Heather Smith

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The Charisma Myth: Practical Advice on Becoming More Likable

Charisma, that irresistible magnetism some people possess, is often thought of as trait you’re born with—you either have it or you don’t. In <i>The</i> …

Use the Three P's to Defeat Your Inner Critic and Think Positively

How you talk to yourself inside your head can have a huge impact on how you act in real life. If you’re the type who struggles with an overly …

7 ways I overcome paralyzing self-doubt

In precisely 12 days, I will be moving to Brooklyn. Again. The last time I did this, I was 24 and equipped with undying optimism. I remember telling …

How To Whiten Laundry Without Chlorine Bleach

Many of us have banished chlorine bleach from our homes, as it can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs, poison fish and insects, and release …

Lizzy Caplan just dropped major truth in her essay on femininity

Praise be to Lizzy Caplan. The former <i>Mean Girls</i> star and current <i>Masters of Sex</i> leading lady is getting real about what it means to be a woman in …

Wil Wheaton on depression

In a heartfelt and frank interview (conducted by our own Caroline Siede!), Wil Wheaton discusses the moment he realized he needed help with his …

These Are the Best Times to Tweet for Maximum Engagement

If you’re looking to expand your follower base and get more retweets, favorites, and clicks, it all comes down to timing. According to a massive …

Jon Stewart on the Confederate flag debate—you'll want to watch this

In just 41 days, Jon Stewart will depart <i>The Daily Show</i>, leaving a Jon Stewart-shaped hole in the hearts of people everywhere. But we have to …

Make Dado Joints with a Circular Saw Instead of a Table Saw

Dado joints are a simple way to join wood together, but they require a precision cut to be effective. If you don’t have dado blade or table saw, you …

12 things to do when the world is ending

Sometimes it takes the end of the world to realize what (and who) matters most.<p>In Tommy Wallach’s <i>We All Looked Up</i>, four high school seniors are …

The struggle of being super-ambitious, yet also super lazy at the same time

As an individual, I would say I am fairly ambitious. When younger, I always wanted to be a writer of some sorts and I know I always will continue to …

If You're Waiting for Perfection, You're Probably Stalling

It’s hard to ignore a flaw when you see it. You know it’s there, it’s all you can focus on, and you don’t want to accept it. You want to fix it …

Emma Watson's terrifying on-screen reunion with her 'Harry Potter' co-star

In-between playing Belle in Disney’s live-action <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, and being a force for change with HeForShe, and her work as the UN Women …

Zooey Deschanel and Bill Murray rock our worlds in the 'Rock the Kasbah' trailer

Our very own Zooey Deschanel — actress, singer, and woman of our hearts — is co-starring in the upcoming comedy <i>Rock the Kasbah,</i> out later this year, …

The Only Way to Stop Stressing About a Task Is to Finally Start It

Everyone struggles with procrastination now and then, sometimes because the stress about starting a task keeps us from acting. David Cain points out …

Become a Stronger Leader by Asking Yourself These Three Questions

A good leader knows how to communicate, and more importantly, a good leader knows how to address communication issues. These three simple questions …

Popehat on depression

Just because you're a Type A, "fully invested in the classic American self-image of independence and grit," don't think you couldn't use some …

How To Turn Impostor Syndrome Into A Superpower

Everybody gets impostor syndrome, but it’s a disease that hits geeks especially hard. You know how it is: You feel like you couldn’t possibly belong, …

Label Your Emotions to Better Wrangle Them in Your Head

We all have emotional reactions that we know aren’t rational or productive. That doesn’t stop them from interrupting our lives. To keep them under …

Hear Benedict Cumberbatch read Kafka’s The Metamorphosis (free for a limited time only)

The BBC is offering Franz Kafka’s <i>The Metamorphosis</i> as a free streaming audiobook, read by Benedict Cumberbatch.<p><i>[via]</i>

Karma Wants To Bring Trust To The Peer-To-Peer Marketplace

Karma, which emerges from private beta today, is using review data from Airbnb, FaceBook, and others to build a universal online reputation system.<p>Peer-to-peer marketplaces like Airbnb, eBay, and DogVacay.com work by establishing a bond of trust between strangers. Each has developed its own system …

10 Moves That Will Strengthen Your Upper Body And Core

Get your body ready to do a headstand, handstand, and Crow Pose in no time.<p>If your core and upper body aren't strong enough to do the moves, and your body isn't flexible enough, it's extremely easy to injure yourself, Jess Blake, yoga instructor at YogaWorks NYC, tells BuzzFeed Life.<p>To get you …

37 Insanely Clever Organization Tips To Make Your Family's Lives Easier

How to control the chaos when you have a bunch of people living under one roof.

10 writing tips from legendary writing teacher William Zinsser

I've read William Zinsser's On Writing Well twice, and it is time for me to read it again. It is not only fun to read and loaded with good advice for …

Don’t Waste Your Opportunity

For most of us, our biggest sin is taking things for granted.<p>I’m as guilty as anyone else: I wake up and rush into online work or reading, forgetting …

Take This 27-Day Summer Butt And Thighs Challenge

Learn how to do a proper squat — a staple of any effective workout routine — and build the fitness to do 100 in a single day.<p>At the end of this challenge you'll be able to do 100 of them. Hello, stronger quads, killer glutes, hammies that know the meaning of hard work, and a more stable core!

How to Beat Procrastination with Daily Training

We all do it: our best intentions are to go to the gym, get started on writing something, do practice learning a language … but then we procrastinate.<p>…

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The Zebra Quickly Compares Car Insurance Rates from Over 200 Insurers

The average person could save $368 on car insurance, but you have to shop around to do that. The Zebra makes it super simple to find a better …