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The science of human behavior is reshaping the US government

Back in September, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that marked a major turning point in the role that behavioral science plays in helping the federal government achieve policy goals.<p>The order, which directs federal agencies to incorporate insights from behavioral science into their …

Behavioral Sciences

The 11 most explosive moments of the GOP debate

The Fox Business News moderators are keeping themselves out of the crosshairs, but the Republican debate on Tuesday night still had plenty of memorable moments. Below are some of the best:<p><b>1. Trump’s back.</b><p>After a low-energy performance in the last debate, Trump came out punching and wisecracking on …

Government

Two Steps to Control Your Emotions (So They Don't Control You)

<i>By meQuilibrium</i><p>When a negative emotion hits you, you can feel it in your body, right? A heaviness on your chest, a hollow feeling in your stomach, a flushed face, tears welling up. Knowing exactly how to identify and name those emotions? That's a different story. You know something set you off, and …

Love Is All You Need: Insights from the Grant Study | The Art of Manliness

Why do two men from very similar socioeconomic and educational backgrounds sometimes take very different life paths?<p>Is nature or nurture more …

Yelp is in a 'death spiral,' industry expert says

The business reviews site has suffered a string of blows this week, including the departure of its high-profile board chairman. Can it regain its footing?<p>Tell someone about the week Yelp has had, and they might want to cry.<p>The local business and reviews service has suffered a string of blows over …

Silicon Valley

Embracing Adventure Close to Home | The Art of Manliness

Image from Alastair Humphreys<p>“[Adventure] is a state of mind, a spirit of trying something new and leaving your comfort zone. Adventure is about …

10 Burger Toppings Your Barbecue Guests Won't See Coming

The country's best chefs share knock-em-dead toppings guaranteed to raise your backyard burger game.<p>The country's best chefs share knock-em-dead toppings guaranteed to raise your backyard burger game.

New York City

First Listen: Meatbodies, 'Meatbodies'

Meatbodies<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>Chad Ubovich spent the last few years as a member of Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin's respective backing bands. Along the way, he's learned to put his personal spin on the surf-strum mutant beach party championed by …