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Evernote vs OneNote: The Best App for Note-Taking, Researching and Organizing?

After I accidentally threw my Macbook out of a moving car and couldn’t afford another one, I’d suffered with a Windows machine for 2 years before …

Productivity

نصائح طبية

Stress Less And Be Happy: 5 Game-Changing Habits

Stress is the new smoking. Nobody wants to be stressed. It’s considered almost taboo, a bad habit that we need to break—because we now know how insidious stress can be. We realize that it’s harmful to our productivity, our health, our relationships, and our peace of mind. Stress can make us feel …

Happiness

Book Review: 8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise

Reading <b>8 Keys to Mental Health Through Exercise</b> can help you get motivated, build self-esteem, and heal your mind and body.<p>I was recently given a …

Mental Health

7 Simple Ways To Ramp Up Productivity In Your Home Office

Big businesses are rapidly realizing something that self-employed workers have known for ages: allowing employees to work remotely does great things …

Ergonomics

7 Easy Ways To Declutter Your Life

As the sun shines a little longer and the chill of winter begins to fade, many find that spring is the perfect time to re-organize their lives. Whether re-arranging your closet, tossing out unwanted household items or filing away important financial documents, now is the time to reset and declutter …

The Cure For Fear

Karin Klaver woke in the darkness and searched the nightstand for her iPhone. It was 2 a.m. Her husband slept quietly beside her. They had arrived in …

The Brain

Older athletes offer a master class on aging

At last month's Boston Marathon, Vancouver's Yul Kwon crossed the finish line first in the men's over-80 age category – one of nine Canadians older than 60 to earn top-three age-group honours at the race. It's a familiar pattern: Following the lead of record-setters such as 85-year-old marathoner …

Break down your workload with a timer to get more done

Having the help of a timer to divide your working day into manageable chunks can be a simple way to keep your mind on the job.<p>“Using ‘time boxing’ …

7 Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Achieve Your Goals And Dreams In Life.

No matter what goals, dreams or personal changes you want to achieve in your life, the reality for you and everyone else, is that it requires …

Slow-Cooker Chinese Spareribs

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 racks spareribs, trimmed (about 4 pounds)<br>• 1/4 cup coarsely chopped peeled ginger<br>• 6 garlic cloves<br>• 1/2 cup hoisin sauce<br>• 1/2 cup honey<br>• 1/4 cup soy sauce<br>• 1 tablespoon molasses<br>• 1 tablespoon Chinese chile-garlic sauce, sambal oelek or other Asian chile sauce<br>• 1/2 cup water<p><b>Preparation</b><p>Grace Parisi<p>1. On …

5 Energizing Desk Exercises That Work Better Than Your Afternoon Coffee

Your body will thank you later.<p>When it feels like all you do is work, work, work, work, work (and not the Rihanna way), exercise can be a welcome relief from your desk. Sitting for extended periods damages your back, degenerates your muscles, slows brain function, and increases risk for heart …

Why so many good doctors are leaving medicine behind for Silicon Valley

The world looks different when you’re eighteen and when you’re thirty—in some cases because your perspective has evolved, other times because the world has changed. Men and women drawn to careers in medicine while in high school or college are finding that when they emerge on the other side, things …

Digital Health

Here’s What Actually Happens When You Wake Up During Surgery

Let’s talk about the bizarre thing that can happen on the operating table.

Medicine

Ben Carson just made life very hard for the GOP: Why his fetal tissue research matters

Ben Carson’s involvement with fetal tissue research is a big problem for the GOP’s fight against Planned Parenthood<p>Well, the simmering scandal over the Planned Parenthood undercover sting videos has finally succeeded in tripping up a 2016 candidate. Retired neurosurgeon and sayer of crazy things …

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Here's What You May Have Missed This Week

<i>Life moves pretty fast, as Ferris Bueller says. Here's a selection of our favorite stories from the site this week.</i><p><b>Monday:</b><p>We happily snacked on some of the tastiest quick bread we've ever had.<br>• Amanda and Merrill pulled together a killer #NotSadDeskLunch (that included this Genius recipe).<br>• We still …

Quick Bread

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Recipe from Cooking Light: Seared Scallops with Roasted Tomatoes

Bananas<p><b>Why they’re good for you:</b> While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name …

Tips on photographing fireworks on the Fourth of July

Since most fireworks photos are now taken with a smartphone, I decided to add some tips specifically for that style of camera. The cellphone camera is just so convenient to use. Who wants to carry around a heavy tripod and DSLR and stake out a location for hours on the Fourth of July?<p>This year, I’m …

Recreation

You are when you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.<p>"There has been so much energy on what we eat and on …

Holistic Medicine

See Inside The Human Heart Like Never Before

Most of us envision the human heart as some 2-D illustration from a middle school science textbook, or maybe a crude animation from a Discovery Channel special.<p>This new heart simulation, created by researchers at University of Tokyo, is so accurate that it will at times make you queasy. It takes …

10 of the Best Farmers Market Tips We Learned from Cookbooks

Now that it’s the end of June, we’re finding ourselves at the sunny pole farthest from the dead-of-winter farmers market. It is prime market season and we’re giddy. Favas! Bristly-fuzzy peaches! Tomatoes! Real tomatoes!<p>With so much produce to choose from, we’re turning to some of the people who …

Farmers Market

The best lines from Scalia's marriage dissent and Kennedy's decision

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a historic 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down same-sex marriage bans across the country.<p>Justice Anthony Kennedy voted to affirm that same-sex marriage is a right along with the other four liberal justices and read the Court's opinion.<p>Chief Justice …

LGBTQI

Articles about 8-products-help-you-be-more-productive on Dwell.com - Dwell

When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing...<p>Driving in the car, working at your desk, watching TV at night—it’s not hard to find a good seat these days.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times …

Small Spaces

23 Low-Carb Lunches That Will Actually Fill You Up

Sandwiches are going to be so jealous.

Healthy Eating

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Ergonomics