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Proof that nagging does not work: study shows being positive is better motivation

In centuries past deterrents against nagging ranged from the notorious scold’s bridle to the ducking stool.<p>But now a psychological study has come up with what could be a much more powerful means of preventing nagging – evidence that it just does not work.<p>Research commissioned by the insurer Zurich …


5 Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know How to Cook

In your 20s, there’s a natural transition from dorm food to delivery and microwave fare. Unfortunately, that’s where some people stall, never making it out of the stage of pizza boxes and Chinese takeaway containers. But the step from ordering to home cooking shouldn’t be intimidating. Learning …

Little hassles, not stigma, limit tax credit claims - Futurity

Roughly 7 million US taxpayers fail to claim their Earned Income Tax Credit each year. A new approach has already prompted $4 million more in credits.


Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship

On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting.<p>Could that work have caused the loss of power that led to the U.S. container ship's sinking?<p>The vessel's owners …

Cruise Ships

I really love my daughter, but I'm not supposed to talk about that

When my daughter was 5 months old, we went to visit my husband’s family. A cousin shifted my daughter into her arms, and we gazed down at my baby’s sea storm eyes, her chick’s fluff of hair. “She’s beautiful,” the cousin said. “Don’t you just want to throw her out the window sometimes?”<p>In fact, I …


18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder,</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …


You Won’t Believe How Easy It Is to Make This Quartz Necklace

Our love for gems and druzies is burning strong these days, so we thought: What better addition to our DIY jewelry collection than this awesome quartz pendant necklace! This seriously multi-purpose statement piece is already our #1 pick for work, weddings and weekend brunch.<p>We put together a …

Emma Stone on Woody Allen, whitewashing and why Hollywood pairs her with older men

She’s equally at home in comic-book blockbusters, arthouse fare and awards bait, but could this coolly unflappable screen presence have made her first career missteps by returning to work with Allen on Irrational Man, and courting controversy in Aloha?<p>In the boiling mid-afternoon heat, Emma Stone …

Woody Allen

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

13 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You

Just say "no" to plastic drop cloths.<p>Professional painters are fast, efficient, and have mastered techniques that produce top-notch results while making it all look easy. Each painter has slightly different methods and preferences, but the pros all know the trade secrets, including these 13 tips.<p>1. …

Home Improvement

Michael Douglas: American male actors are too 'asexual' to get film roles

Veteran says that there are too many ‘sensitive young men’ in US film, allowing more macho and better trained Australian and British actors to take meaty roles<p>Days after Dustin Hoffman said that films had never been worse than they are today, fellow actor Michael Douglas has spoken out about what …

Dustin Hoffman

Old before your time? People age at wildly different rates, study confirms

Tests on physiological markers in nearly 1,000 38-year-olds found that some had biological ages many years older than their birthdates would suggest<p>If the school reunion was not proof enough, scientists have confirmed that people grow old at radically different rates, with some ageing much faster …

National Academy of Sciences

20 of the Most Charming Beach Towns Across America

Your summer travel planning starts here.<p>Some are well-known tourist destinations and others are quaint little seaside gems.

New England

17 Taylor Swift-Inspired Matching Top + Bottom Sets

There’s no time like the summah time to test-drive a new fashion trend. If it’s a flop, who cares?! In the midst of off-the-shoulder styles and “ugly” sandals that don’t appear to be going away anytime soon, we’re currently craving a good ol’ matching set. We’re talking more cool-girl, less …

Detroit mom pleads guilty to killing 2 children found in basement freezer

A Detroit woman who was arrested after two of her children's bodies were found in a basement freezer pleaded guilty to their murders Monday, prosecutors said.<p>Mitchelle Angela Blair, 35, pleaded guilty to two counts of murder for the deaths of son Steven Gage Berry, 9, and daughter Stoni Ann Blair, …


4 Flowers That Are Even More Beautiful Than Peonies

There's a full, dramatic bloom for every season.<p>The start of summer signals the end of peony season, sadly, but lookalike flower varieties are easy to come by — any time of the year.


A librarian found a copy of the original 'Star Wars' script, and it settles one of the biggest fan debates of the film

According to CBC— the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. — while trying to digitize the University of New Brunswick Library's science-fiction collection, librarian Kristian Brown stumbled upon an early draft of the "Star Wars" script.<p>The script, marked as a "fourth draft," is dated March 15, 1976, well …

American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown


Why can't we all sing well? Eurovision and the science of song

The Eurovision final raises many questions, but here’s a scientific one: why, when we’re all capable of song, are some of us are Abba whilst others are Scooch?<p>The Eurovision Song Contest, the continent’s annual carnival of the wacky and the weird, celebrates its 60th birthday in Vienna on Saturday …

Bob Dylan

Making It: Fashion Insiders Tell All

Getting your big break, landing that coveted job and loving what you do each day is a difficult feat no matter how you twist itbut it seems especially so in the rarefied world of fashion. Here, ... insiders, from editors to stylists and photographer<p>Getting your big break, landing that coveted job …

Met Gala

Marion Cotillard: “Our society makes people feel useless”

The French actress on shooting “Two Days, One Night” and playing a character who is addicted to Xanax<p>French actressMarion Cotillard rose to fame with her Oscar-winning turn as Edith Piaf in “La Vie En Rose<i>.</i>”She has since appeared in big budget Hollywood films such as Michael Mann’s “Public …

The Best Apps For People Who Don't Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

Personal Finance

Why We Hold Onto So Much Stuff, and How to Let Go --> Here are some of the underlying reasons why you’re reluctant to let go of physical objects, and some steps to take towards living a life less burdened by stuff.

How To Trick Others Into Doing Your Bidding

Soon, they'll be eating out of the palm of your hand.<p>We like to think of ourselves as rational beings, but there are many ways we can be subconsciously influenced. At least, that’s the premise of ABC’s new series <i>Mind Games</i>. Christian Slater and Steve Zahn star as consultants who use psychological …

Consumer Behavior