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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

Happiness

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

5 Common Morning Routine Mistakes

For many of us, the morning doesn’t seem like it’s anything important. The time between your initial wakeup and your arrival to the office is usually …

All aboard San Francisco's startup bus craze

'Introverts in the front, extroverts in the back.'<p>Late Friday afternoon, I was sitting in the back of a Leap bus with CEO Kyle Kirchhoff when the bus manager, a young blond guy named Richard, approached, holding his smartphone like a menu. Kirchhoff had just shown me how riders can use the Leap app …

Articles about 7 ways use salvaged wood on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.<p>Staircases and style aren't mutually …

Kitchens

7 Reasons You Should Care About Your Personal Branding

Think personal branding isn't important to your career? Think again.<p>Personal branding is especially crucial for the current generation of young workers, who are more likely to move around professionally. Over the course of their careers, many professionals will change industries, transition between …

The Complete Fall 2015 Trend Guide

4 cities, 1 season. Let's go.<p>Fashion month has come to a close, and while we had a lot of fun out there on the streets, the real point of all of this, of course, is to look forward to next season. Watching every single runway show from all of the cities has taught us a lot, so here, we rounded up …

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 …

Drawing

#TheLIST: Best Spring Wedding Makeup Ideas

Of course, there aren't really any rules when it comes to wedding makeup, but who are we kidding, everyone knows that winter brides get sparkle and burgundy lipstick and jewel-toned shadow while spring brides get fresh, rosy, sun-kissed everything. Here, 10 celebrity beauty looks to inspire you for …

H2 woah! Apple’s new spaceship campus will use recycled water

Tim Cook wasn’t lying when he claimed Apple’s new spaceship-style Campus 2 would be the company’s most cutting-edge, environmentally friendly construction to date.<p>A new $17.5 million project — approved by the Santa Clara Valley Water District board Tuesday night — will involve the laying of 13,300 …

Tim Cook

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Nintendo enters alliance to develop games for smartphones

TOKYO — After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game …

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>By<p>Heidi Mitchell<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and …

Humanity

Four cups of coffee a day could save you from skin cancer

Wake up and smell the coffee - it may be protecting you from cancer<p>Coffee lovers may be on to something. Aside from a necessary aid to wake up in the morning, a new study published in the<b>Journal of the National Cancer Institute</b>has found that drinking coffee could protect you from skin cancer.<p>The …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Nutrition

What happened at the Critics' Choice Awards?

In the best picture race, <i>Boyhood</i> is the one to beat.<p>That's what the critics have to say, at least. At Thursday's Critics' Choice Awards, which aired on A&E, the Broadcast Film Critics Association handed <i>Boyhood</i> best picture, Patricia Arquette best supporting actress and Richard Linklater best …

Angelina Jolie

Will autocorrect make you too predictable?

Computers can now identify what you will say before you know yourself, and as philosopher Evan Selinger argues, this could subtly shape your conversations without you realising.<p>Do you know what you really want? Right now, there are computers all over the world busily trying to tell you the answer – …

I Lived Through the Most Nerve-Wracking Birth Story You May Ever Read

My wife and I had wanted kids for years. But when she became pregnant with triplets, we soon learned that the chances all three would survive their birth healthy were slim—if they would survive at all. The doctors told us our options. We had to choose what to do next.<p><b>Denver was buried</b> by a …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

Personalized Portrait Pendant - Children's Silhouette Laser Engraved in Wood Cameo - Mother's Day Gift Idea (Choose Your Color)

HOW TO ORDER (please read step-by-step instructions and FAQ below):<p>1. SEND PHOTO(s) in an Etsy convo: upload file (.jpg or .pdf) to an Etsy Conversation either before or after checkout. **There isn't a way to upload a photo during checkout, so you'll have to send the file(s) separately.**<p>2. SELECT …

Kate Moss’ Topshop Line Will Make Your Summer Wardrobe SO Glam

If the news of a reunion between style icon Kate Moss and British retailer Topshop after four long years made you want to dance, then shopping the ultra glam collection (or what’s left of it) — available at Topshop, Nordstrom and Net-A-Porter today — will make you want to Par-Tay.<p>The line is …

Why Swedes Make the Best Breakup Music

Photo: Katie Friedman<p>This March, outside a Stockholm club, musician Tove Lo strapped a 22-pound camera to her chest. An elongated arm-like apparatus allowed her to film herself and surrounded her in a glow of blinding, white lights. She took hold of a friend's hand to guide her and proceeded inside …

14 Music Festivals to Check Out In 2014

It’s Christmastime for music fans.<p>No, not because there’s a new Michael Jackson album coming or because Miley Cyrus is on tour, but because music …

Why We Unfriend

A new study pinpoints the Facebook status updates that irk us to the point of no return.<p>In the 1997 movie <i>Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion</i>, the two title characters, worried that they haven’t done anything noteworthy to share at said reunion, decide instead to lie and claim they invented …

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Nailing this balancing act is the key to a super-strong bod.<p>It isn't just a buzzword for juggling work and personal life—balance is crucial for fitness, too. By putting your body in unstable situations, you'll challenge those often underused stabilizer muscles. The result: awesome posture (you'll …

Peter Matthiessen’s final book meditates on ecstasy and rage, good and evil

Peter Matthiessen died only days before the publication of his 33rd book, and it would be tempting to judge his work in a softer light because of it. …

Books

Here's Why This Best-Selling Book Is Freaking Out the Super-Wealthy

There are many reasons why French academic Thomas Piketty’s 685-page tome, “Capital in the 21st Century,” has vaulted to the top of the Amazon.com …

The Most Important Book of the Twenty-First Century

If I were a Republican policy-maker, if I were the Koch brothers, if I worked for Goldman Sachs, Capital in the Twenty-First Century would frighten me more than anything at Occupy Wall Street.<p><b>The term must-read</b> has lost most of its urgency by this point—if indeed it had any urgency to begin with. …