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The Surprising Reason Red Is the Official Color of Chinese New Year

Tuesday  21:20,   03 january 2017

From red lanterns to red envelopes, did you ever wonder why the color red is so popular in China, especially on the Chinese New Year? Legend has it that it all began with the Nian, a ferocious beast that would terrorize villagers on the New Year,[...]

How To Catch The First Major Meteor Shower Of 2017

Tuesday  19:36,   03 january 2017

Your New Year's celebrations might have been full of confetti, fireworks, and the glittering crystal ball drop, but that's nothing compared to what this coming week has in store. That's because the night sky is ringing in 2017 with the[...]

Can we be religious without God? Alain de Botton on "atheism 2.0."

Monday  23:05,   02 january 2017

Why "is God real?" is the most boring question you can ask. Alain de Botton is an author, philosopher, and founder of the School of Life, a London-based institute “devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture.”[...]

I Took "Walk It Off" Literally, and 5,000 Miles Later, I Feel Better

Monday  23:05,   02 january 2017

In the summer of 2012, I stood at the foot of the Pyrenees, about to embark on a 500-mile Christian pilgrimage. Up until that moment, it would have been hard to convince me that the "I" in that sentence was actually referring to me, Masha. [...]

5 Life Lessons Women Can Learn from Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher

Thursday  20:21,   29 december 2016

May the force always be with the iconic actress, who taught us so much about bravery and inner strength. Princess Leia was always my hero. The sharp-tongued, quick-witted, think-on-her-feet heroine was the ultimate role model for girls. But she[...]

The 7 dos and don'ts of being the best guest this New Year's Eve

Thursday  19:55,   29 december 2016

Should you bring a gift? What kind? Who should make the Champagne toast and when should they do it? An etiquette expert answer has the answers.To help you answer these questions and many more, etiquette expert Faye de Muyshondt, who wrote "Social[...]

10 Ideas for a Relaxing Stay-at-Home New Year’s Eve

Thursday  19:50,   29 december 2016

There's no law that says you have to go out, dress up or drink Champagne for the occasion. Here are tips for a sweet celebration at home. Holiday shopping, wrapping, parties and more leave some of us too pooped to pop the cork on an[...]

Cat Finds New Home After 13 Years Confined to an Attic

Thursday  00:35,   29 december 2016

She was adopted just six weeks after the Humane Society's rescue.Earlier this month, the Humane Society of New York received a disturbing call from a man who admitted to confining his cat - who didn't have a name but boasted striking[...]

7 Power Affirmations for Making 2017 Your Most Successful Year Yet

Wednesday  00:35,   28 december 2016

I love a well-timed affirmation. I stick them on Post-it notes throughout my apartment, especially on the mirrors; I have three alarms on my phone that go off throughout the day with various power statements; and I repeat numerous declarations to[...]

The Best Writing Advice of 2016

Tuesday  23:20,   27 december 2016

2016 was not an easy year to be a writer. Not just because of the constant, concentration-wrecking pull of our devices, their glowing screens beckoning with the promise of fresh horrors. I’ve spoken with many writers, in recent months, who seem to[...]

10 Delightfully Strange Patents

Tuesday  23:05,   27 december 2016

Human ingenuity knows no bounds—as these patents show. 1. REWARD CANDY DISPENSERPatent: US 5823386 APublished: 10/20/1998As any multitasker knows, it can feel impossible to sit at a computer and focus on work that needs to get done. What if[...]

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Winter Solstice

Thursday  21:50,   08 december 2016

<p>Amid the whirl of the holiday season, many are vaguely aware of the approach of the winter solstice, but how much do you really know about it? Whether you’re a fan of winter or just wish it would go away, here are 10 things to note—or even[...]

Hike with your pup at these dog-friendly national parks

Wednesday  15:36,   23 november 2016

There is no need to leave your dog at home when visiting these dog-friendly national parks.Don't let pesky red tape get in your or your dog's[...]

This Pill Could Help Your Dog Live Longer | Not just in dog years

Monday  21:06,   21 november 2016

Not just in dog[...]

The 6 Toxic Traits of Workplace Gossips

Saturday  19:50,   05 november 2016

People who have nothing nice to say seldom leave it unsaid. Understanding their miserable motives is key to dealing with them effectively. Click to expand Your browser does not support this video [...]