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“This event is … beyond anything experienced”: the National Weather Service‘s ominous warning on Harvey

Since Friday, the National Weather Service has described the impacts Hurricane (and now Tropical Storm) Harvey in superlatives, with forecasts stating the flooding would be “catastrophic” and “life threatening.”<p>Now nearly 50 inches of rain (4 feet!) are in the forecast as Harvey stalls over …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Mom's Secret to a Successful Marriage Is Going Viral, Because It's Just So Honest

The Grief to Hope blogger and mom of three took to Facebook to reveal the real key to a happy, long-term relationship.<p>A post by a mom named Nikki Pennington is going viral, because her thoughts on marriage are so on-point. Pennington, 32, took to Facebook to address the question she's frequently …

People who hear voices in their head can also pick up on hidden speech

The secret to both might lie in how our brains experience the world<p>Serial killer David Berkowitz, also known as the “Son of Sam,” famously claimed that he heard voices in the form of a dog telling him to commit murder. But hearing voices isn’t necessarily a sign of psychosis. In fact, according to …

The Brain

Here Are The Exact Words To Use On Social Media To Get More Customers

How you phrase your calls to action on social media can be the difference between just racking up impressions online and actually generating sales.<p>Every month, I consult with a variety of entrepreneurs and brands on their social media strategy. When I first meet with them, they always raise the …

Social Media

10 Wrong Words That Are Actually Right

Some of these words might make you beet red. But are the people who use them always misinformed, or is there more to the story? Whether we like it or …

Outstanding Leaders Exhibit More Than Just Emotional Intelligence--They Have These 7 Traits, According to Neuroscience

Neuroscience will show you how to evolve your emotional intelligence skills to elevate your entire team's effectiveness.<p>The topic of emotional intelligence (EQ) continues to dominate leadership conversations. Rightly so. However, in a <i>Harvard Business Review (HBR)</i> article that highlighted research …

10 Actions All Successful Leaders Avoid to Maximize Efficiency

Lead by example, not empty words<p>The energy you bring to each moment is your most valuable asset, because it empowers you to make the most out of your time. Knowing that your time on earth is limited, but being unaware of how much time you have, places much more value on being able to discern the …

How Smart People Work Less And Get More Done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do.<p>A new study from Stanford shows that they are on to something.<p>The study found that productivity per hour declines …

The Differences Between Alzheimer’s And Dementia

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease may share many of the same symptoms, but the two are not different names for the same condition. Here’s what you …

‘She was radiant, way out of my league’: a story of love and mental illness

Mark and Giulia fell in love at 18 and mapped out a golden future together. Then one day, he came home to discover Giulia on the floor, obsessing over a key – and everything changed<p>In 2009, Mark Lukach came home from his teaching job in San Francisco to find his wife, Giulia, sitting on the carpet, …

A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US

A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.<p>The molten carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) …

Volcanoes

46 Surprising Cat Facts That'll Make You Say "Wow"

What a bunch of cute little weirdos.<p>1. Your average house cat's genetic roots can be found in the Middle East. In a 2007 study, researchers found that house cats shared a the majority of their DNA with wildcats found in Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.<p>2. White cats are …

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10 Signs You're a Follower Instead of a Leader

Leaders don't create more followers they create more leaders.<p>Anyone is capable of becoming a leader, but not everyone is cut out for leadership. That doesn't mean they're less capable of making an important contribution, just that they bring a different set of skills to the table.<p>There's nothing …

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could be Responsible for Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

7 things every happy person does before 8am

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move forward sometimes. From having a full-time job, to working on your relationships with your loved ones, …

This One Easy Question Is the Key to a Successful Interview

One single question and your answer will set you up for your next job.<p>Whether you are a baby boomer or a millennial or even a Gen X or Gen Y label, you will change jobs somewhere between 7 and 15 times in your lifetime. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 52% of college-educated workers …

Rule #3: Think Holy Thoughts (8 Rules for Growing in Godliness)

The Christian life is one of continually growing in obedience to God, of diligently working out the salvation Christ accomplished on our behalf. This …

Pakistani prosecutor says he’ll let Christians out of prison — if they convert to Islam

Your freedom or your faith? That’s the question being posed to dozens of Christians currently awaiting trial in a prison in Pakistan.<p>Forty-two Christians were arrested in 2015 for allegedly being involved in the hanging of two Muslims. The two Muslim Pakistanis were killed following two bomb blasts …

Focus: Image

Author(s): David EhrensteinA new image from 3D computer simulations demonstrates that tiny, randomly arranged pillars can allow an acoustic wave to …

Here's a new climate change reality that Trump's new policies ignore

President Donald Trump may be trying to scrub his predecessor's initiatives to fight climate change from just about every corner of the federal government — Exhibit A being this week’s executive order aimed at undoing Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan — but the reality of the climate crisis is not …

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I'll Tell You Who You Are

Motivation and momentum are very fickle. It doesn't matter how much you currently have.<p>"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -- Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don't act in accordance with your values and goals, you're …

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful

The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.<p>Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.<p>Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to …

Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives

Does it ring a bell with you — In your first years of college, there’s a splurge out on earned pennies. Then the socially defined ‘norms’ of …

Mysterious Type Of Killer Whale Caught On Video Killing And Eating A Shark In Rare Drone Footage

'It’s a very rare sighting, and an extraordinary observation.'<p>The rare sight of a group of offshore killer whales tearing a live shark apart has been …

Killer Whales

Why Sleep Paralysis Is So Scary and What You Can Do About It

I don’t mind bad dreams. When you wake up, the dream fades away. What utterly terrifies me, though, is when my brain wakes up but my body cannot …

The World Is Running Out of Fish Faster Than We Thought

New research suggests the number of fish caught for consumption is double what is being reported.<p>Between 1950 and 2010, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) underestimated the total number of fish caught in the world's oceans by over half, according to new book <i>Global Atlas of Marine</i> …

14 Signs That You're Dating An Empath

The first rule you need to know if you are dating an empath is to understand where empathic gifts meet your emotions about how this can affect you …

What to do if your unhappy relationship is a case of 'sunk cost fallacy'

Researchers have found that people cling on to lacklustre relationships because of the “sunk cost fallacy” and a fear of wasting time. It is the same …

Sunk Costs