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These Are the 5 Reasons Why the U.S. Remains the World's Only Superpower

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9 things you should never do at a party, according to a longtime butler

Do you go in for the handshake? Should you start eating despite the host's absence?<p>Author Charles MacPherson answers these and other burning questions in his new book, "The Pocket Butler: A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining."<p>Having served as a butler for …

Quincy Jones Talked His Relationship With Michael Jackson And The Origins Of ‘Thriller’ In A New Interview

79-time Grammy nominee Quincy Jones, recently took part in an ongoing interview series called <i>Hollywood Masters.</i> The legendary producer sat down and discussed everything from the birth of hip hop to producing <i>The Color Purple</i> and <i>The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air</i>.<p>One of the highlights was the time Jones …

12 Men Reveal What They Look for in a Girlfriend

“My ideal woman is unique. She doesn't stand out from a crowd, but her humor, smile, and interests separate her from everyone else. Someone who’s not afraid to be a complete goof around me. She enjoys being sociable, while still staying in sometimes. Lastly, she understands when to give me some …

How America's Education Model Kills Creativity and Entrepreneurship

The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, …

Education

7 Life Rules That Will Position You for Greater Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding success in business isn’t about luck. It requires a great deal of courage and big thinking, as well as the motivation to overcome those fears that can keep you stuck in accepting smaller parcels of reward.<p>To exponentially elevate …

30 Things To Remember To Help You Become Successful In 2015

Improvement 2015: learn how to achieve success with these 30 tips, habits and powerful resources. Your life will not improve until you act!

Success

Rebecca Solnit: The Age of Capitalism is over

Rebecca Solnit assesses our poisonous fossil fuel dependency — and why we’re on the verge of a paradigm shift<p>It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I’ve ever seen for just one reason: it was dated the 21st day of the month of Thermidor in the Year Six. Written in sepia ink on heavy paper, …

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

Cities in Climate Change Danger, Warns Captain Planet

Cities have been getting a lot of love these days, as home to more than half of the world’s population and sites of revitalization, innovative …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

How to Be Successful: 6 New Shortcuts Backed by Research

We all want success. And we’d like it fast. But we can only work so long and so hard. The more-more-more ethos only goes so far. What to do?<p>I decided …

In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity

<i>“One feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot at the bottom of a deep dark well, utterly helpless,”</i> Van Gogh wrote in one of his many letters expounding his mental anguish. And yet the very melancholy that afflicted him was also the impetus for the creative restlessness that sparked his …

Top 5 Questions to Ask a Man Before You Say “Yes” to a Date.

<i>Eleditor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect</i> …

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5 Ways to Make Your Relationship Better RIGHT NOW

<b>Laugh Together</b><br>We all love to laugh at amusing events and funny people. Laughter can chase worries away and make us feel better physically as well as emotionally. The other evening my husband and I were watching a very silly movie on TV and kept cracking up as the actor got into more and more …

The 6 Stages Of Dating In Your 20s

Let’s face it: our 20s are an incredibly strange time to be looking for love. We are smack-dab in the middle of trying to figure out who <i>we</i> are and at …

The Paradox of Genuine Love: Why Loving Your Self Equals Loving Your Partner (And Vice Versa)

The permission to fully love and embrace your self and life with wonder, a compassionate love and acceptance is no small matter. Paradoxically, you …

At least 6 die as snow, cold pummels Northeast

Buffalo's first snowstorm of the season could give the area a year's worth of snow — around 8 feet — in just three days.<p>More than 5 feet of snow was already on the ground Wednesday, and another round of lake-effect snow is forecast to bring an additional 3 feet of snow to the Buffalo area on …

Sex & Relationships Archives

Unconditional love is a superpower nothing of real value can resist.<p>Ross Rosenberg takes the mystery out of gaslighting and narcissistic abuse.<p>Mark …

Relationships

11 Signs You’re OFFICIALLY in a Relationship

<b>You don't always clean up your place before he comes over anymore.</b> You used to care about your place looking tidy, but now you don't freak out over dirty dishes in the sink or an unmade bed. It’s going to get undone <i>anyway</i>…<p><b>You know about his family and friends—even the ones you haven’t met yet.</b> …

Beyond the Third Date Rule: How to Pace Sex for Relationship Success

Shares 306<p><i>Lust at first meeting, love at first sight, but what leads to happy ever after? Blair Glaser has a suggestion.</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a …

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Building A Romantic Relationship

The Brain Makes Its Own Ghosts

In a new study, researchers were able to induce people to feel a presence behind them using a robot, which has implications for understanding schizophrenia and consciousness itself.<p>When I was little, whenever I climbed a flight of stairs in the dark, the climbing quickly turned to running. About …

Peter Baskerville's answer to Why are most songs between three and five minutes long? Is it related to some human condition? Why are songs not longer?

It's the result of an engineering limitation that became a standard which was eventually adopted, maintained and exploited by commercial interests in …

Dating, Mating, & Gender Roles in the Loneliest City on Planet Earth

Shares 0<p><i>Ira Israel asks: What happened to human connection, and when did dating become so complicated? Here, he searches for answers.</i><p>Don’t like ads? …

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A Photo Tour: Chocolatiers in Brussels

I fly to Brussels every month so I decided to devote my recent trip to chocolate shops. The World Capital of Chocolate's cobbled back streets led me to shops where chocolate is elevated to an art form.<p>Belgium has been at the center of Europe's chocolate trade since the 1690s. With a million …