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17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

How to Master a “Smoothout,” a Blowout You Can Actually Do at Home

<b>In the Shower:</b> The first thing you should know is that a good blowout starts in the shower! You want to prep your hair by using the proper shampoo and conditioner. If you have thicker, fuller hair, use a heavier conditioner that will help to tame any frizz. If your hair is fine and thin, apply …

Hair

16 Face Masks Your #Thirsty Skin NEEDS This Winter

Face masks are truly the superheroes of the beauty world. Whatever your skin ailment might be — oily, dry or a <i>very</i> exciting combo of the two — you can always turn to a face mask (or several, if you’re multi-masking) for a helping hand to revitalize and neutralize your skin. This time of year …

Skin Care

Here's What Ellen Just Said to Angry Starbucks Customers

Over the weekend, Starbucks introduced new plain red “holiday” cups, which prompted some serious backlash from people who called the move part of the …

19 Hilariously True Mindy Lahiri Quotes That Will Help You Lead Your Most Authentic Life

<b>1.</b> “I figure if I’m gonna be a mess, I might as well be a hot mess.”<p><b>2.</b> “When your love story ends, all you can do is cry, listen to sad music, and …

These 23 Yik-Yaks Basically Sum Up Your College Experience

1.<p>2.<p>3.<p>4.<p>5.<p>6.<p>7.<p>8.<p>9.<p>10.<p>11.<p>12.<p>13.<p>14.<p>15.<p>16.<p>17.<p>18.<p>19.<p>20.<p>21.<p>22.<p>23.<p>Will up-vote for chipotle or homework help.<p>Jacob has written things @ Thought Catalog. …

The San Francisco Guides

A comprehensive refresh of our San Francisco guide is a little overdue. But in our defense, every week there’s a great new restaurant or coffee shop …

San Francisco Cottage Transforms Into Modern Dwelling

A research scientist with an eye for detail approached <b>Studio VARA</b> to transform a 1908 cottage in San Francisco’s Noe Valley into a modern dwelling. …

Victorian Home Remodel in San Francisco by Feldman Architecture

If you have ever been to the city of <b>San Francisco</b>, you will be pretty familiar with those lovely Victorian homes of the city that seem to be neatly …

San Francisco

15 Of The Most Relaxing Photos We've Ever Seen

These people are truly living their best lives.<p>These images of people at their most relaxed are sure to give you plenty of ideas on how to spend your weekend or next "mental health day." Don't worry though, we won't tell your boss.

14 Stellar IKEA Hacks That Organize Your Entire Kitchen

If you think you don't have space for an island, spice rack, or extra chairs, you're wrong.<p>If you think you don't have space for an island, spice rack, or extra chairs, you're wrong.

Hacking

Contemporary Retreat on Washington’s Orcas Island

The creative team at <b>Heliotrope Architects</b> designed <b>Lone Madrone Retreat</b>, a charming home on Washington state’s Orcas Island. Nestled within the lush …

9 DIYs for Your Coziest Fall Living Room EVER

These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.<p>It's time to curl up with a good book and some hot chocolate. These little additions will help you make your living space an even comfier place.

Living Rooms

19 Tips To Make Your Bed Even More Cozy

Home is where the z's are.

Has science explained life after death?

In 1991, Atlanta, Ga. resident Pam Reynolds had a <b>near-death experience</b> <b>(NDE)</b>. Reynolds underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm, and the procedure …

Consciousness

What will Earth look like in 500 years?

If you could travel back in time five centuries, you'd encounter a thriving Aztec empire in Central Mexico, a freshly painted "Mona Lisa" in …

Ice Age

Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction

“All love stories are frustration stories… To fall in love is to be reminded of a frustration that you didn’t know you had.”<p>Adrienne Rich, in contemplating how love refines our truths, wrote: “An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’ — …

Relationships

There Are No Roads in This Town, Just Waterways

Giethoorn, Holland is the kind of city that storybook scenes are made of. Here's why: There are no roads. Instead, the entire city is linked by a …

Roads

Places to go in Andalucia, Spain – where to enjoy the Spanish coast

Places to go in Andalucia, Spain – where to enjoy the Spanish coast | LiveShareTravel - Liberating luxury for the smart travellerLike moths to a …

11 Dreamy Outdoor Bedrooms Perfect for Summer Naps

Bliss is a lazy afternoon spent catching a few winks outside.<p>Bliss is a lazy afternoon spent catching a few winks outside.

Landscaping

7 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

Here's how to greet yourself with a sweet scent each time you open the door.<p>There's just something about a special scent — you're not always totally aware it's there, but when you walk into a room that has a certain smell, you're immediately hit with a memory of a time or place. (Remember how …