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5 Real Robberies With Better Twists Than Any Heist Movie

Everyone loves a good heist movie. And it's easy to see why, what with all the exciting chases involving tiny British cars, the hacking of The Man's …

Vietnam War

19 Home Remedies You Won't Believe Actually Work

Everyone has a special remedy for whatever is ailing you -- and most of it hogwash. However, it turns out that some very common household products …

Home Remedies

Productivity Hack Of The Week: Keep A More Organized Notebook

Nothing trumps good, old-fashioned pen and paper when it comes to taking effective notes. Except maybe this trick.<p>Taking notes during meetings and throughout the day is a great way to stay organized and focused. Some of the most powerful people even do it to stay ahead of the competition, and it’s …

This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert

Bullet Journal is an all-new system for note-taking that’s better than any schmancy designer notebook.<p>Note-taking is a skill not easily acquired. In the hands of an artist, designer, or Hollywood serial killer (à la <i>Seven</i>’s John Doe), an idea-crammed notebook can even become a rarified, and in the …

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2015

Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the …

10 Things You Must Give Up To Move Forward

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Welcome To Brain Science’s Next Frontier: Virtual Reality

Amy Robinson, executive director at the startup EyeWire, is making neuroscience into a playground for the hot tech du jour.<p>Virtual reality is here, and brands of all stripes are embracing the tech. The <i>New York Times</i> and Google newly partnered to send more than 1 million cardboard VR viewers to <i>Times</i> …

Giving thanks could be the key to lasting relationships

Now think about how you <i>reacted</i> to that little act of kindness.<p>Research suggests that people who are grateful — not just by saying a quick "thanks" but also by internally processing that gratitude — get a happiness boost.<p>More importantly, they also tend to feel more connected to their significant …

10 Hotels With Unbelievable Views

<i>By Ayesha Khan for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(Photo: Jade Mountain)</i><p><b>Jade Mountain, St. Lucia</b><p>Architect and hotelier Nick Troubetzkoy eliminated the fourth wall from every room at this Caribbean paradise so guests can enjoy the picture-perfect views of the Petit and Gros Piton mountains, which are …

23 Rules For Life That Happy People Follow

The author of Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives shares her wit, wisdom and research on how to feel happier, even when we've hit a low patch.<p>1. When things get tough: Treat yourself like a toddler. A cranky toddler. A toddler who shouldn't get too hungry, too cold, too …

Happiness

Couples Who Have Sex This Many Times a Week Are Happiest | Women's Health

“On average, people who reported having sex once a week or more also reported the greatest well-being,” says lead study author Amy Muise, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. “For the average person, having sex more frequently than once a week was not associated with greater …

What It's Like to Marry a Recovering Alcoholic

"Nothing that you do will make them get sober until they are ready."<p><i>Kate and Jeremy met in 2008, when she was 18 and he was 23, at an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting. After meeting, Jeremy spent six months wishing he had gotten Kate's number. Seven years later, Kate and Jeremy are happily</i> …

I Struggle to Enjoy Sex, so I Offered My Husband a Free Pass

He shouldn't have to suffer because of my low libido.<p>My libido took a nosedive after the birth of both of my children. For a while, I blamed it on wacky hormones. But that excuse, two years postpartum, has gotten a little old.<p>I even had my hormones tested by doctors. All of the results came back …

Vancouver couple’s labour of love simply too valuable not to sell

David Dunnison hand-rubbed every piece of dark fir trim in his exquisitely restored 1912 craftsman house that sits on the fringes of First Shaughnessy.<p>Over the past 20 years, he’s torn out bad renovation work, stripped off paint, installed antique stained glass windows and harvested house parts …

Conference on addiction: Challenges posed by crystal meth

Crystal meth has become the most commonly used synthetic drug worldwide. The number of people addicted to this stimulant in Germany is growing. New …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

The Best Vodka in the World Is in Colorado

Not only that: The Centennial State has some pretty decent whiskey, gin, and brandy as well.<p>When you think of vodka, you're probably not picturing Colorado—unless, say, Colorado, Russia is an actual place—but lo and behold, that’s where the best vodka in the world is produced. Yes, really. In a …

Closet Organizers: Storage | The Family Handyman

For the cost of a regular dresser, you can install a modular closet organizer and double your storage space with adjustable shelves, drawers…<p>Build …

Spark Planner Will Help You Achieve Your Dreams

If you’re anything like us, then you do your fair share of procrastinating. While a bit of procrastination is perfectly natural, if you’re the type …

28 Christmas Cocktails for a Jolly Good Time

Raise your glass with these festive ideas.<p>It isn't a party without one of these tried-and-true cocktail recipes, featuring classic holiday flavors like cranberry, candy canes and even apple pie!

A letter to … my ex, who left me just as we were buying our first flat

The letter you always wanted to write<p>We were together since I finished university and were living in south London for five years. Our friends lived nearby and mostly it was an easy, happy, fun life. Like many couples we had comfortable routines of falling asleep together on the sofa and pottering …

Relationships

Want Real Fulfillment and Happiness? 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life | Inc.com

The research is in: Simplicity is the fast track to happiness, health, productivity, and success. How so?<p>The lessons of meditation.<p>Meditation is training in <i>simplicity</i>, reducing distractions, first by physically removing them and in advanced stages by mentally removing them. "A particularly …

Minimalism

How to Instantly Relieve Anxiety

Things have been a little rough for me lately, I’ve faced some stress with some personal family stuff, work stuff and relationship stuff, and though …