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30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

7 Common Fears That Don't Have to Control Us

“<b>Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.”</b> <b>~Marianne Williamson</b><p>As babies, we know nothing about the world. In the universe of an …

All Moral Disagreement Comes Down to These 5 Principles

The field of moral psychology is the study of how people think through moral decisions. It goes back all the way to Plato and Aristotle, but today, …

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

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The discovery of a giant neuron could help explain how the brain creates consciousness

Nobody yet understands how a collection of mushy cells in the brain gives rise to the brilliance of consciousness seen in higher-order animals, including humans. But two discoveries give scientists vital clues to how human consciousness works.<p>In 2014, a 54-year-old woman went to George Washington …

What 5 popular drugs including weed and booze do to your body and brain

We know different drugs make us experience the world around us in very different ways — and their after-effects are often nowhere near as pleasant as the immediate results they produce.<p>So what exactly are these drugs doing to prompt these feelings?

These 7 brutal truths about life are hard to admit but they'll change your life when you do

You know the old saying, “Youth is wasted on the young”?<p>I think about that sometimes – how I wish I’d had the self-awareness and confidence that I …

Constitutional collapse: Why we could be on the verge of a democratic apocalypse

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci/Salon)</b><p>If Republicans gain full control, they have the power to amend the Constitution into their own authoritarian image<p>Les Leopold<p>February 25, 2017 2:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As Donald Trump vilifies the press, the courts, immigrants, Muslims, …

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The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

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Can journalists debunk Trump’s lies without amplifying them? It’s challenging but not impossible

<b>(Getty/Chip Somodevilla)</b><p>Journalists must report on the administration’s many falsehoods — and find a way to do so that won’t backfire<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 15, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>When White House adviser Kellyanne Conway went on TV and made up a fatal but entirely fictional terrorist attack in order …

The six terrible ways your life will change when Net Neutrality dies

We’ve been debating Net Neutrality for more than 20 years. In that time, the internet's gone through substantial changes, and maybe those old …

This unique theory suggests that consciousness is a byproduct of entropy

It’s the second law of thermodynamics, one of the essential rules of the physical universe, everything is infused with a particle of chaos, and that …

Who is Neil Gorsuch?

What you need to know about Trump’s extraordinarily conservative nominee for the Supreme Court.<p>Judge Neil Gorsuch is Republican nobility — the son of …

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

5 Life-Changing Realizations About Fear and Anxiety

<b>“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” – Isabel Allende</b><p>I was lying on the sofa in my tiny flat in …

#startTODAY with Hoda: 30-day plan to calm the mind and control your life

Hoda Kotb's one of the busiest women in television, so it's no surprise one of her goals for the new year was to find a way to care for her mind and feel more organized. To help achieve her goals, Hoda enlisted the help of Angie Johnsey, an RN CHT-hypnotherapist and celebrity mind coach.<p>FOLLOW …

'Alternative Facts': The Needless Lies of the Trump Administration

If the president and his aides will tell easily disproven falsehoods about crowd sizes and speeches, what else will they be willing to dissemble about?<p>One of the many things that is remarkable about the Trump administration is its devotion, even in its first days, to a particular variety of …

The America Donald Trump Is Inheriting, By The Numbers

When he takes the oath of office on Friday, President Trump will inherit a far different country than President Obama did eight years ago. It's a nation that is far more solid in some ways (economics) and shakier in others (terrorist attacks). We have gathered together dozens of statistics to show …

Democrats in the Wilderness

Inside a decimated party’s not-so-certain revival strategy.<p><b>Standing with some 30,000 people in front of</b> Independence Hall in Philadelphia the night before the election watching Hillary Clinton speak, exhausted aides were already worrying about what would come next. They expected her to win, of …

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychologists are uncovering the surprising influence of geography on our reasoning, behaviour, and sense of self.<p>As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains. “The stillness of …

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America: behold, your Snowflake-in-Chief | John Paul Brammer

It’s ironic that the alt-right’s insult of the moment applies above all to their hero, president-elect Donald Trump<p>If you’ve ever sat through a rightwing YouTube rant or spent five minutes on Twitter, you’ve likely heard the word “snowflake”. The term has supplanted the old standby of “social …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

Sometimes, your approach to health and fitness needs a whole new mindset. Tomorrow is the day when we face up to our new year resolutions, particularly when it comes to our bodies. We will be different in 2017, we tell ourselves. We will be fitter, leaner, more effective in our lives.<p>This is …

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's Who Will Profit From Its Demise

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Although the media has focused on Dodd-Frank and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) as the biggest regulatory rules enacted under President Barack Obama's administration, perhaps the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, has been the most …

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

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Putin’s Revenge

Humiliated by the 1990s, Russia’s strongman is determined to win Cold War 2.0. He may be succeeding.<p>Twenty years before Vladimir Putin began his ingenious campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, his predecessor as Russia’s president stood on a dark street near the White House. In his …

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What philosopher Hannah Arendt would say about Donald Trump

Donald Trump is not a totalitarian, but his creation of a social movement is very dangerous - and the left is enabling it, explains Roger Berkowitz, …