Julie Lee

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The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

The collaboration curse

IN MODERN business, collaboration is next to godliness. Firms shove their staff into open-plan offices to encourage serendipitous encounters. …

University of Washington

Surprising, Money-Saving Ways To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

5 things I learned from being in a sexless relationship

It wasn't my fault.<p>When I ended a long term relationship seven years ago, everyone from my parents to the postman wanted to know why. 'We grew apart' was the easy answer, and more palatable than the truth, which was that I'd been trapped for five years in a sexless, house-mate-like living …

Science says these 5 things happen to couples who have been together a long time

It also changes you.<p>More importantly, close relationships may spark an entirely different way of thinking and acting, something Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of "Powers of Two," chalks up to having a "shared mind."<p>So, how do you and your significant other stack up? Check out these signs psychologists …

Why You Always Get Sick When You Fly—and How to Fight It

Get to your destination free of germs.<p>Let's be real: Between the small children, shared bathrooms, and confined cabin, every time you set foot on a crowded airplane you put your health at risk. But while scary-sounding illnesses like tuberculosis and meningitis make headlines when they're …

Why Volkswagen's Korean Sales Boom Despite Scandal

German carmaker Volkswagen has been hit hard by the global emissions-cheating scandal that broke out in September last year. It led to a sharp …

How love and heartache affect the body

Falling in love – and suffering a broken heart – have some powerful effects on the body.<p>“Love is the drug” sang Roxy Music back in the early 1970s, and it turns out Bryan Ferry and team were on to something.<p>When you fall in love, the same areas of your brain affected by alcohol or drugs like …

7 tax misunderstandings that could cost you

While we can never know everything, there are times when ignorance can cost you dearly -- and tax season is one of those times. Here are seven tax misunderstandings Americans should clear up immediately.<p>A pile of little papers on which are written words such as "tax return" "tax audit" "tax advice" …

Retirement

‘Colossal’ Review: Giant-Monster Movie Is Slyest WTF Rom-Com in Ages

A Godzilla-like monster is on the loose in South Korea … and he seems to be mimicing the drunken gyrations of a New York party girl. Wait, what?</i> …

Romantic Comedy

Ford built a baby bed that feels like it’s driving around the neighborhood

Some babies won’t sleep unless they get a nighttime cruise around the neighborhood, as many parents (my own included) can attest. That’s why Ford’s latest creation isn’t a car at all – it’s a small cot for babies called Max Motor Dreams (via CNET) that simulates a drive using sound and motion, …

LED Lighting

Paris for beginners: Read this before you go!

The French are different from you and me. To start with, they have better manners. "It's acceptable to order a hamburger," my friend Sarah explained. "But you must always eat it with a knife and fork. French people believe that touching your food is disgusting."<p>Sarah, lucky girl, lives and works in …

France

Japan's Cutthroat School System: A Cautionary Tale for the U.S.

A new book shows how fixating on testing and achievement can backfire.<p>"No Child Left Behind." "Race to the Top." The names suggest mobility, progress, moving on up and not falling back. The goal of education, according to these national education initiatives with their standards and testing, is …

How a job is kind of like a marriage

A job, it seems to me, is a lot like a marriage. In some ways it's better, as you get paid; in others it's worse, as there are more meetings. Otherwise, both involve a selection process for which you dress up smartly and try to look brighter or prettier than you really are.<p>Both are heavy duty …

Hyundai Sonata vs. Kia Optima: Compare Cars

2017 Kia Optima<p>In today’s fiercely competitive market for mid-size sedans, shoppers are just as likely to consider the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima …

Will a World of Driverless Cars Be Heaven or Hell?

The answer depends in large part on whether we own autonomous vehicles or share them.<p>When my city-raised son was two, he'd scream <i>bus!</i> with full-bodied delight whenever he saw one. It's quite possible that his yet-to-be-conceived youngest child won't learn that word, nor ever ride in a "taxi," …

A Caretaker and a Killer: How Hunters Can Save the Wilderness

Stereotypes of gun-toting brutes and tree-hugging hippies miss the basic facts about who is protecting nature—and why.<p>Fourteen years ago, I stood in the snow, struggling to digest what I had heard. A group of us, gathered to learn about monitoring and protecting wildlife habitat, had just …

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How does a workout become a social identity? In some ways, it's choosing a gym. In some ways, it's choosing a life.

The Difference Between a Happy Marriage and Miserable One: Chores

Couples without a system for household tasks can get very resentful, very quickly. A look at the results of an in-depth study of middle-class families.<p>DaveCrosby/flickr<p>In the United States, ambiguity in division of household responsibilities between working couples often results in ongoing …

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

Android vs iOS - Difference and Comparison

Interface<p>iOS and Android both use touch interfaces that have a lot in common - swiping, tapping and pinch-and-zoom. Both operating systems boot to a …

Apps

How to Dress for a Job Interview: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

Got a job interview coming up and are wondering how to dress? Here are some general guidelines to follow at a glance.<p><b>Like this illustrated guide?</b> …

Sleeping Habits of the Rich & Famous

Even though we are all told that the recommended amount of sleep is 8 hours, everyone seems to function differently on the same amounts of sleep. The …

When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG Image File Types

Image file types are confusing to many people, but the Know Your File Types: When to Use JPEG, GIF, & PNG infographic from WhoIsHostingThis? Is here …

Science Fiction vs Fantasy - Fiction and Genre

The difference between the fantasy and science fiction genres hasn’t always been an issue, as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America …

Parental Advice: Mom vs Dad

Need an advice? Your parents will gladly give you one, regardless if you want it or not. This chart above sums up the difference between the advice …

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Introverts and extraverts may seem the same on the surface, but if you look at the way they respond to life's everyday occurrences, differences begin to emerge.<p>Last month, for example, Science of Us writer Melissa Dahl reported on findings from psychologist Brian Little's latest book on personality …