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The Economist

Are Fit People Happier?

Love it or hate it, making regular exercise a habit is known to promote optimal health . While many people grimace at the thought of sweat, spandex, …

Happiness

Navigation For Mega-Sites

What Is A Mega-Site?<p>A mega-site is typically owned by a large organization that encompasses a broad range of services or products. The organization …

Martha's Flower-Arranging Secrets

Celebrate big, billowing flowers with an exuberant large-scale arrangement. This display showcases the unrestrained beauty of hydrangeas. An armful of the flowers overflows a generous glazed-iron urn-shaped vase in an effortlessly elegant way. Tendrils of clematis winding through the blooms …

New Twist (& Slide) on Classic Convertible Couch Paradigm

Most fold-out sofas work on essentially the same schematic, or one of a few traditional modes of operation – few of these are as mechanically simple …

Furniture

Women Need to Realize Work Isn’t School

Academic institutions are churning out ever-more female graduates. But the very skills that propel women to the top of the class in school are earning us middle-of the-pack marks in the workplace. Indeed, a recent study found that women account for 51.4% of middle managers in the U.S. but only 4.2% …

Day 31: 31 Days of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

<b>Daily Inspiration: Day 31 of 31 Days</b><p><i>"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I</i> …

Inspiration

How Female Leaders Should Handle Double-Standards

IMF head Christine Lagarde tells a story about a woman leader she met who took over at a tough moment in her country’s history and resolved to be different. They had to cut the deficit and she wanted to set standards by personal example. When she travelled around the country, she took a small …

5 Strategies to Help You Forgive

Do you need to forgive someone in your life? Have you reached out, or are you still hanging onto the hurt? I reconnected with a friend of mine, who I'll call Mary, earlier this week. Thanks to a big miscommunication about a job search nearly a decade ago, Mary and I parted ways almost as quickly as …

Beauty: hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation. A fancy word for what your nana called sunspots – the brownish patches that make your skintone uneven. The first thing I check …

A Point of View: Is there a secret to a happy marriage?

<b>Nobody can explain the secret to a happy marriage, says Adam Gopnik, but it doesn't stop people trying.</b><p>Anyone who tells you their rules for a happy marriage doesn't have one. There's a truth universally acknowledged, or one that ought to be anyway.<p>Just as the people who write books about good sex …

Samuel Beckett

The best free software for writers 2018: write more efficiently without distractions

Writers tend to make a very big deal of their tools, whether those tools are delicate pens or ancient typewriters. Increasingly, though, they'll talk …

Software