Shelley Cain Byrne

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5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.<p>Procrastination affects …

Procrastination

Why There Are Pop-Ups for Everything Now

Temporary shops were once emblems of scrappy entrepreneurialism. Today they tend to be marketing efforts from giant corporations.<p>The term <i>pop-up</i>, most often used to mean a small, temporary shop for selling or showing off products, first cropped up in the early 2000s. It’s since been applied far …

eCommerce

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

101. Hire an accountant

Without skipping your daily Starbucks run.<p>By <b>Alicia Adamczyk, Kaitlin Mulhere, Elizabeth O’Brien and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>We’d all like to finish next …

Personal Finance

7 Rules to Follow If You Want to Live a Life Without Regrets | Inc.com

What do you think when a plane you're traveling on hits turbulence? Maybe you pray, maybe you mentally recite the excellent safety statistics of flying, or maybe you distract yourself with daydreams. But chances are excellent you don't have the same reaction as author Ryan Holiday.<p>"When I am on a …

Miniature

We Asked Some Authors What Books They're Cosying Up With This Winter

Return to a childhood classic, go on sprawling adventures, or bunker down and learn something new.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p>Get a copy or get the audiobook.<p>"The first time you try <i>Middlemarch</i> is a …

Top 10

An Investigation of the Mind

In February 1975 I was a young man of eighteen on pilgrimage in India when I came to Kalimpong in the Darjeeling district. I had never heard of …

Spirituality

7 Offbeat Urban Farms Found Around the World

Urban farms are popping up all over the world as more communities are gaining interest in growing their own food as a way to address access, boost local economy, and spark conversations around our food systems. There's something magical about starting a seedling, tending to its growth, and …

Women of Sex Tech, Unite

For Janet Lieberman, making sex toys started as a bit of a joke. In 2013, she was living in Brooklyn and getting ready to leave MakerBot, where she worked as an engineer. When people asked her what she planned to do next, she’d say she wanted to start a sex toy company.<p>But she noticed that women …

Broad City

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Writing

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

I woke up the other morning in a <i>bad</i> mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my …

New York City

The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA

In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation’s streets.<p>By then, the opioid war had …

Corruption

How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety

Aromatic oils have become big business. But are they medicine or marketing?<p>Twenty years ago, Carla Cohen fell mysteriously ill. She couldn’t put her finger on what was wrong; it felt as though some conspiracy between her mind and her body were eroding her capacity to work. Cohen, who was an …

Essential Oils

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read …

After 50, Women Struggle to Find a Foothold at Work

Time out for family can carry a stigma; study finds evidence of discrimination<p>Anne Zacharias was nearly 50 years old when she retired from her job as a regional vice president with a national marketing company. She stopped working to be with her children more after years of long hours and frequent …

Discrimination

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Workouts

10 Stunning Fall Centerpiece Ideas We Bet You Haven’t Thought Of

Whether your entertaining style is Martha Stewart or Holly Golightly, if these gorgeous, seasonal centerpieces don’t inspire you to host a fall fete, …

Decorations

How to Create a Gallery Wall

Tips for making it look uncluttered and artsy, too<p><i>Each week Mansion Global tackles an interior design topic with an elite group of designers from</i> …

Ibram Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism, says education and love are not the answer

Founder of new anti-racism center at American University sees impact of policy, culture on black athletes<p>It’s a Wednesday night at a bookstore in a …

Black History

A happiness expert says changing your life for the better starts with an uncomfortable question

If you're trying to craft a more fulfilling existence, you're going to have to get a little more specific — and subtle — with your introspection.<p>On an episode of Blinkist's Simplify podcast, host Caitlin Schiller spoke with happiness expert and bestselling author Gretchen Rubin about some tricks …

Happiness