Matthew Ripley

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15 Sad Reasons People Give Up On Their Dreams

People give up on their dreams too early in life.<p>It's a sad truth in life that the vast majority of people give up on their dreams.<p>Sometimes it happens early. A kid is told by his or her parents that whatever they're aiming for is impossible to reach.<p>Sometimes it happens later. You get older, …

50 Things That Make A Man Want To Marry You: The Ultimate Guide To Understanding A Man’s Commitment

We all want to have healthy, happy relationships. And we want to build a family with someone we love. Here 50 Things That Make A Man Want To Marry …

Every Successful Relationship Is Successful For The Same Exact Reasons

Want to know what it takes to be in a successful relationship? We have found the same reasons in every couple's interview of what makes a …

5 Reasons Being Passionate at Work Is Dangerous

What you need to know about high emotion in the office.<p>We see them. We love them. We admire them. And, we often describe passionate people as those who have an indescribable fire in their belly--an emotional charge that somehow inspires endless persistence and energy to achieve at any cost.<p>But, …

Self-improvement

Experiencing Simple Joy

I sit here,<br>Dappled by the sun filtering<br>through the leaves, a child chases a pigeon,<br>the old man naps there on the bench,<br>a white moth flits …

Meditation

An open letter to my younger self

Dearest soul,<p>I know you’re struggling between what’s lost, what’s in hand and what you expect to be yours in the coming years.<p>Life is a beautiful …

Your Happiness Is Built With the Little Things

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and a guide to using its waters to reflect on and improve …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

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 …

The psychological importance of wasting time

There will always be an endless list of chores to complete and work to do, and a culture of relentless productivity tells us to get to it right away and feel terribly guilty about any time wasted. But the truth is, a life spent dutifully responding to emails is a dull one indeed. And “wasted” time …

Time Management

10 Brutal Truths About Life That Are Difficult To Accept But You'll Benefit a Lot If You Do

Every single one of us have our own struggles to deal with. We worry, we procrastinate, we don’t feel good enough, we wish we had more money…the list …

15 Inconvenient Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

I think we can all agree that it’s much easier to talk about the weather or sports than your fear of mortality.<p>However, the more time you ignore the …

What Asking Three Simple Questions Could Reveal About Your Financial Life

When Sarah Newcomb drafted questions for a study she designed examining the relationship between money and well-being, she didn’t intend to develop a short-hand test to quickly assess someone’s overall outlook and attitude. But that’s exactly what happened when Newcomb, a behavioral economist with …

My mind is constantly fantasizing. What can you recommend?

<i>Eckhart Tolle Now</i>: A place for us to learn, practice, and awaken together<p>We’re pleased to offer you a very special opportunity to check out <i>Eckhart</i> …

19 Triple Chocolate Recipes — For When Double Just Isn't Enough

See it! Best pics of full moon and Jupiter

An awesome gallery of photos of Jupiter and the full moon on February 3-4, 2015. Photos by EarthSky friends. Thank you all!<p>What a sight … the full …

Mars meteorite hints at what’s hiding under the dust

A meteorite that’s more than 4 billion years old offers a clue to what’s beneath the red dust on Mars.<p>Discovered in the Moroccan desert, the …

How the brain remembers to fear danger

It’s been long known that human survival depends a bit on something called “fight or flight.” How this alarm in our brain first goes off, and what …

All The 2015 TV Premiere Dates You Need To Know

The new year is bringing the return and debuts of some really fantastic television!<p>It's been over a month since our favorite TV shows left us with painstaking cliffhangers (::cough, cough:: <i>The Good Wife</i> and <i>How to Get Away With Murder</i> ::cough, cough::), but the wait is finally over: Starting Jan. 4, …

A Fresh View of the Moon’s Surface

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p><i>National Geographic’s Dan Vergano contributed reporting to this story, as well as writing and editing. If I could post it with a shared byline, I would!</i><p>The moon is Earth’s nearest celestial companion, but we don’t often see fresh views of the lunar surface.<p>More …

Leaked ‘iPad Pro’ image shows holes for stereo speakers

A new rendering of what looks to be the rumored larger version of Apple’s next iPad indicates that the device may feature improved sound.<p>Originally posted by French gadget site Nowhereelse.fr, the rendering (below) shows two holes for speakers, which could mean that the iPad will have stereo sound. …

IPad Pro

Seagate and LaCie debut fashionable/wireless hard drives for iOS and Mac ahead of 2015 CES

Seagate and its LaCie subsidiary have announced five new hard drives just ahead of this week’s 2015 CES, including two new iOS-compatible wireless models and three new Mac-only disks. All except one will be available in January from the company’s web sites.<p>For iOS, the 500GB <b>Seagate Wireless</b> ($130) …

Gear & Gadgets

A Strong Dollar And A Weak Oil Price Could Trigger A Stock Market Melt-Up

U.S. equities could well outperform the rest of the world on the expectation that the U.S. is about to surpass Saudi Arabia as the globe’s largest oil producer. Miracle of miracles never to be dreamed of until today. And OPEC, which quadrupled oil prices in 1973 and threw the world into a deep …

The Key to the Best Chicken Fingers Ever

<i>by Matt Duckor</i><p>Photo: Romulo Yanes<p>"Aren't chicken fingers basically just fried chicken?" you might ask.<p>Absolutely not.<p>The chicken fingers of our childhood were glorious sticks of white breast meat, coated in a dubious, yet totally delicious breading that contained who-knew-what but got fried in oil …

Cooking

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …

Editing Google's search results would damage free speech, judge rules

Google search results have been declared part of free speech by a San Francisco court, dismissing a lawsuit by a disgruntled news site<p>A San Francisco court declared that Google can arrange its search results however it likes, in stark contrast to the decision of European regulators.<p>Judge Ernest …