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A Mesmerizing Animation Shows Just How Weird Our Solar System Is

NASA’s Kepler space telescope spotted thousands of worlds during its four-year mission, proving that our galaxy is filled with planets. But even more …

Deepak Chopra shares 4 ways to be mindful like the most successful people on earth

"They are machines. There is no difference between you and your computer," the award-winning author and physician told Business Insider this week while promoting the new documentary he's in, "Mindfulness: Be Happy Now."<p>To combat this, people can practice mindfulness, or the art of being present. …

Meditation

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

10 Signs You're In Love With A Narcopath

<i>By Allison Zapata</i><p>What do you get when you cross a sociopath with a narcissist? The least funny joke and the worst kind of hybrid: a narcissistic sociopath, narcopath for short. Both a narcissist and sociopath have an inflated sense of how important they are, as well as a constant need for praise …

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

8 Yoga Moves for Stronger Knees

Yoga can be daunting for those with knee problems. Unfortunately, that’s a lot of us, myself included. Below are the yoga poses I used to strengthen …

Homemade Meals Lower Risk of Diabetes, Study Says

Nearly 30 million Americans, or 9% of the population, have diabetes. The vast majority of these cases involve Type 2, which develops when the body …

Diabetes

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mental Performance

In life, having just a small edge can make a super colossal difference. Many of us start our work day with an unmotivated, distracted, and foggy …

Two Emotional Skills That Are Blunted By Early Life Stress

Why early life stress causes depression.• Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean:• Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What …

Motivation

How to Wax Your Own Brows

It's not often that we'll pass up the opportunity to try a DIY beauty treatment. For those of us more practiced, an at-home blowout can rival the …

Beauty

People upset with Starbucks' plain red cups came up with a way to fight back

After ordering a drink at Starbucks, Josh Feuerstein, a self-proclaimed American evangelist and internet personality, discovered that the 2015 Starbucks cups were just red, instead of decorated with ornaments or reindeer as in past years.<p>Feuerstein was displeased to find that the cups didn't say …

Coffee

Gardens: do plants think?

They’re not just a passive green backdrop: plants actively engage in complex behaviour<p>Meet the plant that is making scientists rethink how we understand intelligence. A growing body of research suggests that far from being merely a passive, green backdrop to the natural world, plants actively …

Plants

Tangled in wire, trapped in a jar and stranded in a swimming pool: The cats who immediately regretted their life choices

• <b>These moggies clearly didn't think through their impulses</b>• <b><br>Photos have been taken at the precise moment they realised their mistakes</b>• <b><br>Owners have taken</b> …

‘Love’ Star Karl Glusman on Heartbreak and the Art of the Orgasm

The star of Gaspar Noé’s provocative, 3D sex flick is now Hollywood’s most wanted—and it all started with a bad breakup.<p>Karl Glusman knows he’s …

New Light on the Committee Whose Collective Genius Produced the King James Bible

Rummaging in the Cambridge University archives, a scholar found documents that bring us closer than ever to understanding the genesis of the King …

Mindfulness fixes your brain while boosting your performance

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of …

Mindfulness

Incredible NASA footage shows UFO beaming light on Earth just before transmission is cut

Check out this incredible NASA footage which seems to show a UFO beaming light on Earth just before transmission is cut by NASA.<p>NASA is at it again. …

'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier?

From remembering birthdays to offering service with a smile, life has a layer of daily responsibility that is hardly discussed – one which falls disproportionately on women. Finally confronting it could be a revolutionary step<p>We remember children’s allergies, we design the shopping list, we know …

Feminism

Love can get you high: New research reveals its incredible effect on the brain

Roxy Music was onto something. The Kinsey Institute finds love generates the same feelings of euphoria as cocaine<p>There are thousands of songs about the narcotic effects of falling in love. One of the most obvious examples that comes to mind when reading about Helen Fisher’s brain scans of the …

Relationships

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Cute

Ads for erectile dysfunction, breast augmentation, no problem. Where are the ads for an essential women’s service?

We use women’s bodies in ads, but somehow advertising abortion services is taboo. What’s the deal?<p>I’m flipping through channels on a quiet Wednesday evening. My child is sleeping and my partner is reading and I am searching for a way to shut off my brain and turn on my lazy. Of course, in my search …

Feminism

200-Year-Old Homeopathy “Cures” May Face Modern Medical Testing

Homeopathy is facing scrutiny from federal drug watchdogs after decades of non-regulation, to the delight of medical experts. “It is neither plausible, nor effective, nor safe,” said one.<p>The FDA is taking aim at homeopathic remedies — pills and preparations sold over-the-counter that claim to cure …

California, That Strange Light Streaking Across The Sky Was No UFO

Residents across California and Nevada were stunned last night by a bright spear of light that streaked across the night sky.<p>Of course, many of them took out their cameras and they went on Twitter and YouTube to post what clearly looked like a UFO. Here's what a resident of Los Angeles saw:<p>Here's …

California

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …

Particles

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Self Compassion

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

10 Ways to Get More Productive Sleep | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs wearing multiple hats, we're constantly looking for ways to rev up our productivity -- whether it's using a new scheduling system, setting timers every 15 minutes, or pumping caffeine and sugar through our veins. However, there is one simple trick many of us overlook. This one …

Sleep

7 Skills for Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

<i>“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t</i> …