Raza Mehdi

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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

The Most Common Mistake With Weight Loss

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

San Francisco

These Are The 2 Rooms That Really Sell Homes

If you’re planning to put your house on the market, you likely want to maximize your very limited time and extra cash. That’s why Trulia suggests zeroing in on what we call Buyer Hot Spots: the ‘make it or break it’ focal points of a home. As a seller with a tight time line (and budget), you’ll …

7 Ways To Make Your For-Sale Home Move-In Ready

Ever heard the phrase, “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes?” When it comes to selling your home and boosting curb appeal to the widest range of buyers, the distance you need to think about is far less than a mile: it simply runs from your front curb to your back fence. The moment you even begin to …

12 Ways To Supercharge Your Home's Online Listing

In the past, the description and listing information for your home was limited to a short paragraph on the MLS. It was mostly a guide for agents to gather basic details about your home to share with their client. But now, in the information age, internet home searches are the rule. In fact, more …

Do lobsters feel pain?

People are more sensitive about killing lobsters than other animals.<p>Few diners cringe at the thought of a fish slowly suffocating to death, for instance, but there is considerable more stress associated with dropping Maine's icon into a pot of boiling water.<p>In Switzerland, a new animal protection …

Aquaculture

Are You More Stressed At Home Than At Work? You're Not Alone.

If, on your evening commute home, you start stressing out about and slightly dreading all the duties you’ll have to perform once you’re there, it’s not just you. Many people find home life more stressful than work, according to a new study from Pennsylvania State University. And this is true, the …

We discovered 18,000 new species last year! Meet the first new carnivorous mammal in decades and more of the coolest new animals

The top 10 list, compiled this year by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (ESF), has been released each year since 2008 to coincide with the birthday of 18th century Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus, who is considered the father of modern taxonomy.<p>The list should not be …

16 Incredibly Impressive Students At Cambridge University

So it makes sense that the students who pass the long and rigorous interview process deserve to be here.<p>They're inventors, actors, athletes, and philanthropists — and some of the most impressive students we've met.<p><i>Special thanks to student-led organizations The Cambridge Student, The Cambridge</i> …

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

France

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Let Your Child Play with Smartphone or iPad

Before you hand your smartphone or iPad to your kid to keep 'em quiet, know this: pediatric occupational therapist Chris Rowan has outlined 10 …

Parenting In The Age Of Apps: Is That iPad Help Or Harm?

When it comes to media, parents all want to know: How much is too much for my child?<p>Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician, professor and father of two, has spent a lot of time thinking about the effects of media on young children.Christakis tells NPR's Arun Rath that not all TV is bad.<p>Some …

The Non-Billionaire's St. Barth: Rental Villas That Won't Break The Bank

Every sequined place in the world has another side to it, but the glitter is often so blinding that we can’t see it.<p>Case in point: St. Barth. Models, moguls, celebrities, yachts, private jets, the Villa Rockstar at the Eden Rock – St Barths Hotel (23,000 Euro per night mid-January to mid-April), …