Sandie B. N. Truong

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Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss

11 Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss<p>You don't need to go on a tropical getaway to feel happier ASAP<p>Yes, pulling a Seth Cohen and sailing off to Tahiti on a yacht would <i>probably</i> bring you major bliss. But you don't have to go big to score big happiness—the smaller stuff actually works …

16 Things You Should Never Say to a New Mom

<b>“My baby started sleeping through the night at three months.”</b><p><b>“Can I hold him?” No, stranger, you can’t.</b><p><b>Any sort of comment about how huge or tiny the baby is. The baby is the perfect size, actually!</b><p><b>“Breastfeeding came to me so easily.”</b><p><b>“You should let the baby cry it out at night.”</b><p><b>“Breast is best.”</b> …

The Music That Helps You Enjoy Your Food More

You should be all ears for this news<p>Shutterstock<p>You know that savoring your food helps you appreciate it more, but the latest research suggests that the music you're listening to while you eat may also influence your ability to enjoy it, according to a recent study from the journal <i>Appetite</i>.<p>For the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Things People Who Are Trying to Lose Weight Are Tired of Hearing

10 Things People Who Are Trying to Lose Weight Are Tired of Hearing<p>If only annoying comments could help you shed pounds…<p>Losing weight isn't easy—and unsolicited comments definitely don't help. If you've been on a diet, then you know—these are the most frustrating things people say when you're …

Fitness

The Easy Way to Prevent Emotional Eating

Why? When you’re thinking more long-term, you’re more likely to consider the future health benefits of what you’re eating, say researchers. When you’re thinking in the now, on the other hand, it’s easier to get caught up in how tasty your food is—and forget about how it might impact your health and …

Inspirational Quotes for 2014

10 Inspirational Quotes for 2014<p>Live by these mantras, and you’ll have one amazing year<p>Ready to make 2014 amazing? We thought so. To help you along, here are 10 so-motivating-you’ll-feel-like-you-can-do-anything quotes!

What Not To Say To Pregnant Women

17 Things You Shouldn't Ever Say to a Pregnant Lady<p>It's not nice to make an expectant mom cry<p>The 40 weeks of pregnancy are an amazing journey, but some people—even well-intentioned ones—can say things that upset, scare or just downright annoy moms-to-be. Before you put your foot in your mouth and …

The Simple (and Fun!) Way to Fight Cravings

No, it’s not too good to be true: The brain can only focus on so many things at once—so when you’re dwelling on ice cream or chips, focusing for a few minutes on a flurry of brightly colored shapes and a ticking clock pushes those cravings to the back of your mind, explain the researchers.<p>That …

Nutrition

13 Things You Learn About Dating By the Time You're 30

Online dating is actually pretty awesome, as long as you don’t set your expectations too high.<p>It’s impossible to truly capture how bad a bad date was when you’re telling your girlfriends about it afterward.<p>When he asks you to go out on a Saturday night, he either really likes you…or he really wants …

Your Body On Love

10 Fascinating Things That Happen to Your Body When You're in Love<p>Those butterflies in your stomach aren't the only way your bod responds when you're head-over-heels<p>People often say that you'll just know when you're in love, but one thing's for sure: Your body definitely knows when you're smitten. …

Women Who Learn From Their Mistakes

13 Mistakes All Women Make at Least Once (and Why That's a Good Thing)<p>Because sometimes falling on your face actually results in this little thing we like to call personal growth<p>Being perfect is seriously overrated. Without a few awkward mishaps and total fails, you'd be missing out on some …

Self-help

3 Signs You Should Be Single—For Now

Sometimes, though, a dating hiatus actually <i>is</i> necessary; the question is when. Sussman shares her thoughts on when taking a break from dating is definitely a do:<p><b>If you had a messy breakup or divorce</b><br>Long-term relationships lead to lingering feelings, and there’s no use trying to meet someone new …

Watch Movies to Save Your Marriage

Get this: Talking about movies proved to be just as effective as the two traditional methods. All three options cut the three-year divorce rate in half, but the movie-watching approach took half as much time as the others. And let's be honest, would you rather head to couples counseling or watch a …

Divorce

The Weird Thing That Makes You Less Likely to Break Up

For the study, researchers from the U.K. monitored 3,944 British couples with children (some married and some co-habitating). They looked at who was the primary breadwinner in each couple and noted how that corresponded with relationship changes as the children grew from 8 months to 7 years old.<p>The …

How to make a good first impression

So we asked Susan RoAne—author of the recently released 25th anniversary edition of <i>How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections—in Person and Online</i>—for her tips on how to make those events less daunting and more fun. "In every room, there are people who you want to meet, …

12 Things You Should Never Say to a Friend Who Just Got Dumped

<b>“I knew you two would break up eventually.”</b><p><b>“There are plenty of fish in the sea.”</b><p><b>“You should probably hook up with his friend to spite him.”</b><p><b>“I wish you would’ve broken up sooner.”</b><p><b>“They’ll beg you to take them back—you’ll see.”</b><p><b>“You were too good for them anyway.”</b><p><b>“You’ll love being single!”</b><p><b>“It could</b> …

Girls Recap: Ways to Deal When Your Partner's Job Is Hurting Your Relationship

It's a sentiment that gets repeated to Hannah over and over again throughout the episode. It gets in her head—to the point where she says to Adam mid-bath, "I don’t want you to get so happy doing the play that you don’t like our life together anymore." Only time will tell how Adam responds to his …

How Men Really Feel About Breakups

That said, you might want to take these stats with a grain of salt since the survey was commissioned by a site called Sheleft.me, which targets bitter and recently dumped dudes. Still, it’s interesting to see that most of the guys thought long and hard about their breakups before acting on them. So …

Infested: Living with Parasites, BBC Four, review

Dr Michael Mosley's documentary was quite delicious, in a Roald Dahl sort of way, says Jake Wallis Simons<p>Ooo, but it was quite delicious. Well, in a Roald Dahl sort of way. Lots of things that slithered, things that wriggled, things that went squazzle and squidge. Things that sucked blood, things …

Nazis Studied Using Mosquitoes As Biological Weapons

The study confirms "the existence of an offensive biological warfare research programme in Nazi Germany."<p>In January of 1942, Heinrich Himmler ordered the opening of an entomological laboratory in the Dachau concentration camp in southeastern Germany. But why? The stated purpose of the institute was …

A Tranquil Transformer Built From An ’88 Ford Fiesta

More than meets the eye<p>Hetain Patel’s sculpture is an ode to two old loves: his first ride—a 1988 Ford Fiesta—and the childhood toys known as Transformers. Patel enlisted his father, Pravin, who converts cars into hearses and limos, to help him slice the automobile into pieces and reassemble them …

"Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith)

Communities Build Small Cities Using 500,000 Sugar Cubes

This sweet installation, <i>Sugar Metropolis</i>, is a traveling project developed by professional sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels that promotes community collaboration through sugar cube constructions. Within designated space, the artists set up mountains of sugar cubes and invite visitors to …

Northern Ireland

Researchers are working on a lie detector to sniff out false tweets

Sure, some less-than-true statements on Twitter are innocuous, but the social media network's vast audience means it has huge potential to spread inaccurate, even dangerous, information. Citing examples like the 2011 London riots and accusations of vote-rigging during Kenyan elections, researchers …

eBay acquires PhiSix, which lets users try on 3D clothes virtually

The e-commerce giant may soon let online shoppers virtually "try on" jeans, dresses, shirts, and other clothing to see how they fit and move.<p>While online shopping can make buying the latest gear easier, there are some downsides -- like not being able to try on clothes.<p>eBay appears to be all too …

Augmented Reality

Cossacks Attack Members of Pussy Riot with Whips, Filmmaker Says

SOCHI, Russia — Russian Cossacks used whips and pepper spray Wednesday to attack members of Pussy Riot, the protest punk band opposed to President Vladimir Putin, a filmmaker traveling with the band said.<p>The filmmaker, Simon Ostrovsky, said on Twitter that members of the band were putting on their …

Vladimir Putin