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5 science-backed strategies for being more likable to employers, romantic partners, and everyone in-between

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that someone likes you. Are you likable?<p>It doesn't matter if it's your crush, your boss, a new friend or your favorite barista.<p>It's possible that these three words are some of the most powerful in the English language:<p><i>I like you.</i><p>Okay, okay, I …

Body Language

How tech's richest plan to save themselves after the apocalypse

It’s a reduction of human evolution to a video game won by finding the escape hatch and bringing BFFs along for the ride<p>The very essence of what it means to be human is treated less as a feature than bug<p>Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I …

Singularity

Noticing Yourself Starting To Procrastinate? Do This ASAP

<i>Grace Smith is on a mission to bring hypnotherapy to the masses. Her distinct style of hypnotherapy feels more like “meditation with a goal,” as she</i> …

Hypnotherapy

Why 'getting lost in a book' is so good for you, according to science

“Transportation” — or the act of losing yourself in a book — makes you more empathetic, more creative and (hello!) it’s an escape.<p>Whether you’re the reader who rips through a new book each week or the one still slogging through that bestseller your friend recommended months ago, psychologists (and …

Psychology

Homemade samosas and citrussy courgette fregola: 20 best vegetarian and vegan recipes – part 1

Romy Gill’s vegan samosas and avocado chutney<p>There are many ways of making samosas. I prefer this as it reminds me of my grandmother.<p><b>Makes 12-1</b><b>6 samosas</b> <b><br>For the pastry</b><b><br>plain flour</b> 200g, plus more for dusting<b><br>salt</b> ½ tsp<b><br>nigella seeds</b> ½ tsp<b><br>sunflower oil</b> 6 tsp<b><br>water</b> 80-100ml<p><b>For the filling</b> <b><br>potatoes</b> 2 large, …

Recipes

15 Snacks That Are So Easy to Make from Scratch

You might never buy crackers or snack mix again—they’re easy snacks you can make at home. Read on for recipes that are simple and so good!<p>Granola Bars<p>…

Healthy Eating

Dad Criticised For Carrying His Daughter Teaches Stranger Why You Shouldn't Judge Others

A man yelled at Brent Gehring: 'What the f**k? Make her walk. That’s what is wrong with kids today.'<p>A dad who was confronted by a disapproving …

Parenting

Think Twice Before Tossing These 5 Things When Moving

Whether you're moving to another state, or just down the block, packing can be an ordeal. And when you're in the process of a move, you may find …

Minimalism

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

How Have You Lived This Long Without Pizza Butter?

Butter do something about it<p>You know the old saying about pizza, that even when it's bad, it’s still pretty good. I love great pizza, it’s true, but …

Italian Food

Why I Choose to Pursue the Pervier Side of Life

I have a weird relationship with my tailor. He’s a smiley, petite, ancient Japanese man who speaks roughly seven words of English, but unexpectedly, over the past few years, we’ve grown pretty close. Maybe even too close? He fingered me, basically. Well . . . ish. It’s complicated.<p>I’m an obsessive …

5 ways your coffee addiction can boost your garden

If one of the first things you do each morning is brew a fresh pot of coffee, then you likely have a lot of coffee waste. After the brewing is finished, you grab the filter and dump the grounds in the trash. But did you know you can use those spent grounds around the house instead?<p>You can use …

Gardening

How to Make Ice Cream Bread (Using Only 2 Ingredients)

You can make a two-ingredient quick bread in only 30 minutes! How do I know this for sure? Because I whipped up a batch (or six) myself!<p>When I first …

7 Secret Sources for Cheap (Free, Really) Artwork

After you shell out cash for furniture, rugs, sconces and duvet covers, the thought of paying even more for artwork is overwhelming. We hear you!

The No BS Guide to Organizing Your Feelings

Rarely do our feelings hang neatly on fancy, perfectly spaced hangers. Instead — like our closets — we often hold a jumble of both new and outdated …

Self-help

The Unexpected, Yet Totally Natural, Way to Repel Mosquitoes

I live in a one bedroom "garden" apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed. The only downside?<p>…

Science shows “brain orgasms” lower stress just as well as meditation does

There are plenty of creative ways to reduce stress: You can inhale soothing essential oils, watch a scary movie, try making pottery, or even have sex …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Man asks girlfriend to text him World Cup updates, gets more than he bargained for

There are already plenty of people already out there tweeting, blogging and writing about the World Cup — but maybe its time for a new voice to enter …

3 questions to never ask on a first date—and 4 to lead with instead

When a first date feels more like an interrogation than the adorable banter portion of a rom-com, chemistry can fizzle faster than those perfect …

22 Things You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron

Let’s not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God’s gift to carb lovers everywhere. But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can …

Best films of 2018 so far

All the Money in the World<p>Raucous thriller about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty’s grandson, and the billionaire’s subsequent refusal to pay the ransom – a film that became notorious in its own right after reshooting scenes featuring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.<p><b>What we said:</b> With the …

Comic Books

Stop Throwing Out Your Used Tea Bags

It feels so good to be able to do something with the things we'd normally discard. Coffee grounds as rose fertilizer and clementine peels saved for …

This risotto doesn’t need constant attention — but it will cause a stir

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>Can a streamlined risotto hold its own against a constantly stirred, two-pot, cheese-dependent classic? You be the judge.<p>This pantry-friendly recipe begins with a few carrots, cooked till tender and then treated to a quick caramelization. Water and a touch of sugar …

Recipes

Six of the best aubergine recipes

<b>Sweet miso aubergine (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b> <br>Cook <b>10 min</b><br>Serves <b>6</b><p><b>400g small-medium aubergines</b>,stem ends trimmed<b><br>1 tbsp sesame oil</b><b><br>2 tbsp brown rice miso</b> <b><br>½ tbsp mirin</b><b><br>½ tbsp sake</b><p>Shave off the sides of the aubergines to make them straight-sided, then cut lengthways into 12mm-thick slabs.<p>Heat a cast-iron …

Recipes

What it's like to go down on another woman for the first time

8 queer women describe the first time they performed oral sex.<p>Oral sex is something many of us get hung up on because all bodies are different, so eating someone out for the first time can be kinda nerve wracking. Here, 8 LGBTQ+ women explain what it was like the first time they went down on …

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

Work from Home

A new study on the psychology of persistent regrets can teach you how to live now

Lingering regrets, the kind you hang onto for years, can be great company, returning daily to keep some part of you living an alternate version of your life and career. They’re the stuff of sublime tragic novels and films. They can even be functional if they propel you forward, determined not to …

This Is Your Brain on Binaural Beats

How these otherworldly sounds may help you hear your way to a happier, healthier you.<p>For as long as she can remember, Jessica Trimberger has lived …

7 Brilliant Life Hacks You Can Only Learn In Therapy

Everyone loves a good life hack — especially when it seems like something you can only learn in therapy — because therapists have a way of helping …