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How to detach from work to preserve your mental well-being

Mentally distracting oneself from work during out of work hours can help restore emotional, cognitive and spiritual resources lost because of long …

Top 10 work skills you will need by 2020

<b>Despite the fears that automation will require workers to have technical and digital skills, the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future Jobs Survey’ found that employers actually think they will need more human skills by 2020. Skills, robots and computers cannot replicate like critical thinking, active</b> …

Does What Food You Eat Change Your Mood? Yes, So Eat Happier!

Happy people, it turns out, eat a lot of raisins. And sad people hit the chocolate — hard.<p>You are what you eat and, as the classic dad joke goes, you …

The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far -- and What You Can Learn From Them

Check out seven compelling speeches that offer key takeaways.<p>Inspiration can take many forms, but oftentimes, we find it through other people. That spark can be lit by a colleague, a friend, an acquaintance or even a complete stranger, and that last one is what TED -- a nonprofit with a mission to …

Brainwaves

Science Has Found a Drug-Free Way to Unlock Lucid Dreaming

Try this at home.<p>In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having …

Meditation

We asked astronauts if they think aliens exist. Here's what they said

Jeff Hoffman has floated in the vacuum of space. He’s looked down at our planet from above, seen the whorls of clouds, the vast oceans, and the …

The hidden side to your personality

Many personality traits can be observed but there are other hidden forces that shape who we are.<p>We usually think of personality in terms of the differences we can see – Sarah is smiley and chatty, John frets a lot, while Noah is neat and tidy. These differences are fascinating, but if we focus only …

Psychology

3.5 Billion-Year-Old Fossils Challenge Ideas About Earth’s Start

In the arid, sun-soaked northwest corner of Australia, along the Tropic of Capricorn, the oldest face of Earth is exposed to the sky. Drive through …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

An introduction to the discipline of Anthropology

Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing

Travel<p>From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.<p>The night sky is a time machine and so is archaeology. Since I was a teenager in Iran, a land filled with ancient sites, my passion for the night sky has blended …

This "Smart Drug" Could Hack Your Brain Chemistry to Increase Your Intelligence

The Science of Nootropics<p>Nootropics, broadly speaking, are substances that can safely enhance cognitive performance. They’re a group of (as yet …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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25 of the best yoga holidays and retreats

Yoga trips can change lives but finding the right one may sap your core strength before you’ve even started. Our picks – from Goa to Greece via Yorkshire – will make your quest more relaxing<p>You can’t move for downward dog opportunities these days. The explosion of yoga in western countries means …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Do this and you'll have done the important stuff first.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve out time every day to progress and improve, without question, your …

Self-improvement

How to Calm Your Nerves with "Mental Rehearsal" and Get Through Anything

They say worrying does you no good, but worrying <i>productively</i> can actually get you through anything—whether it’s asking for a raise or running a big …

5 risks everyone should take at least once

What is the one thing most of us already have enough of?<p>Regret.<p>Worse, someday most of us will look back and think, "What if I had only done <i>that</i> ... or said <i>that</i> ... or actually tried <i>that</i> ?"<p>Like Mark Twain said, "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by …

Mark Twain

How to Learn Any Skill Faster

<i>“If only I could have learned Spanish three years ago…”</i><p><i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of …

Self-improvement

Science has found the best strategy for improving your sleep

Many of the more than 30% of Americans and people around the world who suffer from insomnia would do almost anything to sleep better.<p>That's why there's a huge market for sleeping pills like Ambien and Lunesta, along with a whole wall at your local pharmacy of "natural supplements" like melatonin, …

Why do we vomit when we see something gross?

<b>Warning!</b> If you're a sympathetic vomiter, you might want to skip this article.<p>As children, my older brothers and I always sat at the same places …

21 things you should do on your first day of work

"Most of us remember our first days at every job because of the heightened pressure to impress," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of " Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job <i>.</i> " "But you can reduce your anxiety by being …

Employment

The 7 Characteristics of Emotionally Strong People

Emotionally strong people manage the stresses of daily life more effectively, and recover more quickly from challenges and crises when they arise. …

Self-help

The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Should You Be Dry Brushing Your Skin?

In short, yes. Along with sloughing away dead skin cells, dry brushing has a number of benefits for your skin, including the ability to kick-start …

Where to Eat in London Right Now

<i>By Liza Foreman for Fathom</i> | Eaters can no longer write off England as a country without culinary hotspots and trendsetting menus. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find traditional English fare like pie and mash, eel, or even fish and chips on your list of must-try restaurants in London. No, …

Finding relief from restless legs syndrome

Do your legs ever drive you crazy in the evening when you are sitting or lying down? Do you feel compelled to get up, stretch them, walk around?<p>Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is an apt name for a common disorder that is considered sleep-related, even though it occurs when you're awake, usually in the …