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Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Them!

Tangerines, of the Latin name Citrus reticulate, are also known as Mandarin oranges. Clementines are the seedless variety of these irresistible …

Where to Shop If You’re Short

A petite person’s guide to the internet.<p>If you’re on the shorter end of the height spectrum, you’re familiar with the challenges of finding pants that don’t need hemming, sleeves that aren’t far too long, and clothing that generally doesn’t line up with your proportions. Fortunately, many brands …

Clothing

5 Make-Ahead Recipes for a Better Week of Lunches

Even though I work mostly from home, the lunch struggle is real. I am not immune to the sad desk lunch. Probably like you, it happens more often than …

Healthy Eating

Cubed Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

This impressive checkerboard salad doesn't require any special ingredients-- just a little extra time cutting refreshing watermelon and cucumber into …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Time Management

Mission unaccomplished, 15 years later: The misuse of American military power, the Middle East in chaos

The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is<p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at combat soldiering in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that couldn’t be clearer to me. Unfortunately, it’s evidently still not …

Middle East

The 1 Mindset Habit Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Oprah All Share | Inc.com

When you look at the most iconic leaders and entrepreneurs, it's easy to focus on the outward symbols of their success--acquisitions, IPOs, or titles, for example. Yet it is their internal achievement--the development of a growth mindset--that is really their greatest driver of success.<p>One of the …

Self-improvement

9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be a Better Leader | Inc.com

Admittedly, it took me years to realize that success is achieved not over long periods of time, but instantaneously in life's brief, honest moments.<p>I can remember each instance when a thought or belief occurred to me out of the blue, which forever changed my outlook on my entrepreneurial journey. …

Self-improvement

The 7 Evernote Functions that I Couldn't Live Without | Inc.com

Just last weekend my company, Maui Mastermind, hosted 120 of our top business coaching clients for a 3 day workshop on how to grow their businesses and gain more personal time freedom.<p>One of the sessions I taught there was on advanced tools and strategies to be more productive. In that session I …

Productivity

San Francisco just hired America's first-ever 'director of financial justice' to get rid of fees that 'unfairly punish' a specific part of the population

At her post, Stuhldreher will be tasked with determining "which government fines and fees unfairly punish the poor and middle class," in San Francisco, according to Cal Sunday.<p>She formerly worked with the city on various financial programs for low-income residents and as a senior policy adviser to …

San Francisco

15 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

Commuting

After watching over 50 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think about education, business, psychology, and human behavior.<p>Here are some of …

TED Talks

Make Your Own Protein Bars With Only 6 Healthy Ingredients

Why would you take the time and effort to make your own protein bars when there's practically an entire dedicated aisle at the grocery store? The …

A man who retired at 34 shares a spreadsheet that helped him get there

The 34-year-old software developer and blogger behind the Mad Fientist— who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — had been planning and saving for years to retire early.<p>"For the first five to seven years of my career, I wasn't saving for anything in particular," Brandon told …

Retirement

7 Amazing Places in Japan They Don't Show in Guidebooks

What to do when you've conquered the Fushimi Inari Shrine (and all the other shrines in the area), ran through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, blazed …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

The song to listen to if you want to significantly reduce your anxiety in less than 10 minutes

Of the 15 songs tested by market research firm Mindlab International, "Weightless" was found to induce the greatest relaxation in study participants, according to The Daily Mail. Other songs the researchers tested were chosen by surveying people about the music they found relaxing and included …

Garry

What’s Really Causing Your Running Injuries

Long-distance running is the perfect activity to reveal your muscle imbalances. As your mileage increases, problematic patterns become more evident, …

Pain

10 amazing ways to see Japan

Japan doesn’t always conform to stereotypes. There are, of course, the robot restaurants, the skyscrapers, the futuristic neon, the salarymen crowds and the edgy fashion tribes.<p>The perfect holiday in Japan: our expert's ultimate itinerary<p>But another world lies in wait for visitors who are happy to …

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks

TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, …

Marvel artists turned Black Influencers and Athletes into super versions of themselves.

7 unique ways to discover another side of Japan

Amazing journeys guaranteed to take you beyond the cliches and into the heart of this fascinating and beguiling country<p>1. A tropical island adventure …

Japan

A small but beautiful house that this couple built on a tiny budget

If you’re looking for an attractive yet elegant architecture idea for your modern home, then homify has the perfect design for you. This classic and …

Living Rooms

These Houses Are Built With Blocks Made From Waste Plastic

In Bogota, 700 tons of plastic is discarded daily, with only 100 tons of that recycled. But that’s all beginning to change, thanks to the work of architect Oscar Mendez. His company, Conceptos Plásticos transforms plastic and rubber waste into a construction material, and uses it to build houses …

Sustainability

8 leadership lessons from the book Facebook's HR chief recommends to all new managers

It's a term based on Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman's 1999 bestselling management guide "First, Break All the Rules." The coauthors were Gallup analysts at the time and drew insights from 25 years of Gallup studies of 80,000 managers across 400 companies.<p>They "broke all the rules" of convention …

Social Media

3 Must-Visit Places In Kyoto You Have To Visit If You're A Fan Of Japan

If you’re a fan of cultural heritage and nature, you don’t want to miss Kyoto, the cultural center of Japan which served as the country’s capital …

48 Hours in Kyoto – Day One

Kyoto is an incredible place to visit. Once the Imperial capital of Japan, this beautiful city in the mountains has everything: palaces, Buddhist …

Kyoto

A woman who quit a job paying over $200,000 a year explains why she's happier earning less than a quarter as much

Working in marketing for Johnson & Johnson, she was earning over $200,000 a year, living alone in a three-bedroom townhouse outside of Philadelphia. Things were good.<p>"I had this job that I loved — for a while — I had a house, I had all the things people say you should have," she remembers. "I felt …

Buenos Aires

‘Strong is beautiful’: the unstoppable rise of Crossfit

At the Weightlifting World Championships, femininity and physique go hand in hand – and it’s all down to the world’s biggest fitness craze<p>About 250 of the world’s strongest women flew home from Houston, Texas, last week after competing at the 2015 Weightlifting World Championships. Among them were …

Social Media

New York Will No Longer Tax Women's Periods

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill Thursday ending the “tampon tax” in his state, which means menstrual products are now exempt from the state’s 4 percent sales tax. It will save women in New York an estimated $10 million a year.<p>“This is a regressive tax on essential products that women …

Menstruation