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10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Do you wonder why certain people are more successful than others? The answer often lies in emotional intelligence, or EQ.<p>Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match

No couple is perfect, but you two are pretty close.<p>You’re pretty sure you’ve finally found that right person for you. You know, the one who listens intently while you vent about your grueling day at work and is there to hold you tightly on the couch with your Netflix queue already lined up. But how …

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Myke Cole on Undead Navy SEALs, PTSD and Epic Fantasy

Myke Cole’s novels are fun as hell to read. Blending military action with epic fantasy, he’s depicted a world in which magic has emerged amongst the …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

7 Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn To Enjoy Being Alone

We live in a world of constant contact--a place that's losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working independently, school children are placed in groups. It seems …

Miracles of yoga that left this heart surgeon stumped

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Eastern philosophy has consistently shown that the mind has a far greater effect on our heart than modern medicine …

Easy exercise to train your brain and lose weight

Training, or, re-training the brain to respond to food differently is not as hard as we've been making it, and this simple step will get you started …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

10 Habits of Super-Satisfied Couples

Got your bases covered?<p>Relationships take work, there’s no question about it. But the science on love shows that it’s discrete behaviors, not major overhauls, that can turbocharge your bond.<p>Ten easy tweaks ahead, based on what the most satisfied couples are doing right.<p>RELATED: 12 Daily Habits of …

Meet the largest science project in US government history—the James Webb Telescope

Precision? The Webb can detect heat generated by a bumblebee as far away as the Moon.<p>Since Galileo first discovered the moons of Jupiter and the …

Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous?

Compelled by a nascent desire for innovation and advancement, mankind’s quest for technological prowess is rooted in its earliest days. In fact, we have always been tinkerers. Through the use of an abundant imagination and burning desire to bend the limitations of what was once deemed impossible, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Second Amendment Isn’t Prepared for a 3D-Printed Drone Army

Is technology going to cause a Constitutional crisis?<p>Imagine this: A disgruntled citizen borrows $30,000 from his credit cards. With the money he buys a sophisticated 3D printer off eBay and begins secretly printing and building a hundred drones in his garage. Then he downloads internet blueprints …

The best mobile games of 2016 (so far)

Square-Enix's New RPG Harkens Back To Their Big 90s Classics

Do you miss playing Squaresoft RPGs on your SNES? Then have I got the game for you: <i>I Am Setsuna.</i><p>Like many in their late 20s and early 30s, I was …

Chrono Trigger

The Name Of Whoever Is Helping The Government Hack Into An iPhone Is A Mystery

Cybersecurity experts think they know how the FBI plans to unlock the phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. What they aren't sure about is why it took the FBI this long to find an outside party to help.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — The Justice Department's announcement that it had found an "outside …

Making a Bow and Arrow Without Modern Tools Is Damn Impressive

There’s no such thing as useless knowledge—only knowledge that relies on very specific situations. Which is why, in the event of a horrible <i>Mad Max</i> …

God Is No Thing by Rupert Shortt review – an excellent response to New Atheism

In one of his letters, CS Lewis repeats the story of an earnest atheistical school teacher instructing her young charges that all forms of animal life derived from the higher apes, under the impression that she was teaching them Darwinism. The anecdote is probably too good to be true, but it is a …

Catholicism

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

5 weird signs you're vitamin deficient

When your body is trying to tell you something— for example, that you're skimping on critical vitamins— it may go to some strange lengths. "With today's diet of processed foods, it's easy to become vitamin deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due …

The One Change I Made To Overcome Years Of Depression & Anxiety

It’s commonly known that alcohol is a "depressant"—but the truth about how alcohol affects someone who suffers from depression is not often discussed.<p>…

How to make the most of your time and money in The Division

Making money, buying the best upgrades and maximizing mods<p>Role-playing games can be daunting. Just ask the players who painstakingly discovered <i>Destiny</i>'s most esoteric secrets with brute force. The same principle applies to <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i>, which is just as much of an RPG as it is a shooter …

Why haven’t I lost weight after exercising? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Kate Carter

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Honestly? The short answer is more than likely that you are consuming more calories than you are expending.<p>Of course there is a little more to it than …

Weight Loss

This Supermassive Black Hole Blasts 125 Million Miles-Per-Hour Winds

Quasar winds are crucial to galaxy formation, scientists say<p>At the heart of just about every galaxy, including our own Milky Way, there's a supermassive black hole—some of which are actively devouring "torn-apart stars, dust, rocks, planets, and anything that gets too close," Jesse Rogerson, a PhD …

See Jupiter’s Northern Lights at the Height of a Solar Storm

Exploring the relationship between planets’ magnetospheres and solar winds could ultimately help identify habitable exoplanets.<p>Jupiter has its own version of the Northern Lights, and it can be hundreds of times more energetic than the earthly phenomenon.<p>For the first time, scientists have studied …

How Did America Forget What ‘Socialist’ Means?

With Obama cuddling up to Cuba, it’s time to remind ourselves of the evils of socialism.<p>In 1936, when Franklin Roosevelt sought reelection to the presidency, some of his critics labeled him a “socialist.” The charge was so incendiary that the White House moved quickly to rebut it, labeling it an …

11 common myths about the brain that need to be smashed

Nevertheless, the world is filled with dozens of ideas about why we think the way we do.<p>Here are 11 of the most common brain myths — and the surprising science to counter them:

Life Is Hell After Narcan, Heroin’s Miracle Cure

The media is hooked on stories of overdoses being magically reversed by wonder drug naloxone, but what follows is arrests, pain, and more …