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Get More Done at Work

Get More Done at Work

If you want your workday to be the most productive possible, carefully plan what you will do during the first hour at your desk. Fast Company reports that this is your best opportunity to do these three things: See everything clearly. Get one real task accomplished. Focus on the human side of work instead of…

Ten Easy Tips to Live a Long Healthy Life

Ten Easy Tips to Live a Long Healthy Life

Aging successfully means more than good health. It also means taking charge of your personal well being so you can continue to live a vibrant, independent life, regardless of your age. “Successful aging isn’t difficult, but it does require a personal commitment to active living,” says to Dr. Terri Ginsberg of the New Jersey Institute…

The U.S. City with the Most Kooks

The U.S. City with the Most Kooks

If normal is boring and average is abhorrent, you probably enjoy quirky. And no city in the U.S. beats New Orleans when it comes to quirky. From jazz band funerals to voodoo shops, NOLA was ranked as the quirkiest city in the country by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The offbeat culture in…

Your Favorite Mexican Food Reveals Your Personality

Your Favorite Mexican Food Reveals Your Personality

Taco or burrito? Which Mexican food you like the best can be a kind of personality test that might even help you find your perfect romantic match, according to a new Mexican food “Q-dentity” study conducted by Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, on behalf of…

The Top 10 Little White Lies

The Top 10 Little White Lies

Little white lies. We all tell them. We do it to be kind. (“I love this gift!”) We do it to protect ourselves. (“I’m leaving in five minutes.”) We do it because it’s the easy way out. (“I didn’t see your text.”) White lies are the kinder, gentler fibs about less important things. DIRECTV surveyed…

Original Names of Famous Companies

Original Names of Famous Companies

These well-known brand-names started out differently … • Twitter – Its working name was ‘Status’, and then ‘Twitch’. • Skype – Derived from ‘sky peer-to-peer’; shortened to ‘Skyper’ but the URL was already taken. • Lego – From the Danish phrase ‘leg godt’, which means ‘play well’. • Amazon – Originally named ‘Cadabra’, as in…

The Top 25 Best American Movies

The Top 25 Best American Movies

Almost everyone has a favorite movie. You may love it because it had a message that touched your soul or an actor who seemingly spoke to you or cinematography that transformed a simple film into a work of art. Choosing the best American movies ever made is a daunting job. But film critic Jason Fraley,…

Remember Almost Anything

Remember Almost Anything

Whether you’re trying to remember where you put your keys or the name of that new guy in the office, we have a nearly fail-proof system for you. Yahoo! News UK surveyed studies from memory experts in England and the United States to find out the best memory tricks. There are five presented below. In…

The Biggest Lies Told By Parents

The Biggest Lies Told By Parents

✗ “If you cross your eyes, they’ll stay that way.” ✗ “If you don’t put on a coat, you’ll catch your death of cold.” ✗ “Open your mouth, here comes the airplane …” ✗ “When kids make fun of you, they’re just jealous.” ✗ “You can be anything you want to be.” ✗ “The crust…

Interesting Actual Jobs!

Interesting Actual Jobs!

Actual professions you probably didn’t realize existed …. ✓ Hook Writer – They’re songwriters but don’t actually write songs, just the ‘hook line’. ✓ Underwater Lumberjack – Recovering trees covered by flooding or diverted rivers. ✓ Parachute Tester – Sounds like a joke but somebody has to test new models. ✓ Slot Machine Music Producer…

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