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Kate Winslet says children being harmed by social media

Co-star of new Steve Jobs film says she is worried by the addictive qualities of devices Apple has created<p>Parents are “losing control” of their children to social media, award-winning British actor Kate Winslet has said, adding the she has banned her own from using such sites over fears their …

Social Media

Transforming Workbench Storage

Introduction: Transforming Workbench & Storage<p>About: Former high school French and Spanish teacher, currently an Art Gallery Director and Technical …

Woodworking

5 Essential Practices to Enjoy a Stress-Free Life

<b>“Stress happens when your mind resists what is.” ~Dan Millman</b><p>A troubling thought, isn't it? That most of us are too stressed out to even sleep …

Profit

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Jurgen Klopp is Liverpool's biggest coup for more than a decade and owners deserve major credit

FSG has recruited a manager of outstanding pedigree despite many supporters fearing the days of attracting a coach of such clout had gone<p>In the midst of Liverpool’s last managerial search in 2012, chief executive Ian Ayre faced a question loaded with cynicism.<p>“With the greatest respect, shouldn’t …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

If you're the type spending hours at the gym—chest fly, back row, biceps curl, repeat—it's time to reconsider your routine. Find out how to get …

Workouts

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Avoid raising an entitled child: 5 strategies that really work

You may have seen it, or felt it — that phenomenon that seems to have taken over kids in recent years and turned them into entitled, me-centric beings? I call it the “The Me, Me, Me Epidemic,” and believe it or not, it happens in tiny little ways every single day when we’re not conscious of it. The …

Why Melanie Laurent says she needed to mature before tackling 'Breathe'

When French actress Melanie Laurent ("Inglourious Basterds," "Beginners") was 17, she was blown away by Anne-Sophie Brasme's young adult novel "Breathe," which examined the dark side of friendship between two high school girls.<p>"The author was 17 too," said Laurent, in a recent phone interview from …

Eva Carneiro row: Jose Mourinho's tantrum reveals the sexism running through football's veins

Imagine the following things happen to you at work.<p>A group of men chants “get your t***s out for the lads,” as you walk past them.<p>Another bloke shouts: “Show us where you p*** from you s***. Show us your m***.”<p>No one bats an eyelid.<p>Then your boss yells at you for doing your job and demotes you, …

Soccer

Pulling punches: why origin stories keep superhero films from soaring

Superhero origin stories are a problem.<p>You can see that demonstrated at seemingly interminable length in Fox’s new Fantastic Four reboot. The film starts with Reed Richards and Ben Grimm (Mr Fantastic and the Thing) as fifth graders working on a science project. The science project that …

This Infographic Will Help You Write Your Best Resume Yet

When applying for jobs, especially around the holidays when seemingly everyone is busy, you really have to make sure your application stands out. Besides including a killer cover letter, the best way to make sure you catch a hiring manager’s eye is with a well-written resume.<p>Luckily for you, Aditi …

How to Get People to Treat You Right: The Science Behind Trust

<b>Know it or not, you often decide whether or not to trust someone based on crazy reasons.</b> How attractive someone is, whether they’re the same gender …

Latest Film Reviews | Movie News | Features | Interviews - Empire

★★★★★ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom<p>“Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur?” asks Claire Dearing ...<p>★★★★★ Ocean’s 8<p>Cate Blanchett has …

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.<p>Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep …

Fitness Is a Skill, Not a Talent: Here's How to Develop It

As a fitness coach and the co-founder of Fitocracy, I've been exposed to the success stories and fitness challenges of countless people. When they …

10 Things Highly Productive People Don’t Do

A lack of productivity leads to a lack of happiness.<p>When you can’t see yourself making progress or getting things done, you get anxious and become …

This Cardboard Standing Desk Will Change the Way You Work

Where do you set up for your day job? A sitting desk? A couch? Or the latest office trend, the standing desk? No matter where you set up shop, chances are it’s in the same place every day, but a few pieces of cardboard could really shake up your office life in the best way possible.<p>There’s a 100% …

Kristen Stewart is 'overly happy' right now

NEW YORK – Almost precisely two years ago, Kristen Stewart was hunched in a dark corner of the Tribeca Grand hotel's restaurant, sipping a glass of white wine and relentlessly scanning the room.<p>There was nothing she loathed more than people spotting her, gawping, and then pretending it hadn't …

Next Time, I'll Leave My Phone

On two separate occasions this past weekend, I purposely left my smartphone at home.<p>While I admit the initial motivation came because I didn't want a large bump in my tight-fitting suit, the benefits turned out to be far greater than the contour of my torso.<p>I wore that suit because I was attending …

What Some Old Photos Revealed to Me About My Son's Depression, Addiction and Recovery

"A picture's worth a thousand words."<p>We've all heard that saying. The idea behind it is that a single image can convey a story just as well as a whole bunch of words, either spoken or written. I've heard that saying hundreds of times during my lifetime, but the meaning of it hit me hard last …

Mental Health

7 Things You Should Never Apologize For

Everyone makes mistakes. We're human -- we're allowed. And when we do make an error in judgment, we simply apologize and move on.<p>But the truth is, there are simply some actions we shouldn't have guilt over because our emotional and physical health depends on it. Below, find seven instances that …

Alan Watts: What do you desire?

Keira Knightley: ‘I used to try to be sensible and good and professional’

There are few young actors who have divided opinion as much as Keira Knightley. It’s hard to understand – can she really have done so much to offend? She is only 29, and yet she appears to have attracted an extraordinary amount of vitriol in her short career. If she is not too pretty to be worthy …

Around the world – and Australia – in five foreign film festivals

If cinema transports us to another world, it makes sense that Australia – occupying its own corner of this one – hosts such a wide-ranging selection of foreign film festivals. These eclectic programs offer unexpected landscapes, unfamiliar styles of humour and lesser known histories from their …

While You Were Worrying About Her Face: Renée Zellweger Is Starring In A Faith-Based Film From The Author Of ‘Heaven Is For Real’

While the media narrative has already shifted from this morning’s “Whoa, Renée Zellweger looks different!” into full “What we talk about when we talk about Renée Zellweger’s face” thinkpiece mode, I thought we could take a step back to remember why we she’s in the public eye again in the first …