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Transgender Model Andreja Pejic Shares Her Inspiring Story

Model Andreja Pejic's earliest makeup memories are not unlike those of many little girls: a mother, a mirror, and delicate bottles of mysterious liquids. For Pejic, though, there was a catch: "I was assigned a male gender at birth, but I always felt like a girl," she says. "Makeup defined what it …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You An Expert At Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Two Words That Are Getting in the Way of Your Happiness

When people talk about why they aren't happy, they usually can quickly tick off a list of things. They talk about a job that is going nowhere, overwhelming financial debt, complicated relationships that are stressing them out, or being unhappy with where they are living. When asked to describe what …

Americans are moving to Europe for free college degrees

Chelsea Workman went to Ohio State University because it was her cheapest option. But she still had to take out student loans and work to make ends meet.<p>By the middle of her sophomore year, she'd had enough. She dropped out and moved to Germany to finish her degree where college is free.<p>Hunter …

12 Subtle Yet Life Changes In Mindset That Lead To Happiness And Success

We don’t realize this most often but it’s our mindset that blocks the free-flowing stream of happiness into our lives. The following mindset-changes, …

Stress is shrinking your brain, but you can rebuild it

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University …

Self-help

15 Blogs That Made Us Think Differently About The Queer Community In 2015

Personal looks at everything from the term "straight-acting" to what a bi marriage is really like.<p>One of the most dynamic parts of The Huffington Post is our blogging platform which allows virtually anyone -- from celebrities to politicians to regular people -- to share their thoughts and …

80K Instagram Followers Later, Here's My #1 Advice for Better Photos (with Befores & Afters)

Spot relies on great imagery to deliver a compelling place-discovery experience. Here, our content and community lead, Kelly Lack, shares the one simple tip that has helped top Instagrammers build beautiful portfolios (and huge followings).<p>Off the bat you should know that this is not an article …

Are You Saying This One Word That Hurts Your Love?

Candlelight dinners and material gifts may feel great in the moment but they are not the things that truly sustain healthy relationships. Many …

11 Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

When facing doubt and uncertainty our brains are wired to let emotions take over. Use these strategies to stay rational, master uncertainty, and come out on top.<p>Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

101 quotes on success from some of the world's most accomplished people

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Dickies Are The Nerdy Fashion Trend That's Coming Back

Consider the dickie.<p>Just hear us out.<p>Dickies could be the answer to all your winter woes. For those of you unfamiliar with the dickie (also spelled dickey or dicky), it's a type of false shirt-front that was originally intended to be worn with a tuxedo. Since its inception it has transformed, and …

7 Apps That Will Help Improve Your Driving Experience

Find a mechanic, a parking spot, lunch, and a flat fix, all in seconds and without leaving the driver's seat.<p>If you've ever spent more than five minutes circling for a spot, you've probably dreamed up something like parkinmydriveway.com. Thankfully actual programmers have had that thought too and …

20 Les Brown Quotes To Inspire You To Create Your Own Reality

Quite frankly, I'm not a big follower of Les Brown. But I always recognize his voice whenever I'm catching up a on motivational video on YouTube.His …

8 ways to cope with anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the UK, with one in five people reporting that they feel anxious all the time, or a …

Self-improvement

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

11 Things Those Who Love A Person With Mental Illness Should Know

Knowledge is power.<p>Relationships are challenging for anyone, but for someone battling a mental health condition, that illness can often hinder more than help. A mental health disorder acts like a magnifying glass to problems. It convinces the sufferer that they don't deserve someone's affection. It …

These 10 Authentic Quotes Will Give You A Reality Check

Never underestimate the power of quotes. Or should I say - words?All it takes is one line, one thought, a few words and a little wisdom to shift your …

11 Best Colleges In America You Need To Know

A selection of the best colleges in America that not just stand out base on the amount of successful alumni, but have something unique to offer.

Before & After: Jody's No More "1985" Kitchen

My room makeover::We purchased our home from the nicest couple that had built the house with his dad in the mid 80's. Although very well maintained, …

Two men who beat gay couple banned from downtown Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men accused of beating a gay couple in a case helped solved by social media sleuths will avoid prison time under a plea …

The two words that stop most people from getting what they want in life

These two words can trigger feelings of fear, failure, insecurity and ultimately stop you from having what you want.<p>Words have the power to inspire …

Motivation

Fall fashion trends: The most Googled fashion by state

From New Yorkers craving cashmere (it’s not just for prep-school, Blair-Waldorf types) to Hoosiers looking to party in a classy cocktail dress to Floridians seeking out the most popular color of the season (orange!), our friends at Google have shed light on your current, must-have shopping …

41 Hacks To Help People With ADD/ADHD Work Better

Michael Phelps, multiple gold medal winner in swimming, has ADHD. So do many other famous and successful people. If you have this diagnosis, you have …

This Is What Happens When You Get Tattooists to Make Pigs' Heads Look Sexy

New York photographer Peter Garritano decided to find out, and the results are surprisingly beautiful.<p>Dead pig heads. Like Nutri-Bullets or Iggy Azalea we can't seem to get enough of them, though nobody really understands the appeal. Even after British Prime Minister David Cameron this week finally …