Marielena Soilemezidi

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6 Ways to Practice Lagom, the Swedish Secret to a Balanced, Happy Life

Fourteen years ago, Niki Brantmark was invited to spend her summer vacation with a friend on Sweden’s West Coast. “It was the perfect setting for the …

We Want to Eat These Morning Buns for the Rest of Our Lives

Our dream sticky, sugary, tender, crackly-bottomed breakfast<p>For senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b>, the search for the perfect morning bun was quite the journey. She took inspiration from buns she had tried and bakeries she had visited across the country, assembling a list of admirable qualities and …

Breakfast

11 insider facts most flight attendants know — and you probably don't

No one has more insider knowledge about flying than flight attendants.<p>But by talking to these veteran globetrotters, as well as scouring Reddit and various articles, we were able to unearth 12 lesser-known facts about flying.<p>Whether you want more attentive service or to avoid getting kicked off …

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

Cooking

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Ireland

15 books that will fuel your wanderlust in 2017

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>After travelling, sitting at your desk almost every day of the week can be unbearable. Most of us know that feeling of restlessness, the …

Bad fad – Ruby Tandoh on how clean eating turned toxic

The backlash against a ‘wellness’ diet is in full swing – and leading chefs and writers associated with it are doing their best to ditch the term. It’s time we called it what it is<p>‘I think we have an obsession with diets. With fad diets.” This was Ella Mills, the food writer behind Deliciously Ella …

Wellness

Bobbi Brown: I’m Ready To Start Another Revolution

<i>Bobbi Brown, makeup artist, author, and founder of her namesake cosmetics line, has decided to leave her company. In this letter, she reflects on the</i> …

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril<p>In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone …

Peter Thiel

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-help

10 Travel Resolutions for 2017 and How to Make Them Happen

“Travel more” is a popular New Year's resolution—but it isn't very specific.<p>And just as resolving to “get rich” isn't likely to make an obvious …

Travel

6 Non-Touristy Balkans Destinations That Should Top Your 2017 Travel Lists

Topping most travel lists is an island-hopping escapade through Croatia and Montenegro, as both countries offer a slew of stunning coastlines and Old World charm where cobblestoned streets and castles prove common. But unbeknownst to most, these countries are just the outset of exploration into the …

European Travel

The best holiday dessert in 22 countries around the world

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Every country has their own traditional holiday sweet.<br>• In Canada, a spicy cinnamon candy called Chicken Bones is popular.<br>• In Iceland, "leaf bread" that is literally as thin as a leaf is eaten.</b><p>Americans love to eat candy canes, gingerbread, and sugar cookies during the …

Dessert

Vegan Banana Ice Cream Recipe - Great British Chefs

This vegan banana ice cream recipe offers a fantastic way to use up leftover frozen bananas for a creamy yet healthy chocolate 'nice cream'. Kate …

Ice Cream

The Baby I Lost, the Person I’m Finding

I knew when I started the IVF process that it would not be my path. That sounds ridiculous given how awful I made it sound, but I am severely …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

Texting is forcing us to confront some uncomfortable truths about our weird personalities

A friend of mine had a baby a little while ago, her second. Her brother texted me a photograph of big sister Anna (one year old) staring at little brother Quinn (one day old) with the most incredible expression on her face: this mixture of excitement and happiness and utter bewilderment, and, …

Text Messaging

5 free apps that’ll keep you sane during holiday shopping

Christmas shopping season kicks off on Black Friday but, as many shoppers have learned in the past few years, sometimes the deals aren’t worth …

15 fantastic non-toy gifts for the holidays

Children are dropping letters in the mail to Santa and letting parents know what they want for the holidays. For many parents, however, the idea of bringing toys into the house that aren’t likely to be played with past New Year’s Eve has them looking for alternatives. The good news is that there …

Kids

29 Easy Recipes to Help You Stick to Your Healthy-Eating Resolutions

'Tis the season for stuffing our faces. Whether it’s with a few extra slices of pie here or several celebratory glasses of wine there, we all know …

8 Super Sentimental Gifts to Give Your S.O. This Holiday Season

Are you so over pouring your paycheck into gifts for your partner that don’t have any true meaning or significance?<p>This year, surprise your other half with a gift that’s straight from the heart. Here are eight sentimental gifts that your partner will absolutely love this holiday season:<p><b>1. A</b> …

Weddings

20 Travel Hacks I Learned While Flying Around the World in 8 Days | Inc.com

My most recent business trip took me around the world in just eight days. I traveled nearly 35,000 miles, visited three continents and spent over 88 hours on airplanes. Needless to say, I picked up a few tips and tricks along the way.<p>Knowing top travel hacks can help you stay healthy, productive …

Singapore Airlines

29 Restaurants Around The World That You Must Try Before You Die

I have a confession: My main food gal Zoe Bain and I are quite competitive. So when we saw the R29 Fashion Team’s truly impressive 29 Big (Fashion) …