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Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things

Greater happiness can be found in unexpected ways. Science says so.<p>We all want to be happier and feel a greater sense of fulfillment. That's why I often write about what happy people do more often, about some of the habits of remarkably happy people, about things to stop doing so you can be happier …

Happiness

How to Photograph an Eclipse | Digital Trends

Igor Zhuralov/123RF<p>Solar eclipses, particularly total solar eclipses, are spectacular occasions. Although they aren’t rare, visibility depends on …

Landscape Photography

How to tell if your eclipse glasses are unsafe (and what to do about it)

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) responded yesterday (Aug. 1) to increasing reports of unsafe solar eclipse glasses and solar viewers being sold to consumers ahead of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. The society updated its solar-viewing guidelines, which identify alternative viewing …

Solar Eclipse

'Life Without My Mother Is a Joy': Women Talk About Divorcing Their Moms

"I was done with the fights, done with the provocations, done with the criticism. I felt freed."<p>Five years ago, Marci went to the zoo with her mother, brother, and her brother's wife. It was an enjoyable afternoon, but it soon devolved into chaos.<p>"Afterwards, my mother asked me what was going on …

Parenting
Real Estate

Donald Trump's malignant narcissism is toxic: Psychologist

Mental health professionals have a 'duty to warn' about a leader who may be unfit to serve.<p>If you take President Trump’s words literally, you have no choice but to conclude that he is psychotic. A delusion is “a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact.” …

Donald Trump

One family's journey through a mental health crisis

Like most of us, Mark Lukach thought mental illness would never be part of his own life, or touch the lives of those he loves. But for the past seven years, Lukach and his wife Giulia, who was diagnosed with major depression with psychosis and eventually bipolar disorder, have been navigating a …

What do you do when your wife starts talking to the devil?

Mark Lukach’s memoir about his wife’s sudden psychotic disorder helps fill the need for books by caregivers, for caregivers<p>What do you do when your …

Hate mathematics? Eddie Woo's WooTube might just be what you are looking for to make Maths fun

WooTube, the brainchild of Woo, has over 45,000 subscribers and almost 4 million views. The 31-year-old maths teacher intends to create an interest …

There’s no such thing as “mild depression”

In his memoir, <i>Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression</i>, writer Andrew Solomon makes a critical point about two models of depression, the categorical and dimensional.<p>The first sees depression “as an illness totally separate from other emotions, much as a stomach virus is totally different from acid …

Depression

The Nazis, with the help of an Arab cleric, used Islamic extremists as a tool

It didn’t end well for anyone<p>When the Nazis heard Mohammed Amin al-Husseini calling for Arabs to “kill the jews wherever you find them,” they knew …

This Epic PBS Documentary Shows How Creepily Little Has Changed Since World War I

I was never that much of a history buff, so it's pretty rare for me to sit down and watch a documentary about a war that ended before my mom was …

Canadian Literature

Use these tips to help your kid ace the Common Core tests

Students can prepare for New York’s annual math and English tests by practicing the following essential skills and strategies.<p>These tips, endorsed by …

Paranoia, conspiracy theory and a plan to make America great again: The Illuminati panic of the 1790s

America was under attack from shadowy foreign conspiracies and imaginary enemies — when John Adams was president<p>Over the course of the 2016 election, I and other commentators drew parallels between Trump’s conspiratorial ethno-nationalist politics and the brief 1850s emergence of the …

3 Things Not Counted in Your Credit Score

It pays to know what is and what isn't counted in your credit score.<p>No doubt there's a wealth of credit score information on the internet. But along …

Personal Finance

New Interactive Map Visualizes the Chilling History of Lynching in the U.S. (1835-1964)

Whether we like to admit it or not, the history of the U.S. is in great degree a history of genocide and racist terror. As Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has …

Black History
Personal Finance

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

It's Coming! Get Ready for the 'Great American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us.<p>On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the sun for observers in 12 states, from …

Astronomy

A Rare Comet Is Zooming Past Earth Right Now, And You Should Be Able to See It With Binoculars

Surprise!<p>Forget the New Year's Eve fireworks, NASA has announced that a comet currently zooming through the inner Solar System will be so bright over …

Mozzarella en Carrozza: A visit to Italy

I had all intentions of revamping, and getting better pictures of my <b>Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip</b>, but the more I researched Italian Cuisine, the …

Space Science

Watch A Cat Tackle An Indoor Rock Wall Like a Champ

I think we've found the 2016 version of Hang In There Kitty. Check out this video of a cat in Japan that tackles an indoor rock wall like a total …

The Psychology That Leads People to Vote for Extremists & Autocrats: The Theory of Cognitive Closure

There's a political disconnect in the United States. We have two political parties, each now living in its own reality and working with its own set …

Psychology
Science Fiction

Discover Peru's Other Ancient City

Photo by Véronique Debord-Lazaro/Flickr<p>Built 600 years before Machu Picchu, the ancient city of Chan Chan is a less-visited site that’s even more …

South America

Convincing Your Kids Santa Is Real Is Bad For Their Mental Health

“Children must all find out eventually that their parents have blatantly and consistently carried on a lie for a number of years.”<p>It’s that time of year again, where parents all over the Christian world tell their kids that a fat man who watches their behavior closely all year long will be breaking …

Kids

WATCH: Cat Secretly Rendezvous with Deer to Get Soothing Tongue Bath

<i>Private eyes (clap!), they’re watching you. (Clap, clap!) They see your every move.</i><p>In today’s digital age, it’s hard to get a true moment of privacy …

Pets

10 secrets behind Machu Picchu

Hiking the Incan Trail to the ancient stronghold of Machu Picchu sits at the top of many travelers’ wish lists. The sacred citadel—which sits perched high up in the Andes Mountains—was “discovered” (as much as an outsider can discover a local historic site) in 1911 by an Indiana Jones-type Yale …

South America