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Obama administration stops Dakota Access Pipeline in "historic" decision

Construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline was halted Sunday night after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement that would allow the pipeline to cross beneath Lake Oahe, threatening the water supply of the Standing Rock Indian reservation downstream.<p>In a statement, the …

19 Strange AF Wikipedia Pages That'll Change How You See The World

The colour of the universe is "Cosmic Latte".

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: Five Powerful Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Self-improvement

How to Train Yourself to Be More Charismatic

It’s that intangible quality that separates enigmatic leaders from just so-so speakers; that je ne sais quoi quality that makes people cling to your …

3 Science-Backed Tricks to Getting What You Want

Getting what you want may have more to do with science than you realize. Effective persuasive techniques can be explained by psychology, whether or …

Volunteering

Science-Backed Ways To Build Confidence When You Feel Like You’re Out Of Your League

Forget about faking it ’til you make it, these tips will trick your brain into thinking you’re all that.<p>Whether you are interviewing for a job that feels beyond your current abilities, demonstrating a skill that feels rusty, or working with someone who is difficult and challenging, there are dozens …

An AI upgrade for your brain, Elon Musk teases the Neural Lace

Worried that AI’s one day could make us their pets Elon Musk is teasing a new brain-hacking tech<p>There’s no doubting that Elon Musk is one busy guy. …

Physicists Believe They've Discovered a Fifth Fundamental Force of the Universe

Although physics may seem complicated to the uninitiated (or even to the trained professional, for that matter), it’s worth remembering that physics …

Physics