Richard Smith

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HOW TO EXUDE CONFIDENCE

Dear friend,<p>Here are some tips on how to exude confidence from your pores:<p>1. Don’t censor yourself<p>The first lesson; don’t censor yourself. Say what …

Body Fat

The Most Jaw-Dropping Natural Swimming Holes in the United States

It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect natural swimming hole. …

Catch a lift, or a tango lesson, at L.A.'s historic Union Station

Mar. 18, 2017, 7:00 a.m.<p>L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> Back when the railroads had major money — and ruled the world the way the tech behemoths do today — they built grand palaces. One of the last was Union Station, a splendid transportation hub in an old corner of downtown Los Angeles.<p><b>What:</b> Union Station is at …

A neuroscientist explains the 5 most effective methods to keep your brain healthy

Neuroscientist and leadership coach Dr. Tara Swart spoke with Business Insider about some of the most effective methods to keep your brain healthy.<p>She picked her five key areas: sleep, nutrition, hydration, oxygen, and meditation.<p>When talking about nutrition, Dr. Swart said: "My top five …

The Brain

Hardscaping 101: Built-in Barbecues

Food cooked outdoors tastes better. And while the phrase “outdoor kitchen” can describe a setup as modest as a grill on wheels, a built-in barbecue …

10 Fairy Tale Places to Visit IRL

Create your own fairy tale by visiting one of these totally gorgeous and inspiring locales. When stepping foot into one of these wonderful and whimsical haunts, you’re transported into a wonderland worthy of a Disney movie or a bedtime story. These are the kind of places that you don’t just see — …

Obama Reacts To Allegations of Ties Between Trump And Russia

Watch the migrating whales kick up their tails

Jan. 10, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• Central Coast<br>• L.A. County<br>• Orange County<p><b>Why:</b> The winter months mean whale sightings along the California coast, particularly grays but also featuring orca sightings. About 20,000 to 25,000 Pacific gray whales migrate every year. To the grays, the warm waters off …

Decadent Mac and Cheese

Step 3<p>Spread ⅓ of the pasta in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with ⅓ of the cheese mixture. Repeat with the remaining pasta and …

Leave Shyness at the Door in 2018 With This Science-Backed Trick

Full disclosure, shyness is by no means a negative trait. It's when shyness inhibits people from socializing entirely that it can become a problem. …

Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

Space Exploration

National park tips: This rugged Death Valley road is a white-knuckle challenge for four-wheelers

There are plenty of rugged roads in Death Valley National Park, but Titus Canyon is a standout. The route squiggles and the mountains squeeze together around you until you begin to doubt your car can fit.<p>As you navigate, ask yourself who could ever have lived in Leadfield, the ghost town that turns …

National Parks

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need …

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. I thought I'd see for myself.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It's good to be skeptical about wonder drugs, because often there's nothing wonderful about them at all. So when a finance worker …

Willpower might be overrated when it comes to achieving goals

Those people with their gym-toned bodies and high-flying careers. Somehow they always seem to make different choices than the rest of us — fruit over chocolate, work over TV. It's as if they are capable of super-human willpower, but a new study that's currently in press at Social Psychological and …

Self Control

Plant-Based Diet: The World’s Healthiest Diet for Weight Loss

A <b>plant-based diet</b> is a diet of every animal (as well as humans) based on nutrients derived from plants, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, but with some or no animal products.<p>According to the Medical School of Harvard, the latest scientific evidence shows that a plant-based …

National park tips: To reach this amazing island, come when it's hot

The best thing about Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is hiking or driving around the rim. But snowfall is almost always heavy there, so you can't expect full access until late summer. Then, you have the best chance of hiking the 1.1-mile-long Cleetwood Cove Trail (the only route to the water's …

National Parks

How to instantly be perceived as more attractive

Or you're headed to a wedding this weekend where you are sure to run into an ex or two.<p>Or perhaps you're attempting to work the room at a networking event and aren't drawing many potential suitors.<p>Regardless the impetus, we all have those moments when we want to attract others.<p>And if any of your …

Psychology

I went through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and am now a completely different woman

<b>In honor of World Mental Health Day, we’re highlighting stories from voices that deserve to be heard. These voices remind us that we are not alone.</b> …

Science-Backed Ways To Build Confidence When You Feel Like You’re Out Of Your League

Forget about faking it ’til you make it, these tips will trick your brain into thinking you’re all that.<p>Whether you are interviewing for a job that feels beyond your current abilities, demonstrating a skill that feels rusty, or working with someone who is difficult and challenging, there are dozens …

23 Breakfasts You'll Want To Eat All Day

Treat yourself.<p><i>Note: This post has been edited and condensed for clarity.</i>