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Consumer Reports Tested 73 Sunscreens, and This Formula Got a Perfect Score

When we recently asked dermatologists about the best thing to do for better skin in the future, their answer was unanimous: sunscreen. Says Tara Rao, …

Skin Care

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read | Inc.com

Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I plan to spend at least part of the day having fun with …

Body Language

20 Creative Ways for Introverts to Make Money

Here are some job ideas for the thoughtful and independent introvert.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Introverts listen more than they talk, think before they speak, prefer spending time with a tight knit group of friends, colleagues and family over massive parties and …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

NPR's Favorite Movies Of 2017

The three of us — NPR movie critic Bob Mondello, <i>Pop Culture Happy Hour</i> host Linda Holmes and me, a writer for the NPR Arts Desk and <i>Pop Culture Happy Hour</i> panelist — didn't share our lists of favorite 2017 movies with one other beforehand, so it's interesting to see us all agreeing on so many great …

Blade Runner 2049

Learn something new, from coding to marketing, with these free online courses

Whether it’s a love for education, the drive to succeed, or just genuine curiosity, the hunger for knowledge and learning is what keeps us moving …

Weight Loss

How to Get the Most Out of Google Maps

Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it <i>while</i> driving, it’s easy to miss …

4 Best Personal Finance Apps as of December 2017 | Investopedia

If you're like most people, you check your smartphone at least 50 times a day – looking at everything from text messages and work emails to weather …

There’s a word in Japanese for the literary affliction of buying books you don’t read

So many books, so little time. In the age of media binging, too often we end up buying books we never actually read.<p>The moment goes something like this: Skim fascinating book review online. Buy on Amazon with 1-click. Scroll down. Buy two other titles with 1-click. Leave books on bedside table. …

Books

7 Houseplants That Purify The Air (And Are Nearly Impossible To Kill)

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors. Shocking, right?<p>Even more surprising …

Eliminating Neediness

• shares<p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free<p>Neediness and clinginess are among the most unattractive traits a …

Common foods that damage your DNA

To help protect your DNA and reverse genetic aging, avoid or reduce consumption of the phytochemicals that can harm you. It's important that you do this, because once phytochemicals like psoralen become activated, they can target your DNA destructively.<p>Granted, the process of DNA damage is …

12 Books All Entrepreneurs Have to Read

From stress relief to knowledge absorption, the benefits of reading are plentiful; and reading a few pages every night is something we all aspire to …

Scarcity mindset is a great way to suck creativity and visionary thinking out of your life

If you consider yourself to be ambitious, this has happened to you. Your alarm goes off, and you’re ambushed by thoughts of the grind ahead; finding that needle in a haystack; denting the universe; the roller coaster that never ends—and many more horrible but unfortunately apt cliches. Today, the …

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

Science, Fiction And Philosophy Collide In Astonishing 'Lightning'

"I am grateful, so grateful, tolerant reader, that you read on," says Mycroft Canner halfway through <i>Too Like the Lightning</i>, Ada Palmer's awe-inspiring debut novel. Yes, Canner addresses the reader throughout the book; as the main character and narrator, he breaks the fourth wall so pervasively that …

Books

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

The Answer To This Question Will Define What Success Means To You

After spending his entire career working his way up the corporate ladder, 48-year-old Andy finally reached the top. But almost as soon as he reached the pinnacle of success, he told his wife he wanted to quit his job.<p>Worried that he was having some sort of mental health problem, she told him to go …

Self-improvement

6 Things You Should Say to Your Soulmate Every Single Day

From someone who lost hers.<p>For three years, I had the most perfect marriage in the entire world. I never set out to brag about it, but it's really hard not to. We loved each other. We liked each other. We finished each other's sandwiches, sentences, and Starbucks (he was the slowest drinker on the …

Against Chill

In recent years, “chill” has become one of the most desirable qualities in a romantic prospect. But it is a garbage virtue that will destroy the …

Why Women Need to Drop the 'Chill' Act and Embrace the Hysterical

The pressure to be "chill" is just the modern iteration of calling women "crazy" and "hysterical."<p>For decades now it has been severely out of fashion to deem a woman hysterical. The word, of course, brings to mind to hysteria—a mental illness that only affected women and, for hundreds of years, …

How to Know When You Need to End a Friendship

<i>By: Lodro Rinzler</i><p>Friends are essential in life, yet there are times when we need to reassess how certain people contribute to our personal growth and happiness.<p>True friendship is essential to our spiritual journey, yet there are times when we may need to discern who actually is a true friend and …

How to Get and Stay Motivated Every Single Day

How can you be motivated if you don't know where you're headed?<p><i>How do I get motivated every single day? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Jones, life coach and personal-growth expert,</b> …

How to Recover from Toxic Work Environments

There are bad bosses, and then there are abusive, inhuman, horrible bosses. We’ve all surely dealt with work drama before, but sometimes those …

Sexual Harassment

Apple’s stock apps suck: Here’s what you should replace them with

When you get a new iPhone, it comes with more than a dozen apps pre-installed for all of your basic needs. These default apps include Calendar, Mail, …

Apps

Scientists Slowly Reintroducing Small Group Of Normal, Well-Adjusted Humans Into Society

ITHACA, NY—In an ambitious attempt to revive a population long considered to be on the brink of extinction, scientists announced Friday they have …

Wildlife

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don’t act in …

5 Novels That Mess with Time

Some readers like novels that tell a story in a straightforward, chronological fashion, but some of us are thrilled when a novel takes us on an …

For me, traditional publishing means poverty. But self-publish? No way

A few days ago, I wrote a piece on my blog exploding the myth of the rich writer, and laying out (in terms the Royal Literary Fund described as “ruthlessly mathematical”) what authors actually receive when you buy their books. The simple answer for many of us is nothing at all, after that heady …

Writing