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10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Platitudes won’t help you. I know, I’ve tried to implement them all. They’re frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I’m …

How to apply eye cream, sunscreen and moisturizer the right way

You splash some water on your face. You slap on moisturizer any which way. It's all pretty obvious, right? Not so fast. As it turns out, <i>how</i> you apply your skincare products can make a big difference.<p>In this goof-proof guide, New York-based dermatologist, Dr. Whitney Bowe, shares the right way to …

How To Be Happy: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We all wanna be happier, right?Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

The Best Short Story Collections of 2015

You could fill bookcases with the number of half-finished novels sitting around my home. A busy stretch at work, sudden travel, a shift in mood — …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

How to be a Badass in Every Aspect of Your Life: 10 Tips From Motivational Coach Jen Sincero

(Photo: Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)<p>Let’s be honest—self-help books can get annoyingly fluffy, often to the point where trying to decipher the …

What It's Really Like to Be a Ballerina

I can make money later in life, but my body won't last forever.<p><i>Many little girls dream of becoming a ballerina, but the life of a dancer is more mentally and physically difficult than the graceful dances let on. Elice McKinley, a dancer at the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, North Carolina, started</i> …

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Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

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23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

The 11 best iPhone apps and games, according to Apple

Apps selected to win an Apple Design Award range from Fantastical, a great replacement to Apple's own Calendar app, to "Crossy Road," a popular and beautiful iPhone game. There were also several apps made for students and kids, including an app for children that uses creative ways to teach kids the …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

6 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Love Life

Are you your relationships’ own worst enemy?<p>Who doesn’t want a blissed-out relationship based on the kind of love musicians write songs about? That might be the dream, but you may actually be standing in your own way of achieving it. The good news is that you can ID the sneaky things you do that …

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23 Best Productivity Hacks of the Year | Inc.com

These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy all year long. Get ready to dominate in 2015 with these helpful hacks!<p><b>1. Turn Off Alerts</b><p>It's terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

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5 Secrets to Using Your Time Wisely

<b>1) Schedule things that make you happy</b><p>You often schedule things that are “important”, but what about the things that make you happy? Activities on …

Philadelphia’s Best Places to Eat in 2014: Yelp

Philadelphia has become a major food hub in the country, receiving accolades from magazines like Bon Appétit and Food & Wine. While critics and major …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

5 Health Hacks For Crazy Busy People | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Health is a relationship between you and your body” ~ Terri Guillemets</i><p>As human beings with conscious awareness we are the only creatures on the …

The iPhone 6 Plus Changed My Brain!

Introducing the Bittersweet Spot<p>I got an iPhone 6 Plus to test just before Apple put it on sale in September. Two days later I was having brunch in …

Electronic Etiquette in the Digital Age

<b>A New Normal</b><p>Americans have not as of yet decided how to deal with the incursion of portable digital technologies into our everyday public life. We are only now just beginning to address the intrusion these devices can and do create in our public places and spaces, and we are only now starting to …

13 Productivity Hacks to Help You Get Sh*t Done

<b>E-MAIL</b><p><b>• Free up your mornings.</b><br>Check your e-mail first thing to make sure you're not missing a last-minute meeting or a crucial bit of news that transpired overnight. Then go sans Outlook for the next 90 minutes. "This starts your day in a proactive, rather than reactive, way," says Julie …

The Best Mac Apps

Advertisement<p>Here you have it – our ultimate list of must-have Mac apps. From email clients to system utilities, time savers to productivity boons; …

Violinist Chung: back from finger collapse, to play the 'one note' | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Losing the use of her left index finger pretty much put an end in 2005 to the high-flying, globe-trotting career of Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung.<p>“During a rehearsal my finger just collapsed and I couldn’t play anymore,” Chung, who will be playing her first London …

Here’s what to do if your iPhone storage gets clogged by mysterious ‘Other’ data

If you use your iPhone to do a lot of different things, you may find that it has a huge block of storage space that’s being taken up by data that …

Do You Give Love Just To Get Love?

When you think about wanting to be in a relationship, why do you want it? When you give to someone, why are you giving?<p>When I ask my clients why they …