Melissa De Leon

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Why compost is the lifeblood of the garden

Compost is “finished” when you can no longer recognize the ingredients that went into making it because they have thoroughly decomposed. It looks like dark, fertile soil, only fluffier, enriched and lightened by the work of bacteria and other soil organisms at work inside your compost pile.<p>That’s …

Gardening

Popular utility BetterTouchTool adds early support for Touch Bar, bringing a host of powerful actions

One of the more popular utility apps for the Mac has always been BetterTouchTool. The utility gained popularity for bringing a variety of new options and power to the Mac’s trackpad and keyboard, and we’ve highlighted it several times in the past. Now, BetterTouchTool is adding supporting the new …

Apps

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Could This Incredible Town in Japan Inspire the World to Go Zero Waste? - One Green Planet

It has become increasingly obvious in recent years that the amount of waste we as a human species produce is threatening the survival of our planet. …

6 Celebrity Trainers Share The One Workout Move They Never Skip

<i>By Susan Yara, Glamour</i><p><i>(Photo: Courtesy of Astrid Swan)</i><p>We've all been there: You see an Instagram photo of one of your favorite celebrities after a workout looking super fit, and you think, <i>Who's working that magic?</i> The most likely answer: a personal trainer who is in even better shape than his or …

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Behind the Brand #87

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

9 Ways to Think Like a Leader

Leaders think differently.<p>Many years ago, I had the opportunity to shadow the CEO of a major technology company for one day. That one day changed my life forever. Walking through the hallways of his company, hearing him interact on phone calls and watching him tackle projects and challenges was …

5 Ways to Think Yourself Skinny: The Harvard Study That'll Shock You

<i>Feeling your best doesn't start in the gym. Check out this study shared by YourTango on the role that positive thinking plays in being healthier.</i><p>I talk (and write, and think!) a lot about mindfulness. It can help you feel happier; it can help you become better at everything; it can make you eat …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

How much you should have saved for retirement right now

How much should you have saved for retirement? There's actually a simple answer to that. You'll need to start with a bunch of basic assumptions, but all you really need to know is your income and your age.<p>Let's take a look at hypothetical Joe, who is hired straight out of college. By the time he's …

Retirement

Why eating late at night may be particularly bad for you and your diet

Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring some sweet, salty or carb-rich treat even though you weren’t hungry.<p>Scientists are getting closer to understanding why people indulge after dark and to determining whether …

Nutrition

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Happiness

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Entertainment<p><i>GQ</i>’s Caity Weaver goes whale watching with the star of <i>Girls Trip</i>.<p>By Caity Weaver1 day agoView More<p>News and Politics<p>Faked photos, Nazi …

10 Yoga Poses for Weight Loss

Do you believe in losing weight through yoga in the easiest natural way? If yes, then you must definitely try practicing power yoga for weight loss …

Yoga

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

Why super flats are the new mansion in London's luxury quarter

A new generation of wealthy house hunters are ditching the traditional London townhouse for the ultra modern, mult-million pound, luxury apartment. Max Davidson examines the rise of lateral living<p>To fans of Downton Abbey, and other period dramas set in stately piles, the idea of ‘lateral living’ is …

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe for Glowing Skin, Acne, Rosacea, Eczema and Dark Circles - Michael Andrew Arata, MD

Turmeric beauty masks have been used across Asia for centuries. They are known in Chinese and Indian traditions, and are an element of the Ayurvedic …

Alternative Medicine

10 Reasons You Should Meditate

<i>This is the part 1 of a 4-part series on meditation, its benefits and how you can learn to meditate yourself.</i><p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of</i> …

Getting Out From Under: Student Loans for Teachers

If you are a teacher or studying to be a teacher, you might be concerned about paying back your student loans. Even for the most frugal planners, student loan debt is a reality that many students and graduates face today.<p>The good news is that public and private loan policy makers recognize the …

Backyard bliss: Create a basket canopy with this DIY

Whether you are looking to add a bit of shade to your favorite seating area or want a romantic feel to the backyard, a basket canopy is an endlessly classic way to go about it. DIY blogger and author of "A Hot Glue Gun Mess," Mr. Kate (also known as Kate Albrecht) is sharing how you can create a …

How to Ensure You Keep the Rights to Your Photos

It’s been the talk of the internet for the past couple of days: Taylor Swift telling Apple to pay artists for her work, photographers telling Taylor …

Music

22 Things To Start Doing Now That Will Improve The Rest Of Your Life

1. Exercise.<p>And if you can, exercise in the morning. This helps in so many ways. It will help you sleep better at night and be more alert during the …

Happiness

Hat Craft from Paper Plates

All you need to make a party hat for any occasion is a paper plate and a pair of scissors!<p>Really, that’s all you need, no glue or extra bits of …

U.S. classrooms prepare for flood as migrants become pupils

The record flood of Central American children crossing the U.S. border is stretching funds and setting off improvisation at public schools.<p>While politicians spend the summer fighting over how to turn back the tide, school leaders across the country are struggling to absorb a new student population …

How to Decide What to Do with Your Life

When you're young, the world is your oyster and opportunities seem endless, but there can be a lot of pressure to decide on a life path. How do you …