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Get to Know Yourself: 5 Ways to Discover Your Joyful True Nature

<b>“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~Aristotle</b> <br>Four years ago I left a corporate career, belongings, a nice home, and family and …

Positive Thinking

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

The Year in Superfoods: The Good, The Bad, and The Strange

It’s hard to think back to a time when there weren’t superfoods. There have always been health foods, to be sure, but only recently have so many ingredients become super. And for the items added to those magical lists, frenzied popularity seems to follow a select few. Kale is still the superfood …

The expert guide to creating a professional Instagram brand

To reach your customers—current and potential—you need to be where they live. That’s increasingly online, on social networks such as Instagram.<p>Users of the photo-sharing app now total 500 million and counting, and they are a global audience. It may not be as big a crowd as that of Instagram’s …

Social Media

Are you too old to find success? | Oliver Burkeman

The web is cluttered with listicles offering the supposedly reassuring information that, say, JK Rowling wasn’t a publishing sensation until, well, her early 30s<p>At what age are you too old to achieve breakthrough success in your field? That question fascinates so many people, I suspect, because …

Who are Generation Z? The latest data on today's teens

Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?<p>• Read more from the magazine’s teen takeover<p>Today’s youngest generation with a label, born after 2000, are connected yet isolated, savvy but anxious, indulged yet stressed. They have grown …

Social Media

Inside Quebec’s Great, Multi-Million-Dollar Maple-Syrup Heist

With the value of maple syrup at roughly $1,300 a barrel, it’s time everyone knew about FPAQ, the Canadian group that controls 72 percent of the world’s supply. Rich Cohen investigates how its methods may have led to one of the greatest agricultural crimes in all of history.<p>Americans are focused on …

Thirty Years in Captivity

One woman’s escape from a London cult.<p>Rosie grew up in a succession of decrepit houses in South London with one man and a rotating cast of women, who claimed that they had found her on the streets as an infant. The man, Aravindan Balakrishnan—Comrade Bala, as he wanted to be called—was the head of …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth

Like many astrophysicists, Sara Seager sometimes has a problem with her perception of scale. Knowing that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies, and that each might contain hundreds of billions of stars, can make the lives of astrophysicists and even those closest to them seem insignificant. …

Traces of Times Lost

How childhood memories shape us, even after we've forgotten them<p>The slippery baby in the plastic blue tub cringes when her daddy, holding a drippy orange washcloth, leaks a bit of water in her face. He is bathing her for the first time. “Make sure you get the folds in her neck, where milk hides,” I …

The Brain

Motherhood is as lonely as divorce or bereavement – and I’m not surprised

According to a new report by the British Red Cross and the Co-Op, young motherhood can be just as lonely as divorce or bereavement, challenging the assumption that feelings of loneliness affect only the elderly.<p>This may sounds surprising to some, but when I brought it up with my mum friends, the …

Parenting

Parents of successful kids have these 12 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Socioeconomics

I tracked my happiness for a year to get data on how to build a more joyful life

One of the best pieces of advice I got in graduate school was from journalist and entrepreneur Christie Nicholson, who taught a class on business entrepreneurship. Whenever you feel sad or upset or uncomfortable, she told me, lean into that feeling, and try to figure out what’s making you react …

Happiness

A persuasion expert's 4 best tips for being productive when you don't feel like it

I end up there all the time. So I wondered: what's the best way for <i>me</i> to convince <i>me</i> to be more productive? What's the best way to use the science of persuasion … on myself?<p>I knew the answer was a bit beyond my pay grade, so I called an expert …<p>Robert Cialdini is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion …

Personal Hygiene

The Tina Fey Interview, by David Letterman

THR's Sherry Lansing Leadership Award honoree confesses to a fellow late-night pioneer her fear of bombing onstage (his response: "It's like I have a …

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

I’ve always been well-liked. At least, I think that’s the case. I have friends, a spouse, a job, a college degree. I exercise. I get haircuts …

Patton Oswalt’s Year of Magical Parenting

In April, the author’s wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in her sleep at age 46. In an instant, Oswalt became a widower—and single parent to their 7-year-old daughter. Here, the actor and comedian writes about the only job he’s got that really matters right now: being a dad.<p><b>Five</b> …

How To Get Really Rich In Life

<i>“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” — Sholem Aleichem</i><p>There are 7.5 billion people on …

Motivation

This Unusual Japanese Technique Will Radically Change Your Life And Defeat Laziness

If we could choose one thing about ourselves to change, for may it would be easily the propensity to be naturally lazy. A lot of people whether give …

Kevin Hart’s Funny Business

The most successful comedian in the world is also the most productive. Here’s how he keeps all his projects in motion.<p>“I’m giving you 100%,” Kevin Hart says with commitment, settling into a chair in a conference room inside his new 18,000-square-foot Los Angeles production studio. “When I sit down …

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

The Best-Designed Design Books Of The Year

There are books, well-designed books, and well-designed design books. Here are the ones that make great gifts.<p>Books are the perfect gifts, hands down. You don’t have to gamble on size and style, as with clothes. You aren’t gifting something useless, frivolous, or purely decorous (read: easily …