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Try This Mind Trick To Deal With Annoying Co-Workers

At some point in your career, you’ll undoubtedly cross paths with colleagues that irk you. Maybe it’s the presumption that their opinions are the only correct ones on the planet or their blatant brown-nosing to get on the boss’ good side. Perhaps you can’t stand how their arrogance, moodiness or …

Self-help

A 3-Minute Breathing Exercise To Beat Bloat & Stimulate Your Thyroid

<i>Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga and an L.A.-based wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. This week, we’re</i> …

This 18th century fried chicken recipe is winning the internet

Colonial fried chicken, just in time for Independence Day.<p>A video of a historical reenactor cooking an 18th Century fried chicken recipe has gotten …

7 Healthy Turmeric Recipes to Fight Bloat and Boost Mood

Weight-loss booster. Debloater. Antidepressant. Arthritis fighter. Skin salve. Sleep aid. All from one spice! The health benefits of turmeric are pretty insane and can actually help remedy a number of ailments and fight off disease, including cancer.<p>This versatile spice can be incorporated into a …

Healthy Eating

These Lipsticks With Actual Flowers in Them Might Be the Prettiest Ever

To really make a splash in the makeup world today, sometimes you need to think way outside the box—or tube, as it were. That's what Kailijumei, a China-based online store that sells "cheap, high-quality makeup products" (hm...), did with these lipsticks. Sketchiness aside, these Kailijumei …

discover japan and south korea's unique street style, straight up

Follow Ieva Blaževičiūtė's lens through the streets of Tokyo and Seoul as she captures the two cities' most compelling youth.<p><b>Lilhoneyprincess, 19,</b> <b>Tokyo, Japan</b><p><b>What do you do?</b> I'm a recording artist/model. <b>What are you wearing from head to toe?</b> Jacket vintage, top Forever 21, bottoms Bershka, socks …

Homemade Cleanser, Toner & Moisturizer

CBS reports that women spend $60 billion per year on beauty products, as of 2012 figures -- and they're not alone, as YouGov notes that 33 percent of …

Skin Care

Single-Ingredient Beauty Products With Major Results

Reading the ingredient labels on beauty products can be like catapulting into a PhD-level chemistry class. Ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate? …

Beauty

Best eye-brightening beauty products

Makeup

Allure's Editor in Chief, Michelle Lee, Reveals Her Key to Flawless Skin

For years, I was a skin-care minimalist. Through college and beyond, my routine was largely informed by my mother's longtime habits: sweep off makeup with a tissue coated in Pond's cold cream; moisturize with Olay Complete. I dabbled in the occasional mud mask and scrub, but I didn't truly get into …

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Consciousness

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

17 Makeup Dupes That Are Way Cheaper And Just As Awesome As Other Beauty Products

Think of, like, all the extra tacos you can buy now.

15 Super-Lazy Dump Desserts That Are Delicious As Hell

All you need is a Crock-Pot and an appetite.

The only make-up, skincare and hair accounts to follow on social media

Discovering a new blog or social media feed that speaks to you is like finding a new best friend—one who fuels your braid addiction and pushes you to …

High-fat Mediterranean diet, not low-fat one, is how you lose weight

<b>(CNN) —</b> You don't need to be afraid of fat in food anymore, at least if it comes in the form of extra-virgin olive oil and other items from the Mediterranean diet.<p>Fat is back, new research shows.<p>This latest study, released Monday in the new edition of Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, does not give …

How To Tighten Skin Without a Face Lift

What makes a person’s face look younger or older involves a number of variables, from skin texture, tone, and color to wrinkles, loss of volume, and …

How much sugar and how many calories are in your summertime drink?

A Starbucks frappucino with a “healthy” dollop of whipped cream on top, a Tim Horton’s iced cappuccino with a chocolate swirl, or even a Booster …

Here's the Inspiration You Need to Paint Your Floors (Instead of Replacing Them!)

(Image credit: My Domaine)<p>If your floors are crying uncle but you can’t manage to rip them out just yet and start anew, here’s another solution for …

A Mind Like a Clear Pool

The great strength of the Buddha-dharma is its <i>practice</i>. It is incredible what this wonderful practice can bring about. When I hear the teachings of …

The WHO has figured out the maximum amount of sugar we should be eating daily

Consuming too much energy—whether from fat or carbohydrates, including sugar—will make you gain weight. If left unchecked, this excess weight increases your risk of lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.<p>In recognition of this, the World Health Organization …

The 5 Best Affordable Jewelry Brands You've (Probably) Never Heard of

This article first appeared on xoJane. For more stories like this, visit xojane.com now.<p>I have to start this by being honest, jewelry has never …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.<p><b>Stop Checking Facebook</b><p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, the more …

University of Michigan

Have you ever heard of Moringa? - Quiet Corner

Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing tree native to South Asia and now found throughout the tropics. Its leaves have been used as part of traditional …

20 Low Carb Recipes

Carbs' rep is always changing. Either they're the most adaptive macronutrient or scientists can't seem to get it right.<p>The truth is carbohydrates are …

Pooped-out reporter poops: Craziest crimes of the week

(NEWSER) – A bag, a T-shirt, and a pizza are accessories that all have a starring role in this week's craziest crimes.<p><b>TV reporter accused of pooping in public:</b> An Arizona TV reporter was covering a story in the city of Goodyear when things went south. "Apparently he needed to relieve himself," a …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Here's Why the Japanese Diet Is Keeping People Alive So Long

Japanese people are some of the healthiest on the planet. They have the highest life expectancy for men (76) and women (86), and, at 3 percent, the …