Katie Baker

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A psychology professor explains why self-esteem is failing us

To Kristin Neff, a psychology professor at the University of Texas, that's not surprising. Though self-esteem continues to reverberate as a pop-psych cure-all, the quest for inflated egos, in her view, is misguided and largely pointless.<p>There's nothing wrong with being confident, to answer Demi …

Psychology

15 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:

14 Proven Writing Tricks From Genius Writers by @AlyceFabel

No matter what, learning from great authors is always a plus. So let’s see what some of the literary elite have to say to young writers … Thanks, …

This famous painting has a hidden meaning no one ever understood until now

Vincent van Gogh painted his famous Starry Night a year before his death, in June 1889. Not only is it one of the artist’s greatest works, but it …

From Van Gogh To Jeff Koons, Here’s a History of Flowers in Art

Spring is finally springing, so here’s a history of floral still lifes— from the Renaissance to bouquets in the stratosphere.<p>Even if you aren’t a visual artist, there’s no way you can evade the emotive inspiration that comes from flowers. For centuries, humans have exchanged flowers as an …

Research Says Women Need More Sleep Than Men

When it comes to who deserves a lie in, women win. But it’s not only because they’re more deserving — science says that women need more sleep than …