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This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

Architecture

People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

Emotional Intelligence

Here's What Happens When You Love Someone Who Doesn't Love You Back, Because Yes, It Hurts

I think we can all agree that unrequited love is one of the worst feelings imaginable. The pain of becoming attached to someone in a way that isn't …

12 high-paying side jobs you can do in your free time

If you’re looking to earn some extra money, gain experience in a new field or industry, fill some free time, or find a summer gig, side jobs can fill …

Employment

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

An Obsessive Overpacker Packs for a 16-Day International Vacation Using Only a Carry-On

<i>This content originally appeared on People.</i><p><b>What It Is:</b> Learning to be a better packer by following the directions in <i>How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any</i> …

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

worldclass

5 TEDx Talks That Will Help You Learn How to Focus

These TEDx talks teach the power of mindfulness and how it can help overcome common obstacles in your business and your life.<p>Although we know it's best to be fully present in everything we do throughout the day--it's tough to do this without practice and guidance on how to stay focused.<p>When we are …

Mindfulness

When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

Mindfulness

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …

Self-help

An actress lived for decades in this New York City apartment -- for $28 a month

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York City is hugely expensive. But until March of this year, one woman was lucky enough to occupy a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village -- one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods -- for the astonishing rent of $28.43 a month.<p>Yes, twenty-eight dollars. That's not a …

Greenwich Village

'Why It Took Me Two Years To Realise I Was In An Abusive Relationship'

24-year-old Chloe* thought that because her partner never hit her, he hadn't done anything bad enough to make her leave.<p><b>'I met Adam* through mutual friends on New Year’s Eve, and we instantly clicked. We lived 129 miles away from each other, but that didn’t stop us desperately wanting to be</b> …

I've Been Using This "Starter Serum," and I Haven't Worn Makeup Since

Though I'm expected to try an endless rotation of skincare products for the sake of reviews and maintaining a knowledge of the market as an editor, …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Italian Food

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

11 Best Derma Rollers for Women Over 50 to Make Your Skin Glow

A cream or serum that reduces wrinkles, prevents blemishes, boosts collagen, and removes under-eye bags might not exist, but the best derma rollers …

Skin Care

18 Dystopian Novels That Will Definitely, 100% Blow Your Mind

The future is dark, disturbing, and thrilling to read.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Top Earning Salespeople Use This 1 Easy Strategy to Outperform Everyone Else

Sales is one of the most common jobs in the US. But top salespeople know a secret--that can make them rich.<p>Let's start with the obvious: salespeople have a bad rap. That's because most people employed in sales are--wait for it--crappy salespeople. These are your typical pushy, slimy, or aggressive …

B2B

Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give life significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections.<p>These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Self-help

This Easy Hair Hack Will Take Your Ponytail to the Next Level

Kristin Ess, the genius behind Lucy Hale's gorgeous hair, will never cease to amaze me. Not only are her creations to die for, but they also are fairly easy to re-create in the comfort of our own homes. Recently, she started sharing quick tutorials on her Instagram page, and one of them …

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

Pew Research Center

This 5-Minute Habit Will Train Your Brain to Be More Positive

Incorporate a few minutes of gratitude into your day.<p><i>How can someone change their mindset to be more positive? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, growth mindset hacker,</b> …

Happiness

Falling In Love Isn't A Choice, But Staying In Love With One Person Forever Is

Everyone has different beliefs, especially when it comes to something as complicated as love. Some people feel that falling in love is all about …

The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

Baking is a form of altruism. What better excuse to make some cookies?<p>Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that’s been proven to boost your overall sense of well-being and help connect you with the people you love. But what if you just don’t have time for altruism during the busy …

Meet The ‘Huge Fatty Salad,’ Your Brain’s New Best Friend

The most essential ingredient is in the dressing.<p>Elaine Benes may have introduced the world to The Big Salad on “Seinfeld” in 1994, but in 2018 it’s all about The Huge Fatty Salad.<p>If you’re a human who’s ever lived through the month of January, you know America turns to salads when it’s time to …

Sleek, compact camper pod grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button

When you first see the Tipoon, it looks almost like an Airstream Basecamp smashed down to a lower height. You might think, you simply crawl inside …

Remote Controls

Growing pains: how Oregon wound up with way more pot than it can smoke

The state’s glut of marijuana – over 1m lb of unsold pot – is in many ways the result of an industry still finding its feet<p>Trey Willison, a cannabis farmer in Eugene, first started worrying last May about there being too much marijuana in Oregon. He had sold all his “clone” plants to other growers, …

Cannabis

What could be better than unlimited paid time off? Growing number of employers offer the benefit.

Unlimited paid time off — it sounds like a benefit that could lead to work left undone and a sagging bottom line.Though not widespread, it is an …

Death of the meeting? Youngsters prefer to use chat apps at work

Chat apps are set to shake up the way companies operate as more young people enter the workforce, a <b>Microsoft</b> survey has found.<p>The technology firm …