Laurie Tharpe

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This one principle will change how you see yourself

“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson<p><b>You are not special.</b><p>Don’t feel sad about it though; it’s not just …

Luke Skywalker

102 Drugstore Beauty Products That Are Absolutely Worth the Hype

Every true beauty junkie knows that there are certain drugstore products that are incredible. There are so many affordable brands out there that deliver high-quality cosmetics. I am always on the hunt for the very best formulas that are easily accessible, so I test items on the regular. If you want …

Makeup

4 ways to help you make hard choices in both work and life

Life isn’t always black or white — things happen, people change and sometimes you have to make difficult choices. Here’s what to keep in mind.<p>Do …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Don’t Call It Menopause: Embracing the Change

Photo Courtesy of Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello / Trunk Archive<p>Perimenopause is often, well, a period of great change but also confusion. In the …

Start from 0! This low-impact workout is perfect for beginners

Want to start working out but have no idea where to start? This workout is for you!<p>If you want to start exercising, but have no idea where to begin, this is the workout for you. It's low-impact and suitable for beginners of all ages.<p>This three-circuit routine will target your entire body. Circuit …

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

5 Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica and Their Cheaper (But Similar) Alternatives

With beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, rugged volcanoes, and amazing hiking, surfing, and kayaking opportunities, Costa Rica was never going to …

15 Things All Parents Should Know, According To Teenagers

"Don't compare me to other kids. It hurts a lot." H/T Reddit<p><i>Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i>

Parenting

The Real Reason Why Your Brain Is so Scared of Failure

Failure doesn't scare you. Not knowing does.<p>You've just recklessly jumped ship -- left the security of your job or refused the investor who isn't offering exactly what you want. You find yourself gripped by a cold, raw fear. What are you <i>actually</i> afraid of?<p>Imagine you're driving along a clear …

10 Facts You Need To Know About Emotions

Do you tend to feel things more deeply than do other people? Or are you more on the intellectual end of the spectrum, more in touch with your …

Build Your Strength With These 9 Yoga Poses

This sequence will help yoga beginners build strength in the core, arms, and legs. Incorporating balances and dynamic movement is part of the …

Yoga

9 Mindful Ways to Remain Calm When Others Are Angry

<i>When someone upsets us, this is often because they aren’t behaving according to our fantasy of how they “should” behave. The frustration, then, stems</i> …

Anger Management

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

It’s hard to believe but many people, including myself, hardly use a smartphone to make phone calls anymore. By the way, in case you still do and …

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

Shopping

27 Underrated U.S. Destinations Everyone Should Visit in Their Lifetime

If you’re traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big …

These 4 Foundations For Mature Skin Are Amazing & Affordable

We all age and get older–there’s no way to avoid it. And, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it! However, the one thing that can get really, …

10 Fat-Burning Strength-Training Workouts You Can Do Right in Your Living Room

We get it — sometimes you just can't get to the gym. That doesn't mean you can't squeeze in an effective workout in the comfort of your own home, though. Whether you're a newbie to the dumbbells or you're a weightlifting junkie, there's bound to be something here for you. Some of the workouts are …

Don't Be Fooled by Low-Impact: These 10 Workouts Incinerate Calories

Injured? Just trying to give your joints a rest? You can still get an incredible workout in! No jumping, no plyo, no pounding the ground — just a great muscle burn (and some serious cardio, if you want!). The best part — it's all low-impact. Let's do this!

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you ... Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about …

Do I Have "Unpunishable" Children? | Fatherly

Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of challenges when it comes to discipline. Simple requests or reprimands quickly turn into power …

The national debt, explained

<i>The U.S. debt is $20.5 trillion and rising. Should Americans be worried? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p><b>Why does the U.S. owe so much?</b><br>Apart from …

10 Drugstore Foundations as Good as the Expensive Stuff

In a dream world we'd all have the skin of an Insta filter. But until that genetic code is cracked and bottled into a serum, there's foundation. Obviously, this leads to some problems. We could use Dior and Giorgio Armani all day, but that cost isn't always feasible if you'd rather invest the money …

Water fight between Florida, Georgia lands at Supreme Court

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the …

U.S. Army

Woman found funds for all her college years, now helps others do it

Gabrielle McCormick pinned her hopes on an athletic scholarship paying for her college education. Then, she tore her achilles tendon.<p>So she pivoted, …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

Copying iPhone Messages to the Computer

<b>Q.</b> <i>I have a long series of text messages on my iPhone between my son and me. Is there a way to copy these from my phone to my computer and save the files in a Microsoft Word document?</i><p><b>A.</b> Extracting a text conversation from your iPhone and saving it as a word-processing document is certainly possible, …

Operating Systems

8 Best Natural Home Remedies For Constipation That Work Fast

Most everyone will experience constipation in their lives. Constipation affects 63 million Americans, resulting in 6.3 million doctor visits each …

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying: The Linguistic Differences Of True And False Statements

Let’s face it, being lied to is not fun. Those more susceptible to lies are in greater danger of being taken advantage of, and this can leave us …