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Simple Ways To Be Happier In 2016

Do you make New Year resolutions? I don't bother because they usually fall off my radar by mid January. Starting the year with failure is not my goal.<p>Here are 25 simple things I will incorporate into my days in 2016. I don't need to do each one, everyday, to be moving toward my goal.<p>Here's how I …

Happiness

31 Simple Tips to Living a Happy Life for Every Day of the Month

Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to forget about what truly matters. As we aim to complete our to-do lists and accomplish our professional goals each day, it's even easier to get swept up in the idea that our careers are most important. To give us some perspective on what's …

Saffron, Honey, and Orange Ice Cream Recipe

This ice cream is all about balance: heady saffron, floral honey, and bittersweet orange zest. Use a light honey that won't overpower the other ingredients such as acacia, alfalfa, or orange blossom. Only use saffron threads, not powdered saffron; the latter is often cut with other spices like …

14 Signs You're Really Happy (And How To Stay That Way)

If someone on the street asked you if you were happy -- what would you say?<p>Many factors influence how we feel on a day-to-day basis, whether it’s a struggle at work or an issue in our personal lives, and most of them can decline our feelings of positivity and well-being. And we aren’t alone -- …

Orange-Marmalade Rolls

I’m still glowing from the memories of a weekend of delicious baking with Smitten Kitchen, the ultra sophisticated, pregnant New Yorker who took time …

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bûche de Noël

My favorite part of making a yule log cake has always been the adornments - bark made from chocolate pieces, powdered sugar snow, almond pine cones …

The Ultimate Sausage Breakfast Buns

When I was in third grade, I broke my arm and my collarbone, becoming the first person in my family to ever break a bone, a distinction I was quite …

The Top 5 Most Shared Ads Of 2013

The past year's most viral ads were shocking, scary, or hilarious, but they all triggered a strong enough emotional response to inspire the viewer to share them with friends.<p>Video technology company Unruly just released a list of the most shared ads of 2013, based not upon views, but by how many …

Advertising

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

10 Characteristics of Good Problem Solvers

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.<p>Good problem solvers use a combination of intuition …

Gift Guide: For The Tech-Happy Fashionista

The holidays truly are the most magical time of the year. The twinkly lights, the spiked eggnog… the designer collaborations on your favorite tech products. It warms the heart.<p>For those who are shopping for the style-savvy technophiles in their lives — or those who just want to shop for themselves, …

This animation of Calvin and Hobbes dancing will make you grin

There is already a fantastic sense of movement in Bill Watterson's <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> comics. But animator Adam Brown wanted to see what the pair …

Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup) From 'The Heart of the Plate'

In her new cookbook, <i>The Heart of the Plate</i>, <b>Mollie Katzen</b> shares many recipes for vegetarian soups and stews. None are as beguilingly simple as her version of Tunisian lablabi, a straightforward chickpea soup. Mostly chickpeas and their cooking liquid, the soup is accented by a sautéed onion, a bit …

Vegetarian: Maqluba (Rice Layered With Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Cauliflower)

There's a well-known divide between people who spend time in the kitchen: there are those who like to cook, and those who like to bake. Bakers are scientific, precise people; I am, well, not. I gravitate toward cooking because it allows me to experiment, adding a handful of chopped fresh herbs …

When to Exercise: Timing Is Everything

Exercise intensity, duration, frequency and progression have long been recognized as the essential elements of any training regimen. But the question of when to exercise has only recently sparked scientific inquiry.<p>This relatively new interest reflects the gradual evolution of exercise from fitness …

Diabetes

What Eating Can Tell You About The People Around You (PHOTOS)

Life and relationships present us with a near-constant flurry of questions. Is this person genuine? Are they nice? Are they trustworthy? Do my friends really like me? There is an easy way to find the answers to all of these questions and more: just eat a meal with someone. I have long maintained …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Travel & Eats<p>Skip Cape Cod this summer.<p>By The Editors of GQ2 days agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>GQ’s editors select the menswear, accessories, sneakers, and …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …