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Feeling lonely? Science says you might just need more sleep

Do you ever just feel like you’re in a social slump? It happens to all of us from time to time, and maybe you’re feeling that way right this very …

Psychology

How Often You Should Wash Your Bed Sheets, According to a Microbiologist

What happens if you don't?<p>We spend more than a third of our lives in bed - but that place can quickly blossom into a "botanical park" of bacteria and …

New York University

Hacks For Overthinking Aren't As Complex As You'd Think, So Here's What Experts Suggest

Overthinking is the type of thing you don't realize you're doing until it's already succeeded in making you feel horrible. Whether it's some …

Self-help

8 Ways To Increase Your Mental Resilience And Avoid Burnout

It is easy to miss the signs of burnout until they are already there. Burnout can affect anyone, and is increasingly used to describe a common set of symptoms facing everyone from employees to leaders. While not in the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists, it is now used as an everyday term to …

Mental Health

The secret beauty of the bus

A long, long, time ago, when I was in college in Washington, D.C., I dated a guy who lived in New York City. Because I was a college student with …

Transportation

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey

Magazine<p>Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.<p><b>Nearly every night</b> of our lives, we undergo a startling metamorphosis.<p>Our brain profoundly alters its behavior and purpose, dimming our consciousness. For a …

Sleep

For maximum recharge, take a Wednesday off

Thinking about taking a “summer Friday” to go to the beach, take a hike, or just sprawl on the couch reading and drinking iced coffee? Do it on a Wednesday instead.<p>If Monday through Friday is your normal work schedule, you’ll feel more relaxed and refreshed after a mid-week break than you will …

Nobel Prize

15 Traits of Unstoppable People

Unstoppable people keep their inner fires burning by developing the characteristics necessary to become successful.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unstoppable people are like warriors. They are always ready to take on the world. They are guided by a light from within, …

Self-improvement

Andrew Carnegie, On Achieving Wealth And Prosperity

Andrew Carnegie was one of our nation’s first entrepreneurs. In the late 19th century, he was the mastermind behind the growth of the steel industry. Carnegie made his fortune building the Carnegie Steel Company, which he later sold to J.P. Morgan. Having amassed outsized wealth, often cited as one …

Self-improvement

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.<p>Three years ago, I signed up for a silent meditation retreat called a vipassana. For ten days, I shared a room with four other guys, went without speaking to anyone, …

Meditation

This Brilliantly Simply Trick to Remember Things Is So Effective, You Won't Believe You Weren't Already Doing It

I'm warning you. It's really simple. But I can't believe I haven't been doing this my whole adult life.<p>Sometimes the simplest solutions are best.<p>A couple of weeks ago, I took a summer Friday and headed to Rhode Island. It was a nice trip. One of the highlights: My wife and I joined my aunt and …

Rhode Island

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

24 life skills every adult should master before turning 30

There’s no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you’re just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn’t …

Time Management

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O.

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.<p>Mr. Kalanick’s exit came under pressure after hours of …

Investing

Displaced Population Hit Record in ’16, U.N. Says

The relentless civil war in Syria and a surge of South Sudanese fleeing the collapse of peace efforts in their country helped propel the global population of displaced people to a postwar record in 2016, the United Nations refugee agency said Monday.<p>The agency’s annual Global Trends report, a …

CIA reportedly hacked Wi-Fi routers for years

The CIA has been hacking home, office and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance, according to classified documents seen by CNET sister site ZDNet.<p>The intelligence agency had by mid-2012 developed implants "for roughly 25 different devices from 10 …

Report: Draymond Green called K.D. from Oracle parking lot after 2016 Finals loss

Draymond wasn't pleased after the loss, but winning the Durant sweepstakes was a nice consolation<p>After blowing a 3-1 NBA Finals lead last season, …

Dani Alves reveals Juventus squad have been promised Ferraris if they beat Real Madrid in Champions League final

Dani Alves has revealed that the Juventus squad have each been promised a Ferrari if they win the Champions League.<p>Juve are bidding to become …

The new Nokia 3310 might be the ultimate festival phone

Don't risk ruining your iPhone. With its epic battery and sturdy build, the Nokia 3310 reboot is the phone to take to this year's festivals.

7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Metabolism

When your metabolism is running like a well-oiled machine, your body is working for you. Not only can it make maintaining (or losing) weight a little …

The story everyone's sharing about Roger Moore

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the touching tale being shared across social media following Roger Moore's death. Londoner Marc Hayes recalled a story about the actor, who was best known for his portrayal of James Bond in the '70s and '80s, on Facebook. The post is a poignant reminder of why we idolize television and …

Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte bans smoking in public places

After declaring a war on drugs, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has now turned his wrath on smokers, passing a sweeping decree to ban public smoking and urging his citizens to help local authorities apprehend offenders.<p>His executive order, signed this week, and announced on Thursday, outlaws …

The Rise of the Shameless 'Beg-Packer'

Scrunched between raucous hostels and a shuttered <i>bia hơi</i> stall on Ho Chi Minh City’s Phạm Ngũ Lão Street, a panhandler sits behind a cardboard sign …

Blasted by Cavs, No. 1 pick in hand, Celtics must consider trading Isaiah Thomas

This sounds like a hot take, but it has to be on the table<p>The 117-104 beating the Cleveland Cavaliers put on the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the …

What 15 of the Most Successful People in the World Were Doing in Their Teens and Early 20s

Jeff Bezos was flipping burgers.<p>For the millennial generation, it can feel almost impossible to stay fit and healthy, maintain a social life, and …

Silvio Berlusconi says Emmanuel Macron is 'a nice lad - with a good looking mum'

Silvio Berlusconi has described Emmanuel Macron as a "good looking lad with a with a good looking mom," in an apparent dig at the age gap between the newly elected French president and his wife Brigitte Trogneux.<p>The former Italian prime minister, who developed a reputation for diplomatic blunders …

What Do You Do While Waiting for the President of China? If You're Vladimir Putin and There's a Piano...

A big fuss is made when the president of one nation makes an official visit to another nation. There are fancy state dinners, parties, parades, and …

Vladimir Putin

A Mysterious Iraqi Sniper Pins Down Two U.S. Soldiers In 'The Wall'

Set in the middle of the Iraqi desert in 2007, after the "Mission Accomplished" banner was hung and the war was "officially" over, Doug Liman's <i>The Wall</i> belongs to a small subset of real-time thrillers, like <i>Phone Booth</i> and <i>Buried</i>, where the hero is pinned down in a single location for the entire …

Ryan Reynolds

How to Survive a Flash Flood

Flood waters may not look all that threatening on TV, especially if you’re a skilled swimmer. But flash floods, like what recently happened in the …