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The Price We Pay When We Want to Be Liked by Everyone

Some people will not like what you say.<p>Some people will judge you.<p>Some people will disapprove.<p>Passionately.<p>Some people will lie to you.<p>Some people will misuse your trust.<p>Some people will ignore you.<p>Consistently.<p>Some people will say harsh words.<p>Some people will blame you.<p>Some people will gossip …

Literature

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Tattoos<p>A brief chat with JonBoy.<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Mark Anthony Green argues that it’s as essential and old-school as it gets.<p>By Mark …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Music<p>“I feel like Young Thug is the new pop star. Lil Uzi [Vert] is definitely the new pop star. Like, he’s definitely the new Blink-182.”<p>By Zach …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>The mega-retailer is moving beyond the basics—with some surprisingly tropical shirts.<p>By Cam Wolf3 hours agoView More<p>What She Said<p>Good vibes …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Long Reads<p>With his first solo album in 14 years, the Talking Heads legend is attempting his trickiest act of subversion yet.<p>By Alex Pappademas20 …

The 'New' Benefits Of Mindfulness: Improved Memory, Focus, And GRE Scores

Paying attention may be one of the most fundamental and important cognitive abilities we have. It’s too bad, then, that many of us are so bad at it. It’s not only our outer distractions that get the better of us – email, texts, Twitter – but even worse can be the internal ones: Mind-wandering is a …

Flat-Ab Pilates Workout

Exercise 1 Mermaid with Ball<p>Sit with the ball at your left side, and bend your left leg in front of you, your right leg behind you. Place your left hand on the ball, elbow slightly bent, and extend your right arm out to your side at shoulder level. Brace your core and roll the ball out to the left …

The Perfect Skin Diet

<b>Almonds:</b> Hey, guess what? Almonds are seeds, not nuts, and they're stuffed with vitamin E, a potent sun blocker. Volunteers who consumed 14 milligrams of the vitamin per day (about 20 almonds) and then were exposed to UV light sunburned less than those who took none. "Vitamin E acts as an …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Self-improvement

7 Ways To Connect More With Strangers

<i>Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?</i> <i>—</i> <b>Henry David Thoreau</b><p>In the fast-paced 21st century, …

Henry David Thoreau

Decorating Tips: 7 Ways to Bliss Out Your Bedroom

<b>1. Kick the clutter</b><p>Those piles of papers are doing more than just collecting dust—they’re actually stressing you out, says Sally Augustin, PhD, an environmental psychologist and founder of DesignWithScience.com. So it’s no surprise that 49 percent of the women surveyed said their bedrooms needed …

Food For Health: Powerful Vegetable Combinations

<b>Broccoli and tomatoes</b><p>This classic Italian duo is as good for your body as Dolce & Gabbana is bad for your wallet. Piling both on your fork seems to slow or prevent prostate tumors in rats, according to a study at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Okay, so we don't have prostates (and we're not …

Finding 'Me Time' As Parents: How To Put Yourself Back On The Priority List

<i>This post is part of our Stress-Less Parenting Club workshop. Check out previous posts here, and if you haven’t signed up yet, go to the purple box on the right side of this page to receive our weekly newsletter.</i><p>Being a parent often means that our own needs come last, and sometimes that means we …

7 Common Excuses That Prevent an Employee From Being Great

It’s usually easier to come up with an excuse than it is to actually get something done. I’ve learned that many employees have the potential to be great, but they let excuses get in the way of their true potential. As a leader, it’s important to address these excuses and challenge your employees to …

Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success

In an increasingly competitive, cautious and accelerated world, those who are willing to take risks, step out of their comfort zone and into the discomfort of uncertainty will be those who will reap the biggest rewards.<p>When I first left my parents’ small farm at eighteen to move to “the city” for …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

Hey, high-achieving women! Here's how perfectionism holds you back - TODAY.com

OK, ladies, you know who you are. You take such pride in your work that even mild criticism stings. You want so sincerely for your email messages to have just the right tone that it takes forever to hit send. You keep thinking about completed tasks so much that nothing ever feels finished.<p>If any of …

Self-improvement

How to Be Confident, Even When You're Not | Inc.com

New challenges and opportunities can be exciting, but they can also test your self-esteem. Whether you are launching a new business, stepping into a bigger management role or even representing a new product, you likely lack the day-in-day-out experience that makes you knowledgeable and relaxed for …

Public Speaking

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

Nutrition

Fat-Burning Yoga

Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa — burns more than 450 calories an hour, according to Sara Ivanhoe, host of</i> …

3 Things You Must Do to Feel Joyful

Things that continue to surface when you think about living your best life, being happier, more fulfilled and joyful, those are the things you must be <i>must be doing</i> because your spirit is <i>calling for them.</i><p>If you're constantly saying you wish you painted more, wrote poetry or short stories, started …

Positive Thinking

Ana White | Simple Outdoor Dining Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: handymommy<p>Handmade …

Pretty Bathroom Jars

I'm in love with the new shower curtain I bought for my kids bathroom. (target) The colors and design are just too fun. I decided to ...

Ana White | Modern Craft Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: …

How to Meditate

I had an extremely alarming early-morning experience a few weeks ago. I woke up in <i>savasana</i> (yoga-speak for 'corpse pose': laying prone, legs splayed, …