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These 8 lifestyle changes will give you the lean body you always wanted

Are you completely happy with the way you lead your life? Content with the kind of fitness and food path you’ve chosen for yourself? If your answer …

After 60 Years in Advertising, I Believe True Creativity Is More Powerful Than Ever

A good thing about getting old in this business is that you've actually lived through all the changes and survived the perennial predictions of ad …

Advertising Industry

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Holds True for Early Universe, 3D Map Confirms

Just over one hundred years after Albert Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity, scientists have mapped nearly 3,000 ancient galaxies to …

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

The Real Reasons Quantum Entanglement Doesn't Allow Faster-Than-Light Communication

My colleague-in-blogging Ethan Siegel does a regular reader-request feature, and this week’s edition drifts into my territory, answering a question about using quantum entanglement for faster-than-light communication. As I jokingly said on Twitter, Ethan’s answer is pretty good for an astronomer, …

Quantum Physics

7 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is One Of The Fastest-Growing Job Skills

Here’s why hiring managers say they often value emotional intelligence more highly than IQ.<p>According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, emotional intelligence will be one of the top 10 job skills in 2020.<p>The awareness that emotional intelligence is an important job skill, in some …

Emotional Intelligence

Frozen Fruit and Vegetables Recalled Because of Listeria

A recall of frozen vegetables and fruit because of Listeria fears has been widened to cover more than 350 different products sold under 42 different brand names, federal officials say.<p>The recall covers dozens of brands — including Wild Oats, True Goodness, Great Value, Signature and Trader Joe's — …

Social Psychology Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Psychology is the scientific study of how people act, think, and feel. <b>Social psychology</b> studies how people act, think, and feel in the context of …

Indigenous Amazonians Reeling From Oil Spills in the Jungle

Changing Planet<p>Local farmers display the contamination of a plantain tree resulting from the recent Amazonian oil spills. Photo by Rodrigo Lazo<p>When I learned that crude oil had started pouring into major tributaries of the Amazon River, it was as if my entire world had been shaken.<p>After three years …

12 Best Foods to Eat in the Morning

Despite what you may have heard, eating breakfast isn't necessary for everyone. In fact, skipping breakfast may be better than eating many unhealthy …

Fitness: five steps to motivate yourself

It’s one thing to start a new health regime but how do you stick to it? Oliver Burkeman on the art of training your brain<p>It’s often said that getting fit and staying healthy are mainly in the mind: they’re a matter of motivation. What’s less frequently mentioned is that the mind is a uniquely …

Fitness

The lazy way to quit bad habits

But … it's hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And you're not crazy…<p>Research from Duke University shows 40% of what you do every day isn't a decision — it's a habit.<p>From Charles Duhigg's excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business:<p>One paper …

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Success

The creation of god, part 2

How the creations escaped the creator.<p>This is a three-part series on the creation of god. If you have not seen part one yet, give it a try.<p>Blind …

Ideology

8 Foods That Will Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

You've brewed countless cups of chamomile, taken your fair share of restorative yoga classes, and even tried to shut the lights off just a little bit earlier. After all, quality z's affect everything from your eating habits to your immune system—and we doubt you have time to be bogged down by a …

Orangutan from Borneo photographed using a spear tool to fish

Tool use among orangutans was first documented by Carel van Schaik. In 1994, Carel observed orangutans developing tools to help themselves eat, while …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Procrastination

Snapshot of early human ancestors’ lives

Scientists used fossil remains and primitive tools to build a vivid description of what life was like for our early human ancestors, 1.8 million …

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

If you’re hoping to drop a few pounds for an upcoming vacation, the old “calories in, calories out” method can be effective. Combine a meager diet …

Nutrition

The Uniform of Success – How to Dress Like An Entrepreneur

There's a new "uniform" for entrepreneurs. And it doesn't involve a suit.<p>What entrepreneurs wear matters. Clothing choices and personal style can say a great deal about the person and how they view their audience. And, with entrepreneurs getting more and more of our social and media attention, what …

Entrepreneurship

American nightmare: Rich & poor, middle-class no more

America’s once-glorified middle-class is on its way to being relegated to the history books; an artifact of a bygone era when good-paying jobs, …

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock . Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i> , the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

Psychology

10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

I wasted decades feeling fat and ugly

<b>(CamPix1 via iStock)</b><p>All my life people have told me to lose weight or else. At 74, I’m fat, healthy and done apologizing<p>Erica Manfred<p>January 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>I was a fat kid, a fat teen, a fat adult, and have been “fat shamed” ever since I can remember. When I was a kid they just called it …

Fitness

My Great Sleep Hygiene Experiment

A smattering of substances I’ve tried to improve my sleep.<p>I've never been a great sleeper. When people brag about how they've slept "like a baby," I get incredibly jealous of them, and also of the baby. I've tried many methods to improve my sleep, but whether it was a herbal remedy, a glass of red …

Dealing with a 40-Year Age Gap: What It's Like to Date Across the Generations

"I haven't told my family. I have a daughter who is 46-years-old. It would creep her out."<p>For most people, having a sexual or romantic relationship with someone way older or younger than you is awkward. You have to deal with differences in perspectives, differences in life goals, and sometimes …

Relationships

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Happiness

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Time Management