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Entries by Verena von Pfetten from 08/2008

How To Be A Kickass Volunteer

Posted 08.01.2008 | Healthy Living

A volunteer, by definition, positively serves and improves our community. A little birdie told me that some volunteers prefer to laze around and play ...

Too Many Choices: How To Be Satisfied With Your Decisions

Posted 08.01.2008 | Healthy Living

In America, people are faced with more and more decisions every day, whether it's picking one of 31 ice cream flavors or deciding whether and when to...

15 Most Inspiring Teachers In Movies

Posted 08.01.2008 | Healthy Living

Sarah Ebner at the Guardian has taken it upon herself to compile a list of the 15 most inspiring teachers in film. Because we're too lazy and because ...

A Guide To Judging Men (By Their Manners)

| Posted 08.03.2008 | Style

Welcome! In today's post we are (once again) going to be judging people. (I'm a blogger, what did you expect?) A while back, I gave the ladies a li...

5 Cool Ways To Turn Trash Into Treasure

Posted 08.03.2008 | Healthy Living

When we think of waste, we don't usually think utility. Yet, as we face droughts, limited landfill space, and depleting natural resources, we've been ...

10 Skills You Need To Succeed At Anything

Posted 08.03.2008 | Healthy Living

What does it take to succeed? A positive attitude? Well, sure, but that's hardly enough. The Law of Attraction? The Secret? These ideas might act as s...

Why Fatty Fish Is Good For Your Brain

Posted 08.04.2008 | Healthy Living

Looking to boost your memory and concentration? You're better off eating oily fish twice a week than popping expensive herbal pills or fish oil supple...

21 Ways To Enjoy The Rest Of Your Summer

Posted 08.04.2008 | Healthy Living

21 ideas to make the most of this season, from finding the ultimate beach reads to making a lobster roll. The Best Way to Cut Jeans into Shorts What...

How To Sleep Well On A Hot Night

Posted 08.04.2008 | Healthy Living

Everyone knows that there is nothing more frustrating than trying to sleep on a sweltering night. The Guardian's Jon Henley has come up with some tips...

10 Tips To Survive Your 20's

Posted 08.04.2008 | Healthy Living

Here's some advice to help keep balanced and gain insight during your twenties. Your 20's are a time to enjoy your youth and independence, but they ...

One Woman's Decision To Become A Buddhist Nun

Posted 08.04.2008 | Healthy Living

When I was 18, I was able to escape the limitations of suburbia by going to Harvard to read English. I loved it there - studying, writing, and running...

You, Me, and God: How To Make An Interfaith Relationship Work

Posted 08.05.2008 | Healthy Living

Religion has never played a large part in my life. I grew up celebrating "Christian" holidays like Easter and Christmas, but in America, these days ar...

Communal Living: A New (Old) Way To Save?

Posted 08.05.2008 | Healthy Living

Keri Rainsberger isn't rich. She works in the nonprofit world for a relatively low-profit salary. Yet, as many Americans are scrimping for every penny...

Stress Busters: 5 Sanity-Saving Strategies

Posted 08.06.2008 | Healthy Living
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Here are five stress triggers and how to stop them. 1. Work Pressures Change your schedule. When most people get in to work, they check the...

Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Posted 08.06.2008 | Healthy Living

One important reason is the big delay - and advantage - women have over men in terms of cardiovascular disease, like heart attack and stroke. Women de...

Why Boredom Is Good For You

Posted 08.06.2008 | Healthy Living

Boredom is more than a mere flagging of interest or a precursor to mischief. Some experts say that people tune things out for good reasons, and that o...

Some Surprising Truths About Fruits And Vegetables

Posted 08.06.2008 | Healthy Living

Tomatoes, japaleño peppers, serrano peppers and now avocadoes are all under scrutiny due to the recent Salmonella outbreak, making many Americans ner...

Lesbianism: The Best Publicity Money Can Buy

Posted 08.07.2008 | Style

In the world of fashion, pretty people and clothing lines constantly emerge begging the world to "Look over here!" It's all one big game and the piece...

Ready, Set, Shop: A 72-Hour Shopping Marathon In Honor Of The Olympics

Posted 08.07.2008 | Style

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the owners of the designer store Opening Ceremony (so named after their love of the events), are attempting this weekend ...

Your Brain On Exercise: How Working Out Makes You Smarter

Posted 08.07.2008 | Healthy Living

Athletes and people who exercise not only have better bods -- they have better brains too, a host of studies have now firmly established. A review of...

10 Steps To Realizing Your Purpose In Life

Posted 08.07.2008 | Healthy Living

The one big question most of us ask ourselves is "What should I do with my life?" For most people, it's very difficult to answer. Use these simple sug...

Fashion Boo-Boos: Are Designer Band-Aids The New Accessory?

Posted 08.07.2008 | Style

When Nicholas James Brown prepares to go out for cocktails at the Tribeca Grand or to a clambake in the Hamptons, he sticks on a few boldly patterned ...

Who Will Win The Battle Of The Battery-Operated Mascara?

Posted 08.07.2008 | Style

CALL it the Battle of the Battery-Operated Mascaras. On July 17, Estée Lauder introduced TurboLash, a mascara with a battery-operated vibrating brus...

Gay Or Straight...And How To Tell

Posted 08.07.2008 | Style

In the early nineties, Dan Rothenberg was having a gay old time--literally. A rising comedian in San Francisco, he spent his nights at clubs in the Ca...

New Orleans: Why I Stay

Posted 08.08.2008 | Healthy Living

At some point in my early adult life I realized a few things about life. I found out that I can overcome hardship if I don't let it get the best of me...