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9 signs you’re dealing with an emotional manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again; "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being

There are two basic paths to becoming more attractive.<p>Become a better human being (internal)<br>• Become a better looking human being (external)<p>Here are a …

Our 11 favorite rooftop bars in Paris

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p>From the Perchoir and Molitor to Montana, these Parisian rooftop restaurants are the perfect places to see the most beautiful views in …

'Barracoon' Offers A Vivid, First-Hand Account Of Slavery In America

"I want to know who you are and how you came to be a slave." That was one of the first questions that Zora Neale Hurston asked 86-year-old Cudjo Lewis when she traveled from New York to Mobile, Ala., to interview him in the summer of 1927.<p>Back then, Hurston was studying anthropology at Columbia …

Black History

Meghan Markle Says Everyone Should Read These 5 Books in Their Lifetime

Are you seeing a pattern in Markle’s book choices yet?<p>In "The Four Agreements," author don Miguel Ruiz says humans have self-limiting beliefs that …

A Life Coach's Step-By-Step Guide To Quitting The Thing You Hate & Creating The Life Of Your Dreams

While January 1 may be a popular time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh, there's something about the blossoms of spring that evokes a sense of …

10 Reasons Why Intelligent People Never Achieve Success

A few decades ago, most people believed that there was a simple formula to success; the higher your IQ, the more successful you were. This turned out …

7 Apps to Download to Learn a New Hobby

Starting a new hobby often requires time and money—but if you don’t have much of either, you can skip the expensive in-person classes or tutorials, …

12 Easy Ways to Embrace Creativity in 2017

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>It’s a brand new year. Thank goodness, right? While many …

Creativity

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Project Management

Art of the one-liner: wit and grit for a deadly hit

For a while, I had the perfect tagline on my dating profile, and it was all thanks to the wit of Carrie Fisher: “Instant gratification takes too long.”<p>It alerted me to the dimmer bulbs in the chandelier. “Your tagline makes no sense. What could be quicker than instant?” Blocked!<p>But: “Great …

Literature

University Of Minnesota Health, Clinics & Surgery Center

CannonDesign<p>The University of Minnesota Health, Clinics, and Surgery Center offers five stories—342,000-square-feet—of ultra-efficient, high-tech solutions for the often stressful, tedious experience of receiving medical care. Traditional floorplans and strategies were rethought with modern …

Pumpkin Hummus

• <b>1 cup</b> cooked chickpeas.• <b><br>1 cup</b> pumpkin puree.• <b><br>1</b> garlic clove, minced.• <b><br>1 teaspoon</b> cumin, minced.• <b><br>1 tablespoon</b> lemon juice.<br>• sea salt, to taste.• <b><br>1/4 cup</b> …

13 Signs Of A Toxic Parent That Many People Don't Realize

There are 13 signs of a toxic parent that most people don't realize, and these parents can hurt their children in numerous ways.

Perfect Zucchini Slice

Ingredients<p>butter, for greasing.• <b><br>8</b> eggs.• <b><br>2 cloves</b> garlic, minced.• <b><br>1/2 bunch</b> kale, destemmed and leaves finely sliced.• <b><br>150 g</b> mature cheddar cheese (or …

Eggs

Paris Review - P. G. Wodehouse, The Art of Fiction No. 60

Interviewed by Gerald Clarke<p>Issue 64, Winter 1975<p>When I first went to see him, I telephoned P. G. Wodehouse and asked for directions from New York to his house on Long Island. He merely chuckled, as if I had asked him to compare Euclid with Einstein or attempt some other laughably impossible task. …

17 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day without getting drunk

Getting smashed, inebriated, plastered, or ossified (as we Irish sometimes say) does tend to go hand-in-hand with how St. Patrick's Day is …

Ireland

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

In 2012, I embarked on an eccentric project. Having realised how anglocentric my reading was, I decided to try to read a novel, short story collection or memoir from every UN-recognised country, plus former UN member Taiwan (then 196 nations in all), in a calendar year.<p>I set up a blog, …

Books

Uruguay Just Showed Up Everyone at the Paris Climate Conference

As the climate talks in Paris continue, Uruguay just took a huge step forward in slashing its carbon footprint. The country was pleased to report …

Uruguay

No, it’s not your imagination. A lot more kids are being severely injured playing sport.

Many more kids than ever before are suffering permanently debilitating sporting injuries – the kinds of injuries that only hard-core sporting adults …

Biomechanics

The Optimal Bow Shoots for the Future [Exclusive]

It's Robin Hood meets Robocop, but IRL.<p>With a brief hiatus between the invention of the gun and the establishment of non-lethal archery, humanity has spent the better part of the last 40,000 years or so in a race to invent the best bow possible. That quest ends now, thanks to a team using math to …

Why You Can't Hear the Calling of Your Soul When Fear Is in Charge (and How to Listen Anyway)

<b>Last week I helped out at my son's Montessori school during their art morning.</b><p>All children, aged 4-12, made paintings, dreamcatchers, little jars with candles. They painted sticks in bright colors. They painted each other; they were wearing their shirts inside-out to protect them from stains. It …

12 Ridiculously Simple Hacks Every Parent Needs In The Morning

<i>Ah</i>, mornings. There’s nothing quite like the birds chirping, the sun rising and the kids, well, not rising -- at least not without some coaxing first. As every mom or dad knows, getting the family dressed and out the door on time in the a.m. isn’t exactly the easiest feat -- medaling in the …

11 things that will happen when you move to Germany

1. You’ll get weird looks for smiling in public.<p>Americans in particular are used to smiling, especially when they’re feeling nervous or trying to fit …

The Perfect Parisian Boutique Hotel

Luxe Adventure TravelerIf ever there were a city that evokes romantic thoughts of strolling hand-in-hand and just being in love, Paris is it. Perhaps …

101 free things to do in London

Give your credit card a rest with these 101 fabulous London freebies.<p>Free museums<p>1. Come face-to-face with a roaring T-Rex and experience the …