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The Problem with Easy Technology

In the history of marketing, there’s a classic tale that centers on the humble cake mix. During the nineteen-fifties, there were differences of opinion over how “instant” powdered cake mixes should be, and, in particular, over whether adding an egg ought to be part of the process. The first cake …

Why You Can't Keep a Secret

Though his 18-year-old patient Ida Bauer was “in the first bloom of youth,” Sigmund Freud wrote in 1905, she had come to him suffering from coughing fits and episodes of speechlessness. She’d become depressed and withdrawn, even hinting at suicide. During one session, as he tried to help her …

Why Being Happier Helps You Manage Your Time

<b>Why am I not doing what I know I should do?</b><p>This question may be familiar to you if you struggle, like so many of us, with time management. We may be clear in our minds about what we need to do, but for whatever reason we can't seem to implement real changes in our behavior.<p>As a time coach, I've …

Study: Feeling In Control Prolongs Life

Having a strong sense of control over your circumstances reduces the risk of dying by 13 percent, and can offset the negative health effects of getting less education.<p><b>Problem:</b> We know from previous research that more education and a sense of control over one’s life are both good things for your …

Misunderstanding Orange Juice as a Health Drink

Juice is, nutritionally, not much better than soda. How did U.S. consumers come to believe that oranges, in any form, were an important part of a healthy diet?<p>A tall glass of orange juice is the very image of refreshment, packed with vitamins and radiating with sunshine freshness. It’s part of a …

The Lentil-Coconut-Oatmeal Cookie Bars

<i>They took her beautiful clothes away from her, dressed her in an old gray smock, and gave her wooden shoes. “Just look at the proud princess! How</i> …

How Did Work-Life Balance in the U.S. Get So Awful?

Among all advanced nations, we rank 28th -- barely better than Mexico. Why's our work-life balance so bad if leisure is growing? Because single moms are growing faster.<p>Shutterstock<p>The United States is the greatest country in the history of everything, if you just listen to its leaders, and a …

50 Food Tips That Will Change Your Life!

Our favorite food bloggers share their cooking secrets<p>Along with salt and pepper, the most important kitchen staple to have on hand these days is a Wi-Fi connection. Smartphones and social networking have done way more for the world of food than merely allowing us to ogle one another's plates on …

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