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7 places to buy affordable art and frames

Nothing makes a home feel sterile and drab like stark white walls devoid of art or photos.<p>That said, you don't need an entire gallery wall or to spend a fortune to make your home feel cozy and warm. You just need a few pieces of personalized art here and there. And you don't have to break the bank …

Wall Art

9 Tips for a Perfect Hollywood Smile

Many dream of healthy and beautiful teeth, but few people dare to try chemical whitening.<p>We at Gardening Cosmo have found several procedures you can …

12 Smart Psychological Tips You Can Use in Practice

There are some psychological tips that work on a subconscious level. They help you win another person’s trust, get somebody’s approval, and relax …

8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and …

Self-improvement

Bad News: These "Healthy" Foods May Not Be Good For Your Heart

Eating healthy is never one size fits all. Our bodies are so different, all with various needs and quirks to attend to. So while a seemingly healthy …

13 Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

Here are some surprising ways to help boost your focus and performance.<p>If you want to be successful, you have to find strategies that will help you focus despite all of the distractions that prevent you from doing the task at hand. Luckily, with the help of science, developing laser-like focus is …

Stanford University

What we say vs what we mean: what is conversational implicature?

Imagine you have been asked to review the reference letters provided by the candidates for a lectureship in philosophy. One reads: ‘My former …

Body Language

40 UNEXPECTED LIFE HACKS TO IMPROVE YOUR DAY

2 months ago<p>How have we not heard of some of these before? The can opener trick when trying to get something out of the molded plastic case is …

5 Tricks to Finally Getting Your To-Do List Done

Think about it: How often do you find yourself creating an extensive to-do list only to lose it (or give up on it entirely)? Probably pretty often, …

Time Management

5 Memory Tips That Will Boost Your Brain Power

Chew Gum<p>In one study, researchers discovered that participants who chewed gum throughout a battery of memory and attention tests scored nearly 25 …

The Brain

19 Sleep-Inducing Drinks to Sip Before Bed

Whoever said, “you snooze, you lose” clearly never suffered from insomnia. From tossing and turning to waking up in the middle of the night, being …

Smoothies

I Drank Fire Cider for a Week, and I Don’t Need Coffee Anymore

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it’s not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it’s also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

17 Cheat Sheets That'll Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder, Around The House

Learn how to decorate, repair, and maintain your house or apartment.

16 History Questions People Always Get Wrong

If you can get 12/16 correct, you’re an official history buff.<p>Also known as the Seven Years’ War, the conflict involved the French and British …

Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

As the Senate tries to hash out a deal on immigration, it's not just immigrants that have a lot at stake. So do the businesses that hire them.<p>"We are suffering very much from shortage of labor — skilled labor — here in Dalton," said Ahmed Salama, the CEO of Oriental Weavers USA, the American branch …

This Man's Drawings Of Life With His Wife And Kids Are So Sweet, You Might Tear Up

These are getting all up in my feels.

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The 10 Most Perfect Movies Ever Made

To be perfect is to be without a flaw. It’s an old truism that nobody’s perfect (per “Some Like It Hot,” a pretty perfect film itself, though not one …

Great Depression

The 25 Principles for Adult Behavior: John Perry Barlow (R.I.P.) Creates a List of Wise Rules to Live By

<i>Image by the European Graduate School, via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>The most successful outlaws live by a code, and in many ways John Perry Barlow, founder …

Middle School

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

How to Make Espresso Without a Machine 3 Ways

Because Starbucks isn't open at 3 a.m.<p>January 30, 2018<p>If it's 3 am and you desperately need strong coffee, keep reading. If you just want to make …

Coffee

Our 6 Favorite New Knives of 2018

Last week, outdoors enthusiasts of all kinds gathered in Las Vegas for SHOT Show, the annual trade show for the shooting, hunting and outdoors …

Knives

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery):<p>WAGE GAINS<p>TRUMP: "After years and years of wage …

Immigration

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

From Q With Love: 12 Best Bond Watches

55 years is a long time for a movie franchise to stick around. Since Sean Connery delivered his first lines in 1963’s <i>Dr. No</i> the world has seen the …

18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die

Various<p>If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Literature

Intelligent Head Quarters

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …