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Coworkers recreate classic art using props found around the office

We all need something to break up the mundane routines of office life.<p>Coworkers Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick were goofing off at the …

10 Characteristics of Friendships That Keep

Yesterday my boyfriend said one of the most poignant things anyone has ever said to me: "If you are defined by the friends you keep, then you win that." He elaborated further and said, "to <i>keep</i> friends is very different from to <i>have</i> friends." He's right because for me, <i>have</i> suggests possession and …

Get Down to the Business of Owning the Road in the 2015 Dodge Challenger with a Visit to Kentucky's Maker's Mark

Want to turn heads this holiday season, get yourself into a 2015 Dodge Challenger. Or if you want to be the most loved person on the planet, perhaps buy that special someone the 2015 Dodge Challenger. However you want to do it, just consider the uber sexy 2015 Dodge Challenger, it's a ride you …

Brain's 'internal compass' found

<b>The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.</b><p>People with stronger nerve signals in their "internal compass" tended to be better navigators.<p>The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggested people get lost when their compass …

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

He also recommends mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste—then apply it to your tooth brush as normal.<p>This shouldn't …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

Top 10 films of 2014: complete UK chart

10. Mr Turner<p>“Ultramarine’s gone up to a guinea a bladder!” cries William “Daddy” Turner. “Gawd, strewth, that brigand’s still robbing us!” responds his son in Covent Garden cockney, who happens to be the famous painter JMW Turner. Any apprehension that Mike Leigh’s biopic of Turner will descend …

The Best Sleep Posture for You

Sleeping well is essential for your health—and the trick is getting into the ideal position<p>Most women have trouble scoring between the sheets—scoring ample shut-eye, that is. Nearly 80 percent have problems sleeping at least a few times a month, and 23 percent have issues almost every night, …

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How to Lose Weight Without Changing What You Eat

First, your crash course in fat-burning biology: In addition to a caloric deficit, the pounds you lose depends on your blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, metabolism, and the exact mix of satiety versus hunger hormones floating through your body at a given time. What influences all of those factors? …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Books

The 45 best young adult books of 2014

The year's must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books<p><b>BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION OF 2014</b><p><b>THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN BY MARCUS SEDGWICK (INDIGO)</b><p>Marcus Sedgwick's beguiling novel about human longing, The Ghosts of Heaven, contains four separate stories. A triumph.<p><b>Read our review of The Ghosts of</b> …

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14 Movies To See This Winter

We've gathered the winter movies you should see, including blockbuster hopefuls from directors Ridley Scott and Peter Jackson along with award-worthy performances from Matthew McConaughey and rising star Benedict Cumberbatch.

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014: 'Snowpiercer,' 'Begin Again,' 'The Immigrant,' and More

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

8 Must-See Rom-Coms To Put You In The Holiday Spirit

<b>2. The Holiday</b><br>Lovelorn Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet swap houses in attempt to escape romance on Christmas—a plan that obviously goes awry, as it should in a movie where Jude Law plays the Hottest Dad Ever.<p><b>3. Love Actually</b><br>No list of festive rom-coms is complete without this holiday classic that …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

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5 Crazy-But-True Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation

<b>2. Say: “You’ve Got This”</b><br>It’s not just the pep talk that helps; it’s how you phrase it. People who encourage themselves using the second person (“<i>You</i> will run five miles”) rather than the first person (“<i>I</i> will run five miles”) perform better at tough tasks, according to a series of experiments …

The 15 Most Surprising Movie Hits of 2014

Yes, it was the big franchises and sequels (or unofficial prequels) that largely dominated the box office this year. But peek past the Marvel and <i>Hunger Games</i> juggernauts and you can spot some original properties, daring indies, and under-loved comedies that did remarkably well this year, even if …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

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The Science of Laughing Through the Tears

A new study shows that illogical reactions may help people regulate their emotions.<p>Oriana Aragón was watching Conan O’Brien’s late night show on TBS when she noticed something strange: The fashion model and actress Leslie Bibb—O’Brien’s guest for the evening—began describing “a thing where if …

See the artwork that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle

These images seem to appear in front of your eyes - as they're formed from a formation of 160 glass strips.<p>The artwork is a quirky anamorphic structure that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle, when a fish or a bird is brought to life before quickly disappearing.<p>Despite three images completing …

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5 Bedtime Snacks That'll Help You Sleep Better

After-dinner noshing might not be such a bad idea after all…<p>If you're constantly groggy but struggling to get the sleep you need, your biological clock could be out of whack. Thankfully, getting your snooze cycle back in sync might be as simple as picking a new bedtime snack, according to a new …

Nutrition

TWG TEA Anniversary Treats

I can’t believe it’s already been <b>two years</b> since TWG TEA opened in Manila and <b>changed the tea drinking habits</b> of Filipinos. I could still remember the …

5 Pillars of a Joyful Life

All things begin with a strong foundation. A building must have a solid infrastructure to stand tall. Even life on earth, fragile as it may be, is firmly maintained by the fundamental elements needed to keep seven billion people alive. Well-rooted relationships are proven to be more durable and …

Yes, It's Possible To Be Both An Introvert And An Extravert

We love to proudly label ourselves as introverts or extraverts. If the Internet has anything to say about it, introverts particularly enjoy categorizing themselves as such and connecting with fellow introverts (virtually, not in person of course) over their mutual distaste for parties and small …

The Simple Thing You Can Do In The Morning To Lose Weight

It doesn't even involve exercise!<p>Shutterstock<p>"Rise and shine" isn't just something you should say in the morning to drag yourself out of bed. According to a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>, actually <i>doing it</i>—i.e., getting up and …

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

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