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5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day

But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day.<p>Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and …

Time Management

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

Do We Need To Be Touching? (And 36 Other NYC Etiquette Lessons)

Here are 27 pages from my first book NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette and 10 pages that didn't make the book.

Vintage Public Health Posters Show Just How Creepy The 20th Century Was

Last week, we marveled at the unnerving Chinese health posters from 1933 that showed the human body as a kind of bizarre factory. But those aren't …

20 New Ways to Use Bobby Pins

Innovative ideas from our friends at Cosmo.com<p><b>1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so that the wavy side is against your head.</b> If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the wavy, more textured …

The Ultimate Guide To Perfect Skin

As we (finally) say goodbye to what’s been a cold, hard winter, our attention isn’t just on spring flowers and the promise of a much cuter wardrobe. …

7 reasons you’ll never do anything amazing with your life

Because you’re comfortable in your mediocrity. Because you choose not to try.<p>Because it’s easier to talk about learning that new language than …

Self-improvement

Epic street art from Plastic Jesus, the 'Banksy of LA'

If you can't make it to an art gallery, the art gallery will come to you. Thanks to Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus, the streets of LA …

Sculpture by Livio Scarpella

Blondes AND Brunettes Agree: These All Natural DIY Dry Shampoos Rule!

Everyone has those days when you’ve hit the snooze button one too many times and you’re running late. But your hair doesn’t have to show it! Dry shampoos can be a great quick fix when you don’t have time to wash your hair. In the last few years, dry shampoos have been gaining popularity, especially …

46 Kale Recipes We Love

Gallery46 Kale Recipes We Love<p>We love our winter greens, and according to our stats, you do, too! We've pulled together 46 of our favorite kale recipes, from sautés to pastas to freshly blended juices. See them all in the slideshow or jump straight to one of the recipes below.<p>Salads<p>Kale, Apple, and …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

A Menagerie of Church Gargoyles Includes Aliens and Astronauts

The traditional gargoyle is a horrendous creature who leers out of medieval church walls. But people have continued making gargoyles right up into …

University of Chicago

Reason #798 Why Lasers Are Cool: They Made This Necklace

We’re basically in love with the laser cutter here at Brit + Co SF. Aside from the fact that now we have lasers operating regularly in our office, it’s been crucial in helping us make all sorts of signage, schwag, and other fun goodies soon to be seen. Though we know not everyone has access to a …

WHY THE ECONOMY SUCKS: Because American Companies And Their Owners Are Greedier Now Than At Any Time In History

Why is the recovery so slow and weak?<p>One of the main reasons is that average American consumers, who account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy, are still strapped.<p>Five years after the recovery began, unemployment remains high. And the Americans who are lucky enough to be working …

Employment

Back to the Future Day!

It’s here! We’ve finally reached the day that Marty McFly traveled forward in time to in the movie <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>. Now where's my …

21 Inevitable Truths You Learn By Having An Older Brother

Number one: No matter how much he teases you, he really does love you.

How Retinol Can Change Your Skin

Get the 411 on this supercharged ingredient from dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Linder.

Number of chemicals linked to autism and other disorders doubled in past 7 years, study shows

The number of industrial chemicals with known links to neurodevelopmental disabilities like autism has more than doubled in the past seven years, according to new research published in <i>The Lancet Neurology</i>.<p>As rates of autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase worldwide, …

4 Steps To Stop Worrying About What Other People Think Of You

Everyone wants to be liked and accepted, but many of us spend too much time and energy worrying about what other people think. You might not even …

Trying to Help in Haiti

The cinder-block school has no windows and no doors, just a string of incandescent lightbulbs hanging down the center of the ceiling like the spine of a great whale. It’s hot and humid, and the room throbs with the voices of 200 Haitians who have paused from fishing, gardening, or painting the …

Painter Jeremy Geddes Was featured in hi-Fructose vol.14

Artist Transforms Guns To Make Music — Literally

Pedro Reyes says being Mexican is like living in an apartment where an upstairs neighbor has a leaking swimming pool.<p>"Just what is leaking," says Reyes, "is hundreds of thousands of guns."<p>He wants people to think about the availability of guns in the United States, and the impact that has in Mexico.<p>…

Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath

Neuroscientist James Fallon discovered through his work that he has the brain of a psychopath, and subsequently learned a lot about the role of genes in personality and how his brain affects his life.<p>In 2005, James Fallon's life started to resemble the plot of a well-honed joke or big-screen …

Star

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5 Facts Everyone Gets Wrong About Depression

I was diagnosed with clinical depression about two years ago. Sadly, this didn't lead to me beginning a wacky romance with a free-spirited girl who …

11 Everyday Toxins That Are Harming Your Thyroid

Millions of people struggle with low thyroid symptoms, and millions more experience the symptoms of a low thyroid only to have their labs come back …

Wellness

Texas Public Charter Schools Are Teaching Creationism

When public-school students enrolled in Texas’ largest charter program open their biology workbooks, they will read that the fossil record is …

Luke Chueh's recurring bear characters have attracted his most loyal fans and biggest critics. We go inside Chueh's studio in this week's exclusive "From Page to Screen" artist video to talk to him about the history of the bear and why it still remains a part of his work after 10 years. Watch the video on our blog: http://hifructose.com/2014/01/16/from-page-to-screen-behind-the-scenes-with-luke-chueh/