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11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Harvard Business School

What is the Concept of Zen?

The first mistake that most people make when they begin talking about Zen is their attempt to give it a firm definition, either as a practice, hobby, …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

Emotions

39 OMG-Worthy Ways to Wear Florals This Spring

Depending on where you live, spring might be in full swing or (womp womp) you might have a few more weeks of snow, slush and freezing temps to combat. But no matter what’s in the weather forecast from now until those (not so far off) balmy summer days, you don’t have to wait until the last …

Can’t figure out genetics? Here’s a handy guide …

Advertising expert joins project to explain science in plain English<p>The ability to study our genes, the basic units of heredity, is transforming medicine. However, researchers have discovered a major stumbling block: only a tiny percentage of the British public understands even the simplest of …

Genetics

9 Quick Brunch Recipes to Compensate for Daylight Savings Time

Spring forward with these quick brunch dishes.<p>Just because you're losing an hour of sleep this weekend, doesn't mean you can't still sleep in and …

Breakfast

10 Things a Social Leader Does

Social Leadership is contextual and consensual: it’s a type of authority granted by the community, founded upon our reputation and social capital. …

Leadership

The Art of Small Talk: Why Talented Leaders Excel At This

<i>By: Cindy Wahler</i><p><i>(Image Source: Barrel)</i><p>Small talk is one of the most underrated leadership skills. Yet, if you can excel at this type of banter it can really serve to establish and build your career as a successful leader. Achievement of your goals and objectives is very much dependent upon your …

Profit

Orthorexia

Are you an enthusiast for healthy food? That’s wonderful.<p>However, for some people, interest in healthy food can transform into an eating disorder. …

85-Year-Old Farmer Transformed By Grandson Into Fashion Icon

This man is not a fashion model, although you could be forgiven for thinking so. No, this 85-year-old man, a resident of rural Fujian Province, …

Young Thug Talks About His Eclectic Style: "Simple-Minded People Don't Understand"

Young Thug recently sat down with Sway Calloway to discuss his personal style. The rapper not only touched on his unique style when it comes to …

Monica Serves Fire Fashion For UPTOWN Magazine, Talks Being Karl Lagerfeld's Pre-Instagram Muse

Push through then <b>Monica</b>! The hot mom and wife is serving fire and fashion for UPTOWN magazine's brand new cover and spread. Get the pics, plus what …

Divorce

Black Girl Magic Rocks Fashion: 5 Ways Chloe Johnston Is Changing the Industry

At a time when the fashion industry remains highly competitive while lacking a strong push for diversity, it's important to acknowledge trends that counter that.<p>For Philadelphia native Chloe Johnston, her passion to change how the world views women of color's role in fashion was ingrained in her …

BlackGirl

Science Says You Should Quit Your Demanding, High-Paying Job

Want to be happy? Prioritize free time instead of money.<p>Working ever-longer hours to bring in more cash might make your life more comfortable, but it isn’t going to make you happy. Instead, we should value our time as the precious resource it is. That, says a new study published in the Society for …

Changing Habits

The meaning of our lives rises from what we focus on most consistently. We know that mental focus amplifies and magnifies, that is, makes the object …

Self-help

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

Meditation

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Happiness

Why Everything We’ve Been Told About Happiness Is Flawed

The traditional path to happiness doesn’t work for many, so here’s how to bring more meaning into your everyday life.<p>The “standard” blueprint for a happy life usually reads something like this: Go to college. Get a job in a big corporation that provides good benefits. Find a partner. Have children. …

Happiness

33 Quotes to Help You Live a Happier and More Productive Life | Inc.com

Shawn Achor is a psychologist, bestselling author and leading expert on the undeniable connection between happiness and success. Recently, I watched Achor's captivating Ted Talk called <i>The Secret to Better Work</i>. In this talk, Achor delves into what he calls the "happiness advantage" and delivers a …

Happiness

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

Happiness

After child abuse, impulses are harder to control - Futurity

People with a history of child abuse or neglect tend to be more impulsive in situations when they must quickly decide to go or don't go.