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Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

12 stretches<p>It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve …

Yoga

How to stop notification requests, autoplay videos and more

Stop the most aggravating ways of websites.<p>In their unyielding efforts to catch eyeballs, websites often resort to aggressive tactics to engage you, the fickle, easily-distracted web reader. Many sites insist on starting a video without asking in the hopes you'll become transfixed by the moving …

24 books Wall Streeters think everyone should read

Financial-services professionals are known to have demanding work schedules, but that doesn't mean they aren't setting aside time to crack open a few books.<p>We recently reached out to our contacts on Wall Street to find out what folks would recommend as must-reads just ahead of the holiday …

Books

Here Are The Top 10 Most Unnecessary Medical Treatments, According to Scientists

Way too much of a good thing!<p>A recent literature study on medical care in the US has put forward ten diagnostic procedures and treatments that were …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

The 25 scariest movies of all time—and how to watch them online

When you think of the scariest movies of all time, what comes to mind? <i>The Exorcist</i>, <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, <i>Halloween</i>? These films are all …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Home Decorating

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

16 Books To Read And Love Forever

<i>Here they are: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. In no particular order, let’s start with...</i><p><b>The Lovely Bones</b><p><i>By Alice Sebold 400 pages; Little, Brown and Company</i><p><b>Because Susie made us trust -- and cry for -- a</b> …

12 Signs He Respects You

He treats your relationship like a team effort.<p><b>1. He always asks for your opinion.</b> He actively seeks out your advice whether he's applying to a job in a different department at work or having a fight with a friend. He might not always take your advice, but your insight is important to him.<p><b>2. He</b> …

Relationships

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

How To Best Take Care Of Your Skin At Night

While it's (fairly) common knowledge that going to bed without washing your face is bad for your skin, it's not always clear what should follow in your evening skincare routine?<p>Should you exfoliate? When do you put on eye cream? Can you simply slather on an extra layer of lotion at night?<p>According …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

More Than $310,000 Raised for Father Raising Quadruplets Alone After Wife Dies During Childbirth

Carlos Morales wakes up every morning to his two two-month-old babies, Carlos Jr. and Tracy – and then rushes to the hospital to see his other two …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …

Cancer

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Physiology

How to Stop Feeling Crammed in Your Airplane Seat

I know I should stay moving during flights. I know it's no good for my health to be sitting for long periods of time. (Sitting is the new smoking, after all.) I also know scary things like deep-vein thrombosis are very real risks when flying, too. Nothing is more unnatural than being crammed into …

This Is What It Looks Like When It's Time to Leave Your Relationship

In today's day and age, it is very common for single people to linger too long in the wrong relationship. Of course, this is understandable, as often times, the unknown seems very scary and a current relationship is usually quite comfortable. However, if you really want to get married, you need to …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Celebrities Get Into The Halloween Spirit on Instagram

The celebrities, models and fashion insiders sharing their best Halloween costumes on Instagram.<p>Who will be crowned with the best Halloween costume of 2014? Click through for the celebrities, models and fashion insiders sharing their spookiest, sexiest and chicest Halloween costumes on …

21 Things Every Man Should Wear This Summer

Men's Fashion

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch

I am about to reveal a technique that will have your images looking awesome in seconds every time you use it. I am even going to share the Photoshop …

Tutorials

Please do this before you upgrade to iOS 7.1.2!

iOS 7.1.2 has caused some problems for some iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. Here's how you can avoid ruining your day<p>The same day the update was …

Lost At Sea? Survive With These Tricks

A handy manual to prepare you for life's misadventures.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga was fishing off the coast of Mexico in late 2012 when a powerful storm sent his boat adrift. Marshall Islanders found the battered vessel nearly 16 months later, stuck on a reef—with Alvarenga still alive inside. …

What Your Street Style Says About You, with Leandra Medine

Lincoln Michel<p>'The End of the F---ing World' Is the Best Dark Comedy on Netflix<p>https://media.gq.com/photos/5a6265e2d97538770250ddbc/16:9/pass/the-end-of-the-fucking-world.jpg<p>news & culture<p>https://www.gq.com/story/the-end-of-the-f-ing-world-is-the-best-dark-comedy-on-netflix<p>Jake Woolf<p>Nike's New Epic …

Dogs

Every visitor to New York City is aware of the plethora of finely styled cyclists. Photographer Sam Polcer traveled the city capturing the hippest of the hip for his latest fantastic book, New York...

Every visitor to New York City is aware of the plethora of finely styled cyclists.<p>Photographer Sam Polcer traveled the city capturing the hippest of …