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Motivate People by Encouraging Them to Make Choices

Motivation can be tricky, but studies show there’s one important factor that can be hugely effective in cultivating it: making decisions. As …

Wine and coffee lovers, drink up! It's great for your microbiome

Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living in the gut.<p>The opposite is true for consuming sugary drinks and whole milk, as well as for eating a lot of …

Microbiology

8 New Food Novels to Read This Year

Cozy up to a good book with a glass of rosé, a beach towel, and SPF. Here are the food books we're reading this summer.<p>If you spend all of your time thinking about food and you also like to read, these food novels belong in your weekend getaway bag.<p><i>The Restaurant Critic's Wife</i> by Elizabeth …

Books

23 Fantastic Wine Bars to Sip, Swirl, and Drink in Los Angeles, Updated

Some of the best winemaking regions on earth are in Los Angeles's backyard. The Napa Valley Cabernet and Central Valley Pinot Noir have become as essential to California's cuisine as our fresh produce. As such, the city is brimming with sommeliers excited to introduce us to the more unique wine …

Texas

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

What Your Shower Habits Say About You

<i>By Phil Mutz, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>Some people use coffee to wake themselves up in the morning, but I use a nice hot shower.<p>In fact, if I don't have time to shower, you <i>definitely</i> don't want to run into me that day. A morning shower is the perfect way to wake up my brain. I even start to run …

Check It Out: A Leather Refrigerator

From Lithuania comes what might be the strangest home appliance we’ve ever seen: a fridge, covered in leather.<p>Yep, you read that right. In fact, …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Corporations and governments have co-opted the idea of the ‘social’ for their own ends. Is there anything we can do about it?<p>Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come …

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

Productivity

16 islands you can buy right now

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison, and Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson have them.<p>But you don't necessarily have to be a billionaire to buy an island. Nearly a thousand islands come onto the market each year, and they vary greatly in terms of size and price.<p>With …

Real Estate

The subtle science of selling – a six-step guide

Salespeople can lure you into buying their products with simple psychological tricks. Tiffanie Wen explores how they work.<p>If I told you this is the most important article you’ll read this week, you probably wouldn’t believe me. But what if I could say that 75% of your friends agreed? Or if I could …

Psychology

Here's How Restaurants Manipulate Menus To Make You Spend More Money

Americans are spending more on eating out than ever before, and restaurants are doing everything they can to up the bill. Professionals known as "menu engineers" work to increase the amount of money consumers will spend by looking at the profitability, placement and popularity of certain items.<p>Last …

Stop Trying to Manage Time and Try Managing Yourself

If you find yourself procrastinating, it's time to stop and figure out what exactly is making you shy away from your work.<p>Anyone who tells you that managing your time is the key to success is lying to you. We cannot manage time. It keeps flowing on and on at a steady rate, and there's nothing you …

Time Management

How To Find Happiness In Today’s Hectic World

Trying to find happiness in a world so busy and complicated can seem impossible.What’s weird is that in so many ways our lives are objectively better …

Happiness

9 Tofu Recipes Even Meat Eaters Could Love

[caption id="attachment_161119" align="alignleft" width="1600" caption="Tofu and Broccolini Pad See Ew photo and recipe from CHOW"][/caption]Growing …

Vegetarian

50 Life Secrets And Tips

<b>by Jordan Lejuwaan</b><p>1. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge …

City of Love: romantic things to do in Paris

There is no escaping the romance of Paris. In the early 19th century Paris revelled in the artistic and literary liberation of Romanticism, yet this graceful city has always inspired love. It permeates through the city where loved-up couples laze in its manicured gardens, get intimate in candlelit …