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Eight habits of highly emotionally intelligent people

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform …

23 Products Everyone In Their Late Twenties Should Try On Their Skin

Do you have wrinkles and acne at the same time? Keep reading.

Destinations that are so magical, they hardly seem real

These seven dreamy destinations make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a magical fairy tale world.<p>Where to go to escape the stresses of life, the bustle of the workweek and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their …

European Travel

Freediving on a single breath, in pictures - Telegraph

Scuba Diving

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

European Travel

9 things mentally strong people do every day

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," psychotherapist Amy Morin writes that your genetics, personality, and life experiences all play a role in your mental strength.<p>Since we know what mentally strong people <i>don't</i> do, we asked Morin about the key habits they do follow.<p>Here are nine …

Self-help

6 Ways to be Assertive with People Who Intimidate You

Being assertive is important. It means expressing your thoughts, feelings, needs and wants in a relationship, said psychologist Julie de Azevedo …

Self-help

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

TED Talks

Stop Trying to Fix Your Weaknesses

<b>Marcus Buckingham</b>, author of <i>StandOut 2.0</i>, explains why performance management systems are broken.

4 Ways To Psychologically Manipulate Someone

Ever thought about using psychology to your benefit your everyday interactions with others? You don’t need a psych degree, nor do you need any …

Psychology

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The showbiz couple

Uninspired and trapped by the middle-class rat race, Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil followed their dreams of adventure around the world.<p>On paper, my husband Dave and I lived an enviable life. It was late 2006, and Dave was a successful rigging gaffer in the thriving Toronto film industry while I …

Travel

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Hospitality

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

Pets

Beautiful Northumberland, off the beaten track

Author Ann Cleeves describes the draw of her native Northumberland – and the parts most visitors miss in its former industrial corner. Plus more lovely but quiet bits of Britain<p>Best seafood restaurants on the Northumberland coast<p>Northumberland is a wild and beautiful place. Tourists visit for the …

Australia finds coral reef to rival the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists have discovered marine life at Wilsons Promontory, in southern Australia, that matches that living on the Great Barrier Reef<p>Spectacular corals "teeming with life" and amazing underwater structures have been found on a reef off south Australia.<p>Scientists, excited by footage recorded by …

Great Barrier Reef

Lynx Trio Explores Highland Wildlife Park

At almost three months old, the Northern Lynx triplets, at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland, spent their first few weeks huddled together in …

Wildlife

The 12 most beautifully designed hotels in the world

This year's 338 nominees include designs in a number of categories, including Hotel and Leisure.<p>The hotels under consideration are all incredibly unique, from an African safari lodge that resembles a luxurious wigwam to a Turkish resort and spa with stunning waterfront rooms.<p>The winner of 2015's …

Architecture

19 Things You Understand If You Like Kittens More Than Babies

You'd rather be called a Crazy Cat Lady than asked if you're going to have children.

26 beautiful photos you won't believe were taken in Pakistan

Pakistan

The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

Nature

Decoded octopus genome reveals secrets to complex intelligence

Groundbreaking new research helps explain the invertebrate’s alien-like physiology<p>The elusive octopus genome has finally been untangled, which should allow scientists to discover answers to long-mysterious questions about the animal's alienlike physiology: How does it camouflage itself so expertly? …