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6 simple tricks to improve the way you react to stress

As our stress levels increase, our response continues over a long period of time and puts our work effectiveness and health levels at risk.<p>Once we've identified our stressors, it's crucial to learn how to reverse our stress response, writes Elizabeth Scott in her book "8 Keys to Stress …

Mindfulness

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 168<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

How to Optimize Your Brain: Why Refining Emotional Recall is the Secret to Better Memory

We’ve seen the many ways in which our memory can be our merciless traitor: it is not a recording device but a practitioner of creative plagiarism, a terrible timekeeper, and the bent backbone in the anatomy of lying. How, then, can this essential human faculty become our ally?<p>In <b>The Art of Doing:</b> …

How Using 15 Minutes Of Downtime At Work Can Realign Your Work-Life Balance

Got 15 minutes of downtime at work? Learning how to use it right can ultimately save you hours so you can limit work to, you know, work hours, says productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>For years, my evenings have looked like this: After my kids go to bed, I go back to work. As soon as the last light …

How To Get The Most Out Of 5, 15, 30, And 60 Minutes Of Downtime At Work

You’re waiting for that important call in five minutes. There’s a lull in your day. So what do you do?<p>You’ve been working hard most of the day, but now there’s a lull in the action.<p>Maybe you’re waiting for a call in five minutes or a presentation in a half hour. The bottom line: You’ve got nothing …

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

The One Thing You Should Do Before Bed, Every Night

In order to get a good head start on the day, you need to lay the groundwork the night before. <i>Extreme Productivity</i> author and Harvard Business School …

Harvard Business School

The Magic and Logic of Color: How Josef Albers Revolutionized Visual Culture and the Art of Seeing

<i>“Hundreds of people can talk, for one who can think,”</i> John Ruskin wrote, <i>“but thousands of people can think, for one who can see.”</i> <i>“We see, but we do not see: we use our eyes, but our gaze is glancing, frivolously considering its object,”</i> Alexandra Horowitz lamented in her sublime meditation on …

We are now accidentally making monkeys dumber

The use of stone tools is incredibly rare, so much so that it was once thought to be the exclusive domain of humans and our ancestors. Fellow apes …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

Inside the Curl: Surfing's Surprising History

From Thomas Jefferson to drug kingpins, surfing has influenced generations.<p><b>What happens when two middle-aged surfers paddle into the lineup at a world-famous California surf break?</b><p><b>When the two surfers in question are serious science historians at preeminent California universities, the result is a</b> …

Parametric Architecture Rattles The Italian Alps

With the Paramount Alma Residence, PLASMA Studio places a contemporary and well considered wake-up call in a sleepy town of quaint chalets.<p>Tucked away in the northernmost part of Italy’s South Tyrol province is the picturesque town of Sesto. The thousand-year-old hamlet sits at the base of the …

World's Best Ecolodges

Torafu’s Haunted Art Gallery for Kids at the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art | Colossal

<p>In an attempt to better engage the youngest visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Torafu Architects created a special art gallery …

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its newborn legs, is introduced to the media. Cloned from a few cells scraped from the permafrost of Siberia, the little creature provides the latest …

45 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas We're Obsessed With

There's rose gold involved.<p>Spice up your kitchen storage spots with decorative colors, finishes, and hardware. Whether you prefer a traditional look or something more modern, these design ideas go far beyond plain-old cupboards. We've got inspo on inspo (on inspo) for you, so you can finally tackle …

1 Sofa, 6 Different Looks

One sofa, six different styles.<p>Want an instant makeover? No need to redo the entire living room. Just add a decorative pillow (or three). Check out these decorating ideas from designers who share their tips on arranging throw pillows.

The Best Looks from Resort 2014

See the best looks from the in-between season.<p>The chic in-between season is here, and our editors are picking their favorites from the collections. Check back daily as we add the best looks from Resort 2013. Also see our complete coverage of the Fall 2013 collections.