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If You Sit at a Desk All Day, You Need These 6 Yoga Poses in Your Life

It's no secret that yoga is teeming with benefits—from the mental to the physical. In case you needed another reason to begin this wellness practice, …

A Week In Brooklyn, NY, On A $44,000 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

5 Clean-Eating Meal-Prep Recipes You Can Make Once and Eat All Week

We love clean eating. But cooking for hours? Not so much. Problem solved: Presenting five lean (but flavorful) big-batch recipes you can cook once …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Say Cheese! A Professional Shares How to Take Good Photos Using Just Your Phone

Want to know how to take good photos with your cell phone? It's not as tricky as you think, especially with how advanced most phone technology is …

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Why You Have Bad Breath—and How to Get Rid of It

Follow this three-step strategy for a fresher mouth<p>Bad breath stinks, but what can you actually do about it? Chew some gum? Suck on a mint? These strategies offer some benefit, but they’re short lasting.<p>And brushing your teeth? Very important, but not that effective as a treatment by itself, …

Dentistry

This Tea and Tequila Cocktail Is Going to Be Your New Favorite Drink

A twist on the classic margarita, this drink is perfect for summer days.<p>Sauza 901's mixologist Eddy Buckingham created a fruit-spiked drink that is happiness in a pitcher, so mix and enjoy!<p>Tea-riffic-rita<p>8 ounces Sauza 901 Tequila<p>6 ounces fresh lemon juice<p>4 ounces orange juice<p>4 ounces agave syrup<p>1 …

Penis transplant patient to become a father

A South African man who had the world’s first successful penis transplant is to become a father less than a year after the breakthrough surgery.<p>Prof André van der Merwe, who led the operating team, announced that the 21-year-old’s girlfriend was pregnant. “He’s definitely smiling big,” the …

South Africa

Holus Is A Tabletop Device That Turns Digital Media Into A 3D Hologram

Launched on Kickstarter this morning, Holus is a tabletop device that converts digital content into a 3D hologram. Created by H+ Technologies out of Vancouver, the campaign has nearly doubled its goal of $40,000 in its first 2 hours.<p>Don’t expect to use this to summon Obiwan with a seven-inch image …

Do Creativity And Schizophrenia Share A Small Genetic Link? Maybe

The genetic underpinnings of psychosis are elusive and diffuse. There are hundreds of common genetic mutations scattered throughout the human genome that each bump up by just a tiny bit the risk of developing a mental illness like schizophrenia. Many people carry some set of those genes, but most …

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

3 Old-School Exercises That No One In Their Right Mind Would Try Today

Trainers may have suggested giving these a shot a decade ago, but they definitely don’t recommend them today<p>Like bad '80s shoulder pads and frosted tips, some exercises go out of style—and for good reason. Here are the exercises trainers would never recommend you do nowadays, and their safer, …

Workouts

SensorWake Olfactory Alarm Clock Launches on Kickstarter

For most us, waking up to an alarm clock is no fun — even if it is carefully calibrated with a favorite musical selection. Something about the sudden combination of sound and light can be inherently jarring — a real downer.<p>Teenage developer Guillaume Rolland, a French engineering student, has come …

Kickstarter

These are some of the most hilariously awkward wrong number texts you’ll ever see

In the age of smartphones, it seems odd that text messages would be sent to wrong numbers as often as they are. There are some instances where wrong …

LG G4 review: refined, but not game-changing

When LG cooked up last year's G3, we (and many of our contemporaries) fell in love with it. At last, a well-designed phone with a killer Quad HD screen and a custom interface that didn't make us want to wrap a USB cord around our necks! Building a beloved smartphone is no small feat, but it's still …

Here are the brands that appear the most in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

So it should come as no surprise that a lot of brands are featured in the "Avengers" sequel.<p>We're sure you noticed some of the big ones, but can you name all of the big brands featured in the film?<p>Concave Brand Tracking, a marketing company that tracks and analyzes brands in entertainment content, …

Tactics for Asking Good Follow-Up Questions

Whether you are looking to hire someone, decide whether to trust someone, or enter a business partnership, the better you are at judging people, the better off you will be. Unfortunately, most people are just plain bad at reading others. Several decades of research among psychologists has indicated …

How Many Calories Does CrossFit Really Burn?

Is the popular workout doing as much for you as a typical half-hour at the gym?<p>Hurricanes and CrossFit workouts have one thing in common: Some of the most brutal ones are named after women.<p>When scientists at Kennesaw State University studied Cindy, one of the fitness brand’s benchmark timed …

Workouts

Skip The Crowds: Peak Days To Avoid Disney World (And When To Go!)

<i>Walt Disney World Resort (Flick: Atiq Nazri)</i><p>If you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World with the kids and want to make sure you go during a good time of the year -- meaning less crowds and more deals are available -- it's important to do your homework before you book. Knowing peak and off-peak …

A guy left a $3,000 tip on a $40 bill after his server said she was going to get kicked out of her apartment

"Don't let 'pay it forward' end with you."<p>This was the advice on the back of a New York City restaurant receipt left by a man named Mike for his favorite waitress. The bill, which came to about forty bucks, had a hefty tip attached — $3,000 — after the waitress told him she had been served with an …

Poor kids, rich schools

When Ted White moved into his freshman dorm at Harvard, he saw his classmates hauling expensive things and immediately felt like an outsider.<p>"I could see there were a lot of affluent people here, walking around with their heads held high," he said. "I felt as if I had a sign on my head saying, 'I'm …

5 Books to Get You Out of Your Literary Comfort Zone

So, one of my New Year's resolutions was to expand the types of books I read. While reading has always been a hobby of mine, I tend to gravitate towards the same types of books: fiction stories and John Green novels. Partially inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution to read a book a …

59 amazing things you can do with baking soda

We write a lot about miracle products, from coconut oil to Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.<p>But baking soda is the original when it comes to miracle products, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who used a similar sodium carbonate mixture as soap.<p>It's one of the cheapest things you can buy …

'This is a new low even for Walmart,' say fired workers

A union-backed group is trying to block Walmart from closing stores it charges are being shut due to worker protests for higher wages.<p>Walmart (WMT) unexpectedly closed five stores last week for what it said were severe plumbing problems. That put 2,200 people out of work.<p>But the United Food and …

The Super Shake That Helps You Build Muscle Faster

You can’t bulk up if you’re not giving your body the right nutrition. Add these protein shakes to your diet and you’ll see results<p>Putting on muscle is simple in theory: lift weights and take in more calories than you burn.<p>But in reality, it’s an arduous process. You have to diligently follow a …

Nutrition

The Type of Socially Responsible Investments That Make Firms More Profitable

One of the most contentious issues in business revolves around the role of for-profit companies in addressing social and environmental problems. Should a business be driving a “conversation” about race or pressuring U.S. states to reform discriminatory laws? And as investors inevitably ask, does …

Instagram envy: why perfect food pictures turn my stomach

The perfect pictures of food shared on Instagram are forcing us into a depressing competition over whose dinner looks the best<p>I love Instagram, I really do.<p>I love it because I can swap special moments with my far-flung friends and family. I am filled with joy when Nigel Slater feeds me an image of …