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Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Employment

This Man Has Been Living On Cruise Ships for Twenty Years

Mario Salcedo took his first cruise almost twenty years ago—and never stopped.<p>There’s a home-made sign on deck 11 of Royal Caribbean’s <i>Navigator of the Seas</i> that reads ‘Super Mario’s Office’. Every morning, a dapper, tanned passenger perches there, quietly tapping away at his keyboard. An office …

Royal Caribbean

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Procrastination

These 5 Tips Will End Your Struggle for Work-Life Balance

We’ve all been there: You’re checking emails on a Sunday morning, waking up in the middle of the night stressing about your to-do list and forgetting whether or not you shampooed your hair in the shower because you’re thinking about work. You’re not bored or unhappy at work; you’re <i>burnt out</i>. One …

Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

Having trouble focusing on what you really need to do? You're not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, the average worker admits to wasting 2.09 hours of each eight-hour workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. The Web is like the next-door neighbor who keeps asking us to play when …

Yes, you should write a fucking business plan.

Just because you’re a startup, doesn’t mean you won’t need it.<p>I know business plans aren’t in vogue. They’re not popular. Many of the startups that I …

The twenty best apps for small-business owners in 2016

Between handling customer complaints, keeping track of employee work schedules and monitoring expenses, running a small business is hard work. If …

Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

You’re searching for a new job. Updating your LinkedIn profile and résumé. Describing your accomplishments in two- to three-line bullet points that start with powerful action verbs and end with quantifiable results.<p>You know the standard advice. But for the most part, recruiters aren’t calling. And …

A Pilates Pro's Two-Week Coachella Body Game Plan

Now that you know where you'll be partying and what you'll be wearing at Coachella this year, how are you getting camera-ready? To ensure that you look and feel your best at the fest, we've called on celebrity trainer Shannon Nadj—the owner of West Hollywood's Hot Pilates—to create an exclusive, …

Los Angeles

Apps to help you work, backup and chill

From your work life to your personal life, anything that you want to get done, to make more efficient, or to entertain is out there ready for you to enjoy thanks to apps and gadgets. But those apps and gadgets can start to get pretty pricey after a while.<p>Over on TNW Deals, there are some popular …

SoundCloud Rolls Out A Dedicated App For Creators

SoundCloud, a top 5 Music app on both iOS and Android, has today released a new mobile application aimed specifically at artists and creators. Called SoundCloud Pulse, the app allows its users to share their sounds publicly and privately, track their stats and performance, reply to comments, and …

Adobe, Dropbox team up to help you better manage your PDF files

People who work with or share PDF files could benefit from a new collaboration between Adobe and file-storage site Dropbox.<p>A partnership between the two companies announced early Tuesday is geared toward letting users of the Adobe Acrobat Reader app or the desktop version of Acrobat DC more …

Google can now write your emails for you

Gmail's new 'Smart Reply' function uses artificial intelligence software to suggest the best replies to emails<p>Email was supposed to make our lives easier, but has instead turned into an enormous time sink, with workers spending hours every day reading and responding to messages.<p>Gmail, the world’s …

Google's new app lets your friends know when you're down to hang

Letting your friends know you're down to hang; there's (now) an app for that, and no, it's not just messaging.<p>Without any official announcement, …

Hollywood's 50 Best Dressed: See All the Women Who Made Our List and Make Your Own Top 10

In our increasingly image-driven era, ruling the red carpet is not as simple as it used to be. The stakes have never been higher for stars to make an …

Five ways to maintain a long-term relationship

What does it take to make a long-term relationship work? We spoke to relationship professionals about the science behind matching systems on dating websites for their top tips<p>Just what does it take to have a long-term relationship? After dating website eHarmony.co.uk carried out a psychological …

EHarmony

A Mediterranean diet could protect your brain from shrinking in old age

Following a Mediterranean diet high in fish and low in meat may slow down the signs of aging in your brain, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that among 684 elderly people with an average age of 80, those who stuck more closely to a Mediterranean diet that includes lots of vegetables, …

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Costa Rica

Nasdaq on Tumblr — Jon Gruden, @bmarshall @carlilloyd @karltowns...

Jon Gruden, @bmarshall @carlilloyd @karltowns @michaelbjordan & more discuss why #SportsMatter at the @dickssportinggoods Foundation event here at …

Windows 10 Review: A Worthy Upgrade

40 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.

Cooking

4 Chefs Share The Best Cooking Advice They've Ever Received

<i>Beyond making sure everything's ready before you begin, here are the pointers that pros say everyone should know.</i><p>By Lynn Andriani<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>4 Chefs On The Best Cooking Advice They've Ever Received

Kitchens

How This Self-Proclaimed Crash Dieter Finally Lost 102 Pounds

Hannah Casey is no longer the queen of diet fads and quick fixes. Follow her weight-loss tips to drop the pounds forever<p><b>Name:</b> Hannah Casey <b>Age:</b> 34 <b>Hometown:</b> Charleston, South Carolina <b>Before Weight:</b> 248 <b>After Weight:</b> 146<p>In college, Hannah began gaining weight due to stress eating. "I would buy a box of …

Weight Loss

Chinese leader in Belarus to sign multibillion dollar deals

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled Sunday to Belarus for a three-day trip to sign deals worth billions of dollars as Beijing …

Russia

Before & After: From Everyday IKEA Billy Bookcases to Beautiful Built-ins

Love the library look of rows and rows of arched bookshelves? Me too. Since I always try to do my home decor projects on the cheap, I spent a little …