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25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

Why You Should Be Deep-Frying Your $50 Steak (We're Not Kidding)

Don't be afraid to cook that $50 porterhouse steak—this method is fool-proof.<p>We get it: Cooking a steak can be intimidating. Especially a $50 steak. But this technique, from H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the genius folks behind cooking blog Ideas in Food, is fool-proof. Read on for 8 steps …

Cooking

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

Psychology

5 Lessons Learned Switching from DSLR to Mirrorless for Travel Photography

Two months ago, after shooting for 10 years with Canon, I completely switched to Sony. It surprised some readers of my blog, as well as some fellow …

Cameras

Tech Startups Weigh The Merits Of Austin Vs. Silicon Valley

Last year, entrepreneur Paul Murphy decided he needed to move his startup, Clarify, from England to America. He was developing a clever program interface that can search videos or audio recordings for specific words. But finding funding for these kinds of applications is difficult in Europe. In …

Silicon Valley

When to Move In Together, How to Know You're Ready to Move In Together

First comes love, then comes … moving in together. Or at least that's how it can seem these days. So on a recent evening, I asked a friend how she knew it was time to move in with her guy. "Was it true love? You couldn't stand to be apart? That you knew you'd soon tie the knot?" I asked. "Or a …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

Relive all 13 minutes of Apple’s iconic silhouette ads in one video

Do you remember the first time you saw one of these cool iPod & iTunes commercials? Surely you were impressed with the motion, the cool white earbuds and silhouetted dancers, and the hip soundtrack pulsing out from your TV. It was like nothing we’d ever seen before.<p>Ciat/Day’s iconic silhouette ads …

Entrepreneurship

8 "Bad Habits" That Actually Help You Lose Weight

When I read the usual weight loss advice, I’m often reminded of my days in Catholic school. While I was taught the virtuous path by nuns, today’s …

What You Can Learn From Jeff Bezos's Sleep Habits | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos is considered one of the top minds in business today, having grown Amazon from an online bookseller to the top online marketplace in the world for everything from shoes to electronics. His deep focus on customer service has become legendary, but if you think Bezos is a workaholic, think …

Sleep

How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's okay to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

Moment Case – World’s Best iPhone Case for Mobile Photography

A case for mobile photographers that turns your iPhone 6 into an even better camera with a shutter button, lens, and strap attachment. The Moment …

​The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever …

7 Ways To Become A Better Work Friend

Happiness at work often lies within the company you keep. Whether you spend free moments catching up at the coffee pot or laughing at your latest viral video swap, it's clear that connecting with friends at work makes a significant impact on how much you enjoy your job as a whole.<p>Recent studies …

The Best Junk Food Choices for Weight Loss

When you think about dieting and weight loss, what are the first things that come to mind? We’re going to go out on a limb and say that images of …

9 Foods to Help You Sleep

These all-natural sleep aids will have you hitting the pillow—and riding stronger— in no time<p>Tired and stressed? Join the club. Forty percent of Americans report having some symptoms of insomnia within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And being tired all the time is no …

Nutrition

These Amazing Instagram Photos Of Finland Will Make You Appreciate Winter

We have decided that we want to spend our next vacation staring at the stars and taking in the snow in Finland. Yes, that's right, we actually <i>want</i> to spend some time in the snow.<p>Once we saw Mikko Lagerstedt's Instagram photos of Finland, we were truly taken aback. The Finland-based photographer …

Photography

10 Weird Things That Boost Your Sex Life

<b>1. Watching A Boring TV Show</b><br>A recent study found that people who have a television in their bedroom have twice as much sex as those who don't. Of course, some of this is due to dirty movies, with 37 percent of partners admitting to this guilty pleasure. However, 29 percent said being in the middle …

The Controversial 3-2-1 Method for Ribs

Barbecue controversy alert! Are you familiar with the popular 3-2-1 method for cooking ribs? I first encountered the technique researching my book <i>Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs</i>. (Competition barbecuers sometimes call it the "Texas Crutch.") In a nutshell, you break cooking ribs into 3 time blocks:<p>3 …

BBQ

12 must-have Super Bowl party dishes to serve this year

Hosting a Super-Bowl party is as much about the delicious snacks than watching the game itself. From cheesy dips, to sliders, to decadent sweets, the options are seemingly endless. In honor of the game, we've rounded up some of the most popular recipes from Pinterest, and they are insanely …

Cooking
Apps

A Brief History Of The Crock Pot, The Original Slow Cooker

People tend to use the terms "Crock Pot" and "slow cookers" interchangeably, but they are not, in fact, interchangeable. While all Crock Pots are slow cookers, not all slow cookers are Crock Pots. Crock Pots are to slow cookers as Kleenex are to tissues, or Band-Aids are to bandages. Crock Pot is a …

Carbs That Will Help You Lose Weight

<b>Quinoa or Brown Rice</b><br>Like sweet potatoes, whole grains also have lots of fill-you-up fiber and water—way more than white starches. And if you cook them al dente, which means you take them off the heat sooner so they’re still slightly chewy, they won’t raise your blood sugar levels as much—so you’re …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

8 Types of Women You Should Never Date

<i>[Editor’s Note: This article is part of a two-part series. Check out yesterday’s article on 10 guys you shouldn’t date]</i><p>Healthy relationships aren’t …

5 Photo Apps Every iPhone Photographer Will Want to Try

With the arrival of new iPhone models and the improvements (however marginal) to the built-in camera, there is always a renewed interest in …

Tinder reveals how dating app users decide which way to swipe

Tinder's engagement is staggering. The company said that, on average, people log into the app 11 times a day. Women spend as much as 8.5 minutes …

Relationships

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason suggests Endless River was written for Wachowski score

‘It seemed like that might be a place where the music could wind up ... it didn’t work out and it was back to the drawing board,’ says the band’s drummer, who met with the sibling directors nearly two years ago<p>Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason has revealed that the music which eventually became The Endless …