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25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

TED Talks

These 29 jobs have the best work-life balance

Do you feel like your work never stops and you’re logging countless hours each week? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Factbook, Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week — the longest of any other country in the world — and receive …

14 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

No USA, You Can’t Claim Monica Puig’s Puerto Rico Gold Medal Win As Your Own

Her victory is the gleam of hope Puerto Rico never knew it needed until now.<p>Like many <i>boricuas</i> on Saturday, Aug. 13, I celebrated when tennis player Monica Puig won gold in the single women’s division and became both Puerto Rico’s first gold win and a woman’s first gold win for the island.<p>Needless …

10 Things You Need to Stop Doing for a Happier Life

Don't we all seem to be endlessly searching for happiness? Sometimes we blame circumstances or people for the things that make us feel otherwise, when in fact it all starts within ourselves. It all begins within our own minds.<p>If you feel like your search for happiness never ends, and all you wish …

A Gourmet Guide to 420 in Chicago

Last week I received an email from a friend detailing the Trenchermen's upcoming burger specials. The one that immediately made my mouth water was their 420 burger. I figured that if a classy/foodie place like TM was serving up stoner snacks, there had to be other places in the city that were doing …

3 Men Detail Their Experiences Using Sex Toys in the Bedroom

"Our sex life is a million times better than it was several years ago before we started using the toys."<p>A lot of women enjoy sex more with a little help from a sex toy for clitoral stimulation, but there can be a cultural stigma against it, as if your partner shouldn't <i>need</i> a sex toy to get you off. …

13 Things About Love

<i>This originally appeared on Sum of My Pieces</i>.<p>I used to think that shielding yourself from intimacy made you a badass. And then I got into a relationship. There is nothing harder than loving someone and letting them love you in return. It makes you weaker and stronger, smaller and bigger. It is not …

Reader Requests: How to Make Schmidt's Meatloaf

In which we hunt down beloved recipes on behalf of F&W readers.<p>Last November, Food & Wine reader Barbara Haggerty was en route to St. Louis, …

Want a good credit score?

Growing your credit score doesn't require a complicated formula. Just focus on a few key factors to help your credit score go up.<p>Obtaining a credit …

Personal Finance

Why Two Shouldn't Become One in Relationships

Almost everyone has had someone else refer to their partner as their “other half.” But is that really a healthy goal in relationships?

Relationships

A photographer returned to New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina to see what's changed

Considered the costliest natural disaster in US history and the deadliest hurricane to hit the nation since 1928, Hurricane Katrina's storm surge inundated the city of New Orleans, Louisiana and killed over 1,500 people as flood walls broke and levees failed.<p>Reuters photographer Carlos Barria …

New Orleans

What Young Feminists Think of Hillary Clinton

Al­ex­an­dra Svokos was six years old, grow­ing up in Frank­lin Lakes, New Jer­sey, when she be­came a Hil­lary Clin­ton fan. It was 1998, and …

Feminism

'Kids': The Oral History of the Most Controversial Film of the Nineties

Twenty years later, cast and creators tell the inside story on the most notorious teen movie ever made<p>It was the summer of 1995. Bill Clinton was …

Rosario Dawson

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

This Couple Is Traveling The World To Find The Perfect Wedding Destination

In 2011, Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant sold all of their belongings and left their home in Manchester, England. They embarked on a four-year (and counting) journey around the world with plans to hold wedding ceremonies along the way.<p>"We wanted to meet local people, experience local culture and …

45 Best Albums of 2015 So Far

From Kendrick to Kacey, the best LPs from the first six months<p>By<p>It's nearly half over, but the year of the dueling streaming services has already …

Helen Mirren

Inside America's Juvenile-Detention System

C.T., age 15: "I got kicked out of school for partying and truancy. I use meth. They have had me here for 2 weeks. I thi<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Richard Ross<p>1 of …

Can Reddit find a way to become a business without losing its soul?

For the better part of the decade or so since it was founded, Reddit has thrived as a kind of quasi-anarchy: users can post pretty much anything and …

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Mind

Chicago Elections 2015