Megan Kitagawa

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How a Single Browser Plug-In Could Make You More Productive

The free Strict Workflow plug-in for Chrome gives you a new way to work that increases productivity and encourages self-discipline.<p>PCMag reviews …

Time Management

The Islamic historian who can explain why some states fail and others succeed

I have a new Kindle Single out, an essay on the 14th century Islamic historian Ibn Khaldun, who can rightly claim to be called the ‘father of social science’.<p>Ibn Khaldun is underrated in the west, compared to the other great philosophers and historians of the ages, but he enjoys a cult following …

10 Steps to a Happier Life, Backed By Research

I went through a number of great books on happiness and pulled together ten research-based tips that can help build a happier life:<p>1) Cut the small …

Happiness

These five-minute daily habits will seriously improve your life

• The suspected YouTube shooter reportedly taunted people during her rampage<br>• The Pentagon is close to awarding a $10 billion deal to Amazon despite …

This Breathing Exercise Can Help You Stay Focused At Work

Think you know how to breathe? Think again. Here’s a method to help you keep calm and carry on.<p>What if there were something you could do right this minute to improve how engaged, productive, and creative you are at work? As it turns out, there is, and you’re already doing it—breathing.<p>Breathing …

How Likely Are You to Poop During Anal Sex?

<i>How do men and women differ on the topic of farting in relationships? Check out these interviews:</i><p>"If you are concerned about the likelihood of poop appearing, you should limit stimulation to very shallow penetration," says Prause. "Fecal matter is [also] more likely depending on the shape of the …

Jake Gyllenhaal’s "Southpaw" Workout Routine KOs All Other Workout Routines

Jake Gyllenhaal’s "Southpaw" Workout Routine KOs All Other Workout Routines

The 7 most common types of managers, and how to deal with each one

Luckily, determining how to communicate with your boss is as easy as determining his or her management style. Once you know that, you'll have the tools you need to deliver the results she wants, in the way she wants.<p>Here are seven of the most popular types of managers you'll encounter in the …

Similar UFOs Appear Over Japanese, U.S. Cities

Strange lights over Osaka and Milwaukee.<p>Two separate cases of unusual-looking lights -- over cities on different continents -- were captured on video, prompting speculation that the objects were everything from alien life forms to popular Chinese lanterns.<p>The composite image above shows the aerial …

Paranormal

12 things you didn't know you could do with Gmail

Gmail is one of the world's most powerful and well-built tech tools, but there are ways to make it even more amazing.<p>Some features are hidden within Gmail itself -- through the Settings and Labs tab; others have been built by third party developers. (Just remember, third party apps will have access …

Apps

I Abstained From Sex With My Wife for 2 Weeks, and Here's What It Did to Our Relationship

Why did I agree to this, again?<p>In July, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson said in an interview that he had not had sex with girlfriend Ciara in the three months they'd been dating. "If you can love somebody without [sex]," Wilson said, "then you can really love somebody." The interview sparked a new …

People with this personality type are most likely to be unemployed

If you're wondering why it's so difficult for you to hold down a job, you might consider taking a personality assessment.<p>Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to be unemployed than others.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Singularity

25 Commonly Used Phrases That Can Hinder Your Success

What you say and how you say it can have a big impact on your success. Unfortunately, what seems like an innocent phrase in the workplace can lead …

Camel Toe-Fighting Workout Pants: Would You Wear Them?

One company's launched a new campaign centered around what's happening in and around your crotch.<p>Courtesy of Prismsport<p>This weekend, the activewear company Prismsport kicked off a campaign that's all about making sure your vag doesn't start munching on your yoga pants: "It starts with a seamless …

The Best Movies to Watch in August 2015

The most promising releases in theaters and on Netflix and Blu-ray in the coming month.<p>August is typically one of—if not the—dreariest months for movies, though this year, a surprising number of strong premieres will make going to the theater anything but a chore. From stripped-down genre efforts …

Entertainment

Readers' tips: the world's best national parks

This week’s winning letter<p>Poland<p>“Seaside holiday in Poland!” exclaimed an incredulous friend on my return from Wolin National Park. But it is truly worth it, though getting there is a bit tricky.<p>After a Ryanair flight from Stansted to Szczecin, a train to Miedzyzdroje and a local bus to Swietousc, …

13 Ways You May Be Accidentally Making Yourself Unhappy

Mental health experts weigh in on the things that aren't as good for you as you think.<p>If you haven't been feeling so hot, these little seemingly normal things might be a problem. To help, BuzzFeed Life talked to a few mental health experts about the most common behaviors that might not be as …

Online

This 12-minute workout plan will make intense exercise fun and easy to do

Short bursts of high-intensity training can provide results similar to or even better than a longer, lower-intensity gym session. Small amounts of vigorous exercise can add years to your life, all while providing the mental well-being and cardiovascular benefits that come from working out.<p>The …

7 Toxic People to Avoid When Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is one of the most challenging things you can do. And one of the hardest parts is that most people won't understand why you're working so hard, especially when you're not making much money to start.<p>They also won't …