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Want a Fulfilling Relationship? Science Says the Happiest Couples Have These 13 Characteristics

The last one is particularly endearing.<p>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 …

Happiness

Why smartphones are the best-selling gadgets in history

THE dawn of the planet of the smartphones came in January 2007, when Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive, in front of a rapt audience of Apple acolytes, brandished a slab of plastic, metal and silicon not much bigger than a Kit Kat. "This will change everything," he promised. For once there was no …

Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data

The job interview hasn't changed much over the years. There are the resumes, the face-to-face meetings, the callbacks — and the agonizing wait, as employers decide based on a hunch about who's best suited for the job.<p>Some companies are selling the idea that new behavioral science techniques can …

The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

Each year, the Food and Drug Administration approves dozens of drugs, but often those medicines don't make a huge difference to people with disease. That's because these "new" drugs are often very much like existing medicines — or <i>are,</i> in fact, existing medicines, approved for a slightly different …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

Here's how one CEO makes hiring decisions in 7 minutes

In an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Beck said she was the "queen of the seven-minute interview."<p>She told Bryant: "I interview for only seven to 10 minutes, and I have a framework — it's skill, will, and fit."<p>She said she could ascertain skill in about two minutes, based only on …

Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, scientists find

Running a few times a week at a moderate pace is the best way to improve health, say scientists, as they warn against overdoing it<p>Too much exercise really can kill you, scientists have discovered, after finding runners who speed along at 7mph or more are doing themselves more harm than good.<p>A study …

Woman born with no womb gives birth to miracle twins

Hayley Haynes, who was born with no reproductive organs, has given birth to twins after specialist treatment to grow a womb<p>A woman who was told she would never have children because she was born with no reproductive organs has given birth to twin girls.<p>Hayley Haynes had the miracle babies, Avery …

Check Out This Futuristic Hospital With Roaming Robots Funded By Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

The hospital, scheduled to open Feb 1, was built with Benioff's donation amounting to roughly $250 million. Benioff touts it as one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the country, and indeed, it had some impressive, state-of-the-art technology throughout the facility.<p>One of the …

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The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Time Management

Cancer is not a merciful killer – the research billions are well spent

Contrary to Dr Richard Smith’s piece in the BMJ last month, the psychological effects of cancer and the toll of chemotherapy make it a far from ideal way to die<p>“Cancer is the best way to die,” declared Dr Richard Smith in an article in the BMJ last month. And what’s more, we should “stop wasting …

Daniel J Levitin Q&A: ‘We’ve created more information in the past few years than in all of human history before us’

The author of The Organized Mind explains how naps, calendars and periods away from the internet can all help focus our mind<p><b>What inspired you to write The Organized Mind?</b><br>My first two books, <i>This Is Your Brain on Music</i> and <i>The World in Six Songs</i>, aimed to explain neuroscience to the general public. …

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Nurses at breaking point as number off work with stress soars

Health unions say more demanding and longer shifts are ratcheting up the pressure caused by understaffing<p>The number of nurses taking time off due to stress has soared as the NHS has struggled to cope with rising demand for care. Responses to freedom of information requests submitted to NHS …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Drug companies to blame for antibiotic resistance, says pharmaceutical boss

Although doctors are usually criticised for over-prescribing antibiotics, Karl Rottier the president of Dutch-based DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals blames drug makers<p>Drug companies’ poor practices are to blame for the rise of antibiotic resistance which threatens to make even the smallest infections …

Broken bones and torn cartilage could be regrown in simple operation

The new discovery offers hope of a new treatment for skeletal disorders such as bone fractures, brittle bones, osteosarcoma or damaged cartilage<p>Broken bones and torn cartilage could be fixed in a simple operation which injects skeleton stem cells into damaged areas, scientists believe.<p>Researchers …

Lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity, Cambridge University finds

Even a small amount of exercise, such as brisk daily 20 minute walk, reduces the risk of premature death.<p>Lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity, but a brisk 20-minute walk each day is all it takes to avoid an early death, Cambridge University has said.<p>A study of more than 334,000 people …

This Basic Trait Sets Billionaires Apart From The Rest Of Us

Understanding the relationship between time and creativity gave us insight into a tendency that we observed firsthand in the billionaires we met.<p>That habit could be best described as being present.<p>It was one of the first things we noticed about Joe Mansueto, for example.<p>When we walked into …

Widespread cancer screening does little to prevent deaths, major review finds

Researchers at Stanford University found that more than two thirds of screening tests they studied did not save lives<p>Screening for cancer does little to prevent deaths and may do more harm that good, a widespread review of studies has found.<p>Researchers at Stanford School of Medicine looked at data …

A Silicon Valley Banker Just Sold His Enormous Mansion With A Secret Bar For $25 Million

The sale price was a whopping $25 million, realtor Arthur Sharif, who represented Porter in the sale, confirmed with Business Insider exclusively.<p>"It's a historic home," Sharif told us. "It was never a question of whether we would get the price we wanted — it was about finding the right person. We …

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

Genomics: the revolution that’s transforming medicine

Genetic data centres across the country will save lives and offer hope to millions more<p>During a conversation I had with a doctor a couple of years ago, the subject of cancer diagnoses came up, in a tangential way. She said that not all that many decades ago, a physician who had established that a …

7 Peak Performance Must-Dos For Business And Life

“What did you do!” I yelled at my accounts manager. He was lying down tanning on the terracotta gravel roof of our building, oiled up with darkened Hawaiian Tropic, blasting ACDC out of a giant silver boombox. I was on the phone with the WWE about a televised national wrestling match. He’d arranged …

NHS crisis grows as young Britons turn their backs on family doctors

An alarming new dimension to the NHS crisis has been revealed as data shows young adults are bypassing GPs and heading straight to overstretched A&E departments because they can’t get suitable appointments.<p>A stark generational divide in the way people use the NHS is highlighted in a report by …

Resilience: The Must-Have Strength For Entrepreneurs

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is never a straight line. There are lots of ups and downs along the way. As it turns out, how you emotionally handle the downs is key.<p>Resilience is a one of the defining skills and behaviors of people who make it, according to Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of <i>Power</i>, and …

Prescribing ever more pills is bad for the public's health

Last week, we learned that 43% of men and 50% of women in England are taking at least one prescription medication. Of those surveyed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, 22% of men and 24% of women are taking at least three.<p>In England alone, 2.7m prescription items are dispensed every …

How being satisfied with ‘good enough’ is actually optimal

<i>This article originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>Ten years ago, Jon Bell, now a designer at Twitter, told his wife that he’d be happy with how much he was making for the rest of his life.<p>I didn’t make much at the time. But that marked the day I began trying to fight back the impulse for …