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Meet Samson, the Biggest Cat in New York City

He is just about the size of a 3-year-old.<p>There's really nothing better than a fat cat (as long as it's healthy, of course). Their fur gets fluffier, their face starts to look adorably squashed, and they can't be bothered to run away when you try to cuddle them. They just roll over and take it as …

Ancient Assyrians buried their dead with turtles

Ancient Assyrians sent their dead to the afterlife with fearsome companions: turtles. Excavations of a burial pit in southeastern Turkey revealed …

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …

Being Easily Distracted Could Just Mean You're a Genius, Says Science

According to a new study by workplace solutions company Steelcase, clever people tend to have more difficulty prioritizing ideas.

A New Ninth Planet May Have Been Detected, Scientists Say

Sad that Pluto isn't a planet anymore? Don't worry, Caltech researchers may have discovered a new planet lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.<p>They're calling it "Planet Nine" for now. The planet, if it exists, has a mass 10 times that of Earth and takes between 10,000 and 20,000 years …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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The 8 types of intelligence that influence how successful you are

We all know of successful businesses started by first-time entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, and according to many sources, "street smarts" (experience) tends to trump "book smarts" (intelligence) every time.<p>Another perspective is that there are in fact multiple types of intelligence, and we …

13 bad habits you should break in 2016 to be more productive

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day. While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Following are 13 things you should stop doing right now to become …

Worrying Might Actually Make You Happier: Study

Worrying Might Actually Make You Happier: StudyHairy man with many hands on the sides of his faceGetty ImagesStressful day at the officeGetty …

How Positive Stimuli Provides Positive Benefits to the Distracted Brain

<b>Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois have identified how your mind process and</b> …

How to Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Blog

Social Media began as a means for people to share status updates and connect with friends and family. It didn’t have a business element to it, nor …

3 Simple Stretches That Build Serious Muscle

Which of these doesn’t doesn’t belong: big arms; wide back; good flexibility; thick legs; big, round delts? If your answer is flexibility, you’re …

The Earliest and Faintest Galaxies in the Universe

<i>A new research observation by an international team of astrophysicists using the Hubble Space Telescope has led to the discovery of the largest sample of the faintest, smallest, and earliest known galaxies in the Universe.</i><p>Gravitational lensing is an awesome natural phenomena that allows us to study …

Soda and junk foods are not making you fat, study claims

When it comes to healthy eating, there is no silver bullet.<p>Soda, candy and fast-food are often blamed for the rising rates of obesity in America and, …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp

In the United States and the UK, we've seen the emergence of a multibillion-dollar brain training industry, premised on the idea that you can improve …

The Brain

Could soda break your heart?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Guys, listen up: There's another reason to limit your intake of sugary or artificially sweetened sodas: It might contribute to heart failure. Researchers followed the food habits of 42,000 Swedish men over 12 years and found that men who drank at least two sweetened beverages a day had a …

Diabetes

Cute Cat Alert! Check Out These Adorably Weird Photos Of Shaking Felines

Photographer Carli Davidson’s new book Shake Cats is full of awesome portraits of cats from the Oregon Humane Society.<p>Cat people, our time has come! Carli Davidson, the photographer behind <i>Shake</i> and <i>Shake Puppies</i>—books made up of images of wet dogs and puppies caught in mid-shake, contorting their …

Meet the World’s Highest-Paid YouTube Stars

<i>Forbes</i> continues their series of the world’s top moneymakers with their first-ever list of YouTube’s highest-paid stars. For the time period between …

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4 Tips for Midterms – and How to Prepare

It’s nearly time for midterms to begin! So while you’re balancing finding a topic for your term paper, catching up on reading chapters for your quiz …

Why is Burger King’s scary black whopper causing an outbreak of green poop?

Burger King’s special Halloween Whopper has a special trick for people unsuspecting consumers: It apparently turns their poop green. After seeing …

18 Ways to Create Good Habits -- and Eliminate Bad Ones -- for Life

Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying | Inc.com

Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and interfere with your ability to concentrate on ordinary tasks. Unfortunately, stopping those worries isn't easy--there's no "off switch" that can shut …

Mindfulness

The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

The list was commissioned by British electronics brand Alba, which had done a large survey of customers around the UK and Ireland — asking everything from their basic music taste to what sounds they listen to to feel happier.<p>According to Jolij's blog:<p>Basically, they asked me whether I could find a …

We Made Pokemon Teams Based On the 2016 Presidential Candidates

1. Donald Trump<p><b>Mr. Mime:</b> A goofy-haired clown obsessed with creating barriers.<p><b>Loudred:</b> His greatest weapon is his loud, amplified voice.<p><b>Darkrai: T</b>he …