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7 Surprising Books That Will Make Your Life Better

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Books

This hidden Apple Watch feature tells you if your workouts are doing any good

It’s all very well to know how far you ran, cycled and swam. But the whole point of exercise is not just to clock the miles. It’s supposed to make you more fit. So, how do you know if all those sweaty miles are actually doing any good? One way is by measuring your heart rate recovery …

Fitness Technology

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel like their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, …

Parenting

I tried productivity guru Tim Ferriss' strict morning routine and found it incredibly energizing — but equally unrealistic

Tim Ferriss' morning routine is long. If you're the kind of person who needs to ease into the day (my hand is raised), his schedule is probably for you.<p>Ferriss is the bestselling author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," a podcast host, an entrepreneur, and an investor.<p>I followed Ferriss' routine for a …

Tim Ferriss

Here's How Jay Leno's Car Detailer Recommends You Clean Your Ride

Jay Leno’s Garage is a YouTube channel, a TV show, and now a brand of car cleaning products. Turns out the latter are actually pretty good. And one …

Jay Leno

bLU3 Nomad Tankless Dive System

Snorkellers looking to take the next step or divers looking for a quick and portable way to explore beneath the waves, may be interested in an …

Gear & Gadgets

Watch Every Super Bowl 52 Movie Trailer, From Worst to Best

From brief new glimpses at Han Solo's solo joint and 'Avengers: Infinity War' to a WTF last-minute surprise from Netflix<p>Super Bowl LII turned out to …

Movies

The First Trailer for Mission: Impossible Fallout Is Here, and It's Bananas

Tom Cruise is still doing amazing, impossible things in the first trailer for <i>Mission: Impossible—Fallout</i>.<p>Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the sixth …

Movies

5 tech industry moguls who raise their kids nearly tech-free

In fact, some of the highest-profile executives in the tech world, including former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and current Apple CEO Tim Cook, take surprisingly low-tech approaches to raising their kids.<p>The approach stems partly from tech parents realizing the power of the products they create, and …

Silicon Valley

These Sheet Pan Garlic Mushrooms Are Side Dish Goals

We often see mushrooms as a welcome addition to an already tasty side dish or protein on a menu, but we forget they are delicious all on their own. …

Cooking

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

13 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

As we get older, the collective opinions of the medical community and the mainstream media begin to instill a fear of cardiovascular disease in our …

Nutrition

The January Canon: 16 good movies released during Hollywood’s worst dump month

Historically and annually speaking, January is a bad month for Hollywood movies. It’s a “dump month,” that time of year when the major studios …

Horror Movies

Watch the trailer for Hereditary, the horror film that terrified Sundance

In 2016, A24 scored a hit with the low-budget <i>The Witch</i> after the film scared the pants off audiences at the Sundance Film Festival. Can the company …

Horror Movies

Italian town Ollolai sells $1 homes to lure new residents

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever dreamed of owning a home in a pretty Italian village? The news you've been waiting for has finally arrived.<p>You can now buy one for just over a dollar.<p>Ollolai, a destination in the mountain region of Barbagia on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, is selling hundreds of abandoned …

Italy

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

Recipes

Tom Cruise Reacts to Graphic Footage of Breaking His Ankle on ‘Mission: Impossible’ Set — Watch

Tom Cruise doesn't let a broken ankle get in the way of finishing a take.<p>While we continue to wait for the “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” trailer to …

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The 33 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2018

Looking to take a cheap vacation in 2018? You’ve come to the right place. While experts are predicting that travel prices are on the rise this year, with airfares expected to go up by 3.5% and hotel prices to increase by 3.7%, it’s still possible to take a budget trip in 2018 — if you know where to …

Australian National Parks

8 Things a Parent Should Never Say to Their Child

Threatening violence or the loss of love might seem like obvious no-no, but there are more subtle phrases just as damaging.<p>By<p>Dec 01 2017, 4:16 …

Nepal Trekking Gear Guide

<b>Digital Trends staffer Parker Hall recently spent two weeks trekking through Nepal’s Annapurna region. Below you’ll find a full gear guide based on</b> …

Camping

Blood-Soaked 'Mandy' Is the Best Nicolas Cage Movie in Years

There's a moment about midway through <i>Mandy</i>, director Panos Cosmatos's heavy-metal <i>John Wick</i>-ian fever dream that debuted at Sundance on Friday night …

Robert DeNiro

Why the Plot of 'The Snowman' Makes No Sense, According to the Director of 'The Snowman'

It wasn’t his fault, director Tomas Alfredson says<p>“The Snowman” is one of the most fascinatingly awful movies of the past few years, for several …

Movies

Danny McBride Is Crocodile Dundee’s Long-Lost Son In The Mysterious (And Suspicious) ‘Dundee’ Trailer

In the 1980s, America was powerless to resist the charms of Australia. Between all the koalas, Kylies and film projects of varying quality, it was an exciting time for Aussie pop culture in the States and at the novelty shop of the local mall. In 2018, a mysterious (and vaguely suspicious) trailer …

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The real best pictures of 2017, Oscars be damned

We’re just a few days away from finding out which movies have landed nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards, and which five to ten films are in the running to follow in <i>Moonlight</i>‘s footsteps as Best Picture.<p>Some frontrunners have already emerged following this month’s Golden Globes (you’d be hard …

Construction

21 Things You Never Knew About J.J. Abrams' 'Cloverfield'

Has it really been ten years since "Cloverfield" hit theaters, seemingly out of nowhere?<p>The monster movie, from producer J.J. Abrams and director Matt Reeves received, no pre-release hype or casting notices, just a buzz-inducing teaser trailer and a mysterious promotional campaign.<p>In the meantime, …

15 Keto Snacks That Take Care of Comfort Food Cravings

Is it just us, or is the ketogenic diet trending harder than berets and flare pants right now? High in fats, low in carbs, and 100-percent …

Changing These 4 Beliefs Will Make You Surprisingly Happy

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Self-help

A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Want Kids Who Can Stand up to What Life Throws at Them? Follow This Simple Advice

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Parenting