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Lessons In 'Essentialism': Getting More Out Of Life By Doing Less

Greg McKeown doesn't believe in having it all or doing it all. In his new book <i>Essentialism,</i> he argues that we should pursue only those things that are truly important — and eliminate everything else.<p>"In the bigger picture essentialism is about fighting this nonsense that we have been sold ... that …

5 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Deficiency

<i>By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Imagine there were a nutrient that could protect your bones, brain and heart, and maybe even help you live longer. It's 100 percent free, and all you have to do to get it is go outside. Seems like something everyone would have plenty of, right? Well, that …

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10 Things To Never EVER Do Before You Start A Renovation

A pro contractor and kitchen designer weigh in on what you should absolutely NOT do before starting the remodeling process<p>"There's no such thing," says Stephen Fanuka, a high-end contractor who's worked alongside designers from Jacques Grange to Thom Filicia. "Painting and tiling and brickwork …

The Moon Puts On A Triple Super Summer Spectacle

Summer 2014 promises to be more super than most, and not just because of the World Cup or LeBron James returning to Cleveland.<p>This summer, the moon will reach "super" status not once, not twice, but three times — and the first time happens Saturday night.<p>A supermoon, or a perigee moon, occurs when …

13 Money Secrets From The Amish

But there's one thing you might not realize: The Amish are great with money. In fact, they're a lot better at managing their money than the rest of us.<p>"Some Amish do quite well and have a lot of success in business," Erik Wesner, founder of AmishAmerica.com, told us. "An Amish millionaire is not …

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Elle Fanning to star in adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s How To Talk To Girls At Parties

For a guy who has been writing for several decades, Neil Gaiman sure has been blowing up lately. His <i>Sandman</i> comic is finally being made into a movie, …

Gmail for Android adds a faster way to attach Google Drive files

Attaching Drive files on Gmail is easy enough even on Android phones and tablets, but we doubt anybody would complain if Google wants to make it even easier. The new Gmail refresh for Android comes with an "Insert from Drive" option on the right-hand pull-down menu. That's definitely a lot quicker …

DIY Ice Pack

My sons have broken up for the summer holidays (yay!) and have six weeks off school. They are 4 & 6 (and only 14 months apart) and are …

10 Peach Smoothies that are PERFECT for Summer

This peach smoothie contains bananas, chia seeds, coconut shavings, and protein powder for extra power. It's an excellent pre-workout drink to boost your energy.<p>Peaches, bananas, and carrots—oh, my! Throw in some flaxseeds, and you've got a one heck of a smoothie.<p>The Fourth of July may be over, but …

Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

It sounds like science fiction: A device that can be surgically installed in the brain to help form, store and recall memories.<p>But the Pentagon is betting tens of millions of dollars that so-called neuroprosthetics will someday be used by victims of traumatic brain injuries and other conditions to …