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On Being Fat

Sara Benincasa’s essay “Why Am I So Fat?” was one of our top five reads last week, and with good reason — it was honest and cutting in all the right …

Feminism

From #PhelpsFace to #LochteGate: Relive the Funniest Memes of the Olympics

Despite attempts to restrict Olympics GIF-making, the tireless efforts of the Internet have paid off in the form of memes—and, boy, were the last two weeks chock-full of them.<p>First place (get it?), of course, goes to #PhelpsFace. But it didn’t stop there; just days after #PhelpsFace papered the …

Trump Tower

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Books

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 August 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>July 27, 2018<p>Looking through his career you’ll find a fresh faced Cavill hanging out in the background of The Count of …

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How getting more sleep could boost your salary

A good night’s kip can boost your productivity – and mean you earn more money. So how can you make sure you’re getting enough sleep?<p>Sleep has become a big deal in working life. Thanks to high-profile figures including Arianna Huffington, sleeping is no longer seen as a sign of weakness among …

Sleep

Rio 2016: How much does cupping hurt? As much as it looks

I’ve never been assaulted by a vacuum cleaner but I imagine it feels a lot like cupping.<p>The constant pulling of your skin into irritating and ugly …

The Human Gene: An Intimate History in 5 Books

What exactly does a gene do? In his 500-plus page homage to the unit of heredity, Siddhartha Mukherjee sets down researchers, subjects, and ideas — from Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and the monk Gregor Mendel, to schizophrenic patients and twins raised a lifetime apart, from the eugenics movement in …

One Googler’s Insider Guide To Using Google Docs At Work

Ritcha Ranjan works on the team that builds Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These are her top five tips on how to use them.<p>When Google Docs launched back in 2007, it was a scrappy, lightweight document editor. Today, it’s a full-blown workplace powerhouse, with all the features you need to create, …

Happy Anniversary to the Original iPhone — Here Are People Who Still Use It

Wednesday, June 29, marks exactly nine years since the first generation of the iPhone was introduced in the U.S. In many ways, the original iPhone is …

The City Of The Future Is In Ohio

Self-driving shuttles, super-smart buses, an independent payment network, and more: Welcome to the Great Columbus Experiment.<p>In some ways, Columbus is the every-city. It’s at the very center of a state known as the “heart” of America. It is not home to the country’s technological nexus, like San …

Facebook puts friends above publishers in “News Feed Values” and ranking change

After the conservative trends fiasco, Facebook is pushing itself to a new standard of transparency. The company is publishing a formal “News Feed Values” document that details how it decides what shows up in your feed — a common question amongst users.<p>Those core values are that friends and family …

Going on a Road Trip? These Podcasts Will Make You (and Your Kids) Smarter

You're gonna have time on your hands. Download these now, and thank me later.<p>It's summer, and that means road trips. My wife and daughter and I have at least 12 or 15 hours of driving in front of us this weekend, as we head from the New York City area to New England and back.<p>What keeps us sane on …

Independence Day Weekend Is for Blockbusters, Except When It Isn’t

The box office moves in mysterious ways. Here are a few of our favorite twists, flops, and ironies from July Fourths past.<p>If you’ve read anything about the box office lately, you’ve probably heard that this year, the weekend is looking like a disappointing one. Newcomer <i>The B.F.G.</i> has less buzz than …

Brexit: a disaster decades in the making | Gary Younge

On the day after the EU referendum, many Britons woke up feeling that the country had changed overnight. But the forces that brought us here have been gathering for a very long time<p>One week ago, against the advice of its political establishment, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union. …

Great Britain

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of July 2016

Bask in the cool breeze of your air conditioner and check out what Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes have to offer.<p>Streaming service selections vary widely from month to month, and in July, they'll fluctuate for the much, much better. It's hard to remember the last time Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes …

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century.” Many of us now work in constantly …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

15 plants that will purify the air in your home

1/<p>1. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata)<p>Boston ferns rank as one of the best plant air purifiers and they also release an abundant amount of moisture …

Plants

24 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

You might be surprised at the routines these high achievers swear by.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 …

Ancient Secrets for Creating a Happy Life

When we talk about happiness in modern life, we are often referring to the feeling we get after the first lick of a delicious ice cream cone or when …

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 29 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

As you know by now, breathing is a very important part of mindfulness. Most of the strategies we have used this month used breathing in one way or …

Mindfulness

We’re number two: Cellphone use dragging down Canada’s ranking as most socially progressive nation

OTTAWA — If more of us would only use cellphones, Canada might be the best country in the world.<p>As it stands, we’re a not-too-shabby second on the …

Canada

Take the test: Is your work a job, career or calling?

— Mary has a job at a hospital. She considers her job a chore and mainly works for the paycheck to support her family and interests away from work. …

Psychologists Say Quick Showers Mean You’re Happy With Your Life

Feeling dirty? Whose up for a quickie?<p>I’m talking a shower here people. Seriously. How do you feel about taking a shower? Do you view showering as a …

Happiness

Relationship Milestones To Hit Before Getting Engaged

An engagement is a huge milestone in and of itself. But before you hit it, our experts say, there are a few big moments you must experience. Here are six of them.<p><b>1. You're comfortable with one another's friends and families.</b><p>Before you get engaged, you should reach a place where you're comfortable …

Zip-lines

5 Bad Bed Habits Keeping You From a Happier, Healthier Life

<i>This article originally appeared on ApartmentTherapy.com.</i><p>Not Going to Bed on a Schedule<p>I’ve had tremendous success controlling my sleep with this …

This flaming goose meme is so lit that Facebook is actually censoring it

Every once in a while, a meme so bright comes along that its beauty illuminates the internet. Unfortunately, Facebook is trying to keep one very lit …

14 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

But love, alas, is not easy to find.<p>How and why do two people click? We dug into years of psychological research to find some answers. And in the process, we busted some myths and learned that certain clichés turn out to be actually true.<p><i>This is an update of an article written by Drake Baer for</i> …

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12 Habits of Horrible Leaders and How to Break Them

Leadership isn't a dictatorship. If you want your employees to go the distance for you, avoid these 12 destructive behaviors at all costs.<p>In leadership, everything you do counts. All eyes are on you, even when you aren't there. Employees feel your presence throughout the day because you set the …