Sandee Loewen

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The Best Hacks for Organizing Your Refrigerator

If you're anything like me, your fridge is almost always in a constant state of disarray. Try as I may, I can't seem to find an organizational …

Hacking

The 11 Powerful Habits of Truly Happy People

Happiness isn’t an accident—it’s a habit.<p>When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure—a decadent meal, a …

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional?<p>On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above the rest of Los Angeles, Norman Lear’s living room was jammed with powerful people eager to learn the secrets of longevity. When the symposium’s first …

A linguistic anthropologist explains why, um, “filler words” are OK to use

A few days ago, <i>The New York Times</i> published an article by Christopher Mele about so-called “filler words”, telling people to stop using them. Reporting on language often frustrates me, and this was no exception. In fact, thirty-odd linguists—including me—sent them a letter detailing our many …

Linguistics

15+ Chewy Cookie Recipes to Live For

If you live for a chewy cookie, preferably one that is practically still dough, it's understandable. It might be considered a sin in some households (um, definitely mine) to overcook a batch of dough to jaw-breaking crispness. Thankfully, with these recipes, there's none of that — only ultragooey …

15 of the world's happiest places | CNN Travel

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32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

Mom Creates Dreamlike Art Using Just Her iPhone And Kids

Don't ever say an iPhone can't be used for good things.<p>Ali Jardine, a mother of two, photographs her children with an iPhone and uses editing apps to create breathtaking pieces of art. The pictures are a powerful reminder of what that little device in your pocket is capable of if you push it hard …

Fairy Tales

Reinventing The Showercap For the Modern Woman

From Little Miss Muffet to a stylish waterproof turban–how Shhhowercap modernized an outdated design.<p>Two years ago, at the behest of both her mom and her hairdresser, Jackie De Jesu started shopping around for a showercap. Knowing that many women, like her, don’t wash their hair every time they …

High Heels

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

When you pen a story about school children and technology, this is typically the spot where the writer goes on about how kids used to walk uphill in …

Apps

Founder of Abercrombie & Kent recounts life of adventure in new memoir

The travel company Abercrombie & Kent is famous for its luxury trips to all corners of the world, but its founder, Geoffrey Kent, 73, flies decidedly …

Cape Town

The Fascinating Way Fashion Bloggers Edit Their Instagrams

Marianna Hewitt shares the secrets to editing your photos like a blogger.<p>If you feel like your Instagram feed can't keep up with today's top fashion bloggers, you're definitely not alone. Fashion bloggers (or Instagram ninjas, depending on how you look at it) have the life-skill of making every …

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …

Leadership

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to …

Entrepreneurship

Get your digital memories off the computer and onto the page

There is a slight soapbox on which I stand sometimes when I write about photography. Nothing too high-minded, but when the topic allows, I will gently remind people to print out their pictures from their iPhones and computers.<p>Today, I stand before you, not on a soapbox, but on a short stack of …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

MIT's Cheetah-Bot Makes Running Jumps With Lifelike Ease

MIT has been working on its Cheetah robot for years, showing how it can run fast, change its gait mid-stride, and so on — but this latest achievement might be the the most impressive. The robot can now make flying leaps over obstacles as high as 15 inches. Doesn't sound like much, sure, but you try …

Robotics

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

National Parks

In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

This awesome graphic of all lifeforms will make you feel tiny

"LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY!" is the greatest lesson from evolution, Leonard Eisenberg shouts at the top of his website EvoGeneao.com, which he says stands for Evolutionary Genealogy.<p>Eisenberg created the graphic below to counter the creationist themes he's seen spring into science …

Extinction

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

10 Portrait Photographers You Should Follow Right Now on 500px

It's time to discover some incredible portraiture. Whether you're going to use it to inspire other forms of art, or you just want to see 10 examples of portrait photography at its absolute best, these talented 500px photographers know what it means to capture deep emotion, mystery, personality, and …

Photographers

Truly confident people do these twelve things differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When …

Self-improvement

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work | Inc.com

Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us consider ourselves to be "happily engaged at work."<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36 percent more motivated, six …

Happiness

5 Tech Trends That Will Hit Every Retail Store By 2020

Showrooming—the practice of shoppers using retail stores to discover products they’d like to buy, then completing their purchases online where they can find better deals—is often cited as a concern of physical retailers. With an enticing mix of low prices, breadth of selection, and convenience, …

eCommerce

7 hottest new travel accessories | CNN Travel

Travel

The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies

Odds are you use no more than two travel apps to get from point A to point B, and that’s fine — surveys show you’re not alone.<p>But consider for a …

Apps