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Harper Lee's Best Quotes

A look back at 11 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's best quotes of all time.<p>A look back at 11 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's best quotes of all time.

10 Coolest Vacation Spots to Travel Solo

New Year’s Resolution check-in time: How many of us resolved to travel more often as part of our 2016 plans? And how many of us still have their overnight bags collecting dust on their closet floors? “Travel more” is one of the most popular resolutions to make and one of the easiest to let fall by …

Travel

Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation

To understand how animals see, look through their eyes.<p>This story appears in the February 2016 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>“If you ask people what animal</b> eyes are used for, they’ll say: same thing as human eyes. But that’s not true. It’s not true at all.”<p>In his lab at Lund University in …

Biology
Linguistics

State of the Union: A Glance at the U.S. Today by the Numbers

The country has changed — for better and for worse — since President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address six years ago in 2010, and the president won't be able to cover the full scope of where the country stands in what's anticipated to be a shorter-than-usual speech.<p>So …

Demographics

10 Ways to Win the Thanksgiving Argument

Thanksgiving is the #1 time during the year when distant family members wind up in heated arguments. If you're going to engage, why not win?<p>I absolutely love Thanksgiving. Still, I understand that if there's anything worse a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner, it's <i>losing</i> a big argument at …

Mind

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

BRB, we'll be in our bedrooms reading until winter.<p>Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel <i>Purity</i>, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …