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38 Non-Flashy Inventions on Amazon That May Not Catch Your Eye, But Hundreds Of Reviewers Swear They Can’t Live Without Them

Ours is a society of hyperbole. Everything is all about the latest and greatest, whether it's the magical cream that promises to make you look like …

Inventions

Want to Write a Killer Book? Learn How to Write a Killer Book Essay First, in 5 Easy Steps

Turns out those annoying writing assignments were good for something, after all…Continue reading on The Writing Cooperative »

Writing

8 Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizers That Every Woman Over 40 Should Be Using

There are a lot of beauty products out there, but how do you know if you’re using the right one for your skin? Foundation has become a go-to product …

Skin Care

Overcome Your Fears and Start Blogging

<b>Overcome Your Fears and Start Blogging</b>Blogging and posting your written text online for the world to see can send chills down someone’s spine. That …

Writing

Depression may be an indicator of cognitive decline later in life, a study claims

As the conversation around mental health becomes less stigmatized, increased efforts have been made to understand the mechanisms that drive …

Mental Health

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

7 Writing Exercises That Help Me Get Back to the Writing Groove

I’ve heard others declare that writer’s block doesn’t exist, that it’s nothing but a feeble excuse some people have for not writing.I beg to …

25 Easy Family Meals That Cost Just $5 to Prep

When it comes to planning out dinner options for your family, the task can sometimes be a bit daunting — and expensive. If you want to make sure you have a variety of meals in rotation that are healthy and easy to make, kid-approved, and budget-friendly, we've got you covered. These 25 easy recipes …

Cooking

I Had Ridiculous Acid Reflux for a Year: Here's How I Fixed It (Without Drugs)

About six years ago, seemingly overnight, I developed a case of acid reflux so unpleasant that I felt as though lava was perpetually bubbling up into …

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

You Can Shoot Sensual Boudoir Photos at Home with Simple Gear & Natural Light: Here’s How (VIDEO)

There’s a lot of interest in boudoir photography these days, and a recent tutorial on the subject was our most popular story over the past several …

Photography

8 Tasty Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make This Month To Lose Weight

If you wake up feeling bloated, you probably consider your day over before it even began. And if that bloat lasts longer than a day, forget about …

Cooking

How to Get Paid to Learn How to Become a Better Writer

What if I told you people would <i>pay you</i> to become a better writer?<p>What if I also told you people would pay you higher amounts to <i>keep learning</i> how to …

Writing

How To: The Fastest Way to Transfer Photos & Videos from Your iPhone to Your Windows 10 PC

Thanks to iCloud and AirDrop, it's really easy to sync photos between an iPhone and a Mac. But if you have an Apple phone and a Windows computer, …

Software

Why so many Americans think Buddhism is just a philosophy

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, …

Meditation

15 of the best travel apps for your next trip

Apps

13 questions that will change your life

When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself the right questions. Some questions are hard …

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home …

25 features that will make you want to upgrade to iOS 11

iOS

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

This 2 Minute Read Will Make You Write Better Forever

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” <br>― Maya Angelou<p>The following 4 tips took me 3 years of writing to collect, but …

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s pretty much an app for everything.<p>From note-taking to …

Apps

Create a Corporate Culture That Employees Will Value With These 3 Principles

One of the best ways to solve performance or leadership issues is to first look at your culture.<p>Never, in the 30-plus years that I have been helping to drive organizational performance have I seen so much 'C level' interest in organizational culture. Across all industries, leaders are telling me …

Corporate Culture

This Personal Kanban Approach is The Simplest Way to Give Up Multitasking

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups AttentionThe post This Personal Kanban Approach is The Simplest …

Fly Out of These Airports and Save Big on Airfare

Go off the beaten track and explore while cutting travel costs.<p>Some long-haul flights can be unnecessarily expensive. However, the good news for …

A Super Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe For St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

What’s a St. Patrick’s Day dinner without some Irish Soda Bread? After you decide on which easy way you’ll make your corned beef and cabbage this …

10 Little Things to Remember When Life No Longer Excites You

Once upon a time, there was a girl who could do anything in the world she wanted. All she had to do was choose something and focus. So one day she …

Painting

Make Money Online: How to Choose a Profitable Niche for Your Business

Determine Whether You Have a Money-Making Idea Before You Waste Your Time<p>Updated April 18, 2018<p>There's a lot of appeal to <b>make money online</b>. Starting …