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The one thing everyone needs for a better life, according to Harvard researchers

My grandmother once told me this little story that stuck with me. One afternoon at a doctor’s appointment, her doctor moved her large purse to …

7 Quotes to Stop You from Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

<i>Letting go of control… and being OK with it.</i>That is one of the greatest struggles many of us deal with on a daily basis, myself included.Because …

7 behaviors to give up if you want to be happier

Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life to be a happier person. Think of it as decluttering your house, except instead of your house, it's your entire life.<p>To help you kick off the elimination …

Netflix isn't changing its logo, but has a new icon

Netflix unveiled a new icon on Monday that was confused as a completely revised logo for the popular streaming service. The folded "N" emblem appeared on the company's Facebook and Twitter accounts, and looks like something that would come from Google's Material Design team. It's a shift away from …

Graphic Design

7 Simple Ways to Be Happier

The U.S. ranks No. 13, according to the World Happiness Report.<p>It should come as no surprise that you can't buy satisfaction and happiness. If you could, the wealthiest country in the world, the U.S., would also be the happiest, offering the greatest chance for a satisfying life. Yet the 2016 …

Happiness

What it's like to be part of the 'rare breed' of people still using Google Glass

Kimberly Graham owns seven pairs of Glass, the smart headset that Google stopped selling in January 2015.<p>"It's my doomsday stockpile" she says gleefully. "I'll be the last person on earth who is still able to wear a usable pair of Glass — it's my mission!"<p>Graham stands with several other Glass …

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Yes, but are you happy?’ If Alison asks me this one more time I’m going to flick wasabi in her eye. Once I’ve issued a warning and helped myself to another albacore-tuna roll, I trot out the same reply I give her every time she asks: ‘I haven’t thought about it.’<p>There’s the usual narrowing of the …

Think Positive: Proven Tools for Lifting Out of a Bad Mood

It might seem in the midst of a bad mood that there’s not much you can do to change it. You feel lousy and the last happy moment you had is hardly at …

Zika virus: What are the chances I'll get it? (And other Q&As)

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus was discovered nearly 70 years ago, but chances are you probably hadn't heard of it until the past few months.<p>With fear and uncertainty spreading as quickly as the virus itself, CNN Health wanted to address some of your pressing questions on the topic.<p>To stay informed on the …

Public Health

Google Now Has an Official Virtual Reality Boss to Take On Facebook's Oculus

One executive move shows how Google is getting serious about VR and enterprise.<p>As Facebook and Microsoft have plowed ahead with virtual reality, Google has looked like it’s behind. But, in 2016, it may be serious about catching up.<p>The search giant is forming its own dedicated division for virtual …

Virtual Reality

Mexico says Sean Penn meeting was 'essential' to finding kingpin Chapo

LOS MOCHIS, Mexico (Reuters) - A secret meeting that Hollywood star Sean Penn held with the world’s most-wanted drug boss, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, in pursuit of a magazine article was essential to finding the fugitive, Mexico’s Attorney General said on Monday.<p>Guzman, infamous head of the Sinaloa …

Mexico

David Bowie Dies at 69 After Battle With Cancer

Singer released new album ‘Blackstar’ on Friday<p>By<p>Anna Russell<p>David Bowie, a shape-shifting giant of the music world who defined the glam-rock era and influenced fashion and other arenas, has died after a struggle with cancer. He was 69 years old.<p>The singer’s death was reported in a statement posted …

David Bowie

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North Korea Says It Successfully Conducted Hydrogen-Bomb Test

Hydrogen bomb is ‘self defensive’ step against U.S., North Korea says<p>SEOUL—North Korea said it successfully staged its first test of a more powerful form of nuclear weapon, expanding the U.S.’s foreign-policy challenges and highlighting the limits of China’s ability to rein in its volatile …

North Korea

'It gets me mad' - Obama acts alone on gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tears streaking his cheeks, President Barack Obama launched a final-year push Tuesday to tighten sales of firearms in the U.S., …

Officials: 'Affluenza' teen, mother captured in Mexico, will be returned to U.S.

A teen fugitive who's known for using an "affluenza" defense and his mother attempted to disguise themselves and disappear among the American tourists thronging a Mexican resort city for the holidays, but are now in custody and will be returned to the U.S. after a cellphone used to order pizza gave …

The scientific case for letting go of your workplace grudges

Forgiveness is good for our health. It can reduce depression and stress, and increase empathy and hope. Unfortunately, it’s a quality that tends to be in short supply in the modern workplace.<p>I was reminded of this point while chatting with a reporter for a local TV station who was dubious about …

Anger Management

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

Facebook adjusts controversial 'real name' policy in wake of criticism

Transgender people and victims of domestic violence who use aliases to hide from their abusers had criticized the social network’s policy<p>Facebook unveiled changes to its controversial “real name” policy on Tuesday after criticism from transgender people and victims of domestic abuse.<p>The social …

Where In The World Is Satoshi Nakamoto? The Latest In The Bitcoin Saga

In the words of <i>Wired</i> magazine, it's "one of the most stubborn mysteries of the 21st century": Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?<p>Satoshi Nakamoto is the pseudonym used to refer to the creator of bitcoin, which is the digital currency that has taken the financial world by storm.<p>The concept can be hard to …

Bitcoin

Secretive Augmented Reality Startup Magic Leap Raising $827 Million

Magic Leap wants to change your reality. And apparently they need a lot of money to do it.<p>The secretive augmented reality startup–think Google Glass meets Oculus Rift–is raising $827 million in a new Series C round, according to a Delaware filing obtained by FORBES from private market data provider …

19 vintage photos that show what New York City looked like in the 1980s

The New York City of the 1980s is quite different from the city we know today. Homicides were at near-record highs, the crack epidemic was raging, and NYC had not yet experienced the wave of gentrification that has marked it in modern times.<p>Janet Delaney grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, but …

World leaders kick off climate talks in Paris: 'Our goal must be a transformation'

Declaring that the future of the planet is at stake, more than 150 world leaders assembled outside Paris on Monday to launch an ambitious attempt to confront climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.<p>After decades of difficult negotiations and an unsuccessful attempt to strike a deal six …

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Has video game reviewing become an impossible task?

Photograph: Handout<p>Nothing personal … Fallout 4 was just one of our volley of three-star reviews.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/53c0a3bbc4fda6a002fec9c6b616aac14fb912db/0_0_1800_1080/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: public domain<p>A review in Ace Magazine. Notice the score is out of 1000. That’s …

3 everyday ways to practice gratitude for health and happiness

<i>Editor's note: Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning</i><i>, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better. She's the yoga trainer for the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic and dozens of pros in the</i> …

The science of human behavior is reshaping the US government

Back in September, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that marked a major turning point in the role that behavioral science plays in helping the federal government achieve policy goals.<p>The order, which directs federal agencies to incorporate insights from behavioral science into their …

Psychology

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Cute

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet To Abolish The Death Penalty Is Already Happening

Derided this spring as “guerrilla warfare” by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the death penalty abolition movement is coming out into the open. The 8th Amendment Project’s leaders talk with BuzzFeed News about why — and how they plan to win.<p>Henderson Hill and Rob Smith are the odd couple …

Junk Food Isn't To Blame for America's Obesity Epidemic

Soda and sweets aren’t making Americans fat. In fact, underweight Americans consume more junk food than those who are morbidly obese.<p>In a new study …