Jacob Torres

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Understanding the Victim Complex

In clinical psychology, a “victim complex” or “victim mentality” describes a personality trait of persons who believe they are constantly the victims …

Psychology

Your Complete Guide to the 2018 Tax Changes

Here's how the U.S. tax system is changing for 2018 and beyond.<p>President Trump recently signed the tax reform bill into law, and it makes major …

'I Tried Jumping Rope Every Day For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'

The results were SERIOUSLY impressive.<p>I’ve always thought the jump rope was a totally underrated piece of equipment. Sure, we all loved it when we were kids, but unless you’re a CrossFitter or regularly box your way around a ring, it’s rare to find one incorporated into a workout. Eve Overland, …

These 50 Essential Fitness Tips Will Make You Stronger and More Badass

Make the most of your exercise time by reading up on these 50 fitness tips so you can crush your workouts and crush your goals!<p>Never stretch before a cardio workout; save it for after when your muscles are warm and pliable.<br>• HIIT (high-intensity interval training) burns tons of calories in a short …

Strength Training

Bobby Maximus Has Just One Ab Workout to Get You Ripped

You'll never ask for another ab workout again after this burner from Bobby Maximus.<p>When it comes to the muscles you want to show off, abs are right at the top of the list.<p>And rightly so. Even if you're not a fan of shirtless selfies or rocking a six pack, you need to pay attention to your abs. A …

It's OK not to be OK: why we need to embrace sadness | Johanna Leggatt

I don’t suggest depression isn’t a serious health problem or that it shouldn’t be professionally treated. But we should distinguish it from ordinary sadness<p>I have never suffered from a depressive episode. I’ve never thought of harming myself or been suicidal, nor have I been afflicted with any …

35 Simple Ways Spray Paint Can Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Find something that gold spray paint can't fix. Try.

Dollar Store

10 Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Clothing Drawers

How often do you put your clothes away post-laundry only to find that, in a few days time, all of your clothes are everywhere? It's like anything …

11 easy ways to lower your air conditioning bill this summer

Summer’s almost here, and with it will come rising electric bills as you fight to keep your home cool and take refuge from the sweltering heat.<p>Luckily, there are many ways to fight astronomical air conditioning costs — here are 11.<p><b>1. Upgrade your windows</b><p>If your home has old windows, they might not …

99 DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Home

01 of 99<p>DIY Tree Slice Hairpin Leg Coffee Table<p>Give yourself somewhere to put down your drink in your living room by making a coffee table out of a …

11 Snack-y Dinners for Movie Nights in the Park

When it comes to enjoying a warm summer night, nothing beats kicking back in a cozy lawn chair and enjoying a flick beneath a starry sky. Much like any movie night, having a good collection of snacks is super important. But we’re talkin’ more than buttery popcorn here, folks: Tapa-tizers can double …

Cooking

Six Exercises To Build Core Strength

<i>Looking to build core strength? These six exercises will get you there.</i><p>This is an intense core workout. Tweak the timing and reps to your level of …

Triathlete

40 Hot Dog Style Guide Around The World

40 distinctive varieties from around the globe — from iconic NYC “dirty water dogs” to fully loaded South American street-cart dogs to Japanese …

Hot Dogs

27 Lifesaving Charts For Anyone Who Loves Baking

Learn everything about ingredient substitutions, easy conversions, and much more.

Dessert

20 Genius Secret Hiding Places for Your Valuables

Got some cash or valuables to hide? Try one of these clever, simple ways to hide those items from all but the smartest, most determined crooks.<p>We’ve …

6 unexpected psychological reasons people get into fights

Whether you're fighting with your significant other, friends, coworkers, or family, a bad fight can leave you feeling unhappy and overwhelmed for days on end.<p>More often than not, it also keeps you from achieving the very goals you're arguing about.<p>A study of nurses found that when they argued about …

Self Compassion

6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can't Control

You'll be much more effective when you put your time and energy into the things you can control.<p>There's a brutal truth in life that some people refuse to accept--you have no control over many of the things that happen in life.<p>Some of the people who resist that truth become control freaks. They …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Wrapping Your Hands for Boxing

If you thought boxing was a sport best left to the pros, think again. With the rise of boutique fitness and memberships like ClassPass and …

Emergency Prep: How to Put Your Life in a Backpack

If you had to leave home—right now—because of an emergency, what would you grab? Once people and pets were out of harm's way, what else would you …

Woodworking: How to build a deck yourself

Get ready for a pretty serious woodworking upgrade… the deck build!<p>If you're looking to give your garden a stunning upgrade, you can't get much …

21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.<p>That means they're susceptible to the same …

Employment

It can be harder to lose a dog than a relative or friend — here's why

I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath - she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that everyone was ok because we were both by her side.<p>When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the …

Pets

peanut butter swirled brownies

Heat oven: To 350°F (175°C).<p>Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment and coat the bottom and sides with nonstick cooking spray or butter.<p>Make …

The Top 15 *Most-Pinned* Brownie Recipes on Pinterest

Whether you prefer ’em old style, packed with newfangled flavors like pumpkin or potato chips, or even spiked with red wine, brownies have got to be THE treat that tops all others. So when it’s time to indulge, you want the most over-the-top brownie recipe you can find, amiright? Here’s where …

Dessert

13 essential DIY beauty products every man needs

Guys, it's time for some real talk about your skincare routine.<p>That "just got out of bed" look isn't going to be cute forever. Beauty maintenance can …

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat

Most dogs will happily chow down on human food, whether you give them a treat or they sneakily steal something off the counter. But some foods can be …

Wonderful DIY Crafts for Your Home

We have gathered here some out of the box ideas to give your home a pretty classic look simply by handicrafts items that you can easily create from …

Why rejection hurts so much — and what you can do to ease the pain

Whether the rejection is large or small, it still hurts, and it's often more painful than we expect.<p>Psychologist Guy Winch is the author of the book 'Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,' which outlines why we feel so bad when we're rejected and what we …

Self-esteem

How to use Keep notes in Google Docs

While Keep has been around for a while, there's a new way to use this note-keeping app. It's now integrated with Google Docs so you can take your ideas and easily convert them into full-blown projects. You can also make Keep notes without leaving Google Docs.<p>If you're not already a Keep user, the …

How to fix a leaky faucet

Those drips could be costing you a fortune<p>If the constant drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet isn't enough to motivate you to get it fixed, then considering how much money you're wasting on unused water should do it. Luckily, you don't always have to call out the professionals—first try tackling the …