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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

21 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Crush Your Fear of Failure

Imagine being able to stare your fear of failure in the face, and still have the confidence to take action? What would that do for your life? What …

4 Reasons Why Being Comfortable Isn’t a Good Thing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>We should all be comfortable, shouldn’t we?</i><p>Well the answer may be obvious to most; yes of course everyone should have the right to a comfortable …

Motivation

5 Things To Do When You Hate Your Job

I still remember the feeling now. The nausea in the pit of my stomach on Monday mornings and the dread that overwhelmed me on Sunday evening. The way …

Motivation

10 Cliche Truths About Life People Forget | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

For the life of me, I always find myself realizing that the answer to a certain situation is usually “right under my nose” all along.<p>I’m sure you’ve …

Self-help

Bill Maher Reads Some 'Fair & Balanced' Conservative Porn

Earlier this month, it was announced that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will buy Harlequin Enterprises, the publishers of those books you used to sneak out of your mom's nightstand. This can only mean one thing as far as Bill Maher is concerned: the soft-core steamy novels are going to start taking on …

Sunday from 3:00–4:30 p.m., celebrate the five hundredth anniversary Dürer's masterful engraving “Melencolia I” and uncover the origins of this mysterious, mathematically inspired image during a series of free lectures. http://met.org/1sOzpTV Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) | Melencolia I | 1514

HALF STAFF AMERICAN FLAG NOTIFICATIONS | HALF STAFF AMERICAN FLAG NOTIFICATIONS

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Annapolis, Maryland<p>Our Nation shares the sorrow of those affected by the shooting at …

United States

Maker Faire for Kids

Maker Faire is a fantastic event no matter what age you are, but there are some wonderful exhibits geared toward kids! With more than 1,000 makers coming to the Faire this year, it’s smart to plan ahead. Pick at least a few key things you want to be sure to see and do, especially if you’ve got kids …

5 Commandments for Kid-Friendly Decorating

Designers share their best advice for decorating when you have young children in the house.<p><i>Designer Brooke Davenport and daughters Charlotte, 6, and Chloe, 13. Tour her bright white Los Angeles house. Photo by Victoria Pearson</i><p><b>Invest in Versatile Storage</b>"The key to a happy life with small children …

Los Angeles

The Secrets to Keeping Your Houseplants Alive

Choosing a houseplant for your space can be a daunting task if you've killed your fair share of plants in the past. But don't fret — just follow these simple tips from The Sill and you'll be a certified green thumb in no time. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>According to the …

Now You Can Walk Into Goop

See the interior of the Brentwood store via Instagram<p>When news broke last week that actress Gwyneth Paltrow was opening a pop-up shop in tune with her lifestyle website 'Goop', fans collectively freaked out. Now that the Brentwood store is officially open to the public, the interior has been …

A 100-Year-Old Hollywood Farmhouse Goes Modern With a Neutral Palette and Mirrors Everywhere

A house with a neutral palette and a lot of shine.<p>Designer Tobi Tobin updated her Hollywood Hills cottage with mirrors, a neutral palette with pops of high-gloss black, and strong wallpaper. The result is a modern design with a lot of shine. Read the interview with the designer.

How To Set Your Outdoor Table

The art of dining alfresco as captured by some of our favorite designers and tastemakers to follow on Instagram.

10 Breathtaking Gardens

From endless acreage to a tiny terrace, these meticulously manicured retreats (sourced from some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram) left us in awe.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> With a little ingenuity and some sharp clippers, basic bushes can become modern masterpieces.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Attempt to conceal the concrete …

11 Statement-Making Front Doors

Set the tone for your home with a welcoming front door. Here, we take paint color cues from some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> Choose a color that compliments your brick and matches your shutters.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Bring personality to solid brown stucco (and shock your neighbors) with an …

Antiques

Why Every Apartment Dweller Wishes Their Place Was Prewar

What makes apartments built in the 1880s through the 1930s so covetable.<p>In New York City, prewar apartments come at a premium. Iconic addresses, like The Dakota, The Apthorp, The San Remo, get increasingly beautiful and expensive with age. Today, finding a prewar apartment in pristine condition is …

Architecture

10 Designers on Their Childhood Bedrooms

Ten designers take a stroll down memory lane and tell us about what it looked like where they grew up.<p><i>Illustration by Lulu de Kwiatkowski</i><p><b>Color, Color, Color</b>"It was color everywhere, as you can see from my painting — a red carpet, pink-and-green wallpaper, matching curtains. I don't know what my …

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Gov. Charlie Crist Rip Republicans for Racism

A sitting U.S. senator and a former governor this week refreshed charges that Republican lawmakers have an obstructionist bent that is at least partly fueled by racism.<p>On Tuesday, West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller took time out of a Senate Finance Committee hearing to bash his colleagues for …

How To Make A DIY 3D "Hologram" And Mess With Those Meddling Kids

(Video Link)<p>When the audience at Coachella 2012 saw a hologram of the fallen rapper Tupac take the stage they were dazzled, if not a bit …

Jennifer Lawrence and Jimmy Fallon Playing Box of Lies is Delightful - PAPER

Jennifer Lawrence and Jimmy Fallon play Box of Lies and it's delightful.<p>Hey is for cats! [Reddit]<p>Beware. [Mlkshk]<p>This is perfect. [FYouNoFMe]<p>Noted. [Reddit]<p>Amy Schumer's spot-on sketch of every couple deciding what to watch. [Gawker]

Diggie Vitt’s Surreal 365 Project Comes to a Spectacular End

In the seven months that have passed since we last checked in on talented, young photographer Diggie Vitt, a lot has changed: he embarked on a long road trip across the United States in order to fuel inspiration for his photography; he moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Los Angeles; and he finally …

Photography

10 Curious Theories about Aliens

Photographer Superimposes Film and TV Stills over Everyday Backgrounds with His iPhone

French photographer Francois Dourlen uses his iPhone to cleverly superimpose images from films and TV shows over everyday backgrounds. He has more …

Seed-Filled Caps Turn Plastic Bottles Into Tiny Gardens

If you're looking for a more profitable way to recycle your empty plastic water bottles, forget about taking them to the curb every week. As long as …

How Working Late Is Harming Your Brain

Working late on a project? Why staying up all night is the worst thing you can do.<p>When running up against a deadline, pulling an all-nighter may seem your only option to complete a project, but a recent study published in the Swedish journal, <i>Sleep</i> showed that, rather than boosting productivity, …

100 Productivity Hacks For Time, Attention, & Energy - A Life Of Productivity

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

Productivity

How To Negotiate Even If You Really, Really Hate It

A lot of people hate it, but negotiation is critical to getting what you want. Here are four tips to make it (slightly) less painful.<p>If the thought of negotiating makes you weak in the knees (not in a good way), take note: It doesn’t need to hurt. In fact, there are several ways to make negotiation …

Harvard

How to Get Ahead At Your Creative Job–From A Guy Who Went From “Daily Show” Intern to Head Writer

Elliott Kalan was an intern at The Daily Show. Then he became a production assistant, a segment producer, a writer, and now, head writer. Here, Kalan talks to Co.Create about the kinds of choices that can help sustain momentum in a career that requires creativity.<p>The key to succeeding in some …

How extreme isolation warps the mind

When people are isolated from human contact, their mind can do some truly bizarre things, says Michael Bond. Why does this happen?<p>Sarah Shourd’s mind began to slip after about two months into her incarceration. She heard phantom footsteps and flashing lights, and spent most of her day crouched on …

Psychology