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5 brilliant rituals that successful people follow every day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p>What schedule do the pros use? What …

Want to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids? Try to Keep Them Off These Two Social Networks

A U.K. mental health group's study shows there are real dangers in social media.<p>Is spending lots of time on social media good or bad for your mental health? Mostly bad, according to a comprehensive new study by the Royal Society for Public Health in the U.K. The Society looked into many different …

Child refugees in Europe 'forced to sell bodies' to pay smugglers

Governments urged to end ‘most heinous human rights violation’ as report finds widespread sexual exploitation of migrant children in Greece<p>Unaccompanied child refugees in Greece desperate to reach the UK and other parts of northern Europe are being forced to sell their bodies in order to pay …

Workplace culture should be measured, just like sales or ROI

Uber’s issues should have leadership everywhere asking, “How healthy is our culture?”<p>Many people in Silicon Valley knew about Uber’s “hyper-masculine, hyper-aggressive” company culture, but looked the other way because the company was minting money. And probably just as many companies questioned …

Get fit and do good at the same time by joining a charity bike ride

You have a bike? Everyone has a bike. It might be dusty. Perhaps encrusted with spiderwebs. But it's a bike. And bikes want nothing more than to be ridden and to help us shed a few pounds. So get that forgotten workhorse down off the wall, have your local bike shop give it the once over and start …

Researchers Discover That Laziness Is Actually Contagious

<i>This story was originally published on Gizmodo</i><p>Ooft, this is harsh. A new study shows people tend to unconsciously imitate the lazy attitudes of those …

In Puerto Escondido, great food, low prices, super surf. What's not to love? (Maybe a few things, but just a few)

Not long ago I began looking for a place where I could spend a few months relaxing while spending very little money. My destination would have to offer a leisurely lifestyle, great weather, even better food and — to reiterate — as a writer, an affordable price tag.<p>Last summer I settled on Mexico, …

Travel

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science

Research suggests that being too in tune to others' emotions can elevate stress levels.<p>Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have …

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community.A new report shows …

Central African Republic

Why we pretend to know things, explained by a cognitive scientist

New research explains why we pretend to know more than we do.<p>Why do people pretend to know things? Why does confidence so often scale with ignorance? Steven Sloman, a professor of cognitive science at Brown University, has some compelling answers to these questions.<p>“We're biased to preserve our …

Psychology

Step counting apps could be bad for you, claims leading computer scientist

Few are based on scientific evidence<p>Don't bin you Fitbits just yet, but a leading computer scientist has suggested that step counting apps could be …

Stark Drive launches $400 full-size folding electric bike

<b>For those who have been holding off on purchasing an e-bike until the prices come down, Stark Drive might just have broken the cost</i> …

This is what it's like to cruise on the world's largest superyacht

If an invite-only rooftop lounge or hidden basement club doesn’t feel exclusive enough for you, there’s now a luxury yacht that is being called the “world’s largest floating private members’ club.”<p>Quintessentially One, as the 720-foot yacht will be called, will go around the world all year, popping …

30 Quotes From Anthony Bourdain on Making Your Life a Fulfilling Adventure

Renowned chef, best-selling author, TV star, travel expert, entrepreneur. Most people want one of these titles. Bourdain has them all and more.<p>I have been a fan of Anthony Bourdain's since the day I read <i>Kitchen Confidential</i> and learned why I shouldn't order fish on Tuesdays. I admired the way he …

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

Motivation

The Creeping Feeling That People Are Out To Help You? That's Pronoia

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

How to make someone feel like the only person in the world, according to psychologists

If the rise of populism has shown us anything, it’s that charisma and charm are invaluable. Some people seem to just have the knack of making others …

Scientists take step toward mapping how the brain stores memories

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on how the brain stores memories. The research, published recently …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit

Harvard research has revealed a counterintuitive way to develop mental toughness--see how to use it daily.<p>When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach. That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Your Hobby Is Action, Not Accumulation

Hobbies are wonderful to have, but it’s just as easy to lose sight of what your hobby actually is, in the rush to buy things that support it. From …

How Real Estate Investors Spend the Most and Make the Most Money

If you’re not a newbie in the real estate investment world, then I’m sure you’ve heard about the criticism people have about real estate–<b>it costs too</b> …

Richard Branson Explains Why Most Entrepreneurs Lack the Right Mindset

Growing and failing aren't mutually exclusive.<p>To excel as an entrepreneur, having a “growth mindset” is vital, explains Virgin Group founder Richard Branson in a recent blog post. That means being willing to learn, make mistakes and experiment.<p>Successful entrepreneurs take risks, are willing to …

Entrepreneurship

3 Savvy Marketing Tips for Small-Business Saturday

It's not too late to make the most out of Small-Business Saturday.<p>Small Business Saturday is becoming a big day for small businesses across the country. Last year it saw record levels of support as an increasing number of consumers understand the power they have to help their local businesses and …

Number of children seeking help for anxiety rising sharply, Childline charity warns

The number of children seeking help for anxiety has risen sharply, data from the NSPCC’s Childline service has suggested.<p>The helpline, which offers …

How to Transform Your Stress Into Insane Productivity, According to Harvard Psychologists

Stress is sometimes unavoidable — here’s how to turn it into your best friend.<p>We know that stress is bad for us, and that it causes everything from …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Emotional Intelligence

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

The Brain