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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?<p>When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest …

How To Look Rugged: The Essential Men's Clothing Guide

Before there were hipsters with ironic moustaches and women’s jeans, there were the original beard-sporting, plaid-wearing men’s men. Unlike the …

A Beginner’s Guide To Fragrance Layering

A Different Way To Look At Fragrance<p>Think about how you apply a fragrance – what probably springs to mind is the act of spraying an eau de toilette a …

More Gorgeous Portraits of Women with Wild Animals by Katerina Plotnikova

Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova consistently produces gorgeous portraits of young women cradling exotic animals as if they're pets. Since we last shared her images that featured the likes of giraffes, elephants, and elk, she's created more stunning photos. Beautiful figures donning …

Meandering Green Pathway Adds a Whimsical Twist to a Suspended Balcony

In design, it's often said that “form follows function,” but for the Zalewski Architecture Group, sometimes “the form follows fun.” They designed a walk-on balcony that's suspended above a courtyard in Gliwice, Poland. This isn't your typical pathway, though. Instead of being a rigid, straight …

I Am Sterling Archer, and My Style Tips Will Make You All More Handsome

The suave star of FX's Archer discloses his most-classified style secrets.<p><i>To celebrate the new season of FX's Archer, we had the World's Greatest Spy</i> sit down and answer some of your most pressing romantic questions<i>. But Archer isn't just a lover (and a fighter); he's an exceptionally well-dressed</i> …

5 ways the GOP is valiantly trying to make Americans as dumb as possible

<b>(AP/Jeffrey Phelps)</b><p>From AP history bans to university budget cuts, conservatives are proving they’re willing to do whatever it takes<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 21, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If you ever want to make a conservative touchy, the quickest way---out of …

Enemies everywhere

The right preaches against self-victimization except when it practices it.<p>Glenn Greenwald<p>January 31, 2008 12:33pm (UTC)<p>Writing about last night's GOP debate, John Hinderaker of Powerline, <i>Time</i>'s 2004 Blog of the Year, shared this observation:<p>Businessmen, in my experience, are generally more …

GOP’s anti-school insanity: How Scott Walker & Bobby Jindal declared war on education

<b>Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker (AP/John Minchillo/Jacquelyn Martin/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>It’s come to this: To appeal to the party’s far-right base, GOP leaders want to gut public education. Here’s why<p>Andrew Burstein • Nancy Isenberg<p>February 9, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>If you’re a governor and you want to be …

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Glenn Beck’s anti-vaxx persecution fantasy | Salon.com

<b>Glenn Beck (AP/Timothy D. Easley)</b><p>6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Glenn Beck’s anti-vaxx persecution fantasy<p>Beck goes off the deep end comparing anti-vaxxers to Galileo, while multiple GOPers say horrible things about rape<p>Janet Allon<p>February 9, 2015 1:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally …

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Wingnuts’ latest meltdown: Conservatives go nuts over Obama’s remarks on Christianity and Islam

<b>Erick Erickson (Credit: Fox News) (Fox News)</b><p>Obama reminds fellow Christians that their religion has been far from perfect. Cue conservative freak-out<p>Luke Brinker<p>February 6, 2015 3:56pm (UTC)<p>Speaking before the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Obama denounced those "who hijack …

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Defense in horrific gang rape wants guilty verdict vacated because a juror was a victim of sexual assault

<b>(AP)</b><p>A juror in the Vanderbilt University gang rape case was a victim of assault. The defense is crying foul<p>Katie McDonough<p>January 30, 2015 10:09pm (UTC)<p>Two former Vanderbilt University football players were convicted this week of raping an unconscious woman in June of 2013, but the defense team for …

States With Most Gun Deaths Have High Gun Ownership And Weak Gun Laws, Report Shows

It seems like a relatively obvious equation: The weaker the gun laws and the higher the rate of gun ownership in a given state, the more deaths from gun violence that state will see.<p>That's the conclusion of a report released Thursday by the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit organization that …

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Turning Science Into the New Welfare Queen

Ronald Reagan created a mythological character -- the "Welfare Queen" -- and taught America that it was OK to be racist, OK to hate poor people, and OK to resent paying taxes. More than 30 years later, a substantial number of Americans still believe that lazy black women make millions of dollars a …

George Zimmerman arrested for domestic violence again — will he finally lose his guns?

<b>FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says Zimmerman was arrested in Lake Mary, Friday, Jan.</b> …

Do Guns Protect Us? Violence Policy Center Says No

The gun lobby was understandably quiet after the tragic shooting of Veronica Rutledge by her 2-year-old son in the Hayden, Idaho, Walmart. After all, it's pretty tough to reconcile the human cost of such carelessness with the notion that people walking around with guns make themselves and others …

You’re Going to Want to Live in One of These 12 Dome Homes

If you’re in the process of house hunting or designing your dream home, maybe you should think outside the box. No, really — stop thinking of your house as a box. Dome homes and geodesic domes are on the rise all over the world, and we’re not talking about hobbit holes or Epcot globes. The …

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Rupert Murdoch says every single Muslim “responsible” for terrorism | Salon.com

<b>Rupert Murdoch (Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Rupert Murdoch says every single Muslim “responsible” for terrorism<p>The News Corp. chief gets racist on Twitter, while Bill Cosby makes a rape joke<p>Janet Allon<p>January 12, 2015 1:36pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on …

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The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …

Republicans are the real wealth redistributors

<b>(Reuters/Dave Kaup)</b><p>Kansas and other state governments are seizing money from middle-class workers to finance tax cuts for the wealthy<p>David Sirota<p>January 10, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama was lambasted for supposedly endorsing policies of wealth redistribution. The right …

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10 Twilight Zone Episodes You Must Watch

Get lost in the mysterious show in its new marathon.<p><b>It's that time of year.</b> You're locking down New Year's Eve plans and, if you're like us, what you're going to binge-watch on New Year's. The dawn of a new year means <i>The Twilight Zone</i> marathon on the Syfy channel. Starting the morning of New Year's …

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20 Best Jackets For Men (2015 Edition)

Jackets are different than, say, your denim. Where jeans are concerned, you could conceivably get away with having one favourite pair that you wear …

The Huckster returns: Looking back at 7 of Mike Huckabee’s most vile moments

<b>(AP/Keith Srakocic)</b><p>As the former Arkansas governor moves toward another presidential run, we take a trip down Memory Lane<p>Luke Brinker<p>January 5, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Over the weekend, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced that he would end his Fox News program to explore a second bid for …

Work out at your desk with Darryl Agawin's Balance Stool

The "wobble seat" of this stool by Canadian designer Darryl Agawin helps the user to exercise their core muscles and work off any extra Christmas …

If you're a politician and your chummy past with neo-Nazis resurfaces, don't worry. Ask Ron Paul

I’m not a fan of hot takes, but this time I’m putting my foot down. Nazis are bad.<p>But apparently some kids missed the public service announcements about it. Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise, the House GOP Whip and third-highest ranking member of the House GOP leadership tried to “groove” on …