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I flew to Austria for my son’s wedding. I wasn’t prepared for an avalanche of self-pity

“Wait,” Derek said, “I want to have a talk, Mummy.”<p>It went: “I don’t think this is going to work for me: Judith is too temperamental, sort of like you when you’re out of sorts and you don’t congratulate me on winning my tennis matches.”<p>Odd, that, as I never attend, not wanting my heart broken if he …

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5 psychological tips for reading people more accurately

How not to talk to someone with anxiety

As part of mental health awareness week, we asked people with anxiety to explain the most and least helpful things to say<p>In the UK a third of Britons now experience an anxiety disorder at some stage in their life. But, despite its growth, how well do we really understand it?<p>As part of mental health …

Tumors

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

Brace yourselves: Trump is going to win

<i>Derek H. Burney was Canada's ambassador to the United States from 1989-1993. He was directly involved in concluding negotiations of the free-trade agreement with the U.S. Fen Osler Hampson is a distinguished fellow and director of Global Security at the Centre for International Governance</i> …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

4 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Well-Connected People

The reality is that the more influencers you know, the better your chances of realizing greater success.<p>When we see an incredible success story, many of us entertain the notion of a lone entrepreneur, hustling day and night to bring his or her dream to life. But that rarely happens.<p>Mark Zuckerberg …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

'It's Just The Beginning Now,' Says Man Freed From Serving 2 Life Sentences

David Padilla spent nearly 20 years turning himself into a model inmate in federal prison. So when Padilla got called to the warden's office last December, he said, the first thought on his mind was, "Did I do anything wrong?"<p>Padilla's leg started shaking. Then, he got the news he was about to be …

Living Rooms

The Facebook Future

Facebook’s potential is without precedent. But its public scrutiny will be unprecedented, too.<p>In an April 27 conference call to discuss Facebook's extraordinary first quarter results this year, Mark Zuckerberg announced a high point in his company’s history. Advertising revenue grew by more than 50 …

The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why

Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice<p>Even the most dedicated study plan can be undone by a failure to understand how human memory works. Only when you’re aware of the trap set for us by …

Language Learning

The Weird Way Social Media Is Messing With Your Brain

You may know the eye cream she uses before bed and her favorite poolside cocktail. But following someone's social-media feeds doesn't mean you know her. How hanging out on the Internet is messing with our relationships—not to mention our minds.<p>On a balmy summer evening in San Francisco, Bridget and …

A social psychologist reveals why so many marriages are falling apart and how to fix it

Research has revealed, for example, that people in a healthy marriage are some of the happiest couples in history.<p>Whereas those who are struggling in their marriage are more unhappy today than in the past.<p>When social psychologist Eli Finkel sought to understand why marriage is more extreme at both …

Divorce

I Tried the Latest Trend in Oral Sex Vibrators and I'm Still Orgasming

Legit howling at the moon over here.<p>While there are approximately ten gazillion mouth-like sex toys on the market for men to stick their penises into, very few offer a similar sensation for the ladies. It's such typical bullshit. Of course men get all the motorized blow jobs their ding dongs could …

My Bridesmaids Were Killed on the Way to My Wedding

"I was sitting by the window in the restaurant, staring at the road and willing their car to come into view."<p><i>This article was originally published as "Her Bridesmaids Were Killed on the Way to Their Wedding" in the November 2004 issue of</i> Cosmopolitan<i>.</i><p>Joey and I met in 2000, when we were both …

I Was Raped at 11 Years Old — and I Kept the Baby

"At the time, I had no idea that I could become pregnant from what had happened. I didn't even know what being pregnant was!"<p><i>This article was originally published as "She Had Her Rapist's Baby" in the August 2004 issue of</i> Cosmopolitan<i>.</i><p>Jora's Story<p><i>Jora Trang, 33, is a civil-rights attorney in San</i> …

These Are the Most 'Googled' Memes of 2015

As part of Google’s annual round-up of the people, places, and events that garnered the most attention on search in the U.S. in the past year, the …

Doctors can’t take care of us unless they start taking care of themselves

Toward the end of my intern year in medicine, the attending physician asked our group of residents to talk about a patient who had affected us that year. Perhaps to his surprise—and to all of ours—most of the women, and even some of the men, cried as we talked about the patients we had lost.<p>For …

Mental Health

Transgender Man Convicted of "Tricking" His Girlfriend Into Having Sex With Him

But that's not the whole story.<p>Kyran Lee, a 25-year-old transgender man who wore a body suit and used a dildo to have sex with a woman he met online, was finally sentenced and will avoid jail time, <i>The Guardian</i> reports.<p>Lee met the single mom on Facebook (where he reportedly told her his name was …

Crime

13 Powerful Stories About College Students Living With Depression

"I'm not OK. But I think I will be."<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their stories about how they deal with depression in college. Here are their powerful responses:</i><p><b>1. "Having no friends there brought me into an endless cycle of sadness."</b><p>My freshman year of college I was at a …

College & University

How what we wear affects our mood

Dressing up for Christmas parties can make you feel sexier, more confident or just very self-conscious. Social and sartorial pitfalls abound, but what you may not realise is that your choice of outfit can change the way the brain understands the body.<p>Unlocking the secrets of childhood<p>Read more<p>The …

Self-awareness

8-Year-Old Burn Victim Who Lost Family in Fire Wishes for Christmas Cards: 'She Is the Definition of Hope,' Her Aunt Says

An 8-year-old girl who survived a house fire and suffered burns over 75 percent of her body has one wish this holiday season: She wants to fill her …

New York State

Pancreatic Cancer Ecosystem and Vitamin D

A few months ago, I spent time hiking in the woods in Big Sur, mesmerized by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean viewed from the mountain ridges.<p>But what actually inspired me and remained in my mind were the Redwood trees. Strangely enough, I couldn't help but think about pancreatic cancer as I wrapped …

Natural Ways You Can Improve Your Family's Sleep, No Prescription Required

In a world where we are constantly on the move, it can be difficult to settle down at night and get the sleep that you need, and even more difficult to get kids and teens to sleep enough. The CDC estimates that about 30-40% of adults aren't getting enough sleep, and other sources report that around …

Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

Say goodbye to the screen

Say goodbye to the screen.<p>For decades, screens have been the center of our information world—first with computers and more recently with smartphones …

College Yoga Class Canceled Over Link to 'Cultural Genocide'

A yoga class at the University of Ottawa was cancelled largely over concerns that yoga comes from “cultures that have experienced oppression, …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …