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Bijzondere verlaten plekken die mensen zijn vergeten

1. St-Etienne-le-Vieux, Frankrijk<p><i>Het zou zo een filmdecor kunnen zijn! (Foto: Columbus Reisreporter Fransvdg)</i><p>Dit is wat er over is gebleven van deze …

Huzarensalade – ZELF MAKEN

Weet je nog, vroeger in de schoolkantine? Dat je heel snel iets wilde eten en zo’n gouden bakje kocht met een oranje plastic lepeltje? Huzarensalade …

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

A sociologist has an unsettling theory about how we experience emotion

In his book named after the idea, sociologist Stjepan Meštrović describes contemporary Western societies as <i>postemotional</i>.<p>By invoking the prefix "post," he doesn't mean to suggest that we no longer have any emotions at all, but that we have become numb to our emotions, so much so that we may not …

Psychology

7 surprisingly helpful tips to make you fall asleep faster

Having trouble nodding off? Put down your laptop and pick up that novel collecting dust on your night stand<p>Larry Schwartz<p>September 29, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Human beings need sleep. We don’t know exactly why that is, except to say that if we don’t get enough …

Immune System

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

How to make your family live as healthily as the Japanese

They may be renowned for sushi and sumo wrestlers – and more recently for their brilliance at rugby - but the Japanese should be celebrated for a less well known phenomenon: being the healthiest people on the planet.<p>According to a major global analysis in the Lancet, a child born in Japan today …

Nutrition

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

Motivation

Dazzling photographs of the blood red supermoon eclipse

Dedicated sky watchers were rewarded on Sunday night, Eastern Standard Time, with a supermoon in full eclipse.<p>The celestial show, which occurred for …

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

24 Orange Cats Just Being Their Adorable Selves

Orange cats are the best cats.

Earth's 6th mass extinction has begun, and there are no signs that humans will be spared

Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival of a species.<p>While this is not a straightforward exercise, research so far indicates that the odds are not in our favor.<p>Limitations of diversity<p>Life on Earth can be traced …

8 Swift Judgements That Are Made When People Meet You Within Seconds

According to recent studies, people are inclined to form an impression of one another within just seven seconds of meeting them. So whether you are …

Psychology

This Apple Trick Will Wow Your Whole Family

Hasselback apples are a real (delicious!) thing.<p>We start getting giddy about fall by mid-August — when we first spot new pumpkin-spiced foods hitting shelves. A month later, we're suffering from full-on fever (don't send help; we're <i>all</i> good), and now we're knee-deep in apple mania.<p>We're baking them …