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Yoga and Men

You're not alone. Many men (and women) have preconceived notions that yoga is just stretching or won't be hard enough. Time it so he sees you when you're all sweaty after class, then ask him to join you one time (try a vinyasa flow or power yoga class). If he won't budge, throw in some incentives, …

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

6 Things You Should Never Do In A Relationship

1. Make them feel bad about a normal body function.<p>If that girl lets out an unexpected little toot in your bed when you two are just moments …

The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

<i>“When you trust people to help you, they often do,”</i> Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and …

Stop Overplanning: The Psychology of Why Excessive Goal-Setting Limits Our Happiness and Success

<i>“The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it,”</i> Dani Shapiro wrote in her beautiful meditation on the perils of plans. But while embracing uncertainty may be the cure for our epidemic of anxiety and the root of …

5 simple steps to content marketing success

<i>This is the first of a two-part series on content marketing.</i><p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, …

A British Actor Reexamines The American Dream

The River’s Paul Blackthorne took to America’s back roads to reexamine the American Dream in the economic downturn. The resulting documentary, This American Journey–made with Fahrenheit 911 editor Todd Woody Richman–should hit the festival circuit during this election year.<p>Nearly four years ago, …

10 College Success Tips That Worked for Me

<i>Everyone has their ideas of what will lead to</i> <b>college success</b><i>. Here is my two cents worth.</i><p>1. Communication is Key- Whether with professors, roommates, …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Topic Galleries

In New York, late nights are fueled by party drug Molly

NEW YORK — After a long and raucous dinner party on a recent weeknight, guests decamped to a loft in Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood, perhaps the most desirable chunk of real estate in the city that never sleeps.<p>There was no music or dancing at this after-party, though. Instead, a host distributed …

Why Abused Kids Are More Likely To Develop Anxiety And Depression?

Maltreatment during childhood can lead to long-term changes in brain circuits that process fear, researchers say. This could help explain why children who suffer abuse are much more likely than others to develop problems like anxiety and depression later on.<p>Brain scans of teenagers revealed weaker connections between the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus in both boys and girls who had been maltreated as children, a team from the University of Wisconsin reports in the <i>Proceedings of the</i> …

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

Mexico

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Style: Fashion Trends, Beauty Tips, Hairstyles & Celebrity Style News

What a difference an Ambush Makeover makes!<p>Kate Moss has also been spotted in these beloved rain boots.<p>Gwyneth Paltrow has made headlines for her …

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

Newborns are great, but so is self-care! That's one thing this new mom wants this year.<p>Clint and Kelly Harp announced the release date of their new …

Motherhood

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

FluMist, the needle-free, nasal spray flu vaccine, won the endorsement of federal vaccine advisers...<p>This particular workplace — the set of 'Scandal' …

Style: Fashion Trends, Beauty Tips, Hairstyles & Celebrity Style News

Conventional wisdom about looks in Hollywood is that if you're not perfect, you're out.<p>How many do you have in your home?<p>The cute collection …

Valentine’s Gifts for Him (That Are for You Too)

This year, skip the candy hearts and shaving kit and give him a gift you'll both really love. From art to cooking classes and affordable finds in …

Gift, Shop: Valentine’s Gifts by Personality

When chocolate hearts and long-stemmed roses just won't do, surprise and delight her with something that she'll treasure forever. From blooming …

Love on a Budget

Celebrate Valentine's Day in sweet ways that are easy on your finances and fun for the whole family.<p>Motherboard Moms aren't going to turn up their noses at flowers and chocolates (some of their favorite treats, according to a recent poll), but this time of year (and in this economy) it really <i>is</i> the …

Personal Finance

Top 14 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts To Try This Year

We’re all excited about Valentine’s Day and I’m sure you have something special planned for this year. But what about the little things? Valentine’s …

Chemicals

Your Love is a Work of Art — Free Printable (and Customizable) Card!

Love taking selfies with your boo? Or posing in every single photo booth you can find? Turn all those photos into this super cute gallery wall-inspired Valentine. After all, your love really <i>is</i> a work of art! Thanks to Anjelika for letting me borrow a few sweet snaps of her and her hubby David to …

Crafting

How to Win the Gold in Figure Skating, Explained by Olympic Legend Dick Button

Dick Button is a two-time Olympic figure skating champion, a five-time world champion, and the only non-European man to become the European champion. …

Special Logan Square Art Exhibit and Walking Tour Feb. 15, 2014

Our first Detour of 2014 will be “Saturated Landscape,” a special afternoon event of an art exhibition and tour in Logan Square on Saturday, February …

Step Inside An American Psychiatric Unit For The Mentally Ill

The confronting work of photographer Jenn Ackerman shines a light on the conditions and realities for some of societies most marginalised and …

How to Always Be Getting Smarter | Inc.com

As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe that emailing our users about how fun our games …

Productivity