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7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Books

6 famous historical sites to visit in Thailand

By Mark Tulloch on Feb 16, 2018 in Asia, Attractions, Going Out, Regions, Thailand<p>Thailand’s rich history dates back to thousands of years. The …

Asia Travel

Alzheimer's Plaques Erased in Mice—What's Next?

The remarkable results suggest a route for future medications, but a great deal of work remains.<p>Now more than ever, Alzheimer's disease poses an enormous burden. The neurodegenerative disease afflicts more than five million Americans, robbing them of their memories and placing strain and heartache …

Dementia

75 dreamy pictures of Spain

Porto Do Son beach, Galicia<p>To read more about Galicia, click here<p>Menorca<p>Clifftop tables at Cova d'en Xoroi. For more on Menorca, click here<p>Ibiza<p>The …

European Travel

9 Impressive Health Benefits of Kalonji (Nigella Seeds)

Also known as black cumin, nigella or its scientific name <i>Nigella sativa</i>, kalonji belongs to the buttercup family of flowering plants.<p>It grows up to …

Medical Research

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

The Brain

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity

One woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions, and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair.<p>In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice,” at the Playboy Mansion, in Los Angeles. Hugh Hefner, <i>Playboy’s</i> publisher, threw …

Donald Trump

This is why you cringe when someone else embarrasses themselves

When Jennifer Lawrence falls on a flight of stairs in her own home, she gets up, brushes herself off, and goes on her way. But five years ago she didn’t: she face-planted on live television in a gown, walking up steps to Dolby Theatre stage on her way to accept an Oscar, and covered her face in …

Psychology

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Books

How orgasmic meditation is changing male attitudes to sex

Orgasmic meditation is a slightly out there, slightly taboo, and very feminine-focussed practice which is growing in popularity in Britain. Here's …

Meditation

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Spirituality

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Is Young, Forward-Looking, and Unabashedly Liberal—Call Her the Anti-Trump

It’s always already tomorrow in New Zealand, where Jacinda Ardern, a 37-year-old with a beaming smile, recently rode a wave of enthusiasm—so-called Jacindamania—to become the world’s youngest female prime minister. One breezy summer morning, not yet through with the first 100 days, and a month …

Jacinda Ardern

How to book and travel by high-speed train around China

China’s rail network is a fast-paced wonder that makes exploring this huge country – including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen – much easier • China by train: tracks, tales and a snapshot of daily life<p>Friday is Chinese new year and also the beginning of the spring festival, a national holiday in …

China

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

Croatia: the fragile heart of the Balkans

The youngest member of the EU, Croatia is popular with tourists. But it is still defined by the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, and its young people are …

United Kingdom

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

Secret sex manual banned for 250 years because it was so shocking has finally been discovered

A ' sex manual ' which was banned for nearly 250 years because of its racy advice and references to bestiality has been unearthed.<p>The illustrated …

Books

The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Tina Sutton & Bride M Whelan<p><i>The Complete Color Harmony: Pantone Edition</i> is the latest in Rockport Publishers' best-selling color series. Completely revised from start to finish this new edition, is written by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. And the color …

Graphic Design

Free Designer Checklists To See Your Projects Through From A To Z

Video screenshot via Process Street<p><b>Even if</b> you work most productively under pressure, it’s important to stay collected by keeping your work processes …

Project Management

Every Great TED Speaker Uses These 3 Writing Techniques

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

Top 5 Tips for Enjoying Paris' Musee d'Orsay

Make the Most of Your Visit<p>The Musee d'Orsay is, hands-down, one of the world's richest and most exciting museums. Its permanent collection houses …

France

The Most Popular Airbnb in Every European Country, Mapped

Traveling Europe on a budget can be tough — particularly with the amount of luxury high-end hotels lining the streets. If you’re looking for …

European Travel

I tried out a floatation tank to help my anxiety

For anyone not in the know, a floatation tank is basically a giant pod filled with water and Epsom salts, which allow you to float.<p>I experienced my …

Meditation

The best places to visit in the US in 2018

Lose all track of time (and cell signal) along California's Redwood Coast. Movie buffs might recognize the region’s scene-stealing backdrops from Hollywood blockbusters like <i>Jurassic Park</i>, <i>E.T.</i> and <i>Star Wars</i>. But the full wonder of California’s 2000-year-old redwoods – some reaching 20 stories high – …

Nicollet Mall

I tried productivity guru Tim Ferriss' strict morning routine and found it incredibly energizing — but equally unrealistic

Tim Ferriss' morning routine is long. If you're the kind of person who needs to ease into the day (my hand is raised), his schedule is probably for you.<p>Ferriss is the bestselling author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," a podcast host, an entrepreneur, and an investor.<p>I followed Ferriss' routine for a …

Tim Ferriss

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.<p>Publishing their result in the journal Molecular Human …

Genetics

Tehran: A modern historic city

The Iranian capital of Tehran looks and feels more like a European city than any stereotypical picture of a Middle Eastern city.

Asia