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'Boyhood' Is a Remarkable Cinematic Achievement [Sundance 2014 Review & Video Blog] – /Film

<b>Richard Linklater</b> has truly created something special with his new film <i>Boyhood</i> — a remarkable, beautiful, cinematic achievement, like nothing you …

And Your 2014 Oscar Nominees Are...

Chris Hemsworth joined Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs this morning at 8:40am EST to announce the Oscar nominations for the 86th Annual Academy …

Celebrating the Oldest-Ever Class of Best Actress Nominess

It doesn’t take much time at all in Oscar’s company to notice it. Though the golden icon divides his time evenly between male and female companions each year, he’s painfully obvious about his types. Oscar likes his men weathered and accomplished, and his women young and beautiful and full of …

Oscar nominations 2014: Is the academy over Tom Hanks?

Tom Hanks is one of the most popular, most decorated actors in Hollywood, and this year he delivered well-regarded performances in two films that were considered Academy Award contenders: "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."<p>However, when Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning, …

Tom Hanks

Will Steve McQueen be first black film-maker to win best director Oscar?

Steve McQueen may not be the favourite to win the Oscar for best director when the statuettes are handed out on 2 March, but if he does it will represent a historic breakthrough for black film-makers: none has ever been honoured in this category and only two others have even been nominated – John …

The 28 Movies To See Before Oscar Night

Now that the Oscar nominations are here and we know which movies are truly the year's so-called best, it's time to gear up your to-do list with the many films you probably haven't seen yet. Because come March 2, you're going to want to know what the heck Ellen DeGeneres is talking about when she …

How to be Less Sensitive and More Positive

Have you ever found yourself freaking out because someone else told you about something that made you fuming mad and yet in the end, it was not such …

How A Quiet Walk Saves Your Creativity (And Sanity)

Our days are short on sunlight and packed with too much stimulation. Here’s why a walk outside (even when the weather is gross) can refresh your focus.<p>Blogger-marketer-entrepreneur Herbert Lui was trying everything to get over the 3 p.m. slump: he was swilling coffee, splashing water on his face, …

Productivity

The Big Chill-Out: How Meditation Can Help With Everything

Changing the way your genes express themselves, coaxing you to actually understand yourself, and finally letting you really relax: Meditation is well worth getting familiar with.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re</i> …

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Body Image Affirmations: 10 Mantras To Help You Stop Stressing About Your Appearance

It can be challenging to feel good about your body when you're surrounded by photos of airbrushed celebrities, dangerous images of 'thinspiration,' and body-shaming friends. In fact, a whopping 90 percent of girls ages 15 to 17 want to change something about the way they look, most frequently …

Reframe Your Thoughts - Change Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Studies show that people who can change their situation gain less from changing their mindset than those who have no control over their situation.<p>If …

Why Mindfulness is a Critical Tool for Living with MS

<i>I wrote this blog over a year ago, and I thought I’d refresh it and give it another run out. MS is the reason that I found mindfulness, so I choose</i> …

Mindfulness

Ask Healthy Living: Why Do I Wake Up Minutes Before My Alarm Goes Off?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

Maximizing Nutrition and Elimination of Heavy Metals Comes From Blending, Not Juicing

Dr. Marianna Pochelli, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Soluble dietary fibers promote metabolic benefits on body weight and glucose control. The benefits …

7 Foods a Nutritionist Would Never Eat

David Dack, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Certain foods have been shown to be the culprit to some of health troubles that we are facing today. From obesity, …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

How To Organize Your Closet

This month at Decoist, we’re on a home improvement kick. From the magic of a new rug purchase to simple strategies for freshening up your interior, …

Public or private schools

By VANAJA THOMAS<p>Growing up in Kuala Lumpur, my family instilled in me a strong sense of the value of education.<p>Being Sri Lankan, education to them …

Wine Tips For Beginners

There was a time when I had an interest in wine . . . and an absolute fear of it as well. Wine seemed fun, delicious, social and a great complement …

Password Protect Your Devices

Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.

4 Quick Ways to Help You Stay Focused

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you written yet another to-do list, hoping it would make you more productive? I can imagine you from here: rewriting projects that have been hanging on -- even forwarding an email to yourself to kick it back to the top of …

Productivity

The Best Ways To Spend A Free 20 Minutes

Don’t think you can do anything meaningful with only a handful of time? Then let us make a few productivity-enhancing, soul-satisfying suggestions.<p>Here’s a deceptively profound question, courtesy of designer-blogger Mike Moloney: what do you do when you have a pocket full of free time? Do you …

Existentialism

15 Tips for Starting and Maintaining a Successful Photography Business

The professional photography industry can be a scary place for the new photographer trying to earn a living doing what he or she loves by …

Don't Feed the Bears: Ethics in Wildlife Photography and Filmmaking

Wildlife photographer weighs in on the dos and don'ts of his profession.<p>Photography sure ain't what it used to be.<p><b>Not that that's a bad thing. Today's improved access to the world and ever-changing technology allows image-makers to reveal the invisible, to capture more intricate detail and more</b> …

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First published on Mon 20 Jan 2014 07.57 EST

Fruit Fuel: Oranges

Oranges are packed with vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron, critical for transporting oxygen to muscles. Add an orange before and after training for the greatest benefit.