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7 Ways To Raise Caring Kids In An All-About-Me Culture

If you asked me to name the #1 most important trait our kids need to thrive in today’s world, I’d answer “empathy," or the ability feel for …

3 Fun Exercises That Help Kids Tap Into Their Emotions

Our lives would be perfect if we were happy all of the time—or would they be? I grew up in a household where I learned very quickly to put on a brave …

Why Do Humans Have An Innate Desire To Get High?

It’s easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain’s reward centres. What’s less easy to explain is …

10 Places to Find Design Inspiration Online

Creativity is magical, not magic.<p>I wish I could say I came up with that clever adage, but I have the deep dark corners of the Internet to thank for …

Graphic Design

Scientists Have Recorded This Eerie 'Music' From 13-Billion-Year-Old Stars

Weird.<p>The technology we use to peer out into deep space is becoming amazingly more powerful all the time, which means scientists are tapping into a …

Universe

Fifteen Art-Inspired TED Talks to Boost Your Creativity

JR x TED - Turn the World Inside Out<p>One of the most iconic TED Talks ever features JR and his global project entitled <i>Inside Out</i>, which was introduced …

In Bethlehem's Ancient Church, a Long Unseen Presence Appears

BETHLEHEM, West Bank<p>Urgent repairs to the decaying Church of the Nativity yield an unexpected revelation.<p>Silvia Starinieri, a young restoration technician, was slowly passing a thermographic camera over the smooth plaster walls of the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus …

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

How Many Spaces Should There Be at the End of a Sentence?

The question of whether you should put one or two spaces after the period at the end of a sentence elicits strong reactions on both sides. On the …

Researchers say you can enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep even if you’ve barely rested

If you’re constantly blaming your bad mood or scattered mind on a bad night’s sleep, it may be time to rethink. Research suggests the amount of sleep you <i>think</i> you got can be more important than actual shut-eye.<p>A 2014 study on “placebo sleep” found that when people were told they’d had a good …

The Brain

What Is Love, Anyway? Here's The Science

This is why it feels good, and why sometimes it doesn't.<p>We’ve all felt it at some time in our lives. Poets write about it, singers sing about it – …

Neuroscience

New Imaging Study Shows How Schizophrenic Brains Regenerate

A new study points the way toward future new therapies and maybe even, eventually, a cure.<p>To say that cures are rarely discussed within the context of mental illness would be an understatement. The reality is much closer to <i>never</i> and this becomes even more true as the mental illness in question …

The Brain

16 Gorgeous Home Decor Tips from A-List Decorators

Just a few weeks ago, the townhouse at 19 East. 61st Street in Manhattan was a concrete box that resembled a parking lot more than a residence of any …

Home Decorating

The best books to read before you die

35 images<p>Need something to read this Book Lovers Day? Here are the best books to read before you die...<p>Today marks National Book Lovers Day, and what …

Books

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Fiction Writers - Week 6 - Writing with Emotion

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

9 Toxic Behaviors Holding Good People Back

<i>The quality of your behavior drives the quality of your life.</i>When you spend a decade working with and coaching thousands of people from around the …

5 Motivational TED Talks That Can Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

These 5 inspirational videos can help you make this the best year of your life.<p>TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the …

Shonda Rhimes

The Organizer of a Berlin Sex Party Explains What It's Like to DJ an Orgy

Apparently, people don't like fucking to Goa trance anymore.<p>"Where is it I should put my keys?"<p>A bald German dude, who's perhaps fifty, looks at me perplexed. Given that he has stripped down to a slender thong and a pair of tennis shoes, it is clear that his key-stashing options are somewhat …

Dramatic Celebrity Makeovers

It's no secret that celebrities have the ability to change their looks with the world's top professionals at their fingertips. Whether it's their …

Aiden Baker Thinks of Nadja's New Album as "Apocalyptic Dance Music"

Listen to 'Sv,' the crackling, distorted new album from the Berlin-based drone duo, and read our conversation with Baker.<p>Berlin-based drone act Nadja has been on the tips of tongues in underground music communities since they first formed in Toronto in 2003. With a career built more firmly on …

Why Am I Right-Handed?

<i>The questions kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places adults forget to explore.</i> …

Immune System

Medellín in bloom: the city of Pablo Escobar now flourishes with art and orchids

The verdant Colombian city is a place of ‘magical realism’ for the film-maker Kate Horne, whose latest release, Gabo, is a documentary of Gabriel García Márquez<p><b>The “city of eternal spring” charmed me from the moment I arrived, with its beautiful surrounding mountains</b>, the rich culture of …

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

Whether they beat themselves up over a mistake they made yesterday or fret about how they're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinkers are plagued by distressing thoughts--and their inability to get out of their own heads leaves them in a state of constant anguish.<p>While everyone overthinks things …

There’s a huge problem with how we treat depression

She suffered from bipolar disorder, which meant that she cycled between explosions of boundless energy and black holes of suicidal despair.<p>Despair brought her to our unit.<p>Her long chart chronicled how previous psychiatrists had emptied the armory: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, …

Good Posture: Its Importance, Benefits, and How-To | The Art of Manliness

Take a peek into most every office in America. What do you see? Workers hunched over their computers. Look at your fellow commuters on the subway. …

The world's best cities for millennials

From affordable housing and transport to thriving job markets and culture, here’s our pick of the hottest spots for a good life<p>Millennials are a boomerang generation. The number of 20- to 34-year-olds living at home with their parents increased by 25% between 1996 and 2013 in the UK. Last year, 58% …

Demographics