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10 Ways Teens Are Hiding Their Online Behavior from Parents

According to security company McAfee, most parents don’t actually know the <i>real</i> online behavior of their teens.<p>Veer<p>Remember the slogan from those old …

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Goodreads Picks Fall 2015’s Biggest Books

Just in time for the official start to autumn, Goodreads, the popular book recommendations site, has crunched the numbers on the titles you’ll be …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of …

Productivity Apps

Sleep Study: Drinking Coffee Before Bed Resets Body Clock

Coffee drunk late in the evening resets the internal body clock which regulates a host of biological functions and genes according to a natural …

Sleep

12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

Worried? Nervous? The distinction between anxiety disorders and "normal" anxiety isn't always clear.

Depression

How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on james clear<p>In the summer of 2010, Rachelle Friedman was preparing for one of the best periods of her life. She was recently engaged, surrounded by her best friends, and enjoying her bachelorette party.<p>Friedman and her friends were spending the day at the …

Happiness

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

21 Awesome Kids' Halloween Costumes To Start Making Now

Your kids will rule Halloween with these DIYs...if you can finish them in time.

Portable woodstove folds down, heats up tents, yurts & tiny homes

Camping often means getting comfortable with bugs, sleeping bags, temperamental weather and other joys of the outdoors. But besides building a nice …

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17 Books You Should Add To Your Usual Back-To-School List

Here's the alternative back-to-school reading list you've always wanted.<p>It's September and backpacks everywhere are lurching over shoulders, filled to the brim with sharp pencils, barely cracked textbooks and Trapper Keepers whose Velcro seams still scream with crispness.<p>Or, erm, it's 2015. So …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

I Did Standup Comedy Totally Naked

Back in October, I was sipping a 16 oz. PBR in the basement of the Creek and the Cave, a comedy joint and restaurant in Long Island City that serves the best damn flautas I’ve ever eaten, waiting for an open mic to begin.<p>As I stood waiting alongside a couple dozen other people who’d written down …

13 Surprising Things You Can Rent for Extra Cash

Okay. So you're intrigued by the whole idea of renting your stuff to make some extra money. But what exactly should you rent and how exactly do you …

21 Must-Read Fall Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>21 Must-Read Fall Books<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

11 Coming-Of-Age Books With The Power To Change Your Life

We are what we read. Time to revisit some of these classics.<p>There are some books that just stay with us, no matter how many decades ago we read them. In some cases, they gave voice to our lives and articulated our coming-of-age. Now, a few are showing up in our teenagers' high school literature …

11 Things Every Adult Should Know How To Make (And Not Buy)

Listen, we know you're the busiest. And we know that at 9 p.m. that tub of grocery-store hummus is calling your name. But you know something? Homemade hummus is so easy to make. And so. Much. Better.<p>Ahead, 11 recipes you should keep in your arsenal and be able to whip up from scratch (at any given …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: more of the best entries so far

Optical illusion lamps make it look like it you can see right through them

Tel Aviv-based designer Nir Chehanowski of ‘Studio Cheha’ has created a lamp collection that will make you do a double take – or even a triple take, …

Optical Illusions

This Tattoo Artist’s Bold + Dramatic Designs Are EVERYTHING

Bold, modern and geometric tattoos are kinda our jam here at Brit HQ. That’s why our latest #tattooercrush, Poland-based Marcin Aleksander Surowiec (aka @surowiec), has us crushin’ HARD. His dark and dramatic style is so rich in color and shadow that you will have a hard time believing these are …

38 Smart and Ingenious DIY Hacks Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Kitchen

#20 create a small folding table for festive enterntaining<p>#21 shoe holders can keep food organized in the pantry<p>#22 install a pegboard and hang …

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

10 'healthy' foods that aren't really healthy

The health foods aisle has a way of making guys fat—and unhealthy—and understandably pretty ticked off.<p>After all, isn't munching on (nasty-tasting) health foods supposed to be good for you?<p>If food manufacturers were really out to boost your health, yes. But their end goal isn't making consumers …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

7 Signs You're Ready for a Major Life Change

photo credit: IMG_4146 via photopin (license)<p>There are moments in life when we know we need to drastically shift the course of our lives in order to live a life we love and truly be happy. Moments that while sometimes scary, will lead to a change that allows us to grow, evolve, and finally become …

The Problem With Teens Is That They're Just Too Rational

Teenagers get dissed for being irrational and making bad decisions, which can lead to very bad things, like drunken driving, risky sex and drug use.<p>But what if the problem is really that teens are just a little too rational?<p>That's the argument of Scott Huettel, a professor of psychology and …