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Five Techniques for Maintaining a Positive Mindset | Inc.com

My great-grandparents, Cleve and Zelma Carder, lost almost everything they owned during the Dust Bowl years. After losing their homestead and ranch, they packed what they could into a Conestoga Wagon and made the trek from Northern New Mexico to find work picking cotton in the fields of …

Happiness

Eyes of the highways: Raising a 'trucker army' for trafficking fight

<b>(CNN) —</b> There was a time when truck driver Kevin Kimmel knew little about the scourge of human trafficking. That all changed when he pulled into a gas station in New Kent County, Virginia, on the morning of January 6, 2015.<p>Kimmel recalls a quiet scene with few other people around. Yet a "kind of …

Crime

What Young People Need to Know About Colon Cancer

Sarah DeBord was 24 when she first noticed blood in her stool. She saw a gastroenterologist who did a procedure called a flexible sigmoidoscopy to examine her lower colon and rectum, then gave her a diagnosis of hemorrhoids.<p>“I don’t see any hemorrhoids, but that’s probably what it is,” Ms. DeBord …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

5 Books That Recruiters Say You Must Read — Even if You Don't Need a Job

Headhunters say books by Malcolm Gladwell, Phil Knight, Martin Ford, and ex-Navy Seals will help you find a job and navigate any career field.<p>Whether …

Can Salted Doorknobs Prevent Superbug Infections?

In the battle against antibiotic resistance, salt might be a simple but effective weapon.<p>Over the last millennium, salt has undergone a major status shift, from exotic delicacy that drove humans to war to kitchen condiment taken so for granted that 90 percent of Americans consume too much of it …

Microbiology

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

There’s a simple technique you can use to turn your emotional baggage into dating success

It may seem that new relationships are entirely fueled by dreams and hopes for a perfect future. But the past can have a powerful influence too—often more so than we would like to admit. The “emotional baggage” that we bring from the past can mean that we sometimes pick a partner who’s not quite …

Raised in East Germany, Jack Barsky abandoned his mother, brother, wife and son to spy for the KGB. In America, he started a second family. And then it all came crashing down...<p>On a chilly morning in December 1988, computer analyst Jack Barsky embarked on his usual morning commute to his office on …

Carter'S

6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond

When it comes to cool eco architecture, some people feel like the higher up you build, the better. But don't forget to look down once in a while! …

These 81 Questions Will Help You Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Sharpening your emotional intelligence begins by learning to ask the right questions.<p>As emotional creatures, the way we feel plays a large role in the decisions we make.<p>That's why learning more about how emotions work is so valuable. Emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ), describes a …

The Benefits of Oligosaccharides and Prebiotics

Sandwiched in between the simple sugars (monosaccharides) and the starches (polysaccharides) are a group of carbohydrates that we never heard much …

Nutrition

The Science-Backed Activity That Instantly Relieves Stress—and How to Start

Have you ever watched in pure wonder at artists in full creative mode? It's as though they're channeling another force through their physical body. …

Creativity

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

The traditional interview model helps you probe someone’s past experience, not their style of thinking.<p>Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing …

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

12 Mind Tricks That Make You Likable and Help You Get Ahead

Dr. Travis Bradberry shows you how to use the brain's natural quirks to your advantage.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the …

3 little-known airline rules that could save your butt at the airport

<i>This post originally appeared on Map Happy, which features the best travel hacks, gear and tech to be the best traveler that you can be.</i><p>These three …

Flying

Meet Callisto, the Tinder-like platform that aims to fight sexual assault

<i>Ian Ayres is a professor at Yale Law School.</i><p>Last month, Pomona College and the University of San Francisco became the first schools to adopt the Callisto reporting system, which allows victims of sexual assault to create secure, time-stamped records of their attacks and which alerts authorities …

Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …

Transcript: Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave to Congress

Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress in a historic speech Thursday morning.<p>Here’s a full transcript of his remarks.<p>I am most grateful …

Bobby Fischer and the Difficulty of Making Movies About Geniuses

The prestige season of movies is the season of bio-pics. The three spotlight screenings at the New York Film Festival are bio-pics (“The Walk,” “Steve Jobs,” and “Miles Ahead”) and bio-pics about Hank Williams, Chet Baker, and the Kray brothers are coming up soon, too. I confess that I like the …

Leather Envelope Clutch, Black

This item will arrive in 3 to 5 business days if no personalization has been applied and 5 to 7 business days if personalized. A more precise …

Mother And Child Behind Bars: The Women Of Afghanistan's Prisons

In 2010, photographer Gabriela Maj was working on a project about an artist in Afghanistan when one of her editors suggested she take a look at Afghan women's prisons. Maj recalls: "He said, you know there are all these stories kind of floating, kind of bubbling up in the international media about …

How to Actually Use Your Refrigerator's Crisper Drawers

Do you actually know how to set the crisper or humidity drawers in your fridge? Or do you just bump the notches towards the middle and hope for the …

Vegetables

'Space Jam' Forever: The Website That Wouldn't Die

In November 1996, executives at Warner Bros. were making final preparations to release one of the most ambitious films in the studio's 73-year …

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Dessert

39 Inspirational Quotes By Malcolm Gladwell That We Should Revisit Every Day

Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian best-selling author, speaker and journalist. He has been a staff writer at <i>The New Yorker</i> since 1996. Before that, he …

A suspended, all-glass “sky pool” is coming to London—and it looks awesome

Londoners can already go “wild swimming” in a pool with toads and plants. Soon, brave urbanites will be able to swim through the sky, from one tower block to another.<p>The “Sky Pool” is set to straddle two apartment buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, located in the Nine Elms district of …

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …