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20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

Cleaning

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Networking for Introverts

The night before a conference where I was scheduled to speak, I found myself in a crowded bar just south of Greenwich Village. The organizers had arranged a VIP reception, and — having just moved to New York — I figured I should attend. Indeed, I had good conversations with four interesting people …

Why Did This Woman Walk Away From Earning $600,000?

It takes a lot of courage to quit your job and start a venture of your own. It takes something entirely else to walk away from a finance job that pays you over half a million dollars a year, and create a new media property – teaching yourself Final Cut Pro via Lynda.com, taking sketch comedy …

12 Unusual Ways to Cook Tomatoes, from Ice Cream to Cobbler to Sushi

12 recipes that use tomatoes in a different way, like cobbler, ice cream, cakes, sushi, tacos, tartare, and granita<p>In August, give us some sliced tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and we'll be happy campers. But juicy, perfectly ripe tomatoes deserve to star in a wide variety of dishes--and not …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

Apps

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

Because 99% of the time, the books are better than the movies. Some of these film adaptations, though, look really promising.

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

No Toilet Paper? An App To Wipe Away Your Problems

Venezuela’s toilet-paper crisis has gotten so dire that some of the South American country’s 29 million residents have resorted to high-tech measures …

London Underground maps made of Lego go on display in five Tube stations

The surprisingly compatible fandoms of Lego, cartography and the Tube have come together for a series of maps charting the evolution of the London …

Learning To Learn Faster: The One Superpower Everyone Needs

<b>The Superpower</b><p>I have a new book coming out early next year, <i>The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance.</i> As the title suggests, my subject matter is the outer limits of human potential and the question of what might actually be possible for our species.<p>During the course …

Why do identical twins end up having such different lives? Their genes are exactly the same, so why don't identical siblings' lives follow more similar patterns? The scientist behind a pioneering 21-year study believes he has the answer http://bit.ly/15oWQHn Photograph: King's College, London

Under-explored day trips from top European cities

For those with the time and inclination to take the road less travelled, these three lesser-known gems are just a short distance from their more famous siblings.<p>Travellers can enjoy a myriad of wonderful experiences when visiting Europe's most popular cities ­­– a veritable cornucopia of historic, …

Italy

Brewing a love of beer in Brussels

As the inspiration for both the US craft brewery scene and Europe’s small-batch movement, Belgium’s storied beer-making history lives on.<p>My father and I were supposed to consume as much beer, mussels and chocolate as we could stuff into an 11-hour trip to Belgium. If we happened to see some old …

Google’s lesser-known travel apps

Location-based applications for Android and iPhone serve as pocket tour guides, alerting you to popular restaurants and landmarks and providing real-time translations.<p>The headlines are full of news about Google Glass, futuristic eyewear that has the search and alert capability of a smartphone and …

An Egyptian wonder reopens in Paris’ north

The Louxor, a legendary cinema that is decorated with scarab beetles and mosaic columns, should be on any visitors list of interesting – and quirky – Parisian sites.<p>The Louxor, a legendary cinema in Paris’ north, reopened on 17 April after more than 20 years of closure, reviving a lost and unique …

Mini guide to culture on the Amalfi Coast

In this this southern Italian favourite, architectural flights of fancy and outdoor concerts make for a break well worth writing home about.<p>The terraced towns and rocky coast of this southern Italian favourite bring together a surprising variety of accomplishments. Architectural flights of fancy …

Tallinn’s cultural renaissance, step by step

Beyond the ancient town walls, follow the Kultuurikilomeeter through the picturesque Kalamaja neighbourhood to find Soviet-era monoliths, unconventional museums and stylish eateries.<p>If you know anything about the Estonian capital Tallinn, it is likely to be the chocolate-box appeal of its medieval …