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17 Tweets About Freestyling That Are Way Too Real

This style ain't free.

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

Ex-Uber driver creates ride-sharing service for women

BOSTON — While Uber and Lyft's safety policies face scrutiny here, the founder of a new ride-sharing service says his company fills an overlooked gap in the industry: a focus on women’s safety.<p>Chariot for Women, based in Massachusetts, is an Uber-like service that hires only female drivers. The …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Revealed: The reason why we close our eyes while sharing a kiss

Psychologists at Royal Holloway University show the brain is unable to cope with the combination of visual data and tactile sensation of kissing<p>It used to be thought that people closed their eyes while sharing a kiss because their vision could not focus on something as close up as the other …

The Brain

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

How To Finally Stop Procrastinating (For Real This Time)

Your brain has a neocortex and a limbic system, and sometimes they fight. Here’s how to get them to play nice.<p>Think about all the stuff you’ve been putting off—really, go ahead. Chances are you’ve been putting off thinking about the stuff you’ve been putting off, right? It’s not that you don’t …

Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked …

What Pushes Us To Work Hard — Even When We Don't Have To?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Meaning Of Work.<p><b>About Dan Ariely's TED Talk</b><p>Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says we work hard not because we have to, but because we want to. He examines the intrinsic values we need to feel motivated to work.<p><b>About Dan Ariely</b><p>Dan Ariely is a professor of …

3 Proven Ways To Help You Achieve Your Goals | Inc.com

It's sad to think how many people go their whole lives dreaming of goals that they will never hit. While many of us have aspirations we want to reach, few of us actually get to the final destination.<p>The main reason behind this is consistency. We lack the ability to stick through the changes we need …

Heroism

5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.<p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people dont? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p>Most people spend their money to get the most <b>utility</b></b> …

Controversial research has ‘tremendous value’ to science, say members of Hinxton Group, although they are not in favour of allowing GM babies to be born<p>Research involving genetic modification of human embryos, though controversial, is essential to gain basic understanding of the biology of early …

Genetics

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Psychology of Ghosting: Why People Do It and a Better Way to Break Up

<i>By Maya Borgueta, Psy.D and Senior Coach at Lantern</i><p>Chances are you've been "ghosted" before. "Ghosting" is when someone you're dating ends the relationship by cutting off all communication, without any explanation. And we're not talking about not getting a text back after one awkward OKCupid date, …