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I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn’t fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

Google Will Pay for You to Polish Up Your Tech Skills

The search giant is offering 10,000 scholarships for its new online certificate course for IT support pros.<p>Looking for an in-demand job with good prospects and decent pay? You could do a lot worse than become an IT support person. Skills matter more than prestigious (and expensive) degrees, median …

Indiana Jones 5 won't feature Shia LaBeouf's character

Will an Indiana Jones protege soon snatch the iconic wide-brimmed fedora from atop Harrison Ford’s head? Perhaps, but it won’t be Mutt Williams — …

Movies

The Handmaid’s Tale reflects our child-obsessed society all too accurately – and I should know

I had barely begun ovulating when I first read The Handmaid’s Tale. I slipped a copy off a shelf of the library and devoured it in a day: this dystopian tale of a theocratic dictatorship, Gilead, in which women are so subjugated and controlled that those with “viable ovaries” are kept as …

Feminism

Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

A lot of startups are pitching ways to put us to sleep lately. In response, investors are perking up and writing big checks.<p>Call it Big Sleep. After decades spent funding technologies tailored to deprive us of sleep (see: streaming video, gaming, social networks and 24/7 online shopping), the …

The Best Summer Car-Camping Gear of 2017

Make weekend getaways that much easier.<p>Nemo Puffin Luxury Blanket ($150)<p>This cushy cover has become a camping ­essen­tial, with nylon face fabric to add ground protection for picnics and syn­thetic fill for cool nights.<p>Buy Now<p>The North Face Thermoball Booties II ($80)<p>Say hello to the most versatile …

Stainless Steel

What is obstruction of justice?

CNN legal analyst Danny Cevallos explains what obstruction of justice is.

Justice

How Packaging Whitney Houston For White Audiences Contributed To Her Downfall

Five years after Whitney Houston’s untimely death, two new documentaries have evaluated her role as a black pop star packaged for white audiences. Coupled, they present conflicting perspectives on an artist whose personal trials eclipsed her professional triumphs.<p>One, Showtime’s “Whitney: Can I Be …

A former banker taught herself how to code and is now a top exec at a $700 million startup

Then the 2008 financial crisis struck and Lehman Brothers collapsed.<p>Lachs left Wall Street to get an MBA, hoping that some magical moment would strike where she would know what else to do with her life.<p>"I thought that I'd be sitting in a class and just have this moment of inspiration and I'd be …

Palo Alto

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than later.<p>1. If you want to 'do what you love,' you have to work three times as hard as …

Emotional Intelligence

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: A primer for the Hulu show

One of the most anticipated drama series of the spring arrives today with the premiere of “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu.<p>Starring “Mad Men” standout …

TV

Everyone should read John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb

Just minutes later, the pair of Marines guarding a gate in Ramadi, Iraq, were staring down a large blue truck packed with 2,000 pounds of explosives. They could have sought cover, like an Iraqi policeman on the scene who ran away and lived.<p>Instead, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale …

Military

Is this the end of venture capital as we know it?

We are in a perverse moment in the global venture capital industry: VCs are fast coming to resemble private hedge funds, and the more money they are able to raise, the worse off startups are becoming.<p>Capital is flowing into funds of all types, yet the rate of investment is shrinking rapidly. This …

Venture Capital

Inside the Unauthorized Whitney Houston Doc That Her Estate Tried to Shut Down

"We didn’t want to do anything to upset them — that was never the intention," says Nick Broomfield of shooting 'Whitney: Can I Be Me,' premiering at …

Say Goodbye to Plastic Bottles and Say Hello to the Edible Water

Edible Water Bottle Orb created by Skipping Rocks Lab Aims to Eradicate the use of Plastic Drinking Bottle in the World<p>Only one out of five plastic …

Pollution

Top 10 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

You’ve probably heard before that a book can change your life. This phrase couldn’t more relevant than to a book about mindfulness. Practising this …

Meditation

These 10 Habits Will Change Your Life for the Better

“We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.”<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs …

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Master This 1 Thing

Here's the one thing you can do to always be in demand, and always paid at a premium.<p>Over the years, I've consistently fielded the same question: How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It is a good question. It's one we should all ask more often.<p>How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It's No Secret: Master One …

Business Strategy

10 IKEA Hacks to Keep Your Houseplants Happy

If you want to introduce more greenery into your home (while keeping more green in your wallet), IKEA once again comes to the rescue. By embellishing …

House Design

This Simple Daily Habit Will Make Your Day Better

Becoming the best version of yourself doesn't require magic. It starts with this simple habit.<p>Learning a language, writing a book, getting a job promotion, improving productivity, becoming a million dollar business, becoming healthier, developing fulfilling relationships, getting out of debt, …

Mindfulness

Stress really is killing us

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are new clues that the high levels of stress many people endure every day are taking a deadly toll.<p>White, working-class Americans are dying in middle age at a rapidly increasing pace, reversing a long-standing trend toward greater life expectancy across all races and social classes, …

CNN

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Scarlett Johansson

This weekend, Scarlett Johansson returns to the screen for <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>. The release comes after months of controversy surrounding Rupert Sanders casting Johansson in the lead of his live-action adaption of Japanese artist Masamune Shirow’s manga series by the same name. Johansson addressed …

Scarlett Johansson

April Travel Deals: Don’t Let Tax Day Stop You From Having Fun

April offers plenty of free and low-cost deals and adventures to help you take your mind off politics and any impending tax bills and start enjoying spring.<p><b>Celebrate Spring with Free Admission at Museums, Zoos and Gardens</b><p>More than 175 cultural institutions across the country will be offering free …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Adventure in Svalbard; At home inside the Arctic Circle

<b>Svalbard is one of those destinations which appeals in a certain kind of way, an evocative place that is synonymous with adventure. The archipelago</b> …

The Camperbox can turn any car into an RV, complete with bedroom

Travel can be one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences imaginable, but lets face it, hitting the road for a vacation can get very …

Interior Design

10 Easy Ways To Save Money On A Peak Season Vacation

With the Easter school holidays coming up, I thought I would share my tips on easy ways to save money on peak season vacations, both for Easter, but …

'The Boss Baby' is the rancid diaper of animated movies

The high-concept premise of "The Boss Baby," a borderline-cute, suffocatingly creepy kiddie fantasy from DreamWorks Animation, continually violates what were once inviolable laws of the universe. Babies, as everyone knows, tend to eat, cry, giggle, nap and soil themselves. They do not wear black …

Animation

The key to growing healthy plants: Stay off the soil

There are many ways to make a garden bed, but one thing is constant: The soil within it should have the lightness of a fluffed-up pillow and the loft of a down-filled duvet. Adding plenty of organic matter is key to building a plant-friendly soil like that. But the bed’s design has much to do with …

Gardening