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Blind cat hugs phone when his favorite pianist is playing

I'm convinced that there is nothing more heartwarming on the internet right now than this video of a blind cat hugging a phone.<p>In the video, an …

Pets

Ariana Grande Shows Off Harry Potter Knowledge in Tweet to J.K. Rowling

She's been studying her spellbooks.<p>Ariana Grande is coming for Hermione Granger's Wizarding knowledge crown.<p>On Monday, the pop singer showed off her impressive <i>Harry Potter</i> smarts on Twitter, when she referenced a spell that even J.K. Rowling may have forgotten.<p>It started when Rowling took to …

Books

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

Books

Ancient Greek and Roman Clothing

Learn More About Ancient Outfits<p>Ancient Greeks and Romans were similar clothing, usually made at home. One of the principal occupations of women in …

Sewing

Pokémon Go users on Android can soon redeem promo codes

There are still a ton of Pokémon Go masters-in-training out there attempting to virtually catch 'em all. And there is good news specifically for …

Pokémon

The 11 Powerful Habits of Truly Happy People

Happiness isn’t an accident—it’s a habit.<p>When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure—a decadent meal, a …

Ultimate IPTV Kodi Add-on Guide: Live TV Playlists

<b>The Ultimate IPTV Kodi add-on from Whitecream brings an interesting way to stream live IPTV channels on Kodi. Stream live TV with our guide and read</b> …

Software

Want To Be More Productive? Stop Multi-Tasking

Think you’re good at multi-tasking? Feeling energized that you can whip through email messages while simultaneously listening to discussions on a conference call? You might not be as efficient as you think.<p>It turns out that 98% of the population doesn’t multi-task very well. Only about 2% are good …

Time Management

I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life

My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.<p>I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and teach classes as a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. Come 4:30 pm, I run a kid …

University of Arizona

Obama, Possible Aspiring-Novelist-In-Chief, Once Wrote Short Fiction

President Barack Obama’s bookishness is the worst-kept, most endearing non-secret in Washington, D.C. As we, and many other outlets, have previously written, he has long been a voracious reader of everything from contemporary literary fiction to classic writings by American statesmen. His …

Creative Writing

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Self Control

10 Rules That Will Help You Win Negotiations | Inc.com

Why do you negotiate? Three simple reasons:<p>You want something from the other side and are willing to give something in return.<br>• The other side wants what you have to give, and is willing to give you what you want.<br>• Both of you want to make a deal.<p>Here are the 10 rules to make those negotiations …

Selling

#10 Daily Habits to Learn from Successful People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether you are just getting your startup off the ground or you have a regular 9 to 5 job, you need a couple of habits to help you develop, grow, …

Time Management

21 Little Ways To Be Happier In 2017

We're guessing you need it after 2016.

Whimsical felt cat caves

Ukranian artist Yuliya Kosata makes felt dwellings for cats that look like something out of Dr. Seuss.<p>I enjoyed reading her description in my bad …

Pets

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

The Ultimate Guide to Apple’s New Messages App

It has been weeks since Apple’s iOS 10 launched. By now, you’ve likely seen a surprise or two flash through your text messages. It might have been a …

Apps

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

The key to learning a new skill? Wanting it badly enough

Learning is all about motivation. When we really want to learn something, we generally succeed, even when the going gets tough<p>Imagine I gave you a book full of words, numbers and strange symbols – 150-odd pages of the stuff. Some of the things relate to each other in obvious ways, others not so …

Language Learning

Richelle Mead Answers Vampire Academy Fan Questions

15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors

"Don't quit."<p>We asked Yallwest authors if they could tell us one writing secret that contributed to their writing success. Here are their very helpful tips.

KFC Nail Polish is Literally Finger Lickin’ Good

Parents go to great lengths to stop their kids from biting their nails—sometimes even painting the nails to discourage such activity. Now KFC has …

Nails

Writing When It’s Not Like a Movie

Photo by Flickr user Ishai ParasolWhen you sit down to write a scene, do you see it play out behind your eyes like a movie? Can you close your eyes …

Creative Writing

Trump to testify in Trump University California case lawsuit after Nov. 8 presidential vote

Donald Trump will testify after the Nov. 8 presidential election in a class-action lawsuit that accuses him and his now-defunct Trump University of defrauding people who paid up to $35,000 for property investment seminars, media reports said on Friday, citing his attorney.<p>Court documents showed a …

Donald Trump

DC REBIRTH 1st Look: ACTION COMICS #957 - This is a Job for Lex Luthor

Fresh off our exclusive first look at pages from <i>Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1</i>, here's another Newsarama-reader exclusive of a <b>Rebirth</b> title without the …

Comic Books

9 Recipes for a Last-Minute Mother’s Day Brunch

Uh-oh — you committed to hosting Mother’s Day brunch and then somehow it slipped your mind. Cue the panic of having to scramble for the perfect menu with one day to plan… typical. Don’t sweat it! Even if you didn’t prepare your best Mother’s Day brunch make-ahead recipes, you can still create an …

Breakfast

Easy Crowd-Pleasing Desserts

Unless you’re a real baking enthusiast, making dessert for a dinner party can often feel like more trouble than it’s worth (cue the ice cream). While …

Dessert

Establishing Boundaries: A Step-By-Step Guide To Training Other Dog Parents

You know the feeling. You’re having a lovely time at the park with your best friend, when suddenly, another dog parent is screaming or physically …

Self-help

Clark Gregg performs Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

The "Marvel's Agents of S.H.IE.L.D." star pulls out all the stops in a preview of his "Lip Sync Battle" showdown with Hayley Atwell.

Lip Sync Battle