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This wildly popular organic start-up should make fast food chains nervous

The likes of LYFE Kitchen, Freshii, and Sweetgreen have introduced the concept of healthy meals to the fast-food industry, leaving iconic chains struggling on how to compete.<p>Washington, DC-based salad chain Sweetgreen is one of the leaders of the growing farm-to-table fast-food movement.<p>With the …

Food

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

10 Books You Must Read to Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

<b>Bold – Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis</b><p>Exponential technologies are technologies that have the ability to generate change and improve lives in ways …

18 Adorable "She Sheds" To Inspire Your Own Garden Escape

Taking a vacation is literally as easy as a trip to the backyard.<p>He got his man cave, now this is all you. From cozy cottages to coastal retreats, these she sheds prove that you don't need a lot of space to have a seriously awesome backyard escape. No boys allowed.

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

“If only I were more productive,” “If only I studied more,” “If only I took action.” Sounds familiar?<p>I think I already heard these ifonlystic …

Productivity

This chart shows why even a powerful El Niño won’t solve California’s water issues

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>In California, news of a …

10 Indicators That Distinguish Leaders From Managers

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Do industrial agricultural methods actually yield more food per acre than organic ones?

One of the most persistent arguments for modern, mechanized agriculture is that it produces a lot of food per acre, leaving more land for other …

Forgiveness: The Secret to a Healthy Relationship

Scientists who study forgiveness have long agreed that it is one of the most important contributors to a healthy relationship. Studies have shown that couples who practice forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer, more satisfying romantic relationships. Research has even found that people who …

Mayo Clinic

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

Passive Fitness Tracking App Human Is Now Much Easier On Your Battery

Human has been relentlessly updating its passive activity tracking app for the past two years. But today’s update is the biggest to date with many under-the-hood improvements and new user-facing features. In particular, Human is now much easier on your battery and more accurate as well.<p>The app now …

Fitness Technology

Small Things Couples Can Do Every Day To Keep Their Relationships Fresh

Anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship will tell you: the overwhelming infatuation you feel at the beginning of a relationship doesn’t last …

Relationships

Paper is Dropbox's answer to Google Docs (sort of)

For businesses so invested in our digital lives, tech companies really seem to like naming their products ‘Paper:’ First Facebook, then FiftyThree and now Dropbox.<p>Dropbox Paper is a rebranding of its Notes product for collaborative documents, launched as a private beta earlier in the year (Dropbox …

Google Docs

Meditation, Life, and the Good Sit

<i>(I spent the winter of 2012 in silence on a self-guided retreat at the Forest Refuge, a Buddhist meditation center in rural Massachusetts. This is the second entry of a twice-monthly blog exploring daily life in the silence, and how intensive retreats offer a compass for everyday life).</i><p>I have my …

Meditation

10 Thoughts Anxious People Have Throughout The Day

"Are they laughing at me?"<p>One of the <i>splendid blessings</i> (read: annoying symptoms) of anxiety is having to deal with rapid-fire thoughts that turn into constant worry. Sometimes these thoughts are warranted (“Did I leave the oven on?”), but often they’re totally unfounded (“Does my boss hate me?”) ― …

Self-help

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Penn State