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How Do You ‘Duvet’? Learn How to Put on a Duvet Cover

Have you ever tried to put on a duvet cover? The struggle is real. Nobody likes a a lumpy comforter, and sometimes you even end up accidentally stuffing yourself in there, too.<p>We found two quick and easy ways to get a comforter inside a duvet cover. These approaches offer simple solutions to what …

Dawn O'Porter: I made people realise I'm not some floozy off the telly

No one could question Dawn O'Porter's commitment to a cause she is passionate about.<p>The presenter, novelist and small business owner first shot to …

Is this the coolest suburb in the world?

Nightlife in Neukölln.<p>Neukölln is not only Nick Cave's former home town, it is so cool you probably haven't read about it in the celebrity magazines …

Should we all deliberately cry a little more?

Crying is also thought to be good for the physical body. <i>Photo: Stocksy</i><p>Rachel Olsson Smith drops her kids off at school with smiles and hugs, hops …

Behavioral Sciences

How I crawled back from a dark and deep melancholy

Emerging from depression, little by little. <i>Photo: Stocksy</i><p>I try to get by with a little help from my friends and family when life overwhelms me.<p>In …

The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens

When Pizza reached 100,000 followers on Tumblr, she posted a picture of a pizza box, takeout chicken wings, and an orange soda spread out on her bed: …

Tegan And Sara’s Sara Quin Scores Clea Duvall’s The Intervention

Sara Quin of Tegan And Sara has composed her first film score for actress Clea Duvall’s directorial debut <i>The Intervention</i>, which premiered today at …

The Bachelor: season 20, episode four recap – are these people space aliens?

I don’t know what the point of reality tv was to begin with, say, back when it all started with The Real World on MTV, but I imagine the idea was to watch people not unlike us engage in the human drama. How quickly it devolved into a medium that allows us to weekly view people whose behavior is so …

TV

Clea DuVall on Sundance Drama ‘Intervention’s’ ‘Big Chill’ Inspiration – Variety

Clea DuVall has impressed audiences with performances in “Argo,” “Girl, Interrupted” and HBO’s “Carnivàle.” Now she moves behind the camera with “The …

Film Festivals

Rashida Jones just rekindled all your '90s R&B memories in this 'Flip and Rewind' music video

Rashida Jones channels TLC's T-Boz in the 'Flip And Rewind' music video. <i>Photo: YouTube</i><p>In case you needed more proof that Rashida Jones should be your …

How the '90s Riot Grrrl scene explains today's culture wars

Carrie Brownstein performing with Sleater-Kinney following their reunion last year. <i>Photo: Mat Hayward</i><p>It can be either a relief or a point of despair …

'Don't try so hard': Essayist Sloane Crosley on humour and writing her first novel

Sloane Crosley<p>Sloane Crosley, the 37-year-old essayist extraordinaire, is happy to admit the main feeling she has for the release of her first novel</i> …

Lazy Sunday brunches, local date nights and killer cocktails: Dawn O'Porter's guide to London

Dawn O'Porter misses London. While living in Los Angeles with her husband Chris O'Dowd, the writer and founder of fashion brand Bob has had a case of …

No Bake S'mores Chocolate Crackle Cake

Would you take a look at this beauty? This gorgeous bohemoth is the no-bake cake of oven-less cook’s DREAMZ!<p>It’s a gooey, sticky, crunchy chocolate …

This Is the Weirdest Habit-Breaking Strategy

The latest episode of Psych Crunch, a new podcast hosted by Science of Us pal Christian Jarrett, is all about habits, and it includes a reference to …

Break All the Way Down

The mother of my boyfriend’s youngest child called in the middle of the night. He was asleep, the heat from his body wrapping around us. I stared at …

How mindfulness can reduce negative associations

A new study suggests that mindfulness and meditation reduce our reflex negative associations, even when it comes to bias against race and age. <i>Photo:</i> …

Mindfulness

The power of positive thinking

"Stay positive" - it's what we say when life throws a curve ball. But what good will that really do? Well for starters, it might add years to your …

How to feel more mindful in five minutes

Even five minutes of meditation can help you quieten your mind and experience being more mindful.<p>Mindfulness helps you be more present to the moment …

How to be a good friend to someone with depression or anxiety

I have noticed a lot of first-person articles on depression and anxiety lately, but I'm tiring of the confessional tones. They largely tend to be …

ANXIETY & INSECURITY

i’ve been thinking about this post for a long time actually. how to write it. how to document this time in my life. how much to share on this blog. …

11 Dolly Parton Quotes to Take Life by the Rhinestones

Dolly Parton performs on stage at Rod Laver Arena on February 11, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. <i>Photo: Graham Denholm</i><p>This story frst appeared on …

What is the legacy of the Prozac nation?

I did not have a mobile phone in 1993. No one did, except the occasional banker or Hollywood star seeming smart, or the main character in American Psycho. In 1993, every day was “let’s get lost”. I could walk Greenwich Village for hours and not be found. But I had my close friends whom I spoke to …

Courtney Love does the math

The controversial singer takes on record label profits, Napster and “sucka VCs.”<p>Courtney Love<p>June 14, 2000 7:02pm (UTC)<p>Today I want to talk about piracy and music. What is piracy? Piracy is the act of stealing an artist's work without any intention of paying for it. I'm not talking about …

Times Square

We Are Alive

Bruce Springsteen at sixty-two.<p>Nearly half a century ago, when Elvis Presley was filming “Harum Scarum” and “Help!” was on the charts, a moody, father-haunted, yet uncannily charismatic Shore rat named Bruce Springsteen was building a small reputation around central Jersey as a guitar player in a …