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How The Astrological Galactic Alignment Will Affect Your Life This Week

CNN/ORC Poll: Confidence drops in Trump transition

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump will become president Friday with an approval rating of just 40%, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, the lowest of any recent president and 44 points below that of President Barack Obama, the 44th president.<p>Following a tumultuous transition period, approval ratings for …

Here are 25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help …

Happiness

archatlas: The Ancient Ghost City of Ani Situated on the eastern border of Turkey, across the Akhurian River from Armenia, lies the empty, crumbling site of the once-great metropolis of Ani, known as “the city of a thousand and one churches.” Founded more than 1,600 years ago, Ani was situated on several trade routes, and grew to become a walled city of more than 100,000 residents by the 11th century. In the centuries that followed, Ani and the surrounding region were conquered hundreds of times – Byzantine emperors, Ottoman Turks, Armenians, nomadic Kurds, Georgians, and Russians claimed and reclaimed the area, repeatedly attacking and chasing out residents. By the 1300s, Ani was in steep decline, and it was completely abandoned by the 1700s. Rediscovered and romanticized in the 19th century, the city had a brief moment of fame, only to be closed off by World War I and the later events of the Armenian Genocide that left the region an empty, militarized no-man’s land. The ruins crumbled at the hands of many: looters, vandals, Turks who tried to eliminate Armenian history from the area, clumsy archaeological digs, well-intentioned people who made poor attempts at restoration, and Mother Nature herself. Restrictions on travel to Ani have eased in the past decade, allowing the following photos to be taken. Images and text via (via archatlas)

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say "I do," committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.<p>Except, of course, it doesn't work out …

University of Washington

Inside the Rainbow Gulag: The Technicolor Rise and Fall of Lisa Frank

To her fans, Lisa Frank is almost as mythical a figure as her beloved unicorn. For women in their twenties, thirties, and forties, Frank's name alone …

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

7 Classic Stories With A Cannabis Twist

<b>We all love the classic childhood stories about a prince slaying a dragon, to rescue a beautiful princess, from whatever mess she’s undoubtedly</b> …

Harvard researchers have isolated a key to happiness, and Iceland is helping them test it

Reykjavik<p>Michael Porter, a Harvard economist who made his name working on ideas around competition, has come to the capital of Iceland to talk about social process and how to measure it. Here at a conference on the topic, he reminds the audience that economic indicators—while we’re very used to …

Michael Porter

6 Debated Impacts On Cannabis Use Pre, During And Post-Pregnancy

From fertility to postpartum depression, HERB’s cannabis and pregnancy series looked at various sides to the long-standing debate. In this recap, …

10 Things to Say to Your Partner Instead of 'I Love You'

Saying "I love you" can become a form of punctuation in a long-term relationship. People say it at the end of a phone call, or on their way out the door, or as they're falling asleep at night. And there's nothing wrong with this. Expressing love often is a good thing! And it's a nice way to check …

Relationships

The 21 Best Pieces Of Marriage Advice, According To Longtime Couples

<i>Established duos share the secrets to a great marriage with YourTango.</i><p>When Ashley and I got married thirteen years ago, we were young and in love, …

The Minimalist's Guide to Eating Well on a Budget

If you are on tight food budget but want to eat in a way that supports a healthy body composition, you’re in luck. <b>Having less to work with is</b> …

Nutrition

If You’re Serious About Getting Fit, You NEED to Follow These Trainers On Instagram

There are plenty of amazing Instagram accounts that serve up motivation by the minute. Want to ogle at the coolest workout leggings? Follow …

Almost everyone who is single is single for the same reason

“Write about the search,” he said. “That’s what’s fucking killing everyone.”<p>“The search?” Did he mean finding a new rent-controlled apartment that wasn’t possessed by fruit flies? Or perhaps a new startup job that boasted an extra one-zillionth percent of equity? In San Francisco we were all …

Relationships

This Playlist Features The Debut Performance Of Every Original Grateful Dead Song

With as deep and plentiful of a catalog as any band in history, the <b>Grateful Dead</b> wrote and performed more than 150 original songs during their thirty …

These Charming Optical Illusions Pop Off the Page | Monday Insta Illustrator

Don't look down.<p>Tricking the eye with illustration isn't difficult—it's a simple matter of looking up the techniques on YouTube. But doing it well, with imagination, charm, and panache, is another matter entirely. See the works of Ramon Bruin for inspiration on nailing the genre. Whether he's …

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

Motivation

Want to Be Truly Happy? Here's the Only Thing Harvard Researchers Say You Absolutely Need

It isn't money, success, or power. It's something more basic and rewarding.<p>In just a second, we'll share the research-backed secret of happiness. But first, even though it's March, let's think about an old Christmas movie: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>.<p>You'll remember Jimmy Stewart's character, George …

Failure to Lunch

<b>For 11 years,</b> June Jo Lee, an ethnographer, has been traveling the country, talking to Americans about how they eat. She has often been in offices, observing white-collar workers. In one interview, a 20-something administrative assistant at an architecture firm in Seattle told her, ‘‘I don’t think …

San Francisco

Adolf Hitler the artist: Watercolours and drawings sold at auction, in pictures - Telegraph

These Drawings Perfectly Demonstrate the Beauty of Single Life, Just in Time for V-Day

Some believe love is in the air 'round this time of year, what with the imminence of the relationship-worshipping fiesta that is Valentine's Day. …

How presidents pray: The prayer breakfast from Eisenhower to Obama

WASHINGTON — For 63 years, presidents have spent the morning of the first Thursday in February gathering with members of Congress and evangelical Christians for the National Prayer Breakfast. For President Obama, this Thursday marks his final time taking part in the tradition while in …

Here's How I Went From Zero Followers To Winning Instagram

<i>Spot relies on great imagery to deliver a compelling place-discovery experience. Here, Spot's content and community lead, Kelly Lack, shares simple</i> …

She Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes by the Sink

It seems so unreasonable when you put it that way: <i>My wife left me because sometimes I leave dishes by the sink.</i><p>It makes her seem ridiculous; and makes me seem like a victim of unfair expectations.<p>We like to point fingers at other things to explain why something went wrong, like when Biff Tannen …

Relationships

10 Hardcore Concealers To Help Hide Your Tattoos From Your Fam This Summer

There are some things in life we'd rather hide. More power to you if you don't feel the need, but most of us aren't usually in the mood to broadcast …

Meet The Solution To Your Dark Circles

Remember the YouTube video in which blogger Deepica Mutyala takes a red lipstick to her undereye circles? (If not, check it out below.) While makeup …

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