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You Should Make Your Own Jam This Morning. No, Really

If you have time to brew a cup of coffee, you have time to make your own skillet jam in the morning. It's worth it!<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the</i> …

Breakfast

Computer Finds Lost Shakespeare Play

Two University of Texas researchers have used computer analysis to prove that Shakespeare was at least a co-author of Double Falsehood, convincing …

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

This secret ingredient can help you score smoother skin, brighter teeth, and healthier-looking nails.<p>Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the …

Skin Care

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

Healthy Eating

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

The psychology of ‘friends with benefits’

Among the many things we have found in our research is that people get into these relationships for a range of reasons and, as a result, sometimes have wildly different expectations for what they hope will happen to their FWB in the future.<p><b>For instance, some people hope that their FWB will become a</b> …

11 Questions You Might Secretly Have About Anxiety

Are you worried that you worry too much?<p>Many of us know what it feels like to feel anxiety. But how much anxiety is too much? What's normal? What's healthy? What's something to actually, you know, worry about?<p>BuzzFeed Life spoke to John M. Hettema, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at …

Cookie Dough Truffles

Cookie Dough Truffles<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>1 min<p>Total time<p>11 mins<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles are raw cookie dough made with condensed …

The Feel-Good Switch: The Radical Future of Emotion

For most of the last century, the study of emotions was not considered serious science. The problem was subjectivity. Science is objective, rigorously objective. Emotions, though, are internal states, so the only way to study them is through subjective inference (essentially asking people to report …

Frills and poofy dresses galore at an international lolita fashion tea party in Tokyo

Is there a place for tea parties and frilly dresses for women in the 21st century? The answer is a resounding yes from these lolita fashion …

Writing about your emotional pain could make you feel worse, unless you do it with “self-compassion”

<i>By guest blogger</i> Temma Ehrenfeld<br>Some of us tend to brood over painful experiences. Others distract themselves, taking on more work, for example, or …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Be a Better Cook by Building a Better Kitchen Workstation

To be a better cook, you first need a better workstation. Here's how to set yourself up for success.<p>It takes a lot to become a great cook, but precision knife skills, braising know-how, and the ability to make a braided pie crust are only part of the equation. Behind (okay, in front of) every …

Workstations

Marijuana-infused cookie frosting recipe with matcha green tea

As we leave winter behind, things are starting to green up. St. Patrick’s Day is upon us to boot, so cooking/smoking of the green is how we’ll roll …

Guilty of Self-Sabotage? Find Your 'Happy' Again By Ditching the Drama and Spreading the Love

For many of us, our goal is to simply be happy and share that contentment and happiness with others. Seems easy enough, right? So how do we get off track so quickly with even the best intentions in mind?<p>The answer may be more personal than we think. You see, when we get fed up with drama or …

Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon--and a cliché--in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief executive is still alive and well. Whether it's The Donald from <i>The Apprentice</i> or Jack Donaghy from <i>30 Rock</i>, these …

Emotional Intelligence

DIY Japanese Bookbinding With Embroidered Covers

Have you spun a tale that’s ready for DIY publishing? Then go ahead and thread your needle and stitch your story into a beautiful book, like these elegant examples of Japanese bookbinding with embroidered covers by Anne of Flax & Twine.<p>I find the design of the binding simply charming against the …

Why You Can't Fake Your Feelings

I was once asked by the Senior Vice President of Human Resources to work with a leader whose micro-management was limiting her team’s effectiveness. When I met with the client, (let’s call her Judith), she was effusive with her praise – going on and on about how much she had heard about me and how …

7 Ways to Build a Better Chocolate Chip Cookie

When it comes to the chocolate chip cookie, it doesn't take much to achieve face-melting levels of deliciousness. After all, it's a dessert that …

Science says these 5 daily rituals will make you happy

17%.<p>Via "The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work:"<p>Only 17% of the adult population is said to be flourishing, fulfilling their potential for happiness, success, and productivity.<p>Less than one in five. And the question that follows is, of course: <i>how do I become one of those …

The Psychology of Social Media Marketing: 4 Ways to Increase Interaction

Share<p>In my marketing career, I often find myself drawing on my background as a former professor of psychology. Psychology informs much of our work …

Study: Social Anxiety is Associated with Being an Empath

Those of you who are familiar with social anxiety will understand how hard social interactions may be for people suffering from this disorder. Simple …

What the Real Irish Eat on St. Patrick’s Day

Ready for another round of watery green beer and corned beef with limp cabbage? Me, neither. St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be all about bad food. In fact, the quality of Irish food is on the rise as more people are beginning to discover the island nation has much more to offer than cliches.<p>For …

Ireland

Windows 10 will give you more hard drive space

Windows 10 might be bringing back the Start Menu and more friendly desktop options, but it also has some improvements that you won’t notice with all the new UI and features. In a blog post detailing Windows 10’s storage requirements, Microsoft reveals that current preview builds of the new …

Depression: New Medications On The Horizon

With the advent of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) in the 1950s, depression treatment was revolutionized. …

Depression

Fonts & Feelings Psychology in Typography

Did you ever think that the font type you choose for your logo or website could say something about you and your business?<p>Or that it could convey …

A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Since his birth 33 years ago, Jonathan Keleher has been living without a cerebellum, a structure that usually contains about half the brain's neurons.<p>This exceedingly rare condition has left Jonathan with a distinctive way of speaking and a walk that is slightly awkward. He also lacks the balance …

Blippar App Overhaul Aims to Identify Everything Around You

Anyone who drinks Pepsi or reads a fashion magazine has come into contact with Blippar, the image recognition and augmented reality app that connects users with a huge number of products and services by serving a layer of brand-based interactive content.<p>Today at SXSW, Blippar’s CEO and founder …