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What Being a Sex Worker Taught Me About Men

On top of intimacy, emotional labor, and ethical sex.<p>Like most women, I’ve been sexualized more times than I can count, both with and without my permission. I’ve been told by bosses to wear a skirt next time—the shorter the better. Like nearly every woman I know, I’ve sat down in a coffee shop with …

Me Too movement

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

31 Of The Best Sandals You Can Get On Amazon

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Clothing

How We Got Our Baby To Love Bedtime

It was a lovely evening and we were having a few drinks with friends at our house. Gabriel was his usual show off self, dancing and singing for our …

Parenting

Lucid dreaming: how to teach yourself to be the master of your dreams

Have you ever wished you could fly, or time travel, or live like a king for a day?<p>For a select few people, those dreams are a reality – in their dreams at least. Lucid dreamers are able to consciously manipulate their dreams, turning their nighttime hours into an imaginative playground without …

12 Incredible And Affordable Places To Travel Outside The US

See if your dream destination is on the list. H/T Quora<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

4-Month-Old Baby Sleep: 7 Things Parents Can Expect

Sleep regression is very real, and about as unpleasant as it sounds.<p>By<p>Mar 16 2018, 4:24 PM<p>In case you needed the reminder, sleep is not a luxury, it …

The 24 Amazing Pools You Need To Jump In Once In Your Travel Life

When is time for travel, we need to think what we will do on that trip and that can be our guide to travel destinations. This is an amazing idea for …

The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next?

An entrepreneur who sees somebody's good idea get licensed once a week tells you exactly how to pursue your own good idea.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Stephen Key is an expert on licensing consumer-product ideas. His book about inventing,</i> One Simple Idea, <i>has been</i> …

Licensing

27 Holy Grail Hair Products That Actually Work

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This Product Straight Up Eliminated My Need For Foundation

• Popsugar<br>• Beauty<br>• Shoppable<p>Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment<p>This Product Straight Up Eliminated My Need For Foundation<p>Shares<p>A …

33 Sephora employees reveal the one product you should buy

With its many gleaming rows of beauty products, Sephora is a makeup lover's heaven. But it can also be a nightmare — with so many options, it's hard to know what's really worth spending money on.<p>To narrow down the beauty chain's must-have products, INSIDER asked store employees, as well as Sephora …

Makeup

Pagan Steampunk Music for Yoga and Meditation

Yoga

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Creativity

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Happiness

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two thousand years ago, ancient tourists flocked to a Greco-Roman temple in Hierapolis, modern-day Turkey, situated on top of a cave once purported to be the gateway to the underworld.<p>They watched in awe as animals, from birds to bulls, dropped dead at its entrance. The cave, named the …

Ancient History

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

This new brightening eye cream is so good, it makes me look like I got Botox

Lately, it seems like there’s an eye cream for every occasion, no matter what your skin’s needs are. And while that sounds great on paper, the big …

35 Super Useful Tips, Hacks, And Tricks From Actual Makeup Artists

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Life Beyond Times Square: Plan a quirky, non-touristy NYC trip

New York City is the ultimate American tourist destination. From the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty, there are many things to do as a …

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Travel

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

Mindfulness

The 32 most fun, friendly and affordable cities in the world

Time Out's City Life Index, a survey of 15,000 people in 32 global cities, has been released and it shows which ones promise the most fun and …

31 Genius Products For Anyone Who Thinks They Suck At Doing Their Hair & Makeup

Beauty

These Are the Best Foods for a Baby's Brain

So much is going on in the first few months of a baby’s life, it’s no surprise that what a baby eats can have an effect on how important structures …

Nutrition

The 4 Essential Oils for Babies That Treat Just About Everything

Okay, so I’m a little behind on the whole essential oil thing, but I did get a steam diffuser for the holidays and I’m more than a little obsessed …

19 Healthy Recipes You'll Actually Want To Eat

Meals that make eating healthy seriously easy...and tasty.

Cooking

Unique Gift Ideas for Women

Each year the holidays roll around, presenting a particular set of challenges that, though familiar, never seem to get any easier. While menu …

The best baby gadgets available right now were all built by first-time parents - MIT Technology Review

Cribs. Strollers. Onesies. Bacteria-trapping bottle valves?<p>Baby gear may not seem like a dynamic technology sector, but each year engineers, …

Gear & Gadgets

2017 Was Full of Inventions That Make Parenting Easier — Thank Goodness!

Every year, we look forward to <b>Time</b>'s Best Inventions list not only for a great read, but in hopes that it will reveal new and exciting ways to make parenting easier. The publication's 2017 list did not disappoint, offering a variety of groundbreaking finds that make everything — from sipping that …