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Can't Kick a Bad Habit? You're Doing It Wrong | Inc.com

I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, "You teach how to create habits, but that's not my problem. I'm fat!" The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. "My problem is stopping bad habits. That's why I'm fat. Where does that leave …

Self-improvement

Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle – MacStories

I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo.<p>Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that …

Fitness

Rubber Band Power: 7 Stretchy DIY Toys

The humble rubber band opens up a whole range of possibilities for fun DIY projects. These rubber band toys make great gifts, particularly for geeky kids or partners who appreciate the homemade touch.<p><b>Rubber Band Car Launcher</b><p>You can use the explosive energy stored in a stretched rubber band to …

The Scientific Case For Cold Showers

Chilly water increases blood circulation, releases endorphins, and could make you a more productive human—if you can handle it.<p>It’s 7:30 a.m. on a wintry March morning. I’m standing in my apartment’s cramped bathroom wearing little more than a towel and a determined look on my face. The shower is …

Swimming Pools

Articles about 5 creative bedrooms loft living on Dwell.com - Dwell

These five architects show us how to get away from it all in style.<p>Kerrie Kelly, ASID, shares her takeaways from building a loft to add more square footage to her office space.<p>A well-designed living room is welcoming, comfortable, and personal.<p>These homes are in a golden state of mind.<p>Edge Studio's …

Lofts

10 Internet Habits That Are Making You Over-Spend

<i>By Koa Beck</i><p>We spend a good chunk of our day plugged in. In fact, a study from 2013 determined that the average American spends 23 hours a week …

Coachella Who? 16 of the Coolest, Most Affordable Summer Music Festivals

Music makes the world go ’round, making us feel productive, inspired and energized. We’re huge fans of powerhouse music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, except for when tickets sell out fast and are oh-so expensive. This year, try switching up your music game and experiencing an …

Festivals

The strange world of felt presences

What links polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, sleep paralysis, and hearing voices?<p>On 20 May 1916, Ernest Shackleton, Frank Worsley, and Tom Crean reached Stromness, a whaling station on the north coast of South Georgia. They had been walking for 36 hours, in life-threatening conditions, in an …

Cognition

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Articles about first class cabins on Dwell.com - Dwell

Streamlined and tactile, Finell’s boxes reflect the brand’s polished sensibility.<p>In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous...<p>Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural …

Architecture

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

What holiday lights look like from space

Yep, it’s that time of year, when American households haul out snarls of fairy lights and set the electricity meter spinning. So pronounced is the festive wattage, you can actually see it from space.<p>The photo above is a composite of nighttime photos taken from the NASA satellite Suomi NPP, …

Space Travel

Lumbersexuality and Its Discontents

One hundred years ago, a crisis in urban masculinity created the lumberjack aesthetic. Now it's making a comeback.<p>The first one I met was at an inauguration party in 2009. I was in a cocktail dress. He was in jeans, work boots, and a flannel shirt. He had John Henry tattooed on his bicep. He was …

How your heartbeat will make passwords obsolete

Thought your fingerprint was secure? Think again. The unique pattern on the tip of your fingers can easily be copied and used to access your most personal information.<p>As PIN numbers and passwords prove redundant in protecting data, tech companies are looking to convert bodily features into secure …

60 Vintage Cars Found After 50 Years Of Neglect On French Farm Are Worth At Least £12 Million

Even today, when the whole world has been mapped by GPS, there are still valuable hidden treasures left to discover. After calling in auctioneers, …

This means raw: extreme dieting and the battle among fruitarians

Fruitarians believe that eating nothing but raw plants promotes health and happiness. But all is not well within their community<p>On the second night of the Woodstock fruit festival in upstate New York, long after dinner had been cleared, I stood in the dining hall and waited with other festivalgoers …

The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction

Should a woman’s own 55-year-old mother bear the woman’s (gulp) triplets? Well, it’s happening. Where should society draw the lines here?<p>Welcome to …

5 immigration myths debunked

President Obama is taking executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.<p>His plan has been a tough sell to the American people, especially with the new Republican-controlled Congress. But many experts agree that some of the arguments against immigration are based …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …