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6 Things Obama Can Teach Us About Self-Care In Stressful Times

Here's how POTUS keeps his cool.<p>You are not the president of the United States. But chances are you too have real stressors in your life that make it feel as though the weight of the world is on your shoulders.<p>There’s a way to break free. Upon examining the daily routine of President Obama, it …

Self-improvement

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700,000 around the world already succumb to superbugs, each year. Yet if antibiotic resistant bacteria are left unmitigated, a global health crisis could soon be upon us.

A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman was recently diagnosed with a rare form of E.coli, one that can be killed by only one antibiotic and soon perhaps by …

7 surprising facts you probably don't know about the US Army

Americans celebrate the birth of their nation as July 4, 1776, but the Army is actually the country's "big brother." That makes sense, considering the Continental Army of 1775 — led by future President George Washington — needed to start beating the British in the colonies so Thomas Jefferson could …

A look inside Ranger School, where the US Army's toughest soldiers are made

In the months it takes to complete the course, a soldier's endurance is pushed to the absolute limit. Ranger candidates survive on one meal a day and a few hours of sleep per night.<p>They arrive at Fort Benning in the best shape of their lives and will lose an average of 20 pounds if they stay the …

The US Army Just Approved 22 Women for Combat Jobs

Thirteen have been approved to enter the Army as armor officers and nine have been approved for the infantry.<p>Twenty-two women currently training to …

Why Am I Left-Handed?

If you’re left-handed, it means it is easier for you to use your left hand to do things like writing, brushing your teeth, catching or throwing a …

If You Worry A Lot, You Need To Read This

The day that I decided to quit my last job and the day that I handed in my notice were almost 90 days apart. In those three months, I worried -- a lot. I decided to pursue my desire to become a full-time writer. But shit was getting scary.<p>Things like "what if I can't pay my bills?" and "what if I …

Artist Creates Lifelike Human Masks Based on DNA Found in Discarded Gum and Cigarettes

We leave miniscule traces of ourselves everywhere we go. Even though we've left the building, our DNA remains behind, and with the right tools, it tells others about our intimate genetic makeup. This realization led artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg to create <i>Stranger Visions</i>, a series of sculptures …

Art

6 Habits to Improve Your Memory and Boost Your Brain Health

From thought patterns to emotions, every facet of human expression dwells within the extraordinary capacity of our gray-and-white matter. How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep and so much …

DNA Dating: How Some Couples are Determining Whether or Not Their Relationship is Destined For Success

Most people would agree that love is complicated, but thanks to science, it’s just gotten a whole lot more complicated. Before you buy your valentine chocolate or flowers, you might consider undergoing a DNA test to figure out whether or not you’re wasting your together.<p>An online company professes …

Relationships

Students should learn second language to prevent dementia in later life

Researchers claim languages should be a requirement for any kind of degree as bilingualism could protect the brain in later life<p>Universities should insist that students learn a second language as part of their degree to help prevent dementia in later life and broaden their horizons, a language …

Dementia

It's Time We Cut The Crap & Admit That What We're Doing Is Dating

Something happened in the past 20 years or so: The word "date" disappeared. During that time, "Let's hang out," "We should chill," and "You and I …

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

We've all seen this classic piece of artwork, <i>Starry Night</i>, painted by Vincent Van Gogh.<p>WikiArt<p>What many don't know is that Van Gogh painted <i>Starry</i> …

Loneliness grows from individual ache to public health hazard

It torments the young and terrorizes the old. It carved “caverns” in Emily Dickinson’s soul and left William Blake “bereaved of light.”<p>Loneliness, long a bane of humanity, is increasingly seen today as a serious public health hazard. Scientists who have identified significant links between …

Psychology

Lifetime Learners Should Try These Time-Tested Techniques

It's never too late to learn something new. You have decided to become a lifetime learner? Find out the techniques that dedicated learners use.

You Can No Longer Study Beyoncé For College Credit

Apparently, Rutgers University administrators are not a fan of Sasha Fierce. The New Jersey-based university has canceled a class on Black feminism …

Do Men Have a Problem With Dating Smart Women?

"Sara" and "John" met online. She was attracted by his profile, which made him seem smart, thoughtful and interesting. He liked how she looked in her …

The best way to text with someone you want to date, according to Aziz Ansari

Dating in the 21st century is confusing. We have complicated ways of connecting that didn't exist 20 years ago, and much of our conversation with romantic partners happens over text message.<p>Comedian Aziz Ansari is here to help us out. For his new book, "Modern Romance," Ansari worked with …

The creatures that came in from the cold

Found throughout the world, tardigrades can survive extreme pressure, such as deep underwater, and can even live in the vacuum of space for several …

Growing up poor alters children's brains and increases likelihood of depression - study

Researchers found that childhood poverty particular effects the hippocampus and amygdala's connections to other parts of the brain<p>Growing up in poverty can lead to altered brain connectivity and a greater risk of clinical depression, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University …

I tried out a startup that lets you borrow someone else's dog — here's what it's like

BarkBox, a New York City-based startup, is a subscription-box service catering to dog lovers that's raised $21 million in VC funding. Los Angeles-based DogVacay, a sort of Airbnb for dogs, has raised $47 million.<p>Now there's a new startup called Bark'N'Borrow that wants to match up dogs in need of a …

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating?<p>Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions …

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Melatonin, the hormone known for its ability to regulate your sleep and wake cycle, has long been the focus of sleep studies in the medical world. Though its natural secretion comes from the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin is also taken as an oral supplement to treat sleep disorders like …

5 Ways To Instantly Increase Your Leadership Presence

Leadership presence, that illusive but “we know it when we see it” quality, is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, send all the right signals. It’s how you show up, how you make others feel, and how effectively you communicate both verbally and non-verbally. It’s the …

Public Speaking

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Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

26 Tiny Things You Need To Start Doing For Yourself This Year

<b>1.</b> Use good-quality moisturizer on your face every morning, every night, or, if you live in a dry, cold climate, both.<p><b>2.</b> Unfollow all of the …

Japanese Scientists Become First From Asia to Name a New Element

On New Year's Eve, a team of researchers at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Japan were notified by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) that they would have the honor of naming element 113. The news came almost 12 years after the RIKEN team first …

Chemistry

The Difference Between Dating a Boy and Dating a Real Man

<i>Photo by Rafael Pavarott</i><p>Friends will often come to me for advice. "How do I know if he's <i>the one</i> for me?" "How do I know if he's the guy to settle down with?"<p>For them and for myself, the thought of committing our whole life to one person can be rather unnerving. Because we are at this point in our …