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The Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: July 3rd</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). The bread-and-butter of the Netflix service, however, is its original programming. With over 100 Netflix originals — between shows and movies — browsing aimlessly can be daunting. If …

Entertainment

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>Guest Writer<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us …

Self-improvement

Here's What to Wear to Every Event This Spring

For Easter. And for everything else.<p>Dressing for springtime friends-and-family gatherings often presents more pressure than it needs to. You want to look nice, but don't need to be in full formalwear. Still, your relatives would be very happy to see you in a collared shirt. Here's how to dress for …

14 Trader Joe’s Items That Will Basically Change Your Life

According to Real Simple editors, anyway. Take a peek into our grocery carts, and add these favorites to your shopping list.<p>Trader Joe’s Vegetable …

Trader Joe's

Want a Fulfilling Relationship? Science Says the Happiest Couples Have These 13 Characteristics

The last one is particularly endearing.<p>Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating--sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens …

Happiness

The best podcasts of 2017

Recode Radio Producer Eric Johnson shares his favorite episodes from Recode’s shows — and everyone else — in 2017.<p>As the producer of <b>Recode Radio</b>, I have had the unique privilege of being a fly on the wall for hundreds of riveting interviews on our weekly audio shows: <b>Recode Decode</b>, <b>Recode Media</b> and</b> …

Sexual Harassment

10 Dad Jokes That Prove Your Partner Is Basic AF

My partner's humor is one of the first thing's that attracted me to him over 13 years ago. But over the years, and specifically since becoming a …

Parenting

Carolyn Hax: The glass is half full, but it’s cold water she throws on his enthusiasm

<i>Hello, Carolyn: My partner often feels I don't react to events in his life as a supportive partner.</i><p><i>He believes that when he is excited about something or happy about an upcoming event, I should be just as happy as he is, and express myself that way to support him.</i><p><i>I am more of a glass-half-empty</i> …

Happiness

100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die

If your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2018 but don't know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They've put together a list …

Books

Stay Ahead of the Curve: Read These 10 Books Before They Become Movies in 2018

As of late, there have been some pretty impressive movie adaptations taking over the big (and small) screen. Need we remind you that your favorite …

The 14 Most Popular Healthy Recipes on Pinterest in 2017

2017 was another big one for healthy eating. Trendy foods like turmeric and aquafaba (aka chickpea juice) got a ton of attention. A bunch of …

Healthy Eating

The 12 best apps of 2017

Just when you thought apps had gotten boring and derivative, developers have leveraged new technologies to breathe new life into mobile experiences. …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Books

26 Apps to Make Your Phone the Best Personal Assistant Ever

A mobile device loaded with the right apps can truly help a person get ahead in business and life.<p>A mobile device loaded with the right apps can help a person get more done, stay informed, relax and save money. Here's a fresh list of apps more than two dozen high achievers are using every …

Apps

Ten Steps to Freeing Yourself From Your Worry

Are you dwelling on negative thoughts about the future and predicting that dire or terrible things will happen? Do you lose sleep because of your …

13 People Reveal The Gross Things They Always Do After Sex & TBH, It's Relatable

Ask anyone what you're supposed to do after sex and you'll probably get a variation of responses all about one thing — cuddling. Hate it, love it? I …

Amazon Fire TV

Teenagers are more depressed than ever — and 7 adults who went undercover as high-school students almost immediately realized why

American teenagers are hurting.<p>In the past five years, depression and suicide rates among American teens have shot up. A 2016 study showed the number of teens who experienced a major depressive episode saw a 37% increase between 2005 and 2014.<p>The data suggest that the tandem of smartphones and …

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

9 Portion Size Mistakes That Are Easy to Avoid

Do you think you are doing a good job of sticking to your healthy diet? You might be. But chances are good that you are eating too much of certain …

Nutrition

Lack of Work-Life Balance Is Killing Your Happiness. Here's What You Should Do About It

A lot of people don't like their jobs, but here's something they can do about it.<p>Here's a true fact of running a business: Some people on your team are keeping something from you. It's not that they aren't who they say they are, or that they're not doing their jobs. The secret is that many of them …

Work-life Balance

A guide to the most memorable sex toys from the Fifty Shades series

Even if having sex in a helicopter isn't a financial option for you, you have choices.<p>With the final <i>Fifty Shades</i> movie coming out this month, now's as good a time as any to look back at all the sex toys the franchise has featured over the years. From blindfolding trysts to more advanced Ben Wa ball …

Gisele Bundchen's actions after Tom Brady lost the Super Bowl hold an important lesson about how to treat your partner

Your spouse's attitude toward your job can often make or break your career — and it looks as if Tom Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots, has nothing to worry about.<p>His wife, the supermodel Gisele Bundchen, stayed positive after the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in …

These Are All The Things You Should Never Do During Sex, According To Science

Tell them what you like <i>aaaand</i> what you don't like. Don't be afraid to talk dirty. Get familiar with your own body. Incorporate toys into your bedroom …

Amazon Fire TV

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Productivity

15 Totally Normal Sex Fantasies You’re Not Weird for Having

When it comes to sexual fantasies, we deal with a lot of red tape. There is so much rhetoric out there calling our “taboo” imaginary scenarios sexual deviancy and evidence of our perversion. If you get turned on by anything other than vanilla sex with your monogamous partner, you must be …

The 20 Highest-Rated Drama Movies On Netflix

From war films to epic romances, these are the most critically-acclaimed dramas on the platform.<p>Photo: Everett Collection, Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p>…

Want to Live a Happier and More Fulfilled Life in 2018? Read These 11 Books

Happiness is a skill you can learn. These books teach it.<p>Happiness isn't a gift of the universe. It isn't luck. It isn't even entirely down to your genetic predisposition to cheer or gloom (though that undeniable plays a role). A big chunk of happiness is skill.<p>"All of the work that we and other …

Self-improvement

11 Dirty Movies On Netflix That Actually Tell A Good Story

We're currently living in a truly golden digital age, ladies and gentlemen. One where filth, raunchiness, sauciness, and unadulterated erotica is but …

Film Festivals

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year<p>Editor's Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>This year, podcasts got funnier, sharper, and even more niche. Our recommendations here pass a vigorous audio smell test. First, the arrival of a new podcast episode …

TV