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The modern problem with pursuing perfection

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Perfection, by definition, is an impossible goal, and that's the first thing to say."<p>So says a man who would know: Thomas Curran, a social psychologist whose area of expertise is perfectionism. He's been studying the idiosyncratic personality trait for years.<p>Curran is the lead author of a …

Psychology

Prepping for the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival: Pictures

Winter Olympics

The 6 Best Places To See The Northern Lights

While we once (ahem, college) thought nothing of staying up past midnight, these days it takes something truly special to keep us awake past our bedtime. And nature’s light show definitely fits the bill. Quick astronomy lesson: The northern lights are actually solar particles blown into the earth’s …

23 Creative Ways To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles

Ruined temples and forgotten places: historic photographer of the year – in pictures

All images courtesy of historic photographer of the year

Photography

10 Brilliant Storage Ideas to Steal from These Tiny Airbnbs

If you want to (affordably) escape to an amazing city, renting a tiny Airbnb might be your best bet to get the perfect location. And one of my …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Books

Want to Get More Done? Answer These 5 Questions Every Night

Changing your life and winning the next day starts with these 5 questions.<p>When it comes to staying on the positive end of the spectrum to growth and expansion, many people think that high performers have a secret that the majority doesn't possess.<p>However, their success isn't rooted in secrets and …

Lifehacks

14 Ingenious Packing Tips From People Who Travel For A Living

Ahh, organization.<p>There’s nothing we travelers love more than a good packing tip. Once learned, a DIY travel hack (like rolling an entire outfit into a tiny ball) can change the way you pack forever.<p>Nobody knows more about efficient packing than people who travel for a living. HuffPost asked a …

These Are The 8 Friends You Need To Be Happy In Life

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing at Unprecedented Rates

Big fossil-fuel, mining, hydroelectric, and other "mega projects" are struggling thanks to competition from newer, cleaner technologies and a firestorm of market and civil forces.<p>Though few recognized it at the time, 2011 may mark a turning point for the era of building mega energy and mining …

Fossil Fuels

8 things the smartest people never reveal about themselves at work

At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind up as obvious no-nos with hindsight.<p>Trouble is, you can't build a strong professional network if you don't open up to your colleagues. Doing so is …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

8 'Facts' About The Human Body Debunked by Science

No, you're not "double-jointed".<p>When you know a particular topic really well, you might say you know it like the back of your hand. But how well do …

University of British Columbia

6 Things That Will Make You More Productive

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week:<p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be …

Science explains how to get what you want

Whether it's getting your partner to do more housework or making your colleagues back your latest idea, we all end up spending a considerable amount of time trying to persuade or even manipulate others.<p>So can science offer any clever tricks to get people to do what we want, without resorting to …

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

Winter Fashion

35 New Uses For Old Newspapers And Magazines

DECORATIVE DIYAS

TOP 30 IDEAS FOR DECORATING THE HOUSE THIS DIWALI

With the Diwali festival around the corner, homemakers will be going into a frenzy cleaning up the place and trying to decide how best to decorate …

20 Creative Ideas for Best out of waste

20 Ingenious Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles Instead of Trashing Them

Approximately 100 million plastic bottles are used and discarded every day, with 80% of them simply becoming non-biodegradable litter. While it is …

HAPPY CANDLES AND GARLAND

Google Introduces Game-Changing Wearable Camera That Doesn't Need a Photographer!?

New tech from Google promises pictures and video that will memorialize your life with a passive, wearable camera that is programmed to take pictures …

Wearable Tech

Archaeologists decipher 3,200-year-old stone telling of invasion of mysterious sea people

Ancient symbols on a 3,200-year-old stone slab have been deciphered by researchers who say they could solve "one of the greatest puzzles of …

Archaeology

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It)

What you do can make you extremely likable, but so can what you don't choose to do.<p>Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you …

Self-improvement

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Arts and Crafts movement

3 Simple Questions to Help You Let Go of the Year That Was

If you feel the desire to reflect on the year that was, here is a simple 10-minute way of celebrating and releasing 2014. Three simple questions for you to answer.<p>You can grab a pen and paper right now and play along as you read, or if you enjoy the ambience of rituals, find a quiet spot at the …

7 signs you aren't managing your time effectively

Time and calendar management can influence all aspects of your life. It's important to be on the lookout for the following seven signs that things may not be going as well as you think.<p>Once you become an effective manager of your schedule you won't just become a time and calendar boss. You will …

13 things parents who raise mentally strong kids refuse to do

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and it gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But raising a mentally …