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13 bad habits you should break in 2016 to be more productive

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day. While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Following are 13 things you should stop doing right now to become …

The 10 most viral Tumblr blogs of 2015

In 2015, Tumblr taught the Internet a few important lessons.<p>For example, we learned that all people can be broken down into two categories. We …

Russia gives France a puppy in honor of police dog Diesel

As the world still reels from the deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, one small gesture between Russia and France is giving the world at …

Smog envelops Beijing: before and after pictures as city goes on red alert

With pollution reaching 40 times the safe level, China’s capital has issued its first red warning, closing down schools and factories until Thursday. These images show Beijing under a layer of smog – and what it looked like on a clear day

China

'Walking Dead' Fan Bites Norman Reedus At Zombie Convention (UPDATE)

Taking a bite out of life.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Norman Reedus posted the perfect response to the biting incident on his Instagram -- a photo of his "Walking Dead" character wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words "Do Not Bite Me." The actor, who will not be pressing charges against the superfan, captioned that …

The Walking Dead

The Spring Lip Trick You Haven't Tried Yet

When it comes to creating the perfect spring lip, there's more than shades of rorange to consider. (Although, if you're still searching, we can …

Adorable Hand-Drawn Flip-Book Documents Couple's Long-Distance Love Story

As far as wedding gifts go, this one is pretty flippin' sweet.<p>Wayne Brandes of Virginia tied the knot with his wife Rachel in January. As a belated wedding present, he gave her an adorable custom flip-book that illustrated their love story, which began online and then turned into a long-distance …

I Don't Think You Should Start A Long Distance Relationship (Even Though Mine Worked)

Rory and I met in Seattle. I was spending my summer break from university working in a hostel there, and he was on a research trip for his imminent PhD. We spent two evenings and one day together, seeing the sights, sharing bottles of wine and getting to know each other.<p>We parted ways at the train …

Relationships

20 Life Saving Tips For Anyone In A Long Distance Relationship

♪ I need you so much closer. ♪<p>"I sent my husband a sapphire ring of mine that he would carry around everywhere, and he sent me t-shirts that smelled of him that I could wear at night so it was like I was getting a cuddle from him. <b>There's something soothing about having something physical that</b> …

Both my bestie and my boyfriend are long-distance—here's how I cope

At the moment, I am in a long distance relationship with pretty much every important person in my life. My best friend lives in Dallas and my other …

6 Things No One Tells You About Long-Distance Relationships

The story never gets old: A girl meets a boy. They fall head over heels in love to realize later on one is bound to leave somewhere far.<p>My story, however, comes with a little twist. I traveled nearly 6,000 miles from home to get lost in thick Indonesian jungles with a person living in my hometown. …

How to Stay Sane in a Long Distance Relationship

Think you can go the distance? You better find Phil, everyone's favorite hero training satyr, and put in the work, because it takes Herculean strength and determination.<p>Long distance relationships (LDRs) are hard -- this isn't anything new. However, there are three very important things you need in …

How to Date Long Distance (If You Must)

Co-authored by Jody Porowski, CEO of Avelist<p>I told my (long distance) boyfriend that I was writing this article and asked if he had any tips for others in our position. He had some advice. Three words actually: "Don't do it." And I'm not gonna lie, I pretty much agree. But if long distance love …

Charlie Puth’s ‘One Call Away’ Is Your New Long Distance Relationship Anthem

Superman has got nothing on Charlie Puth...at least that's what Puth sings about in his new song "One Call Away." And after watching the video, it's …

How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship

I told my (long distance) boyfriend that I was writing this article and asked if he had any tips for others in our position. He had some advice. …

Bindi Irwin's secret for making her long distance relationship work

Bindi Irwin has been killing it on "Dancing With the Stars" and has quickly earned the adoration and support from fans, viewers and the judges.<p>However, from the start of the season, the 17-year-old star, who is the daughter of the late Steve Irwin, has always been able to count on the love and …

What I wish I knew when I was dating long distance

If you had asked me when I was in college about long distance relationships, I probably would have said that I didn’t believe in them. It’s funny how …

Can Texting Sabotage Emotional Intimacy?

Texting is one of the modern miracles of our time but, despite its obvious advantages, it also has the power to damage intimate relationships. Frequent and instant texts and responses keep lovers in constant contact, but can they really communicate what true intimacy is all about? Words, emoticons, …

“Walking Dead” Fanatic Allegedly Killed Friend Because He Thought He Was Turning Into A Zombie

A Walking Dead fan in New Mexico was arrested Thursday after allegedly beating a friend to death because he thought he had begun to “change into a zombie.”<p>A 23-year-old New Mexico man who had been binge-watching <i>The</i> <i>Walking Dead</i> allegedly beat a friend to death with a microwave and guitar because he …

The Walking Dead

5 Morning Rituals Shared by the Most Successful People

3 Reasons To Just Stop Trying To Be Happy Already

Listen up.This blog post will be a little different. It's going to be a little harsh even. So expect some form of controversy.Let me say it: <b>Just stop</b> …

Happiness

6 scientifically proven ways to have a better day.

We all experience stress, and it can actually be a good thing. But too much can take a pretty big toll.<p>A recent video from TED-Ed explains what …

Immune System

Watch: Why Coffee Naps Are Better Than Coffee or Naps Alone

#1 coffee nap fans right here.<p>Fading fast and need a jolt of energy? Sure, a cup of coffee can be great for that, and studies have shown that midday …

How a spreadsheet helped me tackle my depression

Normally I’m a positive, productive member of society. But I do have episodes of depression that make even getting out of bed difficult.<p>There’s a stigma associated with even saying that much, but I’m open to writing about it. Maybe some of the tools that I’ve found to help me manage my depression …

Productivity

Portraits of Cats Shaking Themselves Clean

Want to know how to capture a wacky portrait of your cat? Shoot a photo while they’re shaking themselves clean (or dry). That’s what photographer …

13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

This Is The #1 Ritual You Need To Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Happiness