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Are first impressions really accurate?

New research has found that some of us are especially good judges of character... but only in specific circumstances.<p>Fictional stories are replete with villains and heroes with an almost magical ability to discern other people’s characters – think Hannibal Lecter or Sherlock Holmes. In real life, …

Psychology

Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Trans Fats Should Be Eliminated From All Food Over the Next 5 Years: World Health Organization

(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

Even the most confident person has moments of self-doubt (and if you don't, please teach us your ways).<p>But, as much as it can suck to doubt yourself, …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

THIS Diet Finally Cleared My Cystic Acne — When Nothing Else Worked

In 2014 I was a 20-year-old girl with a burgeoning career in the entertainment industry. So why was I struggling with suicidal depression? The answer …

Many Employees Have a Mid-Career Crisis. Here’s How Employers Can Help

Plenty of media coverage — and companies’ attention — is devoted to employees at the beginning and end of their careers, at least in my experience. Entry-level employees learning the ropes garner more than their share of managers’ time, and those transitioning toward retirement pull executives’ …

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Superfoods

Be kinder to yourself. Research shows it could make you healthier.

By Carrie Dennett<p>If you think you need to channel your inner drill sergeant to eat your vegetables and get to the gym, think again. Research shows that a healthy dose of self-compassion actually helps us form habits that support good health.<p>In the past decade or so, numerous studies have shown that …

Self Compassion

JPMorgan has calculated when the next recession will hit — and has some ideas how you can prepare for it

"<i>Where are we in the cycle?</i>"<p>It's an inquiry the economics team at JPMorgan receives frequently. And it's a good question when you consider the US's current economic expansion is already the second-longest of the postwar era.<p>Luckily for curious minds, JPMorgan maintains a model designed to provide …

Markets

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

5 Drugstore Neck Creams That Work As Good As The Expensive Stuff

If you have mature skin, a good neck cream is a VERY important product to include in your beauty regime. While some people may think neck cream is …

Skin Care

Japanese Snap Up German, French Bonds While Shunning U.S. Debt

Japanese investors snapped up the most German and French sovereign debt in six months in January, while extending their selling spree in U.S. bonds …

Senses of Humor Come in Four Types—Which One Are You?

There’s a reason not everyone finds the same things funny, after all, senses of humor are about as diverse as hair and eye color—one of the many …

Why you should give your brain a spring-clean

Here's how to achieve mental clarity...<p>As a change in the seasons draws nearer, now is the perfect time of year to consider a spring-clean. You are …

Watch: A Conversation With Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo

We interview the Japanese organizing expert about the art of tidying up and her new collaboration with minimalist brand Cuyana.<p>Marie Kondo, Japanese lifestyle expert and best-selling author of <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>, has won global recognition for leading the charge on decluttering, …

Minimalism

Japan Is Growing But Wages Have Barely Budged. Why?

For Japan’s mission to revitalize its once roaring economy, getting wages to rise is crucial. Conditions appear ripe for fatter paychecks: the …

Washington Legislature phases out Atlantic salmon farming

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Legislature on Friday voted to phase out marine Atlantic salmon aquaculture, an industry that has operated for decades in the state but came under heavy criticism after tens of thousands of nonnative fish escaped into waterways last summer.<p>After lengthy debate, the …

Aquaculture

Six Ways To Get More Organized In 2018

The year has already begun but that isn’t stopping me from making some small changes that will go a long way to becoming more organized. Many people use productivity and organization interchangeably perhaps because you need one to be good at the other. For me, it’s easier to attack organization …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — When David Chang tells you to eat something, I figured, you should probably go eat it.<p>I’d been talking to Chang, the famed chef and a fellow Korean-American, about the Olympics in South Korea, where he spent 10 days this month working as a sort of culinary correspondent for …

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

10 best mindfulness apps

“Mindfulness” is the buzzword of the moment – but it’s a lot more than a passing trend. It’s an NHS-approved approach to helping deal with anxiety, …

Conservators race against time to save film cels of classic Disney characters

Hands clasped, silver slippers together and with an air of gentle condescension, Snow White looks like the epitome of a Disney princess. Except there’s a hitch: across her face and dress run unmistakable cracks.<p>While Disney’s cartoon characters have an indelible place in popular culture, the …

What Does Consent Mean When One of You Is a Robot?

The law hasn’t exactly figured this sticky ethical question out—but the day is fast coming when it will have to.<p>The future of sex robots is closer …

The Surprising Anti-Aging Benefits of Fiber

F iber gets a lot of well-deserved credit for keeping the digestive system in good working order—but it does plenty more. In fact, it’s a major …

Power Can Corrupt Leaders. Compassion Can Save Them

In 2016 John Stumpf, then the CEO of Wells Fargo, was called before Congress to explain a massive scandal. For more than four hours, Stumpf fielded a range of questions about why the bank, which had over $1.8 trillion in assets, had created 2 million false accounts, and, after the fraud was …