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The lazy person's guide to personal branding

You have a personal brand, whether you like it or not.<p>Thanks to the Internet, everyone can present a shiny, online version of themselves as a quick …

Homemade Peach Rings Made From Real Fruit

The other day at the store, I caved in to buying a childhood favorite candy of mine, Peach Rings. They are quite delicious, but now that I am an …

Peaches

50 Fun, Cheap Dates To Make Fall Your Most Memorable Season Ever

By Chrissy Stockton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1wpUANG<p>1. Have a romantic two-person bonfire in your backyard, or at a nearby beach (they’re not …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

10 Online Courses That Professionals Everywhere Can Use

Imagine being able to know the strengths, weaknesses and defining characteristics of your personality within 15 minutes.<p>And even better:<p>What if there …

Psychology

Savory Oatmeal Is Changing The Breakfast Game

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

How often do you really need to shower?

Most people think showering once a day is the norm, but there are plenty of people who don't — and it might be healthier.<p>If you don't shower much — …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like To Admit

Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an example of something true that nobody generally wants to admit?"<p>From unpleasant insights about love to the truth about meritocracy, here are seven uncomfortable truths people don't like to admit:<p>It's nice to believe in karmic justice where …

The New Habit Challenge: Meditate For 20 Minutes A Day

In an always-on, distraction-saturated world, is it feasible to sit still and do nothing for 20 minutes every day? We’ll certainly try.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Just 20 minutes a day. That’s all the time it took …

25 Cheap And Inspirational Projects For Kids That Will Stimulate Their Creativity And Enhance Their Knowledge

<i>“How to save money fast?”</i><p>This is the question asked by all of us not in the top 1% of rich people.<p>If you are looking for ways to drastically reduce …

Personal Finance

Print, Assemble, Drive: The 3-D Printed Plastic Car

Its makers are hoping to have it assembled and ready to roll by the end of the week.<p>In a convention center in Chicago, there's a living-room-sized 3-D printer that's just finished printing the parts for a driveable plastic car. The engineers working on the car -- including those involved in …

Why Is Texas' Ag Commissioner Attacking Schools for Healthier Meals?

Growing up in the Deep South where I was raised on chicken fried steak and cheesy meat pies, I was often told that if it didn't have fat, it wasn't worth eating. Yes, we ate collard greens, but only when they were smothered in lard or drenched in butter. We had a different kind of meat every day; …

Crazy Deep Sea Critters From Nautilus

Wildlife<p>National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, Emerging Explorer Katy Croff Bell, and the rest of the crew and visitors aboard the ship of exploration Nautilus are once again patrolling the seas in search of whatever wonders the deep will reveal.<p>This summer they are in the …

Pictures: Canadian Landscapes

Ten Psychological Tricks The Brain Plays On Us

Although - if pressed - we can generally come up with what feel to us like plausible explanations for our behaviour, we are usually oblivious to the real psychological causes that are buried deep below the surface. And I'm talking not about the Freudian subconscious, but basic mental processes that …

Psychology

50 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter

Infant-development experts believe that the first years of a child's life are a prime time for learning, but sometimes it may be hard to think of new ways to stimulate your baby. Let these fun—and scientific—activities inspire you.<p>Stimulate Baby's Vision<p><b>1. Make eye contact.</b> Take advantage of those …

Why a Simple 'No' Is Not Always the Best Answer for Tweens and Teens

A few weeks ago, in response to the HuffPost Stress-Less Parenting series featuring a post titled "Getting Your 'No' Right: Pamela Druckerman's Tips For Being The Boss," excerpted from her book, <i>Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting</i>, a HuffPost reader asked the question "Any advice to …

Ways to Live in the Moment With Your Baby

Photo Credit: Lilac Saloon<p>They say time is fleeting and the baby years pass by so quickly. You have probably already experienced this as you look at …

Pregnancy

One & Done: Busting Myths about Only Children

How many children to have is a very personal decision. Some couples immediately know they want a few kids, while others know they’re done after just …

10 Creative Ways to Make Time for Your Kids

For many busy parents, finding quality time to be with their kids can be a big challenge. I asked some of the busiest moms in the blogosphere to …

Small Talk: Discover Topics, Tips, and How to Effortlessly Connect With Anyone Kindle Edition

Small Talk - do those words terrify you?<p>Do you dread pointless networking events where people stand around awkwardly for hours? When you meet someone …

Please Stop Ruining Conversations by Asking “What Do You Do?”

<i>Please send your questions for publication to gentlemanscholarslate@gmail.com. (Questions may be edited.)</i><p><b>When you’re trying to have a conversation</b> …

How to turn small talk into smart conversation

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long.<p>Imagine almost any situation where two or …

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6 Simple Ways To Take Your Small Talk To The Next Level

"What do you do?" It's one of the first questions people lead with when introduced to someone new, and it's also one of the fastest ways to kill a conversation -- or ensure it never moves beyond the realm of career basics.<p>But research backs what most of us already know intuitively: meaningful …

5 Tips for Making Small Talk Less Awkward

When I was working as a psychotherapist, I met new clients every day. To do my job, I had to get into the nitty gritty details of my client's lives and discuss things they wouldn't normally be comfortable speaking about with a stranger.<p>As you can imagine, I knew it was best not to jump right into …

7 Common Career Moves That Are Holding You Back

At some point in your career, you're likely to feel like you're in a rut. Maybe you took a job for the money thinking that it's temporary and five years later, you're still there. Or you've signed on for a position you were told was one thing and suddenly you realize you're wearing 20 hats — and …

Employment

The Best Productivity Tricks You Can Learn From Rock Stars

Beyond the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, musicians work their butts off. What you see on stage or hear on your iPod is a distillation of years of …