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Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, researchers find

Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits<p>The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism.<p>The study found …

Autism

How to Turn a Blog Post Into an Infographic

No doubt you’ve seen your fair share of infographics. They’re the darlings of marketers and social media experts because they are able to communicate …

10 Ways to Spot a Good Therapist

Many approaches to therapy have been developed in the decades since Freud first began his experimentation with the talking cure. Psychotherapy today …

10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Improve Your Life

Stress is known to be one of the biggest causes of medical visits in the U.S., and it can have an extremely negative impact on your physical and …

23 Photos That Prove NYC Street Style Makes For Perfect Gov Ball Fashion

Downtown cool<p>New York City style can't be pinned down because it's all about attitude. Of course, most New Yorkers' closets are full of black, but hey, there are a million different ways to rock the color so that it's never boring. With that said, it's all about how you wear your uniform rather …

Street Style

Why Women Are Afraid of Failure

A woman who gets a B in a course is likely to drop it, while men persist.<p><i>Nobody likes to fail. But women take failure particularly hard—studies have shown that women are so averse to failure that they don't apply for jobs unless they feel 100 percent qualified. This hesitancy is understandable:</i> …

Self-improvement

Why Are We So Obsessed With Pimple Popping?

Often there’s a fine line between fascinating and repulsive — as Kanye West proves. Within the gray area, popping pimples falls somewhere between …

Skin Care

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Brain

‘How Women Decide’: primer for how women make choices

‘How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices’<p>by Therese Huston<p>Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 373 pp., $28<p>On …

makechoices

Borderline and Dependent Personality Disorders

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is frequently associated with other personality disorders. One of the most common disorders those with BPD also …

9 places you must go camping

Looking for somewhere truly spectacular to pitch your tent? Camp at any of these ‘pitches’ and you’ll never want to stay in a hotel again.<p>1. Wild …

Everest Base Camp

Shoot amazing photos with this DIY filter for your phone's camera

3 Easy Beauty Hacks You Can Do With Stuff From Your Junk Drawer

What you call household staples, the pros (with perfect manicures and smooth blowouts) call beauty essentials. Here are three ways to hack your everyday household items into beauty-assisting items.<p><b>Elmer's Glue for a crisp DIY manicure.</b> Squeeze the glue around your cuticles. When it's dry, paint …

Hacking

A minimalist shares 2 ways to form habits effortlessly

But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the habit gets disrupted.<p>How can we form habits without all the struggle?<p>I'm going to share two strategies that I've found to be priceless:<p>They're so painless you will barely feel them. And your life …

Nathan Myhrvold claims NASA scientists asteroid calculations are all wrong.

People love a good “David versus Goliath” story, especially when David is an outsider, a lone voice against a big government agency that he’s …

Astronomy

14 amazing secret gardens around the world

Why You Should Visit Copenhagen -- 7 Favourite Spots From an Expat

After over two years of living in the heart of Copenhagen, I still discover new things about this amazing city every day. I love it here and if it's up to me, I would make everyone visit Copenhagen. This is why I write this blog post today - to show the beautiful sites of Denmark's capital …

Happiness Will Forever Be Just One More Major Life Achievement Away

Well. Are you happy now? That thing you’ve been wanting and chasing after for months, it is now – finally, blessedly – <i>yours</i>, and so, one would think, …

What’s the secret to happiness? Scientists may have found the answer

The pursuit of happiness can be a lifelong search for some - but researchers believe they may have found a key factor in feeling a greater overall sense of wellbeing.<p>Individuals who feel a strong sense of belonging to social groups are much happier people, according to new research by psychologists.<p>…

How to Defeat the No.1 Killer of Your Happiness

It's ghastly to be surrounded by negative people, isn't it?<p>And even ghastlier when some of those negative people are family and friends?<p>But odds are, not everyone around you shares your positive mindset. Or appreciates it.<p><b>Sometimes your 'nearest' aren't necessarily your 'dearest'.</b><p>The cynics and …

Is Positivity Dangerous for Us?

Want to be happier, healthier, richer, sexier, or more powerful? According to many of the headlines all around us, all you need to do is to think and act more positively. But if you've ever tried to put this into practice, you've probably found that not only is this much harder than it sounds, it …

The Cult of Happiness

The cult of happiness is making us miserable. The happiness that obsesses popular culture is but a brief dopamine reward for desired events and …

3 Daily Mindfulness Exercises To Improve Your Morning

This society we live in so fast paced! It can be a real challenge just to be in the moment. Well, today I have Rachael Todd, who has a certificate in …

This Is How an Instagram Makeup Trend Is Born

Ombre brows, chiseled cheekbones, cut-crease eyeshadow, and a teeny-tiny contoured nose with highlighter at the very tip—maybe she's born with it, …

Makeup

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

A popular brand of cosmetics either must prove its products really do plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.<p>The FDA said it had issued a warning letter to Reviva Labs over eight different products that also …

How the Red Carpet Ponytail Became Cannes’s Breakout Beauty Trend

Over the past week, the Cannes Film Festival has found its most stylish actresses and models pushing the boundaries of above-the-neck statement beauty—but there’s one unexpectedly casual trend that is quietly sweeping the red carpet. At once polished, youthful, and feminine, black-tie ponytails …

Red Carpet

Why every guy should own more than one kind of cologne

Not so fast. Not every scent is great for every situation, and if you have just one signature scent, it can be off-putting at times, as G. Bruce Boyer writes in his book "True Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear."<p>"Because heat tends to intensify fragrance, it's best to wear the …

See One 17-Year-Old Transform Herself Into Iconic Female Characters

It's incredible what a little makeup and hair styling can do.<p>If you take a close look at this photo, you'd be completely justified in thinking you're …

This Mesmerizing Video Reveals How Those Drippy Lips on Instagram Are Made

Even if you're not someone who loses her chill over all things lipstick, you've got to admit, there's nothing like a good makeup how-to. It's science. (Remember that time we got to the bottom of why brow tutorials are so addictive? The same principle applies here.) So we feel fairly certain in …

This is the biggest beauty mistake most beginners make

If you've ever had a burning beauty question, chances are Teni Panosian has an answer for you. The beauty blogger and style maven has become a Internet expert on all-things lifestyle, dishing out expert skincare, beauty, style tips and tricks on her viral YouTube channel.<p>Not only can she tell you …