Michelle Lewis

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DIY: Homemade Lip Gloss

Hello friends!<p>We’re totally making our own lip gloss! We’re scenting them. We’re tinting them. We’re putting them in little rectangular metal …

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Watch Music Bring Back Memories for Alzheimer's Patients

How songs can help people whose minds are deteriorating.<p>One day in 2006, New York social worker Dan Cohen realized that with today's devices, all of his favorite music—he's a fan of '60s rock—is at his fingertips, but he might no longer be able to listen to it if he winds up in a nursing home when …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

He is one of the world’s best known and most successful entrepreneurs, with hundreds of patents to his name—including the Segway scooter. But you …

How To Stop Your Mind From Working Too Hard

<i>This is a guest post by Ben Thomas, a journalist who writes about the brain. He blogs at The Connectome. You can find him on Twitter.</i><p>We humans are the only creatures that actively study our own minds, fine-tuning our thought processes for greater efficiency and accuracy. We strain for the slightest …

8 Surprising Things That'll Make You Wildly Successful

We know, we know. Never stop learning. Set goals. Never fear failure. Get grit. Give. But what achievement enhancers don't we expect?<p>One …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

<i>“Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself,”</i> William James wrote in his influential meditation on habit, <i>”so that we find ourselves automatically prompted to think, feel, or do what we have been before accustomed to think, feel, or do, under like</i> …

Grab 2 Free Months of Hulu Plus (Instead of the One-Week Trial)

Courtesy of new Hulu animated series, The Awesomes, you can sign up for a free two-month trial of Hulu Plus, giving you access to tons of HD movies …

How to Fix 11 of the Most Common Household Appliance Problems

<i>At least a quarter of all appliance repair calls are resolved with no-brainer solutions like pushing a button or flipping a circuit breaker. The team</i> …

How to Double Your Productivity Immediately With a Dream Collage

All successful men and women are goal setters; they focus their time and energy on their goals and this makes them very productive. A wise man once …

Learn About Plain English and Avoid Vague Words

The UK government (GOV.UK) has recently advocated to use plain English instead of the long and formal words in official communication. The reason is …

20 Ways to Become a Better Writer

Two years ago, if you were to tell me I’d one day be writing for my favorite magazines and finishing my first screenplay… well, I wouldn’t believe …

Ten Simple Things You Can Do to Be Happier, Backed by Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier—as I’m sure most …

Happiness

Seven Great, Underrated Desktop Wallpaper Sites

When it comes to decorating your desktop with new wallpaper, you probably have some favorite sources already, and we hopefully our Wallpaper …

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Identity-Theft Monitoring Programs Worth a Look

Here's what to look for in a service and what you can expect to pay.<p>Over the years, we have cast a skeptical eye on serv­ices that charge a fee in …

Identity Theft

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How Experts Gain Influence

Artwork: Jessica Snow, Board Game, 2011, acrylic on panel, 18″ x 18″<p>In 2006 the risk management chiefs of two British financial institutions—we’ll call them Saxon Bank and Anglo Bank—were in similar situations. Each reported directly to the CEO and had, in theory, the same influence in their …

Exploit IT for Strategic Benefit

IT leaders have long embraced the idea that the role of the IT unit, and of enterprise IT systems, is to enable business. However, when we ask CIOs how their “enabling” is going, they consistently respond that sometimes it goes well; sometimes not so much. In the digital economy, as IT becomes ever …

Your Brain at Work

When Apple fanatics lined up to get the new iPhone in 2011, the New York Times published an op-ed titled “You Love Your iPhone. Literally.” It described an unpublished experiment in which the author scanned the brains of 16 people as they heard and watched audio and video of ringing or vibrating …

How Criticism Creates Innovative Teams

It’s tough to find examples of successfully challenging the boss, even tougher to find stories of leaders who specifically ask to be challenged. The most common is a tale of Alfred P. Sloan at General Motors. During a meeting in which GM’s top management team was considering a weighty decision, …

28 Excellent Books You Can Read For Free

The problem is that in order to read a lot of books, you have to buy them from the Kindle bookstore. Yes, there are other options out there - you can check out some e-books from your local library, for example - but the selection is often really limited.<p>Naturally, my frugal side wanted to find ways …

Literature

5 Ways to Cut the Cost of Traveling With Kids

A family vacation can be expensive. Try these money-saving strategies to spend less.<p>Family travel can get really expensive really fast. For example, …

Personal Finance

3 Simple Steps to Review Your Investment Portfolio

Be sure to periodically check your asset allocation to make sure you're taking on the right amount of risk for you.<p>A periodic review of your …

Investing

Do Your Own Car Maintenance, Save Hundreds Per Year

Many people settle into a route of convenience when it comes to the maintenance on their automobile. They take their car to the dealer or to a car …

Disney wristbands increase visitor spending at parks

Electronic wristbands tested at Walt Disney Co.’s Florida resort succeeded in boosting spending by guests, parks division Chairman Thomas Staggs said.<p>…

How to Capture the Moment

<b>Reader Question:</b> <b>I’ve heard photographers talk about capturing the moment. What does that mean?</b><p><b>My Answer:</b> Almost every good shot captures a unique moment in time.<p>Sometimes the moment happens right away, and sometimes you have to wait a while. It can be as simple as a woman glancing up or as complex …

Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

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