Rachael Lyons

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Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

This Actor Summed Up Success in 4 Words, and It's Brilliant | Inc.com

Having struggled with the idea of success in my own career, I can now confidently tell you that most of us don't even know what success is. And if we can't precisely define it, we can't hope to achieve it.<p>It took a chance encounter in a New York City bar with actor Barney Fitzpatrick to finally …

Motivation

6 toxic thoughts successful people quarantine

Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can make or break your career. When you make a mistake, they either magnify the negativity …

How the 20/10 Rule Will Change the Way You Clean

So, what should you do instead?<p>The solution is what Hoffman calls 20/10s—as in every time you clean, you should spend 20 minutes cleaning, then take …

Time Management

Stanford researchers built a 'gaydar' for photos — and it reveals something disturbing about facial recognition technology

Psychologist Michal Kosinski and his colleague Yilun Wang at the Stanford Graduate School of Business caused a stir last month when they suggested that artificial intelligence could apply a sort of "gaydar" to profile photos on dating websites.<p>In a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Personality …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Immune System

How To Be Happy: 12 Things You Should Do Today

To some, happiness always stays by their side. What makes happiness magical is that it can be anything or nothing.<p>If you know it well, it is …

Happiness

Gloria Steinem: ‘Do what you love so much you forget what time it is’

<b>The idea of being a feminist</b> wasn’t present in the culture I grew up in. I thought I might be able to escape a female fate as an individual, but I didn’t understand it was possible to change the fate itself. That only became clear to me, thanks to other women, in the late 1960s.<p><b>My mother loved</b> …

Feminism

5 Ways to Help Deal With Depressive Thoughts

A while ago, I was out with friends having a few drinks. Everybody was enjoying themselves, letting their hair down and soaking up the atmosphere. Then it happened.<p>It's like an out-of-body experience. One minute you're enjoying yourself, and the next you're on the outside looking in. Everything …

Mental Health

How to Read 100 Books a Year

Does your reading list keep growing? Did you buy books that you've never read? It might be time to cross more books from your list this year than ever.<p>If you're reading less than you want, you're not the only one. One year ago I looked at my Goodreads page and noticed that I had read only five …

How Travelling Saved My Life

For my entire childhood I pretty much felt continually like I was a weirdo because that's how my schoolmates made me feel. I was singled out because I liked the color pink or because I cried when Kurt Cobain took his own life.<p>I wanted to fit in but I ended up being an outsider. When my mother …

This One Simple Change Can Boost Your Motivation, According To Science

Simply having fun plays a big role in motivating your behavior.<p>Got motivation?<p>If you're already having a tough time keeping your new year's resolution, try this scientific approach to motivating yourself to do better, according to a new video (above) released by the YouTube series ASAPScience on …

New Year's Resolutions

This supersized drone will fly you to work (or anywhere)

It's happened. Someone built a quadcopter big enough to carry human cargo. The future is officially here, and it's kinda scary. Scary in the cool way, though. The same company that brought us the regular-sized Ghost drone has just announced the "184" Personal Flying Vehicle (PFV). It's about the …