Margareta S

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The Things Men Wish They Knew Before They Got Married

Every wedding season — such as, you know, RIGHT NOW — I think about how I got married young and wish someone had sat me down to tell me a few things …

Relationships

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

9 Necessary Works of Non-Fiction by Black Women

Pearl Cleage<p>Playwright, novelist, and memoirst Pearl Cleage offers a searing self-portrait within the pages of <i>Things I Should Have Told My Daughter</i>. Throughout this book, Cleage shares her dreams and anxieties along with the complexities of womanhood and being a writer. Comprised of journal entries …

The Best Trivia Board Games

Something for everyone.<p>Trivial Pursuit's stale wedges have given trivia games a bad rap among gamers, but it doesn't have to be this way. There are a …

Into the Breach review: Starship Troopers meets chess in a tactics masterpiece

“FTL’s spiritual successor” undersells just how good and deep this game is.<p>My favorite games—video, board, outdoor, whatever—stand out because of the …

Science Fiction

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Study reveals what depression, anxiety look like in the brain

People with depression and social anxiety have some common and specific structural abnormalities in their brains that can be spotted in imaging scans.<p>…

5 things no one tells you about having depression

As lovely as it is to hang around a dark and smelly old GP surgery to be handed your monthly prescription of anti-depressants, sometimes you need to …

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A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

Sigmund Freud

Writing Is About Charm

We’re not only <i>allowed</i> to think about audience, we’d <i>better</i>. What we’re doing in writing is not all that different from what we’ve been doing all our …

Your Dating Style, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Everyone approaches dating and relationships a different way. You might be all about commitment, while that may be the <i>last</i> thing your bestie wants. Everyone is different, and of course that applies to dating, too — especially when you take your personality type into account. Ahead, find out how …

Mom's Secret to a Successful Marriage Is Going Viral, Because It's Just So Honest

The Grief to Hope blogger and mom of three took to Facebook to reveal the real key to a happy, long-term relationship.<p>A post by a mom named Nikki Pennington is going viral, because her thoughts on marriage are so on-point. Pennington, 32, took to Facebook to address the question she's frequently …

How to Be Better at Being Single

Practical advice for before you get locked down.<p>Being single, much like a wrinkle-free neck and the illusion that nuclear war won’t happen in your lifetime, is something you often don’t appreciate enough until it’s gone. Many people feel that to be single is to be alone and to be alone is to be …

Doing this will immediately make you more attractive to a potential lover

Dating costs an average of $1596 a year<p>Talk isn’t cheap.<p>The secret to becoming more attractive to the opposite sex? Good conversation — at least …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Marriage Is a Lot Harder Than I Thought

I’ll admit it. I was smug when I got married. Maybe that’s because I was <i>old</i> for a blushing first-time bride—48, to be precise—and I believed that …

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

Tips For People Whose Loved Ones Are Living With Depression

I am 20 (almost 21!) years old and I am living with bipolar depression. Now, before you say “how do you know? You’re just being dramatic”; I have seen multiple therapists, doctors, and currently a psychiatrist. I used to take anti-depressants and now I take mood stabilizers (although I liked the …

Depression

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

Mindfulness

A tiny Indian publisher is translating hidden gems of world literature for global readers

“It isn’t about size. Or the scale. It is about the choice. The instinct that allows you to take the risk to step outside the structures the world of corporate publishing has so magnificently set up. And publish books that in your opinion need to be read.”<p>The mission statement of Seagull Books says …

National Parks in Every State That’ll Inspire You to Get Outside

Lonely? It’s time to brush up your intimacy skills

Improving our ability to be more intimate in relationships is just another skill, like learning a language, says the neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto<p>Giovanni Frazzetto speaks with a thin voice, barely louder than our footsteps; we are walking around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. To hear, I have to …

This website lets you create your very own cat purr

Purrli is one of those internet things you didn't know you needed, but immediately you can't live without it. Purrli.com lets you create a custom cat purr, and is absolutely purrfect for background noise during a long day at work away from your favorite feline friends.<p>The most entrancing part of …

The 6 Different Types Of Anxiety Disorders, Explained

If you’ve ever had a panic attack, you’ve likely branded yourself an “anxious” person at some point. But there is no such thing as one anxiety …

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The End of the Day by Claire North, The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde, From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters, The Apartment by SL Grey, Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon<p>Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable …

Books

9 Truths Every Person Crazy In Love With Another Person Knows

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11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It's A Real Thing) –

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Self-confidence