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10 things to know about Ello, the ad-free social network

As you settle into the social network (or wait for your invitation), learn about Ello's ad-free promise and find out how to navigate the interface.<p>By now, you've probably heard of Ello, t he invite-only social network garnering attention for its radical approach to social networking. Find out why …

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

<i>Mariel Norton is a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, and is also a relationship blogger for WeLoveDates.</i><p>Less FaceTime, more face-to-face time.<p>Tallulah Wilson was just 15 years old when she took her own life back in October 2012. The gifted ballerina had been receiving treatment for …

Where are my iPhone photos? How to use the new photo management features in iOS 8

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>While there are many new features that have been added to both the camera and the photos app on iOS 8 (flagging favorite …

How to calm your pet's separation anxiety

It's inevitable that you will need to leave your pup home alone. Some pets handle this well while others react with anxiety, fear and plain-old boredom when they have been left behind. What’s a loving pet owner to do? Veterinarian Katherine Miller of the American Society for the Prevention of …

How To Take Charge of Your Happiness Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have always opposed being told what to do or the vice versa of it. Since childhood I have lived the life of a rebel who wanted to make, follow and …

How (And Why) To Stay Positive

When faced with setbacks and challenges, we’ve all received the well-meaning advice to “stay positive.” The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It’s hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Grow Anything: 18 Ways to Plant the Seeds for a Happier Life

Want to generate brain cells, cultivate friendships, strengthen your body, or just pick gorgeous roses in your own backyard? Read on to plant the …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

How to Sleep Better in 30 Days With a Plan and Advice

You've finally reached your breaking point. After another night spent tossing and turning, a morning where you struggle to get out of bed, and a day …

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Augusten Burroughs: “What did normal people do when they stopped drinking?”

I had no idea how to fill the day when I got sober. Writing about it at least gave me something to do with my hands<p>When I was a kid, one of my many phobias was that somebody would read my diary. Not because I revealed anything particularly secret beyond run-of-the-mill complaints about my brother’s …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

The Esquire Guide to Ending Lent

<b>Come Sunday, you're done.</b> Forty-six days. Forty-six nights. Over. Back to indulging that vice, the one you've been neglecting. We pulled together a compendium for you, broke it down by the transgression — to help you up to the saddle. Welcome back.<p><b>Cigarettes:</b> "Learning to Smoke" by Tom</b> …

Three Hidden Benefits of The Amazon Acquisition of Goodreads

Amazon announced yesterday that it will acquire Goodreads; an online book-sharing site with 16 million members. The purchase price is undisclosed, but Forbes staffer Jeff Bercovici estimates a low-eight-figure deal, based on Goodreads’ angel and series A funding.<p>Most of the press around the …