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The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

Music

This happiness hack from a wildly popular Stanford class can help you create a life you love

Thanks to master organizer Marie Kondo, many of us now evaluate our belongings based on the principle that things we love should bring us joy. But too often, we fail to bring the same level of scrutiny to the rest of our lives. Just as passivity can leave us buried under a lot of junk we don’t …

Stanford University

Why we switched our philosophy from Ops to Infrastructure

Assumption: ssh is slow because we are doing a linear search in the authorized_keys file. Data to back up this assumption is the current graphs for …

19 photographs that will convince you to visit the world's happiest country

European Travel

Science Shows This Is The Only Skill You Need To Be Successful In Life

You've already heard how delayed gratification is essential to achieve success, but have you viewed the skill from this unorthodox standpoint yet?

Self-improvement

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

Mental Badassery: Becoming Aware of the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Mental Badassery: Becoming Aware of the Stories We Tell Ourselves<p>There’s a hidden mechanism that creates unhappiness, difficulty changing habits, …

Mindfulness

The Debate Over Time's Place in the Universe

Physicists can’t agree on whether the flow of future to past is real or a mental construct.<p>Einstein once described his friend Michele Besso as “the best sounding board in Europe” for scientific ideas. They attended university together in Zurich; later they were colleagues at the patent office in …