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13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

10 of the best beach bars in Portugal

NORTH OF LISBON<p>Bar Do Guincho, Praia do Guincho, Alcabideche<p>Praia Grande do Guincho is a soft stretch of beach just north of Cascais with reliable north-westerly winds; it hosts national and international surf and kitesurfing competitions. Luis Rebelo’s chilled and slick beach bar opens June to …

How SoftBank’s $100B fund is in a league all its own

For the average American, the name “SoftBank” doesn’t mean much.<p>It’s neither soft nor, technically, a bank. It’s a sprawling Japanese mobile carrier, internet service provider and holding company for other businesses ranging from cloud services and self-driving cars to energy trading. And its …

How to avoid a classic mistake super-qualified job seekers make

<b>• But sometimes the more experience you have, the more information you include, and your message becomes muddled — and less effective.</b><p><b>• Refine your story by picking a problem that the employer might be facing, and tailor your experience to show how you could be the solution.</b><p>With years and years of …

A smartphone user's guide to staying focused throughout the day

"Get off Instagram and stay off Twitter" has become my mantra as I work in silence at home, with every distraction at my whim and no one around to …

Sean Spicer resigns, and Twitter is inconsolable

Although many on left-leaning Twitter would claim to have hated former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, there’s no doubt they relished every …

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week

The weekends are needed for recharging, but doing this one activity for one hour is what sets the high performers apart from everyone else.<p>The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, …

Time Management

75 Mobile Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Xenoraid<p>You may think you've played shoot em' up games like <i>Xenoraid</i> before, piloting a spacecraft through oncoming waves of enemies. But Xenoraid …

Want to Create Your Own Apps? Apple Will Teach You How to Code--for Free

If you want to learn to create and code apps, all you need is an iBooks account and a willingness to try.<p>Maybe you have a cool app in mind that you would like to develop, but you don't know whom to hire to code it, much less have the money. No problem: For DIY types of people, Apple has released a …

Apps

31 Simple Marketing Cheat Sheets For Business Owners That Don't Understand Marketing

Marketing your business can be tough, and it helps to have excellent resources to keep you up-to-date and effective.<p>This list covers 31 of my favorite guides, checklists and cheat sheets that cover the basics of marketing: everything from SEO, to email marketing, to social media, to blogging. Add …

Marketing

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Meditation

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves Your Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

Data Visualization 101: How to Make Better Pie Charts and Bar Graphs

As business people and marketers, we traffic in data. It’s what we use to make decisions (even gut decisions). Data is also how we communicate the …

It's All About Texture: These 10 Materials Will Set Your Kitchen Apart

What direction will the design of the kitchen take in 2017? That's a question we've been asking ourselves for the past few weeks, and today we're …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Books

Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken | Mark Goldring

Oxfam’s statistics are beyond belief. Inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy – and it’s getting worse<p>Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept.<p>Last year we said we would have …

Globalization

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

Literature

The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate

“A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it.”<p>Trees dominate the world’s the oldest living organisms. Since the dawn of our species, they have been our silent companions, permeating our most enduring tales and never ceasing to inspire fantastical cosmogonies. Hermann Hesse called …

Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

Sometimes, your approach to health and fitness needs a whole new mindset. Tomorrow is the day when we face up to our new year resolutions, particularly when it comes to our bodies. We will be different in 2017, we tell ourselves. We will be fitter, leaner, more effective in our lives.<p>This is …

Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here are some of the things to love about sweat-drenched, heart-pumping fitness …

Mindfulness

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young

The way boys and girls are socialized has long-term effects on their success.<p>The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers …

Self-improvement

17 useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

Mad About Brock Turner? Maybe You Shouldn't Be.

This should surprise no one.<p>Brock Turner, the man who raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster (and the newly minted poster boy for campus rape), was released on Friday after serving just three months of his six-month sentence.<p>Everyone is rightfully angered about the sentencing and the …

Brock Turner, Convicted Sexual Assault Offender, Released From Jail After 3 Months

Brock Turner walked free from a California jail early Friday after serving three months of his six-month sentence in a rape case that has drawn outcry over how certain sexual assault offenders are sentenced.<p>The ex-Stanford swimmer left the Santa Clara County Jail alone just after 6 a.m. local time, …

Judge Aaron Persky Cleared Of Misconduct In Stanford Sex Assault Case

The lenient sentence shows no "clear and convincing evidence of bias," a judicial panel said.<p>An embattled California judge did nothing wrong sentencing an ex-Stanford University athlete to just six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, a state judicial panel said Monday.<p>Santa …

Missing Link Between Gut and Brain Discovered With Big Implications for Disease

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified immune cells in the membranes around the brain that could be a ‘missing link’ in the gut-brain axis. The immune</i> …

Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city governement entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached …

I polled 1,500 people about their best relationship advice — and everyone said the same thing

I think most newlyweds do this — ask for advice, I mean, not s--- the same bed — especially after a few cocktails from the open bar they just paid way too much money for.<p>But, of course, not being satisfied with just a few wise words, I had to take it a step further.<p>See, I have access to hundreds of …

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …