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Why do young rural women in China become mistresses? – James Palmer

Shanshan’s $550 shoes came from her lover, but the soles of her feet, as hard as leather, came from her childhood. ‘We used to play barefoot in the …

Corruption Blurs The Lines Of China's Mistress Culture

China's leader Xi Jinping has made a crackdown on corruption a centerpiece of his administration. He's vowed to root out corruption from the bottom to the top, or to use his expression, to "go after the tigers as well as the flies."<p>When it comes to corrupt, high-ranking officials, there's a …

Tunnel vision: how an obsessed explorer found and lost the world's oldest subway

<i>The old tunnel, that used to lie there under ground, a passage of Acheron-like solemnity and darkness, now all closed and filled up, and soon to be utterly forgotten, with all its reminiscences.</i><p>— Walt Whitman, writing about the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel in 1861<p>Bob Diamond had been guiding tours in an …

The Truth About The Left Brain / Right Brain Relationship

Sometimes ideas that originate in science seep out into the broader culture and take on a life of their own. It's still common to hear people referred to as "anal," a Freudian idea that no longer has much currency in contemporary psychology. Ideas like black holes and quantum leaps play a …

The Positive Power of Negative Thinking

If you want to achieve a major goal, conventional wisdom says to think positive. Picture yourself delivering the perfect presentation, and absorb the …

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Edward Snowden isn't the only truth teller who deserves clemency

<i>Editor's note: The author is the US attorney for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.</i><p>Last week, both the New York Times and the Guardian released editorials supporting clemency for NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Considering the important nature of Snowden's revelations, clemency is definitely in order – and …

Want to Predict the Future of Surveillance? Ask Poor Communities.

Marginalized groups are often governments' test subjects. Here are a few lessons we can learn from their experiences.<p>Since Edward Snowden started …

FLOTUS at 50: Michelle Obama’s Workouts

Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images<p>First Lady Michelle Obama's toned arms are coveted by many. Obama gets them that way with an intensive weight training …

Compelling Design is About Psychology, Not Technology

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Amy Bucher, Wellness & Prevention, Inc.. Amy Bucher, Wellness & Prevention, Inc.<p>Don’t get me wrong: No one who’s held an …

Top 10 Inspirational Quotes Worthy of Your Refrigerator

Sometimes, all you need is the right inspirational quote to give you a little pick-me-up when you're feeling down. Here are a few of our favorites …

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Running for your Mind – How Exploring New Rewards Can Make your Habit Stick

Recently, I started running every day.<p>Every morning, I wake up at 7:30am, I roll out of bed and a put my running shoes on, which are conveniently …

The Best Exercises for Core Strength

The best core exercises may surprise you. It's not enough to just do ab crunches and sit ups. To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety …

No-Weights, No-Problem Workout

Stay on-plan for your fitness goals—even when your gym's far away<p>Sometimes, life doesn't allow you to have access to a gym or even a good set of weights—when you're on vacation, perhaps, or serving 20 in solitary. But you can use nature's best barbell—your own body. In fact, many athletes use their …

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

Shares 12K<p>Love handles: nobody likes them, nobody wants them. But how do we get rid of them? <b>The following exercises make for a great workout routine</b> …

Do You Know Squat? 4 Steps To Perfect Squats

Make no mistake about it, squats are one of the greatest exercises. From your quads and hamstrings to your glutes and calves, the squat hits them …

Tony Horton, P90X Creator, On What He Eats For Breakfast And How Yoga Saved His Life

<i>By Angela Haupt for US News Health</i><p>If you pass Tony Horton on the street, say hi. He considers you a friend.<p>"I never, ever get tired of having people come up to me," the P90X fitness guru says. "If you've done my program and you have something to say -- you have a before and after picture -– you are …

Rock Your Core and Tone Your Abs With This Bodyweight Workout

Wake up your core and kick your abs into high gear with this circuit workout. It should take you around 20 minutes, and the best part is you won't …

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The Psychology of Language: Why Are Some Words More Persuasive Than Others?

<i>What's actually going on in the brain when it processes language? And if words affect the mind in different ways, are some more persuasive than</i> …

Body Language

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

10 Books That Will Change the Way You Understand the Mind

A new wave of science fiction, from the show <i>Person of Interest</i>to the movie <i>Her</i>, features artificial intelligences whose minds are truly alien. These …

Science Fiction

What Marketers Must Know About The Psychology Behind Social Sharing

Jim Dougherty of Leaders West recently explored the psychology behind social sharing, a phenomenon that many digital marketers struggle to understand …

'Shelf-help' books set to fill publishers' coffers in 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson may have the coveted Christmas number one spot with the record-breaking sales of his memoir, <i>My Autobiography</i>. But not even celebrity memoirs are likely to match the publishing sector predicted to grow exponentially in 2014: self-help books.<p>Next year is set to be the one when …

Tell Me More for August 1, 2014 : NPR

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5 things to expect in social in 2014

"It's shocking how fast [an app] can come out of left field and have a base of 20 million, 30 million very active users." -- Peter Pham, partner, Science

2013 in news: Terror in Boston, gridlock in Washington, history at the Vatican

The race clock showed 4:09:43 — the precise division between order and chaos, joy and panic, life and death. The first blast, just off the finish line, was strong enough to stiffen flags along the final yards of the course. Thirteen seconds later came another.<p>Three people were killed and 264 hurt. …

Iyanla Vanzant: 4 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

By Iyanla Vanzant<p><b>Q: How do I stop comparing myself with others?</b><p>1. Get clear about you.<p>A sense of self lets you see others' successes and become better, not bitter. List words that describe you: smart, strong, kind; mother, friend, visionary. Value yourself and you won't want to be like anyone …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …