Michel Timmermans

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These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

New Research Proves The Chicxulub Asteroid Strike Caused The Earth To Warm Significantly For 100,000 Years

Scientists studied ancient fish to determine that the asteroid that struck Chicxulub, Mexico 66 million years ago caused the Earth's temperatures to …

Earth Science

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

Giving performance feedback is one of the most common ways managers help their subordinates learn and improve. Yet, research revealed that feedback could actually hurt performance: More than 20 years ago, one of us (Kluger) analyzed 607 experiments on feedback effectiveness and found that feedback …

Psychology

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Europium points to new suspect in continental mystery

Clues from some unusual Arizona rocks pointed Rice University scientists toward a discovery—a subtle chemical signature in rocks the world over—that …

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

The 4 reasons to stop setting goals (and focus on process, instead)

I’m a recovering outcome addict.<p>Since my teenage years, I’ve been chasing one outcome after the next.<p>The list is exhausting. Leaving Turkey and …

Aperture: Get Creative

Focusing on ApertureThe primary purpose of the aperture setting is to regulate the amount of light that passes through the lens. Along with the …

Life gets better after 50: why age tends to work in favour of happiness

When Jonathan Rauch fell into the doldrums in his 40s, he had no idea why. Life was good: he had a successful career, a solid relationship, good health and sound finances. Then he learnt about the happiness curve and it all became clear.<p>Academics have found increasing evidence that happiness …

Happiness

Gaia’s awe-inspiring new ‘galactic census’ star map contains 1.7 billion stars

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia space telescope and its one-billion-pixel camera was launched back in 2013 with the mission of mapping the …

Five new ancient genomes tell us about Neanderthal tribes

And narrow down the window of breeding between our species.<p>Mezmaiskaya Cave offered shelter to Neanderthals for tens of thousands of years. The cave, …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Fancy new geoglyphs discovered in Peru

Those thousands of drawings in the desert of southern Peru that we call the Nazca Lines? They're so yesterday. According to National Geographic, all …

Could intelligent life have existed on Earth millions of years before humans?

Reptilian menaces called Silurians evolved on Earth before humankind — at least in the “Doctor Who” rendition of the universe. But, science fiction aside, how would we know if some advanced civilization existed on our home planet millions of years before brainy humans showed up?<p>This is a serious …

Natural Gas

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can</i> …

College & University

How the Vietnam war created America’s modern “white power” movement

Read this historian’s origin story of “white power” activism in the US.<p>“They believe in a racial nation that would be transnational in scope ... based on the idea that white people are the chosen people.”<p>That’s how University of Chicago historian Kathleen Belew describes the ideology of the “white …

12 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

T<p><b>he actual sound of an “lol” is dead silence or a small puff of air through the nostrils</b>. In the 12 years I’ve been sending texts I know this to be …

The Syrian War Is Actually Many Wars

President Donald Trump is ordering U.S. strikes against government targets in Syria after a suspected chemical attack.<p>The Middle East is a “troubled place,” President Donald Trump said Friday night as he described his decision to use America’s “righteous power” in a retaliatory attack against …

Middle East

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 …

Climate Change

Massive new line drawings revealed in Peru

Using drone cameras, scientists have documented spectacular line drawings newly discovered in southern Peru. They are likely much older than the …

We're on The Verge of a Major Climate Tipping Point, Sooner Than Anyone Expected

It's later than you think.<p>The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere's high latitudes is slowing down because of …

Photography 101: Common mistakes that every beginner photographer makes, and how to avoid them

As a <b>photographer</b> it’s easy to overlook things when shooting. Some mistakes are more “on-the-spot” while some are a matter of forgetfulness more than …

Framing

Meditation made easy: How to perfect your Breathing technique

Inhale. Exhale. Seems obvious, maybe. Breathing is something that happens automatically without any consideration on our part. We don’t pay any mind …

Astronomers Just Found They've Been Completely Wrong About These Giant Sun Tornadoes

Whoops.<p>Scientists have discovered that the massive bursts of solar activity we call 'solar tornadoes' are not at all like the twisters we get here on …

50 perfectly-preserved dinosaur footprints have scientists freaking out

Dozens of giant dinosaur footprints have been discovered on a remote Scottish island, shedding light on period of dinosaur evolution which relatively …

A Second 'Big Bang' Could End Our Universe in an Instant, Thanks to The Higgs Boson

Well, that's just great.<p>Our universe may end the same way it was created: with a big, sudden bang.<p>That's according to new research from a group of …