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10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

Mary Magdalene

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …


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Six of the best pancake recipes

<b>Ricotta pancakes with sour cherries, clotted cream and honey (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>10-15 mi</b><b>n</b><br>Cook <b>2 min per pancake</b><br>Makes <b>18</b><p><b>100g dried and sweetened sour cherries</b> (or cranberries), whole or roughly chopped<b><br>6 tbsp water</b><b><br>2 tbsp caster sugar</b><b><br>A few knobs of butter</b><b><br>1 large egg</b><b><br>150g self-raising flour</b><b><br>250ml milk</b><b><br>1</b> …


I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Setting Goals (and Focus on Process, Instead)

Amateurs focus on goals—professionals care about process.<p>I’m a recovering outcome addict.<p>Since my teenage years, I’ve been chasing one outcome after …

Starbucks Has a Secret Harry Potter Frappuccino — and We Know How to Get It

With more than 170,000 items on its secret menu (yes, really!), even the biggest Starbucks junkie is likely to miss a few every now and then. Our latest discovery from its extensive lineup, however, just may be the Golden Snitch of coffee.<p>That’s right, Potterheads: This one’s for you! Say hello to …

Harry Potter

7 Things Every Kids Needs To Hear

1. I love you<br>2. I’m proud of you<br>3. I’m sorry<br>4. I forgive you<br>5. I’m listening<br>6. This is your responsibility<br>7. You’ve got what it takes– Josh Shipp


The 12 Best (and Easiest!) Indoor Plants for Winter


Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Loved

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I just wanted to let you know my first book is now a Wall Street Journal bestseller! To check it out,</b> …


7 supplements to help you beat bloating

Is there a swifter way to ruin your day than a bad bout of bloat? Best-case scenario, it has you walking around wondering why it feels like the …

A therapist’s guide to staying productive when you’re depressed or heartbroken

“We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days when we get our hearts smashed.”<p>I’m a therapist who helps people learn to be resilient in the face of life’s uncertainties. But even I catch myself feeling anxious about how to stay motivated …

Dandelions are Funny

This made me laugh!

Graphic Design

Growth Mindset Quotes to Inspire Children

Growth Mindset Quotes for Kids: An Easy and Effective Way to Inspire Children<p><b>Growth mindset quotes</b>, as our earlier posts have demonstrated, are an …

I am learning every day…



These 4 Things Kill Relationships

John Gottman can listen to a couple for 5 minutes and determine, with 91% accuracy, whether they’ll divorce.<p>He was featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s …

Malcolm Gladwell

7 Secrets That Will Make You Build Good Habits

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I just wanted to let you know my first book is now a Wall Street Journal bestseller! To check it out,</b> …

Remote Controls

Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …


This Commercial!

What the what? Absolutely mesmerizing commercial.

Humorous Church Signs

This collection of humorous church signs made me laugh.

We created a song that makes babies happy

Plenty of research has looked at adults’ emotional responses to music. But research with babies is more piecemeal and eclectic, perhaps reflecting …


3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …


This Test Will Help You Live Your Most Impressive Life

There are some people who just seem to have it. They command attention, everyone wants to be their friend, people listen when they speak. They are completely fascinating. Though we may think that magnetic quality only belongs to a lucky few, Sally Hogshead — author, speaker, and founder of the …

Body Language

Tell Siri This for a Witty Response

Since her launch, Siri has had a ton of jokes hidden up her virtual assistant sleeve. Today a new one is being passed around the web: Tell Siri “I …

Science: Doodling Has Real Benefits For The Brain

Doodling, coloring, and free-drawing increase blood flow to the parts of the brain associated with reward.<p>Many creative people know that making art is its own reward. Now science corroborates it. A new study from Drexel University shows that the process of making art stimulates the area of the …


6 Habits That Will Make You Grittier and Put an End to Being a Quitter

You're reading 6 Habits That Will Make You Grittier and Put an End to Being a Quitter, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …


25 Wedding Centerpiece Ideas for Your Big Day


Interactive Periodic Table Shows the Uses of Every Element

The Periodic Tables of Everything<p>Explore the Best Brews of 2016 With This Interactive Periodic Table of Beer<p>This Table of Exercises Shows You How to …

Artificial Sweeteners

14 Tilapia Recipes to Make When You’re Bored of Chicken

Chicken is a go-to for busy nights, when you want a healthy meal but don’t have a ton of time to put something together. But fish, from easy shrimp dinners to light seafood recipes, is just as simple to make when you’re in a rush. And white fish isn’t just delicious — it’s a healthy, low-carb …