Kayla Hellawell

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Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

Motivation

We asked our community to share stories of farming projects in cities across the globe. From using old sacks in Nairobi to the garden of a Syrian mosque, here are a few ways our readers have been innovating<p>Our farms are not just growing food and community bonds but also indigenous biodiversity – …

Urban Agriculture

One-Third Of The World's Largest Groundwater Sources Are In Serious Trouble: Study

The earth's biggest groundwater basins are being depleted far more quickly than previously believed, according to two new studies by the University of California, Irvine (UCI).<p>The studies used data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites gathered between 2003 and 2013 …

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Sealing Air Leaks for Increased Home Efficiency - Green Homes - Natural Home & Garden

Air leaks cost us dearly. According to the Energy Star program, most people could save about 20 percent on their heating and cooling costs by sealing …

Podcast

Podcasting

Why animals don’t get schizophrenia (and people do)

Research reveals an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human<p>Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet owners—myself included—ascribe all sorts of questionable psychological ills to our pawed …

Sweden Wants Your Garbage for Energy

Martin Almqvist / Johnér Images / Corbis<p>Every day, some 300 trucks arrive at a plant outside the city of Göteborg on the west coast of Sweden. They carry garbage, but they are not there to dump the cargo. Instead, they deliver it to the plant’s special ovens, which burn it, providing heat to …

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …

Photograph: ACE STOCK LIMITED / Alamy/Alamy<p>Mmm, delicious.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/17/1426593308006/4fb52083-3b9e-4612-8f5c-4733a8eb27c8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: ACE STOCK LIMITED / Alamy/Alamy<p>Mmm, …

Nutrition

I Completed a 30-Day Minimalism Challenge In Order to "Live More Simply" And Have Less Stuff

It is just dawning on me that my life will never look "chic," "effortless," or "minimal." Though I like to think that Future Claire will have a wardrobe of expertly-tailored basics in muted tones — shirts and sweaters in shades like "pebble" and "bone" — I will always be the girl who impulsively …

What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World

Courtesy of NASA GSFC<p>As more Millennials assume leadership positions around the world, organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to ensure their success. However, most existing research on those born between the early ‘80s and late ‘90s is skewed toward understanding what a narrow, …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

18 Movies to Watch on Netflix Before They're Gone in March

Ali, Seven, Thief, Dumb and Dumber, and more titles you need to see before February is over.<p>Netflix may be delivering a bounty of new films and TV shows come Sunday, but as always, the beginning of a month also signals the expiration of many popular titles on the streaming service. That's …

15 Traditional Cleaning Tricks You Never Knew

<i>This story was originally published on February 19, 2015</i><p>One of the biggest Lunar New Year traditions in China — besides the red envelopes and parades …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

25 Dumplings for Chinese New Year and Beyond

Whether we’re talking gnocchi or dim sum, we’ve yet to meet a dumpling we haven’t liked. By design, they know how to deliver pure comfort in just a bite or three, and this collection of 25 parcels all bundled up in a thin wrap is no exception. You’ll find an assortment of traditional Chinese …

Food & Dining

The House That Jon Stewart Built

The comedian's style of left-wing humor ran low on targets, but his legacy will endure.<p>For most of his 15-year tenure helming <i>The Daily Show</i>, Jon Stewart had a rogues’ gallery worthy of the name: A buffoonish, chuckling George W. Bush, a sinister Dick Cheney whose hunting mishap Stewart never …

Comedy

The Psychology Of Notifications

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i></i><i>Ximena Vengoechea is</i> <i>a design researcher at Twitter,</i> <i>and</i> <i>Nir Eyal is the</i> <i>author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.</i><p>In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response …

An Oral History of 'Street Cents': The Best Kids' Show in Canadian TV History

<i>Street Cents</i> spent 17 years on the air, but those early, weird years endeared the show to Canadian youth. Several of the show's architects and principal characters share what it was like at the time.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Teenagers are the demographic most susceptible …

Should Vancouver’s mayor and city councillors receive a raise? On Tuesday, Vancouver City Council approved a motion to contract an independent …

Loonie closes sharply lower as greenback strengthens

The Canadian dollar closed lower Friday amid Canadian and U.S. jobs data that beat expectations.<p>The loonie lost 0.64 of a cent to end at 79.85 cents (U.S.) as Statistics Canada reported that more than 35,000 positions were created in January, far higher than the 4,500 that economists had expected. …

Odds Of A Recession In Canada At 30%: Capital Economics

At least one economist is ready not only to use the “R-word” but has also put a number on the risk of a recession happening.<p>The odds of the economy …

Parenting advice: five experts reveal their sanity-saving secrets

How to be a better parent: 'Positive attention', putting your partner first and 23 other tips to solve family crises...<p><b>'Firmness is about giving children boundaries; fairness is about consistency'</b><p><b>Jessica Chivers</b> <i>is a coaching psychologist, the author of 'Mothers Work!’ and founder of The Talent</i> …

Parenting

Is religion evil? Weighing centuries of war, body counts, abuse

Gruesome deaths, sexual molestation, a wicked hierarchy — assembling an atheist argument against the church<p><i>Why Aren’t We Finished?</i><p>We have gone through the history. We have dug through the facts and figures. We have looked at the arguments for and against. We have peered into the naturalistic …

Keep Your Relationship Strong by Avoiding "Bargaining Theory" Thinking

You're probably aware that a solid relationship is comprised of both give and take, but a recent study demonstrates how easy it is to take too …