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85 Percent of What We Worry About Never Happens

Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: "My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened." Now there's a study that proves it. This study looked into how many of our imagined calamities never materialize. In this study, subjects were asked to write down …

6 Things Every Independent Woman Should Know Before Falling In Love

To be an independent woman is to trust yourself. It is to believe that your life is about fulfilling your individual potential. And while that can and often does include a happy, loving partnership, independent women do one thing -- one crucial thing -- differently: they put themselves first in a …

What Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type Is Like As A Friend

<b>ENFP</b>: The excitable yet surprisingly insightful friend who subtly gives you a pep talk every time you hang out and leaves you feeling like you could …

50 Things You Might Not Know About Star Wars

The best way to celebrate Star Wars Day is to learn something new about a galaxy far, far away. So here are 50 fascinating facts about Hollywood's …

Star Wars

5 Steps to Being More Charming | Inc.com

In his book <i>All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,</i> Robert Fulghum gives us a blueprint for success. Almost three decades later, his words to the wise are still viable, and actually, still quite contemporary. Taking direction, here are a few hacks that illustrate the qualities of the …

Hacking

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Exercise

HugeDomains.com - Sutbeat.com is for sale (Sutbeat)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Stop making these 15 body language mistakes

<i>This article originally appeared on Ragan.com in July 2016.</i> <br>Until you get to know someone, your brain relies on snap judgments to categorize him, …

Body Language

The 4 Drunk Personality Types, According to Science

Psychologists have identified four main 'drunk types' based on how you handle your liquor in social settings. What kind of drinker are you?<p>We already …

Self-Improvement Hiatus: 10 Reasons To Stop Trying So Hard To Be A Better You

I’ve been a self-improvement enthusiast for as long as I can remember.Perhaps some of the dysfunction in my family when I was a child led me to …

Self-improvement

What 9 common drugs like caffeine, weed and booze do to your brain

A puff of this, and the world transforms into a colorful kaleidoscope of dancing patterns and waves of sound; a sip of that, and the muscles in your body relax like jello.<p>We know different drugs make us experience the world around us in very different ways — and their after-effects are often …

AOL

This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen: The Neuroscience of Reading Great Literature

I freely admit it—like a great many people these days, I have a social media addiction. My drug of choice, Twitter, can seem like a particularly …

Literature

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

Happiness

A psychologist reveals the best ways to maximize your sleep — and the No. 1 mistake everyone makes

Everyone wants to get better sleep. But sleep trouble is incredibly common.<p>And feeling tired the next day isn't the half of it. By not getting enough sleep you're reducing your IQ.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>And losing "beauty sleep" really …

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few -- the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

A Smile Can Change Your Brain. Can An Emoticon Do The Same?

Whenever I give a presentation on the impact of body language in the workplace, I always include a section on the power of a smile.<p>That’s because research shows that a smiling expression sends feedback from your face to your left frontal cortex, which in turn triggers the release of the …

Psychology

7 Laws Of Happiness: Lessons From Indian Wisdom

Seven years have flown by since I moved to India. It has been a fantastic journey reconnecting with my roots. Growing up in India, I did not have the luxury of travel, but thanks to the support of my family I have had the opportunity to make up for all the lost time. I have had a wonderful time …

10 Novels That Will Help You Perform Better In This Business World

Mentoring

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates write a long to-do list and prioritize items as A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and productivity, I’ve interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I always ask them …

Time Management

The World's 5 Most Romantic Places to Share a Kiss

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>It was a tradition as classic as taking a selfie with the <i>Mona Lisa.</i><p>For the past few years, couples have visited France's Pont des Arts bridge to write their names on a padlock, affix it to the bridge and throw away the key -- thus sealing their bond for …

Emotional Health: 7 Habits of Emotionally Successful People

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Your emotional health is at the crux of your quality of life. Without happiness, hopefulness and well-being, it’s difficult to reach …

Cornell is building an insanely energy efficient dorm in New York City, and it could change how we make buildings forever

Cornell Tech, an applied sciences program out of Cornell University, is building a giant futuristic campus on New York City's Roosevelt Island. But the most exciting part of the campus isn't in the academic buildings or green spaces — it's the dorms.<p>The campus's 250-foot tall residential high-rise …

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It’s a known fact that successful people read. Time and time again, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders cite frequent reading as one of …

Get Glowing! 3 Musts For Healthy Skin (No Products Required)

Your skin really is an expression of what’s happening inside your body, so it’s no surprise that what you put in it will be reflected on the outside. …

Skin Care

Summer of the shark: seven people attacked on North Carolina beaches

Authorities brace for more attacks as tourists flock to the sea for July 4 weekend<p>Hunter Treschl had been in the ocean water for only a minute when he felt something glide by his left leg.<p>The 16-year-old was waist deep in the choppy North Carolina water and unable to make out the dark shape …

North Carolina