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4 signs you have high emotional intelligence, according to academic experts

While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it - in themselves or in others.<p>Emotional intelligence is essentially the way you perceive, understand, express, and manage emotions.<p>And it's important because the more you understand these aspects …

U.S. Overseas Family Planning Program, Perennial Victim Of Abortion Politics, Is Once Again Under Siege

<i>A more recent version of this article was published in the Spring 2015 issue, entitled “The Global Gag Rule and Fights over Funding UNFPA: The Issues</i> …

The president’s daughter is continually used as salve for Trump’s misogyny, but most American women know what real feminism is and what sexism looks like<p>Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway sure are working hard to convince us that the president isn’t a misogynist. While Conway tweets about Trump’s …

Feminism

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

Discovery of a Huge, Mysterious Jade Pendant Could Rewrite Maya History

It tells a fascinating story.<p>Researchers have just published a paper on one of the most fascinating and mysterious Maya discoveries in recent years - …

Archaeology

Five Badass Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own World War II Movie

Psst, Hollywood: Why stop with the fictional operative Marion Cotillard plays in Allied?<p>Writer <b>Steven Knight</b> has said that his new film, <i>Allied</i>, is based on a story about World War II spies that he heard third-hand from an old girlfriend. It could well have been more than an urban legend, though: …

Millennials Say This Surprising Country Is Their Top Travel Pick of 2017 | Inc.com

A recent poll of 2,000 American Millennials found that nearly 58% said they needed a vacation to forget about the current political situation in the U.S.<p>A full 33% reported being so dismayed with politics that they're looking into moving abroad permanently.<p>But before ditching their home country for …

Watch This Building's Smart Lights Get Hacked by a Drone

Got a few days and a couple hundred bucks? That's enough to do some pretty flash hacking.<p>As more and more devices are getting connected to the internet, we have to start confronting an uncomfortable fact: We're living in a world that's easier than ever to hack. That's the finding of a new study …

Breaking Through

25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

• Distractions which keep you apart from particular moments with particular individuals. — Pay attention to the tiny things, because if you truly miss …

Harvard Study Decrypts the Ancient Mystery of Consciousness

What is consciousness? Is human consciousness seated in our mind, body, brain—or some combination of all three? These questions have mystified …

How to Get Rid of Your Muffin Top

Remember when the phrase 'Muffin Top' referred to the actual top of a muffin? Now those words elicit a less-than-appetizing visual. It's an ugly …

Three-Piece Animal Rings Hug Your Finger When Worn Together

A Bangkok-based artist has come up with a creative way to sport your love for your favorite animal. According to Bored Panda, jewelry designer Mary …

5 Core Exercises That Help You Finish Strong

These moves will help you maintain good form on every run.<p>At the start of a run, it's easy to run "tall" with good form—head balanced over shoulders, shoulders over hips. But as you tire, form often falls apart—your head juts forward, your shoulders slump, your torso hinges forward. That can slow …

There’s a better way to write your to-do lists

A well-crafted to-do list acts as a guiding light for your day. It helps you overcome feelings of being overwhelmed, and reduces anxiety around whether you’re being productive throughout the day. Before I dive in to explain how I craft my to-do list each day, I’d like to point out that to-do lists …

Time Management

Here's the latest advice from pediatricians for managing your kids' screen time

The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines Friday to help parents manage their kids' screen time. Here is some of their advice:<p>Children under the age of 2 should avoid all digital media use except for video chatting via apps like Skype and Facetime.<br>• If you must introduce digital …

Your Wheat Sensitivity May Have Nothing to Do With Gluten

When most people think of wheat-related health issues, they think of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye that’s harmful for anyone with …

Emilia Clarke‘s New $4.6 Million Home Is a California Castle

The Game of Thrones star is moving to a sleek residence in Venice<p>Just as Emilia Clarke bears little resemblance to the white-haired character she plays on <i>Game of Thrones,</i> her real-life residence is nothing like her dwellings on the hit show. Clarke just closed on a $4.6 million home in Venice, …

This $35 Million Penthouse Is Inside the Former NYPD Headquarters

Calvin Klein was once a resident<p>Used as the New York Police Department headquarters from 1909 to 1973, the "Police Building" was converted into luxury living spaces in 1988, reports StreetEasy. The 5,500-square-foot penthouse features four bedrooms, four and a half baths, and an additional 1,200 …

The Women of America Thank You, Donald

For anyone who doubts that sexism exists, this election gave us its supervillain.<p>It’s tough to find a silver lining in an election year that’s better …

5 Simple At-Home Exercises You Can Knock Out Before Your Commute

For an *extra* productive morning routine.<p>When the days get cooler, it's always more tempting to skip out on your morning workout plan to stay in your cozy climate-controlled apartment a little longer. Which is why it's great to have a backup plan that doesn't require, *gasp,* leaving your house at …

Workouts

8 Ways to Stay Energized When You Didn't Get Enough Sleep

We all know that it is optimal to get 8 hours of sleep per night.<p>The benefits of sleep for our health, happiness, and productivity have been …

How Ancient Civilizations Fathomed The Unfathomable

The Mayans, Eastern Indians, and other ancient cultures knew things (celestial mechanics, perspectives on quantum physics, architecture, etc.) that to us seem unimaginable for those times. How could they have possibly known those things? Where did their knowledge come from? Could there be an …

North Carolina’s record floods could have unexpected environmental consequences

Local Riverkeepers worry that high water could lead to flooded coal ash ponds and hog manure lagoons.<p>Hurricane Matthew swept across the southeastern …

Donald Trump has stolen feminism’s big moment

I always thought feminism and gender would be central issues during the first election to feature a woman with a 50-50 shot at the US presidency. But before the 2016 presidential race, I imagined the impetus for those conversations would be the woman candidate, her policies, and the possibilities …

Ancient Cannabis 'Burial Shroud' Discovered in Desert Oasis

For the first time, archaeologists have unearthed well-preserved cannabis plants, which were placed on a corpse some 2,500 years ago.<p>Archaeologists are hailing the discovery of an "extraordinary cache" of cannabis found in an ancient burial in northwest China, saying that the unique find adds …

Archaeology

‘Safety Village’ Teaches Kids Basic Life Skills In The Funnest Setting Possible

Kids at “Safety Village” learn about vehicle and home safety as well as stranger danger<p>As parents, we have a pretty big job. That is, we’re preparing …