Laura Okada

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11 Sneaky Ways to Use Adhesive Hooks

They're great for so much more than hanging your keys by the door.<p>These organizing super stars are great for so much more than hanging your keys by the door. This piece originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.

Cleaning

Why paying attention is anything but elementary

It’s surprising how much of the world we see and yet do not take in. Who better to teach us why we miss so much and what to do about it than Sherlock Holmes?<p>“The true art of memory is the art of attention,” wrote Samuel Johnson. Wise words, indeed, but what exactly is this art? Do we really know …

The animal that regrows its head

Could a sea creature with unusual regenerative powers show humans how to do the same? Tracey Logan reports.<p>In a windowless lab at the University of Galway in Ireland, there’s a fish tank containing an extraordinary creature. Perched on blue cocktail sticks like lollipops, rows of seashells are …

Science communication: could you explain it to your granny?

You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.<p>This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, should be the motto of all professional communicators, and especially those who earn a living communicating the tricky business of science.<p>Scientists such as Brian Cox and …

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This Chaotic New Cloud Could Be The Coolest Thing Since Cumulus

This raging airmass seems likely to become the first cloud formation the World Meteorological Organization will recognize in more than 60 years.<p><i>(GIF cut from video by Alex Schueth)</i><p>There is something new under the sun.<p>Gavin Pretor-Pinney hopes a wild, turbulent cloud he calls "<i>undulatus asperatus</i>" …

3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …

Clothing

9 Little Tricks That'll Change The Way You Cook, Eat And Work In The Kitchen

Pour your leftover coffee into an ice cube tray, freeze and <i>voila!</i> You've got iced coffee cubes for many energizing beverages to come.<p>This is just one of the many brilliant kitchen hacks in the infographic below. It'll only take a moment to read, but your life -- in the kitchen, at least -- will be …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Cleaning

6 Kale Salad Mistakes to Avoid Because No One Likes a Soggy Salad

Kale salad: so hot right now. But are you doing it wrong? We talked to our test kitchen to identify the most common mistakes when it comes to this trendy dish<p>The endlessly hip kale salad seems to appear everywhere these days, from our mom's Sunday dinner table to every restaurant in town. It's a …

Healthy Eating

Tripp and Tyler Share a Clever Collection of Life Hacks to Make Life Easier

Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton of Tripp and Tyler (see previously) team up to share a clever collection of life hacks that are sure to make life …

11 Successful Products Originally Invented for Something Else

Although some of these are sort of cringe-inducing in their original applications, they found new life—and commercial popularity—in unintended …

Master Your “Body Clock” to Eat, Sleep, and Work More Efficiently

<i>Why are so many Olympic records broken in the afternoon? Does the body perform differently at this time of day than say, early morning? The team at</i> …

Sleep

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

Breakfast

Strawberry-Elderflower Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>It’s airy, light, and sweet, but this delicate cake gets pucker and punch from vinegar in both the icing and the filling.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled, plus more, room temperature, for pan<p>1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for …

Dessert

10 sec reading: Do you feel useful?

Ask a flower in the field: ‘Do you feel useful? After all, you do nothing but produce the same flowers over and over?’<br>And the flower will answer: ‘I …

3 Simple, Small Acts of Kindness That Can Make Someone's Day

<b>“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~Oscar Wilde</b><p>It’s the small, everyday things that can make or break a day …

3 Steps to Build Intuition

What do you <i>really</i> want?<p>Living authentically is to know what you truly desire and take the actions to create exactly that.<p>Amidst all the noise and …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship Right Now!

All relationships — even the best ones — require continuous care and hard work. But that doesn’t necessarily mean taking big actions or making …

31 Rumi Picture Quotes for Self Realisation

<i>Jalaluddin Rumi</i> was a 13th century <i>Persian poet</i>, Islamic jurist, and theologian. His Persian name is <b>Mawlana Jalal-Ud-Din Muhammad Rumi.</b><p>Although <i>Rumi’s</i> …

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Accept that you are enough. When ego begins trying to attract you toward fear, say loudly, “I am enough!” You do not need to be anything you are not. …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …