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The foolproof way to never forgetting a name

In the early 1990s Mark Channon was working at a London bar, when a friend taught him a technique to remember names. At the time, Channon, who was an aspiring actor, could remember lines for a performance, but had a terrible memory for names.<p>One of the most powerful things is if you are able to …

Make Mine O’Clock Part of Your Morning Routine

In order to be successful, it is essential to make progress against your top priorities before responding to other people’s requests.<p>This means …

7 Psychiatrist-Backed Tips To Help You Manage Anxiety

Because this disorder can be a real pain.<p>People with anxiety disorders often face a sense of worry or dread and spend hours ruminating over worst case scenarios, which can get in the way of professional goals, personal relationships and a good quality of life. But there are ways to cope.<p>Here, …

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Sleep

These Are the Books You Should Read in August

The Underground Railroad is a contender of the year’s best book.<p><i>The Underground Railroad</i> by Colson Whitehead<p>In Colson Whitehead’s new novel, “the Underground Railroad” isn’t a network of basements and attics. It’s an actual subterranean train system leading slaves north to freedom.<p>The railroad has …

Books

How to Reboot Your Brain and Mentally Reset Now

Stress can really mess you up. It can slow you down. It can cause you to make bad decisions. It can even make you sick. Fear and other strong …

How To Change Your Mindset In One Word

This simple shift will prepare your mind for greatness.<p>I was recently interviewed on a podcast that offers advice to budding entrepreneurs. One of the questions posed to me by the interviewer was, <i>"what advice would you give to people looking to become thoughtleaders or experts in their field?"</i><p>My …

Self-improvement

These 3 Words Can Turn Anxiety Into Advantage, According to Science

It's not about staying calm. In fact, it's the complete opposite.<p>When was the last time you were anxious?<p>Maybe you got worked up over a big presentation. Or preparing for that meeting to ask for a pay raise. Or getting ready to text that guy or girl you especially clicked with recently.<p>When …

Psychology

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

9 ways to last longer in bed

For most guys, the bedroom is probably the one place you don't want to finish first. Sex experts (and, we assume, you) agree that nothing makes a guy …

Yep, that tablet at bedtime really is messing with your sleep

New study links screen use at night with less REM sleep<p>If you’re reading a book before bed, what do you reach for: a paperback, a tablet, or an e-reader? The choice you make will have an effect on your sleep, and if you answered either of the last two then you probably already know the news isn't …

Regain Focus Right Now With This 15-Minute Exercise

Feeling distracted? Here are 5 simple steps to quickly get you back on point.<p>People are often multitasking today, but sometimes it just becomes overload, and then distraction can overwhelm you. If you are doing work that requires concentration, you will need to regain your focus to complete the job.<p>…

Time Management

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Build The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Because you deserve better than the drive-thru<p>The breakfast sandwich is not inherently a bad thing. Stacking eggs, meat, and cheese between two slices of bread isn’t just delicious, it’s efficient, too (no silverware to clean!). But as more and more fast food joints have added breakfast to their …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

5 Ways To Make Better Small Talk (Without Talking About The Weather)

"Nice day out today."<p>Why is it that when we find ourselves cramped in the small confines of an elevator with a co-worker or trying to fill the quiet pockets of conversation with someone we just met we default to the weather?<p>Research has some possible insight: We're directly affected by our …

This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Clean Your Ears Again

<b>The question: Is it true that I shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean my ears?</b><p><b>The answer:</b> Whether it was mom or grandma who said it first, she was definitely right: You probably shouldn't put anything in your ear that's smaller than your elbow.<p>But in order to understand why you don't need to swab out …

The 4 Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

Harness the power of the ultimate piece of kitchen hardware<p>The more you cook, the more you realize that the best kitchen tools are often the simplest. One sharp chef’s knife is far more valuable than a 62-piece knife set. One big stainless-steel bowl will do more for you than the latest plastic …

Opinion: The real gun problem is mental health, not NRA - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Mel Robbins is a CNN commentator and legal analyst. Robbins is the founder of Inspire52.com, a positive news website, and author of "Stop Saying You're Fine," about managing change. She speaks on leadership around the world and in 2014 was named outstanding news talk radio host by</i> …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Cooking

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Renters Solutions: 7 More Temporary Ways to Make a Rental Your Own

(Image credit: Design*Sponge)<p>Nothing's more frustrating than not being able to put your own mark on the place you live in, which can be tough when …

If You Like Blue Moon, You Should Try These 5 Beers Too

Just like bacon is the gateway meat, Blue Moon seems to be the introductory brew for those just starting to dip their toes into the waters of craft …

Nom Nom Truck (San Francisco)

The Nom Nom Truck leverages the street-eater's penchant for classic handheld foods like tacos and those delicious Banh Mi sandwiches of Vietnamese origin. Founded by Jennifer Green and Misa Chien in 2009 with $25,000 of family capital and personal savings, the business has gone to post sales in the …

San Francisco