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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 …

Social Media

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>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 …

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

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?

If you're happily married but want to be alone all the time, is it healthy? Or does solitude start a vicious circle?<p>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 …

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

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>After 15 years flying F-18 fighter jets for the U.S. Navy, Brian Burke probably knows more about aerial combat than anyone …

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 …

Boris Johnson

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 …

Stretching

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

The storms that have flooded towns, battered coastlines and frozen North America have sent big waves barrelling across oceans all over the world, with some surfers going to extraordinary lengths to ride the extraordinary seas. Here Chris Power introduces the work of some of the world's best surf …

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

It's time we made money do what we want, rather than letting it diminish and degrade us<p>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 …

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 …

Volcker Rule

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

• Figures reveal drop in young people playing sport in past year • Funding could be cut for sports that fail to achieve growth<p>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 …

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

Don't pout, it's hard to deny that this has been a special year in the history of taking pictures of yourself using a mobile phone. With that in mind, we announce the Guardian selfie awards<p>This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, …

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

In this extract from Tor! The Story of German Football, Uli Hesse documents how the counter pressing tactic adopted by Jürgen Klopp at Dortmund has helped Joachim Löw's national team<p>If you mull over the changing fortunes of German football during the past two decades, sooner or later it strikes you …