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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

The 12 Best Natural Beauty Products from the Drugstore

1/12<p><b>Acure Organics Unscented Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes</b><p>These 100-percent biodegradable wipes gently remove everything from the day’s makeup to …

Skin Care

20 Things To Stop Giving A Sh*t About In 2016

"Let it goooooo! Let it gooooo!"<p>The new year is a perfect time for self-reflection and resolution-making. It's also a great time to hit "refresh" on the way you look at your life and the things you prioritize. This year, instead of vowing to hit the gym every day, we thought we'd make some …

Simple Ways To Be Happier In 2016

Do you make New Year resolutions? I don't bother because they usually fall off my radar by mid January. Starting the year with failure is not my goal.<p>Here are 25 simple things I will incorporate into my days in 2016. I don't need to do each one, everyday, to be moving toward my goal.<p>Here's how I …

Research suggests this is the best music to listen to for optimal productivity

Luckily, music can help get us back on a more productive track.<p>Studies out of the University of Birmingham, England, show that music is effective in raising efficiency in repetitive work — so if you're mindlessly checking email or filling out a spreadsheet, adding some tunes will make your task go …

This Tiny Change to Your Morning Routine Will Supercharge Your Productivity All Day

Words of wisdom from Admiral William H. McRaven: "If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed."<p>Admiral William H. McRaven knows something about high-pressure, high-stakes situations. As head of United States Special Operations Command, he oversaw the raid that resulted in the …

Osama Bin Laden

14 Tips to Get Quality Sleep Tonight

Quality sleep can make all the difference when it comes to productivity in the office. In fact, overall on-the-job sleepiness costs employers about $100 billion in lost productivity.<p>It's time to take that productivity back. Use these tips to get better sleep yourself, and share the tips with your …

Janet Jackson's Unbreakable hits No. 1

Janet Jackson’s <i>Unbreakable</i> debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart Sunday, making it her seventh album to top the charts. According to Billboard, …

How to Quiet Your Racing Thoughts When You're Highly Sensitive

A few years ago I sat in bed at 3 a.m. looking out at a lonely full moon, frustrated and trying unsuccessfully to quiet the swarm of swirling, non-stop thoughts in my head. Recoiling from a fresh breakup, my heart was still healing and all I wanted was some peace and quiet. But my mind had other …

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

The Janet Jackson Dance Workout: Sculpting a Won’t-Quit Body in 12 GIFs

<b>Janet Jackson</b>’s first album in seven years debuted yesterday, and there will undoubtedly be a number of dance-heavy music videos to follow. The title, <i>Unbreakable</i>, likely refers to her optimistic spirit in light of personal struggles and her continued hopes for a conflict-free world (“Wish I could …

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

22 Things To Keep In Your Home In Case Of Emergency

Sure, you have a first-aid kit and a couple cans of garbanzo beans. But, in our experience, it's always better to be over-prepared than not. Here, 22 things to keep on hand so you're ready for fire, flooding, zombies, cute zombies...anything that life throws your way.<p><b>1. Three days' worth of</b> …

15 Secret Shortcuts of People With Amazing Memory

Your brain is a pretty powerful thing, and yet, you can't seem to remember where you left your keys last night. There's a lot to be said for having a …

16-Year-Old Girl Develops Severe Case of Hepatitis From Drinking Green Tea

It's called herbal hepatoxicity, and it's serious.<p>Most of us drink coffee or breakfast tea every morning, maybe again in the afternoon for a quick pick-me-up, and even sip a cup of chamomile before bed. But you'd probably never imagine that practice to send you to the hospital with an acute case of …

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

Janet Jackson + Missy Elliott's "BURNITUP!" Track Makes You Want To Destroy Somebody On The Dance Floor

Janet Jackson + Missy Elliott’s “BURNITUP!” Track Makes You Want To Destroy Somebody On The Dance Floor<p>Miss Jackson is back with some fire.<p>Janet …

Turn Your Dirty Kitchen Clean Again With These 7 Awesome Cleaning Tips

That lemon-half method is just one of SEVEN kitchen cleaning tricks Food52 recently shared, and like so many of our favorites, it's one that never …

10 Strategies to Improve Your Morning Routine

<i>By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>With the first weeks of school underway, and most adults settling back in to work (however grumpily) after vacations, mornings are bound to be more hectic. From searching for missing shoes, backpacks and important papers to remembering all of the minute details of …

Dream Central: Change Your Sleep Habits and Dramatically Improve Your Life

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep. When you don’t get it, your brain goes haywire. At the same time, developing healthy habits can be hard. Here’s …

13 Things Every Tea Drinker Needs to Know

For instance, adding milk can help keep your teeth white.<p>There's always more to learn (and love) about the world's most widely consumed beverage.

12 Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Sip All Fall

Seltzer, soda, and iced tea are refreshing, but let's be honest — they get a little boring after a while. Sometimes you just want something a little …