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The philosophical questions raised by neuroscience

These days, most of us accept that minds are dependent on brain function and wouldn’t object to the claim that “You are your brain.” After all, we’ve …

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

25 of the Weirdest Food Beauty Hacks That ACTUALLY Work

Sometimes it’s best to use your food for reasons other than a meal. Besides making food art, another resourceful use of fruits, veggies and more is to make your own makeup and beauty essentials. Not only are they beneficial for your skin and hair, they also make you look pretty scrumptious ;) While …

12 Travel Products You'll Need This Spring

Whether you're in the planning process or already packing for your next adventure, these 12 travel products—from pick-pocket proof pants to adorable …

Travel

33 More Places for Your Bucket List

We asked and Budget Travel readers answered! From Iceland to Machu Picchu, these are the top spots our audience can't wait to visit.

The Hottest Workouts for 2015

Photo: Gilles for ELLE<p><b>NEW YORK CITY</b><p><b>S10, S10training.com;</b> This workout incorporates weight training and cardio with the goal of getting you to sub 10% body fat (S10), the optimum for health and body composition.<p><b>Mile High Run Club, milehighrunclub.com;</b> Treadmills are the new stationary bikes come …

49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food)

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

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Beauty Tips Straight Beyoncé's Makeup Artist

He shared a few of Beyonce's makeup tips and secrets.<p>The aristocratically named Sir John pretty much won the makeup artist jackpot last summer when he got a call from Beyoncé's team asking him to work on the Mrs. Carter tour. He then ended up creating the makeup looks for eight of the videos in her …

These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …

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PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class …

16 Awesome & Affordable American Winter Trips

From the beaches of Florida to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, from the Caribbean to Hawaii—not to mention secret islands that stay warm all …

Amazing Temples Every Real Traveler Should See

The worship of stunning architecture is universal, regardless of your religion. These 13 temples range from a gold-plated structure in India to a …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Skin

Simple routine, amazing complexion.<p>Raise your hand if you can relate to this:<p>Yes, yes, you'd love to have dewy, flawless skin that radiates glow from the inside out. Of course! But futzing with a million different cremes, potions, toners, and masques multiple times a day, every day, every night... …

Google HR Boss Describes His Ideal Length For A Résumé

You've probably heard conflicting advice when it comes to how long your résumé should be.<p>So which is it?<p>Laszlo Bock, senior VP at Google, has a simple rule for deciding how long your résumé should be: one page for every ten years of work experience.<p>Though it might seem difficult to downsize and fit …

7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings Account to $1 Million

Although there is little functional difference between $999,999 and $1 million, the round number of a million dollars is appealing and saving $1 …

Does job success depend on data rather than your CV?

<b>The bald truth is that most companies are pretty bad at recruitment.</b><p>Nearly half of new recruits turn out to be duds within 18 months, according to one study, while two-thirds of hiring managers admit they've often chosen the wrong people.<p>And the main reason for failure is not because applicants …

How NOT TO Answer 10 of the Most Common Interview Questions

A smart, thoughtful answer to an interview question can help you clinch the job. Likewise, an epic blunder can knock you out of the top three. So …

Employment

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

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 …

Look Bigger And Smarter Than You Really Are With These 7 Web Tools

I always get a kick when someone calls my office (read: calls my cell phone while I’m working on my couch) and expects a receptionist to answer the phone and transfer them to the company president. Er, no, that’s me. I buy my own printer cartridges, design my own website, and pretty much handle …

4 Ways To Change Careers In Midlife

Thinking about changing careers in midlife? Here are four ways to do it, below. (I also offer a fifth, called The Flower Exercise, in <i>What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015</i>. It takes more room to explain than I can here.)<p><b>The First Way: The Internet</b><p>The first idea that occurs to people seeking guidance on …

Are you fashion challenged? Tinder-style app can help

A new season, a new interface concept.<p>When Pinterest burst onto the scene, its "pinboard" metaphor became a popular way of connecting people with visual designs and fashions. Now, Toronto startup Blynk has applied an even more contemporary approach to style-hunting: swipe-left, swipe-right.<p>The …

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One Ridiculously Expensive Mistake Most Businesses Make & How To Easily Avoid It

How expensive? Well JP Morgan lost 6.2 billion due to this one mistake. That's a lot even for a major Wall St. Bank. And the list goes on and on:<p>Prominent financial blogger James Kwak calls Excel "one of the greatest, most powerful, most important software applications of all time." But perhaps we …

Best Summer Trips 2014

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Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

Who says you need to empty your bank account in order to enjoy Europe in style? Hotel search trivago.com, which now offers hostel bookings in cities across Europe, has compiled a list of some of the swankiest and eclectic hostels on the continent. Trust us, these six ultra-trendy and …

Deceptively Budget-Friendly Tahoe Lodges

There are plenty of inexpensive places to stay on Lake Tahoe—but in many of them, you’d be too afraid to get beneath the sheets. These four clean, inviting lodges are the exception. They manage to combine value, location, and quality for travelers who want to live large on a budget.<p>Rustic Cottages, …

The 2017 Friendliest Cities in the World

For years, we've asked our readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, focusing on where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to navigate? Hundreds of thousands of readers took the survey this year—and we're seeing just how …

6 Insider Tips to Find the Cheapest Flight Tickets

We all know we should be saving money. The problem is that it usually isn’t that we don’t make enough money, it’s that we don’t have a system to …

I Can't Believe How Much These Small Purchases Are Costing Me Every Year

Are you wasting money on small purchases, impulse buys, frivolous spending, smoking, blowouts, cell phone plans, and Starbucks lattes?