Sharie Ong

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What’s Really Hot on Dating Sites? Proper Grammar

On dating sites, spelling, punctuation are judged; ‘Are you kidding?’<p>By<p>Georgia Wells<p>Georgia Wells<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@georgia_wells<p>georgia.e.wells<p>Google+<p>georgia.wells@wsj.com<p>When Jeff Cohen was getting ready to meet his OkCupid date for drinks in Manhattan, he started to have second …

Linguistics

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

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7 Books for Your October Reading List

Reading suggestions for every fall goal, from making a strong one to working well with others.<p>Reading suggestions for every fall goal, from making a strong one to working well with others.

How Writing Down One Sentence A Day Can Make You Happier

Most people (myself included) have started and stopped a journal or a diary quite a few times over the course of their lives. The idea of a personal …

Happiness

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

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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, Solutionbank.org.</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 …

Entrepreneurship

Thanks to his amazing makeup technique, this guy can make himself look like a 2D drawing

But as the Instagram feed of makeup artist Argenis Pinal proves, when you're a diehard fan of both these worlds, the results can be incredible.<p>Pinal makes himself up to look like characters straight from the pages of everyone's favorite comic books. He doesn't just look like the real-life movie …

The Only 20-Minute Outdoor Workout You'll Need This Summer

Sweet summertime has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than pausing that gym membership, saving a little cash and taking your workouts outside?<p>There are so many bodyweight-based exercise moves you can combine to create workout circuits that are challenging and effective anywhere and …

Mom’s Lunchbox Letters To Daughter Published 11 Yrs Later Should Be Read By Every Kid

Busy mom Stephanie Skylar wrote her daughter Skye Gould 100-plus letters over the 2003-2004 school year when Skye was in 6th grade, and now, Skye has …

Pull Quote

New Map Charts Progress of 129 Nations as World Hunger Falls to 25-Year Low<p>Percentage of undernourished population<p>Since 1990-92, undernourishment has dropped from 18.6 percent to a projection of 10.9 percent for 2014-16, very close to the UN’s target of halving the proportion of undernourished …

Central Africa

Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends (Slides)

In the 20 years since the Netscape IPO, 39 percent of the world's population came online, up from .06 percent.<p>Two decades after 1995, the year of the Netscape IPO, the Internet population has exploded in size, it’s much more mobile, and it’s increasingly driven by user-created content and flexible …

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Learning Petals

21 Brilliant Objects You Can Make From Recycled Materials

Out of all the items we purchase every day, how many do we keep for over a year?<p>Not many.<p>Now more than ever, we seem quite at ease constantly …

Cape Romaine Sunrise, 200 seconds

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Food

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

4 Things to Make With Cereal Boxes

They're sturdier than paper, easier to cut than corrugated cardboard, and free. Score!<p>Cereal boxes are well sized for holding magazines, comic books, and school supplies. To make a case, cut the top from a box at an angle, then wrap the box with decorative paper and double-sided tape.

Crafting