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Dogs can't speak human. Here's the tech that could change that.

A pet translator could be available in less than a decade.<p>What if your pet dog or cat could talk instead of barking or meowing? You’d know just how much Rover loves you — and maybe how sorry Fluffy is about that mess on the carpet.<p>We all know that’s not about to happen. But recent advances in …

Artificial Intelligence

13 things mentally strong people don't do

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do.<p>In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," …

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It happened by accident.<p>Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.<p>Hutchinson was diagnosed with prediabetes at the time and was obese, with …

Mindfulness

12 Supplements You Don't Need (and 8 You Do!)

<b>Find out which supplements are medically proven to help or hurt you</b><p>When it comes to supplements, the market is filled with bottles promising healthy …

5 Filling and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Feeling <i>meh</i> about your usual a.m. meal? We get it. Mornings can be hectic, and it’s a lot easier to hit repeat and grab a cereal bar rather than take …

Nutrition

6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power

The human brain is a complex organ requiring many different nutrients to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to …

5 Science-Backed Ways To Have A Happier Morning

Even if you are not a morning person.<p>Before I became a mom, I woke up naturally, as bluebirds pulled back my covers with their little beaks and doe-eyed deers brought me my slippers. At least that’s my sleep deprived memory of it all.<p>One thing is for sure, with or without kids, getting up in the …

3 Buddhist beliefs that will soothe your soul (and make you much happier!)

There’s no denying that life is tough.<p>We might appear that we’re happy, but deep inside, it’s total chaos. It’s almost like we’re “ducks” – calm on …

Science Says Mindfulness Can Literally Help You Turn Off Negative Thoughts

Mindfulness has become an all too popular buzzword among CEO’s, self-help gurus and religious figureheads. It has become synonymous with something …

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

Meditation

This Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh Will Help You Let Go of Hate and Become More Compassionate

If you’re anything like me, you’re bothered by all of the uncertainty and tension in politics. Since the election of Donald Trump, there seem only to …

Are You Exceptionally Likable? 9 Reasons People Decide They Like You

More good news: possessing each of these qualities will also make you happier.<p>No one has enough friends. And if that's not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We're instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, …

Self-improvement

Science Says 1 Minute of This Kind of Exercise May Equal 45 Minutes of Jogging

It's time to step up your workout.<p>The short- and long-term benefits of exercise are absurdly well-documented. Exercise lowers your cholesterol, boosts your mood, decreases your stress, and increases your flexibility (plus about a zillion other good things).<p>In an increasingly packed daily schedule, …

Exercise

After relying on comfort food, woman loses 100 pounds by remembering 3 easy tips

When things felt difficult in her relationship, Patricia Wilson turned to food. Over time, the pizza, chips, mac and cheese and chocolate caused her to pack on 100 pounds.<p>After she ended the relationship, she realized being overweight also contributed to her unhappiness. She knew it was time to do …

Fitness

11 Powerful Mantras That Will Give You a Push When Life is Tough

Life can be hard sometimes.<p>No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all get lost in the humdrum of life.<p>During these times, sometimes you …

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Buddha Reveals 5 Profound Truths About Life That Will Blow Your Mind

Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters what we are taught in the west. It offers something for everyone, no matter your faith or …

Bewildered Beaver Becomes Accidental Leader Of 150 Curious Cows

"It’s the most Canadian thing ever!”<p>A perplexed beaver who accidentally herded 150 head of cattle across a farm in Canada last week has become an online sensation.<p>“How do we move 150 heifers in Canada?” wrote rancher Adrienne Ivey, who filmed the unusual encounter in Saskatchewan, in a Facebook …

Expressive Portraits Capture the Soulful Beauty of Animals

The eclectic portfolio of photographer Sergey Polyushko is as comprehensive as it is captivating. With a wide range of interests, the Kiev-based cameraman finds inspiration in an array of subjects, from fast-paced fashion shoots to awe-inspiring landscapes. Like many photographers, he also has a …

Cute

The US is warming to Sweden’s habit of burning trash for energy

Maybe, in the near future, calling something a “dumpster fire” won’t carry the flavor of a pejorative that it does now.<p>The practice of burning trash to generate energy works well for Sweden, but in the US the idea remains controversial. That might be changing. Officials in seven Idaho counties have …

EPA

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

If Your Love Passes THESE 9 Tests, You're Ready for Marriage

So you think you might be ready to take the marriage plunge? Before you jump into the biggest decision of your life, consider this 'Are you ready?' checklist written by a 25-year marriage veteran.<p>Marriage is the adventure of a lifetime but it could be a dreadful adventure or a glorious one. Doing …

Divorce

Sony World Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Professional Campaign First Place. TransBrasil. Transgender people in Brazil who express their gender identities in many<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jetmir …

Photography

Photographer Captures An Underwater Dance Of Colors

<p>Luka Klikovac’s light movements render incredible records of water-immersed colored fluids.</p><p>The shapes displayed in Luka Klikovac's work look like colored smoke, or maybe strange deep-sea creatures, but they're actually mixtures of colored and black liquids immersed in water. The …

Best Workouts for Weight Loss

With the start of the new year comes the onslaught of resolutions filling up your Instagram feed. At the top of everyone's list, according to Google? Weight loss. But hold up: just because everyone around you wants to lose weight doesn't mean you should, too (we happen to like you just the way you …

How Many Of These '90s Fashion Trends Did You Own?

S'up JNCO?<p>If you grew up in the '90s, you grew up in the era of butterfly clips, slap bracelets and Baby Gs. You knew that puka shell necklaces were cool and tie-dye shirts were even cooler (bonus points if you made one yourself at camp.)<p>For all the '90s babies (and those who grew up in the …

This Question Can Predict Whether You Will Be Alive and Happy at Age 80

<i>“Is there someone in your life whom you would feel comfortable phoning at four in the morning to tell your troubles to?”</i><p>Via Flourish: A Visionary New …

Happiness

How grieving animals mourn their dead companions, in pictures

21 High-Protein Breakfasts Under 300 Calories

Healthy Eating

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

Animals