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12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

Review: Leila Aboulela's New Novel is a Powerful Account of Islamic Cosmopolitanism

Avid readers of contemporary African fiction have much to thank Leila Aboulela for. Today African writing is highly sought-after in the global …

In the Empty Arctic, How to Get the Job Done? With a Drone.

When the weather is bad and civilization distant, the best way to count sea lions—or survey fires or oil spills—may be an unmanned aircraft.<p>It's hard to say what the 2,000-pound bull Steller sea lion hauled out on a rocky shore in the far western Aleutians thought about the strange object hovering …

10 morning habits the most well-balanced people share

Over the last 10 years, I've made observations of my friends (whom I respect and admire a ton), coworkers and executives on their morning habits.<p>To give you some quick context, they've worked at companies like Box, Kaiser, VMware, Optimizely, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, or they've started their own …

5 Surprising Habits of Really Likable People | Inc.com

Ever wonder what makes some people much more liked than others in social settings? Or why there are certain people who can win over multiple friends without so much as a second thought?<p>Turns out, it's not all natural talent--there are some secrets to the trade as well. Want to become more likable? …

Self-improvement

Here's Why Writing Down Your Goals Really Does Work

According to a <i>USA Today</i> report on New Years’ resolutions, people who write down their resolutions are more likely to keep them than people who simply …

Motivation

Psychologists Have Invented a Test to Measure Your Secret Need for Drama

<i>(Photo: Chip Simons/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>Years ago, in a left-behind version of his professional life, psychologist Scott Frankowski worked in an office. Seated next to him in this office was a particularly memorable colleague, who was perfectly nice, but who each day seemed to have some …

Want to Be More Confident? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

While it's no secret that exercise releases a chemical fix of dopamine in our brains to instantly make us feel happy, many people don't realize how many ties our bodies--and the chemicals that regulate them--have to our brains.<p>Sometimes overanalyzing our mental habits, and working to change our …

TED Talks

Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …

Humanity

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

The History of the Universe Is Written on the Ocean Floor

Sediments from the bottom of the sea preserve a record of exploding stars—including some that may have changed Earth’s climate, and led to the rise of humans.<p>About 2 million years ago, a star roughly 325 light years away from our sun—pretty close, as cosmic things go—gave up the ghost. Its fuel …

19 Recipes to Make the Most of Fresh Herbs

Whether you’ve got a plethora of fresh herbs on your hands because your herb garden is blooming, or you just wanted to try out that new recipe calling for tarragon and don’t know what to do with the rest, it’s a major bummer to see your greens go to waste. So make the best of those leftovers, try …