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Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>On stage he’s a loveable, floppy-haired …

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10 Forgotten Fantastical Novels You Should Read Immediately

Fans of magical prose and magical worlds, take heart. Titan Books has recently released a special limited edition version of steampunk legend James …

Houseplants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill #Gardening

Gardening<p>The wide variety of plants that thrive indoors make for affordable, versatile decor, while having the added benefits of cleansing the air in …

Higher Metacognition is probably what separates Geniuses from the rest

Metacognition is “thinking about thinking”, or “knowing about knowing”. It comes from the root word “meta”, meaning beyond. It can take many forms; …

Do You Have the Skills to Be Happy? This Checklist Can Tell You

Learn what you need to improve to become a happier person.<p>Sometimes happiness can feel like a matter of luck, circumstance, or hereditary predisposition, but as I've covered here before, happiness is really a set of skills.<p>"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this …

Why Frugality Is So Liberating?

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and …