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5 Apps That Will Help You Make Money While Traveling

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p><i>Photo: Tim Robberts/Getty</i><p>658 million. That’s how many vacation days Americans left on the table in 2015. In …

Personal Finance

How Working Out Keeps Your Brain Literally 10 Years Younger

Researchers compared the minds of people who exercise to those who don’t. Here’s what happened<p>Working out keeps your brain young, suggests a new study from Columbia University and the University of Miami.<p>Researchers asked people over age 40 about their exercise habits and tested their cognitive …

9 Traits of a Highly Sensitive Person

Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sensitive people get a bad rap. Research suggests that genes are responsible for the 15-20% of people who qualify as “highly sensitive.” Psychologist Elain …

Emotional Intelligence

90 Days to a Happier You

Illustrations by John Coulter<p>Make 2016 a year of bigger dreams, better sleep, stronger relationships and less stress!<p>We could have resolved to eat …

Tricking The Brain: How Magic Works

The magician snaps his fingers and a ball disappears right in front of your eyes. How is this possible, you ask yourself? You have a pretty good …

How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

cienpiesnf/Dollar Photo ClubYou drop a glass while making breakfast. You get stuck in traffic on your way to work. Your boss yells at you for being …

This Is Your Brain on a Breakup

For most of us, breaking up is almost inevitable at some point in life. A survey of college students at Case Western Reserve University found that …

Why We Should Teach Children Philosophy

Students who study philosophy are better communicators and problem solvers, so why aren't we teaching it to our kids?

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Here's what the brain of an extremely selfish person looks like

They deceive people for their own benefit, they see others as weak and untrustworthy, and they ignore moral codes.<p>Psychologists have dubbed these people Machiavellians, after the Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, whose book "The Prince" includes many examples of this sort of …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

Productivity

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What Experts Will Never Tell You About Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

In my last infographic, I illustrated how your job fits into your personality. Over 150,000 people have seen the post. This just shows how people are …

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

5 Tips for Introverts to Survive in an Office of Extroverts

Living as an introvert in an extroverted world is difficult, in every aspect of life—but also in the corporate environment where more outgoing …

Personality

The narcissist test: Are you too self-obsessed?

Don’t worry if you show signs of narcissism. It may sound vain and egotistical, but a little self-love can go a long way<p>Narcissists are an unpopular bunch, typically associated with the brash egomaniacs on reality TV or pouting selfie-fanatics. But we shouldn’t be too quick to flinch from …

Why We Fear Fear (and What It Costs Us)

In many situations, it is rational and prudent to fear another person. For example, if someone physically threatens you, the best response is to get …

Sensitive People Aren't Weak, They're Actually Natural-Born Leaders

Sensitivity is perhaps the most underrated quality in the world. It's too often associated with fragility and weakness when it's actually a …

Emotional Intelligence

The Secret to Happiness

Happiness comes from your own actions. Happiness is a choice. When you find yourself in an emotional state that you'd rather not be in, you have the power to change it in an instant.<p>There have been several books written on the subject of happiness, including several from Tal Ben-Shahar (<i>Happier</i>,</i> …

Happiness

Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?

<b>Last year in Japan, more than 25,000 people took their own lives.</b><p>That's 70 every day. The vast majority were men.<p>Those figures do not make Japan's the highest suicide rate in the world in a developed nation.<p>That dubious title belongs to South Korea. But it is still far, far higher than virtually …

10 evil birds that can easily kill you

<b>Most evil birds that can easily kill you</b> – Birds are among the most fascinating and readily appreciated creatures on earth – providing an …

This backpack is actually a washing machine

Because this could in fact end one of the biggest travel frustrations — the endless battle of having so many places to see, but so few clean clothes …

How I Learned to Spend Time Alone

I take myself on dates. I go to the movies alone. I wander museums alone. I eat meals alone (and yes, that means I resist all temptation to scroll through Instagram while waiting for my meal). I sit in coffee shops and journal alone. I take the train and go to new towns and walk around alone.<p>I …

A New Theory of Distraction

“At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction,” the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, in 1839. Those were the days. Browning is still right, of course: ask any reader of Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary. She …

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A New Theory Of Distraction

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction,” the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, in 1839. Those were the days. Browning is still right, of course: ask any reader of Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary. She …

High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.<p>New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in …

These brutally honest travel tips will keep you from embarrassing yourself in 15 different countries

It's one thing to look like a goofy tourist while traveling — but offending the locals is even worse.<p>With that in mind, Reddit users have spent the last 24 hours answering the following question: "What should tourists NEVER do in your country?"<p>Like a similar Quora thread from a few months ago, the …

5 surprising lessons a psychologist learned from interviewing killers

Which is to say, he interviews criminals before appearing as a witness to give expert testimony in their trials.<p>Earlier this year, the Loyola University psychologist published a book tying these experiences together, entitled "Listening to Killers: Lessons Learned from My Twenty Years as a …

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brain Works

By In5D on June 1, 2015 in Health<p>by Belle Beth Cooper, BufferApp<p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains …