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Silicon Valley is obsessed with these ultra-comfy, machine-washable shoes that cost $95 — here's why

Tech workers in Silicon Valley are singing the praises of Allbirds, a startup in San Francisco that makes the "world's most comfortable shoes," according to investors, founders, and the company itself.<p>Founded in 2014, Allbirds makes super-soft sneakers constructed from a proprietary Merino wool …

Silicon Valley

7 surprising signs of high intelligence

<b>Why bother with an IQ test when you can just study your own personality for signs of intelligence?</b><p>A whole host of characteristics have been linked to …

How To Achieve Enlightenment

Robert Wright didn’t think of himself as a candidate for enlightenment. He had turned to mindfulness meditation, in part, to combat lifelong ADD—to …

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week On “Compound Time”

Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.<p>One question has fascinated me my entire …

Things All Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Niccolo Machiavelli

This column is authored by Rishabh Dev, Managing Director at Mapplinks Few peopleThe post Things All Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Niccolo …

I studied millionaires for 5 years and realized most peoples' success comes down to an overlooked factor

Some of the most successful people in the world owe their success to the partnerships they forged.<p>In my Rich Habits Study, I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals (177 of whom were self-made millionaires) with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets.<p>According to my …

Self-improvement

Which Professions Have the Most Psychopaths? The Fewest?

<b>CEO is the profession with the most psychopaths.</b><p>But first off, psychopath doesn’t just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the …

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Teen suicides now outnumber homicides — and smartphone use could be playing a major role

In 2011, for the first time in more than two decades, suicide began killing more teenagers than homicide.<p>And according to research presented in a recent article in The Atlantic, excerpted from a book written by Jean Twenge, a psychologist at San Diego State University, smartphones and social media …

Social Media

Sexual Pleasure Literally Puts You Into A Trance

Rhythm holds the key to good sex, a study suggests.<p>Many people feel that they “lose control” in the climax of a sexual encounter, and research shows this is a very apt description of what’s going on in the brain.<p>In a paper in the journal Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology last month, …

Astronomers just discovered a structure that's bigger than anything that's ever been found in the universe

Astronomers have discovered a wall in space so huge that even Donald Trump would be impressed by its size. The wall, aptly named the BOSS Great Wall …

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old …

Universe