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How juice companies game science to perpetuate the myth that cranberry prevents UTIs

Conflict of interest in nutrition research is nothing new. Health food is a billion-dollar business, and the more virtuous the food, the better it sells.<p>From walnut growers to grape juice producers, there are hundreds of examples of companies and industry groups funding so-called independent …

4 Ways to Overcome Shyness (Even If You're an Introvert)

Some of the best ideas come from shy and reserved introverts. Here are ways that make it easier to engage.<p>Most people who have met me would be very surprised to know that I can be quite shy and a bit of a recluse. I don't really enjoy big parties or networking events. Sure, I can meet and greet …

3 conversation strategies for introverts that will make you more likable

That he brought this challenge to a presentations skills coach may not seem like the most obvious choice, but it was a smart one. Because this client isn't a jerk. He's actually a warm, intelligent and interesting guy who happens to be an introvert who isn't very comfortable with — or good at — …

5 (More) Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Back by popular demand: 5 more talks to help broaden your emotional horizons.<p>Emotional intelligence (EQ) describes a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

How To Make Love Last: 3 Secrets Backed By Research

The beginning of a relationship is amazing. But often, it starts to fizzle out later on…The things you used to love about them start to annoy you. …