Syma Mughal

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Giving Advice Doesn't Work. Here's What Does.

I am what you might call an 'aggressively helpful' person. I have never shied away from sharing my opinion about what you should do with your challenge, your job or your life (my family and friends are nodding knowingly as they read this). I have had a tendency to try to fix people and situations, …

7 psychological tricks you can do in one minute that will make you more successful

Our bodies get us from point A to point B, but it's our minds that interpret, structure, and define our entire world — and, what's more, give it meaning.<p>Unfortunately, our minds don't always play nice. They can sabotage us by sending unhelpful messages, like "that's never going to work" or "you're …

Self-esteem

US Virgin Islands: 'The Danes are livid they gave them up'

'I’ve met Danes who are livid they gave up these islands,” reflects Luana Wheatley, a tourism official and resident of St Thomas, the most popular destination in the US Virgin Islands. “They can’t believe how they lost their wonderful colony in the Caribbean sunshine, yet still clung on to freezing …

Caribbean

Russian Air Force destroys 29 ISIS camps in Syria in 24 hours

Russian warplanes in Syria have bombed 29 terrorist field camps and other facilities of the militant group Islamic State in the past 24 hours, the …

Women’s Problems And Everyday Lives In Hilariously Honest Comics

Sarah C. Anderson takes a funny look at what it's like to be a modern woman in her web-comic “Sarah's Scribbles.” Anderson graduated from the …

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 2

Breakfast,Food & drink,Life and style,Fish,Mexican food and drink,Middle Eastern food and drink<p>Breakfasts from Egypt, Asia and Mexico – and the best way to do kippers

British Cuisine

15+ Hilarious Examples Of Cat Logic

Sometimes it feels like we can understand our pets, that we have bridged the animal-human divide and that we can see the logic of their actions. And …

This Guy’s Email Exchange With A Scammer Turned Into A Hilarious Story

London-based comedian James Veitch spent the last two years replying to spam emails and compiling the often hilarious conversations that ensued. “Dot …

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Say Goodbye to the Stove with These 25 Summery, No-Cook Appetizers

Two dozen no-cook appetizers. Zero stove time.<p><b>We don't know about you,</b> but here on the East Coast, it is sweltering hot. As in, "never turning on the oven again" hot. Luckily, you don't need to with these 25 no-cook recipes for cool caprese salads, juicy salted and spiced melon, and more.

Ceramic Sculptures Brilliantly Imitate the Delicate Nature of Sprouting Grass

Ceramics artist Alberto Bustos uses porcelain and stoneware to craft astonishingly organic-looking sculptures of plants. Soft and delicate in appearance, each gently curling tendril is actually a rigid blade carved from clay and fired at high temperatures to produce a hard surface. Layered in dense …

Sculpture

16 things successful people do on Monday mornings

"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."<p>"They …

Success

10 Relationship Tips From A Wedding Reporter Who's Seen It All

The author of The Real Thing: Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter's Notebook shares her best advice.<p>Ellen McCarthy interviewed more than 200 couples and dozens of relationship experts during the four years she spent writing about weddings and relationships for the <i>Washington Post</i>. …

Relationships

Construction Vehicles Designed as Gothic Architecture

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye creates large-scale sculptures of vehicles typically found on construction sites, using an intricate lattice design. Inspired by Gothic architecture, the massive laser-cut Corten steel structures break the boundaries between constructing tools and resulting art. They …

The Cutest Little Kitten in the World

By golly, I think we've done it. We just found the cutest kitten in the world! Her name is Daisy and she lives in Japan. The blue-eyed ball of fur is only cuter because of her miniature size, which owner Ben Torode accentuates by capturing her peeking her head out of a mixing bowl or from under a …

Pets

The Saddest Looking Owl in the World

We tipped you off about Daisy, the cutest kitten in the world, and we introduced you to Champ, the happiest dog on earth. Now, it's time to call your attention to one very unfortunate owl. Drenched in rain, he's got to be the saddest looking owl we've ever seen.<p>Photographer Shamma Esoof shot this …

Birds

17+ Incredibly Honest Love Cards For Couples With A Sense Of Humor

If you want to express your love to your significant other without being gag-inducingly romantic about it, you'll love these snarky and funny …

Geometric Line And Dot Tattoos By Turkish Artist Prove Less Is More

Bicem Sinik might be Turkey’s Dr. Woo. This young female artist uses fine monochromatic lines to create geometric animals and other minimalist forms. …

You May Be Mad At Your Ex, But Don’t Be An Exhole

<b>It's not your house anymore, so stop sneaking in!</b><p>An exhole is an ex who acts like an a**hole. In my role as a divorce coach, I've heard all kinds of …

Relationships

5 Signs You're In a Toxic Relationship

Look out for these lethal clues.<p><i>By Kristin Davin, Psy.D., for YourTango</i><p>Most of us can admit to remaining in a toxic relationship well beyond its expiration date. Unfortunately, we often stay in them for many reasons, until we’re eventually able to see the relationship for what it really is—and more …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

Artist Creates Cat And Mice Armor Based On Different Historical Eras

Canadian artist Jeff de Boer creates impressive metal armor for cats and mice based on different historical eras. He started making these sculptures …

Trainer Confessions: 5 Exercises That Don’t Do What You Think They Do

You’ll be shocked when you find out which muscles you’re actually working<p>At the gym, I see a lot of people working hard to tone up, trim down, and get stronger. But I also see folks making exercise choices under false assumptions—some based on outdated advice, some because they’re following the …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in …

Medical Journals

People Post Their Horrible First-World Problems on Twitter

I was going to write a good introduction to this article, but my fingers hurt from eating too much sushi with chopsticks. Statements like these are a …