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How the most productive people power through their to-do lists

There's plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don't want to …

Time Management

How to Launch a Fashion Business (When You're Terrified to Start)

If you love fashion (you’re on this site, so we’re assuming that’s a given), the notion of designing a collection has probably crossed your mind at …

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Thanks Janet Yellen!<p>U.S. stocks are poised for gains and markets around the world are rising after the Federal Reserve chair killed talk of a June interest rate hike.<p>Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. June rate hike highly unlikely:</b> Global markets …

5 Things Monse Did to Become a Massively Successful Fashion Label

In just one year since the brand's launch.<p>This is not the story of a young fashion designer serving up a critically acclaimed collection right after graduating design school. Nor is it the story of a label that's been around for years suddenly gaining mass recognition thanks to a major celebrity …

How to Create a Logo That Actually Has a Connection to Your Brand's Story

Every brand's origin is unique and its identity should speak to that.<p>brand/<p><i>noun</i><p><i>A type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.</i><p>We all know the technical definition of what a brand is but the better question is how is it created, defined, and maintained? At Laurel & …

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

10 Coolest Grooming Brands for Men

Inside Sterling Archer's medicine cabinet.<p>"Grooming" and "cool" never used to belong in the same sentence. The along came brands like Clinique and a …

What an Anti-Memory Is and How It Frees Your Mind

Neuroscientists at Oxford just discovered how your brain moves memories into long-term storage. It’s called an anti-memory, and it’s more helpful …

Neuroscience

Is Marijuana Addictive?

The facts, as best as science knows them.<p>First, the bad news.<p>Yes, marijuana addiction exists, and it might have a lot to do with our genes. According to <i>Time</i>, researchers have singled out specific genes associated with pot addiction, giving us an important biological clue to understanding the …

Keyless entry systems are still vulnerable to simple hack

German researchers demonstrated how many cars are vulnerable to an inexpensive and effective technique.<p>ADAC, the German Automobile Club, is sort of the AAA of Germany. Recently, the group revealed the findings of some auto security tests they'd run to bring attention to how easy it is for thieves …

Demonstration

Cabin crew’s sneaky mile high scam

A NEW survey conducted by British flight attendants reveals the dodgy behaviour they get up to during the flight.

FTSE posts marginal gains as Brussels explosions push investors to safe havens

5:48PM<p>Market Report: FTSE posts marginal gains as Brussels explosions push investors to safe havens<p>UK-listed travel stocks slumped and safe-haven assets spiked after terrorist attacks on the main airport and Metro in Brussels sparked a renewed bout of volatility across financial markets.<p>European …

20 Things Every 20-Something Needs in Their First Home

Your 20s can be hard. There’s more than enough to worry about besides decorating your apartment. Dorm dwelling, after all, certainly doesn’t prepare you to choose the right sized kilim rug—or better yet, chaise longue. So let the experts advise you on how to nail your 20-something apartment with …

Watch: The Seven-Minute Workout To Get Into Shape Efficiently, Backed By Science

<b>Keen to</b> get into shape but tight on time?<p><b>This seven-minute</b> workout, termed high intensity circuit training (HICT), is designed to improve one’s …

6 Easy Ways To Start Eating Clean

Exercise is only half the battle. As important as it is to get your body moving (for all kinds of reasons), your commitment to getting fit will fall …

Simple Tricks That Will Ensure You Look More Intelligent

Let’s face it. You’re no modern Einstein and neither are we. But where you lack a few exemplary IQ points you can certainly make up for with old …

Why Are Travel Agents Still a Thing?

The profession is thriving—It just depends on what you define as a travel agent.<p>I don't think I know a single person my age who's ever booked a flight, hotel, or car through a travel agent. This is anecdotal, to be fair—there could be those in their mid-20s who recoil at the thought of using a site …

12 Things Women Wish You Knew About Oral Sex

Stop treating your mouth like it's a vacuum.<p>Being willing and eager to venture south is only half (ok, maybe 70 percent) of the battle—just <i>doing</i> oral isn't enough sometimes. There are things to know, things to never do again, and things you can improve.<p><b>1. A vagina isn't a clamshell about to snap</b> …

Science says teaching your kids this one skill will make them more successful

So, what's one way to give your children a leg up— a single skill that single-handedly increases their chances at success?<p>Science says: <b>Encourage them to learn another language.</b><p>In recent years, scientists and researchers have made breakthroughs in their understanding of bilingualism. In the past, …

6 Simple Ways To Become A 'Cool Dad'

With Father’s Day around the corner we thought it was an opportunistic time to talk about cool Dads. At some point in our lives we’ve all wondered …

Study Reveals How Men Really Feel About Their Bodies

The unrealistic standard of beauty forced up women is a given in our 21-century world, as well as the ensuing insecurities females face. But what …

Men's Style Hacks Every Man Needs To Know

Being a man doesn’t always mean you’ll know the fastest or best way to get a job done. Manuals and following rules tend to evade us and we’re natural …

What Women Want In Men: 8 Personality Traits

There are questions men have asked since the dawn of time. Who am I? Why am I here? What happens after death? What the hell do women want?<p>The answer …

28 high-paying jobs for people who hate science

Science certainly isn't everyone's thing, but if you want to become a doctor, astronomer, or pharmacist, you'll need to learn to like it.<p>Luckily, though, there are also plenty of high-paying jobs out there that <i>don't</i> involve much science.<p>We combed through the Occupational Information Network …

10 things you need to know today

<b>Happy Birthday, bull market.</b> The stock market's bull run turns seven on Wednesday. The S&P 500 bottomed on March 9, 2009, at 676.53. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 closed at 1,979.26, making for a 193% gain.<p><b>Trump won three primaries, and Sanders scored an upset.</b> Republican presidential frontrunner Donald …

The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

Science is not wrong.<p>Science is at it again.<p>According to Business Insider, a new study says men were designed to look for key physical attributes in women. The study claims these features make women attractive because they are associated with good health and fertility, making them subconsciously, …

How To Wear A Hat (Without Looking Like A Fool)

When it comes to relationships, finding the perfect match could be as simple as swiping right. But as far as hats are concerned, The One proves …

How To Dress Up White Sneakers With Menswear

Sneaker freakers, rejoice. The common leather shoe has officially made its transition from the gym to the street to the club.<p>But, there is one style …

11 Hacks to Improve Your iPhone's Battery Life

Make it last for hours longer.<p>Tired of your iPhone needing to be charged every day? Any claims of 'one weird trick' that will get your iPhone to last three days are usually pure bull. But there <i>are</i> ways to extend that staying power just a little. With these 11 not-so-weird tricks, you could have a …

Best Cars From The Geneva Motor Show 2016

1 of 20|Aston Martin DB11|After weeks of crowd teasing, the covers of the new Aston Martin DB11 have officially been lifted. Aston Martin's chief …