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13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

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

If you want to know how to avoid procrastination, scheduling your task is more effective than putting it on your to-do list.<p>Upon researching the successful habits of over 200 billionaires, Olympic athletes, and entrepreneurs, Kevin Kruse reported that none of them mentioned a to-do list.<p>According …

These guys created an app that stops college students from using their phones — and it's so successful they dropped out of college

Richardson, a computer science major, noticed something that was bugging him.<p>While in class, everyone was looking at their phones, texting, and doing whatever, with "no one paying attention to the teachers" as Gardner recalls.<p>The more they talked about it, the more annoyed they were. If technology …

Pizza Hut

Haunting photos of a dead Ohio mall reveal a new normal in America

Malls across America are dying.<p>One photographer, Johnny Joo, visited the defunct Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio.<p>In the winter, the mall was covered in snow.<p>But now, the foliage has taken over the former retail haven.<p>What Joo found was haunting and fascinating.<p>Check it out.<p>You can view more of …

Dark Matter

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Do you wonder why certain people are more successful than others? The answer often lies in emotional intelligence, or EQ.<p>Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Reasons You Need Mentors to Succeed in Business and Life

You need many mentors in your life and in your career.<p>You need many mentors (or what I love to refer to as Yodas) in your life and in your career. You need mentors and you need to mentor others in order to reinforce what your core beliefs or critical career and life success factors are. Here are 3 …

16 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed at Work

Your boss isn't the only culprit.<p>There's not a human on the planet who's immune to stress. It's a natural reaction designed to help you face dangerous, threatening situations by stepping up to the plate — or running like hell.<p>In the short term, this is highly effective: Your body releases a bunch …

Wellness

Silicon Valley startups are buying fewer $10,000 bikes to give away as signing bonuses

Twitter offers its employees acupuncture, for example. Facebook gives $4,000 cash bonuses to new parents. And Adobe forces employees to take time off by literally shutting down for two weeks each year.<p>But at least one perk that's been in vogue — expensive, custom bicycles given out as signing …

Silicon Valley

New York City billionaires could face a special tax for their exclusive views

"The builders are charging up to $100 million for apartments that offer helicopter views of lush foliage, jagged skylines, soothing rivers and angelic clouds.<p>They lure the super-rich, many with suspect foreign assets, to sky-high mansions. They enrich themselves by exploiting weak zoning rules to …

Real Estate
Drones

The 10-Minute Meals Top Health Experts Eat on Crazy Busy Days

In an ideal world, we’d always have plenty of time to whip up and savor a gourmet meal. But in the real world, we often take what we can get and …

Pulse is a Camera Add-On That Gives You Full Control from a Smartphone

Pulse is a new camera accessory that allows you to control things wirelessly using a smartphone. It plugs into your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s USB …

20 Things Parents Need To Quit

Parenting experts spend a lot of time helping parents learn what to do. But we don't spend enough time teaching parents what to stop. There are a lot …

Parenting

This 1902 ‘Photo’ of General Grant is an Early Example of Compositing

Want to see a super early example of a photo being faked through compositing? Look no further than this circa 1902 photo, titled “General Grant at …

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with …

Lens Battle: No B.S. Lens Comparisons Using Side-by-Side Sample Photos

Polarr is on a product launching frenzy. Back in February, the startup launched version 2.0 of its browser-based photo editor. In June, it launched …

Seven Keys to Starting with Flash Photography

For anyone starting out in photography, a flash gun is one of the earliest pieces of equipment we aspire to. Problem is, it can all be a bit daunting …

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

Self-improvement

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Self-improvement

9 Weird Things Dehydration Does to Your Body

<i>By Sarah Klein, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>I am convinced Bikram yoga would kill me. I'm just too sweaty.<p>I can produce a puddle of sweat under a spin bike that a small child could swim in. I don't wear gray. I was poked and prodded by doctors who thought there could be an underlying …

An investor just poured $10.6 million into an on-demand massage startup

These days, you can find an on-demand app to deliver you almost any product or service with just a few taps, and massages — yes, massages — are no …

5 Things Millionaires Do That Most People Don't

My lifelong dream is to create more millionaire students than any other stock trading teacher out there. I’m lucky enough to have reached the seven-figure mark myself, and now, I’m dedicated to sharing everything I’ve learned - including the stock trading patterns that work in any market - with the …

6 Golden Rules For Strong Relationships That Are Backed By Science

Love is perhaps the most studied – and yet, still the most confusing – of human emotions. It is not surprising that scientists have yet to concoct a …

Psychology

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Employment

Why Millennials Are Better Off Waiting 10 Years to Buy a Home

A new Fed study finds most young adults require years of saving before they can afford home ownership.<p>In a report sure to make the real estate …

How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

And meet a bunch of folks who pulled it off.<p>Bill and Lauren Elward both held demanding full-time jobs when they started their online business, Castle …

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

Health

20 Hotel Secrets You Need to Know Before Your Next Vacation

Yes, it's perfectly acceptable to take the soap.<p><i>Readers Digest</i> interviewed hotel staff and they're spilling their secrets.

Hospitality

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …