LifeStyle: Smart Living

5 Career Tips You Should Always Ignore

Wednesday  21:51,   17 may 2017

5 Career Tips You Should Always IgnoreThere’s no shortage of helpful career advice out there, from what to wear to an interview or how to pump at work. But sometimes it’s just as helpful to hear about what not to do. We all learn from our mistakes — [...]

11 English Words That Make More Sense When You Know Their Arabic Roots

Wednesday  20:17,   17 may 2017

What kind of mating is a checkmate? What kind of hair is mohair? What does a fanfare have to do with fans? It all makes sense when you go back to the Arabic roots of these words.I happened to solve a lot of these moments of etymological crisis just...[...]

How to deal with a gossiping co-worker (without losing your cool)

Wednesday  19:36,   17 may 2017

We spoke to Thomas Farely, known as Mister Manners, as part of our three-day "Manners on the Move" series on TODAY this week. He gave us his best tips for navigating the rocky seas of work.We spoke to Thomas Farley, aka Mister Manners, for his best...[...]

After the Country’s Deadliest Mudslide, This Town Came Out Stronger Than Ever

Tuesday  20:50,   16 may 2017

It was the first clear day all month in Darrington, Washington, and most community members were out enjoying the sun. But the heavy rains had already done their damage. As the rain-soaked land turned to liquid, mud and debris shot out, bringing a...[...]

The 7 Things Everyone Needs to Get Rid Of to Be Instantly Happier

Tuesday  20:36,   16 may 2017

It’s May. 2017. Holy moly. Spring is officially in full swing, which got me thinking, Does anyone actually spring clean anymore? Let's take a look at what that actually means: “To clean all of a place, especially your house, very well,...[...]

How to find out what people really think about you at work

Tuesday  19:41,   16 may 2017

A close friend of mine does this annoying thing where, months after an event, she'll tell me sheepishly that something was off. The dress I wore didn't fit right. Or my hair was sticking up the entire...[...]

8 reasons why you should always say 'good morning' to your coworkers

Friday  22:37,   12 may 2017

Whether you're a morning person or not, there seems to be a universal reluctance to greet people first thing. It's very unlikely you meet a person who enjoys saying hello to each one of their coworkers with a smile every morning without fail.If [...]

The "ugly" reality of child marriage in the U.S.

Friday  22:01,   12 may 2017

What do the U.S., Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have in common? They all have weak protections against child marriage, one activist says"Nepal | The Lost Girls" airs on CBSN on Sunday, May 7 at 8pm and 11pm EST, and again at 2am EST on Monday May,...[...]

Science Has Just Discovered the Secret to Learning a New Language

Friday  21:06,   12 may 2017

When it comes to learning a new language, the old saying “practice makes perfect,” actually has some merit. A new study that focused on how language is acquired in the brain, found that repetition is an important part of the language learning...[...]

20 Uses for Dryer Sheets (That Aren't Laundry)

Friday  19:50,   12 may 2017

Don't toss those sheets just because they've been through the dryer—the fresh little squares can be used all over the house. Along with making clothes soft and sniffably fresh, dryer sheets can be used in dozens of ways around the...[...]

The Surprisingly Simple Reason We Say ‘Hello’ When We Answer the Phone

Wednesday  21:35,   10 may 2017

It’s pure instinct. When our phones ring—after checking caller ID, of course—we pick up and say, 'Hello?' But if Alexander Graham Bell had his way, we would be saying 'Ahoy' when using his invention.The word 'ahoy' has been around for at...[...]

How much do you know about birds?

Monday  22:42,   08 may 2017

Take this quiz to find out how much you know about...[...]

The Worst Career Advice We've Ever Gotten

Monday  20:40,   08 may 2017

Five women share what happened when they followed or went against bad work guidance. These days it seems there’s no shortage of helpful career advice. We’re working hard every day to hook you up with some game-changing tips about tricky topics like...[...]

Can Pets Detect Human Emotion?

Monday  20:01,   08 may 2017

Can Pets Detect Human Emotion?One of my uncles died recently very unexpectedly, and I naturally felt torrential waves of sadness — sadness for my aunt, who'd been married to this man for 45 years; sadness for my cousins, who adored their father with [...]

When Is It Not OK to Let Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed?

Monday  19:45,   08 may 2017

The thought of cuddling up to your pooch in bed might give you the warm and fuzzies, but in certain situations, letting your dog sleep in your bed could do you more harm than good. Let’s start at the very beginning: those super cute puppy days. If...[...]