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12 scientifically proven ways to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex

9/<p>Guys should pick up a shirt with a "T" (we're not kidding).<p>Shutterstock<p>Researchers at Nottingham Trent University found that when men wore white …

How to Get Out of a Meeting You Know Will Waste Your Time

You can often predict which meetings will be unproductive from the moment you receive the invitation. There’s the “team update” where you spend two hours listening to a rundown of how everyone spent their week, or the “planning meeting” where you hash out picayune details that should have been …

Management

The best New Year's resolution for every zodiac sign

11/<p>AQUARIUS: Network whenever possible.<p>Corinne Kutz/Unsplash<p>Lay out a solid plan of action and commit to it.<br>• Network whenever possible. You never know …

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

You've probably heard that once you hit 40, it's all downhill when it comes to your weight.<p>That inexplicable force we call our metabolism does begin …

Kevin Spacey's Loss Is Christopher Plummer's Gain in All the Money in the World

Ridley Scott’s based-on-real-life thriller <i>All the Money in the World</i> will go down in history as the film from which Kevin Spacey was almost …

6 Tips to Evoke an Attitude of Gratitude

An overstuffed refrigerator, a house full of people, and stir-crazy kids—yep, it’s the holidays! It’s easy for a child’s gratitude to get lost somewhere between the three kinds of pie on the table and the eight sleeping bags filled with visiting cousins. Check out ideas from Nat Geo Kids and Nat …

Moon, Venus, Mars next few mornings

Don’t miss the moon’s sweep past dazzling Venus and much fainter Mars, east before sunup. Lovely to view, and you might get a sense of the moon in …

Astronomy

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

10 Steamy Scenes Famous Actors Regret Doing

These stars have shared a few second thoughts about baring it all.<p>Photos: Everett Collection, Getty Images, HBO ; Illustration: Dillen</b> …

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and …

6 Toxic Work Habits That Will Kill Your Office Culture

If these examples are running rampant in your company, it may be time to update your resume.<p>There comes a time when we all need to evaluate our work environment and the people we work with to determine if it's hurting our career path, or much worse, our health and well-being.<p>While job safety is …

Tony Robbins: 'I can tell you the secret to happiness in one word'

In his latest book, "Unshakeable," Tony Robbins professes, "In fact, I can tell you the secret to happiness in one word: progress."<p>As I wrote about in a previous article, the art of fulfillment is Tony Robbins' greatest obsession today. This is because Tony Robbins believes that, "Success without …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

Scandinavian work culture is better than yours — here's why

Leading up to last year’s presidential election, Bernie Sanders frequently spoke about how the United States were lagging behind in many fields, compared to the socialist’s wet dream Scandinavia. Sanders was especially fond of Denmark, and pointed out that the small Scandinavian country …

7 Phrases That Scream Lack of Confidence (and Make You Look Weak)

You want to be a strong leader. Avoid these weak phrases to boost your confidence and reputation.<p>I'm not sure if you have the time to read this article, and I'm sorry if it's taking you away from something more important. Really, I hate to bother you--it's just that I think I have something kind of …

21 unprofessional email habits that make everyone hate you

To make this task a little less daunting, we asked experts to highlight some of the least professional behaviors you could demonstrate when sending an email.<p>While mastering the art of good email etiquette doesn't mean sending out beautifully crafted prose each time — that would take forever — if …

Etiquette

Science: Cats Aren’t Dumb, They’re Just Huge Jerks

Man’s best friend is no longer the smartest pet sleeping on your living room floor. In the category of “news everyone already suspected” it turns out cats aren’t as dumb as they’re pretending to be. Who knew, right?<p>According to a study from Kyoto University, not only are cats not just mushy lumps …

The man who revolutionized Google’s hiring is joining a handyman startup

Laszlo Bock spent 10 years running human resources at Google, where his innovations helped grow the search engine into a technology giant with more than 60,000 employees.<p>For his next challenge, Bock’s focus will be more modest. He’ll be a strategic advisor to Thumbtack, a startup with about 500 …

Human Resources

The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything

What makes things cool?<p>Several decades before he became the father of industrial design, Raymond Loewy boarded the SS <i>France</i> in 1919 to sail across the Atlantic from his devastated continent to the United States. The influenza pandemic had taken his mother and father, and his service in the French …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016

These short videos will keep you inspired and motivated to make 2017 your best year ever.<p>Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will …

How a smartphone backdoor can be used to spy on absolutely everything you do

You’ll have no idea that someone out there is spying on you if it happens, especially if it’s one of several government agencies that have …

5 Planners That Will Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

Stop procrastinating and achieve your professional and personal goals in the new year.<p>As we approach the new year, many entrepreneurs are reflecting on the last 12 months and looking for ways to more efficiently reach their goals in 2017. There are plenty of apps that will help you increase your …

New Nokia Smartphone Leak Suggests Stunning Smartphones

November saw the announcement that many industry watchers had been waiting for, the return of the Nokia name on a smartphone. The resurrection of the former telecoms giant will come through the licensing of the brand to Finnish company HMD Global, who announced that the first Android-powered …

When Big Ideas Go Bad

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Why Is Something Funny, And Why Should We Care?

No joke: Science continues to pursue a range of theories about what makes us laugh.<p>Think of the most hilarious video you’ve ever seen on the internet. Why is it so funny?<p>As a researcher who investigates some of the potential side effects of humor, I spend a fair bit of time verifying the funniness …

Psychology

In Samsung's Messy Phone Recall, Lack Of Transparency Takes Center Stage

Now that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7s have caught fire even after the phone-maker said it had changed battery suppliers, and the real cause of overheating remains a mystery, the Korean tech giant is facing new questions about its transparency throughout the recall debacle.<p>It has been a week since …

The American Way

ProPublica• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Comment<br>• Donate<br>Cameron Cottrill, special to ProPublica The American Way President Obama promised to fight …

U.S. Justice Department

Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster | Tim Harford

We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills?<p>When a sleepy Marc Dubois walked into the cockpit of his own aeroplane, he was confronted with a scene of confusion. The plane was …

Automation

The Serious Eats Guide to Beans

Sure, beans may be the stuff of crass rhymes and penny-pinching diets, but they're also one of our oldest, most reliable, and most diverse forms of sustenance. In part, that's because there are more than 18,000 species of legume plants, growing on every continent save Antarctica, a vast number of …