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The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”

Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here’s how it works<p><b>The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing</b><p>In 1978, Dr. Dabney Ewin, a surgeon specializing in burns, was on duty in a New Orleans emergency room when a man was brought in on a gurney. A …

New Study Shows THIS One Thing Makes a Happy Couple

Being genuinely happy for your partner seems like a given. When they get that big promotion they’ve been after or finally run that eight-minute mile they’ve been working on, you should be just as stoked as they are. But we’re human and let’s be honest, sometimes if something doesn’t directly …

Happiness

5 Steps to Self-Mastery for Success and Happiness

Wealth, prestige, and power constitute the world standard for success. For some these prizes have come through hard work, for others through luck or inheritance. Yet none guarantee happiness. As the greatest measure of true and lasting success, happiness requires more, and self-mastery is the …

How to Go to Bed Tonight Happier (and Feeling Richer)

Techniques that made Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Charles Schwab feel better are guaranteed to work for you too.<p>Seeing Steve Jobs's life slip away was breathtaking, but the lessons offered can be life changing. It struck me as strange that I’d never seen him happier more often than in his last …

Happiness

Here’s why we don’t have flying cars yet

Flying cars in <i>The Jetsons</i> and <i>Back to the Future</i> and <i>Star Trek</i>’s spaceships and teleportation may have captured the imagination decades ago, but most current methods of transport have been around a long time.<p>Railways were being rolled out rapidly from the 1830s, while the commercial breakthroughs in …

Porsche

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The rise of mind control

Mind control still sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But it’s coming closer, with implants that can help people with paralysis and, further off, devices to send thoughts between humans<p>Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is …

Why We Laugh—or Do We?

(LET’S GET THIS THING SETTLED, MR. EASTMAN)<p>In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know <i>what</i> you are laughing at, (2) to know <i>why</i> you are laughing, (3) to ask some people why <i>they</i> think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared …

This Tumblr recreates film posters in emoji

How do you translate overly-complicated tentpole films into something even iMessage obsessives can understand? Enter Emoji Films, a Tumblr that has recreated iconic film posters in emoji. Distilling some of the most iconic scenes into shareable visuals ain’t easy, but whoever is behind Emoji Films …

Film Posters

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …