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17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Most friendships develop so naturally that you don't even realize how or when they started.<p>Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend …

Los Angeles

Best Blueberry Muffins

5 stars based on 464 votes<p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best blueberry muffins. …

Savory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding

5 stars based on 62 votes<p>Bread pudding is usually sweet, but it can be made savory too. This version, brimming with sweet pork sausage and sharp …

Living With FM - National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA)

HomeAbout FibromyalgiaLiving With FM<p>Living with Fibromyalgia: What is Next?<p><b>“When asked, most individuals with chronic pain express their desire to</b> …

8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is finding your passion proving impossible?<p>Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results?<p>You’re not alone.<p>But here’s the good news: …

9 Everyday Negative Thoughts You Need To Throw Away to be Happy

The crazy battle that’s going on in our head can be a tough one. Try as we might, sometimes the negative thoughts just seem to overwhelm.<p>As such, our …

How to Exude Confidence and Truly Express Yourself in New Social Situations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever wish you could walk into a room of unknown people and be completely at ease?<p>When you talk with someone new, you share your thoughts, …

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

6 Common Sense Tips to Immediately Improve Your Life

Another day begins and here you are, lost in your own thoughts, caught between the fantasy world of your future and the cold, harsh reality of the …

Success

Why You Need to be Outcome Independent | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Just as it sounds, outcome independence is learning to be independent of the outcome of a situation, whether that situation is a date, a job …

The Difference Between Passion and Purpose (And Why You Need Both)

You’ve heard the saying before: “Follow your passion.”<p>Following your passion is big. Passion is what really gets you going. Passion is what fuels you.<p>…

9 Ways to Smash Your Limiting Beliefs | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Limiting beliefs are beliefs that limit us. Put another way, they are excuses on why we fail or why we refuse to even try. Hold a belief long enough …

What Happens When You Stop Brushing Your Hair for a Week

Six women ditched the bristle—and each one had a very different seven-day experience.<p><i>The article was repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>So much of our identity is tangled up in our tresses. Our hair shows the world who we are—or who we want to be. And our combs and brushes play a big role …

Hair

How Having Babies Close Together Affects Your Body

More celebs are doing it. But should you?<p>Jessica Simpson, Megan Fox, and now Kristen Bell have more than just amazing careers in common—they also all got pregnant less than two years after their first child was born. That's right, in case you haven't heard, Kristen and her husband Dax Shepard are …

Pregnancy

How to Defrost Meat in Just 5 Minutes

No special equipment necessary!<p>Let's say you have a frozen chunk of meat you want to defrost before dinner, but (whoops!) you forgot to transfer it from the freezer to the fridge last night. Who hasn't been there?<p>Now, you don't have to risk overcooking the meat in your microwave if you want to have …

10 Causes of Brain Fog and Ways to Gain Clarity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Brain fog can be described as lack of mental clarity.<p>It’s as though you’re looking at the world through a stained glass. You know the stain is there, …

21 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Crush Your Fear of Failure

Imagine being able to stare your fear of failure in the face, and still have the confidence to take action? What would that do for your life? What …

What Would Your Life Be Like If It Wasn't Run by Pain?

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

11 Alternative Medicines Explained

Few people might think to call a balneotherapist when their face breaks out or a reflexologist when asthma flares. But <b>no matter how weird they might</b> …

Naturopathic Medicine

Why Letting Go Is Better Than Assigning Blame

If you hold on to pain inflicted by others, you risk missing an opportunity to move forward. Watch as Oprah explains why she had to let go of her …

Positive Thinking

3 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Life Purpose

That feeling that something is missing goes away when you lead a passion-filled life. The need to seek our purpose comes from a lack of passion. When you don't feel connected to your life, you lack purpose and passion.<p>Do you feel lost or as if something is missing in your life? Maybe you want to …

Justin Timberlake

76 Genius Coconut Oil Uses for Everyday Life

We’re going a little nuts for coconuts—or its oil, at least. But can you blame us? It turns out that this miracle oil is the solution to many of …

16 Books to Check Out in April 2014

This month we're reading a novel that explores a passionate affair, an enigmatic thriller from Emma Donoghue, a tale of a gender-bending artists and …

5 Signs You're Not Following Your Heart (And How to Fix Them) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

At one point in life, everyone dreamed. We all had grand ideas of what we wanted to do with our lives. But as we grow, life slowly starts to drain …

How to Consistently be a Calm Person Even if The Going Gets Tough | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How to be a calm person<p><i>There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.</i><i><br>– Willia Cather</i><p><i></i>We have all been through times that have been …

Iyanla Vanzant: 4 Ways to Stay Hopeful About the Future

Q: How Do I Stay Hopeful About the Future?<p>I've always believed that our thoughts are powerful—so powerful that they can influence what lies ahead. If …

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

A real-life atrocity that gets us to look at issues bigger than ourselves, a love story set along the Coney Island boardwalk and other tales we …

Signs Your Body Is Too Tired to Go On (Even if You're Not)

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

9 Hardcore Tips on Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s all being about hardcore!<p>I think way too many people want confidence in life, but sometimes, they’re just looking in the wrong places. People …

#1 Surprising Secret to Boost Self Esteem (Even If You Hate Yourself)

<i>“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” –Thich Nhat Hanh</i><p>You can boost self …

Self-help