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The Short, Online Course In Gratitude That Can Make You A Better Boss

When managers exercise positive psychology, employees and organizations benefit.<p>Every weekday, Cory Ludens starts his morning by writing out three “gratitudes”–each specific, and never repeated. Over the last four years, he has named roughly 400. “It’s just a part of my life,” says Ludens, vice …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Before You Scroll, Try This Mindful Social Media Practice

How many times a day do you check into your social feeds? How many times do you hit refresh in one visit? Our need to be social can backfire on …

The Universe is Dying? Now What?

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

Books: The Best Books of 2015 According to a Panel of 10 Experts. Our Fifth Expert

<b>Wellington writer and editor Ashleigh Young chooses books she struggled with and which blowtorched her heart.</b><p>Some of the best things I have read this …

Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus, new study suggests

Most brains have a mixture of 'male' and 'female' traits, research by scientists at Tel Aviv university finds<p>It has long been an accepted mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But if you look at the overall structure of the brain, they are generally the same, a new study …

The Brain

Huge Hole Found in the Universe

The universe has a huge hole in it that dwarfs anything else of its kind. The discovery caught astronomers by surprise.<p>The hole is nearly a billion …

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Siblings

Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Wins $1 Million TED Prize To Find And Preserve Ancient Sites

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak, a specialist in Egyptology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has just been announced as the 2016 TED Prize winner. An annual award, the TED Prize goes to just one exceptional person who uses the funding to launch a high-impact project. And at the 2016 TED …

Archaeology

Habits of Happy People

In one of my previous posts, I have talked about “6 Good Habits that can help us to live a Happier life” now in this post, I am going to go through …

Refugees Tell Us What Their Lives Are Like After They Make It to Germany

We spoke with a number of migrants stuck in various stages of the asylum-seeking process in Berlin.<p>"I thought Germany was supposed to be paradise. Everyone used to think that as soon as you got to Berlin, everything would be OK," says Ahmed Kanaan. The 19-year-old Syrian migrant is one of nearly …

Scotland’s Plastic Bag Ban Saved 650 Million Bags In Its First Year

One year ago, Scotland started charging five pence for plastic grocery bags. In the following year, 650 million fewer bags have been used, an 80% reduction. Before the ban on free carrier bags, as they’re called over there, Scotland was the U.K.’s worst offender.<p>As a conscientious shopper, you …

Sustainability

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

Physics

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Should the modern man bother going to university?

The male university student is a species in decline. So is it better for young men to skip higher education altogether, asks Andrew Shanahan<p>Now is a critical time for young men wondering what they are going to do once they finish school. This is the month of final A-level exams, and it will go some …

Education

How to Conquer Fear, Backed By Research

Fear is… really scary, actually.<p>Research shows being afraid you’re going to lose your job can be worse than actually losing your job:<p>“…perceived job …

Why is the Universe flat and not spherical? (Advanced)

<i>My question involves the Universe is flat theory. If there was a big bang why would the Universe be flat? I would think that the Big Bang would</i> …

A report card for India’s youngest state: Fix your agriculture, Telangana

A year ago, Telangana—currently India’s youngest state—was born after more than a six-decade-long struggle. Carved out of the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, the country’s 29th state consists of 10 districts, and shares Hyderabad as the capital city with its bifurcated half.<p>While the state’s …

Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 29th

Microsoft promised to launch Windows 10 in the summer, and now the company is revealing an exact date: July 29th. The official date comes weeks after AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 in late July. Microsoft’s aggressive timing means that the company will be looking to …

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Planning a vacation this summer? You’ve chosen to spend your money in the way that’s going to give you the most happiness.<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bought a TV with that money …

Asus' tiny Transformer Book packs in USB Type-C and Windows 10 - CNET

Transformer Book T100HA will launch in four colours and delivers great new features to this clever little package from Asus. Asus<p>TAIPEI -- Asus revealed its new Transformer Book T100HA hybrid laptop here at Computex today, upgrading its successful 10.1-inch two-in-one with a USB 3.1 Type-C port, an …