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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

These Little-Known Amazon Skincare Products Have Huge Followings

If we're being honest, Amazon is much more than an e-commerce giant; it's a community. Many consumers are repeat shoppers (with Prime, how can you …

33 Sephora employees reveal the one product you should buy

With its many gleaming rows of beauty products, Sephora is a makeup lover's heaven. But it can also be a nightmare — with so many options, it's hard to know what's really worth spending money on.<p>To narrow down the beauty chain's must-have products, INSIDER asked store employees, as well as Sephora …

Makeup

Here Are The Most Beautiful Photos Of Motherhood Over The Past 100 Years

A century of motherhood in pictures.

This $20 Vitamin C Serum Is a Best Seller on Amazon

When you think of places to purchase skincare essentials from, it's likely that Ulta, Sephora, Target, and other similar traditional beauty retailers …

Skin Care

What No One Tells You About Having a Baby

<i>Sarah got pregnant in January 2017 and gave birth in October. She’s been shocked by the experience since the very beginning and worries the lack of</i> …

Pregnancy

26 Places Interior Designers Love To Shop

Interior designers spill their best sources for furnishings and home decor.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

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Father shows expert parenting skills with genius tooth fairy note to son

A father has been praised for his expert parenting skills by penning a brilliant tooth fairy note to his son.<p>Father-of-three Henry Warren explained his son is “dreadful at brushing his teeth”, adding: “Turns out the Tooth Fairy has had enough.”<p>The formal letter explains the tooth fairy will not be …

Kids

The 9 Best Dermatologist-Approved Sunscreens for Summer

Summer is finally here, and while the season is synonymous with rosé-filled weekends spent poolside for some, or riding waves for others, it also recalls the often-dreaded task of applying and reapplying layers of thick sunscreen for all. With the weekend in reach and plenty of new foolproof …

Skin Care

This New Cocktail Trend Is Going to Change the Way You Make Drinks

A French press obviously makes amazing coffee recipes, but its uses lie far beyond your morning cuppa Joe. Get ready to have your mind truly blown by an innovative yet surprisingly common sense use for this flavor-infusing machine: Craft cocktail recipes. Bars all over the country are employing …

Cocktails

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, in 2006, a few years after I dropped out of Bible school and stopped believing in God. I was living alone in Chicago’s southern industrial sector and working nights as a cocktail waitress. I was not well. Beyond the people I worked …

Singularity

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

Turmeric Chicken with Tzatziki

More than adding color, turmeric also provides a distinct flavor to this chicken, ginger and tangy yogurt sauce recipe.<p>Turmeric is all the rage for …

Recipes

Dream attics: 9 inspiring examples

Having a room like an attic could be one of the most surprising features that a house can offer. Many times left in neglect with boxes of things we …

A Superior Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is one of the most painless and pleasing things to make in a home kitchen. But do modern cooks know that?<p>During America’s inexorable march toward processed food, chicken soup became something to buy, not something to make — Campbell’s alone produces more than 50 varieties — and many …

Acclaimed Brazilian film makes splash despite political battles and cries of censorship

An internationally acclaimed Brazilian film received the equivalent of an X rating, perhaps because of a political stand taken by the cast. But despite the controversy and alleged censorship surrounding Kleber Mendonca Filho's "Aquarius," it has made a big splash at the box office in a large and …

The HIIT Yoga Workout Will Satisfy All Your Calorie-Blasting and De-Stressing Needs

Rev those endorphins when you’re stressed AF.<p>The struggle is real: You crave the calorie-crushing results you get from high-intensity interval workouts, but you also love getting down with downward-facing dog. Enter Insta-famous trainer Alexis Novak, of Los Angeles, who created a solution for those …

Exercise

101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Online

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

Would You Put Your Baby To Sleep In A $1K Robotic Bassinet?

Designed by Fuseproject’s Yves Behar, Snoo uses AI and robotics to soothe infants to sleep. But at $1,160, it isn’t cheap.<p>The shrill scream of an infant isn’t just a nuisance, Dr. Harvey Karp argues; it’s a health problem for new parents battling stress and physical and mental exhaustion wrought by …

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

One way they do this is by asking seemingly simple questions that get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal; queries that …

Moms share: 6 things I wish I had known about having a baby later in life

TODAY's own Hoda Kotb is a new mom at age 52!<p>Motherhood often does feel like a blessing — except when stomach viruses or potty training or cranky teenagers are involved. But does new motherhood over the age of 40 or 50 look different than it does in a woman's 20s? Yes, say the women who have lived …

A mysterious polio-like illness that paralyzes people may be surging this year

Before dinner on July 29, 3-year-old Carter Roberts of Chesterfield, Va., seemed perfectly healthy. That evening, he vomited. When he woke up the next morning with a slight fever of 99 degrees, his mother, Robin Roberts, figured that he was coming down with a cold. The next morning, she found him …

Public Health

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by …

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

Dinesh D'Souza: 'Hillary has no vision for America'

Filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza isn't holding back with his new film “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.”<p>D’Souza told FOX411 his movie goes beyond just Hillary Clinton.<p>“Hillary is a kind of crowning pinnacle of the film, but the film is actually a kind of systematic …

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Is Buying Organic Really Worth It?

Here's how organic food compares to conventional alternatives.<p>Buying organic food typically involves shelling out a premium. But is the extra pinch to the pocket actually worth it?<p>Last week, a Department of Agriculture report revealed just how much it really costs to shop organic.<p>Organic eggs, milk …