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10 Brutal Truths About Success No One Wants to Hear (Except People Who Hunger for Success)

Want to be successful? Start by radically changing your approach to business and to life.<p>Ask successful people how they achieved their success and you'll hear words like "hard work," "sacrifice," and "persistence."<p>Dig a little deeper and you'll find some other common attitudes and habits, like …

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

10 Reasons I Wish I'd Learned Meditation and Mindfulness as a Child

<b>1. BETTER SLEEP</b><p>As a child I'd lay awake at night for HOURS with my mind racing as I replayed the events of the day over and over and over. After learning my first simple relaxation meditation I gained the ability to quiet my mind and fall asleep within minutes no matter how crazy my day. Many …

Apple to U.S. court: We can't unlock new iPhones, even if we try

Apple can't unlock a user's iPhone running recent software even if asked to do so by law enforcement, the company told a U.S. judge.<p>In a court brief …

If you want to work in tech, you need to know these two essential programming languages

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Web Design

8 Reasons Why Introverts Are Irresistibly Attractive

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.<p>– Antoine de Saint-Exupery<p>When I was …

Personality

What it means if you’re attracted to other people

It shouldn’t shock you to learn that your wife or partner may be attracted to other men. You’ve probably checked out other women—maybe even fantasized about one—in the last 24 hours.<p>But that doesn’t mean this information is easy to digest: 70 percent of women in relationships admit to having …

Stop force closing apps on your iPhone, it's not making it run faster or last longer

Tips<p>Yes, you can force close iOS apps by double pressing the home button and sliding the app window up, but you shouldn't make a habit out of …

Apps

This school has banned all technology in the classroom—and at home

The next time your kid complains about your draconian 30-minute iPad limit, try this one on them: there is a school in London where all internet, TV, smartphones, and other tech devices are banned until at least age 12. (Pause, wait for gasps.)<p>The charter of the Acorn School, founded in 2013, …

America's slums are exploding

The number of people living in high-poverty areas—defined as census tracts where 40 percent or more of families have income levels below the federal poverty threshold—nearly doubled between 2000 and 2013, to 13.8 million from 7.2 million, according to a new analysis of census data by Paul …

Income Inequality

Is 50 Shades Hurting Vaginas?

A look at the possible connection between the book and injuries to your lady parts<p>It's not surprising that the <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> phenomenon has inspired a lot of people to get a little experimental in the bedroom (or sex dungeon?), but a new investigation from <i>The Washington Post</i> finds that the …

5 Signs You're In a Toxic Relationship

Look out for these lethal clues.<p><i>By Kristin Davin, Psy.D., for YourTango</i><p>Most of us can admit to remaining in a toxic relationship well beyond its expiration date. Unfortunately, we often stay in them for many reasons, until we’re eventually able to see the relationship for what it really is—and more …

6 Exercises to Give You Runway-Model Legs

All you need is a pair of tights.<p>Yes, the longest-legged models get those assets from their genes. But certain exercises can tone anyone's leg muscles for a longer, leaner look.<p>Start with the moves below from Rachel Piskin, co-founder of ChaiseFitness in Manhattan. They're demoed by pro model …

5 Weight-Loss Strategies You Should Absolutely Avoid

These no-good strategies will backfire on you.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from</i> POPSUGAR Fitness.<p>When you're trying to shed pounds, it's important to steer clear of the quick fixes and focus instead on healthy weight-loss strategies. It's not always easy to …

5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Protein

Find out if your body's telling you it's time to up your intake.<p>The Paleo Diet. Protein powder. Half-pound burgers. In case you haven't noticed, our culture has become obsessed with consuming protein—which means few of us are skimping on the stuff. "We aren't known as a country that's low in …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

5 Ways to Use Milk for Silky Smooth Skin

An amazing skin-care product could be sitting in your fridge right now.<p>Sure, you could load up on pricey cleansers and moisturizers—or you could use a product that's practically free and probably already in your kitchen: milk. Natural-beauty expert Paige Padgett says the ingredient can help soften, …