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What to Cook When It's Insanely Cold Outside

Unless you're fortunate enough to be in sunny Hawaii, you're probably staying bundled up indoors as the temperatures plummet.<p>Get extra cozy by …

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Top 12 Designer Approved Easy Ways to Make Your Own Home Decor Look Original

Nothing makes home decor better than a unique personality. Making your home original is the number one rule to interior design and you should keep …

GI brides: They came to the U.S. 'for the love of an American serviceman'

They were the largest group of female migrants in American history – the hundreds of thousands of young women who travelled to the United States in the aftermath of World War Two to spend the rest of their lives with the GIs they had met during wartime.<p>But unlike other immigrants, the war brides …

We’re ignoring an American apocalypse: While everyone obsesses about Trump, the middle class is still rapidly dying

The presidential election is certainly important, but in our horse race fervor we’ve forgotten what really matters<p>As the actual voting starts for 2016 it is critical we not just fixate on the horse race, but also on just how much socio-economic deterioration has occurred over these last eight years …

Watch College Students Fail at Basic Trivia, Be Concerned for Our Future

"Which Civil War?"<p>Salon headed to Texas Tech University to see how college students would fare when faced with #American questions we are taught in grade school: Who won the Civil War? Who is the vice president? Who did we gain our independence from? What year was that? They did not fare well.<p>When …

19 Of The Most Cringe-Worthy Audition Horror Stories You'll Ever Hear

"I sharted and then proceeded to vomit all over the stage and the person I was auditioning with."<p>A director friend of mine likes to talk about a woman who came into an audition wearing a long skirt. She performed a song with a big belt at the end, and when she got to it <b>her tampon shot out and hit</b> …

Here's What to Do if You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel

Or have a giant wedding, or any other majorly expensive goal!<p>We make a ton of small financial decisions every day. Do you buy a $10 salad for lunch or brown-bag it? Should you move out on your own or get a roommate? Your little decisions will be smarter (and stress you out less) if you set some …

Wood Pallet Table DIY

For our six month (of dating) anniversary, my boyfriend got me a power drill and saw. I'm not sure what it says about me that this was, to me, THE …

7 Areas of Life That Should Be Prioritized

I had the privilege of interviewing Jay Papasan, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller <i>The One Thing</i>. The idea behind the book is simple. By doing less, you achieve more.<p>During this interview, Jay provides insight into how he prioritizes his ultra-busy life while achieving balance. He explains …

7 Expert Gym Hair Hacks

Great hair and working out doesn't always go hand in hand. But you don't have to resign your locks to a life spent tied away in a bun.<p>Here are 7 …

Why You Always Get Sick When You Fly—and How to Fight It

Get to your destination free of germs.<p>Let's be real: Between the small children, shared bathrooms, and confined cabin, every time you set foot on a crowded airplane you put your health at risk. But while scary-sounding illnesses like tuberculosis and meningitis make headlines when they're …

7 Healthy Habit Swaps To Make In 2016

<i>This article was originally published on December 26, 2015.</i><br>Listen — we’re all busy people. Between friendships, relationships, work or school, and …

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

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How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

Self-improvement

This Simple Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success

Gratitude can make your dreams come true. Here's how.<p>Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good …

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How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History

Two hundred and five years ago, on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in …

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

Employment

A Genius Brow Trick That Will Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Sometimes the key to bigger eyes lies in the brows.<p>A low ceiling can make a room seem smaller, and straight brows have a similar effect on your eyes. "To expand the eye area, I brush up the brows and tweeze in a slight arch," says Pati Dubroff, a celebrity makeup artist. She recommends cheating the …

Makeup

3 Mistakes That Make Your Eyes Look Smaller

If you're into the beady-eyed look, then do all of the things below. If you're not, don't say we didn't warn you. These three techniques can all make your eyes look smaller.<p><b>1. Waterlining.</b> "Making a tight black line just above your lower lashes can have a shrinking effect," says makeup artist Pati …

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The Best Under-$20 Natural Beauty Products

Anytime you hear that something is sustainably farmed, hand-harvested, 100 percent organic, and cruelty-free, it can only mean one thing: It'll cost you. After all, kindness can be quite pricey. But some of the best natural products are also some of the most affordable. To prove it, we picked our …

Natural Beauty

Ring in the new year with these geeky DIY nail art ideas

A brand new year is almost here! Whether you plan to celebrate the occasion out partying with friends or watching the ball drop from a comfy spot on …

Geek

James Gunn Says CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Is "One of Marvel's Best Movies Ever"

Ted Cruz Did A Strange But Interesting Interview On Geek Culture

"I was glad it did not feature Jar Jar Binks."<p>Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gave an interesting interview this week on his love for geek culture.<p>Appearing on <i>Geek Tank Radio</i> on 600WREC, the Texas senator talked about everything from Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Men, and a variety of other topics.<p>Among …

These Nerdy Moments Remade In the Style of Classic Paintings Are Beautiful

Amateur photographer Pekka Jonsson uses a very tight budget to remake the old iconography of martyrs and saints into something much, much …

Geek

The top 10 films of 2015: Inside Out

<i>Over the past few weeks, Den of Geek writers have been voting for their films of the year. In second place? The stunning Inside Out...</i><p><b>2. Inside Out</b><p>I …

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride review

<b>This review contains spoilers.</b><p>“It’s called The Adventure of Having Your Cake and Eating It!” Mark Gatiss joked on the set of the Victorian-era …

TV

My 2015 Year in Review (and How a Journal Made It Easy to Do)

As I write this, there are 37 hours left in 2015. It’s amazing how quickly the calendar year has flown by. It seems as if each year passes faster …

What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: December 28-January 3

<i>At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.</i><p><b>New on DVD and Blu-ray</b><p><b>"Mozart in the Jungle" (Amazon)</b><br>Gael Garcia Bernal returns as maestro Rodrigo in the second season of Amazon's New York Symphony dramedy. "Mozart" recently …

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