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If you don’t vaccinate your kids, Australia won’t pay for your child care

In Australia, there used to be widespread agreement that vaccinating children against fatal diseases was a good thing. Kids got shots, and the rate of childhood diseases plummeted.<p>But then things changed. In 1994, a group calling itself the Australian Vaccination Network launched a campaign …

Public Health

Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again … | Paul Bloom

The renowned psychologist’s new book is overturning received wisdom. Here, he explains the flaws in feeling others’ pain<p>It is often said the rich don’t make enough effort to appreciate what it is like to be poor and if they did we would have more equality and social justice. It’s said that whites …

Psychology

25 Go-To Phrases That Will Make People Like You More

Think of this as a charisma cheat sheet. The best part is that if you use it, you soon won't need it.<p>I'm a bit of an introvert -- and yet, I've learned to love meeting new people and engaging with strangers. My secret? I've got a mental cheat sheet of go-to phrases that almost always provoke …

Charisma

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time)

Our emotions help us make decisions. Great communicators know that–without exploiting it.<p>Last September, Elon Musk publicly unveiled a sweeping vision to colonize Mars. The SpaceX founder and CEO framed those ambitions as nothing less than a bid to save humanity from self-destruction.<p>Whatever your …

Battlestar Galactica

Why Power Women Are Micro-Dosing LSD at Work

It's a different type of career high.<p>Karen Smith has a lot on her mind. The 32-year-old lives in Chicago, where, after working for tech startups abroad for 10 years, she moved last year with her husband to attend a graduate program in data science. On top of her academic studies, Smith works 10 to …

Boost Productivity by Getting More Rest and Working Shorter Days

The evidence is mounting that working until you're groggy is a losing strategy.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sweden is switching to a 6-hour workday with 25 percent boosts in productivity. But how? Paradoxical as it seems -- more rest is the key to more work.<p>…

Time Management

Advanced Weight Training Fitness Workout

Are you ready for an advanced, high-intensity circuit training workout? If you've been working out regularly with weights for six months or more with …

San Francisco has become one huge metaphor for economic inequality in America

The fog still chills the morning air and the cable cars still climb halfway to the stars, yet on the ground, the city by the bay has changed immeasurably since Tony Bennett left his heart here. Silicon Valley and the tech industry has led the region into a period of unprecedented wealth and …

Housing

23 Best Productivity Hacks of the Year

Dominate with these helpful productivity tips.<p><b>1. Turn Off Alerts</b><p>It's terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to retweets. It's essential you shut these …

​We Can’t Commit to One Person Because There’s Always Someone Better, Says Science

Confirming what we already know: social media is a plague on relationships.<p><b>Read more: Are Young People Really More Open to Polyamory, or Do We Just Like to Cheat?</b><p>In what comes as zero surprise to anybody under the age of 40, a new study looking at long-term relationships found that the reason we …

Relationships

See Historical Photographs From Canada's Stunning National Parks

Lake Louise, a glacial lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Circa 1930.<br>Fox Photos—Getty Images<p>1 of 11<p>The U.S. may be home to the oldest …

National Parks

How circadian rhythms and Roman baths are transforming Australian cities

The team behind the next generation of sustainable buildings, including Sydney’s Barangaroo, aim to promote wellness along with preventing environmental harm<p>Hidden beneath Federation Square, the heart of civic Melbourne, is a complex labyrinth of concrete cells.<p>This labyrinth – the world’s largest …

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs' | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mindfulness

This guy used a frequent-flyer loophole to take a $60,000 trip in a first-class suite on Emirates — here's what it was like

If you're looking to fly in style, it doesn't get much better than a first-class suite aboard the iconic Emirates airline.<p>Travel blogger Sam Huang …

Fliers beware: new airfare rule could lead to costly mistake

NEW YORK (AP) — The three largest U.S. airlines have changed the way they price multi-city trips, forcing those who book such itineraries to pay …

Japan’s ‘Festival Of The Steel Phallus’ Just Finished And It Seems Like Quite A Party

On the first Sunday in every April, a magical holiday is celebrated in Japan. It calls attention to a body part that has been both hailed in moving pieces of music, meticulously theorized upon by Sigmund Freud and other misogynistic researchers, and chiseled off priceless works of art in moral …

Japan

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations on earth

To find the cheapest places to go to, Hoppa calculated the average cost per person for a day trip in each destination, crunching the numbers for six typical travel expenses, including a 3km taxi journey, a night's stay at a hotel per person, and a meal.<p>The average amount a traveler would spend on a …

30 reasons why the British secretly love Germany

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are enjoying the wonders of Germany this week, with visits to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, the picturesque town of Heidelberg, and hard-partying Hamburg on the royal itinerary.<p>They certainly won't be short of company; Germany is an increasingly appealing proposition …

This All-Natural Cure for Jet Lag May Be the Best Thing Ever

The cure for jet lag is just about as elusive as the Fountain of Youth (with much of the same effects, we might add). Whether it's the …

Jet Lag

What 12 years at the Museum of Sex teaches you

Twelve years as a curator at New York's Museum of Sex placed Sarah Forbes somewhere on the spectrum, she says, between Dr. Ruth and a porn star.<p>"It allowed me to understand our human species more than any other fieldwork I've ever done," Forbes, who holds a master's degree in anthropology, told …

Museums

Understanding And Overcoming Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.<p>Six years ago, I was diagnosed …

Depression

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Ways to Radically Multiply Your Productivity

More by Scott<p>As fast-paced and hyper-kinetic as today’s business world is, we all want to get more done—and in less time. Happily for modern …

Online Life

15 Productivity Tools Successful People Use to Work Less

We’ve all heard the old phrase coined by Benjamin Franklin, “time is money.”<p>What Ben Franklin was getting at is that time is a highly valuable …

Apps

What to Do When Your To-Do List Is Holding Up Your Team

Tara was a talented senior editor known for her innovative ideas and quality work. Recently, however, she’d become the team bottleneck: Tasks went into her office and never came out.<p>After three warnings she was put on probation. Stumped, her boss called me in to see if I could help. Tara appeared …

Time Management

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

Are you guilty of these bad habits that are hurting our productivity at work? If so, it's probably time to cut it out.

Productivity

This Amazing TED Talk Can Add 12 Years to Your Life

People with extended life spans share a few simple habits.<p>Do you want to live to be 100? Maybe you can. At the very least, you can extend your life by 12 years past the American average if you change how you do things just a little bit. That's the surprising lesson that National Geographic writer …

TED Talks