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The Shut-In Economy

In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st century servant.<p><b>By Lauren Smiley</b><p><b>Angel the</b> …

52 Ways to Chase Stress Away

Stress attacks in all sorts of ways—here’s how to control, contain, and conquer it<p>It’s hard to say, exactly, what the worst part about stress is. Is it the tightness that starts somewhere around your solar plexus, then extends out to your toenails, earlobes, and cerebellum? Is it randomly snapping …

Inside Ashton Kutcher's celebrity-powered viral media empire, which no one knows exists

It's called A+, and in a little over a year, it's gone from irrelevancy to being one of the top 50 most popular websites in the United States. It has grown off the back of "stories that make a difference and create positive change" — and by leveraging Ashton Kutcher's massive following on social …

Ashton Kutcher

The 5 New Skills Today’s On-Air Radio Talent Should Have

“You’re saying I need to know what now”?<p>At different points throughout the ages, on-air talent has needed different skillsets to connect with an …

Viral

The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web

Katharine Viner, deputy editor of the Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia, gave the AN Smith lecture in Melbourne on Wednesday night. Here's her speech<p>I'd like to begin with a true story.<p>I was recently conducting a job interview for a Guardian role, and I asked the interviewee, who …

Advice for Newlyweds: 5 Main Sources of Conflict and Steps to Resolve Them

This article contains advice for newlyweds. Learn more about the 5 main sources of marital conflict and steps to resolve them.

Facebook

The '2-Minute Rule' Is The Easiest Way To Quit Procrastinating For Good

Recently, I've been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same time.<p>I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that …

Procrastination

Stop Chasing Success. Seek Significance.

<i>“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It</i> …

Motivation

12 Ways to Boost Your Energy in the Morning

Are you a “morning person?”<p>You know, the type who jumps out of bed, bounding with energy and ready to face the day?<p>Me neither.<p>Most of us wake up …

6 Reasons Why Exercise Makes You Happy

Sure, you know exercise is good for you. It keeps your weight in check, makes you stronger, and keeps you feeling youthful and staying active into …

Self-improvement

The sad realisation that you've stopped reading books

"There is a value in the deeper nourishment of books. I believe – I remember – that they offer far greater nuance than most other forms. The best …

6 Easy To Install Productivity Habits

Each time I come back from a long or short holiday, I find the task of throwing myself back into work a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Is it …

If You Didn't Like Reading Maps Before You See This, You'll Love it After

Do you know you can learn many mind-blowing facts from the maps? Understand more about the world and fun facts around the globe now.

Health

How To Turn An Argument Into A Productive Discussion

You're a couple in love. Naturally, you're going to fight once in a while. However, being frustrated or angry with your partner doesn't have to be …

Marriage Secrets Of Highly Successful Couples

<b>By Victor M. Parachin for YourTango.com</b><p>Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the "secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship."<p>Kevin responded, "I married a wonderful woman and made the commitment to apply myself to the relationship with the same energy that I …

Tony Abbott has another rival in the toughest race of his life – himself

The fiercely competitive opposition leader has had to stifle parts of his own personality to package himself as a potential PM<p>This is Tony Abbott's election to lose. Abbott's old boss John Hewson made this observation, and he's right.<p>He also told a story that takes you to the essence of the person …

25 Reasons Being In A Relationship Makes You A Better Person

1. You get to learn that your interests aren’t the only interests in the world, and that there are so many fun, cool things you would have never …

It's Time for a Digital Intervention | Superhype

Take control of digital technology before the digital world takes control of you.<p>That’s a key message of a July 16 <i>Newsweek</i> article by Tony Dokoupil, …

Make money from music- can you really still do it?

Once again, the subject of whether, as an independent artist, you can live off the revenue from your productions has been in the news. After Thom …

30 Reasons To Keep On Keeping On

1. Nothing beautiful ever came from an easy life. Nothing truly incredible ever came from times of ease and contentment. We’d never enjoy the daytime …

10 Easy Activities Science Has Proven Will Make You Happier Today

<i>A thankful message, spending on others, listening to music, happy daydreams and more…</i>> Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps …

4 Things You Can Do at Your Desk to Be Happier

Sure, lounging on a tropical beach would lift your mood, but so will these simple strategies you can do right now.<p>Happiness is a big, central goal for many of us and so is can feel like achieving it must involve big actions. But while finally learning to paraglide or making that career change you …

Happiness

Alan Turing's Best Productivity Tricks

Alan Turing is one of history's first computer scientists. Not only was he a mathematician, logician, and cryptanalyst, he was also one of the most …

Review: Google Chromecast

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”-Sir Arthur C. Clarke<p>It’s probably the most overused quote in tech writing… which sucks, because I’d really like to use it to describe how I feel about the Chromecast.<p>The Chromecast is deceptively simple: you plug it into your …

Master Your “Body Clock” to Eat, Sleep, and Work More Efficiently

<i>Why are so many Olympic records broken in the afternoon? Does the body perform differently at this time of day than say, early morning? The team at</i> …

Sleep

Hold Off On The U-Haul

You’re so in love, you want to spend forever with them, you want to spend every moment with them…YAY FOR YOU!! But you’re probably jumping the gun a …

Why you should deactivate your Facebook account

<i>This post was originally published on Mashable.</i><p>In today's world, not having Facebook is akin to leprosy. Surely something must be wrong with you if …

Social Media