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How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

Self-help

8 Next-Generation Organizers That Will Transform Your Home

These innovative Kickstarter projects have got us excited about the future of tidying up.<p>These innovative Kickstarter projects have got us excited about the future of tidying up.

Kickstarter

Do I Stay or Do I Go? Making Decisions in the Present Moment

<b>"Since death is certain, but the time of death is uncertain, what is the most important thing?" -- Pema Chodron</b><p>Many people associate meditation with some blissed-out state, preferably in a tropical climate with sandy beaches and Zen music in the background. Yet for most of us, our day to day life …

Mindfulness

Cutting-edge knitting: is this the future of textiles?

Tamsin Blanchard meets the young designers using 3D technology and social media to breathe new life into knitwear<p>I am in one of the subterranean rooms that form part of the backstage rabbit warren of Somerset House in central London. This wing used to be offices for the Inland Revenue, but it is …

Knitting

How Millionaires Manage Their Email

How can you cut the time spent on emails in half? How can you get to “inbox zero” every single day?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly successful solopreneurs for my new book, <i>15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management.</i> I learned that …

Time Management

Repetitive Tasks In A Planner: A Sticky Solution

For the most part, if there is a repetitive task in my planner, I circle it. I know that if a task is circled, whenever I complete it, I did to …

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What Book Should You Start Reading Next?

A life-changing read is just a click away.

16 beautiful bookstores that will bind your love for reading

Sure, you can order anything you want from Amazon in two days (or less). You can start a new book with a simple click. But there are some things you …

Books

Umberto Eco – How to Write a Thesis (MIT Press)

Umberto Eco’s 1977 book <i>How to Write a Thesis</i> now out in translation from MIT Press.<p>By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel <i>The Name</i> …

29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

23 Relaxing and Cozy Reading Corners

Because sometimes all you need in life is a comfy chair and a good book.<p>Because sometimes all you need in life is a comfy chair and a good book.

The most awesome new apps you might have missed this week

The Plant Doctor App Puts A Human Touch On Identifying Plant Diseases

Right about now, many of us have grand aspirations for our summer gardens. Fresh pestos, fragrant rosemary and those vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes we've longed for all winter long. Inevitably, however, as the season progresses, one or more of our precious plants will start to fade, sending us …

14 Apps to Help You Become Way, Way More Stylish

Whether or not you consider yourself a fashionista, you probably know it can be daunting to take on the world of fashion. Today, we’ve rounded up 14 of the best apps and websites to help you take it step-by-step. Plus, it’s almost spring, the perfect time for you to do some self-cleaning to unearth …

Tory Burch

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

A Surefire Way to Stop Hoarding Photos on Your Phone

We are all photographers thanks to smartphones. Millions of photos of sunsets, lunches, friends, kids, cats (so many cats), and selfies are taken …

After hack, Target offers year of free credit monitoring

Looking to recoup burned customers, the big-box retailer offers affected shoppers credit monitoring from Experian -- worth $191.<p>Tens of thousands of people likely received a conciliatory e-mail from Target on Wednesday. In an effort to temper the repercussions of its massive data breach, the …

Identity Theft

Fit For Me By ModCloth Makes Shopping Online Less Risky

We've all been there. You find something you love on an e-commerce site, and it arrives in a different shade than expected or the fit runs two sizes too small. Luckily, ModCloth has come up with the perfect solution: They're asking you how it fits first.<p>Fit For Me, a new app by ModCloth, helps …

Holidays Throughout the Year

TECH NOW: Best new gadgets for women

Take a look at this gear thoughtfully designed with women in mind, from fashionable earbuds to handy charging devices and totes.<p>When it comes to great gadgets for gals, tech companies have been slow to realize they can't just make the same old gadgets and slap some pink paint on them.<p>According to …

10 Summer Entertaining Tips from a Hostess Extraordinaire

One of the first foodie people I began slavishly following online was Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers. A stylist and photographer, Karen manages to …

Make the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus at Home

<b>Drain and rinse the chickpeas.</b> Drain the chickpeas into a strainer and rinse under cool running water. If time and patience allows, pinch the skins …

Chickpeas

25 Recipes for Summer Vegetables

Make the most of corn, eggplant, peppers, and squash with recipes that let the vegetables sing<p>Make the most of corn, eggplant, peppers, and squash with recipes that let the vegetables sing

Comfort Me With: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Dr Pepper

When I visited Austin, Texas last month, I spent most of my time eating at every restaurant I stumbled across. I ate so much barbecue that I swear I smelled like Stubb's bbq sauce for a week afterward. Once I got home from my trip, I was inspired to develop a few barbecue-type recipes of my own. I …