Suzanne Shirvani

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The 27 Worst Ways to Describe Yourself

Because of overuse...or, more likely, because they make you sound too cool for the room.<p>When people describe you in certain ways, that's great.<p>When you describe yourself in those ways...um, no.<p>The following words and terms are--for the most part--great when people use them to describe you. Resist …

Charisma

The Mindset Shifts You Need to Meet Any Goal

Overcoming obstacles is a mental game. In the third week of The Goal Standard Challenge, our experts shared strategies that can change everything.<p>Congrats! You’ve completed The Goal Standard’s third week, the first Fight Stage. Things got tough this week. You might have struggled to stay …

Self-improvement

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Hate Trump supporters? Hate liberals? Here's why | Marc Lewis

Deep in the brain, your amygdala generates a knee-jerk response to political enemies and other threats. But experiments show the divide can be bridged<p>I was walking back to my room on the ninth floor of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur last October, and I happened to meet the guy in the room next door, …

How to Decorate for the Holidays in a Small Space

Good news for apartment dwellers everywhere: When it comes to holiday decorating, more square footage doesn’t make a home merrier. Though the idea of decking out your modestly sized halls might seem difficult, it's no excuse not to spread some interior cheer. Erin Hiemstra knows all about playing …

Sculpt Your Abs

<i>(Without Sit-Ups)</i><p>Master these moves to get those coveted abdominal "V lines."<p>Sculpt Your Abs<p><i>(Without Sit-Ups)</i><p>Master these moves to get those coveted …

O come, let us adore this little-known Spanish painter

Two dazzling Adorations by Juan Bautista Maíno are currently on show at the National Gallery and demand your attention<p>On 27 July 1613 a man prostrated himself in the church of San Pedro Mártir in Toledo, having first made a solemn declaration: ‘I, Juan Bautista Maíno, make profession and promised …

10 Success lessons from Leonardo DiCaprio – “Actor, Environmentalist” for entrepreneurs

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+12<p>Shares 40<p>Leonardo DiCaprio is an Oscar-winning American actor with several acclaimed movies like “Inception”, “Titanic”, and …

Motivation

These are the most popular holiday cookie recipes on Pinterest and we've literally never heard of some of them

Now that we’re rounding out the first full week of December a lot of us will be spending each weekend baking our favorite holiday cookie recipes. …

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Are sanctuary cities legal?

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump re-emphasized the approach he will take in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, which is much different from the manner of enforcement utilized by President Barack Obama. The latter pointedly declined to deport the 5 million undocumented immigrants in the …

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2016

Whether you’re building your own computer or making repairs on your house, the do it yourself attitude is always prevalent here at Lifehacker. Here …

Raspberry Pi

Not In New York? Here's How You Can See All The Holiday Windows

It's that time of year again. The streets of midtown New York are filling with obnoxiously large crowds straining to see the holiday displays in …

These Motivational Tips Will Take Your Life To Next Level

Flora Nathaniel<p>Blogger Read full profile<p>It is human nature to aim higher, to always want to be better, to strive for success and most importantly to …

Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular …

Yes, there are legit ways to make money without leaving your house

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, college student, or just looking to pay down your debt, we could all use some extra cash.<p>While we could find a …

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function

Never heard of a dual n-back game? Here's why you should give it a try.<p>Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised …

Five Interview Turn-Offs That Can Cost You The Job

A job interview can feel like an audition or a performance. It can be a very scary meeting, especially if you haven’t job-hunted in a while.<p>You have to be ready for the rush of adrenaline that may flood your veins when you walk into a job interview, or when the interviewer asks you a difficult …

Employment

12 things successful people do in the last 10 minutes of the workday

If either of the above scenarios sounds familiar, it may be time to reassess your end-of-day routine.<p>"How you finish the workday is very important," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage." "It can set your mood for the rest of your day; it may …

Success

8 Biggest Time Wasters That Kill Your Productivity

The average person spends 118 minutes per day on social media. Is it worth it?<p>We all wish that we could be more productive. But, how is that possible when assignments keep piling up, the latest season of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> just appeared on Netflix, and you have a flurry of emails, texts, and …

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

Hijab In High Places: Muslim Women Leaders Explain The Challenges Of Visibility

Muslim women who choose to wear hijab are rarely heard in the American workplace. These professionals aim to change that.<p>Noor Tagouri knew she wanted to be on television since she was 8 years old, but a career as a newscaster seemed incompatible with her hijab, or head scarf. “How can you do that …

How This Entrepreneur Makes $150k/Month With No Office Or Employees

Chase Bowers' Shopified App has become a go-to resource for online sellers. Here's how to replicate his success.<p>At first glance, Chase Bowers' success story might seem like an anomaly. In just a few months, he went from $0 in revenue to making more than $150,000 a month--all without leaving his …

Relationship Advice: How to Use Mindfulness to Strengthen Your Relationship

The art of being mindful has become a big topic of discussion lately, but what, exactly, is it?<p>At its core, being mindful simply means being present in the moment and focusing on all of the sensory details of your environment, how you're feeling, and what people around you are saying to …

The Penny-Pincher's Guide to Styling Your Kitchen Like a Millionaire

If there's one thing we enjoy more than decorating, it's cooking. Leisurely sipping a glass of wine while concocting a culinary feast (or quick …

3 Daily Habits That Can Set You Up for Success

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “If a happy and successful life is all about developing three good</i> …

4 Genius Kitchen-Storage Ideas for Unwieldy Tools

A professional organizer weighs in on how to stash awkward utensils out of sight<p>Too often we feel as though our collection of cooking tools is taking over our kitchens, whether it’s spatulas and spoons that jam the drawers or bulky appliances that defy the cabinets’ confines. We enlisted the help …

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

How a 29-year-old created her monthly budget

Read this article to learn how a 29-year-old used a monthly budget to pay over $100,000 in debt.<p>Since graduating from college in 2009, Jessica …

Personal Finance

A grad's guide to money

It is important to understand the basics of managing money. Here are four must-know steps for new grads to help get off to a strong start.<p>Making ends …

Personal Finance

The Most Effective Abs Exercise You're Not Doing

There’s no shortage of talk about what to do for strong abs. Crunches are a hotly debated move, planks (in all their forms) generally receive an …