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Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Question

Writer laid out the dishonesty of pro-life zealots on Twitter<p>The topic of abortion is one of those issues that, like gun control, or where you stand …

Ten silly things you do that make you less likable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good …

Emotional Intelligence

Study finds Humans Have 27 Emotions

You're not the only one who feels all the feels.<p>Scientists used to think people had six basic emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, and disgust. But if that seems like an oversimplification to you, the authors of a new study in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> …

9 Signs You Are Genuinely Confident, Without Seeming Cocky at All

The best confidence is quiet confidence. Here's how to know if you have real confidence -- and if not, how you can develop it.<p>Like most people's, my confidence level ebbs and flows. I'm what I call situationally confident. Depending on the setting, sometimes I'm extremely assured. Other times I'm …

personaldevelopment

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams.<p>It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do …

Motivation

The Criminal-Confusing Carry-on!

Zippers… a designer’s mortal enemy. They’re hideous, painful, and not particularly secure. Yet we can’t live without them. They’re on our jeans, …

Writing Well Is a Two-Stage Process

Writing well is a two-stage process: (1) write not so well; (2) fix it. Knowing that Stage 2 is coming, you can relax a little during Stage 1; your …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p>TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to …

Books

8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

Research shows that people focus on 8 specific behaviors in evaluating your personality. Be ready for them so that you can make a strong impression.<p>The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their …

Psychology

Atheists More Intelligent Because They Can Override “Instinctive” Religious Beliefs—But It Will Be Their Downfall

Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people because they are able to rise above the natural instinct to believe in a god or gods, …

39 Pretty Watercolor Tattoo Ideas That'll Convert Even the Biggest Needlephobes

Fascinating Time-Lapse Video Documents Woman's 14 Stone Weight Loss

You go girl 💪<p>A woman who shed more than half of her body weight in two years has shared a fascinating time lapse video of her transformation.<p>Simone …

Time-lapse Photography

Depression Vs. Perfectly Hidden Depression: The Difference In The Diagnosis

Perhaps you, or someone you love, has taken The Beck Depression Inventory.<p>It's a very well-known questionnaire, that's often used to determine if someone meets the criteria for depression.<p>It's self-scored. It's easy to understand. It covers the mental, emotional and physical aspects of depression, …

Millennials Are Doomed To Face An Existential Crisis That Will Define The Rest Of Their Lives

Psychologists from Sigmund Freud forward have generally agreed: our core attitudes about life are largely locked in by age five or so. Changing those attitudes requires intense effort.<p>Neil Howe and William Strauss took this obvious truth and drew an obvious conclusion: if our attitudes form in …

Social Sciences

'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

University of London

5 Books Written by Authors in the Grip of Mental Illness

The joke that all writers are crazy for choosing a profession with so little glamour or guaranteed return on investment is an old one, but it’s not …

Why music only gives some people 'skin orgasms' but not others

Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders?<p>The …

19 Comic Books To Turn You Into A Comics Reader

Sometimes you need a little inspiration to get started.

A Writer’s Justification

He’d anticipated, when he set out to write his first novel, that he would encounter obstacles emotional, intellectual, and psychological, obstacles filial, familial, and financial, obstacles of sterility, banality, and unoriginality, the obstacle of finding an agent, the obstacle of finding a …

Earth - The real reasons nothing can ever go faster than light

It was September 2011 and physicist Antonio Ereditato had just shocked the world.<p>The announcement he had made promised to overturn our understanding of the Universe. If the data gathered by 160 scientists working on the OPERA project were correct, the unthinkable had been observed.<p>Particles – in …

Pixar Animator Reveals The Magic Ingredient That Adds Soul To Stories

This is movie magic in all its splendor.<p>How do animators convey personality, atmosphere and even soulfulness in their stories?<p>Danielle Feinberg, director of photography at Pixar, delivered a TED talk explaining the magic behind some of the film company's most beloved movies, including "Finding …

15 Amazing Facts About 15 Birds

From brilliantly colored hummingbirds to farting thrushes, birds are among the most beautiful and bizarre creatures on Earth. With over 9000 species, …

Top 51 Motivational And Inspiring Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein ( <i>Born</i> <i>March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany Died April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey, United States</i> ) was a theoretical physicist and …

4 Simple Questions to Uncovering Happiness

It's no secret, life is full of 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows and the brain is wired in a way where the sorrows are stickier than the joys. This wiring has been reinforced so that we can pay quicker and more focused attention to the potential threats that have come our way in the past and survive. …

These incredible space photos are actually just pictures of food

The photo below could be of a planet and its lone moon, drifting through a nebula of gas and dust.<p>But it's no view from a deep-space probe.<p>It's all food sitting on the glass plate of a home office scanner.<p>He even based his latest series around a fictional space probe called Wander — short for …

Woman loses half of her body weight after being forced to buy two plane seats

<b>24-year-old Amber Rose has lost a massive 13 stone (83kg) after an embarrassing encounter forced her to do something about her unhealthy diet.</b><p>A size …

18 Space-Themed Baby Names That Are Out Of This World Cute

Babies from space.

31 Things That Will Happen When You Finally Decide to Live Your Dreams

You’ve been thinking about this for a long time, haven’t you?<p>You’ve reveled in shallow friendships, numbed yourself in trivial distractions, and …

The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality - Part I

<b>"Mind is the Master Power that molds and makes, and we are mind. And ever more we take the tool of thought, and shaping what we will, bring forth a thousand joys, or a thousand ills. We think in secret, and it comes to pass, environment, is but our looking glass."</b> <b>-- James Allen</b><p>At some point we have …

Rational Religion

Introduction Rational Religion recently received a message from someone I’ll call ‘Sara.’ Sara used to be a Sunni Muslim. When her Muslim husband …