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25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue …

12 Ways Successful People Get More Done Than the Rest of Us

Successful people are not more gifted. They just work hard, and then succeed on purpose.<p>Most of us know at least one madly productive person--someone who's able to accomplish more in a couple of hours than the rest of us get done all day. And chances are that person is also quite successful.<p>It's no …

Self-improvement

A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

All These Rooms Have One Unusual Thing in Common

All these rooms have one, slightly unusual, thing in common. Can you figure out what it is?<p>What unites this all-white living room from Sight Unseen...<p>…

22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death

Fifty Shades versus the book she told you not to worry about.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused

In just a few minutes a day, you can rebuild your declining attention span.<p>With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the …

Mindfulness

5 Things the Smartest People Do After Work (No, It's Not Checking Emails)

Actively recharge your battery.<p>Most professionals spend at least 40 hours a week (more or less) working towards being better and getting further in their careers. With the concept of work-life balance gaining traction, especially among Millennials entering the work force, there have to be ways to …

Productivity

5 Things The “New You” Doesn’t Need (And 5 Things You Do)

In the end, decluttering is generally pretty satisfying, but in the process? It can be an emotional, guilt-ridden and stressful situation. You want …

How to turn your bedroom into a stress-free, healing sanctuary

Your bedroom is the first thing you see when you start your day, the last thing you see before you fall asleep, and the only place you want to go …

5 Rustic Bedrooms We Totally Want to Re-Create (and Cozy Up In)

After a long day, the first thing you probably want to do is sit down and unwind at home. Whether you realize it or not, the way your abode is …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

25 U.S. Attractions Everyone Should Visit in Their Lifetime

From ruins of ancient civilizations to Revolutionary War monuments, there are many attractions that celebrate the unique history of the US. The …

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done.<p>13 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily …

Saatchi & Saatchi

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do.<p>A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be …

Motivation

13 spectacular floral destinations to put on your bucket list

And they're Instagrammable, too!<p>Few things are as breathtaking and exciting as when flowers start to bloom again. So when you're planning your next …

How To Master a Modern Twist on a Classic Design Detail

Traditional types of architectural woodwork — I'm looking at you, wainscoting — are cropping up more and more in homes these days. Woodwork like this …

21 Lighter Meals That Help You Get Back on Track After a *Big* Weekend

Weekends are a great time to let loose with friends and good food, but between midnight munchies and boozy brunches, it’s dangerously easy to let …

5 Secrets of People Who Always Seem to Have a Tidy Kitchen

There are some folks who seem to have immaculately clean kitchens at all times. Whether you're over for a party or you swing by unannounced for a …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

If you feel a twinge of jealousy each time you read about another successful person who wakes up at 4 a.m. to meditate, jog, read a novel, and eat …

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Self-help

Perfect Summer Pies Tarts

Peach Blackberry Pie<p>Summer's most-iconic stone fruit gets paired with plump, juicy blackberries in Bobby Flay's subtly spiced, mile-high pie. Inside …

7 Easy Exercises for Better Balance

With you exercise, you may focus on how certain regimens will improve your strength, help you lose weight, or even make you more flexible. Or maybe …

Stretching

Detox Your Body While You Sleep With This Simple Home Remedy

Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder that affects people of all ages, especially the elderly. There are many causes of insomnia, but the main …

Alternative Medicine

Best Ever Chocolate Cake With Oreo Cream Filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper and then spray well with non-stick cooking spray.<p>In …

5 Habits That Improve your Mental State, Motivation and Productivity

Most entrepreneurs have an intuitive understanding that mental health is important to the success of their business.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lonely, difficult journey. You're running your own business and dealing with the fact that your financial security is directly tied to your company 's …

College Graduates: Follow These 7 Habits and You'll Have Your Most Productive Summer Yet

This is how you grow 10 times faster than everyone else.<p>Congratulations.<p>No, not for graduating. That's meh. That's expected.<p>Congratulations for exiting the Training Area of life and entering the real world. Now, the game begins for real.<p>Habit 1: Wake Yourself Up (Keep Your Alarm)<p>Now that the world …

Sustainability

6 Tips to Crushing Your Deadlines

How to cross more off your to-do list every day.<p>A lot of us are usually overcome with excitement at the prospect of a new job or taking on a new challenge. Unfortunately, the novelty does not last very long when we get hit with wave after wave of deadlines.<p>Not everyone is mentally or physically …

How to Dominate Dark Colors Like a Londoner

Londoners aren't the <i>only</i> people in the world who often use dark, dramatic colors in their home, but they are world-class masters at it. Shadowy …

Interior Design

9 High-Protein Sandwiches With No Meat

In the world of meal prep and healthy lunch ideas, the humble sandwich often gets overlooked. Which is a shame, because high-quality, 100-percent …

Healthy Eating