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You should write a book and here’s how

You should write a book. Yes, you. Whether you’re a young 18-year-old off to college with little free time or a 60-year-old corporate executive with …

15 Makeup Tutorials That Will Make You Love Your Brown Eyes

When browsing through makeup tutorials, it's easy to feel like having brown eyes is a bit of a disadvantage. It seems like gals with blue, green, or hazel irises get all the fun DIYs that make their eyes pop. But honestly, we brown-eyed girls have the upper hand. We can rock nearly any shadow shade …

Why Your Startup is Going to Fail (And How You Can Prevent That)

In 2006, I created my first successful startup, Crazy Egg.Since then, I have founded or co-founded several other companies, including KISSmetrics, …

Marketing

Make Peruvian Grilled Chicken Portable With These Tasty Sandwiches

Peruvian-style grilled chicken is one of my favorite summertime meals (and from the emails and photos folks send me, it's probably one of your favorites as well). The spice- and vinegar-rubbed, slow-grilled chicken is great on its own, but add some of the this-s#!t-is-good-on-everything creamy …

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

Breakfast

It's Brinner Time! 12 Easy Breakfast-For-Dinner Recipes

Your happy taste buds will have no idea what time it is.<p>Brinner, Brinner, Breakfast for Dinner! Breakfast is arguably the best meal of the day, but normally it’s too rushed to enjoy. That’s why I love breakfast for dinner — from Blueberry Pancakes to Spinach & Cheese Strata, your happy taste buds …

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use)

This is sort of a strange “The Best…” list.<p>I really haven’t voluntarily used rubrics (except in one classroom situation where I find them incredibly …

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life

Here's how to know what your fundamental goals are--and keep them from conflicting with each other.<p>Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you …

Self-improvement

The one-day meal plan for insanely glowing skin

<i>Welcome to Well+Good’s (Re)New Year—a five week expert-led program that’s all about helping you have your best year yet. For Week Two we’ve brought</i> …

Skin Care

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

<b>Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology</b> — if it has something to do with teaching, we’re talking about …

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

Literature

Mindfulness meditation helps to control emotions, says study

Anyone looking for a way to control their negative emotions might benefit from some mindfulness meditation, according to a study published in the …

Mindfulness

Why Meditation is Good for You?

First and foremost, in order to do something in life there has to be a good reason for it, otherwise we would all be running around doing the same exact things. When it comes to meditation, some are attracted to it because of natural curiosity, while others might have read and studied scientific …

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

Academic Success Factors: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking > Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Just like any other ability or competence that you wish …

Critical Thinking

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

A Genius Chocolate Birthday Cake With Super-Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> <b>Food52</b><i>.</i><p>This is a banner day: There are not one but <i>two</i> secret ingredients in this <b>genius chocolate cake</b>. They help make …

Dessert

5 Magical Train Trips That Rival the Hogwarts Express

Road trips rock because you get an amazing view of the changing landscape while you’re getting from point A to point B. But what’s a gal to do if she wants to travel without the expense of renting a car or taking weeks of vacation time? Since we’re committed to the journey just as much as the …

Trains

edX

EdX offers free online courses and classes from the world's best universities and institutions. Explore the latest courses from MIT, Harvard, UC …

UC Berkeley

Donald Trump’s domination is teaching us one thing: we’ll miss Obama

This campaign is bizarre and unpredictable. Which only makes the president’s strengths clearer every day<p>Where a proposed ban on all Muslims entering the US, a call for 11 million migrants to be deported and an alpha-male brag about the size of his penis all failed, a demand that women face “some …

Morocco's Land of Lawlessness

Image source: Nicole Leigh West<p>"Look, here it is, Colombia, Colombia!"<p>The Colombia of Morocco, apparently.<p>Our driver turned to look at us in the back seat and the car swerved towards the edge of the road towards lush, green marijuana plantations. Mercifully straightening up just in time, we managed …

32 Times We Wished Jennifer Lawrence Was Our Best Friend In 2013

The Hunger Games actress became an internet darling this past year as everyone identified with her self-deprecating humor and brutal (yet sincere!) honesty. "If I don't have anything to do all day, I might not even put my pants on," she told Glamour in a 2012 photo shoot interview. Jennifer …