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Science Shows This Is The Only Skill You Need To Be Successful In Life

You've already heard how delayed gratification is essential to achieve success, but have you viewed the skill from this unorthodox standpoint yet?

Self-improvement

Can Better Medical Technology Stop the Opioid Epidemic?

Probably not, but it can start to plug the pipeline.<p>In 2015, nearly 30,000 people died from opioid abuse in the US—just a few thousand short of matching the number of deaths caused by car accidents over the course of the same year. Some 2.1 million Americans are currently dependent on prescription …

Opioids

Top 10 Countries With the Best Weather and Climate

<i>Sun-seekers rejoice! InterNations survey finds that Greece, Costa Rica and Cyprus have the most favorable weather</i><p>For all those who dream of 365 days a year of sun, the members of international expat community InterNations have identified the places around the world with the best weather: If you …

Costa Rica

Will this be the happiest place in the world?

Here’s why this country is upping its bid to become the cheeriest nation.<p>Can the state engineer a happy country?<p>We seek to create a society where our people’s happiness is paramount, by sustaining an environment in which they can truly flourish<p>The United Arab Emirates thinks so. Last week, the …

Happiness

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.<p>I have a strange-looking, handmade bust of Yoda sitting atop my desk at school. I made this statue in a high-school art class because the teacher asked us to create a life-like bust of a human face. While molding my sculpture, …

Education

Want to Stick to Your Habits? Science Says This Will Double Your Success Rate

This will ensure your positive habits always happen, no matter what.<p>The internet is chock full of good habits that can change your success for the better. But actually sticking to them is a completely different story.<p>This unexpected journey called life gets in the way, and when we have a task list …

Palawan is Declared World’s Best Island Again, Followed by Boracay and Cebu

<i>Palawan / Photo by Travel and Leisure</i><p>It’s no surprise, but Palawan is once again declared by <i>Travel and Leisure</i> magazine as the world’s best island. …

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Google

10 secret places you need to go before everyone else

When travel finally opened to Cuba, everyone said, "You have to go now before it's ruined!" I have a different take. I think more Cuba tourism could — potentially — bolster its economy and provide more opportunities for preserving its unique heritage. That's a far cry from "ruined" to me.<p>But if …

Why Viggo Mortensen Is Off the Grid

Multiple blockbusters, an Oscar nomination, piercing blue eyes–who's that guy again?<p><b>This summer, the quintessentially un-Hollywood Viggo Mortensen stars in a film about a father of six who rejects the world to raise his kids completely off the grid. How much does this character resemble the actor</b> …

Daniel Day-Lewis

5 Horrifying Things You See Driving A Freight Train

Because train robbers aren't really a thing anymore, while pirates and terrorists are, railroads are still a popular way of transporting stuff from …

Fast & Furious

Croatia travel advice: holidays for families with teenagers

<b>Brigid O’Malley writes</b><p>I would like some information on the best resort in Croatia for three teenagers and four adults. We would ideally like somewhere with a sandy beach and nightlife, but not too rowdy – a place where it’s possible to have a quiet night, too.<p><b>Jane Foster, Croatia expert, …

European Travel

5 Unhealthy Habits to Let Go of Today

Life is a precious gift and so is our health. We should invest in our health and wellness every day in order to live our lives to the fullest and …

U.S. Lawmakers Want To Kill NASA’s Mission To Send Astronauts To An Asteroid

Instead they favor going back to the moon<p>A committee within the House of Representatives is recommending that Congress should not fund NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The mission--which would launch to an asteroid in 2021, pick up a boulder from it, and then bring that boulder back to lunar …

Jennifer Lawrence joked about Kim Basinger being dead to a bunch of journalists

Lest anyone think fame has changed Jennifer Lawrence, the global superstar is just as unfiltered now as she was during her first press conference.<p>As …

Charlize Theron

TSA Employees Have a 95% Failure Rate, and 15 Other Terrifying Facts

Empty your pockets, or...whatever. It's up to you.<p>Air travel requires a whole lot of waiting in lines. You wait to check in, you wait for the tiny in-flight bathrooms, you wait for your luggage to appear, and you wait endlessly in the security lines. We put up with that last one for peace of mind …

22 images that will make you want to travel to Mantua, Italy

Mantua, located in the Italian region of Lombardy, was recently named the 2016 Italian Capital of Culture. Together with Sabbioneta, it’s a UNESCO …

Italy

If robots are the future of work, where do humans fit in?

We need to rethink our view of jobs and leisure – and quickly, if we are to avoid becoming obsolete<p>Robin Hanson thinks the robot takeover, when it comes, will be in the form of emulations. In his new book, The Age of Em, the economist explains: you take the best and brightest 200 human beings on …

Proof of the Soul

I was brushing my teeth yesterday when it suddenly occurred to me that proof of the soul--the much maligned intangible essence that far too many scientists, materialists and behavioral psychologists like to marginalize as "brain epiphenomenon"--was staring me right in the face.<p>In fact, my face had …

How First Class Passengers Are Ruining Air Travel

What do you mean the peanuts aren’t free!!??<p>Here's a true story: I was waiting at the gate for a 6 AM flight out of Dallas Fort-Worth. The crew was running behind, and my fellow passengers and I had been up since the crack of dawn. None of the regular airport amenities were open at that hour, and …

National Academy of Sciences

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

BEST JOB EVER: This airline wants to pay people to travel for free and put it all on Snapchat

The Icelandic budget airline will pay for its selected "SnapTravelers" to visit four of its 28 destinations— which include Barcelona, Copenhagen, Warsaw, San Francisco, and more — over three months, from June to August.<p>Flights, hotels, and activities will all be covered by WOW Air, Travel + Leisure …

Copenhagen

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CNN

The Best Things To Do In Hawaii Absolutely You Need To Do

Many people long to visit a tropical island, dip their toes into the turquoise waters, or lay on the soft sand of a faraway place. The Hawaiian …

Hawaii

New research confirms thriving microbiome is linked to a healthier body

The human microbiome is one of the most mysterious subjects in modern medicine, but two studies published today in <i>Science</i> are helping to change that. By drawing on the gut bacteria of nearly 4,000 subjects across Belgium and the Netherlands, scientists found new evidence that a person's diet and …

Biology

12 Must-Watch Netflix Movies That Expire in May

Sure, you could go outside and enjoy the nice weather, but...<p>May will be a great month for Netflix fans, at least on the expiring-titles front, as almost no A+ films are set to disappear from the streaming service. Yet while such welcome news means that you won't have to partake in any last-second …

Matthew Broderick

How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction

The recent announcement that a young paralysed man in Ohio in the US named Ian Burkhart managed to regain the use of his fingers after having a chip …

7 Ways To Learn a Foreign Language (Backed by Science)

I was raised bilingual and started learning a third language when I was about three years old, which means I am really fluent in three languages as …

A Brief History of Dining in the Nude

From ancient Rome to present-day London.<p>By now, you've heard the news, yes? London is getting a clothing-optional restaurant. Buoyed by their success …

One of the most remote places on Earth finally gets an airport

Getting to the British territory of Saint Helena, the site of Napoleon's exile, no longer requires spending days on a ship.<p>Forget the Canary Islands, there's a new spot for your Atlantic Ocean holiday. Yesterday, the first airport on the tiny British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena officially …