Brent Menninger

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Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

Psychological abusers don't go for the weak — they choose strong people because they 'like a challenge'

When you think of someone in an abusive relationship, you probably imagine someone weak. This may well be the end result, but in reality, it probably didn't start that way.<p>Victims of psychological abuse are most often the kind of people you wouldn't think would be vulnerable to such a thing. …

Psychology

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

The ability to expand your mind and strive for lifelong learning is more critical to your success than you think. Don’t give up on lifelong learning.Ever. Research shows that it pays beyond the skills you acquire. More than ever before, a challenged, stimulated brain may well be the key to a …

Researchers Tap a Sleep Switch in the Brain

Powerful new experiments have uncovered some of the molecular underpinnings of sleep.<p>The <i>Nature</i> paper reports the results from the first 8,000 mice. …

Energy Storage

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. Let go of this relic and try a new, more productive approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution in an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor that workers were forced to endure on …

"God Is Dead": What Nietzsche Really Meant

It’s been 134 years since Friedrich Nietzsche declared: “God is Dead” (or <i>Gott ist tot</i>, in German), giving philosophy students a collective headache …

Friedrich Nietzsche

5 Very Simple Skills That Will Radically Improve Your Life

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Google+<br>• Latest Posts<p>Rick Riddle<p>Once self-development had helped Rick in his life and led him to great results. Now when Rick is a successful …

Self-improvement

Think about it: Do your friends actually like you?

"People don't like to hear that the people they think of as friends don't name them as friends," said Alex Pentland, a computational social science …

Explainer: what is behavioural activation for depression?

A recent study from the United Kingdom found a simple form of therapy called behavioural activation (BA) is as effective in treating depression as …

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let's pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe.<p>You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters). Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you.<p>But it's not just your neck and their cameras that …

How to Read People: Five Secrets Backed by Research

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

The Beautiful Way These People Are Coming Out About Mental Illness

Mental Health

This Personality Trait Can Lessen Your Stress and Anxiety | Inc.com

Stress and anxiety at work are linked to a future outcome. For example, you might worry about getting a raise, completing a project, increasing sales, or closing a deal.<p>But here's a secret: If you relate to your outcomes in a humble manner, and allow yourself to have a different result than …

Self-improvement

13 scientifically proven ways to sleep better

If you're tired right now or are relying on a bucket of coffee to get through your day, you aren't alone.<p>More than a third of Americans don't get the seven to nine hours of sleep a night that the CDC recommends. Some people think they can function on less, but usually that's because the …

How Therapy Became A Hobby Of The Wealthy, Out Of Reach For Those In Need

There's something that really bothers Stanford psychiatry professor Keith Humphreys. When he thinks of all the years he has spent training the next generation of psychiatrists, the enormous investment in medical school and residency, he wants those doctors to devote that education to taking care of …

Mental Health

The Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations in the USA

One of the most beautiful things about the sport of mountain biking is the dedication of clusters of mountain bikers spread around the planet who are …

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits.<p>Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They …

How to Get High Without Drugs: Holotropic Breathwork, Hypnagogia, and Eye Contact

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Jacqueline Ronson</b><p>People take mild altering drugs -- everything from Tylenol to LSD -- because the effects are useful, interesting, or pleasurable. In altering the way we process stimuli, drugs facilitate a change in our thoughts and behaviors. This …

Shocking Things Your Finger Length Reveals About Your Personality

You will be surprised to know what your finger length reveals about your personality.A person can say a lot about your personality by looking at your …

Psychology

How Chilling With Brian Eno Changed the Way I Study Physics

Everyone had his or her favorite drink in hand. There were bubbles and deep reds, and the sound of ice clinking in cocktail glasses underlay the hum …

7 Empowering Thoughts to Tell Yourself Next Time You're Stressed

It's only Tuesday, and you're likely still drudging through the priorities and responsibilities Monday had to bring. But when it comes to to-do list, nothing is less empowering than getting down on yourself. Acting with fear, trepidation, and worry wastes valuable time not just in the workplace, …

How Piracy Became a Cause Celebre in the World of Academics

The advent of Sci-Hub has been labeled the Napster moment for academic publishing.<p>In October 2008, two of the big names in academic publishing, Elsevier and Thieme, celebrated victory against an "international piracy scheme involving the unlawful copying, sale, and distribution of scientific …

Cutting Calories? 8 Strategies to Combat Hunger | Men's Health

On this trip, in the spring of 2003, my friend Roland Denzel needed inspiration and solitude for the decision he was about to make.<p>He was 35, with two young children, and in mourning for his mother who’d just died of lung cancer. He’d gone to Montana to clean out her house, and it was in the quiet …

Got Bad Habits? This Solution Will Shock You | Inc.com

We've often explored the bad habits that make people look unprofessional and cheat them out of achieving success. But what's the solution when you simply can't stop?<p>A few years ago, Maneesh Sethi decided he was wasting too much time on sites like Facebook, Reddit, and YouTube. He sought a solution …

eBooks

The Cure For Fear

Karin Klaver woke in the darkness and searched the nightstand for her iPhone. It was 2 a.m. Her husband slept quietly beside her. They had arrived in …

The Brain

13 apps that can make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …