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Can Facebook make you sad?

Studies suggest that browsing Facebook can make you unhappy, says Justin Mullins. Why might that be? This article originally published in February 2014 explains.<p>Not so long ago a new form of communication swept the world, transforming life in ways unimagined just a few years before. One commentator …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Out Today: The First Catalog Of All The Proteins In The Human Body

Say hi to the proteome.<p>Two teams of scientists are publishing today first drafts of the human proteome. The proteome is a catalog of all of the different proteins the human body makes. This is a big accomplishment. How big? Let’s look at some numbers from just one team:<p>The scientists in this team …

Animals could help reveal why humans fall for optical illusions | Laura and Jennifer Kelley

Understanding whether different species are prey to the same illusions could provide clues about how evolution shapes visual perception<p>Visual illusions, such as the rabbit-duck (shown above) and café wall (shown below) are fascinating because they remind us of the discrepancy between perception and …

FYI: Does Thinking Too Hard Wear You Out?

If it does, it's all in your head.<p>The brain makes up about 1⁄50 of our body weight but consumes about one fifth of the oxygen we breathe. It's natural to assume that overtaxing the cerebrum would leave one feeling lethargic, but that's not quite true. The brain uses most of its energy just to …

All by myself: is loneliness bad for you?

Perhaps I should feel more concerned about my wife's habit of apologising for me before I meet anyone she knows. The truth is, I'm not even sure what she's apologising <i>for</i>, except that I'm occasionally not that chatty. And I fidget. And my eyes stray about the place when people are talking to me. …

Meet the fighter pilot trying to crack the code of NFL data

After 15 years flying F-18 fighter jets for the U.S. Navy, Brian Burke probably knows more about aerial combat than anyone you’ll ever meet. It’s …

Barclays considering exit from Premier League sponsorship deal

The deal is under fire after senior figures at the bank said the lender's £40m-a-year sponsorship of the Premier League had “zero value” in the UK<p>Barclays is considering ending its £40m-a-year sponsorship of the Premier League after senior figures at the bank said it had “zero value” in the UK.<p>The …

5 Up-and-Coming Designers Share Their Top Decorating Tips

House Beautiful's Next Wave designers share some of their best decorating advice.<p><b>1. "Embrace the placeholder. It's better to live with you have until you can find or afford, the thing you really want." —Janie Myers</b><p><b>2. "A lot of designers like to start with the furniture. I usually start with the</b> …

The best dynamic warmup for any workout

A dynamic warmup is a series of movements designed to increase body temperature, activate the nervous system, increase range of motion, and correct …

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

Chris Power<p>First published on Tue 14 Jan 2014 12.00 EST

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth

The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as a garden, costs as much as a street in Middlesbrough or Stoke.<p>When Marx wrote, in his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Why the Volcker Rule won't stop bad behaviour

There is always a way around legislation – especially when there are billions of dollars at stake<p>Every banker worth their salt has two mobile phones: the one whose number is printed on their business card, and the one they actually use.<p>If bankers want to talk candidly to each other, it is either …

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.<p>The old adage that <i>“People are hired for their talents and fired for their behavior”</i> is true. People often fail at work by exhibiting patterns of behavior that are toxic to the organization. The following six varieties …

The 5 Blind Men And Other Myths Of Innovation

What an ancient Indian folk tale teaches us about truth and creativity.<p>Bill Gates in his foreword to <i>Edison and the Rise of Innovation</i> writes:<p>“Edison consciously built on ideas from predecessors as well as contemporaries. And just as important, he assembled a team of people–engineers, chemists, …

London 2012 Olympic Games legacy questioned as young people shun sport

Despite the "inspire a generation" rhetoric used to justify the investment in the London 2012 Olympics, new official figures show that the number of 16 to 25-year-olds playing sport has gone down since the Games.<p>The latest Active People survey from Sport England, which invests £300m a year of …

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, often – as with Obama this week – during the memorial services for other politicians. You're probably only half concentrating on this now, because you're too busy pouting into an iPhone in a …

The rise and fall and rise of Borussia Dortmund and the Germany team

If you mull over the changing fortunes of German football during the past two decades, sooner or later it strikes you how closely the rise and fall and rise of the national team and Borussia Dortmund mirror each other.<p>Both sides won a major European title (their last to date) within 12 months of …