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20 Secrets to Living a Happier Life

Our brains are focused on survival. Anything more than that, you have to work for it.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an unfortunate reason why happiness is often elusive -- our brains simply aren’t wired that way. Instead, our brains have evolved to …

Happiness

4 harsh truths about life that will make you a better person

I said they're harsh, alright? We discuss the bad then we get to the good. You know the pattern by now. Chill. Jeez.<p>Where was I? "Betrayal by those you care for the most." Yeah, that's it. Alrighty…<p>Most of the secrets you told your best friend to never ever ever tell anyone got blabbed to someone …

Happiness

How to Comfort a Scared Cat

<i>By Monica Weymouth</i><p>If your cat is scared, chances are that you’re a little scared, too. In addition to the stress of seeing your pet uncomfortable, …

10 Famous Brands And How People Perceive Each Of Them

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Images courtesy of Brandtrust<br>Longstanding history aside, what makes people trust brands, and why are …

Is an intellectual’s responsibility to think, or to enact a political argument? The question once distinguished little magazines from think tanks, but that has changed

Is an intellectual’s responsibility to think, or to enact a political argument? The question once distinguished little magazines from think tanks, …

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

A Huge Environmental Study Has Bad News For People Who Love to Travel

Holiday at home, anyone?<p>The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study …

The Big List of 51 Hacks to Boost Your Creativity

Creativity is one of those things that often befuddles people. How on earth, we wonder, does one create something brand new out of what seems like …

Creativity

Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing

Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors<p>Over the past year, Helen Gordon and I have been putting together Being a Writer, a collection of musings, tips and essays from some of our favourite …

Top 10

An 11-Minute Yoga Flow to Ease Holiday Stress and Fight Weight Gain

Between dealing with family drama, preparing excessive amounts of food, and shopping for way too many gifts, there’s no denying the holidays can be …

Yoga

19 Makeup Charts That You'll Cherish And Save Forever

10 free yoga videos that’ll give you a studio-quality flow from home

Staying in might be the new going out, but that doesn’t mean you have to pass up the good vibes that a great yoga class can bring.<p>There are tons of …

So You’ve Decided to Write: Advice from a Great and Notorious Editor

There is nothing finer than deciding to write.<p>Depending on how well you write and how often you publish or change jobs or assignments, other writers …

Laguna Beach

​5 Moves Emily Skye Swears By For Flat Abs​

The blogger and Women's Health cover star reveals her go-to core workout.<p>No gym? No problem. Instead, hit the sand (or anywhere!) with this routine from Emily Skye, <i>Women's Health</i> cover star, Instagram sensation, and soon-to-be mom. Embrace Emily's strong-not-skinny philosophy by doing this circuit …

Science Says This Is The Activity That Engages Your Brain The Most (No, It's Not What You Think)

I would never have guessed. And I do this a lot.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You want your brain to function well.<p>You want to get the most out of it because, well, that's what every self-help book tells you to do.<p>But …

Wine Tasting

5 Ways to Attract Synchronicity

Do you believe in coincidences? You know when you’re thinking about someone, and then the phone rings and it’s that person? That’s synchronicity, …

Add These 5 Things to Your 2017 Calendar to be More Creative

Increasing your creativity requires you to adopt new habits, and the best way to acquire new habits is to put certain things on your calendar on a daily basis.<p>If you have to make one new year resolution for 2017, do this. Add the following 5 things to your daily schedule, and make sure you execute …

Creativity

The World’s Best Cocktail Recipes – Made Easy

Balthazar London’s head bartender offers five sophisticated ways to give your party added fizz<p>Mr Brian Silva is the Caravaggio of cocktails. A master …

Clothing

Richard Avedon, Dior and How They Changed Fashion Forever

The legendary photographer Richard Avedon introduced movement to some of the most formal clothes in the world, giving them a spirit that made them …

How to Throw a Dinner Party like Ina Garten

“Cooking is one of the great gifts you can give to those you love.”<p>These words of wisdom could come from only one person: chef, cookbook author, Food …

4 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Creativity is the wellspring that most success comes from. Of course, it takes much more than creativity to be successful in any endeavor, but creativity seems like the trait that is most difficult to come by. No matter how much money a business or organization throws at a problem, it cannot be …

Rise of the purists: is chocolate the new coffee?

Growing interest in the origins of chocolate is helping cocoa producers in Ivory Coastand Madagascar gain a bigger slice of the sector’s mega profits<p>Chocolate is far from a generic product. Madagascan cocoa is fruity, with a slight acidity; cocoa from São Tomé is woody and spicy, while cocoa from …

Hong Kong's secret night meal

Hong Kongers revere food so much that they’ve created a little-known fourth meal that’s only eaten after dark.<p>Even as the sun sets over Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong’s streets stay full. Well past midnight, visitors can find wooden junk boats sailing across the moonlit water, streets colourfully lit …

Eimear McBride: ‘Writing is painful – but it’s the closest you can get to joy’

The Irish author whom Anne Enright called ‘a genius’ talks about life as an exile, trying to write good sex – and, of course, James Joyce<p>Eimear McBride is making coffee in her kitchen in Norwich and, as she does, I tell her that I like her second novel, <i>The Lesser Bohemians</i>, even better than her …

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The True Secret To Staying Young

To remain engaged and excited by reading, writing, and by life itself, says a seasoned novelist, we must constantly seek to discover the new, to …

What 2 Best-Selling Researchers Say Are the 10 Biggest Truths About Leadership

Two award-winning authors reveal 10 timeless leadership principles based on 30 years of research.<p>Imagine you're sitting in a meeting with your colleagues at work, and in walks someone you've never met before. This person says, "Hi, I'm your new leader." What questions immediately come to mind that …

Leadership

12 Common Cooking Mistakes You Might Be Making

And how to fix them.

Yoga Vs Gym Exercises: Which One Is Best For You?

Yoga is one of the most ancient forms of exercising which is originally based in India. It is said that it was practised by the saints and hermits …