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Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Photography

Book Club with Lisa Gray - Top picks for 2018: This Is How It Ends, The Bone Keeper and Dark Pines

Our columnist's thoughts on exciting new books from Eva Dolan, Luca Veste and Will Dean.<p>TOP PICKS FOR 2018<p>THIS IS HOW IT ENDS by Eva Dolan<p>Eva Dolan …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Wrist Worn Gadget Allows Researchers to Capture Real Life Sleep, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A simple actimeter device is helping researchers better understand sleep duration and quality in humans.Source: Cell Press.To measure a …

Neuroscience

The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018

1 of 51<p>50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry<p>3 of 51<p>Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

I tried keeping the 4 most common New Year's resolutions for a week — and I figured out the trick to making them stick

New Year's resolutions stress me out. As if trying to have the perfect New Year Eve isn't enough of pressure, you're also expected to have these big, fabulous goals for the new year — many of which people can't realistically complete in that time frame.<p>That's because people often make their …

Fitness

2018 entertainment preview: What to watch for next year

Another year in entertainment, come and gone. As exciting and diverse as any year in recent memory, 2017 gave us gorgeous, moving films such as <i>Call Me By Your Name</i> and <i>Lady Bird</i>, and thrilling, topical TV dramas including the debut of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> and <i>The Leftovers</i> series finale. But now it’s …

Paramount Network

How to make your New Year's resolutions last

2018, we're ready!<p>It's a cliche, but it's true – every year we make the same resolutions, such as to cut down on chocolate or exercise more, and …

Irish Passports in Demand as U.K. Prepares for Life After Brexit

Ireland issued a record number of passports in 2017, boosted by demand from Irish citizens living in the United Kingdom.<p>The government issued 779,000 …

Northern Ireland

How Shooting Handheld Can Improve Your Films and Videos

Even though there are plenty of powerful camera stabilizers on the market, sometimes just some good, old-fashioned handheld camera work is what your …

So You Want to Read Portal Fantasy: Here’s Where to Start

Generations of readers have taken the journey through C. S. Lewis’ magical wardrobe and into the world of Narnia, and for good reason: It is a …

This year’s best aerial photography, chosen by National Geographic

The rise of cheaper, consumer friendly drone technology has made stunning aerial perspectives a new creative frontier for the adventurous nature photographer. The ability to explore a landscape by looking down, rather than across, can help highlight a place’s unique and distinctive …

Nature

How Your Brain Finds Meaning in Life Experiences

Source: Markin/DepositPhotos<p>How do you, your children, and students discover the meaning in everyday life experiences? How do we make sense of words, …

The SoFi CEO who was ousted amid sexual harassment allegations is already back with a new startup

A quick $25 million rebound.<p>Just three months after Mike Cagney’s board ousted him amid allegations of sexual harassment, the founder of SoFi is already plotting his comeback.<p>Cagney has been approaching investors in recent weeks about a new fintech startup with a plan to raise about $25 million, …

Peter Thiel

7 Unconventional Novels That Break All The Rules Of Genre

If you walk down the aisles of a book shop or a library or an abandoned Blockbuster Video, you might notice that every book, comic, and film has been …

Books

Stunning Colorful and Minimalist Urban Photography by Jorge Alva

<b>Jorge Alva</b> a.k.a. urbanentdecker is a talented 22-year-old photographer and retoucher who was born in El Salvador and currently lives and works …

Encouraging entrepreneurial abilities

It is no secret that the career space is constantly evolving and today’s school-goers will have new jobs in a decade that no teacher can prepare them …

The one word to cut from your vocabulary to have more energy and get more done

I’ve known Pick The Brain Editor-in-Chief and LeafTV Co-founder Erin Falconer for years, so when I find out that she’s birthed both a book and a baby …

Project $1M Returns 30%+ In 2017

Project $1M returns ~30% in 2017.<p>Outperformance driven by Mastercard, Visa, Amazon, MercadoLibre, Alibaba and Tencent.<p>Valuation levels of positions …

All the Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

If 2017 was the year of learning how bad things are, let's make 2018 the year we started to fix them—armed with a syllabus of inspiring, empowering, funny, and transporting new works from our favorite female writers. The nonfiction will feed your mind; the novels will feed your heart and soul. Read …

This Photographer Takes Amazing Close-Ups Of Animals In The Finnish Forest

Nature's very own Glamour Shots.

Here are 7 of the best films of 2017

For the year’s best in filmmaking, NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown sat down with Mike Sargent, chief film critic at WBAI Radio New York, and Ann …

Data, AI, and Algorithms: New Year's Resolutions for 2018

Myths and hype surround many discussions about artificial intelligence, big data, and modern algorithms. For this episode of CXOTalk, host Michael …

the science of breaking up

Sometimes love hurts, but breaking up isn't all bad. One science and psychology writer shares what he learned after a painful personal experience.<p>I recently went through a crushing breakup that happened quite suddenly. For weeks, it left me reeling. The parting forced me to recognize some harsh …

Psychology

Italian brothers behind 'Steve Jobs' company win trademark dispute against Apple

Two Italian brothers who started a fashion company called Steve Jobs have defeated Apple in a trademark dispute.<p>Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato, two entrepreneurs from Naples, have been fighting the technology giant for years after registering the “Steve Jobs” trademark in 2012.<p>A protracted legal …

The year's most popular articles on strategy.

Top Ten | Strategy 2017<p>The year’s most popular articles on strategy<p>Digital technology, despite its seeming ubiquity, has only begun to penetrate …

Does The Magic Last? Revisiting A Fantasy Classic As An Adult

Revisiting our favorite books from adolescence is a tricky thing. These are, after all, novels we bonded with during a very impressionable time in our lives. As with our first romantic loves, we're often not willing or even able to see their faults. Even in hindsight, our judgment is colored — by …

Books

The Best Exercises for Soothing Aches and Pains

Working out when you’re injured isn’t typically a good idea, but what if you could do exercises that actually soothe your aches and pains? Yep, they …

8 Things To Do Before Bed So You Can Finally Get Some Sleep After A Busy Day

Sleep tight. Insomnia is that friend we hate, but can't ever seem to get rid of. Some weeks, our schedules are absolutely packed, and at the end of a …

Notable Movie Posters of 2017

It’s the end of the year and I’ve been on holiday since before Christmas. With this much time on my hands, I tend not to think much about work; …