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Forget Dating Sites, Try Facebook Instead To Find the One

Online dating can be so stressful – filling out the profile and keeping up with all the interactions can feel like a job – so it’s no surprise that …

Social Media

3 Food Combos That Lead to Bloating (And What to Eat Instead!)

<b>MORE:</b> How to Get a Flatter Tummy Almost Instantly <b><br>Fruit + Protein or Starch</b> <br>Fruit contains simple sugars that require very little time to be digested, meaning they won't stay in your stomach for very long—at least under normal circumstances. But when you eat them with a protein, like eggs, or you …

Chia seeds contain 7.5 times the omega-3 content of salmon, as well as the highest protein content of any edible seed

(NaturalNews) A close relative of sage, chia (<i>Salvia hispanica</i>) has long been a major food crop of indigenous peoples from modern-day Mexico up …

Here Are a Bunch of Year-End Tax Moves To Do Now So Your April Isn't Horrible

<i>This time of year typically brings holiday parties, family time and, consequently, excessive drinking, which leaves little time for visits with your tax attorney. Still, it's crucial to use the year's final weeks to financially plan for year-end so that you can ensure you're doing everything you</i> …

Retirement

What's the Best Way to Organize My Bookmarks?

If you're like most of us, you've probably spent years building up a collection of bookmarks in your browser. So how do you go about taming that …

How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating, & Love Letting Go

‘People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.’ <b>~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The end …

Save Me

Oprah.com

Steve Jones : How do you prioritize your day?

“I prioritize my day, by focusing on the things that are most tangible and that are going to result in the best overall success for the business. Whether it is coming across an unexpected moment in the field, on the way to film something else, and taking the time to set up and capture the moment. …

Time Management

A Question That Can Change Your Life

For years I’ve exercised every day — doing weights, cardio, yoga — but despite my continuous effort, I haven’t seen much change.<p>Until a few months ago.<p>Recently, my body has changed. My muscles are stronger, more defined, and I’ve lost five pounds along with a visible layer of fat. So what did I do …

Why do we make mistakes? Blame your brain, the original autocorrecter

A normal functioning human sails blithely past errors in a text while understanding perfectly what it means. We see what it's convenient to see<p>Does Siri make us lazy? Does Facebook make us lonely? Does Twitter make us stupid? Will Google Glass make twitching, distracted Glassholes of us all? If …

Your Career Won’t Be Predictable, And That’s A Good Thing

There is no gold watch in your future. Careers just aren’t as predictable as they once were. Here’s how you can manage.<p>This is an excerpt from Mitch Joel’s <i>Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends On It</i>. © 2013 by Mitch Joel. Reprinted by permission of Business …

Gerard Butler’s New Movie Uses Vine, And Also Your Help, For Marketing

As more and more people try to figure out how to use Vine in their own lives, movie studios are trying to figure out how to use it in their marketing plans. Oscilloscope was the first to do so, releasing the film <i>It’s a Disaster</i> in six-second increments on the short-attention-span theater app. …

Matt Damon And Water.Org On Building A Winning YouTube Campaign: Toilet Striking

Turns out, Matt Damon is a really funny guy. And funny gets results, even when the subject is the plight of the 2.5 billion people around the globe who lack access to clean water and a toilet.<p>On February 11, Water.org launched StrikeWithMe.org, an unusual campaign to raise awareness of a vexing …

Old Spice’s Marketing Director Has A Tumblr, Is A Wolf Dog

The marketing team at Old Spice has made sweet social muscle music with spokeshunk Terry Crews, found walls within fourth walls and broken through them, and even redefined what it means to be a champion with weird wisdom from Green Bay Packer Greg Jennings. Now they’ve engineered a new character …

A Social Map That Knows The Nearby Restaurants (Or Dry Cleaners) Your Friends Like

What’s the best way to find out about good things in the neighborhood? Through people who know what’s good. That’s what new mapping app Citymaps wants to unlock.<p>These days, maps are much more than a guide for getting from point A to point B. They can (sometimes) perfectly time your walking trip so …

Games To Educate Teens About Dating Violence

The Life.Love. Game Design Challenge asks developers to find fun ways to teach teenagers that relationships aren’t supposed to be abusive.<p>After his daughter, Jennifer Ann, was murdered by an ex-boyfriend in 2006, Drew Crecente wondered what he could do to raise awareness about teen dating violence. …

The Most Honest States In The U.S.

Honesty is a tricky thing to measure. Most people would like to think they’re honest all the time, but even the most noble humans tell a white lie every once in a while. Nonetheless, Honest Tea has released something it calls the National Honesty Index–a ranking of states based on how honest people …

Breather: A Zipcar For Rooms When You Need Short-Term Work Or Relaxation

Ever just need a place to take a break for a few minutes? This new service will let you check out a room (in an office, say) for about $20 for an hour.<p>You can rent a room by-the-hour in most cities–but they tend not to be for everyone. Either rates are high (hotels charge half the nightly amount …

Robert Rodriguez On Creative Action: “You Don’t Have To Know Anything; You Just Have To Start”

The writer-director behind “Sin City” and “Spy Kids” discusses the creative power in acting without questioning and his new project with BlackBerry.<p><i>Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up.</i><p>Robert Rodriguez has been collaborating with his children for years. In …

The Heinz Beanz Flavor Experience Gives the “Musical” Food New Meaning

Do you find beans boring? Do they look terribly sad beside your hotdog? Well fork over 57 British pounds (about $86) and you’ll no longer feel blasé about your beans. Heinz has partnered with food artists Bompas & Parr to create a complete sensory experience–including musical spoons–around the act …

Street Artist JR Creates iPad App to Help You Track Down His Work

The artist who goes by JR believes that the street is “the largest gallery in the world.” If that’s the case, then this gallery is now officially offering a guided tour of his work.<p>JR’s most famous pieces are black-and-white lithograph portraits that are pasted at odd places. Some of these places …

Lock Your Doors: As Climate Change Increases, So Does Violence

From ancient China to today, major changes in the weather mean major changes in how people behave toward each other–for the worse. What does this mean for our future?<p>In 2008, researchers at the University of Minnesota discovered something funny about a stalagmite sourced from a cave in northwest …

Inf-Ho-Graphic: A Precisely Plotted Map of Area Codes In Which Ludacris Has “Hoes”

About 12 years ago, a young Southern rapper named Ludacris gussied up the <i>Rush Hour 2</i> soundtrack with an ode to his far-flung harem of waiting mistresses. “Area Codes” is less a song than a melodic list of locations throughout the continental United States in which Luda has established benefits with …

Career Accelerator 7/16/2013

The Case for Paying People More

McDonald’s and Walmart, the two biggest private-sector employers in the U.S., don’t pay their workers much. This more or less eternal truth is making one of its increasingly frequent appearances in the news this week. McDonald’s is catching flak for a “sample monthly budget” for employees that sets …

Don’t Make New Hires Conform; Instead, Focus on Their Individual Strengths

Newly hired employees of an Indian call center were at least <b>60% less</b> likely to leave within a period of a few months if they went through an onboarding process that, instead of emphasizing conformity, focused on their individual strengths, for example by highlighting what was “unique” about them, …

The Two-Minute Game that Reveals How People Perceive You

We often write about B-school research findings in this space. Now we’re going to let you take part. This video, presented by Harvard Business School associate professor Michael Norton, is a game. In fact, it’s the same game Norton used in research he recently conducted, so when you play the game …

Craft a Sustainable Career

Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. Year after year, you perform work that makes full use of your skills and challenges you to develop new ones. Your work not only interests you, it gives you a sense of meaning. You enjoy opportunities for learning and development. You work with …