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Alain de Botton on Love, Vulnerability, and the Psychological Paradox of the Sulk

“If we are not regularly deeply embarrassed by who we are, the journey to self-knowledge hasn’t begun.”<p><i>“Nothing awakens us to the reality of life so much as a true love,”</i> Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother. <i>“Why is love rich beyond all other possible human experiences and a sweet burden to those</i> …

11 Excellent Summer Reads for Your Book Club

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Books

How Perfectionism Can Keep You From Success

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Self-improvement

Five money talks you need to have before marriage (and four ways to start)

Tough as it is to talk about money, doing so long before you say 'I do' will put your marriage on a solid financial foundation.<p>Nothing kills a …

30 Inspiring Seuss-isms to Apply to Your Writing Journey

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

Apps

If You Really Love Someone, Ask Them These 10 Questions

*YourTango shares the questions that can help make your relationship stronger. *<p>When it comes to connecting with the partner we love, we all <i>try</i> to …

Communicate

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How to Get Your Job Application Noticed Every Time

When we apply for jobs, most of us obsess over our resume, cover letter or online portfolio. We think that if we just use the right words, if we just …

Beauty basics: How to apply concealer flawlessly

Concealer is a staple part of most women’s make-up bags. Efficient at covering blemishes and hiding dark circles it’s the tiny little pot or pen that can make a huge difference to your look. It’s such a crucial part of our make-up regimes but knowing when, how and where to apply it, isn’t all that …

5 Tips for Powerful Writing

If you want to write more powerfully-- whether it's the next great novel or memoir, or simply emails to friends, family and colleagues, journal entries, speeches or presentations for work, or even your holiday card letter, here are some words that might help, inspired by Girl Friday Productions-- …

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

Viet Thanh Nguyen wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for 'The Sympathizer'

Viet Thanh Nguyen took the Pulitzer Prize in fiction Monday for his debut novel, "The Sympathizer," published by Grove Press. Nguyen, a professor at the USC, is one of the L.A. Times' 10 critics at large.<p>"Thanks for all your good wishes," Nguyen wrote on Facebook. "I double checked with real people …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

Self-improvement

7 Face Mask and Juice Pairings for You—And Your Skin—To Drink In

It’s March and I’m tired. I keep missing workout classes, the weather is making my skin crazy, and I just want to do something easy that will make me feel good. My solution? A 10-minute (max!) double billing featuring twin ingredients—in juice and a face mask. The unscientific ethos to this …

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

Time Management

The 5 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.</i><p>(Getty Images)<p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of chub," says …

Fitness

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

San Francisco Bay Area

What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Dating Life

Apparently it's more than just swipe right, swipe left.<p>Dating, hooking up, hanging out—whatever your approach to relationships, like all things, the stars come into play. Here, astrologer Kelli Fox of TheAstrologer.com reveals the one word to describe your dating style, as well as how you connect …

Lesson #1: JavaScript — The Basics

My aim in this lesson is to demystify programming for the non-coders out there, as well as provide a fun and tangible way to get started writing …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes per day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<br>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p><b>SEE ALSO: Study: Prioritizing time over money leads to more happiness</b><p>That's because he …

Happiness

20 Relationship Quotes to Ponder

There are certain quotes that hold more significance to us than one reason or another. They strike a deep and meaningful chord and touch us. While many of us my find quotes cute or cliché, there are many that have stood up the test of time, or struck a note with us. The ones that last, the ones …

Relationships

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success

Focus is one of the most important traits of successful people.<p>Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates have all attributed their success to one …

Investing

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Mad Men

6 Copyediting Mistakes to Avoid in Your Content

Blogs, e-books, and whitepapers are important elements of an inbound marketing strategy. Quality content attracts visitors, moves prospects along on …

What Is Aura Photography? All About the Alt-Wellness Trend That's Gripping the Fashion Set

From Reiki crystal healing to burning palo santo wood, alternative spiritual practices in the realm of home, fashion, and design—which seem to come …

Electromagnetism

7 Super Effective Habits for Working Smarter Not Harder | Inc.com

It's a common misconception that the harder someone works, the more successful he or she will be. You can't just work hard to attain the most important goals you set for yourself and for your organization: You've got to work smart. As management guru Peter Drucker once said, "Efficiency is doing …

Time Management

Coding by the Book: The 7 Books Every Software Developer Should Read

Just like programming trends and languages, programming books come and go. But these seven classics have stood the test of time. Some are newer than …

5 Things to Remember When You’re Learning to Program

Learning to program is challenging. Aside from choosing a language or setting up a development environment that you know nothing about, there are …