Jenny Langager

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Realizing the Value of Choosing to Stay

<i>Can this place hold you?</i><p>A workplace consultant asked me this question three years ago. I was two years out of school, two years into my first real job at an advertising agency in Chicago.<p>Like usual, and like every other 24-year-old, I was restless. I questioned what I was doing. Was this job …

Why Your Best Ideas Happen In The Most Unusual Places

Last month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shared some questionable advice on how to become successful at work: Don't go to the bathroom.<p>"I always tried to be the first one in in the morning and the last one to leave at night, take the fewest vacations and the least time away from the desk …

Red wine - what's behind its healthy reputation?

<b>In recent years, red wine has received some pretty good press. When we think of a healthy form of alcohol, red wine tends to be the top choice.</b><p>But why - and does it deserve all the attention?<p>Scientists agree that there is something in red wine that, when drunk in moderation, can help to protect the …

From Birth, Our Microbes Become As Personal As A Fingerprint

Look in the mirror and you won't see your microbiome. But it's there with you from the day you are born. Over time, those bacteria, viruses and fungi multiply until they outnumber your own cells 10 to 1.<p>As babies, the microbes may teach our immune systems how to fight off bad bugs that make us sick …

Humanitarian Aid Agencies Brace For Fallout From Syrian Strikes

The Zaatari refugee camp has become Jordan's fourth largest city, with more than 120,000 residents. These false-color satellite images capture the camp's rapid growth since its opening in July 2012.<p>The World Health Organization says the Syrian civil war is currently the worst ongoing humanitarian …

The Best Berries For Your Health

<i>By Angela Haupt for U.S. News</i><p>Indeed, they're "the ultimate anti-aging superfood," says registered dietitian Lauri Boone in her new book, "Powerful Plant-Based Super Foods." "They top the charts with their high levels of antioxidants and phytochemicals to keep your brain young, skin glowing, and …

The Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2013

<i>Flickr: Lululemon</i><p>This month's top 10 is dominated by duos. There are two songs by M83 and Imagine Dragons that have been out awhile but are just now getting their due from gym-goers. There are a couple tracks by Capital Cities and Bruno Mars that cracked the top 10 already and are re-entering in …

20 Scientifically Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

What's your stress "tell?" For some, a quickened heart rate or a slight feeling of queasiness is enough to let them know they're getting anxious or overwhelmed. But just as a slight from your boss or bad news from a family member can get your stress hormones pumping and your blood pressure rising …

10 Ways To Be More Productive

Productivity. It's one of those things that is more of a necessity in life than a skill. But how much do we actually try to enhance the way in which we accomplish things?<p>I can still remember being a kid and thinking, "Wow, life will be so much easier when I'm an adult!" Little did I know how much …

How to Have More Time and Energy For Relationships

I totally understand that after a long day at workyour neck and back can feel tense, your brain feels like mush and the last thing you want to do is force yourself to go out.<p>When you have this feeling day after day or week after week, it's easy to criticize yourself for not doing more to invest in …

Here and Meow: What Cats Can Teach Us About Sleep

I've never been much of a cat person. I'll confess that until recently I couldn't understand the lure these mysterious creatures had for so many. Beyond their penchant for catching the occasional rodent, it seemed they were little more than hypersomnolent stoics who couldn't distinguish a …

Way of the Dolphin

<i>My new book of poems,</i> Reduced to Joy<i>, has just been published. The book contains 73 poems, retrieved and shaped over the last 13 years, about the nature of working with what we're given till it wears us through to joy. For the next few months, I'd like to share poems from the new book with you.</i><p>It …

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How To Do a Sock Bun

We already showed you how to create big, beautiful buns. While the DIY <b>sock bun</b> may seem intimidating, it's actually one of the easiest—and …

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Surprising Things That Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

Scientists found that more of us would rather get an ego boost than have sex. These confidence-builders get you your fix when you need it—so you can …

Shawn Achor: What You Need To Do Before Experiencing Happiness

I recently spoke to Shawn Achor, who is the author of the new book, <i>Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change</i>. Shawn is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on …

Four Tips For Working, Living And Starting Up With Your Spouse

In our network of friends and family, my husband and I are unique: We’re location independent, we home-school our two children (ages 4 and 4 months) and we run a number of business ventures, both individually and together.<p>I’m the strategic, organized half; he’s the creative, disorganized half. A …

The Secret To Staying Motivated? Optimism, Not Anger

Many of us use anger to fight our way back from failure. But as our veterans have proven, optimism is a more powerful motivator than anger.<p>There’s an old idiom, “don’t get mad, get even.” I’ve always loved it, but of course, that just means I’m a hothead. Because if you really break down that …

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How to Set Up a Basic Productivity System

There are tons of productivity systems available for you to use, and for those who are just getting started in their quest to have a better handle on their tasks, projects, and goals it can be quite…daunting. This post will show you how to set up a a basic personal productivity system that will …

How Your Attitude Can Determine Your Life

We all hear about amazing people who have overcome great obstacles in their lives. No one ever said life was going to be easy, yet how challenging it …

Mindfulness

5-Ingredient Healthy Meals

You already have olive oil, salt and pepper—so just add a few more items and you've got a delicious (and nutritious) dinner.<p>The Better-for-You …

How To Contour Your Face

The definitive guide to defining your features.<p>Contouring has come a long way in the last few years. Where once palettes full of taupe and nude shades were the purview of professional makeup artists, nowadays it’s hard to call your makeup kit complete without at least one contouring cream. The …

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Fall's Most Anticipated Haircuts

10 celebrity-inspired looks for fall.<p>With fall collections already being glimpsed here and there, the time is right to think about heading into the new season with a fresh look. And what better way than with a sharp, of-the-moment haircut? Here, we take inspiration from the latest silhouettes, …

Five Tricks for Applying Eyeliner

Expert tips for perfecting your eyeliner technique.<p>Like knowing how to whistle with two fingers or drive stick shift, applying eyeliner is a skill that takes some practice, but will serve you well in life. For tips on perfecting the technique, we turned to Rachel Goodwin, the Chanel makeup artist …

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