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Japanese Zen Philosopher Reveals Why Suffering Unlocks the Secrets of Life

We’re biologically conditioned to avoid pain, distress and hardship. So why does this Japanese Zen philosopher say that suffering helps you to unlock …

Meditation

4 Real-Life Ways People Shut Down Interruptions For Good

We asked how people stay productive in offices full of distractions. Here are four methods that work.<p>When it’s time to get things done, interruptions can be the bane of a productive person’s existence. Email and instant messages, phone calls, and co-workers with “just a quick question” can easily …

Quentin Tarantino Once Again Swears He Will Retire After Making Two More Movies

Then he wants to be "one of the greatest filmmakers that ever lived."<p>Quentin Tarantino promises his filmmaking days are nearing the finish line.<p>In 2014, the director said he would retire after making 10 films. Then, earlier this year, he said that if he decided to make another movie when he’s an …

Kill Bill

Buildings That Are Built To Last and Withstand Climate Change

There’s a new wave of architecture that is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s largely centered on making a building more secure against the …

Architecture

3 Ways To Improve Wellbeing At Work

Interview with Prof. Felicia Huppert<p>The word 'wellbeing' is increasingly being thrown around workplaces today. As a result, the emerging field of positive psychology with its promises of evidence-based approaches to improving wellbeing has led to CEOs, CFOs, human resources leaders, consultants, …

Science Proves What Dale Carnegie Knew All Along About Motivation

Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success.<p>Dale Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success. He was a master of self-improvement and ever the optimist. The guy behind the whole "you get a lemon, make lemonade" logic also said:<p>"People rarely …

White House staffers started using this clever tactic to put an end to 'manterrupting'

For many women, this isn't such a farfetched scenario. In fact, it's such a ubiquitous occurrence that there are even some terms to go along with it: "Manterrupting" (when a man unnecessarily interrupts a woman) and "Bropropriating" (when a man takes credit for a woman's idea), according to the …

What Is The Scientific Method, And Why Do So Many People Get It Wrong?

Climate change deniers, listen up.<p>Claims that the "the science isn’t settled" with regard to climate change are symptomatic of a large body of …

The Most Basic Thing Millennials Can Do to Impress Their Bosses

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Nobody Is Having More Fun at TIFF Than Jason Momoa

There have been so many fun movie premieres at the Toronto Film Festival this past week, but it was the cast of <b>The Bad Batch</b> who really stole the spotlight. On Tuesday, Jason Momoa, Suki Waterhouse, and director Lily Amirpour showed off their silly sides when they hit the red carpet at the Ryerson …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Islamic State has lost all territory along the Syria-Turkey border, Turkish news agency says

For Islamic State, the 500-mile border between Syria and Turkey has been the main gateway for arms and foreign fighters entering its self-proclaimed caliphate.<p>Jihadis would fly to Istanbul, Turkey, then travel to remote hamlets in southern Turkey to be smuggled into Syria.<p>But that passageway has …

Middle East

The Nordic Novel ‘A Man Called Ove’ Is a Sleeper Hit

Even the popular fiction coming out of Scandinavia—think Stieg Larsson—is dark and bleak, which makes the success of A Man Called Ove an even more …

Books

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Appears On New Marvel Comic Book Cover

In case you haven’t gotten enough of Justin Trudeau lately, there is now a way to memorialize the beloved Canadian prime minister.<p>Trudeau appears on …

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and …

This Year's Hottest Pop Culture Halloween Costumes For Women

If you've seen the drugstore candy aisles lately, you know it's that time of year again — almost Halloween! While you have some time to buy candy corn, a Halloween-lover knows it's never too early to start planning your epic costume. This slideshow of ideas is all about timing, though; while there …

Researchers say the internet is affecting our memory, capacity for learning, and more.

Do you remember what a struggle it was to remember the name of a certain actress, the kind of car you drove a decade ago, or what year a historical …

7 small spending habits that can keep you from building wealth

After a weekend of splurging on restaurants, concert tickets, and new sneakers, you're determined to reign in your spending.<p>You'll make coffee or tea at home, bring your lunch, stay for only one happy-hour drink — or none at all, and you will not succumb to any online shopping this week.<p>But the …

Watch As A Young Helen Mirren Rebukes This Sexist ’70s Interviewer Over Her ‘Equipment’

To put it outrageously lightly, being a woman in Hollywood is no cake walk. Having the nerve to age past 3o only compounds the problem. Numerous actresses and industry insiders have shared their experiences coping with sexism in the film industry, much of which involves sexual objectification in …

Call of the wild: photographer Anup Shah on capturing the perfect shot

Each night, camped in his tent by the Mara River, deep inside Kenya’s Maasai Mara wildlife reserve, photographer Anup Shah falls asleep to the sounds of hyenas whooping, hippos grunting and lions roaring.<p>In a few hours, when it is still dark, he will drive to one of his “outdoor studios” – places …

Wildlife

Want to Sound Unprofessional? Here Are the 30 Words People Mispronounce the Most

An official list compiled by Dictionary.com shows that people don't know the strangest things.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Being correct isn't easy.<p>And, let's face it, even when you are it doesn't always seem to matter.<p>The …

An Actual Star Wars Cantina is Opening

Related Articles<p>The Star Wars Cantina music is pretty catchy and seems like a happenin’ spot. Well, aside from potentially getting shot if you are a …

This Video Reminds Us Why Ned Stark Was The Most Honorable ‘Game of Thrones’ Character

While <i>Game of Thrones</i> has grown a lot since that initial season on HBO — turning into a cultural juggernaut — the memories of that first season shaped expectations and hype for the show moving forward. The first true surprise (or heartbreak) of the series was Ned Stark. Ned, the most honorable of …

A U.S. soldier learned he lost a silver medal on live television — and then got it back

RIO DE JANEIRO — Paul Chelimo will sleep well Saturday night, comforted by a silver medal in the men’s 5,000 meters and a stunning leap in his personal best time. For about 20 minutes Saturday evening, he did not know if he would ever be able to sleep again. For those 20 minutes, he believed he had …

U.S. Army

Adam West is back as Batman

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's a perfect one for a Throwback Thursday: Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar are reprising their famous "Batman" roles in the new animated film "Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders."<p>The trio starred in the 1960s television story with West starring as Batman, Ward as Robin, and …

Comic Books

'Walking Dead' Season 7 Set Photos Show Who's Alive in Second Half

<b>Warning: "The Walking Dead" Season 7 spoilers ahead.</b><p>It's time to cross a few names off your "dead" list for the first half of "The Walking Dead" Season 7.<p>The AMC series just started filming the second half, and new photos posted by JustJared make it pretty clear that <b>Rick Grimes</b> (Andrew Lincoln),</b> …

The Walking Dead

15 Simple Things Great Leaders Say to Create Highly Engaged Teams

Great leaders inspire their teams. Here are 15 things you can say to inspire yours.<p>Great leadership is about creating great relationships with your teams and inspiring them to go above and beyond. Here are 15 things that great leaders say to create highly engaged and motivated teams.<p>I'd love your …

Motivation

Cele|bitchy | Jessica Alba’s style tips: no booty shorts, dress for other women, not men

Jessica Alba is one of those celebrities who usually looks well put together when she’s photographed out, unlike say, Jennifer Garner. You can tell …

Mars Looks Eerily Similar To Earth In This Dramatic New Panorama

NASA's Curiosity Rover snaps another great shot!<p>It ain’t Earth, but it sure could’ve fooled us.<p>A dramatic 360-degree panorama, released Friday by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, shows the surface of Mars looking a lot like the southwestern U.S.<p>The image, which was shot on Aug. 5 by the Mast Camera …

New Mexico