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The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

How to Date a Woman Who’s Out Of Your League

Use this simple strategy to snag a perfect 10<p>Sometimes it pays to be in the friend zone: Getting to know her before asking her out could make you seem more attractive, suggests research from the University of Texas at Austin.<p>In the study, judges rated couples who started dating soon after they met …

7 Surprising Foods That Will Improve Your Sex Life

The health and fitness experts at Well + Good bring us the libido-boosting foods to try now.<p>Sure, you know that greasy foods like burgers, fries, and pizza make you want to take a nap more than want to take your shirt off. But did you also know there are nutrient-packed foods (other than oysters …

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

Making New Year's Resolutions: Tap Into the Power of Intention

Have you ever set your New Year's resolutions only to find a few months after that you lost interest, moved onto something more urgent or just ditched the idea altogether? It's not enough to set goals -- what's missing is tapping into your intention. Here are five ways to help you achieve your …

52 Tips to Get Unstuck in 2014

Sometimes I dread the new year for this uneasy feeling of making resolutions that may not stick.<p>The problem with resolutions is the follow through.<p>I would get lazy, lost or overwhelmed by something "more important."<p>Each time I would gain some momentum in my life, my mind would create these negative …

A Map of the Lands Actually Discovered by European Explorers

When studying Western history, we tend to say that this European explorer discovered this continent or that island, when those lands were already …

High Fiber Breakfast (That Isn't Cereal!)

While breakfast cereal companies often tout their high-fiber products, the truth is that what's inside those boxes can often be even <i>higher</i> in sugar. That's no way to start your day.<p>Instead, we'd like to recommend a handful of easy, delicious, fill-you-up breakfasts that don't give you a day's worth …

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You Get 25,000 Mornings as an Adult: Here Are 8 Ways to Not Waste Them

You'll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few.<p>According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old. Most people in wealthy nations are hovering around the 80–year mark. Women in Japan are the …

How to Double Your Productivity Immediately With a Dream Collage

Let me just start by saying, I’m not what you would consider a morning person. I’m not a terrible dragon by any means. But, with three kids, the dog, …

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An Open Letter to My Mind

Hello Mind...<p>It appears we need to have a little talk.<p>We've been through a lot together, you and me. And I want you to know I've always loved our partnership. I've appreciated your careful consideration when making decisions, your ability to find solutions to complex problems, and the ongoing, …

Five Easy Meals Every Woman Should Know How to Cook

5 meals every woman should know how to make<p><i>*Note: If fresh seasonal fruits are sparse, try dipping dried fruits such as apricots, figs, apples, and dates.</i>

De-Stress Mind and Body With This Simple Summer Detox

<i>By Terri Trespicio</i><p>What you eat every day matters. Habits add up -- and the bad ones take their toll. So if you want a quick way to ramp up your energy, clear your mind, and lighten the toxic load on your body, trying a gentle, food-based detox can make a big difference in how you look and feel. …

Wellness

Health Do: Drink a Cup of Water With Lemon as Soon as You Wake Up

Last week, Miranda Kerr talked about how she starts every day with a cup of warm water with lemon. And she's not the only one: Lauren Conrad is a fan, as is chef Sarah Britton, and rumor has it Jennifer Aniston is too.<p>Here's why...<p>Experts say that the simple act of sleep can pull water from your …

5 Ways to Become More Well-Liked

Lovable fools are often picked first over competent jerks. If that pricks your interest here are five ways to warm up others.<p>1. Take a cue for Bill Clinton and engage in deep eye contact. One of the hottest triggers of dislike is when we are engaged in conversation with someone who appears to be …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

Corey Crawford's epic profanity-laced Stanley Cup parade speech

<b>By Allan Muir</b><p>Two things you knew you were going to hear during the speeches given by the Chicago Blackhawks at Friday's Stanley Cup celebration …