Michael Alexander

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9 Things Your Baby Learns Every Day

He's not just giggling—he's getting an education.<p>You may think that the early months with your baby are all about feeding, sleeping, and diapering. But you have countless interactions every day that teach him about love, attachment, security, trust, empathy, language, and even math. "Babies are …

8 yoga moves to loosen up tight muscles

For Rebecca Pacheco, yoga and running have always been intertwined. ‘I started running when I was 14 and doing yoga when I was 16, so I really don’t …

How To Teach Your Grandchildren To Be Happy

We just returned to our home in Rancho Mirage, California from our condo in the sky after a whirlwind trip of five days in my beautiful Chicago. As many of you know, in Chicago, we live on the 71st floor of a condo building with our dog, Orchid, who often lies on the window ledge listening to the …

How to Eat Throughout the Day for Maximum Productivity

Your brain has A LOT to do. It works overtime making sure your body <i>and</i> mind are functioning at every conceivable level, so naturally, its cells require twice the amount of energy as any other organ. To give your brain the energy it needs to crush it at work and make it to that late night workout …

5 Delicious DIY Naan Recipes

You can make the delicious flatbread at home!<p>Naan, the soft and chewy Indian flatbread, is a staple side for any takeout order of curry or biriyani. …

The Best-Kept Secret to a Highly Successful Relationship

According to Adam Grant, author of <i>Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success</i>(and Wharton’s most popular faculty member), people fall into …

Self-improvement

20 Life Hacks of the Super Wealthy

Here's a tip: stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>In today’s digital age, people are growing more and more interested in how to become financially …

7 Healthy Foods Beyond Carrots for Healthy Eyes

You have likely heard of degenerative diseases such as cataracts, keratoconus and macular degeneration. For preventative measures, I am sure you know salmon is good for your heart and oatmeal for your cholesterol, but did you know that certain foods (other than carrots) can also improve your eye …

Nutrition

5 Secrets To A Long, Happy Life, According To My 91-Year-Old Grandmother

My 91-year-old grandmother is my last living grandparent, by a long shot. When I went to visit her on her 90th birthday, I asked her how she's …

Happiness

5 Items You Should Have In Your Kitchen By Your 30s

<i>By Brooke Bobb</i><p>The postcollegiate years are prime time for eating out and ordering in--life is busy, work is hard, and going out on the town with more than just a campus food card is exciting. But as you edge closer to 30, you should start getting your house in check, especially when it comes to …

Slow Cookers

8 Ways To Declutter Your Home

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

Apps

Are These New Orleans' Most Romantic Restaurants?

<i>NOLA—</i> Brett Anderson offers 12 romantic restaurants for people doing the whole Valentines thing. His picks include Horn's, N7, and Jamila's. [NOLA.com]<p><i>CENTRAL CITY—</i> Todd Price offers six things to know about partially-open <b>Dryades Market</b> this week. [NOLA.com]<p><i>MID CITY—</i> <b>Banks Street Bar</b> will hold its …

New Orleans

Opera Cake

It is hard to say exactly who invented the Opera Cake. Some sources claim there was a type of Opera Cake sold in Paris as long ago as 1890, and some …

Dessert

Restoration Hardware is first big tenant at S.F.’s Pier 70

The high-end home furnishing retailer Restoration Hardware will become the first tenant at Pier 70, the sprawling redevelopment project that over the next decade will transform 66 acres of waterfront land just east of the Dogpatch neighborhood with 1,000 units of housing, offices and waterfront …

San Francisco

Love Potions: Latin Aphrodisiac Cocktails for V-Day

Looking to add some spark during a romantic dinner for two? Dimly lit candles may set the ideal mood, but the right dishes could add some <i>fuego</i> to your sheets. For thousands of years, various cultures throughout the world have relied on aphrodisiacs, or certain ingredients that can instantly stir up …

Candles

New Book Slams Restaurants That Treat Workers Poorly

Forked calls out businesses that don't offer decent wages, paid sicks days and upward mobility—and praises those that exceed minimum …

italiers.com

7 Hotel Housekeeping Tricks You Need To Clean Your Bathroom

Listen to the pros. 👍<p>When it comes to bathrooms, hotel housekeepers have seen it all. Whether it's a dirt-caked toilet bowl or a toothpaste-crusted sink, these masters of clean know how to tackle a mess in the most efficient way possible.<p>"Everything we do in a room is timed," says Madeline Chang, …

Loving Lake Tahoe

Crystal-clear waters, stunning natural beauty and plenty of recreational opportunities highlight this shared treasure on the Nevada-California border …

Hiking

Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 teaspoon ground turmeric<br>• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 4 bone-in chicken thighs<br>• 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil<br>• 3/4 cup water<br>• 4 cloves …

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9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Go on: Buy yourself flowers.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to improve your chances for complete and utter …

8 Houseplants That Improve Air Quality

Plants clean the airA study out of NASA called “Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement,” published in 1989 and intended to help …

Plants

How to Become a Better Listener: 10 Simple Tips

<i>“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”</i> <b><br>Ernest Hemingway</b><i>“Nature gave us one tongue and two</i> …

Self-help

Scoffing messy food, arguing in public … the real relationship landmarks | Daisy Buchanan

A study has found that new couples wait for five months before uttering the three magic words. But how can you really tell if your new partner is for keeps?<p>I told my husband that I was in love with him exactly seven weeks after I met him. I’d had a bottle of wine, survived a traumatic hen party, …