Genevieve Boman

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Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and …

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

Researchers have quantified what makes us love Harry Potter

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>A good story often takes its reader on an emotional journey from despair to elation, and hits many notes in between.<p>It’s something that writers and readers understand intuitively. But it also can be analyzed, quantified and graphed. In a fascinating new study, researchers …

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Knitting, crocheting and jam-making improve mental health, study finds

Knitting, crocheting and jam-making have never been associated with great thrills – but, it turns out, they work wonders for wellbeing.<p>A study has found that people who participate in arts and crafts feel happier, calmer and more energetic the next day.<p>The activities which the researchers listed …

Relationships Get Complicated When Women Are The Breadwinners

Oh, how fragile is the ego of a man. We must never let him feel like a bonsai in a grove of California redwoods—no, he must always see himself as a towering tree, magnificent in comparison with his female partner. At least that’s what you might assume from a new Harvard University study showing …

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Pope Francis cements priests' power to forgive abortion

Pontiff indefinitely extends priests’ right to grant forgiveness for what church considers ‘grave sin’<p>Pope Francis has given all priests the power to forgive women who have had an abortion, saying the procedure was a “grave sin” but one that God’s mercy could wipe away for those with a repentant …

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Did Pope Francis say anything new about abortion?

<i>Editors Note: On Sept. 1, Pope Francis extended to priests worldwide the authority to absolve women for the sin of abortion as a part of The Year of</i> …

Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Sick (Literally)

Step away from Dr. Google.<p>Heads up, hypochondriacs: In case constant worry about your health wasn’t bad enough, a recent study shows fretting may put you at a greater risk for illness.<p>Researchers from Norway found that those who experience what’s clinically referred to as “health anxiety” or …

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Homeopathy 'treatments' must be labelled to say they do not work, US government orders

There is a huge market in the US for homeopathic remedies. In 2007 alone, it was estimated Americans spent more than $3bn on a controversial system …

15 writing tips from great 20th-century authors

Although bloggers and novelists have different roles, we've gathered some favorite writing tips from outstanding authors of the 20th century.<p>Their …

4 Psychological Reasons You Aren’t Attracting Success Into Your Life

Five years ago, I was lounging on a hammock when my friend handed me a copy of Rhonda Byrne’s best-selling personal development book, <i>The Secret</i>.<p>As I …

This Nobel Laureate Thinks Trump's Infrastructure Plan Will Lead to Corruption

Wall Street might have taken a U-turn following Donald Trump’s surprising election win, but Nobel laureate Paul Krugman doesn’t believe he can make …

8 Horrible Things That Happen When You Defund Women's Healthcare

More pregnancy-related deaths happen, and women aren't able to get birth control.<p>Throughout his campaign, Trump made it clear that he is staunchly pro-life, would like to dismantle parts of the Affordable Care Act (which requires employers to cover birth control), and in the past pledged to defund …

How to Defeat Laziness, According to a Performance Psychologist

Laziness almost always begins with a mental tug-of-war between what you want to be doing and what you <i>should</i> be doing. For example, your brain knows …

Trump Picks Staunch Opponents of Net Neutrality to Oversee FCC

President-elect Donald Trump formally named two staunch opponents of net neutrality to oversee his policies for the agency that created the rules to …

Burnt out? Try this.

We’ve all been there. You didn’t get enough sleep last night. The train is delayed and you miss your first meeting. Your boss, visibly annoyed, …