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Want to Stick to Your Habits? Science Says This Will Double Your Success Rate

This will ensure your positive habits always happen, no matter what.<p>The internet is chock full of good habits that can change your success for the better. But actually sticking to them is a completely different story.<p>This unexpected journey called life gets in the way, and when we have a task list …

Sorry Guys, Practice Alone Won’t Make You Good at Sports

Might be time to spend those 10,000 hours elsewhere.<p>A new study suggests that, when it comes to sport, practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect. In …

How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

13 Google Chrome Tips That Will Make Your Life Better

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet …

6 Productivity Experts Show Us What’s On Their Desks (And What Should Be On Yours)

Ever wondered if productivity experts practice what they preach? We took a look at their workspaces to find out.<p>Do you ever wish you could peek inside the offices of productivity and organization experts to see how they set up their own workspace for maximum efficiency?<p>Read more >><p>We did, so we …

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 …

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

One of the things that can show our maturity is how we care for others. Over the past years, have your eyes become more open? Has your horizon been broadened? Have you become more open-minded, non-judgmental, and more understanding of the world and of people around you?<p><i>This post originally appeared</i> …

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5 Tips on How To Use the Rule of Thirds in Photography

<b>The “rule of thirds,” one of the main rules of photography, helps you get well balanced and interesting pictures.</b> If you imagine the image in the …

Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

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What Eating 1 Slice of Pizza Really Does to Your Body

You'll never see a slice the same way.<p>Pizza is the best food on earth and nothing (NOTHING!) can change that — even though the stuff has long been vilified as a junk food because it's high in calories, saturated fat, and sodium.<p>Spoiler alert: On average, a large slice of pepperoni pizza contains …

Wash your hands – and save the world from superbugs | Val Curtis

We now have proof that simple handwashing with soap is a roadblock on the superhighway that infections travel on. Yet less than one in five of us does it<p>We’re always being told that we should wash our hands, but many of us still find reasons to skip this basic everyday habit; maybe the water is too …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of …

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7 products the food industry has convinced you are healthy

<b>(rezachka via Shutterstock)</b><p>Your trusty vitamin water is actually loaded with sugar, but what else would you expect from a Coca-Cola product?<p>Larry Schwartz<p>August 4, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Science has come a long way toward identifying what kills us, but we are …

A New Taste Has Been Added to the Human Palate

We classify food as sweet, sour, salty, bitter or umami, but a new paper published in the journal <i>Chemical Senses</i> argues that we’re missing another …

How to Attract Good Luck: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don’t mean …

The Fascinating Histories Behind 9 of Your Favorite Foods

The “pye”—as it used to be spelled—is a venerable dish, which can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome. But those pastry-based …

The productivity trick one author used to write over 40 books

Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day.<p>His strategy is explained in Mason Currey's book, …

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I spent $147 on a juice cleanse — here's why I'll never do it again

So much so that I did something in drastic contradiction to my ordinarily frugal budgeting philosophy: Monday afternoon, I handed over my credit card information in return for $147 worth of cold pressed juice.<p>Rather impulsively, I had committed to Liquiteria's "Level 2: Restore and Re-energize" …

Why 'Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel' Is the Worst Advice of All Time

I have an internet acquaintance that I’ve been following on social media for a little over two years now, an all-around nice, smart girl who blogs …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

7 Practical Cooking Tips I Learned From Barefoot Contessa

I’ll start by saying this: I’m not athletic, nor do I particularly like working out. But after graduating from college, I discovered a motivating …

Tricks you can play on your brain to beat procrastination

• Make the rewards of long-term behavior more immediate.<br>• Make the costs of procrastination more immediate.<br>• Remove procrastination triggers from your environment.

8 Things You Should Never Eat if You're Trying to Lose Weight

"Low-fat" foods are actually your enemy.<p>Lots of experts say it's stupid to forbid yourself from eating certain foods – that denying yourself something you really want to eat can ultimately lead to binge eating and eventual weight gain. But some foods really <i>do</i> deserve the axe — especially if you are …

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

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How to Find Happiness: 3 Secrets From Science

You’ve probably read a lot of stuff on the internet about how to find happiness… but you’re still not jumping for joy.<p>Some of the tips feel corny… so …

Can Money Buy Happiness? 3 Researchers Weigh In

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.com.</i><p>You’ve heard the refrain countless times: Money can’t buy happiness.<p>Or love. Or class, for that matter.<p>But a wave of new research suggests that cash can indeed increase your pleasure—if you manage it the right way.<p>In fact, the influence of money on …

How Successful People Do More in 24 Hours Than the Rest of Us Do in a Week

<i>“You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé.”</i><p>Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow …

15 Statements Poor Photographers Say that Rich Photographers Do Not

My client Mark Victor Hansen has sold over 500 million books, more than almost anyone in history for non-fiction. While preparing to go on stage one …