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Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

Airbnb Unveils Their Most Wish-Listed Properties

One of them has a Pirates of the Caribbean theme...<p>This week, Airbnb released their list of the world's most desirable properties selected from their roster of almost two million listings in over 190 countries. Surprisingly, the list proved that less is more as some of the site's most unexpected, …

Swimming Pools

See Photos of Elvis on the Precipice of Fame

Caption from LIFE. Looking like it hurts, Elvis records new song in Nashville studio.<br>Don Cravens—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 9<p>In …

New Singles

These Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Are Now on Display in London

Monroe's collaborations with photographers Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland produced some of the most iconic images of her career.<p>Two legendary celebrity photographers are united in their mutual affinity for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," an exhibition showing at The Little …

Fashion Modeling

Elvis Presley on TV: 10 Unforgettable Broadcasts

From 'Ed Sullivan' to his troubling 1977 farewell, we look back at the King's history on the tube<p>Although it's hard to believe in the context of …

Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

<b>(CNN) —</b> Throughout the ages, coffee has been called a virtue and a vice for our health. The latest study comes down in favor of virtue: It says that drinking coffee, whether regular or decaf, could reduce the risk of death.<p>Researchers started with data from surveys of adults in the United States …

Coffee

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Top 10

The 10 best foods for brain health

Salmon<p>“Salmon, particularly wild salmon, is arguably the highest-quality protein for brain health,” Kulze says. This oily fish is the richest source …

You can now post full-size landscape and portrait photos on Instagram

Hip to be square no longer<p>Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as I did last year, and you’ll see tourists contorting themselves to try and fit the length of the monument into Instagram’s iconic square frame. Even after Instagram began letting you shoot in landscape mode, you could still only share …

Mobile Photography

Richard Hamilton and the work that created Pop Art

It is usually thought of as a quintessentially American art form – but the way to Pop was paved in Britain, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>Pop Art, the subject of Tate Modern’s forthcoming blockbuster exhibition The World Goes Pop, which opens next month, is often thought of as a quintessentially American …

Art

Muscle up: California reissues classic black license plates

The mid- to late 1960s was the golden era for American muscle, and California with its picturesque coastline and wide-open highways became a destination for cars like the Chevrolet Chevelle, Dodge Charger and Pontiac GTO.<p>But today, many car enthusiasts trying to relive yesteryear by shelling out …

Classic Cars

Behold The 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster

Lamborghini managed to sell out all 100 Aventador LP 750-4 SV coupes within weeks of its debut. So, it only makes sense that the Italian auto maker …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

Why the Beatles' Shea Stadium Show Was Even Greater Than You Knew

Fifty years ago today, the Fab Four made one of their finest, and most overlooked, recordings<p>Leaving festivals like Woodstock and Monterey aside, …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Why Are Millennials So Obsessed With Food?

The author Eve Turow argues that a generation’s taste for natural ingredients will shape the future of restaurants, grocery stores, and agriculture.<p>When Eve Turow returned to her college campus for her five-year reunion, she realized that she’d changed: Back when she was in college, she was content …

Agriculture

Inside Costume Designer Joanna Johnston's Mod World for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Not only are A-line shapes, graphic prints, and mod accents trending on fall’s runways—thank you, Louis Vuitton, Carven, et al.—but they’re about to take pop culture by storm, thanks to **Guy Ritchie’**s <i>The Man from U.N.C.L.E.</i> Set in the 1960s like the TV show on which it’s based, the spy thriller …

The 9 Most Iconic Moments in Denim

*Welcome to fall 2015 Denim Week! This week, we'll be highlighting the season's hottest trends, tons of must-try outfit ideas, and expert tips on how to choose the best jeans for your shape. Keep checking back for more denim ideas!*When thinking of denim, everyone has her go-to images. They are …

Justin Timberlake

How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s outlook or makes a …

Motivation

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

Beatles' 1960 Bathroom Tapes: The 5 Best Tracks

Hear the Silver Beetles, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, in their first sessions<p>Beatles bootleg buffs tend to be pretty …

11 Ted Talks To Inspire You To Change The World

Each one of us can do something to change the world. But we all need to find our passion, a motivation inside of us to take us through the journey of …

6 Ways to Become a Millionaire

<b>Don't Ever Borrow From Your 401(k)</b><br>Dipping early into your 401(k) is a terrible idea for two reasons, says J.J. Burns, a certified financial planner in Melville, New York. First, the money you borrow will no longer be compounding with interest. If this sounds like no biggie, consider: Borrowing …

Industrial Designer

10 Things You Can Do To Live To Be 100

It seems that almost every day we read about another centenarian swimming across the English Channel blind-folded with one hand tied behind his back or jumping out of an airplane while she knits a scarf without dropping a single stitch. OK, slight exaggerations perhaps, but without a doubt, more …

Holistic Medicine

17 Small Things To Do Every Day To Be Much Smarter

Intelligence is flexible and there are a lot of things to give it a daily boost. For smart thinking your mind needs 3 things:<p>To be trained in …

Amino Acids

9 Ways to Say No to Negativity

When you’re naturally a glass-half-empty kind of person, hearing slogans like “Think positive!” can make you feel like you’re an occasional jogger …

19 Little Things that Will Make You a Better Man

<b>3. A breath mint.</b><p><b>4. A brown bag.</b> Pack a turkey-on-wheat most of the workweek and you'll save enough for a better TV by year's end.<p><b>5. A lunchtime reservation—one that doesn't involve a drive-thru.</b> All those sack lunches earn you a fine meal in a steak house every couple of weeks. Life ain't a</b> …