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How to Reorganize Your Pantry to Eat Better

<b>Tip #1: Small Changes Mean Big Rewards</b><p>According to Kristie, it pays to narrow the focus of your goal. While getting healthy is always a good idea, …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

10 everyday habits that are terrible for your health — and how you can fix them

This Is the Most Popular Style of House in America Right Now

A new poll says the craftsman-style home is America’s favorite kind of house — and whether you agree likely depends on your age.<p>In a poll of 2,000 …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

A strange diet is designed to slow aging by mimicking fasting — but you can eat normally most of the time

Most of us don't just want to live longer. We want stay healthier at the same time — an extra 20-30 years lying in a sickbed sounds terrible.<p>Valter Longo, the director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California, believes that by eating in a specific way, people might be …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

Fresh Starts: 20 Ways to Give New Life to Old Furniture

If you're giving yourself a fresh start for 2018—new haircut, workout routine, healthy habits—give your furniture a New Year's refresh with these 20 …

4 Secrets to Being More Productive, According to Ancient Philosophers

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this?<p>The word “productivity” seems new and sleek and …

Time Management

Next year's travel trends: vegetarian and vegan travel

More and more people are developing a taste for vegan and vegetarian dining with benefits to their health, the planet and, of course, the animals. Travel the less traditional culinary road at these veg-friendly eateries across the globe, from newcomers to old classics.<p>The Soul Kitchen, Paris, France<p>…

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Some people seem to 'click' with everyone they meet — and a psychologist says there are a few reasons why

If you've been on even a single date, then you've likely taken part in some post-date analysis. <i>Was she cute? Was he smart? Was there a spark? Did you have —</i> as if anyone even knows what this means <i>— chemistry?</i><p>Platonic meet-ups rarely get analyzed in as much excruciating detail — in real life or in …

Bright ideas: How to light your kitchen

The secret to successful kitchen lighting is creating a variety of moods at different times of day, says Sally Storey.<p>Kitchen lighting, particularly …

How to tell if you’re decorating your home right

Step this way for some decorating self-esteem<p>Revamping and decorating your home can be a very stressful experience. Here’s how to know when you’ve …

With 1 Tweet, J.K. Rowling Just Gave the Best Advice You'll Hear Today

The author of the Harry Potter series doesn't just understand the struggle. She also knows the only path to genuine success.<p>A couple of days ago, a struggling writer (and Harry Potter fan) vented her disappointment and frustration on Twitter.<p>"I want to write like @jk_rowling or @StephenKing but …

Motivation

27 cities around the world where expats are happy, rents are affordable, and jobs are plentiful

If you're thinking about living abroad, the best people to ask for tips might be the people who have already done it: expats.<p>InterNations, an expatriate network and global guide, put together a list of the best cities for living and working abroad, according to expats they surveyed.<p>To compile the …

11 high-paying jobs you can do from home

There are plenty of other industries looking to compensate skilled workers handsomely for doing the same work remotely.<p>FlexJobs, an online service specializing in telecommuting and remote work, recently sifted through its listings for high-paying remote jobs.<p>Each of the below positions pay at least …

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Don't waste your bread on motor oil.<p>Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t …

The Color That Makes Everything in Your Home Look More Expensive

There is a multitude of design elements to consider when you're decorating your home, but few are as important as color. The right shade doesn't just …

I Stopped Doing These 3 Things, and Now I Sleep Straight Through the Night

Sleeping through the night was probably the biggest topic of discussion when my kids were babies. But it's not just little ones who need a good night of sleep! What about us grown-ups?<p>After recently having a tough time with waking up a lot and not being able to fall back asleep, here are three …

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Add these 20 foods to your diet to lower blood pressure

New CDC guidelines will add millions of men and women to the ranks of those with high blood pressure. While 140/80 was once considered the high blood pressure threshold, 130/80 millileters of mercury has taken its place as the magic number.<p>While a staggering 75 million Americans — that’s nearly one …

Nutrition

12 Most Common Writing Mistakes You Want to Avoid at All Costs

Nobody expects you to be perfect all the time. However, there are some really glaring writing mistakes that when done repeatedly can seriously undermine your credibility, reputation and personal brand.<p>But many of these mistakes are easy to avoid. For instance, misspelled words, excessive …

Linguistics

6 Smart Things Super Productive People Do to Get More Things Done Every Day

These science-backed techniques will drastically improve your ability to get more done.<p>Ever wish you had more than 24 hours in a day to get more things done? I'm with you. In the struggle to be more productive amid so many distractions, we need tools and techniques that work to our advantage …

Time Management

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Creativity

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Arts and Crafts movement

The Most Amazing Retirement Chart You'll Ever See

It has nothing to do with money.<p>There are few psychological forces more powerful than <i>hedonic adaptation</i>. As former Fool Morgan Housel once described …

How to tell if you've had a good night's sleep

After tossing and turning for what seems like hours, you come to terms with the fact that it'll be another sleepless night. But how can we tell if …

The No.1 factor in happiness isn't wealth or popularity — but too many people overlook it at every turn

And no, it's not binge-watching Netflix either.<p>It's autonomy, the feeling that your life's activities and habits are self-chosen and self-endorsed. And when we have autonomy in our life, when we have the mentally exhilarating power of choice, we must spend it wisely.<p>But far too many counter the …

5 Things to Know About Restless Legs Syndrome

If you’ve ever been reading a book or watching TV in the evening and felt a strange, powerful urge to move your legs, you may have experienced the …

Sleep

Ikigai: Why you need to try the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

<b>If you tried the Danish concept of hygge last year, embracing the joy of cosiness, then it's time to turn your attention to a new lifestyle principle</b> …

Self-improvement