Kirsty Hurlbut

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How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever

No matter what you want to know and remember, the same basic methods and principles apply.<p>You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But …

University of California

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times

You shouldn't deny that there's a problem. Embrace it.<p>Motivation is a daily struggle. We all have those mornings when it's cold and rainy, and all you want to is stay curled up in bed. Other times, we're just mentally and physically exhausted. Then there are the times when a disastrous and …

Obama’s recommended reading list for his daughter includes feminist classics

Barack Obama knows his books. The US president and accomplished memoirist has a well-documented appetite for reading that spans literature, history, popular fiction, and more.<p>In an interview (paywall) with Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times chief book critic, he revealed the titles he recommended …

Literature

Want to Be More Successful? Drop These 7 Habits Today

These common habits are a lot more damaging than you might believe.<p>The internet is chock full of daily habits that will help your routine, but what about bad habits? Because habits are so ingrained into our daily routines, we often don't notice how harmful ones sneak in and ruin our success.<p>Try …

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

Self-help

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness

Stop making excuses for why you cannot get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen, here are 12 easy ways to overcome your laziness so you can reach your goals.<p>Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work …

9 Signs Your Long-Term Partner Is Still Madly In Love With You

It's the little things that count.<p>Keeping the flame alive in any relationship takes work. But after decades together, we sometimes forget to show our partner they're still appreciated. But it's the little things that make -- and keep -- a marriage happy.<p>We asked our friends and Facebook<p>fans to tell …

Relationships

White Americans are nearly as blind to their racism as ever before

Along time ago, after a church service on a bright Sunday morning in the small town where I grew up, I heard one of the deacons tell another that he didn't believe colored people really wanted civil rights and integration. "If God had meant white people and black people to mix he would have made …

Black History

4 Things You Should Do Every Day Before You Start Work

We’ve all had this experience: You get to work an hour early to gain the upper hand on your overflowing inbox. You pour a cup of coffee to fuel your early morning productivity and start sorting through email, only to look up at the clock hours later to realize it’s already noon and you haven’t …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

Joy Bauer's cleanse: Cut out these 4 food groups for a healthier you

Dieting can seem overwhelming, and the term "cleanse" can have so many different meanings. Before you read further, forget whatever you've read about doing a cleanse. This time around, you're going to focus on only four things.<p>I say “only” four things to show you just how do-able this is, but don’t …

Nutrition

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

The Morning Habit That Boosts Your Libido Bigtime

<i>By Beth Lipton</i><p>What if there was a way that you could have more and better sex--and all it would take is a few minutes a day?<p>Plus, you'd also end up with a stronger immune system and more restful sleep.<p>Sound too good to be true? It isn't. In a word: meditation.<p>"Ask yourself why aren't you having as …

The 3 Most Powerful Questions to Bring Back Trust, Intimacy and Love to a Dead Marriage

<i>MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASE OR ARE PRONE TO STROKES</i><p>More often than not, the truth can set you free, but sometimes it can kill you if you can't take it. And this might be one of those times.<p>What you're about to read and try is likely to blow …

Swiss Army Knives

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

10 mistakes you might be making in the first 10 minutes of the workday

If you show up late to the office or get sucked into an overflowing inbox, you could easily get thrown off and have a hard time focusing for the rest of the day.<p>We did some research and rounded up 10 common traps that can ensnare you within the first 10 minutes of your workday. Read on to find out …

The Top 10 Things That We Should Be Informed About in Life

<i>This piece originally appeared on Quora: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?</i><p>I’m 30 years old. I wish I could travel …

5 Lifestyle Tweaks for a More Productive Life

Whether it be social media, television, text messages, or emails, we all face distractions like never before. These distractions lead us down a path that can keep us from living the productive lives we desire.<p>Despite all the distractions, there are proven ways to increase your productivity that are …

8 Pro Skin-Care Hacks That Give Instant Results

After years of working the Fashion Week circuit, makeup artists have seen everything from raw, parched skin to oily T-zones to hungover complexions. …

How to Look Amazing in Under 10 Minutes

How would a professional makeup artist who’s worked on everyone from Daphne Groeneveld to Lauren Santo Domingo to Stella Maxwell approach everyday …

Makeup

9 Buys That Will Transform Your Skin

We suffer from skin amnesia. Let’s call it <i>skamnesia</i>. Here’s how it goes: Life is capital-G great until the mercury drops. Wind, rain, and odd ice …

4 breakfast mistakes that might be making you gain weight

Breakfast kick starts your metabolism for the day, so you don’t want to mess that up. Here are the top four breakfast mistakes I see, plus how to fix each one.<p><b>The mistake: you skip it to save calories</b><p>Forgoing breakfast may seem like a calorie-saver, but it can actually be a fat trap. Researchers at …

Carl Jung And The Art Of Aging Well

The late afternoon has always been my favorite time of day. So when I recently found a certain quote by Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology, it grabbed my attention. He said, "The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and …

Spirituality