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How to Get Perfect Skin from Head to Toe

The body's largest organ is a miraculous piece of machinery—and with our state-of-the-art troubleshooting techniques, it can be truly …

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Spring-Cleaning That Won't Take Over Your Life: 8 Hours, Start to Finish

<b>9 A.M.–10 A.M.: Bathroom</b><p><b>Vacuum and wipe the walls and ceilings.</b> If you clear them annually of the almost imperceptible grime that builds up, then you …

Cleaning

Are You Busy Being Busy? Four Tips For Effectiveness

Every day, we are all given the same 24 hours. So why do some people get more out of their day than others?<p>The people who are the most successful are the ones who earn the highest return on their hours. Quality matters more than quantity. How do we create the most value in each hour and earn the …

Microwave Molten Chocolate Cake

It was more than 5 years ago when I tried my first Microwave Chocolate Cake. That cake was slightly spongy, but it was easy to make and delivered a …

7 Ways to Find Inner (and Real) Happiness

Happiness is one of the most misunderstood words in our vocabulary, yet we search for this intangible state our whole lives. If I only had this or that, if I met the right partner, have a big house, a new car, the job I've always wanted, then I would be happy. The ancient yoga and spiritual …

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Books

The Hypothetical Girl

Each week, we'll let you know about the new releases the editors of O and Oprah.com couldn't stop reading.<p>Ten Things I've Learnt About Love<p>By Sarah …

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Heart-Shaped Origami Bookmark

Perfect for those summer beach reads that actually come with pages (not e-ink), this quick origami heart is easy to make and will keep your place with style.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>half sheet of square origami paper (5″ x 2.5″) ( 1 )<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onHow About Orange

Damned good advice

Shane Nickerson's "11 things it took me 42 years to learn" is damned good advice:<p>5. Stop comparing your life to others.<p>Your life has nothing to do …

Why women are terrible at accepting compliments

A female colleague tells you she likes your new haircut. Do you a) say thank you; b) smile and share the name of your stylist or c) tell her she’s insane and that your hair looks like somebody used it to scrub out a gas station toilet.<p>For many women – including those depicted in a new viral video …

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>However, "working on a relationship," doesn't mean that it has to be hard. It primarily means that you …

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70 Little Ways You Can Tell That Someone Loves You

By Kate Bailey,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/195qiHv<p>This cannot come without a big disclaimer: this is not all-encompassing nor universally true …

7 Apps That Manage Your Money For You

A bevy of money management apps have flooded the smartphone market over the last few years.<p>The tricky part is picking which ones work for your needs, so we did some digging to find the best of the bunch.<p>Here's what we came up with:<p>Mint made the Mac App Store's Best of 2012 list for a reason. This …

11 Insanely Useful And Simple Hacks For Google Chrome

The Omnibox is your friend.

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

How To Keep A Clean House - 20 Minutes A Day

When I first learned to clean my own place, I thought Saturday had to be an all day clean-a-thon. I didn't really have a concept of how to balance …

Cleaning

Guess What Saved My Marriage?

We usually don't think of our personalities as something we can design.<p>I remember the day I realized I was selfish. It was a painful and slow process to get to that point. My coach had to work really hard with me about it. And I had to almost lose my marriage for it to sink in. You'd think it would …

Meditation In Action: 5 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Discover Inner Beauty (PHOTOS)

<i>By Headspace</i><p>We all have ideas about what a healthy, happy body looks like but do we know what makes up the components of a healthy and happy mind? What does a "beautiful mind" really mean? What qualities of mind do we prize the most, and which ones best reflect this notion? And how does meditation …

25 Books You Should Read While You're Single

Why say "single" like it's a bad thing? One of the great perks of being unattached is the free time—time that can be spent catching up on all the great reading you've been meaning to do for the last five years. Here's a list of the best choices for those blissfully quiet summer evenings.<p><b>1. Infinite</b> …

38 Little Things That Make You Feel Great

By Amy Shock,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1aXWoBb<p>1. When your body meets fresh sheets after a long shower.<p>2. When someone genuinely laughs at …

15 Words To Remember When You’re Going Through A Rough Time

By Christopher Hudspeth,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/19Gkkvg<p>1. Amnesia<p>It’s never as easy as we’d like it to be, but forgetting is a necessity in …

Why You Give Up on Exercise and What to Do About It

How many times have you given up on exercise? If you're like most of us, probably more times than you can count. There are plenty of reasons we find …

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How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Success for the Stay-at-Home Parent

I used to know how to define success. Receiving an "A" in class. Being promoted to the next grade. Receiving a raise, a year-end bonus or a glowing review. It was pretty simple to identify success when I worked for pay, because in the working world, everyone receives feedback -- the minimum wage …

The More You Think About Money, The Less People Like You

A group of researchers discussed results from ongoing investigations into how money impacts social relationships here at the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) on Sunday (May 26).<p>"Money holds lots of different associations for different people," said Kathleen …

Psychology

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15 Essential Life Skills The Class Of 2013 Should Master

There is no shortage of graduation advice this month, but when push comes to shove, what are some actual skills college graduates should acquire?<p>Dave Kerpen, CEO of social media software platform Likeable Local and chairman of Likeable Media, put together a great slide deck to answer this …

Anxiety Quotes: 8 Reasons To Stop Worrying

When the Cornell Legacy Project asked elderly Americans about their biggest regrets, an overwhelming number said that they wished they hadn’t wasted so much time worrying. People described years lost to all-consuming thoughts about outcomes beyond their control. Quieting the noise in the back of …