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Japan’s biggest bestseller is a philosophy book on “The Courage to be Disliked”

When I visited Japan last November, I asked a few people whether everyone was as obsessed with Marie Kondo, the Japanese guru who inspires millions with her treatise on the magic of tidying up, as Americans were. Sure, they said. They knew about Kondo. But the real phenomenon, they told me, was a …

Psychology

What your poo says about your health

Opening your bowels is a basic function of life. But despite the fact we all do it, pooing is not often thought to be a topic suitable for polite …

Microbiology

Scientists Know Why and How Parents Ruin Kid Friendships

While positive parenting practices don't help kids make friends, depressed and controlling parents increase the risk of their children losing the …

Psychology

Myers-Briggs: Valuable Insights or an Unscientific Money Maker for Consultants?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, is one of the most popular personality tests around. The test classifies people as one of 16 personality …

Psychology

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Psychology

The Most Common Treadmill Mistakes

Running on a treadmill can have its benefits, such as protection from the elements and unsafe running conditions. But when you take your runs …

How to Successfully Grow Basil: A Field Guide for Planting, Care, and Design on Gardenista

Plants & Seeds<p>Gardening 101: Basil<p>by Kendra Wilson<p>Urban Gardens<p>A Garden Gem: Purple Basil<p>by Janet Hall<p>Vegetables<p>Ask the Expert: How to Create a …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

Is the Gulf Stream about to collapse and is the new ice age coming sooner than scientists think?

Two new studies published in the scientific journal <i>Nature</i> have brought a new threat to the world’s attention: the shutdown of the Atlantic Ocean …

Caffeine causes widespread brain entropy (and that’s a good thing)

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettBasic neuroscience teaches us how individual brain cells communicate with each other, like neighbours chatting over the garden …

Humanity

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Take time out to smell the jasmine

Fragrant climbers that can be planted right now, for knock-out scent all season long<p>There is a tendency to think about gardening as an entirely visual art form: a pursuit that is all about playing with the colours, forms and textures of the natural world. However, to me the most dramatic impact …

Climbing

6 Affordable Renovations That Will Instantly Boost Your Home Value

Chances are your home is the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought. Yet if you’re like most of us, what you spent to acquire it is only the …

The delicious salad leaves to try in your garden that keep on giving with ‘cut and grow’

Pulling up entire salad plants seems like madness once you've moved on to 'cut and grow again' as Mark Diacono explains.<p>One of the great pleasures of …

7 Houseplants With the Most Unique Leaves We've Ever Seen

Sure, an indoor jungle would be nice, but if you only have space for a few plants in your home, make them ones that are especially striking. These …

Plants

Get Moving: 11 Best Books on Running to Read This Spring - Signature

A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory<p>Deena Kastor was a talented runner from a young age, but her career almost ended after college, when her competitive mindset nearly destroyed her. As she verged on giving up, Deena traveled to Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first …

The Start-to-Finish Guide to Fueling for a Half Marathon

Everything you need for race day and beyond.<p>The arrival of spring means we're welcoming tulips, rain showers, pastels—and running season! Sure, …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Why I fell in love with Slovenia

Love was in the air the moment US writer Noah Charney set foot in Ljubljana. And after he met his future wife, there was a whole country to get passionate about, with dramatic landscapes, curious traditions and great food<p>Back in 2000, as an American student studying in London, I embarked on a …

European Travel

Emergency Responders and the Dangers of “Masculinity Contests”

During the horrific school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida, one of the sheriff’s deputies on the scene did not enter the building to confront the attacker. The internet, Parkland officials, and politicians reacted swiftly. The deputy was criticized by his boss for his supposed inaction and …

5 Things You Have to Stop Saying to People You Care About

I’m not asking you to strip your refrigerator of feel-good magnets or to toss all of those inspirational pillows. I’m just asking you to be a bit …

There might be a scientific silver lining to getting through difficult life events

When you’re stuck in the middle of a difficult life event—whether that’s a death, a messy breakup, you name it—it’s nearly impossible to imagine …

6 Things Daughters of Unloving Parents Need to Unlearn

There’s an enormous disconnect between what psychology knows about the kind of adult love that sustains the self and builds intimacy and what our …

Goodbye to MBTI, the Fad That Won’t Die

My name is Adam Grant, and I am an INTJ. That’s what I learned from a wildly popular personality test, which is taken by more than 2.5 million people …

8 Common, Long-Lasting Effects of Narcissistic Parenting

<b>Chronic self-blame</b>.<p>Narcissistic parents may or may not be openly abusive, but they’re almost certainly emotionally tone deaf, too preoccupied with …

5 Things Everyone Must Understand About Verbal Abuse

The most maddening—and the most common—response I get when I write about the daughters and sons of unloving mothers is that people point out that the …

The Badass Personalities of People Who Like Being Alone

There are people who like being alone, maybe even love it. What do you think they are like? Does your mind immediately leap to the misanthrope or the …

Psychology

Introverts have this one little-known social strength, says study

And it's actually very useful...<p>We all have ingrained ideas about the differences between introverts and extroverts, one of which being that the …

Future dialysis patients could grow their own artificial veins

I rarely think about kidney failure, and when I do, it's almost always in the context of a charity appeal from my local hospital. Dialysis machines are the primary way that people with kidney disorders survive until a donor organ can be found. Going to a hospital multiple times a week to have your …

Dialysis

What's the easiest way to grow orchids?

I was inspired to try growing orchids after visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show. Could you please provide some advice on an easy orchid that I could try growing?<p><i>— Calli Jensen, Woodstock</i><p>Moth orchids (<i>Phalaenopsis</i>) are some of the easiest orchids to care for in a home, so these would …