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The Only Productivity Tips You'll Need to Achieve Your Goals in 2016

If like me you've tried many systems and productivity hacks you already know there is no holy grail of productivity and that you have to find your way through the various tools and systems to create the best structure that suits your specific needs.<p>However the more systems we try the quicker we can …

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

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A new, game-changing technology can put electronics directly into the brain

All of these technologies are made possible by brain implants: electrical devices inserted into or attached to the brain. These implants have sensors or electrodes that can monitor activity, block or electrically stimulate processes in the neural network.<p>Applying these technologies to …

Can We Get Rid Of Managers?

In 2011 Gary Hamel wrote a seminal article called, First Let’s Fire All the Managers where he explores the challenges with modern management and hierarchy. These include large overhead costs, poor decision making, sluggishness due to bureaucracy, and employee disengagement and lack of empowerment. …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

4 Healthy, Easy-To-Prepare Dinner Meals For Weight Loss

If you've done your bit of research on methods to lose weight fast and easy, you must know by now that food is the secret to a lean and toned figure. …

25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

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Banana and Blueberry “Ice Cream”

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>Banana's naturally creamy texture gives this dairy-free frozen treat its delightful consistency.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 firm ripe bananas, cut into chunks, frozen overnight<p>1 cup blueberries<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Purée bananas, blueberries, and …

Eating the paleo way: why all the fuss about cauliflower rice?

Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite has been converted to cauliflower rice - here he explains why he's eating like a caveman<p>I may be best known as the 2012 winner of the GBBO, but my obsession with food extends to the healthier end of the spectrum, too.<p>While I’d like to live off cake alone, …

How To Travel Like A Pro

Apps can often prove unnecessary (how many ones for creating a to-do list do you really need?), but one area where they tend to excel is travel.<p>There …

4 Food Rules For Strength Training

How your diet should (and shouldn't) change when you amp up your workout routine<p>When it comes to healthy eating for a fit and active lifestyle, certain facts are undeniable: Water is crucial, you can eat as many veggies as you want, and weight loss/maintenance is more a result of diet than …

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

10 Healthy Two-Ingredient Avocado Recipes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, make dessert, smoothies, milkshakes, and more in five minutes flat.<p>The world's most perfect berry — yes, avocados are classified as berries — doesn't need much to taste delicious. A little salt is all you really need. But when you're feeling a little fancier, …

Zion: The Narrows as a Top-Down Backpacking Trip

<b>LOGISTICS</b><p><b>Rating</b><p>Non-technical, strenuous day hike<p><b>Preferred Season</b><p>Summer, fall<p><b>Length</b><p>16 miles (25.7 km)<p><b>Time Commitment</b><p>10 to 14 hours<p><b>Altitude Gain</b><p>-200 …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Weed Could Block HIV’s Spread. No, Seriously.

But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans.<p>On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International …

How to Have the Healthiest Day of Your Life

Photo: Courtesy ELLE<p>Follow this hour-by-hour playbook to stay energized, organized, and focused all day, everyday.<p><b>6 a.m. Sleep a little longer</b>"Getting enough quality shut-eye affects not only your metabolism but also the quality of your day," says registered dietitian Laura Cipullo, author of</i> …

5 Great Gadgets for Coffee Lovers

The Boston Tea Party might have fueled the American Revolution, but coffee is the drink that runs the country today. According to annual research by …

5 Dystopian Trilogies Better Than 'The Hunger Games'

With the unending details and minor dilemmas of modern day living, there is an ensnaring simplicity to the fictional task of survival. Perhaps it's callous to love dystopia, to soak up stories where the characters are much worse off than you are, but the fiction shelves of bookstores are littered …

Study: Millennials Are The True Entrepreneur Generation

A new survey released today by Bentley University suggests that millennials sense that career success will require them to be more nimble, independent and entrepreneurial than past generations.<p>If past generations dreamed of the prestige and perks that come with a corner office in the executive …

This Woman's Revolutionary Startup Could Change 900,000 Surgeries A Year

If you've ever broken a bone, you know the process to recovery is slow and painful.<p>Now imagine neither splint nor surgery were enough to seal the fracture. Instead, your doctor says you need a bone graft, a procedure that involves taking bone from elsewhere to fill the gap created by your …

We Made This Pizza Out of Thanksgiving Leftovers

I’ve been making strange unacceptable pizzas for some time now. If you don’t think Thanksgiving leftovers work as pizza (but trust me, they do!), …