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How to Really Listen in Conversation

Listening: the poor man’s talking. But your turn to pay attention to someone else’s blah blah will come. Here’s how to be the kind of listener you’d …

Self-help

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Public Speaking

The Best Nonfiction Books Of 2018 (So Far)

By looking at the real world around us, we're better equipped to understand ourselves<p>While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story—whether that story comes in the form of deep reporting, memoir, or personal essays. Nonfiction gives us the chance to look at the world …

23 Books Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Everyone Should Read

The Facebook CEO's best picks and why he thinks everyone should read them.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around …

Books

Hear What Your Voice Sounds Like to Others

When I was in college, I got a job as a DJ for our campus radio station. Over Christmas break they played back old shows to fill the time, and one …

Carpets

17 of the world's most overlooked islands

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's be honest: Islands are rarely a hard sell, but some of these pretty places for always-needed indulgence get a little more love than others.<p>But on the world's lesser-known islands, still-secret spots, aquamarine seas and a relative lack of selfie-snappers could add up to castaway …

Beaches

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

Bill Gates

How to get the cheapest flights according to an expert

Jack Sheldon is the 29-year-old brain behind Jack’s Flight Club – a newsletter sending its 89,000 subscribers breathtakingly low deals on flights …

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Check out the Islamic architecture and mozaic tiles at this Azerbaijan spot.Shutterstock/Hasanov Jeyhun<p>As the summer holidays draw near, it's time to …

Grenfell Tower fire: Full details of all the missing people

The London Fire Brigade has confirmed that there have been at least 17 fatalities in the Grenfell Tower fire, which consumed the block in west London in the early hours of the morning.<p>People have been desperately searching for their loved ones who live in the building as people appeared to be …

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

Wellness

Study Says Instagram Is Ranked The Worst Social App For Causing Young People To Feel Depressed

According to a study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM), Instagram is ranked the worst out of all the major social media platforms in terms of detriments to the mental health of young adults. Instagram is a rapidly growing photo social …

Inspiring Designs Highlighted By Sunken Tubs

Compared to regular tubs which protrude from the ground, sunken bathtubs are carved into the floor and this gives them this dramatic character which …

Architecture

Ten Places That Deserve More Travelers

Head off the typical tourist trail to explore these surprising destinations.<p>Armenia<p><b>The Situation on the Ground:</b> Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the tiny Caucasus country of Armenia has often been associated with conflict. The country’s Nagorno-Karabakh war with Azerbaijan over a …

20 Places That Look Like They're On Another Planet

We can't help but fantasize about traveling to far and distant worlds. Luckily, our planet is full of surreal and otherworldly places that are just a plane ride away, from lunar valleys to underwater caves. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new …

A girl became temporarily paralysed after drinking an energy drink

Her symptoms were 'stroke-like'.<p>A 13-year-old schoolgirl from North Lanarkshire suffered "stroke-like" symptoms, with half of her body becoming temporarily paralysed recently, after drinking an energy drink she'd bought from an ice cream van near her school.<p>Caitlin Fraser has been told she can no …

How To Divide a Small Studio Apartment Without Building a Wall

While the thought of dividing a small studio into even smaller compartments may strike fear into the hearts of many apartment dwellers, there may …

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Simple ways to improve mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Time Management Secrets From 29 Straight-A Students

What does it take to maintain straight As at MIT or Harvard? What does it take to be a straight-A student in high school, while juggling varsity sports and numerous activities?<p>I recently had the chance to interview 29 straight-A students while researching my new book, <i>15 Secrets Successful People</i> …

Social Media

101 quotes on success from some of the world's most accomplished people

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Cathay Pacific flight from Perth to Hong Kong makes emergency landing in Bali

Passengers report fire on one wing as CX710 forced to shut down engine mid-flight and make an emergency landing at Denpasar airport<p>A Cathay Pacific flight from Perth to Hong Kong was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine had to be shut down, with passengers claiming it was on …

Hong Kong

Good people make good leaders

Fred Kiel, author of <i>Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win,</i> conducted a seven-year study of more than 100 CEOs, their companies and 8,500 of their employees. What he found was that leaders of strong character achieved up to five times the return on assets as did …

Leadership

5 Daily Habits That Lead to a Successful Life

A “successful life” will hold a different meaning for each of us. What makes it a success is determined by the goals, dreams, aspirations you have in …

Motivation

10 Differences Between A Boss And A Real Leader

Not being able to stay productive at work is a problem that everyone runs into at some point; no matter how much you like your job, there are certain …

Time Management

Hospitals Find New Ways to Monitor Patients 24/7

Wireless device slips under a mattress; a push to track patients on narcotic medications<p>Hospitals are trying new early-warning systems to monitor patients for subtle but dangerous signs of a worsening condition.<p>After surgery or during hospitalization for illness, patients are at risk for …

Medical Technology