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Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Empowering women through street art

They work in care homes, they are youth mentors, they campaign on sexual violence: they are all women whose lives inspire others to be stronger, to …

A Survey of 1,502 College Students Revealed the 1 Skill They Wish Their Parents Had Taught Them

We invest a lot of time in teaching young people to be academically prepared, but we often overlook the skills they really need to succeed.<p>Parents, teachers, and coaches dedicate their days to preparing kids for the challenges of life after high school. They devote countless hours to ensuring kids …

The recipe for happiness and success? Try compassion

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with friends or looking for more friends? Want to relate better to your co-workers?<p>Try a little compassion.<p>Compassion, as one scholar describes it, is "experiencing feelings of loving kindness toward another person's …

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Tony Robbins explains how to suffer less and improve your well-being

In my second podcast with Tony Robbins, he said that all fear comes from three triggers: <i>loss</i>, <i>less</i>, and <i>never</i>. He mentioned this in passing, and many of you asked for more details. This post will cover that and much more.<p>There are two parts:<p><b>Part 1:</b> Tony's discussion of suffering and his framework of …

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

Travel<p>The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts …

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20 Surreal Places to See the Clearest, Bluest Water on Earth

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness

Forget LSD: eyes are the new high. Of course, we’re not talking about consuming them, but rather staring intensely into a pair for a prolonged period …

Six incredible buildings made from shipping containers

One is a portable self-contained greenhouse.<p><i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Cargotecture is a growing trend in modern architecture that has more to do with repurposing than it does with starting from scratch -- and yet the results are no less spectacular than traditional construction projects. Recycled shipping …

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This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Selfie ­Portraits and 4K Videos Explode Modern Identity

Digital artist Carla Gannis makes herself into an infinite loop.<p>Merging the ever-classical “woman-as-subject” with a creative self-­psychoanalysis, the New York-­based visual artist Carla Gannis' latest solo show <i>A Subject Self-­Defined</i> turns her unique selfie series into 15 GIF-style videos.<p>The …

Are kids from religious backgrounds really more selfish than their nonreligious peers?

A controversial new study finds children of faith are less likely to share, more likely to mete out punishment<p>Michael Schulson<p>December 13, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>Are kids from more religious families more or less altruistic than their peers from …

A scientist found a bird that hadn’t been seen in half a century, then killed it. Here’s why.

By Sarah Kaplan and<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Justin Wm. Moyer<p>Justin Wm. Moyer<p>Reporter covering breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For Christopher Filardi of the American Museum of Natural History, there is nothing like the thrill of finding a mysterious species. Such …

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Artist's Illustrations Capture The Simple Beauty Of Everyday Love

Love is in the little things.<p>For the past five years, artist Nidhi Chanani has been working on a series of illustrations that show the small, ordinary moments that make up a romantic relationship.<p>The collection, aptly titled "Everyday Love," serves as a reminder that love is about more than grand …

From 'Dracula' fish to snub-nosed monkeys: New species found in Himalayas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most people hate rainy weather. It can put a damper on plans and keep you cooped up indoors.<p>But spare a thought for the Burmese snub-nosed monkey.<p>The furry fellow often spends rainy days with its head down between its knees because otherwise the water runs into its upturned nose and makes …

A NASA Experiment Is Going to Light Up the Sky With Beautifully Colored Clouds Tonight

If you’re on the east coast tonight, keep an eye on the sky between 7pm and 9pm: NASA is launching a test of some new tech that will include …

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Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>September 28, 2015 8:52pm (UTC)<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling …

I talked with a real life cyborg, and now I'm convinced 'cyborgism' is the future

He said he wants to pick up silverware just by touching it.<p>At first, I thought the statement was pure fantasy — the kind of harebrained idea this particular friend has become known for in our circle.<p>Then I talked to Neil Harbisson, and the idea suddenly seemed less crazy.<p>Harbisson is a 32-year-old …

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This Photographer Turns Vintage Photos Into Surreal Works Of Art

Australian photographer and artist Jane Long brings old photos to life in beautifully wild and imaginative ways.<p>Jane Long is a Brisbane-based fine art photographer and artist, who is the mind behind the wildly imaginative <i>Dancing with Costică</i> series. According to Long, she was looking for photos to …

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5 reasons why it’s so difficult for women to join the atheist movement

<b>(Christopher Hitchens, Sikivu Hutchinson, Richard Dawkins (Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Facebook/Chris Keane/Diane Arellano))</b><p>Atheism is no less subject to the norms of our overtly patriarchal society<p>Soraya Chemaly<p>August 20, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>In a Salon piece last week called “Where are the …

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 2

While state education departments are the first reason why public schools don't teach critical thinking, community pressure against it is the second. While some communities do welcome critical inquiry as an essential part of a good education, others do not, rejecting critical thinking as dangerous …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels …

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These Mescaline-Inspired Paintings Are a Trip

Journey from the contemporary geometries of Tofer Chin to the darker side of the mescaline-fueled art of the 1950s.<p><b>This article was originally published on August 3, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Tofer Chin wants to set one thing straight: "I never work under the influence," he tells Creators. …

This Device Brings ‘Brave New World’ to Life

Last week, a team of researchers developed a new implant that has the ability to wirelessly deliver drugs directly into the brain with the press of a …

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The scientific breakthrough that could radically transform the way we treat neurological disorders

New research suggests our brains and our bodies are much more closely connected than previously believed<p>Brett Stetka<p>July 29, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils …

The strange phenomenon of musical 'skin orgasms'

Some people feel music so strongly the sensations can be compared to sex. How does a good song move the body and mind in this way, asks David Robson.<p>Sometimes music strikes the body like a bolt of lightning. “I was in a friend’s dorm room in my third year as an undergraduate,” Psyche Loui …

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