Patricia Flaherty

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Do These 9 Things And You'll Never Need Couples' Therapy

Marriage counselors spill their secrets (and save you a fortune on therapy bills).<p>The honeymoon may be over, but there are ways to keep the good feelings and fun times rolling—and to weather the inevitable storms without totally sinking. We talked to relationship experts who have tons of experience …

Marijuana Tax Millions? Hallucinations Up In Smoke, Yet Feds Propose 50% Federal Tax Too

Excited Coloradans thought legalizing marijuana would mean huge tax revenues. They were hardly alone. Nationwide, with medical marijuana, and especially with recreational, the drum beat has been about money, jobs, real estate upticks, and spillover effects into many fields. The loudest cries of all …

Children feeling excessive guilt could experience mental illness as adults

For adults, guilt and excessive self-blame is a symptom of depression. Now, a new study is looking at how feelings of guilt during childhood could …

The Nature of Mind and the Holographic Brain

Brandon West, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>What is the true nature of mind, and what is the real function of our brains?</b><p>The purpose of this article is to …

How Killer Fungus Burns Up Bats From the Inside

Hibernating bats with white-nose syndrome expend twice as much energy as healthy ones, a new study says.<p>A deadly invasive fungus has been wiping out hibernating bats for years in the U.S., eating away at their wings and muzzles. But it's been unclear exactly how the interloper kills its victims, …

Climate Change Is Forcing Polar Bears North—Here’s Why That’s Bad News

As climate change melts Arctic sea ice, Canadian polar bears seem to be migrating permanently from the south to take up year-round residence in the …

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

Cleaning

10 Simple Steps to Improve Productivity

With a little preparation and planning, you may discover additional hours in the day.<p>The thought of increasing efficiency and productivity can conjure up images of someone with a stopwatch, timing each task with a close eye. Henry Ford initially used the talents of an efficiency specialist to build …

Time Management

5 Predictions For Education In 2015

It’s the new year and with it, hopes for new developments in education. Here are a few scattered predictions from around the world of education about what we might see.<p><b>1. Competency-based learning gains steam</b><p>Fueled by interest from hundreds of higher education institutions and the Department of …

5 Social Good Business Trends To Watch In 2015

While the probably can’t answer the first question, the marketing agency JWT produced this years version of its annual report looking at the trends …

San Francisco

Is China's Pollution A Boon For The Solar Industry?

China's economy is one of the modern day miracles. There has been no other time in history when a country with such a large population had grown at …

Old whales - good genes | DW | 09.01.2015

Bowhead whales live in the Arctic seas, from Alaska to Greenland, about 100 meters (328 feet) below sea level. They eat krill - tons of it - along …

Astronomers Have Discovered Eight Potentially Habitable Planets

Astronomers have announced that they have discovered eight more planets that likely exist in temperature ranges where life could exist.<p>The astronomers began their research path by examining candidates for planets that had been identified by NASA’s Kepler mission. The candidates were analyzed using …

The Science Behind Motivation

Being motivated is a key part of being successful as an entrepreneur, and as such, it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. Motivation comes from vision, goal setting, and celebrating small successes, but there’s more to it – there’s actually a science behind motivation.<p>Psychology – Why is …

Will Power

Sitting All Day Sucks for Your Mental Health Too

Spending all day at a desk isn't just ruining your physical health, according to a new study.<p>It's not news that sitting all day isn't good for you. Here on Inc.com we've covered studies showing that a sedentary office life can take a terrifying toll on your health (even if you hit the gym …

Mental Health

Why can’t you tickle yourself?

It’s almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, says David Robson, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and consciousness.<p>If you want to probe some of the great mysteries of the human mind, all you need is a duster and your feet. Sit back, take your shoes and socks …

University of Maryland

So you think marijuana isn't addictive

In 2014, our country went cannabis crazy, bringing to 18 the number of states decriminalizing pot. Colorado opened boutiques selling "mountain high suckers" in grape and butterscotch flavors and posted signs that proclaimed the state is "where prohibition ends and the fun begins."<p>In my New York …

The Most Comfortable Outdoors Sleep System I've Found

By integrating the sleeping bag and sleeping pad into a single, cohesive unit, Big Agnes is able to offer a more spacious, more stable, more …

Backpacking

Top 10 Business Predictions for 2015

2015 is poised to be an exciting year for business. There are so many changes on the horizon, and if you heed my predictions, you can gain an advantage over your competition. (For those who would like proof of past punditry, you can reference my 2014 digital trends here.)<p>Here are my 10 business …

The Best Cars For Commuters 2015

This year's best cars for commuters come in five categories: Short Commute, Long Commute, Summer Commute, Winter Commute and Carpool.

5 Ways to Fight Sleep Deprivation

You already know that sleep is important for your productivity and health. But how do you make sure to get enough of it? Follow this regime.<p>How many hours of sleep did you get last night? If it was less than seven, then you're among the many Americans who are sleep deprived. According to the …

10 Things OCD Doesn’t Want You to Know!

Hello, my name is <b>Obsessive Compulsive Disorder</b> but go by the nickname, OCD. I have likely been part of your life since childhood, causing you to …

How-To: DIY Glitter Tights

Want to frolic around your New Year’s Eve party like a festive and sparkly holiday fairy? Check out this DIY glitter tights tutorial from Annalisa on Moustachic!<p>Fair warning: Tights stretch, and you will be working with glitter and adhesive, not woven-in sparkle fibers, so you should expect these …

New Year’s Resolutions – The ones you should make

Another year is about to pass and like most people, we are wishing it farewell!<p>Hoping that next year will be better or at the very least different. I …