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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 …

Self-improvement

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. …

European Travel

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

<b>PHASE 2: Quit Sugary Junk Foods</b><br>Cakes, cookies, candy bars—give 'em the heave-ho. Also press pause on secretly sugary fare such as granola bars. When you can, opt for fresh food over processed snacks—nearly 80 percent of the latter contains loads of added sugar. First, ID the foods you have the …

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 …

Learning

Fitness Habits You Should Establish in Your Twenties

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s<p>Your future self will thank you<p>Of course your twenties are a time to live it up, explore your options and do what you're crazy about. But they're also a time to get into the habit of, well, practicing healthy fitness habits—because doing so will …

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 …

Investing

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 …

Genealogy

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 …

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 a Morning Workout

<b>Get a blast of sunlight.</b> <br>When your eye senses light, it sets off a chain reaction in your brain that leaves you feeling alert and energized, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Soak up rays by standing near an open window, or position your bed so it faces east and natural light will wake …

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 …

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Be More Like Olivia Pope on Scandal

11 Ways to Be More Like Olivia Pope<p>For all those times you find yourself wondering, “What would Olivia Pope do?”<p>If you ask a roomful of women which current TV character they’d most like to be, we bet you’d hear a whole lot of “Olivia Pope.” Season three of <i>Scandal</i> premieres tonight, promising lots …

Lucky’s Editor Eva Chen Wants To Build A Magazine You Can Talk To

Lucky Magazine’s new editor is young, digitally savvy–and taking her cues from the tech world.<p>“I love Times Square.” Those might not be the words you would expect to hear out of the mouth of a fashion magazine editor, but this kind of statement is typical of Eva Chen, the new editor-in-chief of …

Warby Parker

How To Lose Weight Fast | Women's Health

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days<p>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>Shutterstock<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, …

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 …

Why ignorant racists still flourish in multicultural Italy

"I love animals, but when I see her, I can't help but think of an orangutan". These words were uttered by the Italian politician Roberto Calderoli in …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

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 …

6 Surprising Stress Symptoms

"Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems," says Molitor.<p>What's worse, those physical symptoms you end up with (um, bald patches) …

Women's Health

Weekend Challenge: Fire Hydrant In-Out

Stability exercises like this are highly effective at working the abdominal muscles that make up your six pack<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to</i> …

Slim Smoothies

Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p><b>Belly Busting Berry</b><br>1 scoop low fat vanilla ice cream<br>1/4 each frozen blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries<br>1/2 cup low fat milk<br>1 tbsp vanilla whey protein powder<br>3 ice cubes

Stabbing: a moment of madness

It was an early October evening when 22-year-old Julie Bouvier and her friend Lynn decided to pop to their local shopping centre. Julie had forgotten …