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What I learned about love during my years of reporting on weddings

<i>Ellen McCarthy wrote the On Love column for The Washington Post for four years, exploring the mysterious nature of love and spending many of her Saturday nights at someone’s wedding. Despite this long disruption to that most favored night for dating, McCarthy, newly single when she started the</i> …

Relationships

Don’t Be “Nice.” Be Instrumental.

<i>Horses have</i><i></i> <i>always</i><i> understood a great deal more than they let on. It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without</i> …

Psychology

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New Study Links Facebook To Depression: But Now We Actually Understand Why.

The irony of Facebook is by now known to most. The “social” network has been linked to a surprising number of undesirable mental health consequences: Depression, low self-esteem, and bitter jealousy among them. Now, a new study in the <i>Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology</i> finds that not only do …

Social Media

Is Stress Aging You?

Take control of your health and the stress in your life with the help of Adaptogens.<i>Stress</i>—just reading the word can hit a nerve that gets your heart …

Near-Death Experiences: What Happens in the Brain Before Dying

In the moments before death, the heart plays a central role, conventional wisdom says. That is, as the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing, …

Medicine

Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon—and a cliché—in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief exec is still alive and well. Whether it’s the Donald …

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

An inability to live with life's unknowns can lead to worry and distress.<p>After nine years writing <i>Slate</i>’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addicted to porn, impossible officemates, crazy brides.”<p>Sometimes, Yoffe says, …

The Persistent Illusion that Prevents Personal Growth

further: feature<p>You might think that a solid, enduring self is the key to happiness and personal growth. But in fact, it’s just the opposite.<p>Let’s go …

19 Ways to Live a Stress-Free Life

Identify the stressors that are hurting your health—then follow these tips to beat them<p>Joshua Scott<p>The biggest health threat for men isn’t heart disease or cancer. It’s the out-of-control stress reactions that cause or worsen those conditions in the first place.<p>We talked to America’s coolest …

Replacement ‘plastic’ may be as risky as BPA

Bisphenol chemicals are the basic building block of many common plastics. Some governments have banned BPA from baby bottles. But mounting evidence …

For Kids

Are You A Hidden Player In The Bitcoin Revolution?

The bitcoin payment network may not be quite ready for prime time, but thanks to its underlying technology, digital currency is here to stay. Like any revolution it’s decentralizing, and will forever change the way people around the world exchange currency.<p>At this very moment, thousands of …

Bitcoin

Welcome to “Libertarian Island”: How these One Percenters are creating a dystopian nightmare

Take Ayn Rand, some tech billionaires and Rand Paul — and the result is a scary new movement. Here’s their plan<p>In the clever science fiction video game Bioshock, an Objectivist business magnate named Andrew Ryan (recognize those initials?) creates an underwater city, where the world's elite members …

Science of love: It really is all in the mind, say experts

What is this thing called love? Cole Porter wasn’t the first to ask. From mystified poets to angst-ridden teens, the question of what exactly love is …

22 Men Dish on the Hottest Oral Sex They’ve Ever Received

It never hurts to give your guy some incentive to return the favor…<p>There are lots of great reasons to have guy friends, but one of the biggest ones is that they are amazing advice givers. Since you’re not dating them, they have no problem telling it exactly how it is—and from a dude’s perspective, …

19 Scientifically Proven Ways “Love” Affects Our Bodies Like A Drug

We often think of love as something spiritual—a matter of the “heart” and “mind”—but we sometimes forget that the heart and brain are also parts of …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Inc.com

When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the …

Emotional Intelligence

Your Farts Could Tell Your Doctor About Your Digestive Health

Finding out which microbes dealt it<p>The quantity and diversity of bacteria that populate the human gut is truly mind-boggling; there are over 10,000 species of microbes, and for every human gene in your body, there are 360 microbial genes. Researchers are just starting to understand the importance …

Microbiology

The Power of 'Good Enough'

How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for "the best"<p>Over a decade ago, psychologist Barry Schwartz published what might be the ultimate psychological life-hacking tome, <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less</i>.​ In it, Schwartz argues that the modern world's smorgasbord …

How to Manage Someone Who Can’t Handle Ambiguity

Joan, a senior executive I coached once, had many excellent leadership qualities. She was creative, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable about her industry. But most people working with or for her also found her impossible to deal with.<p>Rigidly opinionated and prone to angry outbursts, she was …

The Most Toxic (Non-Four-Letter) Word in Any Relationship

The "magic" of Valentine's Day is long gone. Now you have to face the reality that candlelight dinners and material gifts are not the things that …

New US Guidelines Will Lift Limits on Dietary Cholesterol

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Many Americans are still under the false impression that eating cholesterol-rich foods will cause your cholesterol levels to skyrocket …

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

We've long known about the master clock in our brains that helps us maintain a 24-hour sleep-wake cycle.<p>But in recent years, scientists have made a cool discovery: We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies — from our pancreas to our stomach to our fat cells.<p>"Yes, there are …

Sleep

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely …

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In the study, positive feelings about a particular place were artificially written into the animal’s memory, which caused them to seek out that place in search of a …

The Brain

Which Is More Effective: Anger, Calm Or Happiness?

Which of these three do you think is more effective at creating Commitment: Anger, Calm or Happiness? In reading Eyal Winter’s book, <i>Feeling Smart: Why Our Emotions Are More Rational Than We Think</i> (PublicAffairs, Dec 2014), I came across an interesting research in psychology that describes the human …

Psychology