Catherine D'Ardenne

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23 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Mark Zuckerberg

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50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new …

European Travel

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

10 Self-Help Books for Personal Development

There is a famous quote by Lao Tzu that says, "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." This drives what I feel is true about self-help and personal development. Many times we need to let go of who we have told are selves that we are stuck being, of the habits that cannot be changed, …

Self-improvement

A giant 'spooky' space rock is flying close to Earth on Halloween, but that's not the most disturbing part

And you won't want to miss this Halloween's rare sight!<p>On Saturday at 1:05 pm ET, an asteroid that could be up to 2.5 times taller than Trump World Tower in New York City will zip past Earth at a blazing speed of 78,000 miles per hour.<p>Upon its closest approach to Earth, the space rock — dubbed …

New York City

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Washington University in St. Louis

Follow These 7 Golden Rules for a Happy Life

<b>We won’t solve all your problems by reading a list on the Internet, but it might help anyway.</b><p>As I sit here to write this, the first article produced …

These 10 Authentic Quotes Will Give You A Reality Check

Never underestimate the power of quotes. Or should I say – words?<p>All it takes is one line, one thought, a few words and a little wisdom to shift your …

Motivation

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Stanford researchers make artificial skin that senses touch

A team from Stanford University might have made a breakthrough that could change the lives of people with missing limbs. Researchers have developed an artificial substitute for skin that is capable of sensing when it is being touched and sending that data to the nervous system. It's hoped that …

Stanford University

Spectacular Winning Images from the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Last month, we featured 10 spectacular finalists in the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and we're now happy to share the chosen winners. The contest attracted over 42,000 photographs from both professionals and amateurs, so we're sure that the judges had their work cut out for them!<p>These …

Nature

The Best Running Shoes of 2016

There is a great divide among runners: those who pick their shoes for speed and those who choose for comfort. The firmer and thinner the midsole, the faster and more efficient a shoe will be, but the harder it will be on your feet. The softer the midsole and the more supportive the shoe, the better …

9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals

Maybe your boss has set a due date for a project report or your personal trainer is shouting at you while you power through push-ups.<p>But sometimes motivation needs to come from within. Your boss won't always be hovering over you asking for status updates on your project report — you have to make …

Trekking

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

News and Politics<p>Uber driver...or spy? It’s getting tough to tell.<p>By Julia Ioffe19 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>And she's here to warn you about …

Red Carpet

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 …

Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>September 28, 2015 8:52pm (UTC)<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling …

Civil Rights

The Most Critical Key to Success May Surprise You

Study those who've gone before. You'll learn how little you really know, and how few of your ideas are really original. You'll also learn how to become truly great.<p><i>What is the key to success? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Rod D. Martin , founder and CEO of</b> …

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

The National Book Awards Longlist: Fiction

<i>This week, The New Yorker is announcing the longlists for the National Book Awards. Previously, we presented the contenders in the categories of Young People’s Literature,</i> <i>Poetry</i><i>, and</i> <i>Nonfiction</i><i>.</i><p>Two of the novels on this year’s fiction longlist are débuts: “The Turner House,” by Angela Flournoy, …

Books

New Human Prion Disease Identified

<b>Multiple System Atrophy is described as first new human prion disease identified in 50 years.</b><p>Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative …

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

10 Healthy Foods That May Help You Sleep Better (Infographic)

Looking to sleep better longer? Desperate for a cure for insomnia? Avoid caffeine six hours before your bedtime. Do your body good and sip a warm cup of milk instead, like the old wive’s tale suggests.<p>Actually, almost any dairy food will generally entice Mr. Sandman to gently nudge your sleepy …

Sleep

Here's the only way to destroy a black hole

I've suggested a bunch of crazy ideas, like blasting it with rockets, shooting lasers at it, smashing planets into it. Nothing would work, everything would just make it bigger and angrier.<p>Turns out the only way to defeat a black hole is to sit on your hands and wait for it to evaporate. That's not …

Black Holes

A Marine explains which state would win if the US declared war on itself

<i>We've published the full answer from Quora user Jon Davis, a Marine veteran who is now a writer and blogger on military, veterans, and Middle Eastern affairs. In Oct. 2014, Davis' answer was optioned by a Hollywood producer for a potential television series.</i><p>These are the accounts of the Second …

War

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>We've got the bare bones arrangement you need to start spinning hot wax.<p>By Kevin Nguyen2 days agoView More<p>Style<p>When did every banker's …

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

Mental Disorders

What Old People Know About Sex That You Don't

I'd like to share a revelation with you. It took me months of pondering my interview data from hundreds of long-married elders, but I finally got it. It's about sex and older people -- not something younger folks think about a lot. However, when I have given talks to 20- and 30-somethings about my …

Relationships

5 foods that hurt your brain

Forget your waistline for a sec—some of your food choices could actually affect your memory and cognitive abilities. Here, 5 foods to go easy on if you want to keep your wits about you.<p><b>Tofu</b><br>The soy controversy continues with a study published in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive …

The 9 Worst Breakfasts for Your Waistline

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