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5 Ways to Immediately Maximize Happiness and Productivity in a Cubicle

Happiness is a byproduct of full engagement with the now.<p>Happiness is elusive. During the workdays, we chase it by reassuring ourselves that we will discover serenity on our lunch breaks or after leaving the office. We try to commodify it by convincing ourselves that, after updating the wardrobe, …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

Literature

15 signs you are smarter than average

A thought-provoking list was published by Business Insider that summarizes some science-based commonalities between smart people. Certainly, this is …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Study Finds A Surprisingly Accurate Predictor Of Happiness

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

This is how the GOP rigged Congress: The secret plan that handcuffed Obama’s presidency, but backfired in Donald Trump

<b>David Daley (Paul Specht)</b><p>GOP stole the House with old trick in a brilliant modern form. A new book by Salon’s editor lays out every detail<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>June 13, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>The Republican Party is in crisis. It's an ongoing story played out in multiple episodes a day in recent weeks, and it's …

10 ways to trick yourself out of being lazy

Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on overcoming laziness and pulled out the easiest ways to set yourself on a path toward greater …

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Oh My God, Fish Can Recognise Human Faces

A new study finds that archerfish can learn to distinguish one human face from others.<p>It's enough to make this writer seriously consider vegetarianism: A new study has found that fish can recognise human faces.<p>The paper, published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>, found that archerfish—a tropical species that …

A Decade Out From The Mortgage Crisis, Former Homeowners Still Grasp For Stability

Before the mortgage crisis, real estate seemed like a sure bet. Pretty much anyone could buy a house: no money down, thousands of square feet, second and third vacation homes were not out of the question. Then the bubble burst.<p>Homeowners across the U.S. confronted the reality that their houses were …

'Scottish optimist' at Monsanto helm battles Bayer takeover bid and protests

Hugh Grant (no, not that one) is CEO of the agrochemical firm that’s been called ‘the most evil company in the world’ and faces a challenging future<p>Meet Hugh Grant. No, not the famously charming Four Weddings and a Funeral actor, but the far more controversial self-described “Scottish optimist” who …

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12 Hilarious Photos of People Who Accidentally Dressed Like Their Surroundings

TOO. GOOD.<p>If there's one fashion faux pas worse than dressing exactly the same as someone else, it's dressing exactly as the same as your surroundings. Heh.<p><b>1.</b><p>(via Reddit)<p><b>2.</b><p>(via Reddit)<p><b>3.</b><p><b>4.</b><p>(via Imgur)<p><b>5.</b><p>(via Imgur)<p><b>6.</b><p>(via Imgur)<p><b>7.</b><p>(via TYWKIWDBI)<p><b>8.</b><p>(via Facebook)<p><b>9.</b><p>(via Facebook)<p><b>10.</b><p>(via Imgur)<p><b>11.</b><p>(via …

This Gorgeous Model Is Maybelline's First Asian Global Ambassador

You're about to see a lot more of I-Hua Wu.<p>Maybelline has signed Taiwanese model I-Hua Wu to be a global ambassador, making her the first Asian model to be a worldwide face for the brand, according to <i>The Cut</i>.<p>In an interview with the blog, Wu said that she hasn't really thought of herself as being …

Fashion Truths: You Are Not the Only One Who Feels This Way

There are things we know to be theoretically true. Like the fact that there are more fish in the sea and time heals all wounds and taking shots is a …

Red Carpet

This Woman's Mind-Blowing Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

Now if only she could teach me how to do this with shoes.<p>I'm rarely able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which sucks for me because that means I have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from my destination, in addition to the price of my plane ticket. Womp. Part of that reason is …

Exercising drives down risk for 13 cancers, research shows

In addition to protecting hearts, preserving memory and lifting moods, exercise is a powerful cancer-preventive, says new research. Physical activity worked to drive down rates of a broad array of cancers even among smokers, former smokers, and the overweight and obese.<p>But to get those benefits, …

Cancer

Industry spending to beat a pharmaceutical initiative could set a new standard for 'drug money'

Due to California's penchant for legislating at the ballot box, the state has reigned as the top destination for industry campaign spending since even before the Supreme Court widened the door to corporate political donations with its 2010 Citizens United decision.<p>But one measure on this November's …

Artificial, Womb-Free Births Just Got a Lot More Real

Scientists have grown a human embryo for two weeks in a petri dish.<p>For the first time, scientists have managed to grow human embryos to at least 14 days old inside a petri dish. Their work has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of what makes us human—and it's the next step on the road …

5 Surprising Habits of the Most Likable People

Want to be that person who makes and keeps friends easily? Then make a habit of being really likable.<p>Ever wonder what makes some people much more liked than others in social settings? Or why there are certain people who can win over multiple friends without so much as a second thought?<p>Turns out, …

19 of literature’s best first lines

I recently reorganized my books.<p>As I took the titles off the shelves, dusted and reordered them, I was struck by how much I had loved reading them. …

UN could have prevented Haiti cholera epidemic with $2,000 health kit – study

Researchers find screening tests and antibiotics could have warded off illness, which has taken thousands of lives and will cost more than $2bn to eradicate<p>The devastating Haiti cholera epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives and will cost more than $2bn to eradicate could have been prevented …

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Google's 'Goals' Could Be One Of The Largest Behavioral Science Experiments Ever Conducted

Can small changes to your calendar have big effects on your behavior?<p>One of the biggest challenges behavioral scientists are tackling these days is helping us balance short-term demands with long-term goals. The urgency of, say, a meeting with your boss in an hour, understandably trumps a long-term …

4 Time Management Tips That Will Help You Study

As final exams loom, it's always the worst feeling anticipating how you're about to spend your time: hunched over your textbooks in a sunlight-deprived library, eating ramen noodles at 4 a.m., knocking back cups of coffee to stay awake. The toll it can take on your mind and body, in addition to the …

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

These things added up over long periods of time can have a tremendous impact on who you are.<p>The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

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Men Are Creepy, New Study Confirms

According to new research from Knox College, creepiness is linked to unpredictability, working as a clown, and being a guy.<p>What constitutes a "creep"—or, if you're a sassy preteen living in 2003, a "creeper"—has long been a know-it-when-you-see-it kind of thing. Quaint olde synonyms include "sneak …

Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …