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My Ex Wasn’t Ready to Commit: Here’s My Theory on Why

“You don’t need me,” my now-ex said, all casual and matter-of-fact. We’d been talking about the real meaning of commitment and all the reasons he …

11 Things It’s Not OK For Your Partner To Expect From You

Everyone has different expectations when it comes to relationships, but there are certain behaviors that are unacceptable, no matter how comfortable …

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

Cooking

19 cool things to do in Lisbon on a budget

Belatedly. I finally got around to putting together a mini guide of some pretty cool things to do in Lisbon on a budget. I know Lisbon needs no …

European Travel

This Harvard Researched and Hollywood Approved Diet Improves Health, Fitness, and Lifespan | Inc.com

As a kid, the goal for most of us was to eat as much candy and cookies as possible without getting in trouble. And then that ends. Reality eventually demands that we make more thoughtful decisions about how we eat. Whether the goal is to look your best, ward off cardiovascular disease, lose fat and …

Holistic Medicine

‘Sleight’ Is Magic: The First Great Black Superhero Movie

From the producers of ‘Get Out’ and WWE Studios comes ‘Sleight,’ a gritty, impressive superhero saga that is like ‘Spider-Man’ meets ‘Boyz n the …

The Murder Factory | by Shane Ray

“You lyin’.”<p>My cousin didn’t believe me when I told him I’d seen a dead body down the road. It was a man, maybe twenty years old. Face down and shot …

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>"At the heart of …

I Tried Every Single Dating App–and Here's What I Learned

There was a time I was totally against downloading a dating app. Despite <i>You’ve Got Mail</i> being one of my favorite movies of all time, the thought of …

The Legend of King Solomon and the Passover Feast

The walls of the Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi, India, are adorned with the history of the country’s Jews. On a recent trip there, I read an inscription suggesting that Jewish traders might have reached India from Judea, crossing the ocean during the reign of King Solomon — a journey of thousands of …

Eastern Europe

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12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

6 Drugstore Skincare Products to Rival French Beauty Buys

Call it the Goop effect or just our love for all things French, but we can’t help that we lose our minds over even the most basic French beauty buys. Bioderma, Nuxe, Avibon — you name it; we’re searching for ways to get our hands on these simple, but luxurious staples short of buying a plane …

Two African-American women pilots just made history on Delta Airlines

Black women pilots have been awe-inspiring pioneers since the dawn of American aviation. There’s the incredible Bessie Coleman, for example. The …

Your Name Might Shape Your Face, Researchers Say

In my head, a person with the name Danny has a boyish face and a perpetual smile. Zoes have wide eyes and wild hair and an air of mild bemusement.<p>There might actually be something to the idea that people who share a name also share a stereotypical "look" to them, researchers say. In one experiment, …

Psychology

7 Ways to Be Calmer, More Mature… and More Productive

I was recently in a business meeting with two men who disagreed on a plan of action. Is this uncommon in the workplace? Nope. Can it be …

Body Cleansing Lemon Ginger Water

<i>Start your day with body cleansing lemon ginger water! A simple yet powerful detox will help you get rid of toxins and boost your immune system!</i><p>A …

You Can See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Raspberry Pi

The 12 Most Important Health Innovations Of The Year

These are the Best Of What's New<p><i>Read about the other Best of What’s New winners from the November/December 2016 issue</i> of Popular Science.

Medical Technology

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15 ways your child's name sets them up for success — or failure

A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your hireability to your spending habits.<p>So it comes as little surprise then that there is a growing trend among parents called "namer's remorse" — one in five mothers say they regret the name they chose for …

6 Summer Shoe Hacks Every Woman Should Know

It's 85 degrees and sunny. You've got the top down, are wearing your cutest summer romper, and are blissfully headed to the beach. Until—ouch!—that blister from your new sandals causes to wince in pain and you begin to contemplate just how insane it might be to hop on one foot. Hey, if Lisa Turtle …

How to beat the bloat (a.k.a. food baby)

“I feel so bloated” is a phrase you most likely have uttered or have heard many times from family and friends. I personally say it more than I’d like to admit, and my husband calls his puffed-out after-dinner belly his “food baby.” Apparently, we are not alone. Surveys reveal that 10 to 25 percent …

Nutrition

23 High-Protein Breakfasts to Keep You Full All Morning

Most of us have no problem getting in our daily dose of protein—in fact, we might be consuming even more of it than we need. But it turns out it's …

Breakfast

11 Things to Know Before Dating a Woman Who Just Got Out of a Bad Relationship

*~Trust issues~*.<p>Anyone who has been in a seriously crap-filled relationship knows that when you try to date again, it's like being a person without skin going into a room full of glass shards. You feel super vulnerable and scared, and you act like a weirdo with new guys because you're just super …

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We're always chasing something--be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, "When (blank) happens, I'll finally be happy."<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn't last. A study from Northwestern University …

Now's a Great Time to Find Out If You're a Hacking Victim

Something weird is happening in the world of hacked data—a lot of it is turning up around the same time.<p>The phenomenon has Troy Hunt, the proprietor …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …