ways to be happier in your relationship this year

It could be that you bickered over which presidential candidate to support. It could be that one of you was working long hours and left the other person feeling neglected.<p>Or, it could simply be that you've been together a long time now, and the spark has seemingly faded.<p>The good news: It's possible …

Want to Propel Your Business Forward in 2017? Stop Doing These 17 Things | Inc.com

A new year is an opportunity to start with a clean slate and make major strides toward reaching your business goals.<p>But even with the best intentions, bad habits can derail your progress even before you start. Here are 17 bad habits to break, so you can propel your business forward:<p>1. Comparing …

Business Strategy

The Fluffiest White Bread in the World

Whether you call it milk bread, pain de mie, or shokupan, this is the ultimate loaf<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the …

Baking

5 search engine optimization trends for 2017

With every passing year, search engine portals develop new algorithms and rules with the hope of combating spam links and people trying to play the system.<p>These new rules set by Google, Bing etc. means that every webmaster must stay abreast to the ever changing SEO landscape in order to help …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Ways To Get Your Spouse To Open Up More, According To Therapists

Don’t say “we need to talk.”<p>Experts say that communication is the cornerstone of a good relationship. That’s why it can be deeply troubling when your partner is closed off and guarded.<p>How do you get them to open up? Below, marriage therapists share the advice they give clients married to …

New York City

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Rusted Metal

There is something sinister about a landscape of rusted metal: a corroded car off the highway, a forgotten Midwestern town, or a decaying seaport. …

Landscaping

Successful people think differently than the rest of us — here's how you can, too

They always find a way to come out on top regardless of the curveballs life throws at them. They seem to live by the motto, "When life gives you lemons, make organic artisanal lemonade."<p>Meanwhile other people, even with the bigger advantages, somehow lack the ability to plan and execute… and end up …

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

Knitting

18 New Year's Resolutions Every Married Couple Should Make Together

New year, new marriage. Well, sort of. Whether you just got hitched in 2016 or are coming up on your 10-year anniversary, it’s never too early (or too late) to start working on your relationship and building toward a healthier, happier future together. But exactly what goals should you set, and …

Psychology

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But that's the third time you've given in to your sweet tooth this …

The Truth About What Depression Does to Your Sex Life

I’ve suffered from depression all of my adult life. Even before I was “officially” diagnosed as having major depressive disorder in my midtwenties, I already knew something wasn’t exactly adding up. Despite doctors trying to pacify my feelings of nothingness—a feeling far worse than sadness—with …

Worried About Screen Time? Don't Let Kids Go It Alone

There are more than 80,000 educational apps in Apple's app store. It seems like a great way to encourage brain development and make your little one the smartest baby genius. But just sticking a tablet in your kid's hands might not be as helpful.<p>Sure, use the app. But it's not a babysitter — you've …

Siblings

Gardening 101: Spurges

Spurges, <i>Euphorbia</i>: “Absurdly Useful”<p>Its horticultural name is easy to remember, sounding like “euphoric” (which it is), in early spring. When all …

Repurposed Clothespins – A Funky Trend For DIY Projects

What else is there to do with clothespins except hang clothes? When you’re a DIYer you can always come up with at least one other way to use …

A Bed That Warms My Feet So I Fall Asleep Faster Is the Only Furniture I Need

Getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night means you’ll spend at least a third of your life in bed. So if you’re going to splurge on a …

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

37 Facts You Never Knew About "Harry Potter"

Caution: Potential spoilers ahead.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

11 Easy Hacks to Make Your Living Space Smarter

Your home should be a place of comfort and ease. Yet between space constraints and the absurd pace of modern life, our living spaces can get a little …

The history of Aston Martin

From Mercedes-Benz to Ford and beyond, in this series we take a look at the evolution of some of the most renowned car brands in the world and document their rise from conception to the modern-day releases of their latest models.<p>In this episode we take a look at the iconic Aston Martin brand. …

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

Want Your Kids to Become Financially Secure Adults? Parents of Today's Wealthy Did This, Study Says | Inc.com

What are the odds of a low-to-middle-class kid growing into a successful, wealthy adult? This may come as a surprise to those who believe that most wealthy people were born into money, but apparently, they are quite high. A recent study performed by the U.S. Trust revealed that 77 percent of the …

Success

Can't be bothered to organize your Android phone? Install this

Anything iOS can do, Android can do better, right? Or maybe it's the other way around? Bottom line: If there's a particular feature built into one platform, chances are good you can emulate it on the other.<p>Take Spotlight search, one of my favorite iOS capabilities. Tap a few letters and you can …

Apps

Does An Anxious Parent Make An Anxious Child?

<i>Photo credit: Unsplash</i><p>I was diagnosed with severe anxiety four years ago. It didn't come as a shock, I'd expected it. Therefore, I learnt to adapt …

When Your Hanging Space Just Isn't Cutting It

Some people live in homes with walk-in closets with nearly absurd amounts of hanging space. Others live in old, quirky apartments with one closet 24 …

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.<p>…

Meditation