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jugaad, n. : Oxford English Dictionary

2002 <i>Straits Times (Singapore)</i> (Nexis) 30 Sept. IT entrepreneur Karan Vir Singh..called it [<i>sc.</i> the creative individuality of the Indian mind] the …

Language

Learn A New Language In Your Spare Time

This program is equivalent to one college semester of language study.<p>On top of giving your resume a boost and being able to converse with the locals …

Language Learning

This 5-Minute Habit Will Train Your Brain to Be More Positive

Incorporate a few minutes of gratitude into your day.<p><i>How can someone change their mindset to be more positive? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, growth mindset hacker,</b> …

18 small changes you can make every day to lose weight

1/<p>1. Invest in a water bottle.<p>Getty<p>When you don't drink enough water, your body can confuse hunger with thirst. This is why "upping the water intake …

5 Brain Exercises to Strengthen Your Mind

1<p>What Can You Do to Strengthen Your Mind?<p>While you might know that you need to exercise your body, did you know that it might also be important to …

Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Incompetent People Think They Are Superior

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

This 1 Practice Immediately Reduces Stress (and Improves Self-Awareness)

Give this a try next time you need to clear your head.<p>Some stress is good.<p>An appropriate amount of stress helps you achieve peak performance. It gives you the extra boost you need to overcome laziness and focus on the task at hand.<p>Take a job interview, for example. If you don't have any stress or …

Mindfulness

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

The 12 best coffee machines to buy in 2018

Skip the morning queues and soul-destroying expense and make your own barista level brew at home in 2018.<p>It’s never been easier to make good coffee …

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially If You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate super-food, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8 ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Why Is It You Can Sense When Someone’s Staring at You?

Say you’re engrossed in a task, scrolling through your phone or reading a book. Suddenly that creepy, prickly feeling grabs hold of you. Someone’s …

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we're about to give a presentation.<p>The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but …

Self-help

Melbourne's Best Coffee Roasters

It’s no wonder Melbourne is well known for its delicious coffee. There are so many good cafés in the city—cosy little spots hidden in back lanes that …

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits! | Inc.com

Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should have just known better and avoided.<p>I've led large complex …

Leadership

The big lesson from the world's best school system? Trust your teachers

Finnish education is rarely out of the news, whether it’s outstanding Pisa results, those same results slipping, the dropping of traditional subjects, not dropping subjects, or what makes Finnish teachers special.<p>I worked in England for two years as a teacher before moving to Finland eight years …

Education

Stop Confusing Your Nerves With Having Anxiety

Nothing is more fashionable right now than anxiety disorders.<p><i>Fighting Words is a column in which writers rub you the wrong way with their unpopular but well-argued opinions on fitness, health, nutrition, what have you. Got something to get off your chest? Send your pitch to tonic@vice.com.</i><p>As …

11 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy

Tales of a fountain of youth have spread around the world for centuries, and while so far no one's discovered such a magical fountain, a few countries' senior citizens seem to have found the perfect combination of diet, activity, and healthcare, leading them to live years longer than others. The …

World Economic Forum

These Top 10 Third-Wave Coffee Shops Across the Globe *Have to* Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Travel has changed <i>a lot</i> over the last decade or so. Millennial travelers tend to prefer long-term or adventure travel to luxury getaways, favoring a more local approach than their parents or grandparents did. Along with checking out the world’s best food halls and tasting novelty desserts from …

10 Expert-Approved Ways To Turn Around A Bad Day

Bye, bye, bad mood.<p>The worst part of having an off day is the sour mood that inevitably comes along with it.<p>Your emotional state becomes less about the critique from your boss or the tiff with your spouse but about e<i>verything</i>. It seems like the whole universe is out to get you by the end. Or at …

Happiness

Man teaches 'loud and rude' coffee shop customers the perfect lesson - and is hailed a 'hero'

Khalil Sehnaoui was enjoying a quiet outing to a coffee shop when his excursion was derailed by two "loud" people sat next to him.<p>Not only were they …

Our best banana recipes – Jamie Oliver | Features

There are so many delicious dishes you can make with banana, and the great news is that many of these work best when the fruit is soft and really …

How to make Shake Shack’s ShackSauce at home

It is colossally difficult to run a profitable restaurant, much less build a brand successful enough to open a second, a third, a 20th location. …

How To Build Or Update A Simple Coffee Cart

A coffee cart should be on anyone’s list of must-have things, that’s how much you’ll enjoy having one once you’re done building it. We say that …

Coffee

Taste Beyond The Tongue

In search of a perfect cup

LOOK into a small, elegant cup of espresso coffee and examine carefully the top layer of foam, known to aficionados as <i>crema</i>. Made of tiny gas bubbles …

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

How I Wake Up in Under 1 Minute Every Day | Inc.com

For decades, I'd take at least 20 minutes to get out of bed, often 40 minutes or more.<p>But since November, I've gotten out of bed in under 60 seconds, without fail, each day, at 6:15 a.m. I've made it my habit to turn off my alarm, which is across my room from my bed, while it still says 6:15.<p>I …

York University

How one $20 gadget helps me pop out of bed every morning

Every trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond inevitably ends with a cart full of gadgets, organizers and cleaning supplies you never knew you needed. While on a mission to buy a new coffee machine last week, my husband and I came across a small silver kettle we'd never noticed before. My husband instantly …

AOL