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Here are some lessons from the most beat-up housing market in the country

For years, our thesis has been that the national downturn and recovery <b>(in blue below)</b> will play out similarly to the mid-1980s downturn in Houston <b>(in orange below)</b> and the early-1990s downturn in Southern California <b>(in green below)</b> because both the job losses and bank/savings and loan destructions …

The Best Free Yoga Videos for Beginners

It’s easy to fall off the yoga practice bandwagon. There are so many things that can keep you away from the studio—staying late at work, forgetting …

Yoga

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

Imposter syndrome can make the best employees feel like a fraud — here's why it should be embraced

The good news is that despite your self-doubt, it's pretty revealing of your ability. Imposter Syndrome means you're far from a fraud, but without acknowledging and accepting your 'impostorism,' your self-deprecating behaviour and disbelief in your abilities might lead people to believe you're …

Self-help

1 Question Is All You Need to Figure Out Your Attitude Toward Money | Inc.com

The basics of sound money management are so simple they could fit on an index card, experts insist. We all know to live below our means, max out our employer-sponsored retirement accounts, and avoid credit card debt. Yet many of us struggle to get our finances under control.<p>Why?<p>The short answer is …

Personal Finance

6 Delicious Asparagus Recipes to Master This Weekend

In an effort to eat fresh, we found out the best way to cook asparagus in a variety of dishes. Let's begin with the good news: There isn't just <i>one</i> …

Cooking

"Gloss Smudging" Is L.A.'s Secret To Natural-Looking Hair Color

When it comes to getting your hair colored, sitting at the shampoo bowl tends to be the best part. Not only are you in the home stretch of what can …

33 Movies to Watch When Your Brain Is Completely Fried

There's a certain level of tiredness that overcomes all of us in the hours between coming home from work and going to bed. You're beat, sure, but not <i>quite</i> ready to pass out. This...

Vegan Blondie Brownies

I may have finally found a good brownie recipe that doesn’t need tweaking. I had to post it. I got this on …

Why We Look Like Our Names, According To Psychology

Cultural stereotypes around names can lead to real changes in physical appearance.<p>If you automatically know someone you’re just meeting is named Katie, there’s a good reason for that.<p>This common phenomenon draws attention to the fact that most people’s look tends to “fit” with their names ― and …

If Loving This Sandwich Makes Me Weird, I Don't Want To Be Normal

<i>Travel+Leisure</i>'s list of "America's Strangest Sandwiches" includes a doughnut burger (hamburger patty, American cheese, and chocolate-covered bacon on a grilled Krispy Kreme); a chicken and waffle ice cream sandwich (featuring caramel infused with fried chicken skin); and No. 7 Sub's "Broccoli …

Cooking

Why Mental Health Disorders Emerge in Your Early Twenties

Drugs, casual sex, leaving home and getting a job – being a young adult is fucking stressful.<p><i>Illustration by Joel Benjamin</i><p>There's a reason the image of the floundering, scared, shaky post-teen struggling to enter adulthood is a cliché. Between moving out of your parents' home, going to university …

Healthier fries: Baked and roasted veggie recipes that'll satisfy your french fry cravings

Fried foods may be one of life's greatest pleasures, but eating them can have some pretty dire consequences.<p>You don't need us to lecture you about …

Happy Couples Have These 6 Things in Common—Do You?

I've always been staunchly against the idea that you should change yourself to please someone else, but I'll admit that this year my perspective …

Personality

31 Butternut Squash Recipes That Will Make You Wonder Why Pumpkin Gets All the Attention

Always the supporting role, never the star. The opening act, but never the main event. When it comes to fall ingredients, butternut squash often gets …

Are you safer in a Tesla on autopilot, as Elon Musk says? Let’s do the math.

Since a Tesla car on autopilot had a fatal crash in May, killing the driver, we’ve been hearing debates about whether the company’s “self-driving” cars are safe. On October 4, California’s regulators asked Tesla to stop advertising its cars using the word “autopilot” until and unless the car could …

Tesla

Why Sex (Really) Matters

There is no more important topic in the social sciences than sex. The truth of this assertion is linked to two indisputable facts: sex often produces …

15 Easy Meals For Anyone Who's Vegan And Extremely Busy

Because when aren't you in a hurry?<p><i>Original article by Claire Couron for Spoon University.</i><p><b>For more, check out Spoon University.</b>

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

60+ Healthy Recipes That Scream Fall

Do you find yourself bookmarking every delicious healthy Fall recipe you see? Now you can have them all in one place. Here are 60 recipes celebrating the flavors of Fall. Browse through them all, or click on the links below to get to your faves.<p>Breakfast<p>Baked Goods and Desserts<p>Snacks<p>Soups<p>Main …

7 Foods That Prevent Overeating

Willpower: It’s the key to successful weight loss, right? In fact, no. When it comes to battling the forces of food cravings, relying on your …

For fat loss, low-fat diets beat low-carb diets handily, new research finds

It is a central dogma of the low-carb lifestyle: that while avoiding carbohydrates will force the human body into fat-burning mode, any diet that fails to suppress insulin will trap body fat in place and thwart a dieter's hope of shifting to a leaner, healthier body type.<p>But researchers from the …

Meet the Startup That's Not Afraid to Compete With Apple, Google -- and Now, Facebook | Inc.com

What do you do if you launch a new product, only to have Apple introduce its own version six months later?<p>You don’t let fear get the better of you. You stay the course, and work to make the best product you can. And you start looking for areas of the market that the big boys aren’t serving. That’s …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Sea Level

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

The Brain

Men can have multiple orgasms: The little-known technique that could revolutionize your sexual experience

“Men and women are physiologically a lot more similar than people realize,” argues sex educator Jack Johnston<p>As a society we carry a lot of entrenched ideas about sex. Perhaps one of the most deeply ingrained assumptions is that women can have multiple orgasms, and that men can't. But is that …

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard's class of 1980 - with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

Can a Second Language Help You Learn a Third?

Post written by Aneta Pavlenko.<p>As bilinguals, one of our greatest hopes is that the efforts we have invested in learning a second language (L2) will …

5 Problems that Are Unique to High Achievers

High achievement doesn’t make people immune to depression, marital problems, parenting issues, stress or any of the other reasons people pursue …