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13 tricks that'll make applying eyeliner so much easier

You might have 99 problems, but your liner won't be one.<p>When explaining the art of eyeliner application, I'll liken it to a relationship. Hear me out: Both require a ton of patience and persistence to make it work and can be super frustrating at times. However, once you put in the proper time and …

Makeup

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

Ever Wanted to Learn to Knit? We'll Show You How It's Done

At first glance, knitting looks pretty complicated. All those hand motions, not to mention an endless number of knots. It definitely takes some …

Knitting

15 Foods That Increase Blood Pressure and Should Be Avoided

High blood pressure can damage your heart, brain, kidneys, and cause a number of other complications such as disabilities. There are certain foods …

44 Clever Inventions On Amazon That Would Make Inspector Gadget Jealous

Good old Inspector Gadget. Has there ever been a cooler guy in an overcoat? Truly ahead of his time, the zany '80s cartoon character was always …

A Coach Admitted To A Sex Crime On Tape. But When The Victim Died, He Walked Free.

Emilie Morris got her high school cross-country coach to admit to sex crimes on tape. But when she unexpectedly died at age 35, the case she’d fought to bring against him died, too.<p><b>Emilie Morris turned</b> on the digital recorder wedged into her sports bra. She pulled her SUV into the Saint Louis …

The (Long) List of Financial Documents You Should Keep

In this season of paper piles, bursting files and inscrutable tax forms arriving in the mail, tip your cap to one aspect of the new tax bill. If you’re among the millions of people who will no longer be itemizing your deductions next year, there may just be less mess in your future.<p>This is no …

Retirement

How Taxpayers Who Want Help Can Find a Reputable Preparer

If the thought of preparing your own tax return feels overwhelming — even with do-it-yourself software — there’s always the option of hiring a professional preparer.<p>Even people who have done their own taxes for years can reach a point where their return becomes more complex and pushes them beyond …

Finance

It’s Tax Time: What to Remember

Tax season officially opens next week, so it’s time to get your documents organized if you haven’t already.<p>The Internal Revenue Service will officially begin accepting individual returns on Monday. You can file earlier, however, if you’re ready and have all the necessary forms, like the W-2 income …

Personal Finance

Is Your Workplace Toxic? Here's How to Avoid Being Part of the Problem

Shift your negative energy by seeing what's possible.<p>Last week, I was invited to do a Facebook Live session. Arriving at the studio I felt a bit intimidated with all the cameras and lights and action of a live set. The purpose of the session was to promote my new book called <i>Match In The Root</i> …

Facebook Live

21 Skin Care Products And Hacks Everyone Should Know About

Who's ready for some sexy skin?<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

This is how long cannabis stays in the body after you smoke it

New figures have revealed cannabis is the West Midlands' favourite drug, with a spike in the amount seized by police last year.<p>Cocaine is a close …

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give you less …

Self-help

25 Beauty Products For Lazy People

Or anyone who wants and actual effortless, effortless look.

12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.<p>Weeknight fantasy: a beautifully bronzed whole roast chicken, on your table at 7. Weeknight reality: fire detectors, hot tears, dinner at 11.<p>While it might be <i>possible</i> to roast an entire bird on …

Cooking

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People

Are you someone who understands what motivates people psychologically? You may be leadership material.<p>A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same …

Leadership

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

This Is How Much Weed Costs in 120 Cities Across the World

We built a map with data from the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, a study that condenses data collected by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other research.<p><b>This article originally appeared on VICE Colombia. Leer en Español.</b><p>The travel itinerary of a dedicated pot smoker is never …

Cannabis

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

11 small things that will make you instantly more employable

January has a reputation for being the most popular time of year for people to job hunt. After using the Christmas break to reflect on life, then being hit by the January blues, it's not exactly surprising that job searches are at a high during at this time of year.<p>The problem is: everyone's doing …

9 Ways To Make Your Partner Feel Loved, Without Saying A Thing

While it's important to remember not to push or rush a connection, there are some ways you can feel closer to your partner without forcing things …

Relationships

30 Kitchen Gadgets On Amazon That'll Actually Make You Want To Cook In 2018

The new year is full of possibilities—like you becoming a person who cooks!<p><b>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. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b><p><i>The reviews for</i> …

Shopping

This one weird trick lets blue states avoid Trump’s tax hike

It could give middle-class families a tax cut, too!<p>Now that the Republican tax reform bill is officially law, blue states are scrambling to figure out ways around one of the law’s few actual tax increases: its new limit on deducting state and local taxes.<p>Under current law, taxpayers not claiming …

Retirement

Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work

The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half.<p>The news last fall that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for …

Medicine

18 bad habits you should break in 2018 to be more productive

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Below are 18 things you should stop doing right now to become more …

Time Management

Asking your coworkers two uncomfortable questions is the key to getting ahead in your career

How do the people you work with see you?<p>However you answered that question, you're almost certainly wrong. It's surprisingly difficult for most of us to understand how others perceive us — we think we're being inclusive as managers and others see us as weak and indecisive (that happened to me). Or …

Transparency

Best Online Classes for Job Skills - MIT Technology Review

In 2017, people flocked to online classes about artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and data analytics. In 2018, expect more of the same, say …

Artificial Intelligence

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Relationships