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40+ Make-Ahead Appetizers, the Secret Weapon of Smart Hosts Everywhere

With many moving pieces to manage, planning and hosting a cocktail party can frazzle even a seasoned host. But, it doesn't have to be that way — at least, it doesn't have to be <i>as</i> stressful as you might imagine. The smart host's secret is to do as much of the party prep as you can in the days prior …

You can now take Yale’s most popular (and mood-boosting) class ever online for free

Earlier this year, Yale University introduced a course on happiness that quickly rose to fame on its campus. The class, called “Psychology and the …

Self-improvement

The OLED vs. LED battle: Which is the better TV technology?

It’s the latest battle of the acronyms — OLED vs. LED — only this time around, deciphering the differences between the two was once an easier task …

When diabetes is your life, DIY on glucose monitors, pumps help

One sunny day last July, I was chatting with my cousin Kathryn as we watched her daughter Ruby, now eight, dashing around the garden of my childhood home in Manchester, England, a cute red and white polka-dot bag slung over her shoulder.<p>It was an idyllic scene, one that stands in stark contrast to …

Diabetes

Spending 10 days in absolute silence changed the way I think, act, and work

<i>In this opinion piece, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped change the way she thinks and engages with people.</i><p>Yes, you read that right. Silent meditation.<p>One might ask: Isn't it obvious that you are almost always …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

The 'world's happiest man' reveals the secret to happiness takes only 20 minutes a day

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has got the answers...<p>According to scientists and Google, the world's happiest man is a Tibetan Buddhist monk named …

Meditation

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Laos

How To Find Happiness In A Job You Hate

You have a soul-sucking boss, awful co-workers, and a desk with no privacy. But you can still be happy! Here’s how.<p>Here’s a depressing statistic: A September 2013 report from research leader Gallup found that 70% of people are unengaged from or actually hate their jobs. What’s even more depressing …

Happiness

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …