Nitika Govind

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The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Happiness

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

Teenage bulimia and the warped world of fashion magazines

After a coroner attacked the fashion industry last week over a bulimic teenager’s death, a media insider gives her view on why glossy magazines are partly to blame<p>It was, said the coroner, one of the most tragic cases to come before him in 40 years. Fiona Geraghty was a bright, beautiful …

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

Meditation

8 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

1/<p>If you're really, really alike.<p>Flickr/davebloggs007<p>Decades of studies have shown that the cliché that "opposites attract" is totally off.<p>"Partners …

Relationships

Dress-up academic surprises himself

<b>Sociology lecturer's cross-dressing experiment opens a few eyes - including his own.</b><p>Dressing in feminine clothes can be a sensuous pleasure, says Dr …

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

The Six Most Interesting Psychology Papers of 2015

Every year, psychologists publish a staggering amount of research—it’s impossible to read it all. Still, I gave it a shot—and here are the six papers I found most fascinating.<p><b>“Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science,” from Science</b><p>This paper isn’t really a study; it’s the outcome of …

The money vs happiness debate: how much are you worth?

Institutionalised sexism has a lot to answer for, but we could also be held back by the belief that nothing good comes from chasing a fat pay cheque<p>Money. It can’t buy you happiness, you know. Or love. It’s one of the earliest lessons we learn in life: that noble pauperdom beats evil wealth every …

Intelligence genes discovered by scientists

Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright.<p>Genes which make people intelligent have been discovered and scientists believe they could be manipulated to boost brain power.<p>Researchers have believed for some time that …

Genetics

Newcastle Schoolgirl Branded 'Terrorist' Gives Moving Speech Against Islamophobia

A Newcastle schoolgirl who was branded a "terrorist" by fellow students in the wake of the Paris attacks has spoken out against Islamophobia in a …

Siblings

One Woman's Bizarre, Delightful Quest To Change Emojis Forever

Jennifer 8. Lee wants to open up the emoji proposal system.<p>Imagine, for a moment, getting the chance to help build a new language. A language that’s used by millions of people around the world. A pictorial language with the power to transcend all other languages. If the opportunity presented …

On "Birches"

In "Birches" (<i>Mountain Interval</i>, 1916) Frost begins to probe the power of his redemptive imagination as it moves from its playful phase toward the …

MindMup

Capture ideas at the speed of thought – using a mind map maker designed to help you focus on your ideas and remove all the distractions while …

Robert Frost: Poems “Birches” (1916) Summary and Analysis

When the narrator looks at the birch trees in the forest, he imagines that the arching bends in their branches are the result of a boy “swinging” on …

Open Letter to Miley Cyrus: You offended me as a mother and black woman.

Dear Miley:<p>I write this with anger and a heavy heart. Don’t know whether to take out my paddle and give you a good spanking, or shake my head in …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

15 amazing adventures for 2015

Five Fine Florida Island Escapes

<i>Follow your bliss to an island adventure! Photo courtesy of Collins Vacation Rentals on St. George Island</i><p>It's called island time for a reason.<p>When you escape onto a tract of land completely surrounded by water, you escape more than the mainland.<p>It might be the sand, sprinkled with shells, or the …