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The Piano rewatched – re-examining the erotic via sexually charged music lessons

Films about mute piano players embroiled in erotic love triangles never did become a burgeoning genre. Perhaps that’s because it’s virtually impossible to imagine another equalling writer/director Jane Campion’s 1993 magnum opus: an extraordinarily brooding drama that occupies an irrepressible …

The Oscars

Here's How Your Sex Life Affects The Happiness Of Your Relationship

The facts about getting frisky.<p>Contrary to popular belief, having sex on the daily doesn't necessarily make couples happier.<p>A 2015 survey from the University of Toronto Mississauga found that once a week is the sexual "sweet spot" for people in romantic relationships.<p>Happify -- a website and app …

Jet Blue Will Let You Buy $29 Flights All Over The United States… There’s Just One Tiny Catch

This year has 366 days, which means there’s 24 more hours of stress and hair-pulling anxiety you have to get through. An extra day of work! An extra day of debating whether this is the year you’re going to finally do something with your life! Fortunately, Jet Blue wants to help you live your best …

JetBlue

Five Everyday Activities That Hurt Your Memory

Turns out there are several surprising and common activities people do that make them more forgetful.<p>You can’t find your phone. You don’t remember if you answered your client’s email. And you forgot the question you wanted to ask your colleague when you bump into her in the hallway.<p>If you’re …

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …

10 Fitness Journeys on Instagram That You Need to Follow

If you’re looking for fitness inspiration that’s raw, real and ready to go, look no further than Instagram. There’s a treasure trove of serious feel-good stories under hashtags such as #healthyliving or #100poundsdown. Check out these 10 ladies making their way through their weight loss journeys …

Fitness

Overhauling your life, whether it’s your home, job or your relationship, can seem an impossible task. But these five self-help gurus are here to get you started<p>Whatever you know or even think you know about mindfulness, Rohan Gunatillake wants you to consider his perspective. “Mindfulness needs to …

Harvard Business School

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

The Problem With Solar LED lighting? It Attracts Dangerous Insects

Mark Booth, <i>Durham University</i><p>Household air pollution is estimated to kill more than 500,000 people in Africa each year. Through solar energy, people can stop using dirty and extremely polluting fuels like kerosene in their homes. But with domestic solar energy comes an unintended consequence. When …

57 Small Things to Do for Yourself This Coming Year

<i>Day 28 of 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving: start something small.</i><p>Raise your hand if you're already worried about drifting from your new year's resolution.<p>The thing with resolutions is that they can be <i>so</i> huge (Run a marathon! Learn to cook! Travel more!) that they can be hard to keep them, let alone …

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

Political Activism

Mistakes I Made On My First Trip to Europe

It's funny how we make so many excuses not to do something that we really, really want to do. My biggest mistake was not making my way to Europe sooner! The brick roads, history, beautiful accents... I fell in love.<p>That being said, there were a few stumbles a long the way. Here are some things I …

If You Care About Your Coffee, Then You Should Know How to Store It

So you treated yourself to a great bag of beans. Now, how do you store them to make sure they stay as fresh and awesome as possible for as long as possible?<p>If you're shelling out 20 bucks for a haute bag of beans, you should at least know how to store them. Better beans, stored correctly, make …

Coffee

19 Ways to Give Up Sugar

It's time to call sugar out for what it is: A heartbreaker, a big-tummy maker, and a health-food faker. We're not talking about the sugar that comes in fruit (because a lot of Americans aren't getting enough servings of the healthy food, as it is), but the refined stuff, such as high-fructose corn …

The 3 Things That Helped Me Finally Stick With Meditation

<b>By Marianne Hayes</b><p>Over the last few years, I've read a hundred different reasons why I should adopt a regular meditation practice.<p>It's the best way to harness the power of the present moment. It's a tool for self-healing. It provides direct access to the divine.<p>The list goes on. My problem was that …

20-something small, portable campers for backwoods living

Out back<p>Easily the largest category of small campers in the collection is hitch trailers, which come in every size, shape and style. Some of them are …

Your Do-Anywhere, Total-Body Workout

Wedding planning doesn't have to wreck havoc on your regular training routine. That's why we love a "portable" WOD (workout of the day), so you can still sneak in a sweat without, well, sweating the details of where to do it and what equipment you need.<p>The CrossFit-style circuit below targets your …

Workouts

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

How to profit from the next stock market plunge - the Warren Buffett way

Warren Buffett keeps an investment "war chest". We suggest what to sell to create your own. And highlight the bargain investments to buy<p>Investors may soon be able to go bargain hunting. Undervalued assets have been thin on the ground in recent years, as shares, bonds and property have all risen …

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

5 Places to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S.

<i>by Allison Williams and Marisa LaScala, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy of NHDTTD/George Murphy<p>While we all love summer and its days filled with sunshine and ice cream, we can't be sad for long--fall is on its way with all its usual bright colors and beautiful views. Here's where to find the best</b> …

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Vegan

<i>By Laura Newcomer for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Would you give up meat and cheese for good if it meant you’d have a better chance of getting healthy, feeling …

Plant-Based Diet

The 25 best museums in the world, according to travelers

The list is based on millions of TripAdvisor reviews from travelers.<p>From Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem to the Louvre in Paris, here are the world's best museums.

Drinking vinegar and having sex can boost your health

From drinking vinegar to making time for sex... the 50 things you can do to boost your health right NOW<p><b>10 health experts reveal their top tips to</b> …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

The Best Yoga Clothes And Beauty, According To An Instructor

Happy National Yoga Month!<p>If you've been wanting to perfect your downward-facing dog, now is the perfect time -- September is National Yoga Month.<p>Thanks to their zen disposition and laid back style, we consider yogis a source of awesome inspiration. So in celebration of this month we decided to …

5 Habits of the Wealthy That Helped Them Get Rich

Real Estate Investor and Co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast!<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do the rich keep getting richer? Most of the time, it's not because of luck. It's not because of the family they were born into. It's not because they won the …

The Creepy Alternate Ending for Friends That's Gone Viral

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