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20 haunted Los Angeles landmarks and their ghost stories - Curbed LA

For such a young city, Los Angeles does quite a swift business in hauntings (maybe it's the specter of the film industry?). It's not just our creaky old West Adams mansions that have ghosts either—pretty much every tourist spot is also said to host a spirit or two or 17. For Halloween, we've …

5 Ways to Bring Attraction to an Intimate Relationship

If you and someone you love are in an intimate relationship, by way of marriage or other long-term commitment to one another, it takes a certain …

Relationships

A Tax Expert Takes Tim Cook’s EU Letter Apart Point By Point

Cook blasted an EU ruling that Apple used Irish subsidiaries to avoid billions in taxes, but his defense is only one side of the story.<p>Apple’s business structure and tax practices in Europe were around long before Tim Cook became CEO. He didn’t invent those things, but he’s vigorously defending …

A Helpful Dungeon Master Explains the Basics of Dungeons & Dragons for New or Curious Players

Author and helpful Dungeon Master Matt Colville explained the basics of Dungeons & Dragons for new players or anyone curious about trying the game. …

Device overload? Here are 5 yoga poses to alleviate 'tech neck'

<i>Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence shows us five yoga poses designed to keep athletes in the game. This month, she's tackling the tell-tale poor</i> …

Yoga

5 Tips All Couples Need To Know To Never Fall Out Of Love

When the excitement of the wedding has tailed off and you begin to adjust to life together as husband and wife, here are five tips that will keep the …

Do you suddenly wake up at the same time every night? Here's what it can mean

Do you wake up in the middle of the night? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may have an explanation and a solution for you.<p>Forever Conscious …

The Tangled Web of Lies Behind Many Restaurant Menus

You might want to wait till after lunch to read this.<p>The headlines were hard to miss, even for non-foodies: "The Parmesan Cheese You Sprinkle on Your Penne Could Be Wood," "FDA Warns the Parmesan You Eat May Be Wood Pulp," "Cheese Exec Pleads Guilty in Wood Pulp Parmesan Scandal." Such were the …

What the Most Successful People Do in the Evening | Inc.com

The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's just as important--the time that bridges one day …

Success

The secret to productivity isn’t working faster—it’s doing things in the right order

It’s not easy getting work done in outer space. Astronauts have to rotate between dozens of complex projects vying for their attention. If they mess up, an experiment years in the making could be ruined. Worse, people could die.<p>“The time spent in space is precious and the work you do is critical,” …

Time Management

Play Nintendo's Hated Virtual Boy Games on Gear VR and Google Cardboard

Now with less nausea and headaches.<p>Ah, the poor Nintendo Virtual Boy. Over two decades ago its stereoscopic imagery presaged the virtual reality headsets of today, although it was limited to monochromatic graphics and your neck inevitably ached while leaning down to play it on the awkward tripod of …

Body & Soul Boot Camp: Yoga for a Clear Mind

Get centered and clear-headed with this 15-minute meditative yoga class<p>We're all stressed out at some point during the day—it's how we handle our …

Build a Retro Gaming Table on the Cheap with a $10 IKEA Lack and a Raspberry Pi

We’ve shown you how to build a retro gaming table before but if you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, Element14 shows off how to build one …

Simple Yoga Stretches To Help Undo The Damage Of Sitting All Day

Namaste your way to pain relief.<p>It's pretty incredible how a few simple twists and movements can help relieve the physical tension from a day spent sitting.<p>If you're like most Americans, you're compelled by work, your commute and a whole host of other factors to spend most of your time with your …

Yoga

Five Great LA Sushi Spots That Won't Break the Bank

There's a sushi restaurant on every corner in Los Angeles, from high end omakase specialists to the cheap roll-based shop in the strip mall. The question is, where can you find high quality sushi that won't burn a hole in your wallet? Eater has searched high and low to find the hidden gems, those …

14 Easy Yoga Positions That'll Help You Lose Weight Quickly

Yoga, the complete exercise.<p>Yoga is seen globally as a physical fitness solution but in India its much more than that. It’s a tool for spiritual …

Yoga

This Is How To Fake Being Outgoing

When I was seven, my mother tried to force me to take choir lessons, and I was so terrified I cried. I had the same reaction to ballet classes. So …

Fallout 4 is a massive game. Whether you're tearing up the southern territories in search of the RPG's deadliest baddies or just content managing …

9 Small Ways I Keep My Wife Happy, Every Day

Relationships take work. Hard work. In order to grow in your marriage, you need to embody the change that you want to see. You need to be the …

Happiness

Neil Strauss on the Truth, Monogamy and Relationships

In The Truth, author Neil Strauss asks: Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life?<p>The book details his journey away from his monogamous relationship, and into a world of cheating, orgies, and sex addiction clinics. Neil begins, "As such, it requires sharing a lot of things I'm not proud …

5 Hip Openers That Release Tension

There’s a common saying in yoga, “we carry our issues in our tissues.” And those issues usually manifest as tightness in the hips and …

Yoga

What I Learned From David Bowie's Meditation Teacher

I grew up in London at the same time as David Bowie was becoming known there in the sixties. Bowie was only 17 when he met meditation and Buddhist teacher Lama Chime Rinpoche, who he studied with and remained close to. It was the first step for Bowie to becoming a world-class humanitarian who gave …

The FBI Worried About Communist Spies Invading EPCOT

Disney’s Epcot theme park in Florida includes exhibits of countries from around the world, staffed by student ambassadors from those countries. But …

It’s 2016, stop renting your cable modem: Motorola refurb DOCSIS 3.0 deals from $40 (Orig. up to $220)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>It’s a new year and that means that it’s time to make some changes. Aside from cashing in on some discounted workout gear, there …

Rental Housing

The Secret to De-Fogging Your Windshield Revealed...By NASA

Science does it again.<p>Winter is here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're harried and already late for …

High-speed Rail

My Muslim Family Taught Me that Love is the Foundation of all Faiths

I am a proud Christian. I grew up in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and as an adult worshipped at AME Zion and Baptist churches where the congregations were 100% black.<p>For the past decade I have worshipped at a Unity Church outside of Washington, DC where the congregation is …

Religion

Easy Ways to Start Meditating at Home

<i>The Cut’s guide to self-improvement without spending a million dollars.</i><p>Like its sibling mindfulness, meditation was a hot topic in 2015, with …

9. Supreme Leader Snoke Is Darth Plagueis

You might remember - despite scrubbing the prequels from your mind - that in Episode III, then-Chancellor Palpatine talks about a 'Darth Plagueis', …

How To Practice Gratitude During Your Life After 50

Tomorrow will mark eight years since my husband M died. As my grief instructor S said shortly after M's passing: "The hole in your heart will get smaller, but it will never fully close." S was right.<p>My life has evolved a great deal since those dark days of December 2007. One of the biggest …

5. A Female Supreme Leader Snoke

While there was nothing fundamentally wrong with Supreme Leader Snoke, he wasn't really all that memorable. In fact, as much as I hate to say this …