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12 Top Positive Psychology Courses You Can Take Online

Andresr/Shutterstock.com<p>Boost your happiness IQ from the comfort of your own computer.<p>What brings a sense of purpose to our lives? Why is gratitude …

Happiness
Australia

12 Apps That’ll Help You Organize *Everything*

With the new year already underway, now is a great time to start getting organized. Even though we love planning out our lives in our paper planner, we also need some organization hacks on-the-go… both for our digital lives and our real lives. That’s why we’re super excited to share our top apps …

Apps

They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

Parenting

What Are the Best Workout Leggings?

Last summer we heard rumors that the athleisure bubble was about to burst, but let’s face it: Once you start wearing leggings as pants, there’s no …

Clothing

The 11 Fashion Pieces You Should Buy in January (Because We Definitely Are)

We hate to point out the obvious, but it's January. It's the first month of the year. It's 2017. And depending on where you live, it's very cold …

7 Financial Habits That Make You Smarter With Your Money

Being informed financially is an essential factor for building wealth. Most of the time the wealthy maintain solid financial and money habits that …

Personal Finance

8 Clever Money-Saving Tricks to Try This Year

Pick one of these hacks and join us.<p>Ask people for their money-related New Year’s resolutions, and there are usually two that float to the top: Save …

The Best Boots for Walking on Slippery Ice, According to Science

Walking in a winter wonderland can be beautiful, but it can also be downright treacherous if you don’t have the right footwear. So a team of Canadian …

30 Things You Finally Need to Get Done in Your Home This Month

Once you finish, you'll be over-the-moon happy.<p>Most people set resolutions in January. But instead of making goals for the entire year, we want to challenge you to do these 30 tasks before the end of the month to set your home up for success. Trust us, it'll make 2017 your cleanest, most organized …

One-Pot Wonder: Make Caldo Verde (Portuguese Potato Kale Soup) in Just 30 Minutes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Caldo verde</i>, a potato and kale soup from northern Portugal, is one of those dishes that seem custom-made for lazy rainy days, when you want something hearty and comforting but don't feel like putting in a ton of effort. It's made with a few cheap and simple …

7 New Drugstore Beauty Launches to Snatch Up in September

You know that ancient proverb, "Give a woman some face cream and she has good skin for a day; teach a woman to shop and she has good skin for a …

Beauty

All the Easy, Impressive Snacks and Desserts You Can Make with Frozen Puff Pastry

Given the festive nature of the holiday season, cooking can veer towards the elaborate, so it helps to have some quick and easy dishes that impress …

These Books Can Actually Transform Your Health

The power of words<p>Books can bore, enchant, educate or scare you. They can also inspire you – and more. “Books saved me and gave me the lessons, the …

These Three Strategies Will Help You Keep Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions

Getting healthy and fit is the most common new year’s resolution for most people. If you want to achieve that goal—or any goal in the new year, …

Most Popular Personal Finance Posts of 2016

Money management isn’t easy, but we do our best to break it down for you. Here are some of our best personal finance guides, primers, and explainers …

Finance

Deseat.me Finds and Helps You Delete Random Accounts You've Signed Up For

Gmail: When you sign up for any online service, you usually need to add an email address. If you usually use a Gmail account, Deseat.me can scour …

Kylie Jenner's Go-To Winter Face Mask Is a $13 Drugstore Favorite

At 19-years-old, Kylie Jenner has already established herself as an authority on makeup hacks, hair coloring, and, duh, lips. When she shares a beauty recommendation, millions of people listen. And that's why we love when her beauty favorites turn out to be drugstore picks that even us …

10 Cult Clothing Items We Learned Through Word-of-Mouth

Like a viral video of kittens, or a tweet, there are fashion items that gain momentum through word of mouth. These items may not immediately fly off …

Clothing

The "Game of Life" System Tracks and Changes Your Habits

Building good habits is a difficult process. Most experts recommend doing it through small changes and not being hard on yourself when you falter. …

Schadenfreude

The Best Winter Nail Polish Colors for 2017

One of the best things about winter—right behind the holiday sales, the festive bags, and layers of cozy fabric we'll cocoon in from now until March—is the fun that comes with swapping the bright shades we've had in rotation for something more evocative of sweater weather. We're talking nail colors …

American History Comes Alive at These Cool Presidential Sites

Yes, Washington DC is the epicenter of American presidential history, but each one of the country's leaders has a site dedicated to his legacy. Here …

Black History

These Are the Secret Ingredients That Experts Add to Their Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are one of the easiest yet most complicated dishes to make. Simple tweaks to your cooking method and ingredients can mean the difference between gluey, underwhelming mashed potatoes and creamy, lump-free, flavorful ones. This holiday season, take a cue from the experts and avoid …

Cooking

22 Pumpkin Pie Alternative Recipes So Tasty, You Won’t Miss a Thing

Since everyone’s in PSL mode, it’s only natural to turn your thoughts to upcoming holiday baking, with visions of the ultimate pumpkin pie dancing in your head. But if the classic custard, cream and crust combo doesn’t do it for you anymore — maybe you’ve gone grain-free or dairy-free, or maybe you …

Dessert

Here's 7 Recipes That You Need To Make For Thanksgiving This Year

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sauced: Five Turkey Gravy Variations for Thanksgiving

A great gravy can make (or break) the Thanksgiving meal—that concentrated, rich turkey flavor injects life into ho hum breast meat, adds the right savory touch to mashed potatoes, and is equally good smothered on biscuits. The best part is that gravy takes about as long to make as the bird needs to …

How to Defeat Laziness, According to a Performance Psychologist

Laziness almost always begins with a mental tug-of-war between what you want to be doing and what you <i>should</i> be doing. For example, your brain knows …

3 Priceless Zen Teachings on Fear

If the ego had an engine, its fuel would be fear. Trepidation isn’t all bad, but it certainly has its time and place. Fear can render us quivering …