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Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

Watch This Amazing Dance Crew’s Mash-Up Routine

so much better than $1’step up’<p>We've seen a lot of great music mash-ups in our time, but none compare to Karina's World Dance Training's "ROYAL FAMILY" routine at the Female Hip-Hop Nationals 2015. The video starts with Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" and ends with Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj's …

Mashups

3 Secrets Of Adulthood You Must Learn To Find Happiness

Happiness researcher Gretchen Rubin reveals her key learnings.<p>When author Gretchen Rubin embarked on a yearlong "Happiness Project" to figure out what true happiness looks like and how to actually -- <i>realistically</i> -- achieve it, the experience led her to some powerful revelations. Among them are …

New derivation of pi links quantum physics and pure math

In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. …

A New Way of Thinking About Spacetime That Turns Everything Inside Out

<i>One of the weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics is entanglement, because two entangled particles affecting each other across vast distances seems to</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Einstein's True Biggest Blunder (Op-Ed)

<i>Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab, America's largest Large Hadron Collider research institution. He also</i> …

Can't Sleep -- The Meditation Cure

There are times in life where we just cannot sleep. We toss and turn the night away, hoping upon hope to fall back to sleep again. Whether it be for short intermittent periods during stressed and challenging times, or long years of sleeplessness caused by chronic tension, insomnia can be like the …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders | Inc.com

Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of performance. Motivating leaders care about the whole person …

A Surprising and Common Impediment to Happiness

Here are ten everyday habits that have been proven, in study after study, to make people happier. As you read the list, think about how often you …

Happiness

Quantum Physicists Superimpose Past and Future Events

The ability to process ‘A before B’ and ‘B before A’ at the same time may revolutionize quantum computing.<p>In 1935, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger placed a cat in an opaque box with a flask of poison and a device for measuring the decay of atoms (aka radioactivity). Being the twisted man he …

Pluto may have two ice volcanoes near its south pole

The dwarf planet also has some pretty wobbly moons<p>Pluto may have two ice volcanoes that spew water ice, nitrogen, ammonia, and methane onto the dwarf planet's surface, NASA announced today. The potential volcanoes were spied near Pluto's south pole, in images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …