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Master These 7 Grammar Tips To Instantly Sound Smarter

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Linguistics

3 Secrets of People Who Always Crush Their Personal Goals

Motivation leads to disappointment; systems lead to success.<p><i>What are some life-changing hacks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brenton Weyi on Quora:</b><p>We live in a dizzying world …

Will Power

What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job?

Here are a few that are considered “red flag words” by interviewers. Avoid these because these words don’t do you any favors. I’ve listed …

Employment

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

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 …

Stem Cells

Mission Icarus: Inside the daring plan to touch the sun

<i>Our sun is no serene orb. Every now and then its fiery surface turns explosive, sending matter, energy and magnetism whirling into the surrounding</i> …

Astronomy

You Really Shouldn't Ignore Your Gut Reaction, Science Finds

A 'gut feeling' can be more than a feeling.<p>When it comes to understanding our moods and emotional responses, our brain is usually the first place we …

Microbiology

Obesity dulls sense of taste, study suggests

Scientists say the findings could help devise new approaches to losing weight, with a greater focus on taste perception<p>Obesity dulls the sense of taste, according to research that offers new insights into why some people enter a persistent cycle of weight gain.<p>Researchers found that within eight …

McDonald's

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

Physics

Astronomers Have Detected The Echo of a Black Hole Devouring a Broken Star

And it's more epic than we thought.<p>In November 2014, an intense signal was picked up by telescopes all around the world - a black hole 300 million …

Was a Tiny Mummy in the Atacama an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange

Nearly two decades ago, the rumors began: In the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, someone had discovered a tiny mummified alien.<p>An amateur collector exploring a ghost town was said to have come across a white cloth in a leather pouch. Unwrapping it, he found a six-inch-long skeleton.<p>Despite its …

Anthropology

New Image Shows How the Sun Changes Over a 22-Year Cycle

Out of billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there's one in particular, orbiting 25,000 light-years from the galactic core, that affects Earth …

Astronomy

This New Detector Technology Aims to 'Scintillate' Elusive Dark Matter Particles

A group of researchers say they may be able to look directly for dark matter in brand new way. By using a new combination of materials in the form of …

Dark Matter

The best type of exercise for burning belly fat probably isn't what you think it is

Targeting different areas of the body might actually be more effective.<p>Belly fat is notorious for being the hardest to shift, and there's a biological reason for that (you can read more on why here). Because the fat that gathers around your abdomen can be so stubborn, many people find themselves …

Exercise

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

Motivation

10 Things To Remember When You Are Feeling Stuck

You cannot start the next chapter of your life, if you keep re-reading the old one.<p>We all feel stuck at one time or another--in a bad relationship, in the wrong job, in business, or just generally in life. Whatever the situation, feeling stuck doesn't make us feel good about ourselves. We may lose …

Motivation

How to Instantly Become More Confident, According to Tony Robbins

It's a simple tweak.<p>For Tony Robbins, confidence and success isn’t a mentality—it’s a physical state of being.<p>Fixing your posture and taking care of …

Tony Robbins

Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

The Brain

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

<i>Welcome to a new season of</i> Invisibilia<i>! The NPR program and</i> podcast <i>explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior. Episode 3 involves two brothers who are happy about the polite, helpful tenant who moves into their mother's house, until they start to suspect he has sinister motives. Here</i> …

Psychology

A psychologist explains how to beat social anxiety

The problem isn’t your social skills<p>It is rarely helpful to tell a shy person to “just be yourself!” Riffing on that frustrating exchange, clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen has written a book that she hopes will answer the question the anxious person usually asks in return: How?<p>Hendriksen …

Psychology

15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

7. Don't waste all of your time trying to figure someone else out.<p>Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did …

Mindfulness

All the URLs you need to block to *actually* stop using Facebook

In the midst of a truly awful week for Facebook, during which it was revealed that users’ personal data was harvested by a company working for the Trump campaign, users are threatening to delete their accounts <i>en masse</i>.<p>The #DeleteFacebook movement is fueled by users’ anger that their data was used …

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Public Relations

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

5 Texts To Send After A First Date, Based On What You Want To Happen Next

I used to consider myself a one-date wonder.<p>Basically, I had really great, magical first dates, but then, I would never hear from the guys …

Relationships

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 …

3 Ways Highly Successful People Handle Self-Doubt

In my TEDx talk I shared a simple two-step strategy highly successful people use to overcome self-doubt. The secret is approaching uncertainty as a …

10 Types of Psychological Theories

The term <i>theory</i> is used with surprising frequency in everyday language. It is often used in to mean a guess, hunch, or supposition. You may even hear …

6 Unconventional Ways to Smooth Your Path to Success

Successful people are continually learning and trying to improve themselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The path to success is different for each of us, but if you examine the success stories of entrepreneurs across the world, you will see that the principles of …

Motivation