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The Easy Secret to Making Yourself Better at Anything | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I'm a big believer in self-reflection, and I'm all about finding ways to make things (including myself!) better whenever possible. The reality is, none of us are perfect. Whether it's …

Self-improvement

Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression.<p>Based on dozens of studies covering hundreds of thousands of participants, Chinese researchers found that sedentary behavior was linked to …

7 Foods That Boost Your Memory

"My absentminded clients are thrilled when they learn that there are nutritional and lifestyle strategies that may keep them from sliding down the slippery slope of memory loss," says Joy Bauer, R.D., author of <i>Food Cures</i>. "Every single suggestion listed here will also help improve overall health, …

Attack Your Abs With the Sizzling 16

Your core will burn! Put your abdominal muscles to the test with this 3-move challenge<p>There's no denying that the six-pack muscles are the most popular abs muscles. But your core houses of a bunch of abdominal muscles that help stabilize, bend, and rotate your torso. This three-move challenge from …

The World's Most Adorable Island

<i>By Ken Jennings, CNTraveler.com</i><p><i>Photo: DigitalGlobe via Getty Images</i><p>Just like the coat of the region's namesake dog, the coast of Dalmatia is spotted -- with countless tiny islands. Most are uninhabited, but one little isle in the Zadar Archipelago recently become a hot destination for honeymooners …

The 10 Best Fall Foliage Trips In The U.S.

You don't have to travel far to take in the phenomenon of fall foliage. All across the U.S., from New England to the Pacific Northwest, deciduous trees put on their dazzling display of color. In fact, leaf viewing is one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to experience America's …

Planning a European Winter Getaway on the Cheap

Instead of hibernating when the colder climates arrive, book a European vacation between November and March to save big bucks and explore without the swell of summer crowds.<p><b>Off-Peak Savings</b><p>The months surrounding the holiday season are considered off-season throughout Europe. Flight prices are …

Fodor's names world's top hotels

World's Smartest Cities

Essential places, people, trends, and ideas that have turned the world’s most intelligent cities into travelers’ hottest tickets.<p>We all know our world is increasingly urbanized, but what makes a city <i>smart</i>? A sense of place, for starters, says Ian MacFarlane, consultant for National Geographic …

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The Food That Can Fight Hearing Loss

Read on to keep your ears safe and sound.<p>Shutterstock<p>Of course you know that eating fish is good for your brain—but a new study published in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> found that it may help prevent hearing loss, too.<p>For the study, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital …

How to Use All that Pumpkin, Butternut, and Delicata Squash

From frying to roasting and stuffing, here are some creative ways to cook with winter squash.<p>As soon as the first leaf turns orange, it's official: You can't hit a farmers' market, restaurant, or café without seeing a veritable medley of winter squash. While we love (love!) the stuff, one can only …

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OpenTable Says These Are The Best US Restaurants For Foodies

OpenTable has just announced its top 100 restaurants that are Fit For Foodies, which is based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.<p>The list of winners spans 29 states, with 14 in …

Foodies

Beauty Cheat Sheet: 10 Shortcuts For Lazy Girls Everywhere

Some people have it wrong about us lazy girls. Contrary to popular belief, we’re all for spending time on our appearance. Thing is, we aim to be …

One Ingredient, 7 Beauty DIYs On The Cheap

Photo: Courtesy of Leaf.tv.<p>Coconut oil is the super-ingredient of the year, and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. It's actually been used for …

5 Beauty Apps to Try

From virtually trying on makeup to ordering a hairstylist to your doorstep, these are the best beauty apps to download now.<p>1. <b>L'Oreal Makeup Genius</b><br>L'Oreal's new app is a game-changer for any beauty lover. Gone are the days of visiting drugstores or makeup counters to try on countless smudges of …

12 Fashion Apps To Download Now

For the fashion girl glued to her phone, these apps range from shopping to closet organizing and are guaranteed to step up your sartorial game.<p><b>1) PS Dept</b><p>For the fashionistas who don't already have their own stylist on speed dial, PS Dept gives users access to a personal fashion consultant 24/7. …

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …