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Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Step aside, Burmese python — you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species. Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they say it's possible more of the man-eating reptiles are still out there, although no one can say …

You Can Rent This Welsh Farm for $1.45 a Year, But There's a Catch

Ever dream of owning a sprawling oceanside hideaway, but that it would cost too much? Chances are, you can afford $1.45 a year in rent. No, we didn’t …

3 science-backed ways to manage your anger

They're one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you. And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's …

7 Things You Need To Learn About Autism

<b>Autism is not a mental illness or disease</b><p>It’s been included in the diagnostic manual that some clinicians use: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. So if you think it’s a mental illness, that’s understandable. But it’s not. It’s a developmental condition, one that is rooted in …

Autism

How To Train Your Mind Not To Wander While Reading - PsyBlog

Paying attention to what you are reading can be hard — especially in this age of endless distraction.<p>Practising meditation can help improve your …

6 ways you unintentionally reference one of psychology's most controversial figures

Whether you like it or not, every time you use terms like this you are giving a small nod of approval to the field of psychology known as psychoanalysis.<p>These are terms originating right from Sigmund Freud's couch, yet most of us only have limited appreciation of what they actually mean.<p>I'm not the …

Psychology

Ever Wonder Why There's an "R" in "Mrs."?

It has to do with the fascinating evolution of vocabulary.<p>It's rare that you see the honorific for a married woman — "missus" — written out like that. But as soon as you do, you think two things: 1) Gosh, that word looks so dowdy and old-fashioned. And, 2) Where the heck is does the "r" in the …

See For Yourself Why This Dark Urban Fantasy Book Is Making So Many Waves

This exclusive preview chapter from <i>Borderline</i> by Mishell Baker contains the best line I’ve seen in ages: “Suicide is not a way of ending pain; it’s …

Fantasy

The 4 Keys to Keeping Love Alive Long-Term

A commercial for Kia Motors featuring supermodel Adriana Lima that aired during the Super Bowl painted a pretty sad state of affairs with regards to …

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a study that would change our understanding of human behavior.<p>It all started when Langer asked her research assistants to cut in front of innocent people …

Self-improvement

Eternal Sunsets of the Kaufman Mind

<i>“You are what you love, not what loves you.”</i> Charlie Kaufman’s characters often know what they want, but they struggle to justify why they deserve to …

Scientists have cracked the secret to growing meat, which is great news for animal lovers everywhere

Just when we thought we’d seen everything, soon, spaghetti and meatballs may be made in an entirely different way—using meat that’s made from meat</i> …

Top Mindfulness Quotes to Change Your Life Forever

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves. Mindfulness is a way to know yourself. It is a new way to look at your own thoughts. It is a way to …

Radiohead: Michael C. Hall, Lena Hall rock out in rehearsal videos

Michael C. Hall teamed up with his costar on Broadway’s <i>Hedwig and the Angry Inch</i>, Lena Hall, to perform a tribute to Radiohead. The <i>Radiohead:</i> …

Intimate Animal Portraits Capture Unique Quirks and Personalities of Cats, Dogs, and Horses

Photographer Robert Bahou has always wanted pierce through the cuteness and capture what's really going on in an animal's mind. “The idea for this project has been to capture close and telling portraits of the animals we are most familiar with, in an attempt to cast a fresh but honest gaze their …

Pets

Photographer Spends Hours in Open Waters to Capture Exquisite Moments of Glass-Like Waves

Wearing only a bathing suit and a pair of fins, Tahiti-based photographer Ben Thouard encapsulates the beauty and power of the ocean's waves. Gorgeous images of crystal-clear waters and picturesque sunsets are the result of him spending countless hours navigating the waters with his camera. “The …

Photography

What Causes Love to Go Away?

Q<p>What does it take to sustain a happy and successful relationship/marriage?<p>A<p>Although the differences between men and women have been much emphasized, …

How Many Squares Are in This Image? The Answer Is Surprisingly Tricky

If you like brain teasers, we've got a doozy for you. In this TED-Ed lesson, Alex Gendler walks us through the "prisoner hat riddle," a classic …

Rotten Tomatoes

The Stone You're Drawn To Reveals More About You Than You'd Think!

The Gruesome Legend of Swedish King Might Actually Be True

Forensic evidence gives credence to mythic life (and death) of Erik the Lawgiver.<p>On April 23, 2014, Erik IX’s reliquary was opened at a ceremony in …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Books

Relationship Advice: How to know when to leave a relationship

If you’re fortunate, like I have been, you will get the chance to spend some of your time with some pretty amazing people. You’ll get to learn new …

The 5 Major Mind Traps that Hinder Happiness

These voices keep us stuck in the depression loop. One of the keys to cultivating an antidepressant brain is realizing you are not these thoughts or …

Mindfulness

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A baby gorilla, boxing hares and bald eagles are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

5 Powerful Mind Hacks to Read 10X More Books This Year

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

A doctor shares his No. 1 tip for tricking your mind into feeling happier

Well, you might just be able to.<p>Amit Sood, an MD and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, has spent two decades meeting with hundreds of scientists, reading thousands of research papers and books, and studying tens of thousands of patients and students to figure out how we …

Mayo Clinic