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A 'dream job' is a myth — here's what you should pursue instead

We millennials were told we can be anything we want. Unfortunately, that unlimited encouragement also can feel a lot like pressure.<p>We attach a sort of failure stigma to ourselves if we're not 100% in love with our jobs or doing everything in our power to turn our dreams into reality.<p>For the …

Happiness

12 Hacks For The Best Sleep Ever

Photo courtesy of IURIISOKOLOV via Getty Images<p>When it comes to setting ourselves up for a night of quality sleep, we often focus our energy on creating the optimal bedtime routine or keeping consistent drift-off and wake-up times. And while these two considerations are important, they leave out …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

3 Crazy Myths and Facts About Sleep

At night, you can't sleep. In the morning, you can't wake up. Sound familiar? Get back on track with these three myths and facts about sleep.<p><b>Myth #1: Getting up at night for, say, 15 minutes just means I lose 15 minutes of sleep.</b> Unfortunately, when life wakes you in the middle of the night, you …

12 Habits Of People Who Never Get Tired

If you've ever wanted to be <i>that</i> person -- the one with seemingly limitless amounts of energy throughout the day, the one who's never been accused of "looking tired," the one who's never uncaged a primal-sounding yawn in the middle of a meeting -- you're going to have to adopt some healthy …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

15 Interview Questions To Ask Your Next Boss

I would hate to think that you would take a new job at a place where they didn’t at some point stop the interview process to ask you “Do you have any questions for us?”<p>All good employers do that. If you don’t get the chance to ask your questions, don’t even think about taking the job! Remember what …

Employment

4 Essential Piano Chords To Learn

Are you sick and tired of playing <b>generic piano chords?</b><p>Do you find yourself playing chords the same old way whenever they come up in a chord chart?<p><b>If</b> …

Stress Tip: Unplug For 30 Minutes Before Bed

<i>For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stress tips here.</i><p>Look, you know this. The worse your sleep, the more vulnerable you are to thoughts and reactions that amp up your stress -- …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

7 Ridiculously Useful Tips For Job Hunters

Work.<p>The dreaded, daily, servitude that burdens your already tired and weary shoulders. Beaten, bedraggled and crestfallen you slump out of your bed at 6am, ready for another day of instant coffee, TPS reports and habitual sighing.<p>If any part of that sounds like you -or your daily routine – then …

Employment

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Places I'd Like to See in Japan

There are some many beautiful places to see in Japan. Here are a few of the destinations that I'd like to see during my travels.<p>Follow Claudine Williams on Twitter: www.twitter.com/somewherelux

25 sweet hot chocolate recipes to keep your holidays cozy

As the temperatures drop and cold weather misery takes over, optimal coziness is a top priority.<p>Sweaters, scarves, mittens fireplaces, are all winter …

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

From Getting Fit To Staying Organized, These Are Our Tech Resolutions For 2015

We informally polled the editors at Business Insider about their 2015 goals involving tech and came up with an interesting list involving fitness, money, music, security and more.

Apps

Coffee Cup Colour Makes Your Drink Taste A Certain Way, Says Science

An incredible amount of thought goes into designing the ideal coffee cup. Weight for heat retention, mouth width to increase aroma, inner bowl shape …

The Easiest Way to a Better Cup of Coffee

If you’re trying to improve your coffee brewing it’s not hard to get overwhelmed quickly. There are lots of methods—French press, pour-over, …

22 Delicious Coffee Stories From 2014

It has been a wild, wacky, incredibly buzzy 2014, the biggest and busiest year in Sprudge history. We more than doubled our readership from 2013, led …

Coffee

Our Essential Coffee-Making Tips, Techniques, and Tools

The beauty of coffee is that it's a no-bar-to-entry sport: You'e got options on how to make it! And our favorite coffee-making tips and gadgets are here to show you the way.<p><b>Pick—and store—your beans.</b><p>We're all about strong food foundations here at Food52, and coffee is no exception: <b>Great coffee</b> …

Coffee

Articles about most popular homes 2014 built budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.<p>For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love …

Architecture

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

Recipes

The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!<p>There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds. The best apps of 2014 are rethinking the way we consume news, socialize, create and consume art, call for help, comprehend scientific principles, and of course, approach our daily work. …

The Top Gadget Deals of 2014

We’ve had a bunch of awesome gadgets for work and play on sale this year at TNW Deals — and now we’ve rounded up the best of them all in one place.<p>Get your hands on these deals before the new year rolls in!<p>Limefuel LP200x 20,000 mAh Dual USB Battery Pack<p>Never run out of charge on your mobile …

Switch Your Sleep Positions To Ease Back Pain

<i>By Diana Rodriguez Reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., MPH</i><p>Back pain can make it tough to get a good night's sleep. On the other hand, certain sleep positions can ease the strain on an aching back.<p>Somewhat of a vicious cycle exists between back pain and sleep problems, but it's not well understood. "There …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

17 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Stress

Think again.<p>It turns out there are plenty of low-stress professions in which you can pull in a pretty penny.<p>We reached out to Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., a career-information expert, to find out which ones fit the bill.<p>Shatkin compared average salaries and stress levels of the 767 occupations …

Employment

7 Ways to Create an Extraordinary Place to Work

Turn your organization into a really great place to work by doing a few, simple--but powerful--things.<p>Ultimately, don't we all want to work in the kind of place that gets us excited just to be there?<p>According to Ron Friedman, psychologist and author of the book <i>The Best Place to Work,</i> "One of the …

Happiness

14 Simple Productivity Resolutions for 2015

Make 2015 your most productive year yet by doing more of the one thing that matters: focusing.<p>Maximizing productivity is a goal often discussed but rarely reached. As a result, though entrepreneurs actively strive to make the most of their time--reading books, exploring productivity hacks, testing …

Time Management