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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 Control and Conquer Stress

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 at innocent—and, occasionally, quite guilty—coworkers and loved ones? Is it …

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 …

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 …

Social Media

The rise of the reader: journalism in the age of the open web | Katharine Viner

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

In the US, couples tying the knot spend on average $20,000 on their wedding. Meanwhile, 50 percent of marriages end in divorce.<p>Although “happily ever …

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> …

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

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

Motivation

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

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 who would be Australia's next prime minister. The tale dates from the early 1990s. They had flown in to Uluru. Hewson was at …

25 Reasons Being In A Relationship Makes You A Better Person

By Sophie Martin,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/13Afyxs<p>1. You get to learn that your interests aren’t the only interests in the world, and that …

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

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/16zeSXt<p>1. Nothing beautiful ever came from an easy life. Nothing truly incredible ever came from …

10 Easy Activities Science Has Proven Will Make You Happier Today - PsyBlog

A thankful message, spending on others, listening to music, happy daydreams and more…<p>Science can make you happier. Do at least some of these …

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 …

F1 perfects formula for financial success

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Formula One Group has more than doubled revenues over past decade<br>• Over $1.5 billion was generated in 2011 with revenues expected to rise further<br>• Fees charged to promoters of Asia races and TV rights money has been key to rapid growth<br>• Top teams (Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull) in good …

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> …

Hold Off On The U-Haul

By Claire Selius,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/12HdZbR<p>You’re so in love, you want to spend forever with them, you want to spend every moment with …

Why you should deactivate your Facebook account

So why not simply log off? Though it's much easier said than done, willpower comes in stages. Deactivating could be the cold turkey option, but …