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32 Stellar Happiness Moments Everyone Gets (but Doesn't See Coming)

Proof surprises don't have to be scary: These delightful slices of life are served up when you least expect them.<p>It Turns Out "Jo-Jo's Famus …

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The $26 Way to Cook a $200 Steak Dinner

Here's how to have a blowout meal without blowing your budget.<p>The Smart Way to Splurge on Beef<p>Crisp Potatoes Without the Mess of Frying—Or Any Extra …

Cooking

4 Things Restaurant Chefs Wish They Could Tell You

We chatted up the pros to find out what they're really doing in their kitchens—and how you can steal their moves.<p>They Like Cheap Mushrooms<p>You're …

Kitchens

11 Things Every Woman Should Write Down Before the Year Ends

1. What Younger You Would Like About Present You<p>Most of us know our disappointments by name. But what about your life has turned out to be bigger, …

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5 Miraculous No-Cook Vegetable Sides That Aren't Salad

You can assemble any of these quick, crunchy, barely-need-a-recipe dishes without turning on the stove or oven.<p>Brussels Sprouts Like You've Never Had …

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5 Thoughts For Those Struggling With Depression (Or Life) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is an old quote attributed to the writer Henry James where he tells his nephew Willie, “There are three important things in human life. The …

How To Be More Present With Your Family in 3 Steps | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You have set your workspace to be at the corner of your kitchen table. Although this place is far from optimum, you are still getting your work …

5 Simple Steps To Immediate Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Everything you do in life, everything you try to achieve, all the actions you take, all the dreams you pursue… you do, because you think it will make …

Happiness

How to be Less Sensitive and More Positive

Have you ever found yourself freaking out because someone else told you about something that made you fuming mad and yet in the end, it was not such …

7 Things To Ask Yourself To Truly Wake Up In Life

Far too often our minds get clogged up by the stress of life. Add in the words and thoughts from other people and you’ve a recipe for disaster in …

The Art of Living: A 1924 Guide

The art of living has occupied such celebrated minds as Henry Miller, Leo Tolstoy, Ray Bradbury, Anaïs Nin, Viktor Frankl, Montaigne, and Steve Jobs. That’s precisely what <b>Karl De Schweinitz</b> explores in the first chapter of <b>The Art of Helping People Out of Trouble</b> (<i>public library</i>) — an early …

The Science of How Your Mind-Wandering Is Robbing You of Happiness

<i>“The main thing is to get what little happiness there is out of life in this wartorn world,”</i> Clare Boothe Luce advised her young daughter, <i>“because ‘these are the good old days’ now.”</i> And yet most of us are conditioned to escape into the past, into the future, into our to-do lists — to wander off …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

Consumer Behavior, Not Snapchat, Created The Need For Instagram Direct

This morning Instagram announced Instagram Direct, a new feature to privately send your friends photos and videos. Instagram refers to these photos on its blog as ‘moments’ to help people share things like “An inside joke between friends captured on the go, a special family moment or even just one …

The case for a six-hour workday

Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up those extra hours is bad for their well-being and detrimental to your company.<p><i>When</i> you sleep is more important than the number of hours you sleep, …

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