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13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

Critical Thinking

Weed the people? Companies relax drug-testing policies in bid to attract more workers

Drug testing policies have gone to pot as more employers choose not to navigate the hazy issue.<p>Near-full employment and changing attitudes about cannabis are prompting some companies to drop pre-employment drug screenings for marijuana, experts in human resources say.<p>“It is happening,” said Brian …

Cannabis

Etsy, Tumblr, and thousands of other sites will go on "red alert" ahead of a vote to reinstate net neutrality

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to block the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality laws is due in mid-May<p>Etsy, Tumblr, Postmates, and Foursquare will be among thousands of other websites expected to post “red alerts” on May 9th ahead of a vote to block the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality …

Telecoms

Couples Are Happiest at This Stage in a Relationship, New Study Finds

A recent study has pinpointed the exact stage in which a married couple reaches peak happiness. Published in Social Networks and the Life Course, the …

Happiness

19 Dogs Who Pushed Their Owners To Their Absolute Limits

Still cute tho.

Pets

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Four Gas Pipeline Firms Hit in Attack on Their EDI Service Provider

Attack a warning on vulnerabilities in energy networks, security analysts say.<p>Several cybersecurity experts this week cautioned against …

Want Dramatically Improved Performance From Your Employees? Try This 1 Powerful Exercise

You don't need me to tell you that employees are your most valuable asset. But are you getting the most value out of them?<p>There are many timeless keys to success and behaviors that drive peak performance.<p>But what stunts performance?<p>There's a major, yet hidden, culprit lurking in your workplace.<p>It's …

Employment

Walmart Has Started Selling Funeral Potatoes and the Internet is Losing It

If Walmart’s recent addition of funeral potatoes to their grocery aisles had you reaching for your pearls, fear not. Despite its ominous name, …

36 Delicious Fish Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Including more fish and seafood is a heart-smart choice. Expand your dinner repertoire with these easy-to-make, healthy recipes.<p>Make this spicy …

Green Bean "Almondine" with Garlic and Blue Cheese Recipe

"This variation of classic French green bean amandine includes roasted garlic and blue cheese for an extra kick."<p>Ingredients<p>3 heads garlic, minced<p>1 …

Most Americans Fail at Financial Literacy. Here Are 3 Concepts You Absolutely Need to Know

Need a crash course on finances? We've got you covered.<p>While Americans might have no problem <i>spending</i> money, managing it is a different story. In …

Personal Finance

Avocado and Tuna Tapas Recipe

"Living in Spain I have come across a literal plethora of tapas. This is a light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy …

10 Ways Dogs Show Love

01 of 11<p>It's Puppy Love<p>Everyone knows–even those hostile cat owners–that dogs are man's (and woman's!) best friends. They make fiercely loyal, …

Bone Spur Victim Calls on Military to Pay for His Border Wall

Stay tuned for next week when Trump floats diverting money from the C.D.C.’s budget to fund the thing.<p>Of the untold number of stupid things that have come out of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> mouth, making a strong case for the stupidest was his claim, as he announced his candidacy for president, that he would …

Donald Trump

Trump Does Trump, and Things Get Worse

It’s one thing to run a privately held company on the fly, trusting the same ‘gut’ that drove you into multiple bankruptcies. Now the president …

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

6 Ways To Improve Your Relationship Using Positive Psychology

If you’re looking for concrete tips on improving your relationship, James Pawelski, PhD and Suzann Pileggi, MAPP's <i>Happy Together: Using the Science</i> …

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

In our dream world we could eat nachos for dinner each night and never see a change on the scale (or our bodies). Sigh. It’s actually that type of …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Legend of Zelda

My Job Sucks and I Don't Know What Makes Me Happy

<b>“[Fulfillment] can never be exchanged or redeemed, because everything has been exchanged or redeemed to make its purchase possible.” ~Emily Fox Gordon</b><p>…

Want to Raise Happy Kids? Science Says Limit Screen Time to Exactly This Amount Per Day

Researchers looked at data from 1 million teenagers. Here's the sweet spot for smartphone use and happiness.<p>Every parent I know wants to raise kids who are at least as successful and happy as we are--more so, if we can pull it off. But something disturbing has happened in the last few years to …

7 Daily Habits Guaranteed to Make You Happier

<b>1. Thank someone you normally would not thank.</b><p>Who do you normally not thank? Perhaps it's somebody who is doing a service you've paid for, so you …

Few noticed, but Congress just banned restaurants from skimming tips

Restaurant servers dodged a bullet this week with a provision tucked into the $1.3 trillion federal spending bill.<p>Late last year, the Department of Labor proposed a rule that would have authorized restaurants to share tips between servers and cooks. That would allow employers to keep some tip money …

Employment

Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM

For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.As the world’s dominant technology firm, …

Sexual Harassment

The 15 Best Activities in San Francisco

This list was created based on what San Francisco travelers enjoy doing and say they want to do again. Try them out for yourself to see why people …

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

Pedigree dogs' lives are full of pain – so why does Crufts glorify their suffering?

Selective breeding can have disastrous health consequences, so why then, do we promote and even glorify it each year at the world's biggest canine …