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9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

41 Dollar-Store Hacks Every Parent Should Know About

If you've got a dollar, you can make your life easier.

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Source: Goran Bogicevic/Shutterstock<p>Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and …


The 5 Most Romantic Road Trips

When my now-husband and I were 16, our favorite date was to hop in his GTO and hit the road, setting out to see what there was to see. While …

Professor: The mistake I’ve been making for 25 years — and how a ‘stupid’ e-mail made me realize it

Here is a rather unusual post, an admission of by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused on the brain basis of learning and memory, and today, it concerns the application …


The Beast Barbecue in Paris

I’ve been taking a breather writing about American-oriented businesses in Paris. Not because I don’t like them, but because there were so many of …

An Open Letter to My Conscious Partner

Dear Conscious Partner (whoever, wherever you are),<p>Let me be blunt, clear, and straightforward, so that you may deeply understand what I desire. Let me also say that this path is not for the faint of heart, so if by reading this you begin to dismiss my words or tell me this isn't possible, then I …

25 Badass Tanks That Will Actually Inspire You To Exercise

This one's for the (strong AF) ladies.


How to Cook with Protein Powder | Men's Health

(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use in these recipes, check out this whey protein powder from the <i>Men's Health</i> store.)<p>Photograph courtesy of Robert Irvine<p><b>Apple Cinnamon Dutch Oven Pancakes</b><p>What you’ll need:<br>6 eggs, beaten <br>½ cup whole milk<br>2 scoops chocolate protein powder<br>½ tsp baking …


Melatonin May Influence Multiple Sclerosis Disease Activity

<b>New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers an answer to the MS ‘seasonal paradox’.</b><p>For patients and clinicians alike, it’s long been a …

Parkinson's Disease Damaged Neurons Learn to Heal Themselves with Help of Modified White Blood Cells

<b>Scientists at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are creating white blood cells that teach brain cells to heal the damage caused by degenerative</b> …

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …


The 15 Most Underrated Exercises, According to Trainers

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best exercise might be the one you aren't doing. Switching up your usual workout routine will challenge your muscles in new ways and battle boredom, which could make you more motivated to work out in the first place. So if you catch yourself on the …

Austin cops raid home, find grow room full of psychedelic mushrooms

<b>AUSTIN</b> - Investigators serving a search warrant in a residential neighborhood uncovered a grow house with a room full of psychedelic mushrooms.<p>Austin …


7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

The Brain

15 simple things you can do to stay happy at work

The key to happiness at your job isn't about the big stuff — it's all in the details.<p>Whether it's finding the perfect desk plant, eating a delicious …

Mayo Clinic

How to take tilt-shift photos with a smartphone

Learn how to make cool miniature effect photos using nothing more than your smartphone.<p>Tilt-shift photos make the world look miniature, almost as if you are looking at a diorama.<p>Traditionally, to achieve these photos you need to manipulate perspective and depth of field with a dedicated tilt-shift …

Mobile Photography

13 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Own Happiness

We all want our own bit of happiness independent of outside events or the stars aligning right. We know that happiness is down to how with think and …

10 Tips On Building Self Esteem While Recovering From Depression

Mental Health