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Understanding Your Emotional Story to Deal With Low Sexual Desire

I've seen it in therapy over and over. A couple who really loves each other, but who struggles to sexually connect in their relationship. One partner has a low sexual drive, while the other one would desires to sexually connect. Both partners in the relationship identify each other as close …

Emotional Intelligence

The 8 Daily Habits of Wildly-Happy Couples

We've all met the "happy couple" that always seem to be smiling, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest. They never seem to argue or fuss about inane things, and are in perfect harmony, forever residing on the same wavelength as one another.<p>And we've all asked ourselves the question, "How can …

Happiness

Why Do Different People Need Different Amounts of Sleep?

Whether you're a morning or evening person could be guided by your genes.<p>How much sleep do we need? It's a fundamental question about a basic human function we've been practising for millennia, but there's still no simple answer. In recent years, scientific advances have suggested that it may in …

University of Oxford

Dieting? Calorie-counting? Four of the best food-tracking apps

How MyFitnessPal, Lose It, Noom Coach and HAPIcoach could help you towards healthier eating habits in 2016<p>“Never mind the calories, it’s time to eat more turkey / pour more sherry / wolf another chocolate orange. I’ll eat healthily in January though … ”<p>The traditional British approach to Christmas …

Apps

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

Video Tutorials

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

Self-help

The DIY Gift That Dry Winter Hands Will Thank You for

One of my first signs of winter, even before I see frost on the grass or need my down coat, is the beginning of dry, tender skin. Lower humidity, colder temperatures, and Chicago’s winds quickly leave me looking for ways to soothe and protect my hands. <b>This homemade salve not only smooths rough</b> …

How GMOs could save bananas from going extinct

That's because bananas might be extinct within just a few years, say Dutch researchers, and that could open the door for synthetic biologists to come up with a new, synthetically modified banana to replace the yellow Cavendish banana we've come to know and love.<p>This new, synthetically modified …

Forestry

Martin Shkreli Allegedly Told Investors He Had $35 Million; He Really Had $700

The FBI says the pharma exec known for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug — from $13.50 to $750 — cooked financial reports and used other people’s funds to buy food.<p>In December 2010, Martin Shkreli was working to convince potential investors to give money to MSMB Capital, a hedge fund he …

Putin praises Donald Trump as 'bright and talented'

MOSCOW (AP) — In Vladimir Putin's view, Donald Trump is "bright and talented." But as much as those words sound overtly like praise, there are some murky nuances.<p>The most unequivocally favorable part of the comments the Russian leader made Thursday to a scrum of reporters after his annual year-end …

Russia

22 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a tradition of dramatic New Year's resolutions, and in 2015 he decided that he'd read a book every two weeks.<p>"Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today," Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page. …

Silicon Valley

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee.<p>Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly."<p>It's all a matter of taste and context. But there are opinions. And some count more than others.<p>Steven Pinker is probably as good an expert to …

Linguistics

The Bizarre Reason Earth's Rotation Will Slow Down This Century

If you’ve had your fill of depressing predictions for the future, here’s one that is both fascinating and as innocuous as they come: as ice caps …

How I Took Back Control of My Happiness and My Life

In the last two years, I have been through many up moments, down moments, and moments in between. And the only time I look back is to see how far I've come. Having more faith than fear, choosing to be grateful, and taking responsibility for my own happiness were key to giving me the strength to …

CARL ICAHN WARNS: I think the meltdown is only just beginning

The sell-off in high-yield — aka junk — bonds, issued by companies with relatively low-credit quality, comes in the wake of Third Avenue Management telling clients that they would not redeem money from a bond fund due to, among other things, "a general reduction of liquidity in the" bond …

Markets

'I have terminal cancer. And I'm dying in a yearish.'

The enormity of the news didn't sink in fully, not at first, even after my doctor uttered the words: “I'm sorry, we did find cancer.” My husband, Dave, and I had only the faintest sense that evening that our lives had been hijacked forever.<p>Early 2014 brought major surgery, then six weeks of …

O’Reilly rebukes Trump over Muslim ban

Donald Trump clashed with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly on his show over the Republican candidate's call to ban all Muslims from entering the country until American officials "can figure out what is going on" following the Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.<p>The host of "The O'Reilly …

Donald Trump

The 6 Most Common Complaints Men Have About Marriage

What do married men complain about behind closed doors during couples and family therapy?<p>Below, marriage therapists open up about the gripes they hear most often from long-married men -- and the advice they give both partners during sessions.<p><b>1.</b> <b>They complain about their spouses' tendency to complain.</b><p>…

New York City

Facebook is annihilating your self-esteem, and you’re not alone

The dopamine high of a notification is never enough. Research ties the social media site to depression and anxiety<p>Last month, I reactivated my old Facebook account for 15 minutes before realizing I’d made a terrible mistake.<p>I deleted my profile last year because I didn’t like the person I was when …

Social Media

Putin casually floated the idea of using nuclear weapons against ISIS

It's important to remember that military involvement in Syria, and the harsh statements that regularly accompany it, serve a dual purpose for the Russian government.<p>On the international front, Russia is busy expanding its comparatively limited sphere of influence and seizing whatever opportunity it …

Russia

One entrepreneur is trying to turn Harlem into New York’s Silicon Valley

Earlier this year, John Henry, along with his Cofound Harlem co-founders decided to take on Harlem--can't be done Harlem naysayers that is--by launching a 9-month accelerator program with the aim of bringing 100 new businesses to Harlem over five years. Cofound Harlem provides participating …

Silicon Valley

NASA Releases First of New Horizon's Most-Detailed Pictures of Pluto

Ever since Pluto was just nine pixels wide in pictures taken 740,000 miles ahead of the New Horizons probe, we've been getting better and better shots of the dwarf planet. Each new set of images has revealed new details, and now NASA is releasing the highest-resolution pictures ever taken by the …

Solar System

Pensioner filmed having sex in a car by vigilante drone pleads not guilty

Oklahoma pensioner Douglas Blansett has pleaded not guilty to ‘engaging in an act of public lewdness’ after a vigilante law enforcer used a drone to film him allegedly having sex in a car with a known sex worker.<p>The drone was being operated by the man behind Johntv.com, Brian Bates, who “firmly …

The real psychology behind 'Inside Out' is blowing our minds

Video essayist Evan Puschak, aka The Nerdwriter, is known for dissecting the realities behind pop culture phenomenons. In his latest segment on the …

Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

E.T. was the perfect extraterrestrial: Cute, smart and — best of all — a perfect pacifist.<p>Unfortunately, scientists aren't so sure that an actual …

Scientists find link between people impressed by wise-sounding, 'profound' quotes and low intelligence

A new study has shown that people who believe in psuedo-profound, intellectual-sounding quotes are less intelligent<p>Ever get annoyed by people on social media who share 'profound' quotes, or use meaningless, intelligent-sounding soundbites in arguments?<p>A new study has shown that there is a link …

50 Words and Phrases That Writers Get Wrong

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Language