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$10 and a Day: Justine’s DIY Closet Makeover, Fabric-Wrapped Hangers Included

I limewashed my bedroom two weeks ago (see DIY Project: Limewashed Walls for Modern Times) and have been enjoying the serenity of the freshly painted …

7 Steps You Can Take to Stop Trading Time for Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>We were all lied to.</i> Growing up, we were sold the misconception that we should follow the traditional career path of working 50-hour weeks to receive a stable paycheck. In short: Get into the office early, stay late and even come in on …

Business Strategy

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?<p>We all recognize the …

Daily bowl of quinoa could save your life, says Harvard University

People who ate around 34 grams of whole grains per 1000kcal per day lowered their risk of premature death by 17 per cent<p>It is the news that middle-class foodies across Britain have been waiting for: quinoa could save your life.<p>A study by Harvard Public School of Health had found that eating a daily …

4 Healthy Foods That Fight Gas

Consider them nature’s Beano.<p>It’s a nutrition catch 22: A lot of healthy foods are packed with fiber (good), but that fiber can leave you feeling bloated and gassy (not so good). Luckily, you don’t have to make a beeline for the Beano every time you chow down on greens. We chatted with Keri Gans, …

Habit Stacking: How to Build New Habits by Taking Advantage of Old Ones

In 2007, researchers at Oxford University started peering into the brains of newborn babies. What they found was surprising.<p>After comparing the newborn brains to the normal adult human, the researchers realized that the average adult had 41 percent fewer neurons than the average newborn. [1]<p>At …

Washing dishes by hand linked to fewer allergies in kids

(Reuters Health) - Parents who wash dishes by hand, instead of in a dishwasher, are less likely to have kids with allergies, according to a new study from Sweden.<p>While the researchers can’t say avoiding dishwashing machines prevents childhood allergies, they suggest that bacteria left on …

Biomedicine

Peanut allergy 'cut by early exposure'

<b>Eating peanut products as a baby dramatically cuts the risk of allergy, a study suggests.</b><p>Trials on 628 babies prone to developing peanut allergy found the risk was cut by over 80%.<p>The King's College London researchers said it was the "first time" that allergy development had been …

Biomedicine

Living Mindfully, Living Happily Through Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Meditation is not limited to the practice of monks sitting silently in Tibetan caves. Unrelated to religion or culture, meditation is an everyday kind of consciousness that all human beings, from time to time experience quite naturally. By tapping into this natural ability, meditation helps the …

How to Form Habits That You'll Keep for Life

Forming new habits can be hard, but there are plenty of ways to make the process more manageable.<p>Back in 2011, l lost 42 pounds in six months, and it was--by far--one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life.<p>The thing is, I wasn't always overweight. In fact, until I started working in an …

Athletic Apparel

Table of Contents: Living Clean

This week, as we gaze at our own winter clutter and vow to simplify, we’re delving into the virtues of clean living.<p>LA interior designer Michaela …

10 Mistakes Even Savvy Stock Investors Make.

Even experienced traders are not infallible. Three investing professionals share their insights on the most common mistakes investors make in the stock market.<p>Click here for the full story: 10 Mistakes Even Savvy Stock Investors Make

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

The book suggestion of this week is about how to create products that got people to use very often. The title of the book is Hooked: How to Build …

Increase the Odds of Achieving Your Goals by Setting Them with Your Spouse

Do a quick Google search of “work-life balance” and over 260 million results will flood your screen. But the current conversation often treats “work” and “life” as separate and, all too often, in tension. We make annual resolutions, detailed daily plans, and to-do lists, but we do so as individuals …

6 Guidelines for Setting the Right Content Goals for Your Business

Consider these six tips for creating and implementing the right business goals for your content marketing strategy.<p>Creating content without tangible business goals in mind is like going on a road trip without a mapped-out route. With no specific destination, you can't possibly know whether you're …

Marketing

Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time

If success is not found in having or making the most money, what is it? In a word, control.<p>I blew the mind of one of my Babson College students this morning.<p>Like most people, he believes that success is measured by how much money you have and how much money you make. By that measure, there is no …

Self-improvement

It Took a Tragedy for Me to Halve the Number of Hours I Worked and Double my Income

I realized that I had a lot of bad habits that I needed to change.<p>A few years back I found myself at a terrible crossroads. I was stuck in my business, working ridiculous hours, making no money, my relationship at the time was ending and then I got a phone call to say that my sister had literally …

The Best Careers for Your Personality Type (Infographic)

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? A thinker or a feeler? All these things make up your personality type – and have a huge effect on what career path is right for you.<p>An infographic created by Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, matches personality …

Why Some Women Are Giving Up Tampons For Good

Maryann Flasch, a 32-year-old office manager from Austin, Colorado, used to suffer from vaginal itching, dryness and infections when she got her period, which she attributed to using tampons and pads. She had resigned herself to buying tube after tube of topical painkillers -- until she discovered …

Women's Health

Minimize Mental Drag to Help You Do Your Best Work

Trying to do your best work with a distracted brain is like trying to swim for a gold medal without a swim cap. Divided attention is like a thick …

Why Smart People Make Bad Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most counterintuitive traits that can hurt entrepreneurs is smarts. Yes, the more successful you are and the more talents you have, the harder it is to run a business.<p>While you may think that being smart, motivated and talented …

Entrepreneurship

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Mental Disorders

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

What Sitting Is Really Doing To Your Body

Is sitting really the new smoking? That seems to be the consensus.<p>This video from AsapSCIENCE -- a YouTube channel that delivers a "weekly dose of fun and interesting science" -- explores exactly what sitting does to your body.<p>And -- surprise! -- the answer is not a great one.<p>In addition to only …

5 Unhealthy Workplace Habits to Break in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While building a new business, you might develop habits that have a negative affect on your health. The time you once might have devoted to keeping fit and cooking healthy meals is dedicated instead to spreadsheets, presentations and …

The Brain

Haven't Reached Your Full Potential? This May Be Why

In the A-type world we live in today, we're very focused on doing stuff, on proving things and on showcasing our abilities. In our professional lives, we carefully consider how to best move forward and how to make a great impression.<p>We work hard. We strive. We are political and strategic.<p><b>But are we</b> …

7 Ways to Increase Productivity by Saying No

Truly focusing is about saying no to the things that don't align with your goals and priorities.<p>Two years ago, my wife and I were raising our two-year-old son, going through the process of building our first home, and building my company Porch.com out of the basement of our rental home.<p>The word …