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These 7 TED talks have completely changed how I make decisions

Psychologists have found decision-making is fraught with hidden influences, tricky nuances, and the ability to make us happy in the short-term but unhappy in the long-term.<p>Some of my greatest insights into this aspect of human behavior have come from TED talks, which break down research findings …

Self-improvement

The Five Best Destinations For Your Spring Break

Your top bets for $1500 or less<p><b>Do you have a break from school and a little cash to spare? Let us help.</b><p>Spring Break is more than a week; it's a …

Puerto Rico

'How I Quit My Job And Started Hiking The World' | Women's Health

While it may sound pretty appealing to just up and leave your job and life to take off on an adventure, here's the truth: You need to get a <i>lot</i> of stuff in order—and do a lot of saving, unless you've got access to a sweet trust fund—in order to make your travel dreams a reality.<p>I worked three jobs …

Brew these teas ASAP to help you combat adrenal fatigue

If your days are starting to blend together, your to-do list seems to multiply by the hour, and you find yourself ready for an afternoon nap by 11 …

Maple-Roasted Vegetables

• Calories 130.65<br>• Fat 7.14g<br>• Sat fat 1.01g<br>• Protein 3.38g<br>• Carbohydrate 15.98g<br>• Fiber 4.72g<br>• Sugar 7.29g<br>• Cholesterol 0mg<br>• Iron 1.41mg<br>• Sodium 296.87mg<br>• Calcium …

The 16 best Lower East Side bars

The Lower East Side is a bar hopper’s paradise, thanks to the sheer volume and diversity of bars in the downtown neighborhood. European suds …

Manhattan

Interactive map lets you delve into New York City history

The Landmarks Preservation Commission unveiled a new interactive map that lets you explore the more than 33,000 landmarks across the five …

27 Best Easter Recipes To Celebrate The Colors And Flavors Of The Season

Polka dot bunnies, roasted carrots, and — of course — eggs galore.<p>From adorable desserts to chic appetizers, these are the dishes the Easter Bunny (and your in-laws) will approve of.

Dessert

3 Easy Nutella Recipes

Nutella smeared on toast is pretty darn delicious. But it’s also a sweet shortcut ingredient. Use it to glue no-bake desserts together—or, shorten …

Watch Muppet Band Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem Perform Live for First Time at Outside Lands

The Muppets house band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem made their live debut at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival this past weekend. The 25-minute set featured covers of the Band, the Beatles, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Dr. Teeth and co. were joined by the Oakland Interfaith …

The Muppets

Don't Feel Like Cooking? These Quick Recipes Will Save You.

When the temperatures climb into the triple digits, cooking is the last thing on my mind. But since one can't subsist on watermelon and Popsicles …

Healthy Eating

Here's Why Apple Is Bringing Meditation To Your Wrist

Breathe, an app coming soon to the Apple Watch, is designed to help you chill out. But so far there’s little evidence that “mindfulness” apps have health benefits.<p>Apple wants you to take a deep breath, savor the moment, and slowly let it go. Preferably while wearing an Apple Watch.<p>Last week, Apple …

Beautiful Affordable Ways to Use Balloons for Weddings

Your favorite helium-filled friends are not just for kids' birthday parties anymore. Thanks to sophisticated palettes, festive adornments, creative …

Weddings

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

Make Fluffier Scrambled Eggs with This Unexpected Ingredient

I'll skip the thick, flat, dense eggs, <i>thank you very much</i>. Instead my favorite scrambled eggs involve a plate piled high with large, soft yellow …

Breakfast

12 New-Mom Noms You NEED to Pin Before Coming Home

If you’re in the late stages of pregnancy, you know that nesting is <i>totally</i> natural in the weeks leading up to birth. You meticulously check and re-check the nursery to make sure everything is perfect, you have your hospital bag packed to the brim and you’ve even pinned a few lactation cookie …

Breakfast

A Food Blog Link We Really Love

<i>We're switching up our regular Link Love coverage this week to introduce you to a blogger whose recipes made us hungry.</i><p><b>Meet Taylor Riggs, the blogger behind Simply Taylor.</b> Taylor is a registered dietitian whose (often paleo) recipes feature produce at its best—regularly paired with Taylor's most …

The science of getting your kids to eat more vegetables

<i>Parenting in the information age can be maddening. Data and opinions are everywhere, but helpful advice often feels in short supply. In our Mom and Scientist series, Quartz journalists Jenny Anderson, a mother of two, and Akshat Rathi, a scientist, tackle challenging topics by balancing complex</i> …

Parenting

3 Must-Know Surfer-Girl Beauty Hacks

We have easy hacks from the goddesses who live, work, and play at the beach.<p><b>You'll need…</b> Lavender oil and proximity to the ocean<p><b>How to do it…</b> "I mix seawater and a few drops of lavender oil [to make sea-salt spray]," says swimsuit designer Tori Praver. "The oil keeps the salt from making my hair …

Beauty

I Ditched 100 Beauty Products for These 10 Basic Items—and I've Never Looked Better

Here's what made the cut.<p>For most of my adult life I've been drowning in beauty products. Literally.<p>When I lived in Los Angeles, I had an amazing antique claw-foot bathtub set against the back wall of my bathroom. In between the tub and the wall, I balanced bath bombs, body washes, sea salts, sugar …

Your Diet Might Be Causing Anxiety and Depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …

Wellness

Can you outrun a fart? Learn about the science of toots

Whether you fart alone or get caught up in someone else's gas cloud, find out from this AsapScience video if it's possible to escape the signature sulphur scent.<p>Flatulence is a necessary part of being human. We all fart -- on average more than 10 times a day -- as a normal part of the digestive …

Particles

Kano's Got The Computer Any Kid Can Build, Anywhere

They set out with a mission to enable any kid to build their own computer from a lego-like kit, now for Kano the next step is to make sure children across Asia have that access – an interesting endeavor considering the impact the concept could have – especially on an enormous Indian youth …

TED Talks

Brain chemistry that's broken love's magic spell but could help save marriages

"Romantic love is one of the most addictive substances on earth," says Helen Fisher, the doyenne of love scientists from Rutgers University whose 30 …

Relationships

6 Anti-Aging Skin-Care Ingredients Every Woman Should Be Using by 30

How young is too young to start an anti-aging regimen? According to Sherry Ingraham, M.D., it's a question that she fields almost daily at her dermatology practice in Texas. “If you think of sunscreen as the most important anti-aging product, you should start as soon as you possibly can!” she says. …

6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

13 Meal Delivery Services That Bring Healthy Food to Your Doorstep

Wanting to eat more thoughtfully is a pretty uncontroversial resolution. Who among us doesn’t want to eat like they’re at a spa year-round? Or at least avoid surrendering to the fast-food urge when the idea of stopping at a grocery store and dragging out the pots and pans seems just unbearable? …

Living Out of a Van Is the New American Dream

You could spend your youth grinding away at your job, paying rent and hating your life, or you could just say fuck it and move into a van.<p>Chris Trenschel and Tamara Murray thought they had the perfect life. They both had successful careers—Trenschel was a budget analyst for the city of San …

Northern California

The Power of Meditation: Sit Your Way to a Happier Life

<b>“While meditating we are simply seeing what the mind has been doing all along.” ~Allan Lokos</b><p>People around the globe have practiced meditation for …

The Science of Soulmates

Do you believe in soulmates?<p>If so, you're not alone. According to a Marist poll:<p>73% of Americans believe in soulmates.<p>More men than women believe that they are destined to find their one, true soulmate (males: 74%, females: 71%).<p>79% of people younger than 45 believe in soulmates, while only 69% of …

Relationships