Alana Lin

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How To Design Your Ideal Workday Based On Your Sleep Habits

According to sleep expert Michael Breus, you can pack the most into your working hours by knowing your sleep type.<p>Chances are you don’t start work in the morning without first having a cup (or several) of coffee.<p>But as board-certified sleep specialist and <i>The Power of When</i> author Michael Breus sees …

Sleep

Would You Take Out a Loan for a Pair of Jeans?

A new kind of high-interest financial product aims to disrupt how you shop, and how you owe.<p>Jocelyn Vera Zorn is not eager to talk about the loan she took out to buy the pants. “It’s kind of embarrassing,” she grimaces.<p>Really, she just wanted the pants: a special-edition pair of Imogene + Willie …

Personal Finance

The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in <i>malasana</i>, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with …

Yoga

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death

Fifty Shades versus the book she told you not to worry about.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Books

A therapist’s guide to staying productive when you’re depressed or heartbroken

“We entrepreneurs can’t afford to date,” I half-joked to a friend the other day. “We can’t take sick days when we get our hearts smashed.”<p>I’m a therapist who helps people learn to be resilient in the face of life’s uncertainties. But even I catch myself feeling anxious about how to stay motivated …

Self-Criticism

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy) | Inc.com

Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, and ultimately your vision. Most people find it easier to hold on to a bad mood rather than to shift their …

Happiness

The Ultimate Dog Training Tip

The one thing every dog owner should know about how to train a dog.<br>There’s a lot of incorrect dog training advice on the internet, which makes it …

Behavior

The Magic Hand Game For Focus And Concentration

The Magic Hand game involves placing food in the palm of your hand and gently pushing individual treats through your fingers for your dog to catch. …

Dog Training

How to Train Your Dog to Walk Off-Leash

Right now, my girlfriend and I are busy turning our 15-week-old puppy from a tiny ball of furry terror into a trustworthy adventure companion. And a big part of that is making Bowie reliable off-leash. Here’s how we’re doing that—and how you can, too, no matter your dog’s age.<p>(Why do dogs belong …

Pets

Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets

Everybody lies. People lie about how many drinks they had on the way home. They lie about how often they go to the gym, how much those new shoes cost, whether they read that book. They call in sick when they’re not. They say they’ll be in touch when they won’t. They say it’s not about you when it …

Google Search

7 Things You Have to Stop Believing to Live a Successful Life On Your Own Terms

Since the mind drives the body, it’s the way we think that ultimately makes the dreams we dream possible or impossible. Our reality is almost …

Mind

5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking | Inc.com

Do you remember playing with building blocks as a kid? It was fun to place one upon the other until, ultimately, they all came crashing to the ground, leading to fits of laughter. Cycles of negative thinking can result in a similar crashing-down effect on your life and business, only it's no …

Self-help

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

Read A Chapter Of Mark Twain’s Previously Unpublished Children’s Book

"The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine" is based on notes the author took after telling a bedtime story to his daughters.<p>Earlier this year, Penguin Random House announced it would take Mark Twain’s ephemera and transform it into a full-fledged children’s story. The resulting chapter book ― <i>The</i> …

Books

Contortionist Pencil Drawings Show Bodies at Their Most Intimate

These pencil drawings will get you twisted.<p>Overlapping and contorting, there is something both disturbing and inadvertently enthralling about the doughy fleshed out pencil drawings which approach body contortions in new light. Wrapped up in one another and without a proper beginning or end, the …

One-Skillet Dinners That Keep Dishwashing to a Minimum

Steak. Chicken. Squash. It's all coming together in just one cast-iron skillet.<p>Unfortunate facts of life: You can't drink an after-dinner beer on your back porch when you're inside scrubbing cutting boards, skillets, plates, and sheet trays at the sink.<p>That's why senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b> …

Cooking

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do | Inc.com

As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've realized that helping people "do more" of their good habits …

Self-help

Are You a Lazy Workaholic? | Inc.com

A lazy workaholic works a lot, but without thinking. They're in constant reactive mode, instead of proactively charting the course for their day. They let years fly by, responding to anyone and everyone shouting "jump." They focus only on what someone else expects of them. They don't bother to …

Time Management

Spicy Vegetables and Chickpea Pasta [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

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16(ish) of 2016's Best Materials Moments

From sexy mushroom leather to condom jumpsuits and beyond<p>It's been a doozy of a year, but we've still seen incredible headway in creativity and …

Creative Writing Exercises to Inspire You

Creative Writing Exercises for New Short Story Ideas<p>Updated March 19, 2018<p>Sometimes the hardest part of writing is figuring out what to do with that …

Creative Writing

I Love Modern Architecture

I love modern architecture. I live, breathe, and dream about it! These projects are some of my very favorite examples of architecture at its best.

Architecture

The Start-Up That Is Revolutionizing Museums | Inc.com

Did you grow up bored with museums too? Grown-ups talked about them like they were an adventure but they made them feel like history class for old people.<p>Times have changed!<p>An entrepreneur and his team have transformed museums into exciting, vigorous, personalized adventures where you meet people, …

Museums

Achieving Financial Success Without Extreme Frugality or a Huge Income

It’s not too hard to find stories in the media about seemingly ordinary people finding great financial success. You hear about what seems like an …

Play Session Length

The idea of designing mobile games is a funny one. In theory, there isn’t anything about making games for smartphones or tablets that’s fundamentally …

5 Mobile Games With Phenomenal Touchscreen Controls | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

As smartphones and tablets become increasingly powerful, more game developers are taking the time to port their titles over to the platform or are …

Peyton Manning sets NFL record for TD passes

DENVER -- Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, pushing his career total to an NFL-record 510.<p>The Denver Broncos quarterback snapped a tie with the previous record-holder, Brett Favre, with 3:09 left in the second quarter when he connected for …