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My sister just dropped a nuke in the war to get her kid to behave

My dad found my passive aggressive note that I wrote the toothfairy. It was better than I remembered.

Teacher finds a cat drawn on his whiteboard

Whiteboards

Crazy Lady Road-Rages on I-80

Crime

Top five regrets of the dying

There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'.<p>Bronnie Ware is an Australian …

Lessons from death and 7 questions to help you find your passion

As humans we are probably the most peculiar species that walked the face of the earth. We are weirdly disassociated with reality and with events that …

The 11 BEST Foods to Eat When You're Stressed Out

You have our permission to eat your feelings.<p><i>This article was written by Aviva Patz and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You already know that emotional eating won't make your problems magically disappear, but it can also do a number on your waistline—if you load on unhealthy food, that is. …

Nutrition

Top 10 Better Ways to Cook an Egg

Eggs are one of the most versatile—and nutritious—foods. In addition to the traditional ways you've been taught to cook and enjoy eggs, here are a …

The Food Lab: How to Poach Eggs for a Party

A couple of weeks back a friend of mine asked me on Facebook how to poach a large number of eggs for a brunch party.<p>I used to be afraid of poached eggs. Back when I was a working cook in Boston, I'd have to head into the kitchen of the fancy-pants restaurant where I worked at the crack of dawn to …

The 10 Most Filling Foods for Weight Loss

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

101 things to do in London

The best things to do in London<p>1<p>RBG Kew<p>Attractions, Parks and gardens<p>Wander around Temperate House in Kew Gardens<p>Kew<p>The return of the newly restored …

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life is fleeting. Moments are there for an instant and then they are gone. Do you enjoy these moments or do you merely use them as a means to an end? …

What You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry (and Fridge, and Freezer)

From quinoa to eggs, here's what you actually need in your pantry, fridge, and freezer at all times<p>It's the age-old, seven-word question that plagues nearly every home cook at some point, no matter how skilled he or she is: "What should I make for dinner tonight?"<p>Despite the neverending number of …

Recipes

Top 10 Online Resources for Self-improvement that we shouldn’t be Ignoring | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As humans, we are always trying to better ourselves and strive for success. However, without a little support, this can sometimes be …

How to Transform a Head of Cauliflower Into Dinner

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Cauliflower may not be the belle of the farmers market</i> …

Side Dishes

Britain's 20 best cities – according to you

20. Newcastle (=)<p>19. Cardiff (-3)<p>16. Chichester (-3)<p>13. Lincoln (-1)<p>12. Winchester (-1)<p>11. Liverpool (+3)<p>7. Cambridge (-1)<p>6. Wells (+1)<p>5. London (-3)<p>4. St Davids (+1)<p>1. Edinburgh (=)<p>20. Newcastle (=)

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Onions

12 Stupid Things Truly Nice People Don't Do

I’m just going to say it.<p>There is a huge lack of nice people out there. And it’s sad because being nice really isn’t that hard.<p>It’s common sense, but …

15 Happiness Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Life is what you make of it – so why not make yours happy? In the face of challenge, defeat, disappointment, discouragement, tragedy, and failure, it …

5 Secrets of People Who Follow Through with their Creative Aspirations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The starting point of all success is desire”</i><p><i>~Napoleon Hill</i><p>We are busy. Time flies. We have routines and habits that guide us through our days and …

101 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself Before It’s Too Late | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

This is your chance to live the life you wish you had.<p>You could close down this article right now, pretend that you never saw it, and go on living …

7 Life-Changing Habits That Will Bring You Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to be successful? If you do, then this will be the right article for you. Do you know that success starts from your habits?<p>It is what you do …

The 7 Habits of Highly Efficient People | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

People who win in the workplace, school, family life, or any other area of their life have a superb grip on productive living. Time is literally …

7 Effective Questions That Will Kick You Into Taking Action Right Away

The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is the little “extra” that extraordinary people do more than normal people. And you …

Success

5 Common Mistakes That Kill Your Motivation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Motivation is the driving force behind our actions. More motivation to do the right things is therefore one of the most common desires people have. …

30 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

You’re a busy person. Your days are filled with meetings, project, deadlines, family issues, and many other urgent things. That leaves very little …

3 Steps to Releasing Your Negative Emotions | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In the day to day hustle and bustle of modern society, it’s not hard to get caught up in all the negative experiences we come across. Maybe it’s your …

20 Inspiring Live Now Quotes that Remind you to Live in the Present

You have ambitions in life, and to accomplish those ambitions, you do hell lot of things; you make a never ending to-do-list, wait for the perfect …

12 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep

There are SO MANY tips on how to get better sleep. Mattresses, light exposure, daytime activities, the food we eat, exercise, sleep position, …