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Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

How To Get Motivated And Crush Your New Year's Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but bouncing back to reality after the holidays isn’t easy. In fact, looking for inspiration on how to get motivated is almost a exercise in motivation itself. After eating all those yummy desserts and Christmas cookies, it takes some serious motivation to get back on track …

Why You Should Skip Resolutions This Year

The year 2014 is winding down. You’ve celebrated the holidays, you’ve created your Facebook “Year In Review," and you're probably starting to ponder …

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

Productivity

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

17 Ways to Make a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

Many of us who have used this time of year to turn our bodies around have fallen into the same cycle of failure: We’re frustrated with our size or …

Fitness

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

Airbnb sets its sights on the Chinese tourism boom

If you haven’t used Airbnb yet, you probably know someone who has—or at least you will soon, if the San Francisco-based startup and “sharing economy” paragon, which matches up hosts and travelers online, has its way. Now Airbnb is focusing its attention on Asia, where a newly-prosperous middle …

World Economic Forum

A Few Takes On How To Fix The Tech Industry's 'Bro' Problem

The tech industry's sometimes sexist "brogrammer" culture came into focus at least twice this week, making it as good a time as any to highlight the running conversation about how to constructively change the systemic, entrenched issues that allow for offensive apps like Titstare, which was …

Uber & Lyft have a secret weapon in the fight for regulatory approval: You

San Francisco To Test Online Participatory Budgeting

Taxpayers are sometimes the best people to decide how their money gets spent — sounds obvious, but usually we don’t have a direct say beyond who we elect. That’s changing for San Francisco residents.<p>It intends to be the first major US city to allow citizens to directly vote on portions of budget …

Regulators Clear iPhone for Use on China Mobile’s TD-LTE Network

Apple’s satellite iPhone event in Beijing came and went without the announcement of a new distribution agreement with China Mobile. But the …

"I was taught to think the next week or month or year will only get better than it is today. So I just keep waiting to see how great it will get!" -Stevie Ray Vaughan

Apple closes in on China Mobile's 700 million subscribers with iPhone approval

All signs point to an imminent deal<p>Yesterday, many expected Apple CEO Tim Cook to announce that the company had finally partnered with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile provider, to sell its devices into its previously untapped market of 700 million subscribers. But even though plans for the …