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In the Attic of Early Islam

Sometime around the year 1314, a retired Egyptian bureaucrat named Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri began writing a compendium of all knowledge, under the …

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Do You Have a High IQ? 17 Signs That Say You Do

You should be thankful to your parents for instilling you with many of the attributes of an intelligent person--including those insufferable piano lessons.<p>Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in <i>As You Like It</i>: …


How to become an expert in reading other people

We'd all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Refugees Welcome Index: How are Africans feeling?

A new survey by Amnesty International reveals that a majority of people around the world would welcome refugees in their countries. Kenyans are …


To the Wife Who Has Anxiety and Depression, From Your Husband

<i>Written by Brandon Geib</i><p>To my wife and my best friend,<p>When we first met five years ago, I never thought I would be writing this. As we stood on stage in front of all of those strangers, acting our hearts out, I never once believed we would find ourselves here. We've come a long way.<p>When we first …

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Comment on Urban Dancers by Omar Z. Robles by Charlie Robinson

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The Skill Men Need Most to Make Marriage Awesome

(Image/theamericangenius.com)<p>I think I know why our relationships fail more than half the time, and how most men -- even good-character guys who are easy to get along with -- can be colossally shitty husbands and boyfriends.<p>Every day, millions of wives and girlfriends turn to the internet desperate …


Inside 10 of the world's most ancient and beautiful libraries

The Price of Loving Someone Borderline or Narcissistic

Source: Alejandro J. de Parga/Shutterstock<p>In my clinical experience, I have found that having a relationship with someone who has severe narcissistic …


10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …


38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616. His complete works—at least 38 surviving plays (including several …


Sound Happier, Feel Happier: The Way You Sound Affects Your Mood

<b>Researchers have created a digital audio platform that can modify the emotional tone of people’s voices while they are talking, to make them sound</b> …


Ancient Greek Mythology Comes to Life in Spell-Binding Landscape Photographs

Centuries prior to the birth of Christ, the herald Pheidippides ran 25 miles across the ancient terrain that lay between the battlefield at Marathon …

Ancient History