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We are all terrible at managing our own time, scientists prove

Every job has a prescribed set of daily tasks assigned to it. Teachers must teach classes. Doctors must see X number of patients. I need to file this …

Employment

Reclaim Your Commute

Gabriel Silveira<p>Every day, millions of people around the world face long commutes to work. In the United States alone, approximately 25 million workers spend more than 90 minutes each day getting to and from their jobs, and about 600,000 “mega-commuters” travel at least 90 minutes each way, …

Commuting

11 Ways to Stay Productive When You’re Tired

Getting motivated is one of the key processes of business success. But <i>staying</i> motivated can be a more valuable achievement—especially when times are …

Five tips to get the most out of your workday

Getting a lot done each day is about more than just having the right productivity tools and setup. It’s about taking care of your body and mind, and …

Time Management

7 Productivity Tips For An Amazing Life

No matter how hard we wish to deny it or change it, life is short. And each of us has so many things we want to do. Yet, there never seems to be …

Your Day Might Be a Complete Mess If You Don’t Do This

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

6 Little-Known Productivity Hacks to Improve Your Performance

If you feel like more mainstream productivity tips are not working for you, give these a try.<p>Imagine flying through your to-do list every day and having plenty of free time left over.<p>Sound like a dream come true?<p>That's the promise of productivity hacks. But, as somebody who's tried almost all of …

Time Management

5 Tips to Help You Stay Ahead of Your Schedule

Our schedule is an important resource that we can’t purchase, it often used ineffectively. Planning ahead the schedule of work is a great way for you …

Time Management

This Model’s Point About Clothing Sizes Might Change the Way You Shop

One model has some body-positive advice that could change the way you go shopping.<p>In a recent Instagram post, Emily Bador (follow her at @dark_bador) …

Hung Up

Actor Pens Fierce Poem Encouraging People To Quit Self-Hating And 'Embrace The Squish'

She's a 'kale-dodging female' and proud ✊<p>Fed up with body-shaming and people putting themselves down, one woman has shared a poignant poem …

Time I

Plus-size model Tess Holliday boycotts Uber after driver allegedly fat-shamed her

Model Tess Holliday has devoted her career to body acceptance activism. As a plus-size model, she’s helped break body image barriers, working with …

Plus Size

The Alt-Right’s Body Image Problem – BLARB

Who exactly is the ideal citizen, and what is the preferred shape of the head-of-state? For centuries in the West, these roles have been mostly …

The Myth of Choice When It Comes to Female Beauty

All our “options” look suspiciously like roads leading to the exact same place.<p>In my mid-20s, feeling flush with cash and finally ready to commit to something big, I made a life-changing decision: I lasered off all my underarm hair.<p>Over the course of 11 sessions, I paid a technician at a salon …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Part 3: Cognitive Restructuring

Shift work can take a toll on your physical and mental health.<p>It makes sense to treat insomnia even it it is co-morbid with another disorder.<p>Many use …

Virgin Money chief: 'I have battled with mental health all my life'

Jayne-Anne Gadhia meant to tell just the Virgin Money story in her autobiography and not reveal her struggles with depression, but now proceeds of her book are going to the charity Heads Together<p>When Jayne-Anne Gadhia was once turned down for a promotion, her boss provided two reasons for his …

Mental Health

These Books Were Once Considered "Classics" But Are Now Largely Forgotten

The forgotten book that, rediscovered, takes its place among venerated classics is an age-old trend; "Don't call it a comeback," quoth LL Cool J. But …

Meet Chanelle Benz, whose debut book is 'The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead'

The stories in Chanelle Benz's "The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead" are as disturbing and violent as the title indicates. The debut book explores rage and inhumanity in a variety of settings, including the Old West, 19th century England and contemporary Philadelphia. The collection begins with the …

Books

Review: So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum is a page-turner of a different sort

There has been, in recent years, an almost weird wealth of fiction about women who disappear.<p>Bestseller lists have been replete with page-turners about female abductions and vanishings: <i>Gone Girl</i>, <i>The Girl on the Train</i>, <i>Room</i> and <i>Where'd You Go, Bernadette?</i> come immediately to mind. Does the world …

The Bagpiping People by Douglas Dunn review – stories of amiable Scots melancholy

This collection of short stories by the poet tells of ruffled lives and people leaving their disapproving villages for Glasgow and beyond<p>The poet Douglas Dunn also writes wonderful short stories, some of which are collected together here. The “bagpiping people” of the title story are a Scottish …

Hanif Kureishi: ‘Britain’s middle class is more racist now than ever’

The My Beautiful Laundrette writer on Brexit Britain, collaborating with his sons and seeing his seventh novel as a B movie<p>The afternoon I meet Hanif Kureishi seems fittingly ominous, with dark skies and swirling wind a reflection of the political weather. Over in Westminster, Theresa May is busy …

Karen Russell's Resistance Reading

We asked a range of authors, artists, and poets to name books that bring solace or understanding in this age of rancor. Two dozen or so responded. …

John Updike’s Rabbit, Run – another American story of men escaping women

US culture is riddled with stories of men who yearn to be free – by Updike’s time, all that was left was the mock heroism of suburban tragicomedy<p>In 1960, a 28-year-old writer named John Updike published his second novel, <i>Rabbit, Run</i>. The New York Times called it a “shabby domestic tragedy,” but also …

Books to Inspire Hope, Thought, and Action in Troubled Times

It would seem that the world is on something of a downward spiral. (Thanks to an orange-faced geriatric with the social skills and attention span of …

Richard Branson lists his top 70 must-read books

In honor of World Book Day on Sunday, billionaire Richard Branson has put together an eclectic and charming list of 70 "must-read books."<p>His picks …

Books

Enough David Foster Wallace, already! We need to read beyond our bubbles

Male critics have long expounded a literary canon that mirrors their own lives. Such narrow reading is not restricted to men, but their example is a caution<p>After centuries of being told by men what is good and what is bad, what is art and what is garbage, what is important and what is trivial, …

Literature

Affordable Vintage Style Rugs

If you look around many design sites lately, you'll see a common element in many of the spaces: vintage style rugs. They are popular because they …

15 easy DIY ideas to make your home more special

We've all got a crafty DIY side to us. If only we could think of some fun and easy home improvement projects to complete in order to zing up our …

Wall Art

This 74K tiny home has an incredible interior that's larger than life

You can still live large in a tiny house – just check out the Earth and Sky Palace, an incredible little home with all the trappings of luxury. The …

Interior Design