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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 …

Learning

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year ( where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle ), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

This Champagne Yurt Is All Your Winter Dreams Come True

There are people who know how to après-ski, and then there are people who <i>really</i> know how to après-ski. For those that fall into the latter camp — AKA those who won’t settle for a regular old hot toddy — there’s a little place that can make all your Champagne dreams and caviar wishes come true: the …

10 hotels where you can commune with nature

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hear the wind whisper through the pines while perched high in a fire tower in the Cheyenne Mountains, sway in a suspended sphere in the Canadian rainforest or relax in a solar-powered yurt in the Alaskan wilderness.<p>Why not skip the predictable four walls of a traditional hotel room and …

Hudson River

Yale's Most Popular Class Ever Teaches How to Live a Happier Life (Here's What Students Learn)

The fact the class is so wildly popular speaks to the state of mental health on campuses today--and in your workplace. Audit the course by reading on.<p>News flash--adult life is filled with unhappiness traps and the search for keys to happiness (or even a good happiness hack to help us get by).<p>It …

The ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home

From pour-over brews to quality lattes at the touch of a button.<p>To brew a delicious cup of coffee, there are certain variables you need to master: the ratio of coffee to water, brew time, water temperature, and the grind size of your beans. All of these factors have to come together to create a …

Coffee

The 32 most fun, friendly, and affordable cities in the world

Time Out's City Life Index , a survey of 15,000 people in 32 global cities, has been released, and it shows which ones promise the most fun and excitement in 2018.<p>The survey, conducted by Tapestry Research, questioned residents on a variety of aspects of city life.<p>It ranked cities in categories …

Mexico City

Meet “Better Self,” a New Web Destination for Anyone Who’s Into Self-Improvement

It’s that time of year when we vow to reassess: What did we do well in 2017? What could we do differently in 2018? How can our lives be happier and healthier, or shall we finally say we’re good enough?<p>Wherever you are on your personal journey, Better Self will be right beside you. With its …

Self-improvement

20 super creative stairway ideas to copy!

In modern architectural design, stairways have evolved greatly. Gone are the days when spaces like corridors, utility rooms & stairways were …

Living Rooms

This Parenting Mistake Could be Why Anxiety is at an All-Time High

Things have changed a whole lot in the course of a generation.<p>Anxiety has become an epidemic, now eclipsing depression as the most common health disorder, particularly among younger people. While several hypotheses exist which try to point blame for the increasingly common condition, Norwegian …

Fitness App Aaptiv Reached $20 Million In Revenue In Two Years -- And Just Raised Even More

If Ethan Agarwal gets his way, joggers will go for runs with virtual help that sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie. “Because we know about you, we know how fast you run,” says Agarwal, the CEO of Aaptiv, a fitness-tracking app. To illustrate the point, he imagines a user approaching a hill on one …

How A 'Zero-Based' Calendar Can Supercharge Your Productivity

Blank space on your calendar could turn into wasted time.<p>As a solopreneur, I create my own schedule and my productivity is limited only by the hours in my day and how I manage them. To that end, I'm always looking for better ways to keep track of tasks, arrange my days, organize my to-dos, and …

This Exercise Can Strengthen Your Core and Blow Up Your Biceps

All you need is one set of dumbbells and 10 minutes<p>Trainer Andy Speer, creator of Anarchy Abs, a workout program from <i>Men's Health</i> that will help you build the six-pack of your dreams, is here with a single move that will do double-duty on your arms and abs. The best part? You only need one set of …

3 Simple Changes This Chef Made to Drop 30 Pounds and Sculpt a Six Pack

Joshua Ingraham feels better than he ever has<p>Most guys who have struggled with their weight have experienced that “ah-ha!” moment—that split second in time when something clicks. Your health is deteriorating and you know you need to do something about it.<p>Josh Ingraham, our recent Ultimate <i>Men's</i> …

Find out why Molise is Italy's best travel secret

<b>(CNN) —</b> We all know Tuscany, Umbria and Sicily -- but ever heard of Molise? The door to Italy's deep south -- though paradoxically dubbed its "Wild West" -- Molise is the least-known region in Italy, even among Italians .<p>A land of wolves, wild boars and ghost towns -- sacked in the past by pirates …

Italy

The 25 places you need to visit in 2018, according to the world's top travel experts

The more you travel, the more you realise there's so much of the world still to discover.<p>In order to help you put together your 2018 travel bucket list, Business Insider asked the world's most esteemed travel experts — from the likes of Airbnb and Lonely Planet to independent bloggers and …

European Travel

7 books that will make you smarter in a single plane ride

Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off from the constant barrage of phone notifications.<p>Why not spend that time getting smarter on a topic you've always wanted to learn more about.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider found seven …

Globalization

7 Rules to Follow If You Want to Live a Life Without Regrets

Live so that you feel you've left nothing on the table.<p>What do you think when a plane you're traveling on hits turbulence? Maybe you pray, maybe you mentally recite the excellent safety statistics of flying, or maybe you distract yourself with daydreams. But chances are excellent you don't have the …

43 Books That Will Legit Change Your Outlook On Life

Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, YA, self-help, you name it.<p>They shared all kinds of books from a variety of genres. Check them out below!<p>And just as a heads up, some of these submissions talk about loss and grief, suicide, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.<p><i>Responses edited for length</i> …

I've Spent 14 Years Studying What Makes Leaders Successful. Here Are the Top 4 Takeaways

Leaders don't create more followers, they create leaders.<p>Success is about much more than just acquiring money or achieving fame. True success is about leading change and making a positive impact on others' lives. Leaders inspire change, and now more than ever we need leaders to rise up.<p>This …

‘Learning to live’: why sophrology is the new mindfulness

Feeling stressed, anxious, burnt out? Time to pause Headspace and allow us to introduce a technique from the 1960s instead<p>We have welcomed mindfulness so wholeheartedly into our collective wellbeing consciousness that there are now more than 1,300 mindful apps to choose from. In busy cities, you’re …

Mindfulness

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

This Guy Learned How to Do 40 Pushups While Holding His Breath

Scott Carney studied with Dutch 'madman' Wim Hof to unlock superpowers he didn't know he had<p>Investigative journalist Scott Carney traveled to Poland expecting to expose a fraud. The man in Carney’s crosshairs—Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof—was selling a 7-day, $2,000 training course that he claimed …

14 Flavorful Roasted Veggie Sides to Add to Sunday Night Dinner

Side dishes — especially veggies — are often an afterthought. We pride ourselves on our perfectly roasted chickens and our saucy pork chops while throwing a very mediocre side of veggies onto our plates that’ll likely be pushed around and ignored. But that doesn’t have to be the case! With a little …

Do This 15-Move Yoga Flow Before Bed for the "Best Night's Sleep of Your Life"

Nothing de-stresses the mind and body quite like yoga—and one wellness editor's 15-move flow is a perfect example. "The one thing I do every single …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was " Discipline Equals …

Inflammation

8 yoga poses that also work as sex positions

You may already be aware of the benefits of practicing yoga, including better flexibility and quality sleep. What you might not know is that when …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

The Exact Meals and Snacks a Personal Trainer Eats in a Week

It's not a stretch of the imagination to call Madalin Giorgetta the queen of booty gains. She's a personal trainer from Australia who has over 430,000 followers on Instagram and creates accessible gym guides for women who want to get into weight lifting. She's also known for posting relatable …

Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique

Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. …