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A psychologist’s surprisingly reassuring advice for socially awkward people

Growing up, I was a socially awkward kid. Cool people seemed to occupy the opposite end of the social spectrum. Still, I was always trying to <i>seem</i> cool—whether was my stint as an aspiring break dancer or my measured decision to never again wear my <i>Battlestar Galactica</i> T-shirt to school.<p>Of course, as …

How to Change Your Life in 5 Seconds. Yes, 5 Seconds | Inc.com

In 2008, author, entrepreneur, and award-winning television commentator Mel Robbins was out of work and out of money and running out of options.<p>Her husband, Chris, had invested in a restaurant that was struggling and the family was facing bankruptcy. Simple, everyday decisions like getting out of …

Self-improvement

The Easiest Tangy Cucumber Salad

When you crave a light side dish that won't weigh down the rest of your dinner but still has enough punch to stand out on its own, make this salad. …

Chicken Kebabs with Tandoori Spices

Tender pieces of chicken marinated in yogurt and Indian spices make a delicious easy weeknight meal. Dress a simple salad of sliced cucumbers and red onion with oil and vinegar, and serve the kebabs with steamed basmati rice and naan or another flatbread warmed briefly on the grill. <b>Chicken Kebabs</b> …

Time to self-love: 7 ways we can be less hard on ourselves this year

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s being a perfectly imperfect human being. And if there’s one thing I’m <i>really</i> good at, it’s reminding myself …

Self-help

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

Have we finally cracked the secret of comfortable high heels?

High heels are a hassle. Although they look and make you feel great, they quickly become painful; pinching at your toes, leaving you with blisters and even causing you to fall over. It's no wonder trainers now outsell our stiletto friends.<p>But, at work, and during the party season, our arms get …

High Heels

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

A new report finds strong support for clean energy, international climate agreements, and cutting carbon pollution - across the political spectrum<p>It’s almost an accepted dogma that in the United States (and in several other countries), liberals are much more in favor of taking actions to curb …

Clean Energy

NASA's Spectacular New Video Shows Previously Unseen Changes In CO2 In The Atmosphere

NASA has released an extraordinary video that shows how the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth’s atmosphere changes over a year’s time. The video is gorgeous, but it’s a lot more than eye candy because it gives climate scientists new insights into the role carbon dioxide plays in …

Researchers have found that using social media makes kids less happy in almost every way

Parents are well aware that the internet has opened up new realms both of discovery and danger. Now, new research from the UK has found that use of social media like Facebook reduces children’s satisfaction about every aspect of their lives except friendship.<p>Economists at the University of …

Social Media

This Is the Key to Being a Successful Student, According to a Physics Professor

<i>What is one piece of advice you would like to give to students as an educator? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Richard Muller, Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley, on Quora:</b><p>"Get into" your …

To combat climate change, these scientists are turning CO2 into rock

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a key to slowing climate change. Scientists based in Iceland have made a …

How to Watch the Year’s Most Spectacular Meteor Shower

The annual Perseids meteor shower is in exceptional form this year thanks to Jupiter’s gravity pushing even more comet debris than usual towards …

Can Your Immune System Affect Your Ability to Make Friends?

By Jill Suttie<p>We at <i>Greater Good</i> often write about the importance of social connection in our lives. Many studies suggest that people with stronger social ties tend to be happier and healthier than those without them.<p>Now, new research may provide a clue about the connection between social …

The 10 best European cities for foodies

We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and paid special attention to the top spots in Europe. Whether you're in search of decadent desserts, scrumptious grilled meats, or a hearty bowl of pasta, we've got your next European vacation covered.

Introducing Perovskite Solar Cells to Undergraduates

Solar Panels

Perovskite Solar Cell: Key To A Brighter Solar Future?

<b>The use of solar energy is expanding worldwide but the efficiency of silicon solar cells has made very little progress in the last few decades. Could perovskite solar cell be the answer to high-efficiency solar power?</b><p>Conventional solar cells today are made of silicon with power conversion …

Senate close to votes on gun-control measures but no bipartisan agreement in sight

The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a series of competing gun-control measures that will highlight the continuing divide between Democrats and Republicans over how Congress should respond to mass shootings.<p>All are likely to fail as the two parties largely retreat to their respective corners on …

Guns

A peek at London’s secret gardens

Many of London’s gardens are private – but once a year, some 200 open up. From the UK’s answer to the High Line to the roses commemorating a Blitz-bombed church, here is a sneak peek.

The Manhattan Project Physicist Who Fought for Equal Rights for Women

<i>This piece is part of an ongoing series on the unsung women of history. Read more here.</i><p>From an early age, nuclear physicist Chien-Shiung Wu had to …

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

A British vote to leave the E.U. could shatter the United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, Scotland — When Scotland voted in an independence referendum in September 2014, nationalist leaders pitched it as a once-in-a-generation chance to break a three-century-old bond.<p>But less than two years after Scots opted to remain in the United Kingdom, the specter of secession again …

3 Truly Intelligent Products for Every Fashionista

Indeed, wearing the right clothes can make you appear smarter.<p>But can your everyday wardrobe favourites <i>themselves</i> be smarter than they are now?<p>Three companies seem to think so.<p>And to prove it, they have reimagined everyday products to make powerful changes to your style routine.<p>Exhibit #1: …

The Best Places to Travel in December

Embrace the magic this holiday season in destinations both warm and cold.<p>As a whole, the month of December is a whirlwind. Even as the chaos of …

Scientists Have Just Found a New Form of Light

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Neel V. Patel</b><p>There's big science news out of Ireland today that fundamentally alters the way we study and investigate the nature of light: physicists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics have discovered a new form of light.<p>It's made of …

Complain All You Want, But Your Busy Schedule May Help Your Brain

Single mothers, untenured professors, young reporters and on-call doctors might have a thin silver lining for their hurried days and response for the people who insist on slowing down: All that hustling may translate into superior brain power as you get older, as a study finds that the busiest …

The Brain

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

University of British Columbia

12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Add this grand, dramatic hotel set in a palace built in 1894 to your bucket list, not just for the regal digs, but for the massive library, which …