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20 tough lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

<b><br>1. Communication is everything</b><p>If you learn how to effectively command a room, think on your feet, articulate yourself exceptionally and present your ideas in a way which others can digest, understand and feel inspired by, you will be a force to be reckoned with. If you do not, you may very well …

Self-improvement

9 things that will kill your career

There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.<p>We usually …

This 1 Skill Is the Fastest Way to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (and Achieve All Your Personal and Professional Goals) | Inc.com

The only way that you change the world is by impacting other people. Although popular culture praises individuality--being self-sufficient and self-made through hard work--the truth is that no one becomes successful without influencing others. To maximize your ability to navigate social, political, …

Emotional Intelligence

Happy people get this much sleep

What’s the secret to happiness? Maybe seven hours of sleep.<p>A recent survey of 2,000 people by mattress company Amerisleep suggests “perfectly happy” people get 7.1 hours of sleep per night.<p>"Mostly happy" people sleep seven hours and "somewhat happy" people sleep 6.9 hours, the study shows. Women …

Sleep

Science Predicts You're Hiding 13 Secrets - And Nearly Half of Those You've Never Told a Soul

They're weighing on you more than you think.<p>A new study has found that the average person is holding onto 13 secrets, five of which they've never …

You Have To Make This Invisible Apple Cake To Wow All Your Friends

It's MAGIC in a dessert.<p>Gâteau Invisible:<p>1 pound apples, such as fuji or pink lady<p>2 eggs<p>½ cup sugar<p>½ cup milk<p>1 tablespoons melted butter<p>¾ cup flour<p>Sliced almonds to taste<p>Butter Caramel Sauce:<p>½ cup sugar<p>1 tablespoon butter<p>½ cup heavy cream<p>1. Preheat oven to 350˚F/170˚C.<p>2. Make gâteau invisible. Peel …

Dessert

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science | Inc.com

The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. In your personal life, it can mean winning over a partner, well-behaved children who do as …

Psychology

Japanese family life is falling apart — and the reasons why go back to World War II

Saddled with long work hours and rising expenses, young Japanese couples are opting not to have kids. Even if they have the energy to start a family, many simply don't have the time.<p>As a result, spending shrinks on the small scale and the Japanese economy contracts on the large scale. Japan has …

Japan

8 Signs You're Being Lied To

How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you—and that they did it more than once.<p>How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you—and that they did it more than once. It’s a hard fact to accept, but even your closest …

Tip: The Very Best Low-Body Mobility Exercise

If you're only going to do one mobility drill to improve your squat, this should be it.<p>The Ass Was Far Away From the Grass<p>As someone who struggled …

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Nobel Prize

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

These arresting photographs by the young Stanley Kubrick show why he became a great director

From office lingerie models to Chicago street scenes, his camera caught it<p>The best filmmakers are often photographers. But not every snap shooter can …

Sleep deprivation can lead to the brain 'eating itself', says study

When you feel particularly exhausted, it can definitely feel like you are also lacking in brain capacity. Now, a new study has suggested this could …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

How I Trained Myself To Wake Up On Time Without An Alarm

Half the battle is figuring out how much sleep your body needs, and the other half is consistency.<p>Sleep is one of my favorite things. I adore it. I’ve never been one for alarms, though. Potentially because they mark the end of my sleeping.<p>I started working remotely a few years ago, and …

There’s a psychological term for feeling like what you’re seeing isn’t real

The philosopher Jean Baudrillard posited in the 1970s that modernity ended when we became obsessed with life simulations, like television. He called the new period “postmodernity,” a time of the hyper-real—when imitations seem more real than reality—and predicted the distinction between fact and …

Psychology

Seven steps to improve your finances in 2017

The new year is a great time to take a fresh look at your finances. Ready for a boost in 2017? Here are seven steps to give you a running start.<p><b>1. Know your credit score</b><p>Your credit rating not only affects whether you can get approved for future credit, but it also may factor into the fees you pay …

Personal Finance

Changing the way you think

It’s all too easy to give up on our resolutions, but new research shows that with perseverance we can rewire our brains even in adulthood<p>Many of us may already be struggling with our New Year’s resolutions, but at least we can take comfort in modern neuroscience. Forty years ago, we’d have been …

Neuroscience

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we undergo this rapid …

Artificial Intelligence

The 20+ Best Places to Live for Everything You Might Want

Use this guide to find your perfect locale.<p>Whether you're looking for the lowest crime rates, the best parks or the most picturesque beach, these are the cities that rise to the top.

Real Estate

5 Very Simple Skills That Will Radically Improve Your Life

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Google+<br>• Latest Posts<p>Rick Riddle<p>Once self-development had helped Rick in his life and led him to great results. Now when Rick is a successful …

Self-improvement

You don't need to have a computer science degree from Stanford to be working on one of Google's hottest teams

While the terms have kind of become buzzwords in startup land, Google has had teams doing research and building AI-driven applications for years.<p>For example, the company established its "Brain" group five years ago and the team has since penned dozens of papers, built an open-source AI system …

Machine Learning

Egyptian judo athlete refuses to shake Israeli's hand

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Middle Eastern politics spilled onto the judo mat Friday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when an Egyptian competitor refused to …

Rio De Janeiro

Farewell to Kobe Bryant in Pictures

Beijing

Curry shoots Warriors to 73rd win, breaking Bulls' mark

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors took their last shot at Michael Jordan and history and they swished it — for …

Basketball

10 etiquette mistakes no one should ever make at a dinner party

Which — we think — is a shame, since it's so vitally important to all involved. After all, no one wants to make a fool of themselves.<p>Dinner parties also aren't just social occasions, as a boss or client may hold one unexpectedly and request your attendance on short notice.<p>Don't panic — it's a lot …