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How To Be More Productive With Your Spare Time

If there’s one thing most bloggers know about writing it’s that it’s very time consuming.<p>And when time is money, you certainly can’t afford to waste …

11 Best Vintage IKEA Pieces: Bring Them Back!

(Image credit: Scraphacker)<p>There is some pretty great stuff at IKEA. But it's hard not to be jealous of IKEA shoppers from the 70s and 80s when you …

Hung Up

Best Free Book App that indulge reading habit

For both iPhone and iPad users, there are several great e-book reading apps that are free and a treat for any avid book reader. Both the devices …

Writing

The 5 Best Yoga Moves for Athletes

If you associate yoga with crunchy human pretzels and Cirque de Soleil, it’s time you got schooled. “Yoga can obviously help with flexibility and range of motion,” says Sage Rountree, a Raleigh, N.C.-based endurance sports coach, and author of <i>Everyday Yoga</i>. But it can also “help build strength, and …

Yoga

How to Create a Personal Development Plan

Realizing your dreams would become more possible if you come up with your own personal development plan.<p>The plan can become the guide that you need …

Self-improvement

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …

Apps

How 'Equality' Was Used to Dismantle Voting Rights

The Voting Rights Act was signed into law 50 years ago to rectify a "clear and simple wrong." Throughout the Jim Crow South, African Americans were systematically denied their right to vote through tactics like literacy tests and poll taxes. The Voting Rights Act outlawed these and other targeted …

20 Amazing Writing Tools That Will Rock Your Content Marketing

If you’re a blogger, writer or content marketer…<p>You need to adapt.<p>New technology and on-the-go expectations from your audience have led to a growing …

Traumatic memories really can be repressed, but also restored, say scientists

If the brain is in a heightened state of arousal when it records a past event it sometimes cannot replay it until it returns to the same state when the memory formed<p>Memories can be suppressed and later recovered, scientists have found, in new research which supports psychologists who believe that …

The Brain

DIY Your Coffee, Save Big Bucks

Every Monday morning you can expect to see a social-media spike in one topic: #coffee. More and more, people are opting to save a few bucks by making their own coffee at home and taking it to-go. The DIY community over at our sister-site, The Snug, are no exception. They take their coffee pretty …

The Scientific Benefits Of Mind-Wandering

Losing focus and giving in to distractions might not be so bad for us after all.<p>Feeling distracted? Suffering from information overload? You’ve probably heard more than once that you need to “get in the zone” and stop juggling so many thoughts at once. To cope with it all, some people try social …

5 Ways to Retrain Your Brain

It was once generally accepted that we were born with a certain capacity to learn and we did the best we could with what we had.We now know …

The Brain

“Muji Is Not A Trend”: How Design Fuels Muji’s Growth

The pioneering “no brand” brand views design as a solution for problems we encounter daily.<p>With around 400 stores in Japan alone, and another 300 operating internationally, housewares brand Muji shows no signs of slowing its rapid clip of expansion. For the past 35 years, the company has …

Trying to Lose Weight? 3 Foods That Help You Stay Full Longer

<i>By Laurel Leicht , Glamour</i><p>When you're out to eat, ordering a vegetable soup is a way healthier move than reaching into the bread basket. But it's not just about the calories you'll save. Hot liquids can also help you feel more full, so you'll actually eat less by the time your entrée comes. Since …

An exercise scientist told us how working out for a short amount of time can produce big results

The idea is simple: You work out for a short amount of time in intense bursts that spike your heart rate, often alternating those bursts with gentler exercise that lets you catch your breath.<p>So instead of your hour long run, you might work out instead for, say, 30 minutes.<p>During the course of those …

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

Books

The 8 smartest things to do with your money in your 30s

What do you do with excess money when you're no longer living paycheck to paycheck? And how do you prepare for big expenses you're bound to face in your 30s?<p>We spoke to Michael Solari, a certified financial planner at Solari Financial Planning, about the smartest things 30-somethings can do with …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

The world's most adventurous honeymoon destinations

In 2013, when 7,500 members of The Knot Wedding Network were surveyed about their honeymoon plans, 23 percent of respondents cited adventure as a top attribute for their post-wedding getaway.<p>This came after more obvious answers like sun, sand and surf, a casual and relaxing atmosphere, and romantic …

Riviera Maya

35 Killer Ways to Use Your Empty Vertical Space

You probably don't even realize how much untapped vertical space you've got in your home and garden. Think about those empty corners, the space above your stove or toilet, the exterior walls behind your flower beds, even the half-an-inch behind your furniture -- all of that space can be used to add …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

7 Important Things Successful People Do Before Bedtime | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered why some people are able to start the day energized and alert while others have to drag themselves out of bed and into the world of productivity? It’s not simply because of good genes or a positive attitude.<p>Most of the successful people I know are able to take command of …

Success

9 Success Habits Wealthy People Have That Cost Nothing - INFORMATION NIGERIA

Have you ever wondered how certain people have gotten so successful? Sure you have. A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, …

Self-improvement

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness | Inc.com

The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, Aug. 15), it's worth taking a moment to find your inner peace.<p>Over the past few years, a stream of research suggests that …

Meditation

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

Happiness

A Step-by-Step Guide to Befriending Strange Cats

<i>How should a stranger behave to a cat to become his friend? originally appeared on Quora, the best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.</i><p><b>Answer by Diane Meriwether,</b> …

Required Reading: The 50 Best Books for Men

On the Road<p><i>by Jack Kerouac –</i> Considered the magnum opus of the beat generation this is the novel of living beyond society, outside of the law, in a …