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A new study linking profanity to honesty shows people who curse are more authentic

The next time someone tells you to watch your language, feel free to tell them to fuck off.<p>Sure, swearing is considered poor form in certain settings—like courts, classrooms, and most offices. But people who do it may be more trustworthy, according to a new three-part study analyzing swearing and …

Psychology

A Behavioral Economist Explains Why You're Unhappily In Love

The grass is greener where you water it.<p>When you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s easy to assume the grass is greener on the other side. (You know, the side where all your single friends are out swiping right and meeting new, fascinating people every weekend?)<p>Stop thinking that. (And while …

Relationships

This is How to be Super Productive Every Day Without Losing Your Mind

<i>“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” — </i><b>Peter Drucker</b><p>You will work better when you find and stick …

Time Management

25 Daily Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of …

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Yoga

Three bizarre (and potentially brilliant) ideas about music and health from TEDMED

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Walking around TEDMED 2016, I couldn't help but think of The Lonely Island song “Incredible Thoughts.” You know, the faux-philosophical rap that pokes fun at the world of Silicon Valley and big ideas with lines like “A Milk Dud sitting in the acid rain,” “Imagine if a fish …

Palm Springs

If You Have This Key Behavior, You'll Be More Successful Than 90% Of People

An important CEO decided to retire from his chocolate-making business empire that he had spent the past 40 years building. Gathering his two sons …

Self-improvement

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

'Magic mushroom' drug lifted 'cloud of doom' for cancer patients

<b>(CNN) —</b> Patrick Mettes was overcome with frustration. He was anxious.<p>His bile duct cancer seemed to bring him more anguish than his wife, Lisa Callaghan, ever realized, she said at a news conference Wednesday.<p>In search of solace, Mettes volunteered for a study in which he was given a synthetic …

Imperial College London

50 Ways To Relax And Be More Productive

You're reading 50 Ways To Relax And Be More Productive, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Time Management

6 Reasons Meditation Is More Important Than Your Job

You're reading 6 Reasons Meditation Is More Important Than Your Job, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Mindfulness

5 Easy Ways to Decide Priorities in Life

You're reading 5 Easy Ways to Decide Priorities in Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Happiness

An Effective Therapy For Treating Depression

We know that exercise helps alleviate depression, especially aerobic movement. There is plenty of evidence that meditation helps lift one out of the …

Research

Peak indifference: privacy as a public health issue

My latest <i>Locus</i> column, "Peak Indifference", draws a comparison between the history of the "debate" about the harms of smoking (a debate manufactured …

9 Bedroom Habits That Could Save Your Marriage

Don't let smartphones come between you and your spouse.<p>For better or worse, the pre-bedtime habits you've formed over time have a huge impact on the wellbeing of your relationship. (For better = going to bed at the same time. For worse = self-grooming in bed. Just <i>no.</i>)<p>Below, relationship experts …

Muddy Waters In 20 Songs

For many, he was the greatest bluesman ever to growl into the mic. His authority was absolute. Whether his easy wry smile was crossing his avuncular …

Guitar

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

Your Definitive Guide to Pooping

When they're alive and well inside your gut, those bacteria help digest most of what you eat and produce stinky gasses like sulfur and methane. Those lovely substances are what make your bowel movements so fragrant, says Sam. Plus, if you eat a lot of fat, a lot of sugar, or raw, hard-to-digest …

When Are You Really an Adult?

In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?<p>It would probably be fair to call Henry “aimless.” After he graduated from Harvard, he moved back in with his parents, a boomerang kid straight out of a trend piece about the …

I Gained 20 Pounds—Why Do I Feel Like I?ve Broken Some Imaginary Marriage Contract?

I strip down to my underwear and assess in the full-length closet mirror. Not much different from last night, or the night before that, but it's like I'm an IRS agent who never misses an audit. There's the gut. It's real. Serving up more realness than I can comfortably metabolize, truth be told. …

Podcast: Money and Marriage | The Art of Manliness

One of the biggest sources of contention in marriages is money. When you have two people come into marriage with very different ideas about how money …

Paris Attacks Reignite Debate Over Encryption Practices by Apple, Google, Facebook -- Basically, All Tech Companies

The latest attacks are sure to put pressure on tech companies.<p>The terrorist attacks on Paris have reignited the debate over the use of encryption in everyday communications, pitting companies like Apple, Google and Facebook against efforts by law enforcement agencies to detect terrorist threats and …

Reham Khan: ‘Marrying Imran Khan meant everyone in Pakistan got involved in my private affairs’

Life as a political wife came with plenty of compromise and strain for journalist Reham Khan. She explains how the hate campaign put an end to her 10-month marriage to a man idolised by millions<p>When the news of my marriage to Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricket star turned politician, broke in January …

Imran Khan

4 Mistakes That Are Built into Your Brain

<b>“Cognitive bias is the biggest self-imposed obstacle to progress, not only for oneself but in the end, for all mankind.” ~Unknown</b><p>On a beautiful …

Critical Thinking

10 Ways to Build a Strong Marriage -- Even When Life Gets Crazy

For most couples with children, just getting through each week requires almost all of their time and energy. And it never seems to let up - just when they think things might be getting a bit easier, the next phase of parenthood rolls in and presents its requirements and demands. Add in job, home …

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

The other day my friend asked if I could broach the subject of emotional wellbeing with her father. His generation is one where mental health awareness doesn't exist. She hoped that he'd have some peace from his long-standing anxiety, because he was suffering from a terminal illness. I had an hour, …

Acceptance: The Key to a Happy Marriage

We seek acceptance from the time we are children through adulthood. As children we mainly seek approval and acceptance from our parents. However, once we become adults, marriage is often our most intimate relationship, and our spouse is the one from whom we seek acceptance.<p>When I accept my spouse, …

How to keep your gut happy

Most of us have had 'gut reactions’ to things in our lives, or 'gut feelings’ about people or events that are happening, but new research shows that these may be more accurate than we could ever have imagined. While most people are aware of the crucial role gut bacteria plays in digestion with …

Wellness

15 Signs You're in a Healthy Relationship

Being in love is great and all, but what you really need for a lasting, healthy relationship is a solid, compatible partner. Here, experts share 15 things that happy, thriving...