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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

The Best Regional Desserts in the U.S.

From shave ice to beignets, these mouthwatering regional desserts will have you homesick for places that you’re not even from. We apologize in advance for the cravings.

Wendy Perrin's Golden Rules of Travel

To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of "The Perrin Report," I've compiled the travel tips that consistently save me and the readers of this magazine the most money, time, and aggravation.<p>To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of <i>The Perrin Report,</i> I've compiled the travel tips that consistently …

Food Trend Alert: Dirty Fries Have Gone Gourmet

From shoestring chips with truffle oil to skin-on slabs with pork scraps and parmesan, dirty fries are popping up in gourmet menus around the globe.

The 5 Phases of How to Quit Sugar for Good

Thinking about entering sugar rehab? Good thought. Here's how to tackle the seemingly impossible task.<p>Suspect you're hooked on the sweet stuff? It's time to restore your brain to its pre-sugar-fiend state. Resetting your palate and eradicating cravings isn't easy, but it is possible. Instead of …

Nutrition

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

Hip-Hop Dance

Why Women Are Stripey

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Mutual Funds

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

Turn Your Old T-Shirts into Wall Art

If you have an old t-shirt that you love but don't want to wear, or used to wear all the time but is now too small, one way you can continue to …

Wall Art

Face it City boys, here's why women make better hedge fund managers than men

If you want better hedge fund returns, you should try one led by a woman, a new study claims. Samantha Washington, former investment banker, discovers why<p>What does a hedge fund manager, or “hedgie” to those in the know, look like?<p>Unlike the investment banking species, the hedgie is not a sociable …

Diet Soda's Effect On Teeth Terrifyingly Similar To Effects Of Meth, Crack Cocaine (PHOTO)

Diet soda can have the same effect on your tooth enamel as methamphetamine or crack cocaine use -- and it's not pretty.<p>In a three-person case study published in the March/April 2013 issue of the journal <i>General Dentistry</i>, Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny studied the teeth of a diet soda drinker and two drug …

6 Secrets to Getting Up for Morning Workouts

How to rise and shine…then rock that a.m. sweat session<p>We concede: throwing off your warm, cozy covers on bone-chilling winter mornings so you can hit the treadmill or sweat through Zumba class can be torturous. But it's totally worth the pain. That's because research suggests the early morning …

Fitness

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

Workouts

A roundup of the 20 things 20-somethings don't get about work, including "time is not a limitless commodity" and "people matter more than perks." Is there anything you'd add to this list? http://onforb.es/1gAvdUI

11 Ways to Be More Like Olivia Pope

For all those times you find yourself wondering, “What would Olivia Pope do?”

Scandal (TV Series)

"The best brands are always adapting. If you look at Apple, Google, Warby Parker, they are all constantly evolving and changing. The way they do things is right. I don't want this ship to ever feel steady, I always want to be trying new things." Lucky Magazine's new editor, Eva Chen, is young (33!), digitally-savvy, and taking her cues from the tech world. http://f-st.co/fHXBhxl

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

Nutrition

Learn To Create An Android App In One Hour

We’ve all been there, right? An app freezes, or doesn’t really live up to the sales pitch. The first thing said is usually, “If I had made that…” and …

America's Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

We often associate hefty salaries with corner offices, lab coats and law degrees, but it turns out you can pull in a pretty penny working outside the financial, medical and legal fields. Writers, home economics teachers, and film editors, for instance, can score six-figure paychecks in their …

Why ignorant racists still flourish in multicultural Italy John Foot writes: Italy is changing – but the racist 'joke' made about minister Cécile Kyenge shows why progress is so painfully slow http://t.gu.com/mYztM Photograph: Tony Gentile/REUTERS

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

Women's Health

15 Minute Abs Workout

Here's a fun and easy abs workout for a firmer, flat stomach<p>These moves, designed by Ashley Ntansah, personal-training manager at Club H Fitness in New York City, target your entire abdominal wall, especially the transverse abdominis—the midsection muscle that pulls in your belly like a corset. And …

Workouts

6 women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories

We may have come a long way in the past few decades, but British women still face economic inequalities. Although the number of women on boards has …

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46(!) Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Too many delicious choices!<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness with additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr, Michele Foley, and Jenny Sugar</i><p>A smoothie is a convenient meal or snack option anytime—just throw your ingredients in a blender, pour into a glass, and enjoy! Even better: The ingredient …

Smoothies

Stabbing: a moment of madness The voices in Sean Clifton's head told him to seek out 'the prettiest girl in the mall' and stab her. Julie Bouvier was that girl. In a unique film, they each tell their side of the story http://bit.ly/17upDyF Photographs: Geoff George; Michel Huneault