Christine Cottam

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8 Other Betrayals That Are As Bad As Having An Affair

Relationships and marriage are hard! There are some obvious things that would break a relationship, such as physically cheating on your partner, or …

12 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

One of the most important skills for being successful in life at work and at home, is not just being intelligent (meaning having a high IQ) but also …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Anger Management

21 signs you're a narcissist

Kim Kardashian.Getty/Cindy Ord<p>You're more likely to find a narcissist in the C-suite than on the street, research suggests.<p>That's because the traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — including a constant need for validation, a willingness to control people, and a …

Psychology

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

National Geographic Travel

Why nice people finish last—and how to fix that

<i>By Tessa Berenson/TIME</i><p>Adam Grant, the youngest tenured professor at Wharton Business School, wants nice people to finish first. But, according to …

Leadership

What NOT to do in Paris

More than 25,000 people visit the Louvre every day, and it seems like the majority of them head straight for this painting.<p>The Mona Lisa is much …

The Problem With Teens Is That They're Just Too Rational

Teenagers get dissed for being irrational and making bad decisions, which can lead to very bad things, like drunken driving, risky sex and drug use.<p>But what if the problem is really that teens are just a little too rational?<p>That's the argument of Scott Huettel, a professor of psychology and …

Psychology

7 Things Pros Wish Parents Knew About Discipline

Good cop. Bad cop. How about better cop? We asked experts: If you could change anything about the way parents approach discipline, what would it be? …

Parenting

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

10 easy paleo recipes for summer

Trying to cut down on carbs? These gorgeous, healthy dishes are perfect for the warmer months<p>During winter, we all like to hunker down with a bowl of stew or lasagne, but come summer, healthy eating reigns supreme.<p>The paleo diet - a regime based on consuming only what our hunter-gathering ancestors …

7 Books That Will Change How You See The World

If you’re a human and you have a brain, then you probably like using your brain. And if you like using your brain, then you love having those …

Immune System

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …

Meditation

Safest Used Cars Under $10,000 for Teens - Consumer Reports

When picking out a car for a new teen driver, it’s essential to get all the latest safety gear. But for most families, it’s unrealistic to buy their …

Ford Fusion
Self-help

How I conquered my anxiety — with a vitamin

Depression