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Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Virtual Reality

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

The 8 Smartest Things To Do With Your Money in Your 30s

After a decade of experimenting, failing, learning from those failures, and “figuring things out,” you might find yourself in a more secure financial …

Retirement

The Benefits of Spending Time Alone, According to Science

I’ve been in two long-term relationships (my first lasted seven years, and I’ve been with my current partner for five), and frankly the time in …

San Francisco

10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Draining Your Phone Battery

Some of these might surprise you...<p><b>1) Having your screen brightness up high</b>The more light your phone is emitting, the more battery life it's zapping. Either turn the brightness down in your settings, or switch on 'Auto-Brightness' if your phone has it, it'll naturally adjust your screen brightness …

Apps

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GIF Animations

You Don’t Need a Promotion to Grow at Work

As organizations run leaner and flatter, your ability to move up can stall much earlier in your career because, simply put, there’s no place to go. This is true whether you work for a corporation, nonprofit, or public agency. So what should you do when you reach that plateau and you’re only midway …

Human Resources

Become a Spontaneous Traveler by Using These Apps

Procrastinators, rejoice: a new crop of digital tools can help you book an entire trip in a matter of minutes, even mere hours before takeoff. So get …

New York City

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

Recipes

A Mother’s Darkly Humorous Portraits of ‘Domestic Bliss’

Inspired by a motherhood epiphany and the work of Cindy Sherman, photographer Susan Copich has spent the past four years creating a darkly comedic …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

This Social Media Heartthrob Is A Poet. And He Just Brought Poetry's Sexy Back.

Meet Tyler Knott Gregson. A photographer, author and buddhist who also happens to be one of the hottest poets in pop culture today thanks to social media and his legions of fans. Worshipped on pretty much every social platform out there, Gregson has single-handedly brought poetry's cool back.<p>So how …

Social Media

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Happiness

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

3 Questions Executives Should Ask Front-Line Workers

The higher up you go in an organization, the harder it is to stay in touch with what’s really happening on the front lines. And the bad news—if you hear it at all—is presented only in the best possible light. How do you get the real truth about what’s happening out in the field? How do you stay …

The Art of Saying a Professional Goodbye

Saying “goodbye” is one of those activities that seems so simple it hardly requires advance thought — and so endings creep up on us and catch us unprepared. We tend to default to our habitual responses whether or not they’ve been effective in the past. As a result we often miss opportunities to …

4 Things That Will Happen When You Go on a Romantic Weekend Away—Alone

A romantic weekend in a lovely beachfront hotel room sounds like just what most of us need about this freezing and bleak time of year, right? Well, I was lucky enough to get just that this past weekend, but with my usual life twist: I did it alone.<p>I headed down to Florida for the Clearwater Beach …

My Life in 7 Looks: Katie Cassidy

The actress launched a new style site and shares 7 chic outfits with BAZAAR.<p>Katie Cassidy and friend Lynsey Eaton recently launched new fashion and lifestyle site TomboyKC, which Cassidy explains the ethos of as "meant to reach women that collect stilettos but live in sneakers and love makeup but …

The Secret to Lean Innovation Is Making Learning a Priority

Lean innovation is being embraced by everyone — from the smallest start-ups to the largest global organizations. But in most cases, it’s still falling well short of its full potential because it either lacks or fails to tightly integrate with the mechanisms needed to systematically capture lessons …