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INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

The internet is causing you all these new-age 'mental disorders'

While back in the early 2000s many doubted its legitimacy, these days most would agree that internet addiction is no laughing matter.<p>As more people are sharing their frustrations with their inability to abstain from the Web, author David McCandless has decided to create Inter Mental to document all …

10 fresh ways to trick yourself into breaking bad habits — and building better ones

My intention is to spend five minutes catching up on people's life achievements and pretty vacation photos — and then suddenly, it's an hour later.<p>Afterwards, I feel kind of <i>blech</i>. Like I just wasted a chunk of precious non-working time that I could instead have used to call a friend, or take a …

Vegetables

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

17 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do | Inc.com

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom.<p>Here are 17 things I'm asked about most often.<p>This list is far from comprehensive. There's more to come, …

Self-improvement

'Unbroken Brain' Offers New Insights On Addiction

From the start of Maia Szalavitz's englightening, insightful and informative new book on addiction titled <i>Unbroken Brain,</i> I had the feeling that I was being reminded of truths that I'd once known but that I and others, as if through a kind of collective amnesia, had somehow forgotten.<p>Thinking about …

Drug Addiction

I Tried to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days. Here's What Worked (and What Didn't)

If you spend any time online, you'll inevitably come across an article (or 15) spelling out steps to reach the near-mythical status of becoming a …

Sleep

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Mental Health

Why Drinking a Little Booze Each Day May Be Killing You | Men's Health

But still, I can recall the precise moment I realized I had a drinking problem. It was April 2005. I remember this clearly because our 3-month-old son was in the hospital to undergo a biopsy. Late in the afternoon, facing a second straight sleep-deprived night in a room where tiny IVs hung off my …

U.S. Court Says Prism Data Spying Exposed by Snowden Is Constitutional

The top judge on the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled last year against a constitutional challenge to U.S. surveillance rules …

Surveillance

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

It’s Not Settling to Love Someone Who Doesn't Match Your Fantasy

<b>“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe</b><p>I’ve always been a dreamer. A really …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

A New Study Says People With Higher IQs Are Happier With Less Social Interaction

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Social Sciences

You’ll Get More Done at Work If You Start Doing This

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Time I

Are you a grammar pedant? This might be why

A new study reveals for the first time how different personality types react to spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. It’s all about arousal<p>When you picture a “grammar nazi”, what does that person look like?<p>Are they old or young? Male or female? Professorial or blue-collar?<p>A new study suggests …

Psychology

20 Rules to Live by for Those Who Want to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Weeks

Weight loss has become a sticky subject of confusion, conflicting information and myths. Before you know it, you’re on the crash-course diet from …

5 Reasons You're Stressed AF — and How to Deal

Why too many twentysomethings still #CantEven.<p>Since 1930, there's been an upward trend in the number of young people who report mental health issues. Millennials appear to have it the worst. In the past five years, college students have said they're more overwhelmed, anxious, and isolated than ever …

Self-help

10 Action Verbs That Define a Great Leader (Hint: They All Start With the Letter R) | Inc.com

Great leaders know how to act on what they know.<p>After a period of evaluation and discussion, they get out of the comfortable confines of their offices and go out into the hallways and conferences rooms, making decisions, interacting with employees, and carrying out the plans everyone discussed as a …

Employment

The 5 Big Reasons Why Couples Divorce After Decades Of Marriage

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Linda Melone<p>If you or someone you know recently divorced after 20 or more years together, you’re not alone. Splitting up later in life, sometimes called “gray divorce,” is on the upswing. In 2010, one in four divorces occurred among people age 50 and above and the 50-plus …

Downton Abbey

This is the Relationship Advice that Every Therapist Will Give You

Most Popular<p>GIF<p><b>Accept, Respect & Space</b><p>Your partner will have a difference of opinion on some issues. He is not your clone. Let him have his ideas. …

I Love You Baby, I Can't Get You Out of My Mind -- Love, Affection and Desire in Marriage

Source: www.fuccha.in<p>"I Love You, I Love You, I Love You! Don't You Know?""No, I don't! How will I know? I don't read minds!"<p>True Talk. Love is to be expressed.<p>You can't claim to love your spouse if you don't say or show it -- in fact, you may even say it and he/she won't believe because you don't …

Relationships

Psychologists discovered one major behavior that hurts marriages

And as any business management guru will tell you, the best partnerships are those in which people can exchange information clearly and directly.<p>So it's no surprise that one behavior that involves not sharing information is a burden on relationships: passive aggression, in which you show hostility …

Psychology

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Things You Don't Owe Your Boss | Inc.com

The typical workday is long enough as it is, and technology is making it even longer. When you do finally get home from a full day at the office, your mobile phone rings off the hook, and emails drop into your inbox from people who expect immediate responses.<p>While most people claim to disconnect as …

Owe

5 Common Habits That Are Undermining Your Happiness

<i>We all have a desire to be happy. It is a part of the human condition to seek joy and good feelings. Yet many of us unintentionally undermine our happiness every day.</i><p>Being a Life and Executive Coach, I see common patterns in people's daily behavior that are keeping them from lasting happiness. Too …

Happiness

11 habits of highly successful people

But that's probably not the case. While luck and genetics may play a role, there are certain learnable behaviors which make success more likely.<p>So just what are those behaviors?<p>Over on Quora, there's a thread dedicated to sharing the most important habits of highly accomplished individuals. We …

Self-improvement

Be More Successful: 8 Steps to Find and Leverage Your True Strengths

We all hope to improve on our weaknesses, but sometimes the best approach is to do a lot more of what you already do best.<p>Are you as successful as you would like to be? (Depending on how you define success, of course.)<p>If you're like most people, the answer is, "Probably not." Not because you're …

Entrepreneurship