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5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Why You Shouldn’t Beat Yourself Up Over Something from the Past | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ll be the first person to admit that I’ve done things in the past I’m not proud of. I think most people can say that. Even if you always try to be …

Simple Springtime Dishes

The Best Times To Eat

<b>Eat within 1 hour of rising.</b> Your mom was also right when she told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. When you skip breakfast, you lose its stimulating benefits on your metabolic rate. You also become more likely to eat unbalanced meals, more calories, and larger amounts of …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Exercise 1 Facedown Hip External Rotation<p>Don't let the look of this one fool you: It is one of the most challenging and effective moves for targeting your external hip muscles, which have a major impact on your glutes.<p><b>Do It:</b> Lie facedown on the floor with your arms folded under your head, legs …

Brainpower: Sharpen Your Mind

Of all the things you've got on your mind — work, bills, that weird, new stain on the kitchen floor — your mind probably isn't one of them. But now that you've started blanking on your own cell phone number and freezing when the ATM asks for your PIN, maybe it's time to start thinking about it. …

Women's Sandals: Flattering Styles For All Feet

Shop Your Shape: Sandals<p>Let's face it—feet aren't always the prettiest. But these summer shoes do wonders<p>Piperlime<p>ABOVE SIZE 10<p>Shoe size in the double digits? Black (and other dark shades) have the same effect below the ankles as above. Another visual shrinker: a substantial vamp (the upper part of …

Jambalaya Recipe

How to Make Jambalaya<p>This delicious dinner weighs in at under 400 calories<p><b>Jambalaya Blend with Veggies</b> 1 veggie burger 1/2 cup cooked brown rice 2 Tbsp corn 2 Tbsp salsa 1/2 cup chopped red, green, or yellow bell peppers 3/4 cup diced squash 3/4 cup diced zucchini 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 tsp …

The Night You Have the Most Trouble Sleeping

So what makes it so hard to get rest on the night when you really need it to start your workweek on the right note? Study author Michael Breus, PhD, a sleep expert and a clinical psychologist, says the answer is two-fold: First, you tend to change your typical routine on weekends. And when you hit …

6 Surprising Stress Symptoms

"Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems," says Molitor.<p>What's worse, those physical symptoms you end up with (um, bald patches) …

Sleep and Tech Gadgets

So for this study, researchers set out to see if it was possible to get smartphones, tablets, and other devices—all suspected to hamper sleep quality when used before bed—way below that: under the 30-lux mark. After using a light monitor to measure the brightness of a variety of gadgets, they found …

Your Best At-Home Blowout Ever

Of course, not everyone has the time or money to spend in the salon each week—but luckily, as long as you know a few choice techniques, gorgeous hair requires neither. The key to achieving your best blowout at home is tailoring it to two factors: the style you want (super sleek, tousled, or loose …

Delicious Breakfast Recipes: Start a New Cookbook

<b>Melon-Mango Cup</b><p>1/2 cup diced cantaloupe<br>1/2 cup diced mango<br>2 teaspoons lime juice<br>Pinch of ground nutmeg<br>1 cup fat-free plain yogurt<br>2 tablespoons chopped pecans<p><b>1.</b> Combine the cantaloupe, mango, lime juice, and nutmeg in a small bowl.<p><b>2.</b> Place one-third of the yogurt in a tall glass. Top with one-third …

How to Be Happier at Work

“That’s reality, it’s how we have to manage things to get it all done,” says Cali Williams Yost, work flexibility expert and author of <i>Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day</i>. “The question is, how do you do it in a way that’s thoughtful and deliberate so that you are performing your job …

How to Build Self-Esteem

<b>2. Be more real.</b><br>Embracing your quirks is hard—not conforming takes guts! But hear this: There's nothing cooler, sexier, or greater than your real personality. Identify moments when you're not being authentic (perhaps in the elevator with coworkers?) and go out of your way to be more you.<p><b>3. Zoom in</b> …

How to Treat Fluid Retention

Fluid retention occurs when your body stores an unnecessary amount of water. Retention can feel uncomfortable and can cause your body to look puffy …

How to Speak Basic French

1<p><b>Memorize a new phrase or two every day and use them as part of your daily speech.</b> Start by learning the more common and well-known words and …

Language

How to Be a Good Leader

Good leaders must be good role models, knowledgeable in their fields, and worthy of respect. There are many ways to lead, whether it's by taking on a …

Pamper Your Pet: 9 Recipes For Homemade Treats

We all love our pets and they love us back. Why not pamper them by making their food or treats from scratch? We've rounded up 9 recipes to help you …

Pets

How to Make a Strawberry Mojito

1<p><b>Fill the cocktail shaker with the strawberries.</b><p>2<p><b>Add the lime.</b><p>3<p><b>Add the mint sprigs.</b> Only use the mint leaves and discard the stems.<p>4<p><b>Add the</b> …

Strawberries

How to Make Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a classic meal, and for many people, it is a comfort food. It can be eaten for lunch or dinner, and can be reheated easily the …

How to Stop Mosquito Bites from Itching

Mosquito bites can be annoying and distracting, but there are several ways to treat them. Deal with the bites when they first occur for best results. …

Dry Skin

How to Do Paint Splatter Nails

Can I use a color other than white for the base coat?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>Sure! I personally recommend that you use white, but any other color is okay …

Nails

How to Make Grape Juice

Do I need to add sugar?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>Sugar is optional. If the juice is lacking sweetness, add sugar to taste.<p>Thanks!<p>Should I add water while …

Grapes

How to: Make DIY Colorful 3D Geometric Wall Art

Inspired by an Anthropolgie installation I saw a few months ago, I created a three-dimensional piece of wall art that is easy to install and …

Woodworking

The Art Of Self-Love | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We spend many years learning and practicing the art of self-hate. Hating our bodies, our thoughts and our feelings, we walk through life under a …

Outsourcing

Today's Free Daily Horoscope

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …