Julia Johnson

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25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life

Changing your life is easier than you think, and these 25 suggestions prove it.<p>When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier, lifestyle.<p>But the problem with big changes is that they're usually …

Productivity

The foodie traveller ... on the best gumbo in New Orleans

This iconic stew is ‘the history of Louisiana in a bowl’ and served in every NOLA eaterie worth its salt – but head to Mid-City for top-notch versions<p>When New Orleanian actor Wendell Pierce (star of Treme and The Wire) was asked how food had helped Louisiana recover from Hurricane Katrina, he …

I spent 2 weeks researching restaurants at every price point before my mom came to visit NYC, and here's where we went

About a month ago, my food-loving mom flew in from North Carolina to spend a weekend in New York City with me.<p>She was in charge of picking activities; I was in charge of picking food.<p>I wanted her to experience a variety of cuisines and see different neighborhoods of Manhattan. I also had to account …

Is it Wrong to Outfox an Airline at its Own Game?

Nikolas Langes thought he knew every trick in the book for saving money on airline tickets. After all, he's the founder of an online start-up called Tripdelta, which specializes in finding inexpensive fares.<p>Turns out he didn't. One day, he noticed a discrepancy between fares based on the currency …

10+ Brutally Honest Illustrations Perfectly Sum Up Adulthood

Writer Chaz Hutton created a brilliant series of simple illustrations on sticky-notes to illustrate the grim everyday realities of adult life. Using …

The German War by Nicholas Stargardt review – the Third Reich’s home front

A penetrating study of ordinary Germans’ lives during the second world war<p>One of the many curiosities of Greece’s recent bailout battle with the EU was the ease with which old Nazi caricatures were thrown at the Germans. Surely the three postwar generations knew all there was to know about …

Remembrance Day

Skin Cancer or Just a Spot? What to Do When You See Something "Strange" On Your Skin

When it comes to our skin, spotting something unusual could be a frightening dilemma. So, how do we distinguish exactly what the strange spot is and …

Skin Care

How Princess Reema Is Opening Doors For Women In Saudi Arabia

In a country where women can’t legally take the wheel of a car, one leader is finding creative ways to offer them other means of control.<p>“She comes from a country where women can’t drive, can’t go outside, can’t go to restaurants, can’t socialize, can’t, can’t, can’t . . .”<p>This is how Her Royal …

12 No-Dye Ways to Try Out the Hottest Hair Color Trend

Whether you change your hair color on the regular or you’ve got an office dress code that isn’t exactly <i>friendly</i> to mermaid tresses, hair chalk can make your styling plans way easier. This temporary hair tool gives your locks a punch of color without any commitment or damage. From fishtails to pixie …

Hairstyling

22 Healthy And Filling Snacks Under 200 Calories

Healthy noms to tide you over.

16 Books To Read And Love Forever

<i>Here they are: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. In no particular order, let’s start with...</i><p><b>The Lovely Bones</b><p><i>By Alice Sebold 400 pages; Little, Brown and Company</i><p><b>Because Susie made us trust -- and cry for -- a</b> …

Brian Flemming Shows The Real Effect Weight Loss Has On Your Body After Losing 400lbs

A man who lost a monumental 180kg in two years has revealed the shocking toll obesity took on his body - including leaving him with 20kg of excess …

Fitness

Artist Transforms Children's Drawings into Adorable Plush Toys

Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls “softies,” are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up–from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed …

13 Destructive Habits You Need to be Aware of

We are all guilty of self-sabotage at least one point in our lives.These behaviors often creep up on us, and before we know it, they’re habitual. …

15 Toxic Thoughts You Need to Drop For a Better Life

<b>“It’s too late.”</b> – No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change and become an improved …

In Tokyo, at the Intersection of Japanese Gangster Culture and Lamborghinis

The GIF you see above isn't CGI, it's a Lamborghini wrapped in holographic vinyl film. Not many of us can relate to the problem of our Gallardo not …

Japan

7 Things Happy People Do Eagerly All The Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

For the life of me, whenever I see happy people, I can’t help but think that there’s just something about them.<p>They have this mysterious charisma …

Happiness

Why almost everything you've been told about unhealthy foods is wrong

Nutrition,Food & drink,Nutrition,Health & wellbeing,Life and style,Health,Food & drink industry,Business,Food safety,World news,Diets and dieting,Science,Obesity,Society<p>Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and …

15 Powerful Benefits Of Living In The Moment

Keeping your attention in the present is the world's most useful (and underrated) skill. Last week's post on shutting up your mind throughout the day was a big hit, but it only hinted at the benefits.<p>The presence habit does much more than make for a peaceful walk to the store. There are actually …