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What I Learned at a Radical Relationship Therapy Seminar

Walter Kirn finds a new route to intimacy in a Holiday Inn conference room.<p>I am sitting with my eyes closed, breathing deeply, as an eerily gentle, amplified male voice asks me to imagine the word "safe," to "touch the textures and temperatures of safety," to "breathe the air, the fragrance, of …

101 Fun and Interesting Questions To Perk Up Boring Gatherings

A few years ago, our family had a holiday season jam-packed with car travel and a series of festive dinners at nice restaurants. As the mom of four teenagers at that time, I saw the writing on the wall: our idyllic holiday break could easily devolve into everyone staring at their own electronic …

Infographic: Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City

It has been twenty years since the demolition of the Kowloon Walled City. To mark this, the South China Morning Post has created an info-graphic that …

Hong Kong

17 DIY Living Room Christmas Decorations That Are Cooler Than Mom’s

Christmas decorations are high on our to-do list these days. Feeling the same? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Start by decorating your living room — AKA the most important room in the house — so you (and your guests) are immediately greeted with holiday cheer as soon as you walk in the door. …

Decorations

Burnout: How to deal with creative and mental exhaustion

If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on iTunes and Soundcloud:<p>It’s no shocker that working all night and all day with a …

ISIS Has 300 U.S. Ambassadors on Twitter, Report Says

At least 300 Americans, many of them women, are acting as ISIS ambassadors on social media — spreading propaganda and hunting for potential recruits, according to a new report.<p>Researchers at George Washington University's Program on Extremism said that Twitter is the platform of choice for U.S. …

George Washington University

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

Budgeting

Amazon shows the world its latest Prime Air drones

When Amazon first told the world about its plans for drone-based delivery in 2013, many dismissed it as a fantastical publicity stunt. But since then …

What Do Your Dreams Say About Your Sleep Quality?

A good night’s sleep is far more nuanced than simply putting in your seven to nine hours and calling it a day. Good, healthy sleep means feeling rested upon waking. It means not having chronic bad dreams or nightmares. And it turns out that the difference between a smile-filled slumber and a …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

Psychology

The Illusion of Inclusion: How We Are Failing Students with Learning Disabilities

The education world is abuzz trying to make sense of disheartening findings that, since 2013, scores in reading and math have gone down or remained stagnant across fourth and eighth grades. What we aren't talking about, however, is the performance of students with disabilities, who continue to lack …

21 business-etiquette rules every professional should know

In "The Essentials of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the rules people need to understand to conduct and present themselves appropriately in professional social settings.<p>We looked through the book and spoke to Pachter to find the most important tips on how to introduce yourself, …

Body Language

See inside the R2-D2 plane everyone wants to ride

You know it to be true: We got a look inside the R2-D2 plane on Thursday.<p>The <i>Star Wars</i>-themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, painted by Japan's All …

Why God Is Black

On December 11, 2013, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said, "Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change. Jesus was a white man, too. It's like we have, he's a historical figure that's a verifiable fact, as is Santa, I just want kids to know that. But my point is, how do …

Ben Carson

The inventor of 5-Hour Energy drinks is investing 99% of his fortune to fix the world

For legions of truck drivers, employees chasing deadlines, and students burning the midnight oil, Manoj Bhargava’s best-selling invention, 5-hour ENERGY drink, has already been a lifesaver.<p>Since launching the caffeine-based power-drink in 2004, Bhargava, 62, has quietly amassed a $4 billion …

Energy