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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

The Way You Talk to Your Baby Could Impact Her Social Skills

When it comes to baby talk, there are some ways to communicate with your little one that are better than others. New research from the University of York shows that how moms talk to their babies can actually influence their kids' understanding of others' emotions when they grow up.<p>The study, …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Libraries

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

Idealism

Anxious brains are inherited, study finds

The brain function that underlies anxiety and depression is inherited, a new study finds — but there is still plenty of space for experience and environment to reduce the risk of a full-blown mental disorder.<p>The research focused on rhesus monkeys. Like humans, some young rhesus monkeys have what's …

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Emotional Health: 7 Habits of Emotionally Successful People

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Your emotional health is at the crux of your quality of life. Without happiness, hopefulness and well-being, it’s difficult to reach …

Study identifies brain abnormalities in people with schizophrenia

Structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia, providing insight into how the condition may develop and respond to treatment, have …

The traits that make human beings unique

We’re all just animals… right? Not so fast, says Melissa Hogenboom, a few things make us different from any other species.<p>"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." So said the physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who helped to invent the atomic bomb.<p>The two bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in …

Critical Thinking: Identifying What You Really Like About a Room in a Photo

When you're clicking around the internet with inspiration in mind, you sometimes come across those great photos that make you gasp. But why? Can you …

Critical Thinking

Tree houses: are wooden skyscrapers the future of tall buildings?

‘Timber towers’ might conjure up images of flammable, Jenga-like structures, but they could represent the safe and eco-friendly future of construction<p>The world is in the midst of a tall building boom, with more skyscrapers being built now than ever before. From the outside, these towers present the …

If you want happy workers, stop treating them like children

Recently, there’s been something of a happiness backlash against America’s obsession with feeling happy at work. That’s because some companies have been going about it in the wrong way, working on short-term solutions that tend to treat employees more like children than adults who add real value to …

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 …

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

Happiness

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make

A true dedication to success and happiness takes much more than just hard work and a cheerful demeanor. Here's what you need to do.<p>While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an …

Entrepreneurship