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Lucy Hale Just Got Real About the Importance of Putting Yourself First

Once upon a time, I had a boss who gave me some advice that's stuck with me over the years. Basically, she said, the idea of work-life balance just doesn't wind up being feasible: It divides life into work or not-work and doesn't account for other directions life pulls you, like the energy you put …

Work-life Balance

10 Scientifically Proven Foods That Reduce Your Weight Tremendously

When it comes to losing weight, rather than restricting calories or certain food groups, it’s more important to focus on the foods you are eating …

Nutrition

13 Books to Read Before They Become Movies in 2018

While we agree that the book is <i>always</i> better than the movie, we must admit that we get incredibly excited when rumors start bubbling that one of our favorite books is getting the silver screen treatment. Even if the book is better, who wouldn’t want to see their favorite characters come to life, …

Books

Want to Know What a True Leader Looks Like in Action? Watch for This 1 Uncommon Practice

This is remains the undisputed secret weapon of all great leaders.<p>Yesterday, I wrote about how great leaders walk the higher road of integrity when making <i>any</i> and <i>all</i> decisions because they have character -- a non-negotiable requirement for anyone wearing the badge of "leadership."<p>Seems logical to …

Leadership

Ever Heard of a Rain Porch?

In the South we make the claim that porch season extends to three seasons a year. With the additions of the almighty ceiling fan, screening, and a …

Country Lifestyle

HEM Debuts a Fully Flat Pack Sofa at Milan Design Week

Believe it or not, IKEA isn't the only company specializing in uber cool flat-pack furniture. The Sweden-based furniture company HEM is making a mark …

Furniture

Meet a Low-Maintenance, Drought-Resistant Plant Wonder

The hot new trend in planting right now is: grass. Grass? — you may find yourself asking. How could anybody get excited about grass?

Landscaping

Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide to How I Apply My Makeup Every Day

Learning how to apply makeup isn't as simple as it seems—and watching complicated YouTube tutorials can only make you more confused. Does foundation …

Makeup

39 Morning People Share the Extremely Productive Things They Do While You’re Still Sleeping

Waking up early has never come naturally to me. One summer in high school, I managed to sleep until 7 P.M., a feat my dad found both absurd and …

Time Management

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

New Jersey

5 Dermatologists Share the Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles, Plus Other Remedies

On a good day, a passerby probably wouldn't notice my dark circles; on a bad one… Let's just say that I've had multiple strangers approach me asking …

Skin Care

Want to be likable? 7 universal secrets to help you

If you want to be more likable then you must remember one thing … You cannot be liked by everyone.<p>You cannot make everyone like you!<p>Any time you …

Self-help

You can now take Yale’s most popular (and mood-boosting) class ever online for free

Earlier this year, Yale University introduced a course on happiness that quickly rose to fame on its campus. The class, called “Psychology and the …

Higher Education

Call Off the Hunt! We Found the Official Haircut of Summer 2018

Are we the only ones who like a little length during the summer? It might sound counterintuitive to let those bobs grow into lobs with another …

Hair

9 Books To Read If You Have Depression & Just Need A Little Help Making It Through The Day

As someone who has lived with this mental illness for the better part of two decades, let me tell you: depression is the worst. You don't want to do …

Books

The 6 Best Ingredients to Tighten Your Skin

It is <i>truly</i> a privilege to get older, but with age comes things like achy joints, wrinkles, and — you guessed it — a reduction of the skin elasticity we tend to take for granted in our youth. "Reduced tightness in the skin is caused by the loss of collagen, which diminishes over time," explained Dr. …

Skin Care

See This Cute 500-Square-Foot Boho Chic San Francisco Studio

<b>Name:</b> Mallory Guraya <b><br>Location:</b> The Marina — San Francisco, California <b><br>Size:</b> 500 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1.5 years, renting<p>For over a year, Mallory …

Home Decorating

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

Immune System

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Meditation

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever for Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to truly be happy.<p>When Yale began offering a new course this semester, over 1,000 students jumped at the opportunity. It wasn't about business, technology or innovation. It's about how to be happy.<p>Nearly a fourth of the undergraduate student body …

Living Rooms

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

12 Multitasking Eye Creams to Erase Wrinkles, Puffiness, and Dryness

It’s a well-documented sociological fact that a little direct eye contact goes a long way when it comes to engaging your conversational partner. So before heading out the door tonight, consider the latest crop of treatment creams designed to transform the delicate area. Whether you want to plump …

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Lose 5 Pounds Fast?

You’ve heard (over and over again) that gradual weight loss is sustainable weight loss. And you’re totally going to incorporate all of those healthy …

Nutrition

These Serums Actually Work, According To Top Dermatologists

Sure, a new pair of shoes or an It bag is nice, but many of us are more wiling to shell out a chunk of our paychecks for quality skin care, all in …

Skin Care

6 old-school weight loss tips that actually work

You may roll your eyes when your mom — or even your grandmother — tries to give you advice. Their tips just seem so outdated and irrelevant. But there's one area in which their tips may be valid: diet and exercise.<p>Don't get me wrong: The '50s, '60s, and '70s had some major flaws and fads when it …

Nutrition

The Best Rich Moisturizers to Get Your Skin Through Winter

Just like a denim jacket isn’t going to cut it during a bomb cyclone, sometimes you need to add a little weight to your facial moisturizer to in …

Skin Care

1 Simple Habit Practiced by Tim Ferriss That Can Transform Your Career in 2018 | Inc.com

For over 16 years, I wrote a journal in first, second and third person, taking on the roles of colleagues, clients, and even friends to help me better understand their perspectives. I wanted to grow as a person, and as an entrepreneur, I always thought it was critically important to put oneself in …

Andy Warhol

If You're Trying to Cut Sugar Out of Your Diet, Here Are 5 Much-Needed Tips

If you're trying to make some significant changes in your diet in order to lose weight or just feel healthier all around, one of the first things you might want to consider doing is giving up sugar. There's a plethora of evidence out there proving that excess sugar consumption is linked to cancer, …

Nutrition