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21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

Why Deeply Intelligent People Don't Try to Think Themselves Out of Unhappiness

It's time to re-think your approach to happiness.<p>Even the smartest and most successful people are unhappy. Take one of my clients, I'll call him George, for example.<p>George is a key player in a large tech firm. He's not only a driven team leader always aiming to improve performance, he's also …

When you die you know you are dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no signs of life

Death just became even more scary: scientists say people are aware they’re dead because their consciousness continues to work after the body has …

Sleeping naked could be the secret to health

Sleeping naked shouldn’t just be reserved for heatwaves — scientists claim it has a range of health-boosting benefits.<p>From boosting male virility to …

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. …

Hands Down, These Are the Best Documentaries of All Time

Just as we watch romantic period dramas to feed a nostalgic wonder, feel-good comedies for a much-needed laugh, indie flicks to delight our eyes, and …

Atacama Desert

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week

The weekends are needed for recharging, but doing this one activity for one hour is what sets the high performers apart from everyone else.<p>The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, …

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

The Secret to Deeper Happiness Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Winning the lottery or nabbing a promotion doesn’t actually bring us lasting bliss, research shows. The new thinking: Joy comes from doing more of …

Happiness

Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You

For many, weight training calls to mind bodybuilders pumping iron in pursuit of beefy biceps and bulging pecs. But experts say it’s well past time to …

Ringly introduces new collection of affordable smart bracelets

Wearable jewelry brand Ringly is the latest name to add a mindfulness feature to its collection of fitness trackers, with the launch of the new GO …

50 Dressings for Every Salad, Pantry & Whim

<i>Acid is one of the essential elements of cooking, so we partnered with Maille to share tips on how to use it in your everyday cooking—like in pantry and clean-out-the-fridge salads.</i><p>The difference between a pile of greens and a super, dare-we-say mighty salad is the dressing. Or is it a vinaigrette? …

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Cleaning

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

The 60-Second Workout That’s Proven to Work (Really)

<i>The One-Minute Workout</i>, the latest book to tout the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), has a title that sounds too good to be true …

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life

Some words of wisdom to help you realize your dreams.<p>In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 …

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

But then what? Adding to your shopping list? Setting timers? Asking about the weather? Great, but it's pretty similar to Siri in what it can do, and using your voice to buy things from Amazon isn't super exciting.<p>Alexa can do so much more than that, especially for your home. With the help from …

Smart Homes

Are You Still Doing Planks? You Need to Try This Workout Instead

<i>Feel like taking your planks to a whole new level? Our friends at Shape show us how to take it up a notch through crawling.</i><p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core exercises — not only because they carve your core, but because they recruit other muscles all over your body. As amazing as they may …

America's Only Humor Site

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that turn out to be the most insane to get right.<p>59<p>By CRACKED Readers<br>• /<br>• May 28, 2018<p>Let's talk about olive oil, …

Cinema Eye Names Top Documentaries and Directors of the Past Decade

Among the films recognized are Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing," Laura Poitras' "Citizenfour" and Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift …

Filmmaking

6 Surprising Benefits of Sleeping Naked

You know how amazingly free you feel in your birthday suit — especially when you're cheek-to-cheek with soft, high-thread count sheets and topped off with a warm, thick comforter. But surprisingly only a mere eight percent of us are down to clock some z's in the nude.<p>Sure, some might say it's gross …

Sleep

9 essential tech skills anyone interested in startups should learn

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

The 30-Minute Insane Interval Workout

Gain strength, burn fat, and build muscle with this MetCon routine<p>Recent research has proven that how long you work out doesn’t matter. It’s how <i>hard</i> you work that does.<p>That’s why I’m such a big fan of MetCon workouts—or metabolic conditioning, a training style that uses resistance training …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative …

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

Self-improvement