Alessandra Woodward

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The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

The Science Fiction That Makes Me Hopeful

When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That’s true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that …

Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls

After centuries of war, Catholicism and science reconciled over meridian lines.<p>A disc of light moves across the cathedral floor. The marble in its …

University of California

The 20 Best Emotional Intelligence Books to Read Before 30

Are you an entrepreneur? CEO? Parent? Project or HR manager? There's a gold nugget for everyone here.<p>In my 20s--well before founding a company and writing about servant leadership--my library was mostly composed of books about sports, science fiction, and whatever young, self-centered men were …

Kristen Wiig's JoJo Fletcher 'Bachelorette' impression deserves a rose

Even though she seems to have never watched an episode of <i>The Bachelorette</i>, Kristin Wiig nails her impression of JoJo "JoJoSephine" Fletcher on<i>The</i> …

21 Core Beliefs That Will Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

If you live your beliefs you can turn the world around.<p>Great leaders come from all eras, all levels of society, and all cultures--but there are certain beliefs great leaders share. These core beliefs are the foundation of your leadership, the things that will help you become successful. See how …

Someone is writing a mysterious, dystopian novel of the future in Reddit comments

It all began in April, when Reddit user _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9 posted a bizarre comment on a thread on Reddit about the cover of George Orwell’s <i>1984</i>. The comment described a botched CIA program, called the MKUltra experiments, where subjects were fed a steady stream of LSD and other psychoactive …

Michael Jackson

An Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: the Right Question

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many years ago a senior executive VP of operations faced an awkward conversation. Upon arriving at work one Monday morning, she learned that the company’s VP of sales had thought it a good idea to swim naked at a client’s pool party over …

Leadership

10 Books Our Editors Won’t Shut Up About

Because we’re all book nerds at heart<p>Though we're all pretty much self-proclaimed book nerds around these parts, sitting down to read a novel after spending ten or twelve hours editing and writing articles isn't always our go-to. After all, there's only so much our eyeballs can take before they …

17 Underrated Bands You Need To Listen To ASAP

Here's your chance to say, "I heard them first."

Notorious blogger, pick-up artist, provocateur ‘Roosh’ attracts reluctant reporters | The Star

“You have to understand that your work, and the work of your colleagues, has incited a mob based on lies that has put my family in danger,” he said …

An alcoholic therapist's search for an evidence-based treatment

Alcoholism nearly killed therapist Michael Pond. Now, he’s looking for answers on why substance-abuse treatment can be so hard to find.<p>Michael Pond …

54 most important Irish expressions and how to use them

1. Yer man<p>That man over there….. or pretty much any man that we are referring to for the purpose of a story. For example, “Yer man behind the counter …

From one refugee to another: What you need to know about Canada

<i>Remzi Cej came to Canada in 2000 as a teenager, after fleeing Kosovo with his family. He is a Rhodes scholar and chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission.</i><p>Welcome to Canada. After waiting a very long time, perhaps in Lebanon or Turkey or Jordan, you have made it to a country …

Women can't understand scientific facts. Are you fracking kidding me?

Leading female British scientist Averil Macdonald has suggested women 'don't understand' the science behind fracking and only oppose it based on 'gut feeling'. Claire Cohen begs to differ<p>Ladies, put down your needlework and pay attention. I’m about to deliver some facts and I know it’s going to be …

My Manic-Depressive Cereal Spoon Just Lost Consciousness

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>I’ll get to the spoon in a minute. But first I’d like to mention zippers. Because the guy who made the spoon once had a problem with zippers. He thought he could make a better zipper. Here’s what he came up with:<p>OK, the advantage gained may be awkwardly small …

Inventions

From “kosher sex” to love maps, 5 tips for keeping your sex life hot

<b>(Syda Productions via Shutterstock)</b><p>Five big thinkers give their best advice on how to rekindle passion in a long-term relationship<p>Jill Hamilton<p>September 30, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the …

Relationships

John Doyle: 10 must-see shows to watch this fall

A naked woman emerges from a duffel bag in the middle of Times Square fully covered in tattoos. She has no memory of who she is. Or the tattoos.<p>You've seen the promos. A lot of them. So now you know – the new fall TV season is here. There will be about 400 scripted series airing this year on U.S. …

Your Perfect Weekend in Asheville, N.C.

Asheville, which has been described as ‘Berkeley surrounded by Mayberry,’ is hip as all get-out lately: the city’s fans include Brian Eno, Henry …

53 Books That Will Definitely Make You Cry

*grabs Kleenex*<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>