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Men Who Are Afraid of Commitment Explain Why

It has nothing to do with the fact that you texted him twice in a row.<p>"Men are pathetic garbage," a friend of mine texts me after finding out their noncommittal ex-whatever lied about seeing other people.<p>"I expected better of him, but then again I'm not surprised at all," I respond, also feeling …

Ballerina Misty Copeland will dance on the silver screen in Disney's new 'Nutcracker' movie

Ballet is coming to the big screen.<p>Misty Copeland, principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, just announced on Instagram that she'll be …

Faux vs. Full: Is Your 'True Love' Faking It?

Imagine you are carrying around a faux Prada bag you bought for six dollars in Chinatown. It looks real. It feels real. But how long can you keep convincing yourself that it is?<p>Relationships all too often work the same way. Eventually, the fake label falls off, the seams bust, the handles break. …

6 Surprising Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

Fulfilment may be simpler than you think<p>With the list of things that make us unhappy growing ever longer - social media, smart phones, Donald Trump - some news about what makes us cheerful is more than welcome.<p>This week the University of Warwick revealed the huge psychological benefits you get from …

Happiness

Can You Solve These 5 Riddles Without Getting Caught Up In The Drama?

<i>See if you can solve the following five riddles without getting caught up in all of the drama!</i><p>The Man in the Elevator<p>A man lives on the 10th floor of …

10 brilliant hikes in Europe that belong on your bucket list

Author: Abeer El-Sayed<p>Europe offers an amazing array of hiking trails boasting diverse landscapes, stunning scenery and breathtaking views. From the …

Hiking

Where We Create: A Look Inside Real Life Craft Rooms & Art Studios

You have to consider organization, tools, storage and work surfaces when designing your art studio, creative home office, or craft corner. But beyond …

This bath-loving dog is an overload of cuteness

There are many dogs who love to swim, especially if it involves the adventure of retrieving a ball or toy. But when it comes to bath time, our little …

When meds didn’t improve my depression, I tried retraining my brain waves instead

Two years ago, I walked through the door of a Seattle therapist’s office with the goal of resetting my 45-year-old brain. A trauma survivor with a history of depression and anxiety, I was hoping that an alternative mode of therapy I’d heard about called neurofeedback might finally alleviate my more …

The Brain

The Essence Of Spiritual Practice

The essence of spiritual practice is change - the self-transformation kinda change. If you are on any spiritual path you have to be ready and willing to not fit in where you used to, with the people you used to and or the way you're used to. Why? Spiritual practice changes you. It changes you at …

How I Became the Head Mistress of a BDSM Chateau at 26

"I watched Master R and Mistress Colette whip a slave to orgasm, which was mind-blowing for me."<p><i>Mistress Couple, 28, is a former dancer who became the head dominant at</i> <i>La Domaine Esemar</i><i>, a chateau in upstate New York which functions as a center for BDSM education and as a "bed-and-dungeon."</i><p>La …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Consciousness

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

Literature

Anonymous Man Becomes Spider-Man Every Night to Feed the Homeless in Birmingham

Every night, one anonymous hero dons a Spider-Man costume and goes out to feed the homeless population of Birmingham, UK. A bartender by day, the 20-year-old transforms into the Birmingham Spiderman once the sun goes down. The kind man, who wishes to keep his identity hidden, buys sandwiches with …

Spider-Man

17 Best Ponytails Of All Time

A look at 17 practical yet stylish ponytails through the years, on everyone from tennis players to royals.<p>We are always looking for fashionable ways of keeping our hair out of our faces during these unbearable summer days. A look at 17 practical yet stylish ponytails through the years, on everyone …

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid

A new startup wants to evolve open-source methods, adding a wide range of skills and profit sharing<p>The open-source movement has produced some of the most widely utilized software in the world, a huge economic value driven by a widely dispersed community who believe contributing good work is often …

Sleeping Beauty: 4 Products for Your Best Rest

It turns out a good night's sleep comes in chic bottles and jars.<p>It turns out a good night's sleep comes in chic bottles and jars. Put down your phone and get ready to unwind in glamour with these products.<p>Courtesy Fig+Yarrow

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 review – Seymour Hoffman brings wit and gravitas to a spiky media satire

The penultimate instalment of The Hunger Games franchise is lower on action than its predecessors<p>“You’re going to be the best dressed rebel in history.” If the first <i>Hunger Games</i> movie was a rerun of <i>Battle Royale</i> and the second was <i>Rollerball</i>, then this penultimate instalment is basically <i>Broadcast</i> …

The Mythical 'Map Of The Internet 2.0' Is Even Better Than The First

Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has put together the second version of his "Map of the Internet," and not surprisingly, it's even better than the first.<p>His original map, put together using Photoshop along with data from Alexa, featured websites as different countries within different …

Distorted Landscape Photos Blur the Line Between Reality and Fantasy

After looking closely at these photographs, viewers will quickly discover that there is something a little odd about each landscape. Created by California-based photographer Laura Plageman, the ongoing series, <i>Response</i>, features a confusing blur between reality and the artist's creation of fictional …

Photography

Creative Photos Reimagine Adorable Toddlers as Senior Citizens

It’s a universal truth that kids are adorable doing just about anything—and that includes taking on the appearances of senior citizens. California-based photographer Zachary Scott proved this by transforming six toddlers into elderly versions of themselves for a series of photo illustrations for …

Cute

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Giant Birdsnest by OGE CreativeGroup

OGE CreativeGroup have designed the Giant Birdsnest, a fusion of furniture and playground.<p>From the designers<p>The Giant birdsnest aka “Giant Birdsnest …

Build a Better Breakfast Sandwich With These Recipes

<b>Perhaps it's our culture’s love of convenience -- a whole meal contained in one package! -- or maybe it's simply that these handheld meals are so darn delicious, but we are currently enjoying a breakfast sandwich renaissance. Whether you prefer to use a knife and fork or just grab 'em and go, any</b> …

Breakfast

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life

The average American’s life expectancy is 78.7 years. Whether you reach that age—or better yet, exceed it—largely depends on your genes, but there …

Your Happiness Is Your Responsibility | Inc.com

I just read an article in <i>The Atlantic</i> about workplace happiness that made me laugh and cry at the same time. I laughed because it was so stupid and cried because millions of people will take it seriously.<p>The article cited the familiar dismal statistics showing that most workers are unhappy and that …

Happiness