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The Reason Only Thor Can Pick up His Hammer Is … Science

The comics are pretty clear on the ground rules: “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he [OR SHE] be worthy, shall possess the power of THOR.” But how …

Marvel Universe

How To Boost Your Confidence: Stop Waiting, Start Doing

<b>“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted…Do it now.”</b> –Paulo Coelho<p>When it comes to making …

How to fix a broken heart: The foolproof ways according to a psychologist

A broken heart can feel like the end of the world, especially if you didn’t expect it - and moving on can feel impossible.<p>But it is possible - and …

Self-help

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

5 Quotes From Greek Philosophers for When You Need a Productivity Pick-Me-Up

These ancient words of wisdom can apply to your business.<p>Everyone loves a good inspirational quote to get us into the frame of my mind that we want to be in throughout the day. You see them everywhere on social media, I post many of my favorites here throughout the week.<p>I pick the ones for me based …

Parents Are Sharing Their Potty Training Horror Stories and We Can't Stop Cracking Up

Of all the experiences you've had with your kids, we can't blame you if you look back at potty training with, um, less than fond memories. We even …

14 things successful people do on Sunday nights

These Old Wives Tales About Early Teething Are Total Opposites

When you have a newborn in your life (and even long before), it seems that everyone has a piece of advice to bestow upon you. Whether your baby is …

12 simple mind exercises that can increase your mental strength

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Gretchen Rubin published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Dorothea Brande was an American writer and editor, well known for her books 'Wake Up and Live' and 'Becoming a Writer' (a useful resource for writers, by the way).<p>In 'Wake Up and Live', she suggests twelve mental …

Happiness

The Best Kind of Breakfast to Eat, According to Metabolism Experts

If there’s a discussion that we have often at <i>Cooking Light</i>, it’s about whether breakfast is really so important. Readers constantly ask: Will …

3 Lessons I've Learned About Money From the World's Happiest People

The first is boring but crucial. The third is a reminder to expand your definitions when it comes to experiences.<p>By now, the deliberation should be …

Happiness

The surprisingly frugal habits of nine billionaires

Frugality is a subjective term. To the average Joe it could mean eating meals at home or scouring the internet for cheap flights.<p>But to a billionaire …

9 Questions To Ask On A First Date, According To Divorce Lawyers

Avoid a bad end by asking the right questions at the start.<p>Few people have a keener eye for relationship red flags than divorce attorneys. They’ve seen firsthand how quickly personality quirks can turn into major annoyances and the problems that can lead to calling it quits.<p>That also makes them …

Divorce

8 morning habits of Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, and other successful people

The way you start your day can set the tone for how the rest of it will follow. Your probability of success can fluctuate depending on what you choose to do with those critical hours before your workday gets underway. That's why the morning routines of leaders can offer insights into how they are …

Pocket money and pester power can put parents in a pickle, but respite is possible

Many parents feel confused about how much pocket money they should give their children and what they should do to earn it.<p>They may also struggle with …

This is the most important thing when it comes to paying off debt

Fixing finances is a popular New Year's resolution and there are ways to make it happen.<p>Americans seemingly have no fear of debt. We borrow to buy cars, houses, to pay for school, and, in many cases, for reasons that are a lot less justified. In fact, the average American household has $137,063 in …

Personal Finance

<b>Double Your Income by Knowing the Second Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time</b> | Inc.com

If you ask any businessperson what the most valuable thing they can do, they all likely have the same answer: work on their billable hours. They're right--that is the most valuable thing you can do with your time. Think about if you're a lawyer who bills at $500 an hour. The most valuable thing you …

Networking

7 Things You Feel When You Fall In Love With The Right Person

Falling in love with the person that is your perfect fit is one of the best feelings in the world. Although it’s not uncommon to find yourself …

Why am I not losing weight?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Weight loss is still incredibly challenging for most people, as evidenced by the growing global obesity epidemic.<p>According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, more than two in three US adults are considered overweight (defined as a body-mass index over 25), …

Holistic Medicine

Depression, Anxiety Crisis Deepening in America

Alex Crotty was just 11 when things started feeling wrong.<p>“I didn't feel unloved. I just felt numb to the world. Like, I was surrounded by great …

The scientific reason why people use pet names for their partners

You swore you’d never do it.<p>“Baby,” “honey,” “sweetie.” No, hearing other couples call each other such names used to make you shudder.<p>But then you …

Feel Like A Fraud? Here's How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome

The term impostor syndrome, coined in 1978, is described as a feeling of “phoniness in people who believe that they are not intelligent, capable or creative despite evidence of high achievement.” Basically, when you feel inadequate despite evident success. (Like who am <i>I</i> to write this article?) …

Self-improvement

People who don’t want kids: ‘There’s never been a day where I’ve regretted my decision’

About a year ago, Natalie Ramtahal was sitting outside with family, as her partner was nearby washing the car. She was soon approached by a …

Is It Unethical for People to Pass Their Wealth On to Their Children?

A conversation about inheritance, philanthropy, and aging with the philosopher Martha Nussbaum and the law professor Saul Levmore<p>What is the right way to age? It’s a question that isn’t explored enough in American society, where, seemingly, people are expected to be forever young, until, suddenly, …

How a single bout of exercise instantly protects the heart

A new review of existing studies examines the evidence behind the idea that an acute bout of exercise is able to offer immediate protection for the …

Staring into a baby’s eyes puts her brain waves and yours in sync

When you lock eyes with a baby, it’s hard to look away. For one thing, babies are fun to look at. They’re so tiny and cute and interesting. For …

Study finds parenting behaviors linked to suicide among adolescents

How often do you tell your kids they did a good job? Do you say you are proud of them? Do you help with homework? Are you emotionally engaged with …

'Homemakers' more likely to struggle with mental health, study finds

Stay-at-home mothers and fathers are more likely to suffer from mental health problems, a study by the International Longevity Centre has found.<p>Both men and women who said they were "homemakers" at 55 were more likely to have suffered from psychological problems in both childhood and adulthood than …