Megan Goddard

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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

15 Totally Normal Sex Fantasies You’re Not Weird for Having

When it comes to sexual fantasies, we deal with a lot of red tape. There is so much rhetoric out there calling our “taboo” imaginary scenarios sexual deviancy and evidence of our perversion. If you get turned on by anything other than vanilla sex with your monogamous partner, you must be …

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Three American researchers won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discovering what makes us tick — the molecular circuitry of the body clocks that control life on Earth.<p>Their work, done over decades, helps explain how life adapts to the 24-hour cycle of day, and also how diseases such as …

Nobel Prize

Colonel Sanders' Nephew May Have Just Exposed KFC's Secret Recipe

It’s common knowledge at this point that KFC’s chicken is coated in a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, and the Colonel’s nephew may have just …

Spices

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Five Habits Of Successful (And Famous) Men

It scarcely seems possible, but rumours of President Barack Obama’s habit of eating just seven salted almonds as a late-night snack have been greatly …

Camping is my medicine: A love letter to the outdoors

One of my earliest memories is of a ravine. It cut through the forest floor like some invisible branch of the nearby Chattahoochee River, only dry, …

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15 Small New England Towns You Need to Visit ASAP

Because this region is known for a lot more than its stunning fall foliage.<p>Because New England basically invented the idea of the charming …

Watch Kip Moore Bust a Mid-Concert Texter

Singer takes matters into his own hands to deal with a phone-addicted fan<p>Concert experiences have changed — most would say for the worst — since the …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For …

Self-help

HR says it can’t protect me because I’m a manager. Is it true?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>As a manager within a large, profitable corporation, I oversee a department and conduct people-management activities. I love my team, but I am burning out because over the past few years, my director has assigned project work in addition to my regular duties. This work results in 20 …

The emotional cost of the Toronto house hunt

My son became an innocent casualty of Toronto’s cruel real estate war this spring.<p>It was a battle he was loath to join in the first place. Six going on 16, Will is like an old cat with a favourite sunny spot; he hates change. Last fall, when I was hired as The Globe and Mail’s Toronto Editor, he …

Hung Up

Stop Doing These 5 Things to Be Happier Today, Says Science

Make these simple, research-backed changes to your life, and you could be much happier today.<p>Sometimes being happier takes big changes--a new job, a different relationship, or painful and prolonged grappling with past trauma. That's not what this post is about. This post is about the quick and …

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Oregon

17 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You Never Hear

While best known for his "I Have a Dream" speech, King's legacy included much more than that.<p>If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don't want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them …

Black History

Staying grounded is key to balancing life and leadership

Successful leaders live complex and demanding lives. As the frequency of communication has intensified, the pace of business has increased.<p>Yet many of us have not learned how to deal with this. There is never enough time to do everything you want to do, because the world around you makes ever …

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

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6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

How to Say No | The Art of Manliness

We’ve talked a lot about the Nice Guy Syndrome here on AoM. You know the guy. Big time people pleaser, always puts others before himself, lets people …