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The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

The most expensive items ever auctioned

Going once, going twice, sold! Wealthy collectors are smashing records at auctions around the world. Here are some of the most expensive items ever sold.<p>Pablo Picasso's 1955 painting, Les femmes d'Alger (Version O), sold for $179,365,000 at Christie's auction house in New York in 2015. It set a new …

Pablo Picasso

9 Mistakes You're Making When Booking a Flight

Insider tips on getting the lowest airfare.<p>Wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy? Pining for a summer …

2016 January 25 - Where Your Elements Came From

<b>Where Your Elements Came From</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Cmglee (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons<p><b>Explanation:</b> The hydrogen in your body, …

Astronomy

How historically accurate is The Revenant?

<b>Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu</b><b><br>Entertainment grade: B–</b><b><br>History grade: C–</b><p><i>This article contains spoilers.</i><p>Hugh Glass was a frontiersman working in the upper Missouri river area in the early years of the 19th century. On a fur trapping expedition in 1823, he was attacked and mauled by a grizzly …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Holistic Medicine

Top 10 worriers in children’s literature

From Piglet and Little Mouse to Lola Rose, children’s books are full of worriers who face up to, and even overcome, their fears. Here are 10 of the best, from Wilf the Mighty Worrier author Georgia Pritchett<p>I’ve always been a worrier. My earliest memories are of worrying about things – whether I …

Pancaking Is the 1 Trick You Need to Get the Prettiest Braid Ever

If you're not pancaking your braid, what are you doing with your life?<p>Achieving those voluminous, enviable braids that dominate Pinterest is actually much easier than you think with a little trick called "pancaking."<p>The idea here is to make your braid flatter, like a pancake, so it creates the …

Quantifying Your Company’s Emotional Culture

Managers tend to view emotions as something “soft” that can’t really be measured. But you can — and should — track emotions quantitatively, the same way you’d track employees’ other attitudes and behaviors: through surveys. There’s a key difference in approach, however.<p>In a survey we’ve used in …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Scottish history

In his book, <i>Scottish History For Dummies</i>, Dr William Knox from the University of St Andrews explores the story of Scotland and its place within the …

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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This Country Has A Style That's All Its Own

After five months of travel, we finally got to see some familiar faces again. Our dear friends from home had planned to take a vacation in December …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

13 Way to Pack More Efficiently

HGTV star David Bromstad helps us break them down.<p>Whether you're going home for the holidays or taking a much-needed vacation, there is travel—and thus the <i>ever-daunting</i> task of packing—in your future.<p>Because every last inch of suitcase real estate counts, and you don't want to wrinkle your …

Beards, Why?

What facial hair says about personality and perception<p>Paul Ryan: House speaker, Wisconsinite, Republican standard-bearer, and now, lumber-sexual? In an Instagram post late last month, the congressman unveiled a spray of chestnut stubble across his face. “I’m the first Speaker to sport a beard in …

Beards

8 Psychological Tricks of Restaurant Menus

A restaurant’s menu is more than just a random list of dishes. It has likely been strategically tailored at the hands of a menu engineer or …

Profit

The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work

Over the course of a typical workday, negative and positive things inevitably happen to you. If you’re like most people, you tend to focus mainly, or even exclusively, on negative experiences. They’re what you ruminate over, what you talk to your friend about as you’re driving home, what you …

What Kind of Thinker Are You?

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>We all aspire to work better together. Technology is making some of that effort easier. But digital tools are only part of the answer. It’s people who ultimately make the difference.<p>The problem is that technologies for collaboration are improving faster than people’s ability to learn to …

Big, Bold, Wild: We Re-Create Christmas Dinners Of Centuries Past

If you are eating turkey this Christmas out of some sense of tradition, food historian Ivan Day says, put down that drumstick. After studying English cookbooks hundreds of years old, Day says the giant bird isn't even that traditional. Besides, he says, "It's a dry wasteland of flavorless …

Ice Cream

18 Genius Beauty Hacks Every Lazy Girl Needs

For the girl who doesn't know how to wear makeup — or just doesn't want to take the time to put it on.<p>If you're reading this, you either (1) don't know how to wear makeup or (2) are too lazy to care, but either way, you still want to look extra special for your upcoming holiday party. These …

The 18 Biggest Fashion Moments of 2015

Recapping the year in fashion.<p>From the rising models to the buzziest runways and biggest pop culture happenings, these were the standout fashion moments of the year.

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

<i>jennifer maravillas for hbr</i><p>The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million gamble …

Artist Illustrates Untranslatable Love Words from Around the World

Illustrator Emma Block and jewelry designer Vashi have collaborated to visually display the language of love. There are 6,500 languages in the world, some of which have less than 1,000 people who speak them, and not every expression in one language has an equivalent word in another language. In …

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

Riding the subway in Seoul showed me how far behind New York is

As someone who lived in New York City for over a decade, I've relied heavily on the subway system there. But as much as I appreciate the MTA, it's not the most sophisticated or technologically advanced service in the world. A recent trip to South Korea made me realize that it may be time for NYC's …

Facelifts

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

Around the World in 12 Noodle Dishes—From Ramen to Saimin

Food is best when enjoyed with a side of authenticity: Unfortunately, you can’t order a side portion of tropical-Thailand-humidity or Bangkok-bustle in, say, New York City. A dish can tell you so much about a place. It’s more of an experience than just a meal–it's an entry point into a culture, …

The Little Book of Thanks

Photo Gallery<p>These enlightening quotes and adorable animal photos provide the perfect way to acknowledge everyone who makes a difference.