Sam Garvey

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Want to improve communication in your relationship? Learn to say 'that's not mine'

One Small Thing<p>Relationships blogger Kris Gage found the secret to a better relationship is to treat boundaries like cookies.<p>Good communication. Emotional management. Establishing realistic expectations. Many of us understand these are all important tools for setting up healthy emotional boundaries …

Divorce

The Number-One Bad Habit That Leads to Affairs

<i>In Hump Day, award-winning psychotherapist and TV host Dr.</i> <i>Jenn</i> <i>Mann answers your sexiest questions—</i><i>unjudged and unfiltered.</i><p><b>DEAR DR. JENN,</b><p>I’m a …

Relationships

The three words that could keep your relationship alive

My partner and I have a great life, but it feels like something's missing.

Psychology

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

Researchers Find Source of Strange 'Negative' Gravity

Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper submitted on July 23 …

Weird

Cryptocurrency is just one of seven types of cryptoassets you should know

• <b>Cryptocurrencies</b> like bitcoin, the granddaddy of all cryptoassets, are instruments of exchange, stores of value, and units of account. To wit, bitcoin today holds over $100 billion dollars and supports billions a day in global transactions. Banks are taking notice, going from “bitcoin bad, …

What to Do if You Realize You're a Toxic Person

Whether it's a friend, family member or romantic partner, many of us have needed to cut ties — or establish firm boundaries — with someone when we …

The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage

President Trump hailed him as a catalyst of the summit with Kim Jong-Un. But what happened to Warmbier—the American college student who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is even more shocking than anyone knew.<p>1. Homecoming<p>On a humid morning in June 2017, in a suburb outside Cincinnati, …

North Korea

The Dark Core of Personality

Over 100 years ago, Charles Spearman made two monumental discoveries about human intelligence. First, a general factor of intelligence (<i>g)</i> exists: …

Our brains have an urgency bias. Here’s how to not get tricked

Every day at work, we are faced with decisions that make or break how our days will go. Do we pick the administrative task that was due yesterday or …

Raising Brilliant Kids — With Research To Back You Up

<i>An earlier version of this piece ran in 2016.</i><p>"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to …

Pedagogy

Beating the bullies by thinking differently

Share selection to:<p>Whether at work, school or at home, bullying has the potential to greatly wound victims – in whatever form it takes: physical, …

‘Who Am I Without My Anger?’

<b>Dear Polly,</b><p>I tried to stop being so angry, and now I don’t know who I am.<p>I’ve been angry for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, my dad …

Hot dogs and other cured meats may cause mania, new study finds

Hotdogs and other cured meat such as salami and beef jerky may be causing manic episodes, according to a new study.<p>Scientists say they suspect the chemical preservative nitrate is causing the disorders.<p>They found people hospitalised for an episode had more than three times the odds of having ever …

4 soft skills you should have mastered by age 30

By the time you’re blowing out the candles on your 30th birthday cake, most professionals have been working for a solid eight years. Throw in …

Emotional Intelligence

How Russian Spies Hid Behind Bitcoin in Hacking Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO — In early 2016, Russian intelligence officers obtained a new pool of the virtual currency Bitcoin. They quickly put the digital money to work.<p>The Russian spies used some of the Bitcoins to pay for the registration of a website, dcleaks.com, where they would later post emails that had …

U.S. Politics

This playful robot is designed to take care of your plants

If you’ve ever accidentally killed a calla lily or shamefully neglected a succulent, you’ll love this adorable six-legged robot that’s programmed to …

10 Things That Happen When You Meet A Good Guy After A Narcissistic Relationship

When you fall in love with a narcissist what you have most in common is the love for them. You both love the same person. Then when the relationship …

The Things Men Wish They Knew Before They Got Married

Every wedding season — such as, you know, RIGHT NOW — I think about how I got married young and wish someone had sat me down to tell me a few things …

IOTA Tangle Transactions Nosedive as Spammers Create Parasite Chains

<b>IOTA Foundation Head, Lewis Freiberg, attempted to explain alleged scalability and transaction issues at the project. The world’s number 9</b> …

10 Emotions That Can be Unintentionally Inherited by Children | The Exhausted Woman

Amy’s anxiety was through the roof. She couldn’t remember the last time she felt at peace. Her mind raced obsessively with thoughts of worst possible …

It actually is possible to train your brain to become smarter

There are many rumors about the strange habits and capabilities of inventor Nikola Tesla.<p>He was said only to need about two hours of sleep per night, supported by occasional naps. He apparently died without ever marrying and, possibly, without any intimate relationships, deeming them a distraction …

How To: Hack Wi-Fi & Networks More Easily with Lazy Script

Wi-Fi tools keep getting more and more accessible to beginners, and the LAZY script is a framework of serious penetration tools that can be explored …

Information Security

Early Stages of Liver Disease

Some life-threatening health conditions develop quickly and dramatically, but others sneak up on you gradually. The latter is more common with most …

Diet switch sparks gut bug revolution in just 24 hours

IT TAKES just 24 hours to change the balance of power in your gut.<p>Switching to a diet based exclusively on animals or plants triggers rapid changes …

How To Stop Taking Things Personally

When people disrespect you or do not treat you well, it is easy to take their behavior personally, to blame yourself and think you have anything to do with someone else’s behavior. Taking things personally is emotionally draining, and an unnecessary, constant reevaluation of your self-esteem. …

Self-confidence

What Is Verbal Abuse? How to Recognize Abusive Behavior and What to Do Next

Abuse comes in many forms, not all of which are physical. When someone repeatedly uses words to demean, frighten, or control someone, it’s considered …

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Man on 207-mph bicycle humiliates Ferrari at dragstrip

Rocket-powered bike sets speed record.<p>Which is the more amazing feat: Switzerland's Francois Gissy leaving a Ferrari 430 Scuderia sitting still at the dragstrip as he recorded 3.1gs of inline acceleration on his way to a top speed of 207 mph, or that he did this on a BICYCLE? That bicycle, …

Tour de France

Binge drinking during youth may impact future offspring: Rat model finds parent's alcohol exposure limits offspring's growth, alters play behavior

Rat model finds parent's alcohol exposure limits offspring's growth, alters play behavior<p>A rat model found preconception binge drinking may have …