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No One Seemed To Notice That Matthew McConaughey Has Quietly Had His Own YouTube Channel

Matthew McConaughey is an Academy Award winning American actor that has been in the Hollywood eye for decades. He basically owns the word “alright“, and has made rambling incoherently while driving into a lucrative Lincoln ad campaign. He’s internationally famous, which is to say little of what he …

How to Be Happy: 3 Science-Backed Ways for Finding Happiness

We all just want to be happy, don't we? Yet, as much as we might say we want it, the reality is far from that. Usually, we spend more of our time in a state of worry, nervousness, stress or fear than we do in pure bliss.<p>So what are the ways that we can be happy right now if we really wanted to? Is …

Happiness

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Orange County

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

The unglamorous first jobs of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and 18 other highly successful people

But many of the most successful people were born without silver spoons in their mouths and started off working odd jobs to earn money.<p>These 20 highly successful people prove that the path to success doesn't have to be linear.<p><i>Dylan Love contributed reporting.</i>

Success

Marie Kondo's tips for organizing your kitchen

Professional organizer Marie Kondo has seemingly taken over the world — or at least the closet of someone you know — in the past year. Her bestselling book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" is 213 compelling pages about, you guessed it, the art of tidying.<p>In Kondo's newest book, "Spark Joy," …

Laundry Rooms

It’s a “blow job” because it’s work: How guys push women to make oral sex as common as shaking hands

How oral sex became a teen’s workaround, a path to popularity — but rarely the road to reciprocated pleasure<p><b>Why Do You Think They Call It a Blow “Job”?</b><p>There has been a lot of anxiety over the past couple of decades about teens and oral sex. Much of it can be traced back to the late 1990s, to a <i>New</i> …

Middle School

Fitness Tweaks To Get You To Your Happy Weight, Stat

Despite what your gym or the latest fitness craze might suggest, you can’t out-exercise or otherwise outrun a crappy diet. That’s why I ask clients …

How to Save $1,378 in 52 Weeks

Are you up for the challenge?<p>You probably know that saving money is important. But when it comes to exactly how, things might not be so clear. The …

Personal Finance

3 Thoughts that Sabotage Your Success and How to Change Them

You're reading 3 Thoughts that Sabotage Your Success and How to Change Them, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Motivation

10 things everyone should know before they get married

I'm experienced. One divorce, a thousand bad relationships. Other things that go "ugh".<p>First off: let's assume you are asking the right question. You …

How to eliminate sugar from your diet in 21 days

Mounting research shows that going overboard on sugar can lead to high cholesterol and blood pressure and a greater risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, not to mention excess weight gain.<p>But there’s a difference between added sugars and the kinds found naturally in whole foods, like …

Nutrition

The 15-Minute Workout That Leaves You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired | Men's Health

In fact, a 30-second sprint is enough to increase your level of growth hormone by 530 percent. A high-intensity workout filled with fast-paced moves can keep your metabolism cranking for up to 24 hours.<p>And you don’t even need weights to get the effect. Take this lightning-fast metabolic complex …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Self-improvement

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body. These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning.<p>However, the word …

Nutrition

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

10 Easy Steps for Breathing Calm Into Your Anxious Brain

Your brain is brilliantly wired to react to life-threatening danger. When it perceives a threat, your core brain instantly shifts into “survival …

Mindfulness

These Brownie Batter Overnight Oats Offer 19 Grams of Protein

Brownies for breakfast!<p>Maybe eating half a pan of brownies for breakfast isn't the best of ideas since you'll feel pretty crappy afterward, but this …

Breakfast

40 things I'd tell my 20-year-old self about Love

Staying in love may be more challenging now than ever.<p>Partly that’s because being part of a couple has to be worthwhile. Whereas back in the day your …

Relationships

Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence

For years, I’ve taught a weekly psychology class to students ranging from 7 to 14 years-old. In this class, I encourage self-reflection, asking kids …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Build Solid Relationships (With Enormously Successful People)

<i>“You are the average of the people you spend the most time with.”<br>― Jim Rohn</i>Over the years Angel and I have written a lot about our <i>personal</i> struggles …

Success

7 Healthy Easter Egg Recipes

Balance out chocolate Easter eggs with deliciously healthy ones.<p>Easter means lots of tasty chocolate eggs, but that doesn’t mean you can't enjoy …

Breakfast

8 Fantabulous Steps to Reach Your Life Goals

Once someone decides to chase their dreams, the thing that will determine their success isn't the dream itself but how they pursue it. The reality is that there's no secret formula to reaching goals. It all depends on the actions that are taken and the level of dedication present. However, having a …

Motivation

17 Underrated Bands You Need To Listen To ASAP

Here's your chance to say, "I heard them first."

New Study Says Exercise Is Better Than Dieting for Cutting Calories: Let's Discuss | Women's Health

When people were put on a food restriction, scientists found that they had increased levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin and lower levels of the hunger-fighting hormone peptide YY. They also ate almost a third more at a buffet meal than people who exercised more.<p>On average, people who exercised …

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

Happiness

This Audi station wagon is supercar fast — but you can't have one if you live in the USA

But there is one place where the wagon thrives: Europe.<p>Eurowagons aren't the hulking American Buicks that many of us remember from summer roadtrips. Rather, they're high-performance five-doors, often with luxury appointments.<p>Just take a look at Audi's new RS6 Avant Performance edition. This Audi …

Audi

These 12 Cars Were Ahead of Their Time

We live in a golden age of cars. Many, even the most inexpensive cars, have features that we admittedly take for granted. Before today's tech heave cars, there were ambitious cars decades ago with tech that wasn't quite ready for primetime, but previewed the future.<p>We live in a golden age of cars. …

6 Ways to Dodge Your Credit Card's Annual Fee

Cards with the best rewards often charge fees.<p>Are you looking to get out of paying your credit card’s pricey annual fee? Credit card users may love …

Personal Finance