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The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

Scientists discover the moon is shaped like a lemon

Our closest neighbor has an "equatorial bulge"<p>Although our visit to its rocky surface confirmed that it's not covered in vast seas, it's not home to strange moon-men, and it's not made of cheese, the moon can still surprise us. It's only this week that scientists have revealed that, 45 years after …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

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This app wants to invest your "spare change" so maybe, someday, you'll actually be able to retire

A virtual piggybank that puts your nickels and dimes to work<p>I hate getting change. Quarters I can stomach, but pennies, nickels, and dimes I find infuriating. I know damn well that they are worth something, and that if I just collected them all and deposited them over time, they would add up to a …

Is fast food making us depressed?

Do burgers, sugary snacks and other unhealthy foods exacerbate the effects of mental illness? David Robson investigates the evidence, and discovers a surprising new idea to help treat depression.<p>The people entering Felice Jacka’s offices over the next few months will be in the throes of depression. …

Depression

The Surprising Secret To College Success? Study Less And Socialize More

With college classes underway or about to be across the country, millions of students are starting the fall semester with high hopes, both of what they’ll achieve in the classroom and what doors the education they’re pursuing will eventually open. For many, they believe that path to their bright …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

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11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

We humans spend a lot of time waiting in lines: People queue up for days in order to get their hands on the latest iPhone, or what feels like eons for a table at that hip new brunch place.<p>You may be better off spending time and money on the latter. A growing body of research has shown that …

How An Offbeat Side Job Can Supercharge Your Creative Process

The former art director of McSweeney’s talks about his adventures moonlighting as a Lyft driver, and how it’s inspired his work.<p>For the past seven years, editor and designer Brian McMullen had a dream creative job as the senior art director and one of the senior editors at literary and humor …

Creativity

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

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Facebook now weighs your opinions on which ads are good and bad

Facebook today announced some changes to its ad platform that give users a say into which ads do or don't get shown to other users. The social network has for years offered little buttons to let you "hide" specific ads, but now, Facebook will give users the opportunity to say why they've hidden …

Why The Best Leaders Are Self-Aware

You can’t be a really effective executive if you’re not fully aware of the effect your actions and personality have on others. It’s that simple. All too often leadership analysis focuses only on results, and not how those results are attained. Which has implications for how long and effectively one …

Steve Wozniak: Hacker, Legend, Boomer

Apple’s cofounder talks about the company’s birth in exclusive outtakes from a new PBS program.<p>The PBS series <i>American Masters</i> is doing an special on baby boomers. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, “The Boomer List” pays tribute to 19 notable people who happen to have been born between 1946 …

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The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To

You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?<p>It turns out going hard for eight hours straight every day <i>isn’t</i> the best way to get work done.<p>Contrary to the popular convention of working ourselves to exhaustion, researchers from …

Time Management

Why Innovators Hate M.B.A.'s

Peter Thiel, Scott Cook, and Elon Musk have all spoken out about why B-school grads hurt rather than help innovation. But is it really true?<p>If you want to be an innovator or an entrepreneur, should you go to business school? At first glance, maybe not: Peter Thiel once said, "Never ever hire an …

Innovation

How to Make Teachers More Like Doctors

Over the past 150 years, teaching and medicine have grown less and less alike.<p>For her exceptional book on the history of teaching<i>,</i> Dana Goldstein chose the title <i>The Teacher Wars:</i> <i>The History of America’s Most Embattled Profession</i>. In so doing, she joined an ongoing debate with reformers such as …

An All-Liquid Battery For Storing Solar And Wind Energy

Making alternative energy cheaper and more reliable<p>You could call it a rainy-day fund. A team of MIT researchers has built an all-liquid battery prototype that's designed to store excess energy from solar and wind power plants. When the sun isn't shining, or the wind isn't blowing, future versions …

How Emotional Intelligence Landed Mr. Rogers $20 Million

If your project needed $20 million in funding and you had to send someone to appear before the US Senate to get it, would you choose former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer or the beloved children’s television show host Fred “Mr.” Rogers?<p>I imagine most people would choose Ballmer for his energy, …

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This Interactive Mirror Shows Women Positive Things About Themselves They Don’t See

All-female band The Mrs. promote their song “Enough” with a customized interactive mirror experience designed to show some women their true selves. (Spoiler alert: they all cry.)<p>All-female band The Mrs. formed because its members didn’t feel they were hearing their lives reflected on the radio. In …

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Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

It actually takes quite a lot of fossil fuel power to reach the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro. You have to catch a commercial jet flight, a propeller plane and then a ferry to reach what was once the end of the known world, before Columbus set sail.<p>But once you're there, there's no need for …

Scientist Reveals Secrets Behind 500-Year-Old Leonardo Da Vinci Masterpiece

Using a new light technique, a French scientist has revealed that one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous paintings did not originally look as it does …

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California Enacts Nation's First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning single-use plastic bags Tuesday, making California the first state to bar their use. …

Fighting Cancer By Fixing Our Cells' Hard Drives

<b>For the first time, Forbes is bringing together 1,000+ members of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list with some of the globe’s top leaders and mentors to create partnerships that will change the world over the next 50 years. The Under 30 Summit will take place in Philadelphia from Oct. 19 – 22.</b><p>It’s pretty …