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A Framework That Will Help You Tell Amazing Stories

There is a class of entertainment that is underrated, in spite of its external success: stories about telling stories. Hit shows like <i>How I Met Your</i> …

Writing

11 Things The Happiest Couples Have In Common, According To A New Survey

Chances are, you know couples who seem very happy together — no matter what curve balls life may throw at them, at the end of the day, their …

Relationships

How To Feel Happier By Making These 7 Simple Changes In The Way You Talk

Language is a powerful thing, and while words might not necessarily hurt you, they can give you away. I’m not referring to literally slipping a …

Happiness

This art student's response to being told to 'dial back the feminism' is bang-on

Which of us hasn't fantasised of having the perfect comeback to a teacher?<p>Art student Alex Ruth Bertulis-Fernandes' piece in response to her teacher …

King’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ explains the rage over the NFL anthem protests and the persistence of racial injustice

Re-reading the famous letter today shows how much still needs to change<p><i>On Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., The Undefeated will present</i> Dear Black Athlete<i>, a</i> …

12 books that every leader should read

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating — a list of “Books That Every Leader Should Read” on my old <i>Work Matters</i> blog since 2011. These …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

Exercise

15 Great Books That Will Become Movies In 2018

Read them before they hit the big screen<p>It's always a blessing and a curse to see a great book turned into a movie. Most film adaptations never compare to their book predecessors. Yet there's still the thrill of seeing the same story play out in two wildly different mediums. And, of course, it's …

Books

How to write a book: dos and don’ts - plus tips from famous authors

One-Minute ReadSun 7 Jan, AT 16:27How to write a book: dos and don’ts from famous authorsLearn from the masters about how to start writing a …

Literature

Conservative Writer Perfectly Summarizes Oprah's Political Power With One Tweet — Liberals Won't Like It

Conservative writer Bill Kristol just explained Oprah Winfrey's political dynamism, and the left will certainly be frustrated by his poignant …

Bernie Sanders

10 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Have an Amazing Year | Inc.com

According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January often gets in the way of thoughtful commitment to our goals.<p>Whether you take that advice or not, it points …

Positive Thinking

40 Hard to Pronounce Words You're Probably Getting Wrong

We all know the embarrassing feeling of discovering we've mispronounced a word for years. On the other hand, some words are so commonly mispronounced …

Language

What Evolutionary Psychology, Buddhism, and Happiness Have in Common | Heleo

“By quieting the mind sufficiently you actually start liberating yourself from some of the mechanisms of distortion that natural selection built</b> …

Meditation

The 10 Best Books of 2017, According to Barack Obama | Inc.com

What has former president Barack Obama been doing since leaving office in January 2017? There was jury duty, a few speeches, kitesurfing with Richard Branson, and of course some golf, but it looks like our last president still had plenty of time to kill last year.<p>"With some extra time on my hands …

Books

10 of the most beautiful places we visited in 2017

"The only true voyage of discovery, the only fountain of Eternal Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the …

European Travel

Proof that the human mind is one part awesome, one part terror

A mind is a terrible thing to waste … but an even more terrifying thing to explore.<p>2017 was a roller coaster for psychology and mental health. The …

Psychology

How the world's first floating city could restore the environment

The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with the French …

Design

New & Revised: The Best Resources I’ve Used In Lessons About Race & Racism

I have a huge A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More list, which also includes many “sub” Best lists. …

Bill Moyers

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, we’re eagerly anticipating the flood of new 2018 books ― and the …

Books

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

1 killed, 2 wounded in shootings at start of Christmas holiday

A man was fatally shot on the South Side a little after midnight on Christmas Day, authorities said.<p>He was standing on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Wabash Avenue in Chatham when two people came up to him and fired shots, hitting him in the head and chest about 12:15 a.m. Monday. The man …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Hit Snooze

In the moment, there's nothing more satisfying than silencing your phone, turning it over, and dozing off again—especially when it's Monday morning, …

Looking for Meaning

Sure. Why not? We can find meaning in anything. But no matter what meaning we look for or find, it’s delusion—and the surest way to implant feelings …

Meditation

Atheism Linked To Mutant Genes, Says New Study

Atheism has been linked to genetic mutations, according to a study published in the journal <i>Evolutionary Psychological Science.</i> The authors of the …

Research

The most thrilling and fascinating books of 2017

NONFICTION<p><b>Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America</b> <i><br>Nancy MacLean (Viking)</i><br>A fascinating academic look at …

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change

The attorney who won a $200 billion settlement from tobacco companies in the 90s has set his sights on an even bigger target.<p>When you want to sue the largest, most powerful companies on the planet, Steve Berman is the guy you call. He forced Jack-in-the-Box to pay $12 million for causing an <i>E. coli</i> …

Oil & Gas Industry

Four Books That Deserved More Attention in 2017

One of the best novels published this year was also one of the most scandalously neglected, at least in this country. I greatly admired “<b>Go, Went, Gone</b>,” by Jenny Erpenbeck (New Directions), the most prominent and serious German novelist of her generation. When Erpenbeck wins the Nobel Prize in a …

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Which Haruki Murakami Book Should You Read First? Here's A Guide To His Most Famous Works

Ah, the age old literary question: "Which Murakami book should I start with?" I've been asked this question many, many times. Even if you haven't …

Books

11 Books That Will Teach You to Be Happier | Inc.com

Happiness isn't a gift of the universe. It isn't luck. It isn't even entirely down to your genetic predisposition to cheer or gloom (though that undeniable plays a role). A big chunk of happiness is skill.<p>"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable …

Happiness