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6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Emotional Intelligence

Zimbabwe:Condom Distribution to Prisons Sparks Religious, Moral Debate

[The Herald] Alfred Kurai (not his real name) twitches uncomfortably as the "talk" begins. He says calling this an interview would make him feel …

Condoms

These Pasta Salad Recipes Will Make Your Mouth Water

The warm weather hits and suddenly, the only thing we have on our minds is outdoor entertaining. Whether this comes in the form of an al fresco fete, …

Pasta Salad

9 British Workplace Comedies That Are Completely Hilarious & Eerily Relatable

Brits are often lauded for their unique sense of humour, especially on the small screen. You only need to watch an episode of <i>The Office</i> to understand …

Comedy

Why getting up early is the ultimate life hack

Get up early.<p>Right now I’m up writing this at 6:30 AM. I slept in today.<p>A few weeks ago I woke up early by accident. Four-thirty AM my eyes popped …

Time I

If You Think Horror Movies Are Scary, Wait Until You Read These Novels

If you've ever wondered whether or not your love of horror movies and scary stories is creepy, this should give you some peace of mind: There's …

Horror

The Scandi Sense Diet Is the "Simplest Diet in the World." Here's What That Means. — Wellness News

A few years ago I was in Italy talking with a few other people about food, and somehow the conversation turned to diets, wellness, weight loss, etc. …

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

'Introvert Hangovers' Are a Thing. Here's The Best Way to Deal With Them

Please don't talk to me today.<p>If you identify as more of an introvert than an extrovert, you'll know that means you are more energised by spending …

15 Divorced People Reveal The Subtle Red Flags They Ignored When They Got Married

Getting married is pretty much the biggest commitment you can make to anyone throughout your entire life. Needless to say, a decision to do something …

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Want to Be Healthy? Make Sure to Do These 7 Things. (Most People Don't)

Whether or not you eat right and work out, these important habits will make you healthier.<p>Do you want to live a healthy lifestyle? The answer is probably yes--we all want to be alive and active and feel as well as we can for as long as possible. But what are you actually doing to be healthy? …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

How a 27-Year-Old Math Whiz (and His Uber Driver) Found a Big Flaw in an IRS Tax Formula

He also came up with a fix.<p>Most people chat with their Uber driver about traffic or the weather. Sam Ferguson, on the other hand, spent one January …

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

He believed he could make the two groups sworn enemies via a series of well-timed 'frustration exercises'<p>All the boys I spoke to had an uneasy feeling about this experience. It has troubled people Author Gina Perry<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three …

Psychology

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

There's Actually No Such Thing as Different 'Learning Styles', According to Science

No Sharon, you're not a "visual learner".<p>When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us …

4 Detox Foods Celebs Swear By For Weight Loss

There’s a lot of talk among wellness-obsessed celebrities about detox diets, which are also known as deprivation diets. Traditionally, a detox was …

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

How to immediately change your life for the better

There’s an old joke where a man says, “I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years–and I’ll be 50 in seven years!” A …

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …

Bitcoin

Scientists Finally Know Why Tattoo Ink Lasts Even Though Skin Regenerates

No wonder they're so hard to get rid of.<p>If the skin regenerates itself every couple of weeks, then why do tattoos last for <i>years</i>? Sure, we know that …

Immune System

Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other targets in …

With these four words, I knew my wife loved me

I sat on a bench in a beautiful cemetery visiting with the woman who would be my wife and tried to ignore my sad, racing heart. Our relationship was about to end -- not because I wanted it to -- because she was about to learn the awful truth.<p>"There's something I need to tell you," I said.<p>Actually, …

Having sex every day for a month saved my marriage

My husband, Damien, and I had been together for 10 years and married for seven when I noticed I was bored.<p>Was it the famous seven-year itch setting …

Relationships

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

Pain

Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements

Whether for weight loss, muscle building, or simply as a convenient quick meal on the go, many Americans turn to protein powders and drinks.<p>But a new …

Nutrition

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Ikigai