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Being Mindful In Your Relationships

My last article <i></i>explored practical techniques to enhance communication between yourself and others. In this article, I want to build upon these skills by bringing mindfulness into relationships, whether at work, with friends, acquaintances or family. There are four key practices that will improve …

Relationships

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

How to Improve Your Business English

Chun Hin is a senior manager at a Hong Kong investment bank. Every morning, he listens to Bloomberg radio on his way to work and used to read each issue of the Economist from cover to cover in an effort to continuously improve his English. As a Hong Kong native who grew up speaking Cantonese and …

The construction of emotions

I recently read <i>How Emotions are Made</i>, by Lisa Feldman Barrett. It explains the <b>theory of constructed emotion</b> and its implications. This is the best …

7 Physical Symptoms of Depression

Most people are familiar with, or at least know about, the feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness that come with bipolar depression, but many …

Depression

8 Nicer Ways to Say 'Stupid'

<b>Definition:</b> stupid, silly<p>Here we have a lovely example of a word which began its life (in our language, at least) with a figurative meaning, and only …

‘November’ in European languages

<b>Tip:</b> See my list of the Most Common Mistakes in English. It will teach you how to avoid mis­takes with com­mas, pre­pos­i­tions, ir­reg­u­lar verbs, …

Turns Out Bees Can Be Right- Or Left-Handed, Just Like Humans

Makes them more efficient.<p>Researchers have discovered that bees can have a preference for left or right - influencing their decisions while they …

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Perfectionist? You Might Be at Greater Risk for Suicide

Perfectionists strive to be flawless. They set themselves high standards to excel in the classroom, the workplace, sports games or performances. But …

Artificial intelligence has learned to spot suicidal tendencies from brain scans

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 34 in the United States, and clinicians have limited tools to identify those at risk. A new machine-learning technique documented in a paper published today in <i>Nature Human Behaviour</i> (PDF) could help identify …

Where Does the 'Thumbs-Up' Gesture Really Come From?

<i>Do you have a question about history? Send us your question at history@time . com and you might find your answer in a future edition of Now You …

Constantly texting your friends about problems may be increasing your anxiety

Our culture has changed immensely as a result of the smartphone. We can get reassurance for every doubt just by texting our friends. We can feel …

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Your Brain May Continue To Function After Your Death Long Enough For You To Be Aware Of It, Studies Suggest

Here’s some ooky-spooky science just in time for Halloween: Some studies suggest that our minds still work after we die. Meaning, when we die... we …

Scientists have discovered a new link between sugar and tumor growth

After nine years of research, molecular biologists in Belgium have discovered that sugars stimulate tumor growth.<p>Their results, published Friday in the journal Nature Communications, help explain a puzzle oncologists have encountered for decades — and may offer some new, diet-based cancer-fighting …

Faces reveal a lot – but the science needs to be interpreted with care

What’s in a face? If we are to believe research conducted over the last decade or so, the answer is: a lot. And according to a recent study, facial …

The way you carry your bag is sending secret signals

Do you tuck it under your arm or sling it over your shoulder? The way you carry your bag makes a bigger statement than you might expect.<p>To …

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The hidden ways your language betrays your character

Every time we open our mouths, we unwittingly reveal our personalities.<p>If you overheard a conversation on a bus, do you think you could tell from the words that were used and the topics discussed, the personality of the people who were chatting? What about if I showed you a short story? Could you …

How Languages Evolved

Bonjour! Namastē! Hyālō! However you say “hello,” it might surprise you to learn that over 400 Indo-European languages may have come from one single …

Why the English Language Has So Many Words That Mean Exactly the Same Thing

In their wonderful whiteboard series for Mental Floss , linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill verbally and visually explain why the …

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have …

Why You Can't Recognize Other People's Faces

Have you ever failed to recognize a close friend or family member, particularly when you see them unexpectedly or after they’ve had a haircut?<p>If so, …

15 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent, Even If You Don't Feel Like It

Emotional intelligence isn't about achieving perfection. It's about learning and growth.<p>Have you ever let emotion push you into doing something you later regretted? Or allowed your feelings to hold you back from something you really wanted to do?<p>Guess what? We all have.<p>But that doesn't mean you're …

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying To You In 5 Seconds

1. Giving too much detail<p>Liars often talk too much in order to seem more convincing. If a story sounds rehearsed, ask them questions that will make …