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Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Eyebrow Shaping 101: Pluck the Perfect Eyebrows

Pluck the perfect eyebrows with these failproof tips

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

Psychology

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life

Steve Jobs didn't just leave a legacy of great products. He also shared ideas that continue to inspire and motivate.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure</b> …

The Conversation Introvert-Extrovert Couples Need to Have

How do you deal with conflict in a relationship?<p>When I asked the more than 50 introverts I spoke to for my new book, <i>Introverts in Love</i>, the answers …

Personality

Always Late? How To Be On Time — For Real

Illustrated by Julia Sadler.<p><i>Update: This post was originally published on May 19.</i><p>Before writing her book, <i>Never Be Late Again</i>, management consultant …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

Apps Are Making It Easier To Cheat — And Get Caught

"I just thought it was the most sinister development ever," Michelle Cottle says of learning that the makers of the Call And Text Eraser (CATE) app …

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …

The Piercing That Changed My Life

Face it: Some obsessions you just never outgrow.<p>In my teenage years, I tried a lot of things and generally failed. One of those things was a septum piercing, or, as we called it, a "bull ring." After weeks of secretly taking apart paper clips and shaping them into horseshoes to try out on my nose, …

Having a Smaller Clitoris Is Associated With Anorgasmia

<i>A study comparing physiological aspects of anorgasmic women and others who do not have problems reaching climax concludes that the size and the internal position of the clitoris could condition genital excitement and orgasm.</i><p>Factors most commonly associated with women's anorgasmia are little …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Scuba Diving

18 Signs You're With The One You Should Marry

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, how to know if he's the one.<p><b>1) He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets, he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to …

This Is America's Kinkiest Bed & Breakfast

There's a converted barn in Northern California with a torture chamber inside. Stay & Play, Monterey’s premier kinky B&B — that stands for bondage …

Amy Lee on ‘Aftermath’ and Returning to the Road

If you thought you’ve heard everything Amy Lee has to say, you probably haven’t been paying attention. During her decade-plus run as the frontwoman …

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Routers

20 Essential Kitchen Hacks

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your appliances -- today, we're hacking everything.</i><p>Some days are meant for lingering in the kitchen -- for tempering chocolate on a marble slab …

Top 10 Things I Wish I 'd Known When I Started to Grill

One of the worst dinners I've ever cooked was at a borrowed cabin in Lake Tahoe years ago. The stove had blown out, and dinnertime loomed--along with my hungry extended family. So Mom and I decided we'd cook our cut-up chicken on the charcoal grill in the front yard, a rusty, ancient Weber.<p>Sunset …

What It's Like Being Married To The Real Piper Kerman

Photo: REX USA<p>Having your fiancée go to prison for drug-related crimes she never told you about is one thing. Watching Jason Biggs play you in a TV …

6 Things That Happen to the Body Without Enough Water

The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to debunk the hydration hype.<p><b>1. You're more likely to have health problems.</b> Higher water intake …

YouTube Is About to Change Drastically

YouTube is introducing a new way for its legion of video creators to make money on the site. The Google division announced Thursday at Vidcon that it …

Jack White Gets Plug Pulled, Soldiers Through Leadbelly Cover

Nothing can stop Jack White from unleashing live rock & roll power – not even electricity. As spotted by <i>Consequence of Sound</i>, the rock icon hit a …

Yahoo!

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Your Weekly Hate/Like: Growing Up In New York City

Photographed by Bek Andersen.<p>Spoiler alert: I love that I grew up in New York. I loved that I had schoolyard playgrounds instead of huge backyards …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

In Defense of Your Husband's Female Friend

It started when I was 24, over dinner in the Meatpacking District near the club he owned. "I love you," he said, "but I promised I would never have kids with anyone but her." It was so ludicrous, and he was so French, so <i>ce n'est pas ma faute</i>, there was nothing I could do but wish him well. We …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The Unique Sadness of Leaving Your Twenties Behind

Because today is both the oldest I've ever been and simultaneously the youngest I'll ever be again, I feel compelled to document some things. First, some facts for the record: I am 29 years old. I am married. I am the features editor at ELLE.com. I live in New York City. And, after eight years, I'm …