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At Japan's suicide cliffs, he's walked 609 people back from the edge

FUKUI, Japan — Almost no one jumps on rainy days.<p>They jump when the sun returns and the masses step outside, reminding them of their misery. They …

Japan

A powerful letter captures a teacher's existential crisis: Would I die for my students?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rebecca Field is furious. She didn't sign up for this.<p>The Richmond, Virginia, teacher signed up to teach art history -- not, as she says, to "be ripped apart by a spray of bullets that came from a semi-automatic rifle."<p>Make no mistake, she'd give her life to save her students. But she …

Teaching

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

3 Ways to Make Memorable Small Talk That Gets People Interested In Working With You

The easiest way to be intriguing is listen closely after you've asked someone to tell you about themself.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"Small talk is the biggest talk we do." ~ Susan RoAne, author/keynote speaker</i><p>Most people try to avoid small talk---the …

Public Speaking

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Sergey Brin

4 ways to help get over career bitterness

When disappointments inevitably happen at work, we can make the mistake of letting that emotion fester into bitterness. Instead of processing our …

Self-help

15 People Who Had Near-Death Experiences Describe What They “Saw”

Stories about people dying and coming back to life grab our attention in a way that few other things do — and a lot of it has to do with what people …

Consciousness

Japanese “forest medicine” is the art of using nature to heal yourself—wherever you are

The fountain of youth is a forest. Trees cast off years and grant health and cheer, or so transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed in his 1836 essay “Nature.” “In the woods,” he wrote, “I feel that nothing can befall me [. . .] which nature cannot repair.”<p>Indeed, research shows that trees …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

Wiping

A 40-Year-Study Found That Rich People Exhibited This Undesirable Trait as Kids

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

Psychology

42 Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

Vegan

'Time-traveller from 2030' PASSES lie detector test and claims revealing the future could put him in danger

A man who claims he is from the year 2030 - and has revealed a number of predictions for the future - has undergone a lie detector test and …

Sustainability

20 Ways To Help A Partner Living With Mental Illness

"You're going to be okay, and I'm here."<p>"Before I started dating my boyfriend, I was agoraphobic and would never get into cars with people. <b>After about six long months with a lot of practice and A LOT of patience, he brought me out of my comfort zone</b> and finally to his house. My boyfriend has been …

Mental Health

17 WTF Items From Donald Trump's Budget

He gave the rich a tax cut – and now the president's budget takes aim at the poor<p>Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no …

Donald Trump

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …

Leadership

Incredible One Bowl Meals

One bowl, zero hassle.<p>One bowl meals seem to be on every menu now, and we understand why. Filled with grains or noodles, veggies, and protein, one …

Healthy Eating

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

Self-help

The Genius Within by David Adam review – to what extent is intelligence determined by genes?

Zapping his brain and taking ‘smart pills’, Adam’s fascinating history of how we define intelligence raises intriguing questions about our future<p>The old myth that you only use 10% of your brain is obviously rubbish. If an iron spike went through the 90% you never use, why would you care? But what …

The Brain

8 Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead and Enjoy All Week Long

We’re not the first to note that breakfast is an important meal. But with so little time between waking up and heading to work, preparing an <i>actual</i> …

Breakfast

JK Rowling created an army of liberals – now they are turning against her

“I just think she wrote many beautiful things in Harry Potter, but she doesn’t live up to them in real life.”<p>Alice’s magic wand is made of pine, and …

Books

The Heavy Dumbbell Leg Workout to Build Strong, Sexy Muscle

1. Goblet Squat Sumo Stance<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Start standing with feet in a wide stance (wider than shoulder width) with toes turned outward at an angle. Use both …

Health

20 Wedding Guest Dresses Perfect For Spring

Erdem<p>Kitri<p>The Vampire's Wife<p>Self-Portrait<p>Christopher Kane<p>Roksanda<p>Marni<p>Topshop<p>Victoria Beckham<p>Alexachung<p>Proenza Schouler<p>Raquel Diniz<p>Saloni<p>Preen Line<p>La …

Fashion (UK)

Awesome Adventure Lodges That Won't Break the Bank

We found five impressive spots you can actually afford.<p>Camping might make you feel one with nature, but it far from guarantees a good night’s rest. At the same time, shelling out for quality accommodations in America’s most spectacular outdoor destinations can be a hard-to-justify luxury.<p>We scoured …

Hiking

The only things you should do to help beat a cold or the flu

This year's flu season is not messing around.<p>As the virus has swept the US in recent months, people have turned to some strange habits to keep illness at bay, like chugging orange juice, "starving" their fevers, and taking antibiotics. (Spoiler: None of these will help.)<p>Orange juice is high in …

Alternative Medicine

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet<p>(Click images for full caption information)<p>The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed …

Antarctica

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

Home Improvement

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Loneliness

Decoding the mysteries of a child's developing brain

It’s back-to-school season. Parents mark their youngsters' height on the wall and marvel at how much they’ve grown, but what’s going on just below the pencil line in that child’s brain?<p>We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child’s …

Parenting

Fractured bones, eating disorders and back pain: what life as a champion ice skater is really like

Having a Mum who is an ice skating coach means I have been on the ice since I was just 10 months old. Ever since I took my first steps, I was out on the ice with her, skidding around as she trained her students. For us, that was day care.<p>When I was six, I asked if I could have private lessons and …

Evgenia Medvedeva

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

Exercise