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What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Behavioral Sciences

In the worst human traumas, psychologists found the roots of happiness

All around us are reminders of how important happiness is in people’s lives: in TED talks, in the practice of meditation, in the annual World …

Psychology

Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government.<p>This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President …

Donald Trump

10 Must-Visit Places in Florida That You've Probably Never Heard Of

1 of 10<p>Walkers Landing in Amelia Island<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>No Name Pub in Big Pine Key<p>3 of 10<p>Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Vero …

Google Home can now make calls and it won't cost you a dime

Google has just pushed an update to its Home smart speaker that lets you make calls to any phone number in the US and Canada for free.<p>As with its other features, you can place a call with your voice: just say, “Hey Google, Call Abhimanyu,” or whoever else you’ve been dying to talk to, and it’ll do …

Google Home

‘Romantic realism’: the seven rules to help you avoid divorce

The new year is peak time for breakups. But the emotional skills that help a relationship endure can be learned<p>We expect love to be the source of our greatest joys. But, in practice, it is one of the most reliable routes to misery. Few forms of suffering are ever as intense as those we experience …

Relationships

Flex, the tampon alternative you can wear during sex

Flex, a San Francisco-based company preparing to launch an alternative to tampons and sanitary towels that can be worn during sex, has announced it has raised $1 million in funding.<p>It has also bought rival firm Softcup for an undisclosed amount, and now owns all 'menstrual disc' products on the …

Menstruation

How Ancient Religion Got You High

Religion and drugs wouldn’t seem to mix well, but history tells us otherwise.<p>Earlier this year a small group of self-designated nuns in California …

Religion

The Healthiest People In The World Eat A Lot Of Carbs

Mmm, noodles...<p>Japanese people are, as a whole, very healthy: They have the second-highest life expectancies compared to any other country in the world (the U.S. comes in at number 43) and have an obesity rate of just 3.5 percent, which is one-tenth of America's 35 percent obesity rate.<p><b>The reason</b> …

Easy exercise to train your brain and lose weight

Training, or, re-training the brain to respond to food differently is not as hard as we've been making it, and this simple step will get you started …

The Brain

A reading list to expand your mind

This year, we published stories that enlightened, moved and excited us. The BBC Future team share their personal favourites.<p><i>David Robson – Writer</i><p>My pick: How your eyes trick your mind<p>It's been a privilege to see my stories appear alongside the work of some really talented writers this year. Tom …

University of Cambridge

Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

Archaeology

Best career advice for twenty-somethings

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says there are no straight paths.Brian Snyder/Reuters<p>If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you anymore, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to …

Business Wisdom From a Billionaire Buddhist

Sage advice from entrepreneur and Buddhist priest Kazuo Inamori.<p>Should managers focus on making workers happy, even before satisfying the …

We’re Doomed. Now What?

The time we’ve been thrown into is one of alarming and bewildering change — the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. Not one of us is innocent, not one of us is safe. The world groans under the weight of …

Learning, and controlling, your metabolism rate for weight loss

<b>(CNN) —</b> Metabolism is a term that is thrown around a lot in the nutrition world, but most people don't fully understand what it really is, what aspects of your metabolism are under your control and how you can optimize it to help you lose weight and keep the weight off.<p>The term metabolism actually …

Nutrition

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

Shift Your Mind, Shift Your Weight

When we say the struggle is real, we mean it. Constantly thinking about weight, food, body image, working out, and our bodies leaves us exhausted. Every.Day. While we can sometimes put on our happy mask, fun mask, or 'I don't care' mask, on the inside, we feel sad, hopeless, frustrated, angry at …

Punk Rock Frontman's Drug Addiction Almost Killed Him, But He Lives To Scream About It

"Look at old punk rock dudes," Zac Carper said. "They’re either dead or sober.”<p>Given that some of FIDLAR's best-known songs have titles like “Cheap Bear” and “Cocaine,” it’s hard to blame fans of the Los Angeles band, itself an acronym for “Fuck It Dog, Life’s a Risk,” for associating the skate …

New Albums

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Shock Mars Pictures: Has a dinosaur been found on the Red Planet?

GETTYImages showing a "dinosaur head, alien, and space craft" have been found<p>So-called alien researchers scour through images beamed back by Nasa's …

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Universe

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Singularity

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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N.J. heroin overdose death rate is triple the soaring U.S. rate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the rate of heroin overdose deaths has nearly tripled since 2010.<p>"Heroin use is …

Drug Addiction