Nels Martin

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This is how to make friends as an adult: 5 secrets backed by science

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult. You get busy with …

Woodworking: How to build a deck yourself

Get ready for a pretty serious woodworking upgrade… the deck build!<p>If you're looking to give your garden a stunning upgrade, you can't get much …

The White House Cited a Parody Article as Support for Trump's Budget

Well, this is embarrassing.<p>White House blunders have become much more commonplace since Barack Obama left office, and Friday's mistake, when the White House sent out a parody opinion piece in an email and on its website citing it as fact, was yet another example of how President Donald Trump's …

These Terrifying Alien Worlds Actually Exist

Of the exoplanets we've discovered, there are a couple dozen that scientists believe have the conditions necessary to harbor life. Then...there are …

Astronomy

‘Be kind to one another’: The importance of sibling relationships

My teenage son and I left the house to walk the dog just as my phone started buzzing. “It’s Aunt Bren — I’ll call her back later,” I said, letting it go to voicemail. My son wondered how long it had been since I last spoke with my younger sister, and encouraged me to return her call that …

The Purpose Of Friendship: The Only 4 Types Of Friends You Need In Life

Even though we all feel uncomfortable to talk about the purpose of friendship, there are concrete purposes for having friends.

The hidden emotional consequences of de-friending ex-pals and former flames

When my best friend told me that her long-term boyfriend had broken up with her via email, I bellowed a deafening “HELL no.” Then I Ubered straight to her apartment. We consumed excessive ice cream and doughnuts, laughed, cried, and of course, sought delicious social media revenge, unfollowing her …

Social Media

The Loud, Empty Word That Defines President-Elect Trump

‘Very’ is one of Donald Trump’s favorite words. What does he hope to achieve using a word that may be insistent, but is often empty of …

6 Ways a Working or Personal Relationship Benefits From Conflict

Conflict is inevitable, but it can only serve to strengthen your relationships in the end.<p><i>By Malini Bhatia, founder and CEO of Marriage.com.</i><p>I've found from building a community of marriage experts that no relationship is conflict-free, whether it's personal or professional. The spectrum of …

Leadership

The Sun Looks Clean as Hell Right Now

There are almost no spots.<p>The sun could be the star of some interstellar Clearasil commercial right now, because there’s barely a spot on it. …

Astronomy

Earth - Asteroids are not the only threat to life from space

We are here by the skin of our teeth. Evolution could well have turned out differently, and the fact that it did not may well be down to freak, chance events. Life on Earth has faced a string of accidents, weird situations and outright catastrophes, from sudden ice ages to collisions with asteroids …

Not sure? Here's a tutorial for building your own tiny house

So you've seen all manner of awesome tiny homes, and now you're considering building one yourself. To start off, you'll need to develop your own …

Sales plummet for Bay Area’s cheapest homes

Because the housing market just doesn’t make sense sometimes<p>The foreclosure site PropertyRadar reported that home sales across six Bay Area counties plunged to an eight-year low this fall, and it’s evidently the fault of the <i>cheapest</i> properties on the market.<p>All told, PR records a 10 percent decline …

Real Estate

Be Thankful For The Universe That Created You

We all have a lot to be thankful for, but the biggest one we all have in common is that we all exist. Moreover, we exist on a world and in a Universe where it’s possible for us to exist, and to exist as long as our natural lifespans will allow us. This wasn’t guaranteed from first principles, but …

Universe

What's Going on When You Stay in Touch With Your Ex

It’s fairly common for people to maintain contact with former romantic partners.1,2 But what happens when you enter a new relationship? Do you …

Psychology

Do you know your 'blind spots'? How to look after your mental health

THERE ARE A baffling number of “self-help” books, articles, tips and anecdotes out there – all telling us how to stay healthy, “look our best”, have …

Mental Health

Highest-paying jobs you can get without going to college

If you don't want to start your career in debt, these may be the jobs for you.Idaho National Laboratory/flickr<p>Don't feel like contributing to the $1.4 trillion student-loan debt in the US?<p>Luckily, there are plenty of high-paying jobs you can get that require only a high-school diploma.<p>According to …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

HugeDomains.com - Sutbeat.com is for sale (Sutbeat)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Conflict Resolution Skills

Building the Skills That Can Turn Conflicts into Opportunities<p>Conflict is a normal part of any healthy relationship. After all, two people can’t be …

Emotional Intelligence

The Art of Conflict Resolution - How to Resolve Conflicts at Home And at Work

Tweet<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Share<p>Conflict is a natural and inevitable part of life–your co-worker takes credit for your work; your spouse is habitually late; your …

The 13 Essential Traits of Good Friends

Some people have an easier time establishing and maintaining friendships than others. And some of us long for closer friendships or try to figure out …

5 Reasons to Give Your Ex Another Chance

There’s a Spanish saying that goes: “Mejor estar sola que mal alcompañada” (Better to be alone than in bad company), and I completely agree. No one should be in a relationship for the sake of being one. A lifetime of romantic disconnect is a high price to pay for lackluster companionship. If and …

Relationships