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Sales for This 'Egyptian Magic' Moisturizer Are Up 5000%

When a product claims to be magic right in its name, it's setting the bar high for itself. Sorry to the concept of hyperbole, but that's how it is: if something says it's magic, we're going to go in a little skeptical. And of the hundreds of results that come up when you search the word, we've only …

Skin Care

5 Online Shops to Score the Coolest Korean Beauty Products

I've been a longtime Korean drama and K-pop music fan, and over the last few years it's been fun to watch Asian beauty trends become popular stateside — particularly Korean beauty trends. Korea is one of the leading trendsetters for entertainment, fashion, and beauty throughout Asia, so it's no …

Presenting the 30 Best Beauty Products of 2017

In 2017, we laughed, we cried, and, perhaps most of all, we shopped. When we hit up cosmetics counters this year, chances are we bought one of the following 30 products. Whether we wanted skin care or lipstick, it's safe to say these ubiquitous products earned their buzz in the past 12 months.<p>From …

10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

5 books from 2017 that these authors think you should read

Memoirs that make you think about judgment and injustice, a funny — but unexpectedly dark — novel, and a guide to a happy marriage. Here are five of …

Books

The Classification of 'High Blood Pressure' Just Changed. Here's What You Need to Know

Millions of people just got rediagnosed with high blood pressure.<p>Experts have just redefined what counts as high blood pressure, which means the …

You Don't Spend Lavishly, yet You're Broke - Where Is the Money Going?

Sometimes, it's easy to overlook all of the tiny little "leaks" in your budget. People often don't realize how much they're spending. It's easy to …

Personal Finance

Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, and Richard Feynman Explain How to Learn Anything Faster

Two Nobel laureates and a super entrepreneur share their best tricks for faster learning.<p>In the video above, the always entertaining Tim Ferriss explains the techniques he used to teach himself to play a song on the drums in front of a live audience in only a week. This is indeed a fun feat that …

Albert Einstein

This Trainer Totally Gave Up Cardio and Built Her Bum With These Exercises

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Booty Gains<p>Exercises For a Bigger Bum<p>This Trainer Totally Gave Up Cardio and Built Her Bum With These Exercises<p>Shares<p>Two …

Loaded Chocolate Caramel Fudge Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350 F.<p>2<p>Done<p>Line 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.<p>3<p>Done<p>In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.<p>4<p>Done<p>Once …

Hawaiian Wedding Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

<b>You’ll Need (for the cake):</b><p>1 cup of white sugar.<br>½ cup of brown sugar.<br>1 tsp of baking soda.<br>2 cups of all purpose flour.<br>2 eggs.<br>1 (20 ounce) can of …

The Best Cheesecake Recipes

Whether you're looking for something classic or a creative variation, these creamy, dreamy cheesecakes are sure to fit the bill.<p>Vanilla Cheesecake<p>Add …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. …

These are the top 5 books you must read to be successful

I post about a lot of books. Most people don’t have the time to read them all, so here are a few of my must-reads.<p><b>1.</b> <i>Influence</i><p>What is it?<p>Most consider …

Diabetes drug found to reduce heart and kidney disease risk

Type 2 diabetes is becoming more and more widespread, and with it the risk of associated conditions such as stroke and kidney disease. A new study …

6 Tiny Habits That Are Slowly Ruining Your Relationship

There are obvious ways you can self-sabotage your relationship, and then there are also sneaky and subtle things you and your partner are both guilty of that can do harm. Small habits that you don't even think about can take a toll more than you think. They can slowly ruin your relationship without …

Za’atar Baked Chicken Bowls with Cucumber Salad and Kefir Raita

Stir together the ingredients for the za’atar spice blend in a small bowl.<p>Place the chicken in a zip lock bag or sealable container and drizzle with …

Vegan Thai Peanut Sauce

There isn't much that a good Thai peanut sauce doesn't go with. It's a hit on everything from noodles and pasta to stir-fried veggies and tofu. Sling …

19 Portable Breakfasts You Can Meal-Prep (a.k.a. the Best of Both Worlds)

Raise your hand if breakfast usually means scarfing down a bowl of cereal before rushing out the door. Or a donut off that tray in the office’s …

How to Make a Potato Salad That'll Upstage the Classic

Classic potato salads are fine and good (sometimes even wonderful)—but every once in a while (maybe for the start of barbecue season?), you want a chance to play, create, impress, and use up some of the items in your pantry, too.<p>Behold: <b>our guide for building the potato salad of your dreams!</b> Whether …

How to Make Pupusas, the Ultimate Bean and Cheese Pouch

The pupusa, a Salvadoran hand food, is way easier to make than you thought.<p>Any vehicle that delivers beans and melty cheese is a good vehicle. When said vehicle happens to be a pupusa, that's even better. You may have had them at your favorite Salvadoran spot, but it's time to make pupusas at home, …

Reading books is a major key to success. Here’s how you make it a habit

I’ve said it many times: Reading books is a major key to success. The mega-rich and successful like Bill Gates and Elon Musk devote extraordinary amounts of their time to reading. Musk even attributes his knowledge of how to build rockets to his reading repertoire, and studies have proven that …

Self-improvement

19 Awesome Things From The '90s That Kids Today Probably Think Are Dumb

Ah, the simpler times before Candy Crush.

You weren’t bad at math — you just weren’t looking at it the right way

What does mathematics look like to you? Do you see a wondrous landscape filled with connected ideas, or a sprawling mess of symbols? The distinction matters a great deal, because your mathematical worldview is inextricably tied to your success in the subject.<p>We are all familiar with the …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

‘Exactly What I Ate to Get My Blood Sugar Under Control For Good’

Changing one crucial part of his life helped this man bounce back from type-2 diabetes<p>When Thomas Rupp was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he was stunned. Despite having a challenging career (he was working in corporate finance and for FEMA), he managed to exercise regularly, and he rarely ate fast …

Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Highlights: A First Look [EXCLUSIVE]

For the past couple of years, cult-favorite brand Melt Cosmetics has been known for its ultra matte lipsticks and pigmented shadows. Now, Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Highlights will also be joining their family of bold cosmetics, taking the brand into a new, uncharted category.<p>While I was scrolling …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When …

Self-improvement