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13 Things You Should Never Do To Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard. For starters, avoid these 13 no-nos.<p>Leaving grass …

Gardening

10 Easy Pieces: Portable Outdoor LED Lanterns

We like the idea of a multitasking outdoor lamp that goes anywhere: the garden, the park, the beach, and back indoors. Here are our picks for …

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

Sitting for Long Periods of Time Can Lead to Heart Problems and Worse. Here's What You Should Do Instead

Sitting for too long can cause heart and memory problems, as well as increase your risk for cancer and diabetes.<p><b>Sitting for too long damages the heart, may harm the brain, and increases risk of death.</b>• <b><br>Researchers aren't even sure that exercise is enough to make up for the harms of sitting too</b> …

6 Skills Your Discipline Should be Teaching Your 4-Year-Old

While it's important to make sure your 4-year-old knows some academic skills, like his ABCs, it's even more important to make sure he has other …

Teaching

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

How To Control Your Thoughts During Meditation, According To Experts

Maybe the most difficult thing about starting a meditation practice, other than, you know, actually practicing, has to be the fact that when you sit …

9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind (Infographic)

Staying focused isn't always easy. Here are some tricks to help.<p>2 min read<p>Whether you’re daydreaming about a tropical beach or envisioning yourself getting a promotion, the mind has a tendency to wander. While at times it might feel difficult to reel it back into reality, it’s important to be able …

To Have Better Sex, Do This Every Night

Research bears out this more-sleep-better-sex connection. Women who slept just one additional hour at night increased their odds of having sex the …

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

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

Gardening

10 Corny but Undeniably True and Inspiring Quotes About Teamwork

As Michael Jordan said, "Talent wins games; teamwork wins championships." He ought to know.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With two games remaining, my daughter’s soccer team is in second place. They’ve won nine games and lost only one -- to the team in third …

Overview of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Rational emotive behavior therapy, also known as REBT, is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by psychologist Albert Ellis. REBT is …

Psychology

Getting just 6 hours of sleep is linked to mental health issues

You might think you can get by on 5 or 6 hours’ sleep a night, but people who get less than 7 hours are more likely to have mood or mental health …

5 Ways to Boost Your Sex Life That Even the Sleepiest of Parents Can Get on Board With

When you're a worn-out parent with a million things going on, it gets pretty easy to cross off "having sex" from your giant to-do list. Most people with kids don't have the time or the energy for things like cosplay, shutting their bedroom door for an extended period of time, or renting a hotel …

Sexual Health

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Becoming More Conscientious

Your boss sits you down for some tough feedback: You are not conscientious enough. She points out that you have missed several deadlines and show a pattern of failing to remember important details. At first, you feel defensive — it is just your personality that she’s describing. <i>Hey, I can’t get</i> …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Communication Skills

Positive Psychology of Mindfulness

Thoughts are open for interpretation. Feelings are the interpreters. And, teachers are the translators of both thoughts and feelings.<p>For this reason, …

6 Strategies That Science Actually Shows Are Effective For Depression

Depression is now the leading cause of disability across the globe. That’s a huge statistic in itself—it means that more people are disabled because of depression than by any other physical or mental health issue out there. It’s worth taking a minute to wrap your brain around that—in part because …

The Brain

9 successful entrepreneurs share their best career advice

<i>Insights</i><p>'Early on in your career, put yourself in situations where you are the dumbest guy in a room of experts or star performers,' Ning Liang, who …

5 Foam Roller Moves to Make You Stronger

Despite a surge in trendy recovery products, the foam roller remains the thing you keep going back to for loosening tight spots, speeding recovery, and increasing range of motion. But the foam roller is almost just as valuable as a strength-building tool, especially when used to enhance exercises …

This 8-Minute Ab Workout Will Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Core

In this video, 8fit trainer Marife San Victores will take you through a short routine that targets every muscle in the abdomen in just 8 minutes.<p>They …

THIS Diet Finally Cleared My Cystic Acne — When Nothing Else Worked

In 2014 I was a 20-year-old girl with a burgeoning career in the entertainment industry. So why was I struggling with suicidal depression? The answer …

Happiness is a State of Mind and Here’s How Get There, According to Five Studies

Happiness is a state of mind and it can be an elusive one.<p>After all, life is tough. Home appliances malfunction. Thunderstorms spoil summer picnics …

18 Things Mentally Strong People Do

As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that rob you of mental strength. …

How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

<b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples such as jacket spuds, peas or onions. Instead, go for favourites that don’t store …

Gardening

I’ve applied for many jobs without getting a single interview. What am I doing wrong?

My guess is you’re making the same mistake most people do: you’re making your resume about you instead of about the reader!<p>Shock is the reaction I …

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

• The brain chemical dopamine, associated with reward and motivation, is very different from serotonin, associated with contentment and true …