Maria Ivone De Matos Ferreira

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5 of the best art and architecture stops in Bangkok, Thailand

In recent years, an influx of partygoers and pleasure-seekers to Bangkok has wrongly resulted in the Thai capital being characterised as the ‘Sin …

First time to Tokyo? 5 locals give you advice | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With 13.5 million residents -- 37.8 million if you count the entire metro area -- and densely packed skyscrapers, it's fair to say that Tokyo can feel overwhelming for visitors.<p>Even the most experienced travelers struggle to decipher the cryptic metro maps and navigate the busy streets. It …

These five plants don’t just look good — they improve your health, too

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.)<p>But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne …

Plants

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

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The startup fighting cancer with AI

In November 2013, more than 100 patients with cancer - including pancreatic, breast, liver and brain tumours - embarked on clinical trials involving …

Why He Hits: The Psychology of an Abuser

The act is simple. But everything around it is not. Fist meets flesh; force makes contact. Nerve endings fire away in pain; capillaries burst; …

The Narcissistic Father

<i>“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm, but the harm (that they cause)</i> …

One Simple Way to Protect Yourself from Narcissists

No matter how gently we approach them—no matter how hard we work to set aside our own anger or silence—some narcissists won’t change. In that case, …

Narcissism

10 Ways to Spot and Cope with Any Narcissist

Recently, I sat down with the people at OWN studios to discuss how to spot narcissists. We had so much to say it resulted in a three part series. …

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

Pioneer in Satellite Archaeology Wins Million-Dollar Prize

Egyptologist and National Geographic explorer Sarah Parcak uses high-flying cameras to reveal lost cities and save ancient treasures from looters.<p>Sarah Parcak credits the Tooth Fairy for sparking her first dreams of working as an archeologist in Egypt. “When I was a little girl in Maine in the …

See the Best Photos of Diwali, the Festival of Lights

A police officer sprinkles colored powder onto a police dog at Nepal's Central Police Dog Training School during a dog w<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Naredra …

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5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Emotional Intelligence

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

People who took capsules containing <i>Bifidobacterium longum 1714</i> reported less stress and fared better on memory tests, study finds<p>A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who took the bug-bearing …

Wellness

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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15 of the Most Colorful Places in America

Nope, these aren't filtered photos — they really are that bright and beautiful.<p>Nope, these aren't filtered photos — they really are that bright and beautiful.

Northern Lights

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