Reyna Valdez

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#InternationalCatDay: 12 reasons cats are superior to humans

Author Terry Pratchett once said, "In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."<p>Humans have worshipped cats for thousands of years - and it's not difficult to see why. In Ancient Egypt, no animal was held in as high esteem as the cat, and that has arguably continued …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

Drug Addiction

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

New Study: Parental Love Is Merely Cognitive Dissonance

True or false: A person can never be truly satisfied in life without experiencing the joys of parenthood?<p>If you thought “true,” you might not want to …

Research

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Not Dead Yet: Painter Aleksandra Waliszewska Makes Nightmares Look Beautiful

Not Dead Yet is a column dedicated to finding experimental, funny, and out-of-this-world artists.<p><i>Ever gaze out your window and wonder what you're missing out on? Perhaps feel an overwhelming sense of dread thinking about your mortality? Not Dead Yet is a column dedicated to finding the most</i> …

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You're Not Crazy. Your Cat IS Talking To You.

Anyone who's ever found oneself talking to a cat may not need to worry about being totally insane after all.<p>Cats are, it turns out, actually trying …

Thanks, America! Our broken political system is about to give us a terrifying campaign between a vapid huckster and a war hawk

<b>Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump (Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk/Jonathan Ernst/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Two corrupt parties and an angry, fearful and ignorant electorate are about to create the worst election ever<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>March 2, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>Happy Super Tuesday: By the time you read this votes …

Hillary Clinton

The Secret Language of Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths: How Abusers Manipulate Their Victims

<b>The Secret Language of Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths: How Abusers Manipulate Their Victims by Shahida Arabi</b><p>Society assumes that everyone …

Psychology

Depression Is Not Just a Mental Illness, It Affects the Whole Organism

<b>An international team of researchers lead by the University of Granada has scientifically proven, for the first time, that depression is associated</b> …

Whoa! This equestrian trail in Griffith Park is great for walking

Griffith Park and environs are laced with equestrian trails, and some of them offer good walking too. This one features a horse tunnel under the freeway and a horse bridge over the Los Angeles River. Of course the horses have the right of way, but this route is a great flat walk for bipeds too.<p>1. …

10 Leadership Traits That Predict Higher Engagement And Lower Burnout

As a leader, are you driving burnout or engagement in your organization? How would your employees rate you if asked that same question? Burnout is a work-related process of chronic stress and disengagement caused by too many job demands, too few job resources, and not enough recovery or time to …

Employee Engagement

The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Lady Gaga, Karlie Kloss, and More

When it comes to snapping an autumn selfie, good hair, glowing skin, and above-the-neck accessories render filters almost obsolete. Such was the case with this week’s best beauty Instagrams, which found Pernille Teisbaek coyly snuggling into her heathered knit turtleneck, her golden blonde hair …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Emotional Intelligence

Why I Don't Really Care Where You Went to School

Before I started HighTower, I was a lawyer. The courtroom taught me a lot about how to get honest answers out of people -- a useful skill when deciding whom to hire. Most people do not lie outwardly during job interviews, but they tend not to give completely genuine answers. I don't blame them. …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medicine