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​Follow This Hour-By-Hour Guide Today to Sleep Like a Baby Tonight

​What you’re doing during daylight hours could help or hurt you once darkness falls<p>When it comes to scoring a good night’s sleep, you know the obvious rules: No bright screens in your face before bed. No coffee with dinner. (Here’s what happens when you drink it for dessert.)<p>But it’s not just what …

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This Simple Drill Will Make You a Better Athlete

Stay quick and coordinated, and get a killer cardio workout while you're at it<p>Line drills are a great equipment-free exercise you can do virtually anywhere. These low-impact drills yield a high return—you'll enhance coordination, agility, and get some cardio in as well.<p>The key is to go as fast as …

Reach inbox zero in Gmail with these 5 tricks

Take charge of your emails<p>When it comes to email, it's usually a case of can't live with it, can't live without it. These messages make up an essential part of modern-day communications, but sorting through them takes up an inordinate amount of time, time that could be spent doing something more …

Conversations With College Students on a Politically Divided Campus

At Central Michigan University, a group of college students from across the political spectrum meets every week to talk through their differences.<p>MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.—The Civil Discourse Society meets every Tuesday evening at 7p.m. Started last year by a few undergraduates at Central Michigan …

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Creative Habits of Einstein, Picasso and Mozart

IQ alone cannot explain creative spark!<p>Intelligence is not enough to create extraordinary work. If you have ever channeled all your energy and time …

5 Things Every Dad Should Know About Nut Allergies

Nut allergies aren't just an inconvenience—they kill. Here's how to prevent a tragedy<p>Oakley Debbs and his family knew he was allergic to nuts. But during a Thanksgiving trip to Maine, the 11-year-old West Palm Beach native ate a piece of pound cake, not realizing that it contained walnuts, reports …

4 Ways to Get Rid Of Butt Acne

Find out how to nix those annoying bumps for good<p>Ever run your hand across your back side only to find that the skin is sporting some pimples? You're not alone. Debra Jaliman, a New York City-based dermatologist, explains exactly what these little bumps are: Folliculitis. (It's one of the 5 nasty …

America the Stuck

The Census reports that a record-low share of Americans are moving. A recent paper suggests government policies might be curbing mobility.<p>Our ability to move to opportunity—our mobility—is a key factor in our own and our nation’s economic success. But the mobility of Americans has reached record …

Why It Took So Long to Translate a Dutch Classic

When it was published in 1947, Gerard Reve’s The Evenings was considered shocking for its portrayal of youth in a postwar Netherlands. Now beloved in its home country, the novel is arriving stateside for the first time.<p>The Dutch novelist Gerard Reve led a scandal-filled career. In 1966, he …

4 Pushup Mistakes You’re Making

99 percent of guys actually suck at the pushup. Here’s the right way to do it<p>There’s no denying the many benefits of the pushup. Not only is it a fantastic exercise to target the pecs, deltoids, and triceps, but it’s also much more of a <i>full-body</i> movement than people give it credit for. Numerous …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Find inner-peace, while pounding the pavement<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the street, and the way his red hat flops to the side. I pass dry-looking trees …

How Hyperconnected Cities Are Taking Over the World

“Political geography is not determinant anymore, because cities are more important.”<p>In the medieval period, empires battled and colluded with each other in the quest for land.The resulting system, in which nations became the main actors on the global stage, is perhaps the one most of us know best. …

Four Creative Secrets Every Entrepreneur Needs To Understand

Creativity is one of the most important assets every entrepreneur possesses.<p>Let me rephrase that: <i>Creativity is the Most Important Quality an entrepreneur -- Who Wants to Succeed in Business -- Needs.</i><p>Some would argue passion is the most important quality. That overwhelming deep love that makes …

Why Quality of Place Matters

Cultural amenities like parks and museums attract young talent to big cities. But how do they work for smaller cities or older people?<p>For years, cities measured their success in purely economic terms—jobs created, rising incomes and wages, thenumber of corporate headquarters, or the extent of …

'Don't Speak Arabic Here'

"Don't speak Arabic here."<p>That was one of the first pieces of advice I recieved when I moved back to the United States after spending years in the Middle East, and it's a sentence that tends to ring in my ear very often. I did not hear it from an angry passer-by following the rhetoric of famous …

The Mental Health Issue Men Never Talk About

Three guys reveal what it’s really like to live with this debilitating condition<p>Picture the worst person you can imagine whispering horrifying things in your ear. Now picture yourself believing every single word—so much so, that you start isolating yourself from other people.<p>That’s what depression …

How Manga Gets Made: An American Translator's Story

When Jenny McKeon tells people she translates Japanese <i>manga</i>, or comics, into English for a living, they’re usually puzzled that she has any job security at all.<p>“Very frequently they’re not sure why that’s still a job when Google Translate exists,” the 26-year-old Amherst, Mass. resident said. “I …

23 time-saving hacks that will free up hours in your weekly schedule

So what are busybodies of the 21st century to do?<p>According to users on the question-and-answer site Quora, there are a range of daily behaviors people can tweak — even just slightly — to free up lots of extra time during the week.<p>Get ready to be your most efficient self.

Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning to Stay Successful

See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.<p>Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost …

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5 Insanely Busy Men Tell You How They Find Time to Work Out

If these guys can do it, so can you<p>Whoever said ‘those who can’t do, teach’ must have never met any of the <i>Men’s Health</i> advisors.<p>In addition to devoting hours of their time bringing you up to speed on the latest research and new ways to improve your health, these men and women continue to put in the …

7 Books That Explore the Boundaries of Language

The film “Arrival,” based on Ted Chiang’s short story “Story of Your Life,” follows a group of scientists as they attempt to determine a way to communicate with aliens who have recently made their presence known on Earth. It’s the stuff of classic science fiction, but in Chiang’s hands, it turns …

How the US military trains to take any air base, anywhere in the world, in just 18 hours

What happens when all hell breaks loose and the US military needs to act within hours?<p>Enter the 5,000 specialists of Global Response Force, from the Army's 82nd Airborne Brigade, Joint Special Operations Command, and the US Air Force, capable of deploying anywhere in the world within 18 hours.<p>"We …

15 Must-Read Manga Series for Comic Fans

When it comes to comics, Marvel and DC reign supreme. But, there is another kind of comic that often falls by the wayside in light in those comic …

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7 Insanely Fun Ways to Learn a Language When You're Too Busy

Who says you can’t have fun while learning a language?With the advent of technology, communication tools, and access to information, there’s no …

Raising a Trilingual Child

When Mom speaks one language and Dad another, and the family lives in a city with a third, what language to use for playing, scolding and keeping secrets?<p>Raising a bilingual child is a goal for many parents. For others, it is just the first step.<p>Stefano Striuli, an IT executive in Atlanta, speaks …

How to Stay Calm and Focused On Insanely Busy Days

Five of the most productive, successful guys we know explain how they manage stress<p>Any shrink can give you stress-reduction techniques—but we wanted to know what <i>really</i> works.<p>So we turned to five men we admire—successful doctors and researchers whose to-do lists are as baffling as their C.V.s—to …

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7 Ways You Stress Yourself Out

Experts gave us insight into practices you may think are harmless—but are in fact disrupting your peace of mind.<p>Robin Hilmantel, <i>Life by Daily Burn</i><p>I …