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All the Weird Stuff You Probably Didn't Know About Fidel Castro

A look back at the life of a man who avoided hundreds of assassinations, economically ran his country into the ground and loved the Manic Street Preachers.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Fidel Castro, who died Friday evening aged 90, was consigned to the "already dead" box in most …

Cuba

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Achievement Gap

A leading expert on procrastination offers his advice for never procrastinating again

In fact, he thinks of it more as a coping mechanism than anything else.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University. He's spent more than two decades studying how and why people put off important tasks. Through his research, Pychyl has learned who's most likely to …

Procrastination

Superb Ways To Boost Motivation Levels - How To Improve Your Life...You Can Do It!

Motivation is very important to desire certain goals in your life. Without motivation, you would lack interest certain thing that may lead to the …

The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People

Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here’s what you need …

4 Ways Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain

Not all of us are neuroscientists but we do know that meditation is somewhat good for the brain. How is it good for the brain though? What kind of …

The Ultimate Secret To Wake Up Early And Be Productive

You're reading The Ultimate Secret To Wake Up Early And Be Productive, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Success

Here's the One Way to Finally Win the Fight Against Procrastination

There are so many tips and tricks out there to increase productivity and decrease procrastination.<p>Take short breaks, make lists…<p>Remove distractions, …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning …

7 Totally Useless College Degrees

Seeing as a butt-ton of perfectly competent college graduates are unemployed these days, the argument could be made that <i>all</i> college degrees are …

The Best Times to Sleep, Wake, Exercise and Eat Are Based on Age, Circadian Rhythms

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …

Sleep

6 Things You Didn't Know About Black Friday

The holiday shopping season is in full swing as retailers announce Black Friday promotions early, in hopes of drumming up a bargain frenzy for this big sales event. Though many Americans scoff at stores for offering early access to these discounts on Thanksgiving, most consumers welcome doorbuster …

Shopping

6 DIY Beauty Hacks So Simple, They'll Blow Your Mind

Is your pressed powder crumbling? Did you break yet another tube of lipstick? We've all been there. And we can all attest to the fact that few things are worse than ruining perfectly good makeup.<p>But starting today, there's no need to worry about simple makeup mishaps, thanks to Cosmopolitan.com. …

Hacking

I Love Dick: the book about relationships everyone should read

Chris Kraus’s revolutionary novel faced a cold reception when it was published in 1997, but has since become a cult feminist classic. As it appears for the first time in the UK, one long-time fan explains why it is so radical<p>The novel I Love Dick was initially published in 1997 to a critically and …

Books

Here’s What The Most Successful People Read And Why

There’s a reason why the most successful people look to other leaders’ lives for guidance and inspiration.<p>One of my favorite things to ask people in job or story interviews has nothing to do with business or work: “What do you read?”<p>We already know that the simple act of reading can have …

Success

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Learning

Here Are Some Ingenious Ways To Deal With Creepers Asking For Your Number

Is a creeper relentlessly bothering you? Give him Groot's phone number and send him on his way.

Construction

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Meet the Dating Coach Who Wants to Help Stoners Find True Love

Molly Peckler says can help you find the stoner guy or girl of your dreams.<p>As a newly single woman, I've quickly grown tired of the unsolicited fisting offers on OKCupid and Tinder—and as a newly single stoner, the prospect of finding a romantic partner who is not only interesting but interested in …

Relationships

10 Things You Shouldn't Do To Your Children That You Think Are Acts of Love

Quite possibly, the most difficult job on Earth is being a parent. It doesn’t require any sort of licensure, schooling, or previous experience, and …

31 Pregnancy Selfies That Are Stunningly Beautiful

These mamas know that feeling your look is the only way to glow. (Warning: Some nudity ahead.)

A Wall Street guide to bar etiquette

Read this, absorb it, and the next time you're out in a bar, imbibe… and abide by these simple rules for bar etiquette, and a few tips for your drinking pleasure:<p>1. Be a regular at more than one bar. It's a good hedge, if like me, you've been banned from a few<p>2. Be patient. There's no line to get …

Wall Street

Egyptian Restaurants Can No Longer Refuse Service to Women with Veils

Although the vast majority of women currently wear headscarves in Egypt, the cosmopolitan crowd has more and more frequently taken to denying hijab-wearers from high-end restaurants, clubs, cafes, and resorts.<p>In the Middle East, <i>hijab</i>—the headscarves and veils worn by women to connote their Muslim …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Harvard psychologists have been studying what it takes to raise 'good' kids. Here are 6 tips.

A lot of parents are tired of being told how technology is screwing up their kids.<p>Moms and dads of the digital age are well aware of the growing …

Parenting