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Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

Creative Writing

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

What happens to your brain when you binge-watch a TV series

Is catching up on "This is Us" on your weekend to-do list? Here's what you need to know.<p>You sit yourself down in front of the TV after a long day at work, and decide to start watching that new show everyone's been talking about. Cut to midnight and you've crushed half a season — and find yourself …

TV

How caffeine is stripped from coffee—and what that means for your health

<i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site.</i><p>In the early 1900s, according to coffee lore, German coffee merchant Ludwig Roselius discovered decaf by accident after a shipment of coffee beans was soaked in seawater during transit, naturally extracting some of the …

Surgery is safer in the afternoon because of body’s circadian rhythm, study suggests

Undergoing heart surgery in the afternoon may be far safer than in the morning because it synchs up with the body’s circadian rhythm, a new study suggests.<p>A review by French researchers of nearly 600 people who underwent heart valve replacements, found that people who had morning operations were …

Heart Surgery

Amazon's CEO Demands This 1 Thing in a Job Interview (and Most Do It Wrong) | Inc.com

In the early stages of the building of Amazon, Jeff Bezos used to interview every job candidate himself.<p>Bezos believed each employee played a key role, so the quality of new hires was as crucial to the success of the business as the products it sold. As a result, Bezos was not only obsessed with …

Jeff Bezos

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

This Superfood Cheatsheet is Your Guide to Health

This Superfood Glossary is the Ultimate Cheatsheet to Health<p>Save this link on your phone and you'll never be confused at a juice bar again.<p>October …

14 apps to play with Dad

Whatever Dad’s into — from sports to science — we have an app he and the kids can play together<p>Looking for a fun way to share time with Dad? You might be surprised to find that some of his interests are only an app screen away. We've gathered 14 cool apps that should fit just about any father out …

15 Words You Need to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

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7 Odd Things Successful People Do Over the Summer That Lazy People Do Not | Inc.com

What does it take to become successful--at anything?<p>I'll tell you what. It doesn't start with taking the summer off. That's for sure.<p>Summer is nothing more than a change in temperature--and if you live somewhere like California, then summer is even less noticeable. Sure, there might be once-a-year …

Success

This 1 Change in Mindset Is What Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Here in America, we spend too much time focusing on other people. We look outside of ourselves and are constantly confronted with what we don't have, rather than maintaining an attitude of gratitude. Our obsessive observation of other people creates a subtle sense of envy.<p>A famous psychologist …

Self-improvement

10 tech gadgets you need if you live in a small home

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Want to deck out your apartment …

Home Automation

Overweight father-of-three transforms his ‘dad bod’ in just 12 weeks

A dad has shared the secrets to his success after transforming his body in just 12 weeks.<p>The internet’s obsession with less-than-fit body types has …

The 3-Ingredient Pizza Crust That Rocks Our World

If you've ever made your own pizza crust, it was probably either for a special occasion or during a cooking class. It just feels so... gourmet. Which …

The Dalai Lama reveals that he too gets angry, and here's what he does about it

The Dalai Lama is a man known for sharing wisdom and enlightenment. So you wouldn’t think he’s someone that gets angry.<p>This isn’t the case. In a …

Mindfulness

Cinnamon may reduce the harms of a high-fat diet

A diet high in fat is considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, as it can lead to weight gain, diabetes, and other harmful …

Tips and Tricks: Using Find My iPhone

In honor of the thieves who almost got away over 100 smartphones at Coachella a couple of weeks ago, this week’s tip is how to set up and use Find My iPhone. Those thieves were thwarted when a few of the victims used computers and other iOS devices to check Find My iPhone, and discover a man with …

Here's How To Eat A Little Healthier This Week

It's actually easier than you think.

Healthy Eating

The transformative power of doing absolutely nothing

On a recent Sunday, I found myself overwhelmed. It was my last free day between several consecutive weekends of travel, visitors, and weddings. The morning had ticked away, and my boyfriend and I had groceries to buy, paperwork to file, a house to tidy, and something to do at Home Depot. As I …

Home Depot

A hidden iOS 10 setting that may mean you may never run out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad again

Running out of space on your iPhone or iPad? There's a setting buried in iOS 10 that may put an end to this forever. And if it doesn't work, I'll …

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Transform Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Meditation

The cup of coffee that could cause heart palpitations

<b>(CNN) —</b> The "world's strongest coffee" is now available in the US, but just one cup could spill you over the daily caffeine limit.<p>"If you want to stand out, you need to be the 'est' -- the biggest, smartest, strongest, or cheapest," said Black Insomnia founder Sean Kristafor. "So when we wanted to …

Coffee

Software turns 2D X-rays into 3D images to aid surgeons

BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly looks at some of the start-ups at Indian Institutes of Technology Bombay’s Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Sine).<p>He meets the team creating software that could help orthopaedic surgeons plan surgeries by turning two, 2D X-ray images of bones into 3D models.<p>He …

X-rays

Taking a Hot Bath May Burn as Many Calories as a Run, Researchers Say

A relaxing soak could be doing more for you than you think.<p>If you were about to force yourself out on a run, stop where you are for a minute because a bath might be just as effective as exercise when it comes to your health.<p>Dr. Steve Faulkner, a researcher at Loughborough University, says bathing …

How to Conquer Cravings, Stress-Eating and 6 Other Weight Loss Hurdles

You know what to do to lose weight: Eat a little less, move a little more, and figure out what works for your body. “No more chocolate,” you declare. …

How to light a Christmas pudding

Infuse the brandy<p>Place 30ml (2 tbsp) brandy in a small pan with a cinnamon stick, a star anise and a couple of strips of orange zest. Heat for 1-2 …

British Cuisine

Dating experts explain polyamory and open relationships

<i>This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us:</i> <i>smarterliving@nytimes.com</i><i>.</i><p>Open relationships are one of those concepts that can inspire confusion.<p>To start, they are not the same thing as polygamy (that’s …

Relationships

7 Surefire Clues to Tell if Your Spouse is A Narcissist...before it's too late

<b>HOW TO SPOT A NARCISSIST:</b><p>Sometimes your intuition is telling you something just isn’t right but you aren’t quite sure what it might be. There are red …

Narcissism

6 of the More Subtle Signs of Narcissism

Plenty of people high in narcissism can be spotted right away. These grandiose narcissists constantly try to draw attention to themselves, even—or …

Psychology