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This New Aircraft Flies Through the Skies Like A Fish Swims Through Water

The revolutionary design uses flaps that oscillate back and forth to generate lift and thrust.<p>Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft are all …

How Jellyfish Rule the Seas Without a Brain

AnimalsWeird Animal Question of the Week<p>They have no brain and are mostly water, yet jellies have plenty of superpowers.<p>When we think of dangerous animals, a bag of water without a brain may not seem like it should be on the list. But if ocean bathers hear “jellyfish!” they’ll stand at attention …

Jellyfish

10 bad habits that might actually mean you’re smarter than you think

What habits come to mind when you think of your bad habits? Is it frequent Netflix binges that keep you looking less than bright-eyed in the …

Anti-Social Behavior

Scientists spent three weeks exploring the Gulf of Mexico's uncharted ocean habitats — and the images they captured are fascinating

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted an expedition to explore uncharted waters in the deepest parts of the Gulf of Mexico— and the images they brought back are astonishing.<p>During the mission, scientists spent three weeks aboard NOAA's <i>Okeanos Explorer</i> …

Life Requires a Leap in Faith

“To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.” ~ Christian D. Larson<p>I recently had a …

Taking painkillers could ease heartaches - as well as headaches

Taking painkillers could ease heartache as well as headaches, new research suggests.<p>The review of studies by the University of California found that women taking over the counter drugs such as ibuprofen and paracetamol reported less hurt feelings from emotionally painful experiences, compared with …

5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

A sense of self-worth, self-respect and confidence that you can handle what life presents to you are all features of self-esteem. But appreciating …

Addiction and Limiting Beliefs

“When you argue for your limitations, you get to keep them.” This quote, attributed to Les Brown, sheds light on the powerful nature of limiting …

The Fastest Way to Heal a Broken Heart

Most people will tell you that to cure a broken heart, distraction is the key. Be social, spend time with friends and family, or take that trip …

Your Parents Influence the Type of People You're Attracted To

We’re drawn to people who physically resemble our early caregivers.<p>A lot of Freud’s ideas about sex are uncomfortable, to say the least, but perhaps none more so than his claim that we secretly harbor sexual desire for our parents—something he termed the Oedipus Complex in boys and the Electra …

So, You're Lost? The Advice You'd Never Expect

Here’s a secret: you <i>will</i> lose your way. We all do. At some point in our lives, we wake up and wonder where we are and, more importantly, why we are …

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

A Most Difficult Lesson: People Are Just Doing Their Best

<b>“People are doing the best that they can from their own level of consciousness.” ~Deepak Chopra</b><p>My father passed away suddenly and not so suddenly …

The Most Important Form of Self-Care Is Practicing Radical Compassion Towards Yourself

Self-love has always been something that I profoundly struggle with. I’d never known what it was like to love, or even like, who I was, rather than expecting others to validate me. Instead, I believed that everyone else had the power to embrace what I felt unlovable, as in all the things that I …

Mental Disorders

It's All In Your Head: The One-Way Intimacy Of Podcast Listening

I fell in love this week. Happens more often than you might think.<p>But the fact that it's happened before, and will happen again, doesn't mean this latest infatuation is any less passionate, abiding, head-over-heels, birds-suddenly-appear, stars-fall-down-from-the-sky resolute.<p>My husband's cool with …

9 Mobile Apps That Are Taking Social Entrepreneurship to the Next Level

You can help charities and nonprofits without breaking the bank.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the idea of social entrepreneurship isn’t new, it has taken a more concrete definition only recently. Twenty years ago, <i>The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur</i> by Charles …

Entrepreneurship

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet

There is no shortage of excuses for failure, and even more for mediocrity. This list will make you aware of the real truth about your ability to be successful.<p>You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But …

Bill Gates: Trust me, the world is really getting better, not worse

In the wake of hurricanes, mass shootings and the shadow of a nuclear war, the world's richest man wants you to take heart.<p>The world, he says, is actually getting better.<p>In an editorial in Time, Bill Gates notes many trends — ranging from the rates of child mortality to the number of countries now …

If someone is friends with their exes, it could be a warning sign they're a psychopath — here's why

People tend to have strong opinions about whether you can stay friends with an ex or not. You may be optimistic about the situation, and are happy to become friends soon after a break up, or you may think that when you cut the cord it means goodbye forever.<p>It's not an exact science either way, but …

Personality

Harvard researchers show how brain distinguishes friends from strangers

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have become the first group to demonstrate how the brain processes social memories, allowing us to recognize …

Want to Find Your Purpose? Stop Looking for It. Start Living With It.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you find your purpose?<p>We live in a society where we're bombarded with stimulus. Now more than ever before, we're plugged into a rapidly evolving wired world. The dings, rings and buzzes that emanate from our smartphones seem to …

Jenifer Lewis Explains What Bipolar Disorder Feels Like: 'Mania Is Exhausting—It Can Ruin Your Entire Life'

Jenifer Lewis dubs herself a triple threat on Twitter—actress, singer, dancer—a title that the <i>black-ish</i> star has earned after decades dazzling …

What ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ gets right about mental illness and borderline personality disorder

After a lifetime of depression, anxiety, a touch of obsessive-compulsive disorder and suicidal ideation, Rebecca Bunch — the titular character on the …

Crossing the lines for a Borderline: A mental health journey | brunch | feature

A happy child, a father’s princess got the shock of her life when her dad passed away, just a day after receiving her at the airport back from New …

Learning to Function in the Dysfunctional "Real World" (Escape from Borderline Personality Disorder)

Facebook TwitterPinterestGoogle+RedditViberLinkedInWhatsApp<p><i>**The ideas contained in this post are the opinions of the writer and communicated without</i> …

3 Simple Ways to Shift Your Own Attitude

3 ways to shift your own attitude and what it means to your success.<p><i>by</i><p>, author, Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at …

Create a Kinder Mind: How to Stop Your Mean, Hurtful Self-Talk

<b>“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens!” ~Louise Hay</b><p>In my quest to learn …

Positive Thinking

The 1 Bad Habit That's Keeping You From a Big Opportunity

Outsmart yourself by avoiding this common mental trap<p>In a typical day, do you bounce back and forth between feeling accomplished and not at all?<p>For me, one hour I might be in business maintenance-mode and happily chipping away at my "to do" list. The next, I feel like my business, career, and home …