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How can I be a brilliant storyteller?

From Michael Morpurgo’s Beowulf to discovering the true wonder of Homer, the Book Doctor shares book recommendations and tip tips to bring life and lustre to storytelling week<p>I want to be a brilliant storyteller, especially as it’s story telling week. How can I do it?<p>National Storytelling Week is …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

What Nutritionists Eat for Every Kind of Ailment

Got a cold? Runner’s knee? Killer cramps? There's a food for that.<p>Whether your head is pounding, the cold has caught you, or you have a nagging feeling that your stomach is auditioning for Cirque du Soleil, your first move is probably for the medicine cabinet. But the refrigerator and pantry also …

You Need to Share This Video About Hymens with Every Man in Your Life

Like, right this second.<p>You probably haven't thought about your hymen for years. Most people believe that it covers the vag and breaks when you lose your virginity. But a new video from College Humor dispels a whole bunch of myths about the hymen. Watch a woman school two clueless dudes in the …

8 Quick Tricks That Can Turn ‘Meh’ Sex into Mind-Blowing Sex

Because sometimes your sexcapade needs a pick-me-up—stat.<p>There's a pretty big gap between so-so sex and a spectacular hookup. But it actually doesn't take much effort to turn a less-than-thrilling roll in the hay into a mind-blowing, bed-squeaking sex sesh as soon as you feel it getting lame.<p>Many …

Essences: The Korean Skin Care Product You?re Not Using but Should

The flood of Asian skin care imports has changed the beauty game for the better, thanks in no small part to their new, novel technologies. The thing is, though, that while some products are super-straightforward (hello, sheet masks), others can be pretty tricky to figure out—like essences. Are they …

How to Be the Boss of YOU: Pro Tips on Starting Your Own Company

It takes a lot to go out on your own, but there can be many rewards.<p>Jennifer Walsh is a true pioneer in the beauty space. She launched her first business, the Beauty Bar, in 1998, and it became the country’s very first omni channel beauty brand. Since selling the Beauty Bar in 2010, Jennifer has …

Take a Virtual Tour Through Your Lady Parts

No mirror necessary.<p>Forget GPS. Some of us could benefit from a little CPS. When asked in a study to point to the clitoris on a diagram of the female genitalia, 29 percent of women and 25 percent of men were completely lost, the majority of those believing it was located "on the front wall of the …

The 5 Best Ways To Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

New Study on Tipping Servers Determines That Women Are More Superficial Than Men

Go figure.<p>In today's "WTF, really?" news, research suggests that women are more superficial than guys when tipping their servers. Womp womp.<p>For the study, published in the journal <i>Economic Psychology</i>, researchers surveyed over 200 customers about their experiences at five different restaurants in …

How to Hide Blackheads, Under-Eye Circles, and All Your Other Annoying Skin Issues

Concealer's about to become your new BFF.<p><i>This article was written by Megan Cahn and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>Concealer is one of life’s little helpers: It hides our skin imperfections from the rest of the world. It’s a seemingly straightforward job, yet a big one, and we can't …

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Helps Heavy Smokers to Quit

Heavy smokers who regularly puffed more than a packet of cigarettes a day cut down or quit for six months after their brains were stimulated with …

Researchers use brain stimulation to release opioid painkillers

A team of international researchers headed up by the University of Michigan has used noninvasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to …

How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Great news for the lovelorn: Our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.<p>Ever worried about the toll your disastrous love …

The Brain

Small enterprises as big businesses

The lion of Gujarat roars as I switch on the television in a small village of Southern Europe. Bold, the tricolour sweeps across a silhouette …

India's Modi exploits oil price collapse to end diesel subsidies

India’s government said it will stop fixing the price of diesel, in a move that will cut the bill for fuel subsidies and send a strong signal of its …