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Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

15 Credit Card Do's and Don'ts

Let this be your credit card user manual<p>A credit card is a tool, much like a hammer or Kanye West.<p>And yet, this useful financial instrument is …

5 mistakes parents make when giving kids an allowance

Parents, you may be doling out your kids’ allowances all wrong.<p>Roughly seven in 10 parents give their children an allowance, according to a recent …

Kids

9 Smoothies for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Try these delicious recipes to keep your skin clear and gorgeous. Bonus: You probably have some of the key ingredients in your fridge already. —Willa Tellekson-Flash<p>Courtesy of Dishing Up the Dirt<p>Courtesy of Things I Made Today<p>Hydration, hydration, hydration. The cucumber in this …

The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why

Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice<p>Even the most dedicated study plan can be undone by a failure to understand how human memory works. Only when you’re aware of the trap set for us by …

Study Skills

10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

Emotional Intelligence

Science Says This Is A Secret To Clearer Skin

Not to brag, but I’ve had cystic acne for years — and recently developed my first case of eczema, to boot. “How can one woman be so sensual?” is a …

Gym weights carry 362 times as many bacteria as a toilet seat. Here's how to stay healthy in the gym

Earlier this month, fitness equipment review site FitRated released the findings of an investigation it had done into the cleanliness of gyms. There we were, dreading our evening gym session anyway, when suddenly we had yet another reason to want to sack it off.<p>The stat that has done the rounds the …

Is Your Dirty Bed Keeping You from Getting a Good Night’s Sleep?

A guide to cleaning your sheets, mattress, and pillows so you can catch more Zs.<p>Here's a nightmare for you: Skin cells, sweat, and other body gunk can block airflow through your bedding, effectively raising your body temp and disrupting your sleep. Since the Centers for Disease Control and …

How to Make the Ultimate Stay-Slim Smoothie

Fill your next breakfast with flavonoids with this smoothie from Health’s nutrition pro, Cynthia Sass, RD.<p>“Fruits and vegetables are an essential …

How to Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones

Flip this switch for weight loss that lasts.<p><i>This article was orginally posted by our partners at</i> Prevention <i>and republished with permission.</i><p><i>From the book</i> The Hormone Reset Diet: Balance your Hormones and Lose up to 15 pounds in just 3 weeks! <i>by Sara Gottfried. Copyright © 2015 by Sara Gottfried.</i> …

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

5 Productive Habits to Start Your Day

Kick your day off right with these simple but effective tech-based productivity hints.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating (Yes, Eating) Coconut Oil

So, you've finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again?<p>"Coconut oil...is a type of fat that is actually utilized by the body to make energy," said clinical nutritionist Ariane Hundt. "Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil is not …

Nutrition

What to Eat While Running

If you picked up running as a way to lose weight, the idea of eating while exercising may seem counterintuitive. <i>Aren’t I supposed to be burning calories, not consuming them?</i><p>Here’s a quick explainer: Your body can store only a limited amount of carbohydrates. “Adding consistent fuel intake from …

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive

If you feel that stress is affecting your work, health, and well-being, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to de-stress that actually work.<p>Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Here's How To Eat For Better Workout Results

Because housing a bag of cheese puffs after your run is apparently not the most productive strategy.

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you've been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

8 "Healthy" Foods That Are Actually Really Bad for You

*Puts down the granola.*<p>1. Energy Bars<p>When they tout how much fiber and protein they're packed with—or how minimal their "net carb" count is—energy bars may seem like super-healthy snacks. They're sold at health food stores and most gyms, and athletes eat them. But before you plop one of these …

Are We On The Verge Of Eliminating Jet Lag?

In theory, by the time someone reaches a destination on the other side of the world, they’ll feel much closer to being on local time.<p>“It turns out …

Jet Lag

How to put your mind—as well as your body—to sleep

My sleep schedule:<p><b>8:30</b>: Get ready for bed.• <b><br>9:00</b>: Be in bed.• <b><br>9:30</b>: Hopefully be sleeping.• <b><br>9:55</b>: Definitely be sleeping.• <b><br>10:00</b>: Oh god, you’re not asleep? Why aren’t you asleep? You know what happens when you can’t sleep. Well, you just keep thinking about sleep. I mean wait, don’t think about sleep! …

Sleep

Every Day Is Pancake Day with These 24 Recipes

Sweet or savory, can we all just agree that pancakes rule?<p>Name a meal more satisfying than a stack of pancakes. Nothing? Nothing? All we hear is crickets, because whether pancakes are fluffy or crusty, sweet or savory, there's really no contest. Here are our 24 favorite recipes.

Breakfast

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

16 apps that will seriously raise your Instagram game

Now that Instagram is moving toward a Facebook-like algorithmic feed, creating photos that stand out just became a lot more important. And as great …

The Matte vs. Glossy Lips Debate: Two Makeup Artists Face Off

lips<p>(From left) Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, <i>Vogue</i>, December 2013; Photographed by Mario Testino, <i>Vogue</i>, December 2013<p>As election-year debates rage across the country, there’s a quieter back and forth taking place in front of the bathroom mirror each morning: matte or glossy lips? The Spring …

Beauty