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Jennifer Lawrence's Trainer Just Shared 7 Tips for a Faster Metabolism

First, let's be honest. Even though it's the season for all the bikini/weight-loss/fat-burning talk, and yes, we're just about to divulge a trainer's …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Monticello Officially Recognizes the Rest of Thomas Jefferson’s Children

Our founding father, my 6th great-grandfather, had 6 children with his slave Sally HemingsWhen my brother Frank and I visited our great aunts Mary …

20 books Bill Gates says you should read this summer

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reportedly reads around 50 books a year, and he chronicles his literary adventures on his blog, Gates Notes.<p>Gates' book recommendations have included historical accounts like Walter …

Books

11 Beautiful Hiking Trails In Europe

1. PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA<p>With 16 lakes arranged in a cascading waterfall, it’s no wonder this park has become world-famous. Vibrant …

Six Fitness Myths People Swear By That Aren't True

Even at my fittest, I never had a body that I felt was commensurate with the amount of effort I was putting in.<p>Getting in the best shape of my life at the ripe old age of 41 was an eye-opening experience. Beyond feeling and looking better, I became acquainted with how the human body functions, how …

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Here's What Introverts Find So Annoying About What Extroverts Think

If you're someone who clearly identifies with being on either side of the personality fence, you know how challenging it can be living and working with people who can be so different from you.<p>Anywhere from a third to half of the population fits the definition of being introverted, meaning these …

The Incident at Burro Creek

I was drifting; gazing at a cliffside spring, listening to the soothing sound of a riffle. <i>CRACK</i>! The calm was shattered by the sharp deafening peal …

Hiking

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, …

Your Brain Might Be Distorting Reality

Some researchers are finding that the things you do could change what your brain sees–but not everyone is convinced.<p>We usually believe that what we see is a true representation of what’s there. The basic model of vision is that the eyes receive sensory information, the brain processes it, and then …

Show Your Mind Who's Boss

Minds can be frustrating. Sometimes we have distracting or destructive thoughts when we’d like nothing more than to flip a switch and turn our minds …

Self-help

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Bulletproof Graphene: Paper-Thin Material Becomes Harder Than Diamonds On Impact

Graphene has revolutionized material science. This super-tight sheet of Carbon atoms is thinner than a sheet of paper but has some amazing physical …

Life Will Become Better In Just 1 Month If You Read This

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things

Researchers say to build better habits you absolutely need to stop doing these few things.<p>According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the …

The origins of the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the Constitution states simply: <i>"</i>A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.<i>"</i> That language and that idea were clearly important to the Founding Fathers.<p>But why?<p>The Second …

Understanding and improving your credit score

Your credit score impacts all areas of your financial life, from getting approved for a credit card to the rate you qualify for on a mortgage. Not …

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

Is this the most influential work in the history of capitalism?

<b>In 1495 or thereabouts, Leonardo da Vinci himself, the genius's genius, noted down a list of things to do in one of his famous notebooks.</b><p>These to-do lists, written in mirror-writing and interspersed with sketches, are magnificent.<p>"Find a master of hydraulics and get him to tell you how to repair a …

Bookkeeping

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

47 Incredible Movies You Need To Watch If You Want To Be A Film Buff

You'll never be bored again.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Universal Pictures

Review: The Killers Are Cockier Than Ever on First Studio LP in Five Years

The title of the Killers’ first LP in five years is sly, with its echo of the “wunnerful, wunnerful” signature of iconic “champagne music” …

Keto diet may increase memory, reduce mortality

Two new studies, both conducted in mice, support each other's findings: that the ketogenic, or "keto," diet may improve memory in old age as well as …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Learn How to Plan the Most Epic Adventure Vacation of Your Life

Yes, you totally can step out of your comfort zone and do epic $#!%.<p>Every year at the end of August, amateur adventure athlete Christy Mahon (who …

Among the hundreds of TV shows airing this fall, don’t miss these four

There are literally hundreds of TV shows debuting or returning between now and the end of the year. You can’t—and shouldn’t—watch all of them. No sane person would even try.<p>But most of us can manage a few (especially when they’re bingeable). That’s why we sorted through all the upcoming fall shows …

How to Pick the Right Colors for Your Skin Tone

When you look inside your closet, you might notice a few running themes. Perhaps you always gravitate toward short hemlines or block heels. Maybe …