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Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

10 Clever Questions To Ask When Texting, So You Never Have To Ask "What's Up?" Again

I'm definitely a strong advocate for texting. I even prefer it to talking on the phone or in person nine times out of 10. My words just come out …

Relationships

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

Depression

6 things the happiest families all have in common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well. Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

3 Easy Tomato Bruschetta Recipes That Are Made for Summer Entertaining

Let’s be perfectly honest: Anything tastes good on bread, especially when it’s toasted. If you’re looking for an elevated canapé that takes minutes …

Garlic Bread-Grilled Cheese Combines Two Beautiful Things

When two classics become one.<p>Back when Dominique Ansel shot to fame over his Cronut, I couldn’t help but think I had missed a marketing opportunity. Not long before, I invented my own wildly delicious hybrid carb: <b>the garlic bread grilled cheese.</b> (Is “invented” an appropriate word for something that …

Sorry, You've Been Storing Your Cheese Completely Wrong

Love cheese? Follow these golden rules to enjoy it at its best.<p>The average American chomps their way through roughly 35 pounds a year. But how can we be sure we're getting the most from this dairy delicacy? Pay homage to your fromage by following this handy advice.<p>Step away from the plastic …

Die Hard

9 Spiked Cupcakes That Bring On the Booze

You know what's better than a cupcake? A spiked, boozy cupcake. These recipes contain liqueur in the batter and/or icing, but if you really want to go all out on the alcohol percentage, stock up on these mini pipette syringes and squeeze the booze directly into the cupcake before consuming. Buzz …

Three Easy Veggie Burger Recipes For Summer BBQs

Few meals are as classic and filling as a good, fresh-off-the-grill burger. Dressed up with loads of toppings or pared-down, it's a year-round staple that seems particularly appealing during the summer months. If you're hearing the siren call of a burger but are looking to keep things a little …

The 10 Cakes You Should Bake This Summer

If there is one time it's worth heating up the oven during summer, it's for the promise of cake — especially one that highlights the season's fresh …

Dessert

What to Assemble Tonight for a Spring Breakfast Tomorrow

A make-ahead breakfast is always a good idea, but particularly in the spring, when you want to spend more time out in the mild weather and less time …

Breakfast

From Lemon Cake To Chocolate Cream Pie: 15 Unforgettable Easter Desserts

Jelly beans and chocolate bunnies are fine, but these Easter treats will make your holiday celebration unforgettable. From the lemoniest lemon pound cake to the silkiest chocolate cream pie, there is something on this list for every<i>bunny</i>.<p>1. Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake<p>If ever there was a cake for …

Dessert

8 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming rich has more to do with restraint and tenacity than it does brilliance or luck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millionaire. It’s a title that plenty of us would love to have. But, is that actually feasible?<p>Believe it or not, becoming a millionaire is a goal …

Self-improvement

Classic Sourdough Bread (Pain au Levain)

For a classic sourdough bread recipe, we used a mixture of bread flour and whole-wheat flour for complex flavor. Sifting the whole-wheat flour …

Baking

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then It Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off friends who are persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

Why I'm Tracking Every Single Purchase I Make in 2017

I'm going to write about the "B" word today. No, not <i>that</i>"B" word -- I'm talking about budgeting.<p>The word alone can give people fits.You might feel you don't need to budget because you already know where you're money's going (you don't).You may simply be afraid to find out where all your money goes …

Protein-Packed Vegetarian Recipes

Anyone who eats a vegetarian diet knows that one of the most common questions asked is “Where do you get your protein?” But this gallery of recipes …

Healthy Eating

10 Books Sex Experts Wish You Would Read

#BookClubGoals, sexpert edition.<p>You can study everything—so why not sex? Start reading these books, recommended by sex therapists, sexologists, and more—and get ready to enjoy the kind of sex you've never had before. The brain is a sex organ, right?

How to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet: 5 Science-Backed Tips

Change is always hard, but the right techniques make it way easier.<p>Let's not mince words, changing your life is hard. Really hard. That's why more than 90 percent of New Year's resolutions fail.<p>Between horrifying statistics like that and the rough treatment we all just got at the hands of 2016, you …

Happiness

Meet 17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017

Get the inside track on how to create change.<p>It's time to get your head around what matters for you in 2017. And to do that, you need not just inspiration, but motivation to deliver on your dreams. No better place to turn than this list of 17 inspiring women. They are each vibrant examples of what …

25 Daily Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of …

Recipe: Sebastian’s brownies

Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter the sides and smear an X on the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Dust sides with cocoa powder, tapping out excess. Line bottom with parchment paper.<p>Sift together flour and cocoa powder into a medium bowl. Set aside. In stand mixer fitted with paddle, beat butter, …

5 Skills You Must Have For a Successful Relationship

You've got <i>skills</i>, we know. You're strong, competent, and communicative, to name a few. But, "while these are all important foundational skills for living a successful and happy life, they need to be built on in order to help an individual transition to a successful and happy partnership," explains …

The Fast, Easy Way to Make Oversize Christmas Ornaments

Bigger ornaments mean happier holidays.<p>What do light globes, used tuna cans, and eye hooks have in common? Together, you can use them to craft a supersize Christmas ornament that will make your front porch really stand out this season.<p>When I came across Home Stories A to Z's brilliant craft, I …

Decorating your house? Don't make these 7 mistakes!

Be it deciding on the wall palette, picking out a fabric for the upholstery or selecting the tiles for the bathroom, the job of an interior designer …

Home Decorating

11 Knotted Ponytail Hairstyles That Look Chic When You Just Can’t Even

Lazy girls, rejoice, because messy hair just got a major upgrade! Woke-up-like-this bedhead is remixed for fall thanks to a slew of effortless knotted ponytails that range from low-slung and laid-back to high and tight. This simple style takes your go-to style to new levels via crisscrossed strands …

Home Decoration: 12 ways to decorate your walls with stone

There's so much more to choose from these days than paint and wallpaper, when you're trying to pimp up your walls a little bit and today, we're …

Interior Design

I saved 50% of my income for a month — here's my best tip for saving money

After accounting for rent, utilities, and all my other fixed costs for the month, I was left with roughly $140 per week to spend on food and entertainment. While that's certainly more than enough money to live comfortably on, I had an out of town trip planned for the end of the month and didn't …

Personal Finance

PHOTOS: Finalists For The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The 2016 finalists for the second annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced, and they are predictably delightful.<p>A grinning owl. A fish slapping a bear in the face. An unfortunate interaction between a buffalo and a bird. At least two eagles with very little dignity. Click …

Nature Photography

How Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Built Tennis' Friendliest Rivalry

The Rafael Nadal Academy by Movistar opened in Mallorca, Spain, with all the trappings of a lavish tennis center, featuring fitness, education and more than a few trophies that celebrate its eponymous superstar. It is infused with the promise of its creator to help the youth of tomorrow.<p>But the …