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11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Why The Best Leaders Are Self-Aware

You can’t be a really effective executive if you’re not fully aware of the effect your actions and personality have on others. It’s that simple. All too often leadership analysis focuses only on results, and not how those results are attained. Which has implications for how long and effectively one …

Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ

If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?<p>We tend to assume that brains don’t go with brawn – but that assumption is turning out to be seriously flawed. As the latest video from the Head Squeeze …

The Brain

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

6 Relaxation Tips To Help You Sleep

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Jennifer Nelson:</i><p>Even if you sleep like a baby most nights, you’ve probably had at least the occasional bout of insomnia. Whether it’s that late-night snack that keeps the sandman away, stress or something less sinister, here are six relaxation techniques to try when …

7 pains you should never ignore

You can't let every ache, soreness or twinge worry you to the point you have your health care provider or local hospital on speed dial. But there are pains that come on suddenly or accompany fever that you should never ignore. Abby Cuffey of Woman's Day and pain management specialist Dr. Houman …

Why Pajamas Are The Key To Health And Happiness

<i>By Beth Ricanati, M.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>Everyday wellness is about taking care of yourself and feeling good, every day -- and every night. It doesn't just mean eating right and exercising. It also means finding small, simple ways to take care of ourselves and feel good about ourselves. And here's …

8 Credit Cards Mistakes Everyone Makes

With billions of credit cards being used every day, it's no surprise that there are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings when it comes to credit. Below are the eight most common credit card mistakes that you should avoid.<p>1. Maxing out credit cards: Although there are circumstances when you …

Personal Finance

Get Rid of Procrastination Once and for All

<i>Photo Credit: istockphoto.com</i><p><b>"Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder." -- Mason Cooley</b><p>Ugh! Procrastination!<p>Just in case you're one of those people who doesn't participate in the universal sport of procrastination, let me define it for you:<p>• to put off intentionally and …

Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know those people who get so much done it seems like they have 30 hours in every day while the rest of us mere mortals have a measly 24? You know, the ones who seem to get more accomplished before breakfast than you do all day?<p>You can …

Know Your DSLR Camera: What Do All the Controls Mean?

If you are a new DSLR owner or if you’re seriously considering moving up from a simpler camera to a DSLR, the very sight of a more complex camera …

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Wi-Fi security, multiple sim cards and tablet pics – tech questions answered

Q I’ve heard public Wi-Fi is insecure. How do I improve my safety when using it? Sophie via email<p>A With the rise of smartphones, tablets and laptops, it has become increasingly common to use public Wi-Fi without thinking about security and privacy. Most people don’t understand how easily data can …

Google Glass v Apple Watch: in form against function, Apple edges it over Google

The Romans had a phrase for it: <i>Ars est celare artem</i>. That is: “The art is to conceal the art.” When you’re doing something really difficult in public with the intent of gaining attention, don’t let on how difficult it is to do. You don’t hear guitarists saying “OK, this riff is really hard” ahead …

9 Ridiculously Simple Things All Women Should Be Doing For Their Health

Like many people, I dread going to the dentist, not because of the threat of pain, or the oddly intimate experience of someone handling the backsides of my teeth. It's the flossing conversation. Invariably I'm asked, "You floss, right?" And invariably, I go pink and stammer some nonsense about …

Good News for BFFs! Friendships Between Women Have Health Benefits

The term “guys’ girl” has been used to describe women—typically adolescents and younger women—who relate better to or feel more comfortable around …

The Best Supplements For Women: Vitamins and Other Nutrients

9 Great Cardio Workouts

9 Great Cardio Workouts That Get Your Heart Pumping<p>And, no, they’re not all done on the treadmill<p>Shutterstock<p>If the first thing you think of when you hear the word “cardio” is running, <i>giiirl</i> do we have some workouts for you to try. Of course, we heart running—it’s a great way to calm your mind and …

The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

The Quintessential Spanish Town You Didn't Know You Wanted To Visit

Ah, Spain. We just can't get enough of your beautifulness.<p>And we just fell in love with the newest beautiful Spanish city we want to visit -- called Girona -- after we found out it's sort of like a smaller Barcelona, but with nearly just as much to offer visitors.<p>Located in northeast Catalonia, a …