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How Successful People Stay Productive And In Control

When they slip up, they simply forgive themselves and move on.<p>TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90 percent of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional …

How Eating Olive Oil Can Boost Your Memory

This healthy fat can protect your brain as you age<p>You now have one more excellent reason to shelve the store-bought dressing in favor of the homemade stuff: Eating a diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil may protect your brain as you age, researchers from Temple University suggest.<p>In the study, …

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

University of Oxford

7 Cognitive Biases That Are Holding You Back

You may believe that your conscious self is in control of your life, but the scientific reality is very much the opposite. Conquer these biases to turn things around.<p>The brain is surprisingly resource intensive, making up about 2 percent of your body weight, but consuming 20 percent of your …

Critical Thinking

A Wall Street guide to bar etiquette

Read this, absorb it, and the next time you're out in a bar, imbibe… and abide by these simple rules for bar etiquette, and a few tips for your drinking pleasure:<p>1. Be a regular at more than one bar. It's a good hedge, if like me, you've been banned from a few<p>2. Be patient. There's no line to get …

Alcohol

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety fueled by your thoughts (which is something that everyone …

Battling Fear And Anxiety: How I Got My Life Back

It was supposed to be a normal day at work.<p>I made my coffee and went outside to have my first cigarette. As I enjoyed the morning breeze, my heart started beating uncontrollably.<p>That was it. This was going to be my last moment on earth. I am about to die, I thought to myself.<p>Part of me really …

Why is my hangover so bad?

It’s not just the booze giving you a hangover – it’s the microbes in your stomach<p>Ever woken up on a Sunday morning with the worst hangover ever? The headache was bad enough, but the nausea and lethargy made you feel as if you had been poisoned. Yet, when you had done the same thing two months …

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Italian Food

14 Genius Hacks For A Quick Breakfast On-The-Go

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's arguably the most delicious. Sadly, we often let breakfast fall by the wayside with insanely busy schedules.<p>But abandon breakfast no more. We've rounded up 14 hacks to ensure you get in your first meal of the day without wasting any …

Here's How To Make A Classic Margarita, Because It's A Fundamental Life Skill

Margaritas are like opinions. Everyone has one that they consider to be the best.<p>To truly find your favorite, there's a whole ridiculous world of margaritas to be guzzled. You can try tame flavors like strawberry or mango, or you can go batsh*t crazy with a chocolate marg or even -- <i>shudder</i> -- one …

How drinking coffee might actually help you manage stress

But new research suggests a healthy caffeine habit could actually help you stay calm in some harrowing situations.<p>The study, conducted by scientists from Portugal, the US, and Brazil, is still pretty preliminary, and since it was done in mice we can't quite say how it'll pan out in people. But it …

Migas Are the Best "Crumbs" You'll Ever Eat for Breakfast

Got tortillas? Got scrambled eggs? You're halfway to making this easy, weekday breakfast migas recipe.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the</i> …

New York's iconic skyline will look incredibly different in just a few years

The new construction is so dramatic — and happening so fast — that the city's skyline could be completely transformed in a matter of years.<p>The change will be particularly robust around 57th Street, where six new luxury high rises are under construction, casting long shadows over Central Park and …

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to overcome worry that doesn't involve alcohol or a straitjacket.<p>The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You've probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.<p>Yeah, it's all the rage now. But …

30 Things to Do Before You Turn 30

I put together a video bucket list for you and everyone else you can think of - hopefully it will inspire you to live your life to the fullest, give yourself a break when you need it, travel often, and follow your dreams.<p>I filmed all of this footage throughout my travels in France, Italy, Morocco, …

20 Breakfast Recipes To Take You Around The World

You might not have time to travel, but you should always have time for breakfast.

21 Delicious Ways to Eat Pizza that Will Forever Change You

Pie. ‘Za. Perfection in a slice. No matter what you call it, there’s no denying pizza is the ultimate meal. It can be customized in thousands of ways …

Start Your Day Healthy: The Benefits of Breakfast

<i>by Carra Richling</i><p>It's been well-documented that breakfast is the most important meal of the day in regards to its impact on our health and our daily well-being. Skipping meals, especially breakfast, has been associated with excess body weight, hypertension, insulin resistance, and elevated …

21 easy habits to start today that will help you 5 years from now

One Quora thread is full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Work on your public speaking skills.</b> It's scary. Even Warren Buffett used to throw up before giving a speech. But it's crucial: As you advance …

Meals in Minutes: Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Cups

By Holly Reisem Hanna One of the biggest challenges of being a work-at-home mom is finding that ever so delicate balance between work life and home …

6 Things You Didn't Know About French Fries

There are few foods that have been eaten at some point by just about everyone in the Western world, but French fries are one of them. Call them fries, call them chips, call them frites -- whatever you call them, fried potato sticks are one of the most universally beloved junk foods on earth. Here …

How to (Seriously) Upgrade Your Gin and Tonic

You can stick with the classic gin and tonic recipe, but bartenders from Madrid to Manhattan are dressing up the G&T with a whole palette of flavors beyond the standard juniper and quinine. Here’s how to bring new swagger to everyone’s favorite summertime swig<p>THE TWO WORDS came naturally, as if …

Cocktails