Maryam Hassan

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Empathy: Overrated?

Be kind, show understanding, do good—but, some scientists say, don’t try to feel others’ pain.<p>In 2006, then-senator Barack Obama gave a commencement speech offering what seemed like very sensible advice. “There’s a lot of talk in this country about the federal deficit,” he told Northwestern’s …

Empathy

26 beautiful photos you won't believe were taken in Pakistan

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

11 Fun, Free Things to Do in Portland

It’s said that Portland, Oregon, has something for everyone, whether you’re a craft beer aficionado, live music junkie, arts supporter, or outdoor …

25 Free Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Los Angeles

Tourists flock to Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but there’s so much more to this SoCal city beyond …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

16 free things on the internet that could literally change your life

THE INTERNET CAN be a weird and wonderful place at times, but how can you make it work for you?<p>Well, just look at all of these resources out there …

How To Make A 3D Hologram With Stuff You Already Own

It's simply brilliant.<p>Feel like resurrecting Tupac in your own home? No problem. <b></b><p>U.K.-based tech enthusiast Mrwhosetheboss posted a now-viral tutorial on YouTube that shows how to turn any smartphone into a hologram projector. The video was inspired by another, very similar YouTube tutorial by …

8 Ugly Houses That Don’t Seem Real, But They Are!

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? These eight ugly houses answer that age-old question with a resounding: Yes!<p>If you’re looking for a rock-solid …

The Sacred Spaces We'll Visit in 100 Years

PEACE<p>Most of religious tourism involves visiting churches built centuries ago. A new crop of daring religious places will change that.<p>08.09.15 12:34 …

Religion

20 Apps That Make You Money

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>There's a good chance you often find yourself killing time by idling browsing through your smartphone. Playing games and catching up on social media sites is great, but these activities alone won't pad your wallet. Make the most of your spare time by downloading an app …

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

And you might think you approach all those decisions rationally.<p>Yet research suggests there are a huge number of cognitive stumbling blocks that can affect our behavior, preventing us from acting in our own best interests.<p>Here, we've rounded up some of the most commonly cited biases that screw up …

10 Steps to a Happier Life, Backed By Research

I went through a number of great books on happiness and pulled together ten research-based tips that can help build a happier life:<p>1) Cut the small …

10 Lists to Keep If You Want to Be Successful

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Seven Ways to Get Smarter

Given my druthers, I’d choose smart over dumb. Sadly, all of us do things that prolong dumbness.<p>4 qualities of smart leaders who stay</b> …

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

10 Magazines Every Writer Should Read — The Content Strategist

<i>This article originally appeared on our sister site, The Freelancer.</i><p>In Stephen King’s book <i>On Writing</i>, among his many memorable tips, he writes, “If …

The Same Song Sung in 15 Places: A Wonderful Case Study of How Landscape & Architecture Shape the Sounds of Music

Les Paul, known primarily for the iconic guitar that bears his name, also invented most of the recording technology we still use today, including the …

The 10 least affordable cities in the world

That distinction goes to Singapore, according to The Economist's World Cost of Living Index, which ranks the world's cities by affordability.<p>No US cities made the list.<p>The Economist uses the price of food, drink, clothing, rent, transportation, and utility bills in order to calculate the index. We …

European Travel

This Test Can Give You an Idea of How Long You'll Live

And it only takes 10 seconds!<p>Call us morbid, but this trick had us on the floor—literally. To start, give yourself 10 points just for standing up. Now lower yourself and sit cross-legged without leaning on anything. Then stand up. Subtract one point for each time you used a hand or leg for an …

Yoga

How a Blind Architect is Changing Design

San Francisco-based architect Chris Downey lost his sight in 2008 following surgery to remove a benign brain tumor that was pressing against his …

9 TED Talks to inspire smart conversation

No one really wants to talk about the weather. Inspired by TED Talks, here are some questions to start a better conversation in any situation.<p>“So, …

TED Talks

The 3 Keys To Really Know Yourself

One of the critical keys to innovation and development is to understand one’s self, their environment and those who surround them. The greater one’s …

Stop making these 15 body language mistakes

<i>This article originally appeared on Ragan.com in July 2016.</i> <br>Until you get to know someone, your brain relies on snap judgments to categorize him, …

Increase Your IQ: 5 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day | Inc.com

If you want to witness the magic of the human brain in action, play the matching game with a 4-year-old–you know, the classic game where the tiles are arranged face down and players take turns flipping them over to find pairs. You’ll see what I mean as you watch that wonderful little brain doing …

A Man Singing the Same Song in 15 Different Locations With Unique Acoustics All Synced Into One Music Video

“The Wikisinger” is a video by Touché Videoproduktion that features Joachim Müllner from the band In the Canopy singing the same song in 15 locations …