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Here's How to Lock In Another Year of Prime For $99

Try not to panic, but Amazon is raising the price of Prime for the first time in four years, from $99 per year to $119. The change goes into effect …

Shopping

Incel, the misogynist ideology that inspired the deadly Toronto attack, explained

Alek Minassian, the man who killed 10 people by driving a van down a busy street in Toronto on Monday, is a terrorist.<p>We know this because he told us so. On Tuesday afternoon, Facebook confirmed the authenticity of a post in his name, in which he pledged allegiance to something called the “Incel …

Incel

If You Can't Afford To Lose 30% Of Your Retirement Savings Today, You Must Own Gold

A customer of mine who is 55 years old recently asked if it was not too late for him to get into precious metals.<p>The answer is no—it is not too late to invest in gold and make a profit at any age. Quite the contrary, with the market showing the early signs of a correction, it is, in my humble …

Stock Markets

18 Greek Yogurt Recipes That Prove It's Not Just for Breakfast

Greek yogurt all day, every day.<p>April 24, 2018<p>I went through a phase where I had Greek yogurt every single morning for breakfast with some kind of …

Healthy Eating

How to make fluffy slime without using borax

You don't need borax to make fluffy slime. Here's how.<p>DIY slime, the homemade goop that's as soothing as a fidget spinner, is most often made with borax. In fact, my first slime recipe used borax as one of the main ingredients.<p>While we've never encountered any issues with borax, some people have …

Baking

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Meditation

How to Know If Your Sunscreen Is Killing Coral Reefs — and 12 Brands to Try Instead

This Earth Day, we're tossing out our toxic sunblock.<p>The next time you take a dip in the warm waters of the Caribbean or Hawaii, think about this — …

Skin Care

The Best Probiotics for Weight Loss

Probiotics reset that all-important bacterial balance in our guts, and they are hailed as a panacea for many diseases and conditions. Now, a growing …

Wellness

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

Tutorials

Happy Earth Day! Five redwood parks you've never heard of — and why you should go

Earth Day on Sunday is a good time to think about planning a trip to see California's redwoods. Yosemite's spectacular Mariposa Grove, which has been shut for a three-year restoration project, will reopen to visitors June 15.<p>Big trees, however, draw big crowds. For a quieter experience, here are …

National Parks

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employee Engagement

You Might Be Guilty of This Dating Red Flag

Why do we always hang out at your place?<p>In high school, I used to do a walk of shame past my high school boyfriend’s grandmother and her oxygen tank every single time I stayed over. When I asked him why he never stayed at my place—and I asked a lot—he would make an excuse. He had work early, he …

Relationships

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

Leadership

Bike gears: shifting explained for beginners

<b>If you haven’t a clue how many gears your bike has, how many you actually need or even how to use them properly, don’t worry — you’re not alone. We</b> …

Top Gear

Watch: How to use oil, grease and lubricants (video)

Next up: How to service road caliper brakes<p>5<p><b>The dark art of lubrication explained: we run through the different types of oils, grease and lubricants</b> …

Carbon Fiber

The Best Tour Companies for Single Travelers

You don't need a travel partner to take a memorable vacation. In fact, traveling solo can be a rich and rewarding experience in its own right. Solo …

Travel

6 Underrated Destinations in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s finest beaches, natural landscapes, and vibrant cities. Even better, these diverse attractions can be …

Asia Travel

This Online Store Has Thousands Of One-Of-A-Kind Rugs

Sometimes, the best way to bring a room together is right beneath your feet — literally. Rugs can transform and bring together every room in your …

Free Shipping

True love was something completely foreign to me

You've heard expressions like, "You wouldn't recognize your soul mate if she was standing right in front of you and bit you on the nose"?<p>Well, Lila and I had been dating for a few weeks, but despite my excellent vision, our chemistry and her kindness, intelligence, humor and generosity, I still …

Relationships

This 25-Minute Cardio Workout Video Proves Strength Training Doesn't Have to Be Slow

This 25-minute total-body circuit will leave your lungs and muscles equally burned.<p>A common misconception with exercise—and lifting weights, …

Workouts

Bike Hacks: Fine Lines

Finding the right pedal<p>We all learn pretty quickly that there's a difference between a left pedal and a right pedal. What we don't learn so quickly …

Hacking

Mexico's Top 6 Adults-Only Resorts

Riviera Maya: El Dorado Casitas Royale<p>Whether you're planning a honeymoon or looking to clock some time with your partner without the kids in tow, …

Riviera Maya

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

Which Hair Color Induces the Strongest Physical Attraction?

By Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham<p>Startling new psychological research challenges previous thinking that hair color is merely about personal …

Psychology

Fast Talk podcast, ep. 42: The power training revolution, with Hunter Allen

This episode is all about POWER. We dig into the history of power meters and how they can make you faster with Hunter Allen.Read the full article at …

Google Play

Explore the civilized side of Southern Utah

Southern Utah’s otherworldly landscapes draw visitors from around the world, but this unique setting has also drawn pioneering artisans who create food, art and oases of hospitality. Bookend your adventurous days here with a wealth of refined dining, cultural experiences and beautifully curated …

National Parks

5 Hot Tubs for a Restorative Soak in San Francisco

There's nothing quite like warm water to melt away stress, and San Franciscans undoubtedly love a good soak. If you can't get away to one of our …

San Francisco

Paris is a city that a lot of tourists do wrong—here’s how to get it right

There is perhaps no city more idealized, and more written about, than Paris. And yet, for tourists and travelers embarking on their first visit, there is also no city that’s easier to get wrong.<p>The Louvre, Ladurée, Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower—newcomers are often torn between all the sights to …

France

Bike Hacks: Frayed Cable Fix

Tidy up your loose ends<p>When it comes to the condition of your cable, anything that happens after the pinch bolt on the derailleur will not affect the …