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How to Learn a Language in 15 Minutes a Day

Traveling abroad in 2017? Start learning the language now.<p>Whether in Europe or Machu Picchu, the experience of travel can be greatly improved by …

This Beginner Abs Workout Is Perfect If You Hate Crunches

If you're just starting a fitness routine and looking for a beginner abs workout, you may think sit-ups and crunches are necessary evils. But good …

Workouts

Why We Should Close America's Overseas Military Bases

Despite our unorthodox presidential election, America’s overseas military bases are largely taken for granted in today’s foreign policy debates. The …

Geopolitics

How to Get a Slimmer Waist | Goop

In the first installment of our series with structural integrative specialist, Lauren Roxburgh, we talked about what fascia is—and how you can …

Yoga

The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up

We get it: You don't always want to do crunches or planks or even use gym equipment to work your abs. Luckily, you don't have to. If you've never …

Workouts

The biggest secret to learning a new language, according to a CEO who speaks 7

You put in tons of effort, but it just feels impossible to move off the plateau?<p>You have a large vocabulary, and you understand a lot but when it comes to speaking, you keep wondering why you can't sound like a native speaker?<p>Well, I had the same feeling with English when I started to learn it many …

Canon's new entry-level DSLR includes Wi-Fi and NFC for only $550

Mirrorless cameras are all the rage, but that doesn't mean Canon is done with DSLRs.<p>Canon's EOS Rebel T6 is the newest addition to the company's …

Why the Olympus PEN-F Is the Perfect Camera for the Design-Conscious Urban Photographer

The latest addition to Olympus’s much-vaunted PEN family of cameras, the PEN-F, is a camera that takes the classic mid-century design of its …

Olympus PEN Series

Colleges in Asia are expanding way too fast for their own good

Enrollment in higher education in Asia has increased by over 50% in the last 10 years and by a higher percentage in countries such as China. In recent years, universities in mainland China have produced over seven million graduates a year, up from one million in 2000.<p>This rapid expansion of higher …

Want A Fulfilling Career in International Development? Start with Humility.

A few tips on building a lasting career in the often murky field of international development.<p>So <b>you want to make the world a better place.</b> You hear …

14 Brilliant Self-Help Books That You Must Read

Watching yourself transform into the person you’ve always wanted to be is something we all want to experience. But without the know-how of the steps …

Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

15 habits that can make you happier

But advice on exactly how to boost your happiness is often not backed by science, even though there's a whole field devoted to studying it.<p>While everyone has different things that make them happy — a taco stuffed with cilantro is joyful for some and miserable for others — research on well-being has …

Henry Kissinger’s genocidal legacy: Vietnam, Cambodia and the birth of American militarism

<b>(Reuters/Pascal Lauener)</b><p>Nixon introduced us to permanent, extrajudicial war in Southeast Asia, and it continues today in the Middle East<p>Greg Grandin<p>November 10, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>In April 2014, ESPN published a photograph of an unlikely duo: Samantha …

Middle East

11 Websites You Can Use to Speak a New Language

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

10 Great Apps Every Leader Needs to Be Effective

Let technology radically enhance your leadership.<p>It's not enough for twenty-first-century leaders to focus on getting things done. They must also connect with employees to inspire performance. Digging deeper, top management today needs to marry purpose and meaning to each employee's contribution. …

Apps

7 Hormone-Balancing Foods For Glowing Skin

Our skin is the protection we have against the elements. For those with glowing, smooth and clear skin, it's also a source of pride. For others, …

New Beauty Products From Cosmoprof 2015

Cosmoprof North America is one of the biggest cosmetics trade shows of the year. It's where hundreds of beauty brands convene to show off their newest products and innovations to buyers, distributors, and media. And as you can guess, we were like kids in a beauty candy store as we roamed the halls …

7 Proven Ways to Get Abs

Jul 19, 2015<p>When aiming for any goal, there is always one thing that will prevent you from getting there– excuses. The same goes for weight loss. …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

How to Build Academic Vocabulary

ASCD HIGHLIGHTS<p>Sign Up for Free <i>EL</i><p>The Summer 2014 issue of <i>Educational Leadership</i> magazine—on the theme "Making a Difference"—is digital-only and free! …

Teaching

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

Not Sleeping Well? These 6 Simple Yoga Poses Will Instantly Put You To Sleep

Do you have trouble getting to sleep? You’re not alone. I’ve found these six yoga poses really help me get some deep recharging shuteye time after …

365 Days of Beauty: Your Beauty Essentials for June 2015

1/35<p><b>Sunday, July 5:</b> Oral B Precision Black 7000 ($190 Value)<p>This multi-powered toothbrush oscillates, rotates, and pulsates to clean your teeth two …

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far

This list focuses on sites that ELL students would use directly. Of course, many other sites on my other lists can also be used effectively with …

The terrible design mistakes you’re likely making on your resume

The internet has not been the best design teacher when it comes to formatting résumés.<p>Since the time of Leonardo da Vinci, who once succinctly summarized his credentials for the Duke of Milan on a sheet of parchment, the document has been a jobseeker’s first (and hopefully best) foot forward. Even …

Typography

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …