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A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

The Most Luxurious (but Sneakily Affordable) Vacation Spots Across The Globe

You want all the “Roman Holiday” Audrey Hepburn vacation vibes (oversize sunnies, silk scarf, vintage convertible), but let’s be real: You’re going to have to pick and choose between lavish splurges in a city like Rome. Good news: A trip abroad doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut the luxe out …

Want to Hire the Best? Copy How NASA Narrowed 18,300 Applicants Down to 12 | Inc.com

On Thursday, NASA announced its astronaut class for 2017. Only 12 individuals out of 18,300 applicants made the cut. (And you thought your applicant pool was out of control!)<p>In a process spanning 541 days, NASA has determined how to select the very best of the best. (That for a civilian astronaut …

Employment

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of</i> …

7 Ways to Lift Yourself Out of Heavy Thoughts

Deepak Chopra, M.D.Everyone can occasionally find themselves prey to heavy thoughts, which is a natural response to emotional sadness and anxiety. …

Self-help

19 Travel Tips I’ve Learned After Visiting 60+ Countries

Whether you’re moving to a new country or taking off on a two-week holiday, here are 19 things you should know before you go:<p><b>1. Take two debit cards and two credit cards.</b> Your credit card company will assure you that you’ll have no trouble using your card overseas if you contact them in advance to …

Dominican Republic

Italy to give away more than 100 castles, inns and monasteries for free

It sounds like an offer too good to refuse – Italy is to give away, for free, more than 100 historic monasteries, castles, stone towers, inns and railway stations.<p>Many of the properties are situated along historic pilgrimage routes which the government wants to promote, just as Spain attracts …

Autoimmune Disease "Comes From the Gut and Is Cured in the Gut"—Here's How

We'll be the first to admit that the health-and-wellness world is peppered with short-lived trends. But unlike the rise of unicorn food and …

Thanks to a little-known airline hack, traveling around the world could be cheaper than you realize

I'll admit, I had nearly written off the possibility of booking an around the world trip and visiting a handful of countries in one fell swoop for fear that I'd never land on a total airline fare I could stomach.<p>Then I learned about the Round-the-World (RTW) ticket, a program offered by the major …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Emirates is cutting flights to the US because of Trump's travel policies

The Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based airline says it will cut down on the number of flights to five of the 12 cities it serves in the US.<p>Starting May 1, flights to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be reduced from daily flights to five flights a week. The airline says it will make the same cuts to …

Flying

Google Earth Just Launched This Enthralling Virtual Travel Tool

Whether you’d rather dive into shark-filled waters off the coast of Fiji or hover above the frigid Mirny Airport in Siberia, Google Earth’s new …

Google Earth

Serve At Least One of These Cakes at Your Next Birthday Party

<b>Valerie Confections</b><br>This bakery has made a name for itself re-creating the classic cakes of Los Angeles — of which there are many, it turns out. …

Dessert

Want to Be Genuinely Likable and Charismatic? Do Any One of These 12 Things | Inc.com

Who do you want to work with? The people you like. Who are you more willing to help? The people you like. Who are you more likely to go out of your way to mentor, encourage, and support? The people you like. And on a strictly pragmatic level--if strictly pragmatic is your thing--who are you more …

Self-improvement

Top 16 BEST Brownie Recipes

More by Nettie<p>Brownies are the number one dessert that disappear at a party or gathering. Everyone is always excited when a plate of brownies is …

Dessert

SMR Smart: Small Modular Reactors Are Nuclear's Future

SMR Start is a new organization of potential customers and vendors investing in the development of advanced modular nuclear reactors (SMRs). It was formed to get SMRs over the initial market humps that plague all new technologies by using proven public-private partnerships that have succeeded with …

Nuclear Energy

5 Supplements You Might Actually Want to Take

And two to avoid.<p>You don't need supplements to live a healthy life. If you exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, get sleep, and avoid stress, you will prevent health problems while gaining muscle and losing fat. But the <i>right</i> supplements can absolutely take your health and fitness to the next …

Wellness

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

The one wellness habit that can transform your relationship

When you’re in a new relationship, spiraling into negative thoughts can be surprisingly easy—you pick up a certain <i>tone</i> in your partner’s voice, and …

Put Your Shoulders in Place: Progressive Posture Alignment, Part 3

Welcome to week three of my four-week program for better posture and alignment. The focus of this week is shoulder alignment.<p>Miss a week? Click to …

Pain

Brick Houses That Form A Bridge Between Past And Present

Exposed bricks are making a big comeback lately but not so long ago brick houses and buildings were perceived as being old, outdated and in immediate …

Architecture

4 Ways to Grow a Personal Brand Worth Millions

Your brand is the single most valuable asset you have.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having a personal brand is a lot of work. When your personality and your professional life come together, the challenges of maintaining both can be a great deal of work. However, if …

Entrepreneurship

8 Tips for Speaking Persuasively and Getting What You Want

It’s hard to hold a conversation when your eyes are glued to your phone. According to communication expert Sonya Hamlin, author of <i>How to Talk So</i> …

Genius tiny house is full of DIY transforming furniture

Wow<p>One of the raddest small apartment maneuvers we’ve ever seen is the motorized bed that drops down from the ceiling. And now, the same brilliant idea has been deployed in—what else?—a tiny house.<p>Built by self-taught carpenter Ana White and her husband, Jacob, this 24-foot-long tiny house is a …

Living On Mars: First City On Red Planet Planned By United Arab Emirates In ‘Mars 2117’ Project

The world has set its sights on Mars — not just to visit, but to stay. Private organizations and governments have made it their mission to get to the …

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

Animation

Why Loneliness Affects So Many Young People

You're not supposed to feel lonely while you're young, surrounded by friends and family, but the truth is it's a bigger concern among young people than any other age group.<p><i>Illustration by Glenn August</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>In 2010, the Mental Health Foundation found that …

Mental Health

The dazzling firefall of Yosemite has returned

The rare and stunningly beautiful phenomenon only occurs during a two-week window in February.<p>While winter in Yosemite National Park offers a …

National Parks

Are You Always Chasing the Urgent at the Expense of the Strategic? Here's How to Flip That | Inc.com

No matter what you read, most entrepreneurs and business leaders talk about how critical ruthless prioritization is as a singular driver of success.<p>There are a lot of ways to figure out what your priorities should be, such as methods used by icons like Warren Buffett or a simple five-step process …

Time Management

The Only Core Workout You’ll Ever Need

Single-Arm Strict Press<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, a kettlebell racked at right shoulder, left arm extended at side; shoulders should be …