Monique Martinez

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The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

4 Secret Tips for the Best Birthday Cake You'll Ever Bake

Want to bake a better birthday cake? Milk Bar's Christina Tosi and Bon Appétit's Alison Roman show you the ways to towering, sweet, frosted success.<p>When it comes to feel-good food, there's nothing like a towering, colorful, frosted, and sprinkled birthday cake. It's impossible to dig into a slice …

Dessert

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

2 Easy Ways to Capture Brilliant Starbursts in Your Photographs

Have you ever wondered how photographers are able to depict lights with a star effect along piers, boardwalks or a sunrise with trailing rays peering …

How to Set Up Your New iPhone the Right Way

You got a new iPhone! Maybe it's a slightly bigger iPhone 6 or a bigger-still 6 Plus. Either way, what now? Here's what you need to get started with …

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

10 must have Android apps for your new Android smartphone (2014)

Getting your first Android smartphone is a special event. It opens up a whole new world and you’re officially a part of the largest platform in the history of mobile devices. That said, there are a virtual ton of applications and getting started with them isn’t easy. In this round up, we’ll take a …

Apps

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

St. Vincent's Space Oddities Playlist

"I'm always trying to reach through the time-space continuum and bring something from the future to the present," says singer-guitarist Annie Clark. …

Weird

Blues Genes: 15 of Jack White's Biggest Influences

15<p>Trying to trace Jack White's many influences yields something like a map of Old Weird America that's both ancient and up-to-the-minute. With the …

Jack White

Shirley Manson Teams With Le Butcherettes for Moody Bonus Track

Fans who purchased group's second album, 'Cry Is for the Flies' get automatic download of "Shame, You're All I've Got"<p>When garage rockers Le …

Bands

Jenny Lewis Works With Beck, Ryan Adams on New Album The Voyager, Reveals Release Details

Former Rilo Kiley frontwoman and Postal Service collaborator Jenny Lewis recently announced that she'll release her next solo album, <i>The Voyager</i>, this summer. Now, via Rolling Stone, she has revealed that the followup to 2008's <i>Acid Tongue</i> will be out July 29 via Warner Bros.<p><i>The Voyager</i> was largely …

Want to book your favorite band? Here’s how much it’ll cost

“I wonder how much it’d cost to book ____ for my birthday/wedding/Super Bowl party/music festival/funeral?” It’s a question that’s surely floated in …

Jack White's 15 Best Cover Songs

Jack White has made his name over the past decade-and-a-half by making music that injects the pure, potent sentiments of the past with a fresh manic …

Jack White

In 1969 Telegram, Jimi Hendrix Invites Paul McCartney to Join a Super Group with Miles Davis

<i>Click above for a (slightly) larger image</i><p>A trending story this weekend brings to light what could have been a pretty super 1969 collaboration between …

Jack White Reveals Everything You Need to Know About 'Lazaretto'

Next month, Jack White will release his second solo album, <i>Lazaretto</i>, and <i>Rolling Stone</i> is marking the occasion with White's first solo appearance on …

Jack White

Veruca Salt's Original Lineup Plays First Gig Together in 18 Years

Watch Nineties alt-rockers perform 'Seether' on 'Conan'<p>It's always 1994 somewhere: The original lineup of Veruca Salt took the stage at <i>Conan</i> on …

Indie Music

20 of the very best Beatles covers

Last week , we asked you to send us your suggestions for the best (and worst) Beatles covers after Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips performed Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds at the Billboard Music Awards. You responded in your hundreds, so here we've put together the best of the best. Unfortunately, …

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5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

Get the Facts: How Has Your Tax Return Changed This Year? As families across the country begin to organize their taxes, we’re reminded of the incredible year of victories for the LGBT community. These accomplishments – including the historic DOMA decision – can mean big changes for how same-sex couples and their families file this year. Learn more: www.hrc.org/blog/entry/get-the-facts-how-has-your-tax-return-changed-this-year www.hrc.org/taxes #TaxDay #Taxes

Veruca Salt Reunite, Plan 2 New Songs for Record Store Day

The alt-rock band's original lineup hasn't released new music in 14 years<p>Acclaimed Nineties alt-rockers Veruca Salt have reunited their original …

Indie Music

10 New Artists You Need to Know: March 2014

10<p>Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet or just dominating our office stereos. This …

Music