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The lazy way to quit bad habits

But … it's hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And you're not crazy…<p>Research from Duke University shows 40% of what you do every day isn't a decision — it's a habit.<p>From Charles Duhigg's excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business:<p>One paper …

Self Control

The 13 cheapest destinations for a beach holiday in Europe

The 10th annual survey is based on the total cost of 10 typical holiday expenses in 20 European beach resorts, ranked from the most to the least expensive.<p>Holiday items considered in the survey include a cup of coffee, suncream, insect repellant, and a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for …

Extreme Sports

Top Ten Tips to Know Before Booking Tickets and Taking the Train in Europe

Summer is just around the corner and with the Zika virus in full swing, it's one more reason people will be heading to Europe this summer. I personally prefer the train in Europe to any other form of transport. You don't have the same stress as air travel (you don't need to be there 2-plus hours …

10 Destinations You Can Visit for Under $25 a Day

<i>By: Meaghan Agnew</i><p><i>Credit: Patryk Kosmider/Shutterstock</i><p>You're one Seamless order away from insolvency, yet the travel bug continues to nibble. So how to wander the planet without worrying about the bottom line? Believe it or not, there are still plenty of global destinations where you can get by on …

Asia Travel

An Easy DIY Hack For Your IKEA Furniture

Browsing through Ikea hacks on Pinterest is admittedly one of your favorite pastimes. ("They made that from that?!")<p>Well, now it's your turn.<p>Presenting a quick tutorial on how to turn the Ikea Nornäs dresser into a perfectly lacquered and brass-hardware-embellished foyer console. See how it's</b> …

Hacking

20 words you should never put on your résumé

"Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to time, but professionals are evaluated increasingly on their ability to communicate," says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for professional placement firm Robert Half.<p>One of the major problems with using buzzwords and terms, …

Employment

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Yellowstone National Park

Ask the Celebrity Trainer: Fastest Way to Lose 10 Lbs

Follow this 30-day plan to drop a dress size (or more) in 30 days<p><b>Q:</b> When it comes to my workout routine, what's the fastest way to lose 10 pounds? <b><br>A:</b> …

Exercise

9 Simple Habits to Start Now for a More Energetic Day Tomorrow

Let’s just accept the fact that most of us don’t cook healthy meals every night, hit the gym every morning or have the best sleep habits. However, there are some simple ways to start working on healthy habits that don’t require you to have the discipline of a drill sergeant. Pick and choose which …

Mayo Clinic

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

13 Short Horror Movies That Will Scare The Hell Out Of You

Turn Your House Into a Horror Movie With This Futuristic Game

Do you like horror movies but hate the fact that they're just movies aren't interactive enough? And do you like horror games, but are annoyed by the …

Animals and Plants Entwine in Mythical Sculptures

Surrealistic sculptor Ellen Jewett combines art, science, and medical illustration into an imaginative fusion of natural forms. Inspired by wildlife, Ellen transforms the familiar aspects of plants and animals into unique hybrid creatures. Realistic details flow from animal to plant. Some pieces …

The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies

Odds are you use no more than two travel apps to get from point A to point B, and that’s fine — surveys show you’re not alone.<p>But consider for a …

Apps

The Best New Movies on Netflix and in Theaters This Month

What you should watch at the multiplex or from your couch in April 2015.<p>Snow on the East Coast has barely subsided, and yet we're already approaching the fourth-month-long Summer Movie Season, beginning with the latest <i>Fast and Furious</i> installment on April 3. While blockbusters won't fully flood …

Mad Men

Bill Gates recommended these 6 books for TED 2015

He recently wrote a list of recommended reads in honor of the TED 2015 conference on his blog, and they include thoroughly Gatesian themes: business, history, and public health.<p>They are:<p>1. "Business Adventures" by John Brooks<p>A collection of John Brooks' writings for the New Yorker published in …

Self-improvement

5 things NOT to buy at Costco and Sam’s Club

Slide 1 of 7<p>Many a shopper has walked out of warehouse clubs like Costco COST, +0.39% and Sam’s Club WMT, +0.68% with a receipt containing at least a …

Personal Finance

10 Times Ballet Dancers Made Pop Music Videos So Much Better

Earlier this month, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier debuted his newest music video for the Grammy nominated ballad, "Take Me to Church." The four-minute visual tease, directed by artist David LaChapelle, introduced ballet novices to Moscow-based dancer Sergei Polunin, a man who rebels against the …

Music Videos

18 Movies to Watch on Netflix Before They're Gone in March

Ali, Seven, Thief, Dumb and Dumber, and more titles you need to see before February is over.<p>Netflix may be delivering a bounty of new films and TV shows come Sunday, but as always, the beginning of a month also signals the expiration of many popular titles on the streaming service. That's …

Entertainment

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Personal Finance

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

Travel Deals

The 20 Most Romantic Movies on Netflix Streaming

Why go out on Valentine's Day?<p>Instead of dealing with crowded, overpriced restaurants, you and your honey can just stay in and stream your favorite romantic movies like "Moonstruck," "An Affair to Remember," "Pretty in Pink," or "Dirty Dancing" on Netflix. Or, if you're flying solo, your date can …

Streaming

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

Now You Can Vacation In A Real-Life Hobbit House

Are you a fan of The Hobbit and headed to Thailand for vacation? We know where you should stay.<p><i>AirBnB</i><p>Who wouldn't want to live like a hobbit? <i>The Fellowship of the Ring</i> painted Hobbiton as an idyllic land of green grass and merriment, the perfect place to kick back and relax (granted, you'd be …