Sandra Williams

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Clutter is bad, even if you're not a hoarder

<b>The amount of excess stuff in your house doesn't have to reach sensational reality TV levels before it has negative effects on your wellbeing.</b><p>Last …

These 3 charts show some major life milestones for Americans of different ages

From the day of birth, most Americans are told by society that their life should follow a certain trajectory: go to school, get a higher education, get married, start a career, and retire as soon as they are gray and old.<p>For many people, their life story plays out exactly like this - but people …

Demographics

5 ways your cover letter can grab a recruiter’s attention

You’ve put the finishing touches on your resume, found a host of appealing job listings and are sitting down at your computer to apply. Then, you see …

How the U.S. Government Locked Black Americans Out of Attaining the American Dream

The wealth gap between white Americans and black Americans is stark. The median white family has somewhere between 10 and 16 times the net worth of …

35 Secrets to Marriage Success

For many married couples, falling in love and saying "I do" was the easy part. Living happily ever after is the part that takes a whole lot of work.<p>My family history doesn't have the best track record when it comes to the vow "until death do us part." My parents divorced when I was 18, and on my …

Siblings

Making Sense of Unstructured Data with Text Analytics

kuya_clay / PixabayIn case you hadn’t noticed, the amount of data in the world is increasing at an exponential rate. For example, every minute there …

Monogamous And Nonmonogamous Men's Brains Respond Differently To Romantic Images

There is quite a bit of diversity in people’s tendencies toward (non)monogamy, from those perfectly satisfied with one lifelong relationship, to those who seek—and sometimes obtain—hundreds or thousands of partners.<p>What kind of brain differences might these behavioral differences reflect? Would the …

Wide-faced people may have a higher sex drive

New research published in the journal <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i> suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how …

Success Lessons From The World's Biggest Rejects: Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Meryl Streep and 10 More

People dismissed them for lacking talent, intelligence, imagination, and even good looks--but they succeeded anyway. Here's why.<p>The road to success can be long, winding, lonely, and difficult.<p>But sometimes we forget. And when we run into obstacles, we think it's a sign that we're on the wrong path, …

Motivation

40% of Worker Ants Are Actually Lazy Slackers, But They Have Their Reasons

The sweet life.<p>Spend any amount of time gazing at an ant's nest (hey, what you do with your time is your business) and it's clear that the whirling …

Insects

Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn’t prepared for its effect on my kids.

When my youngest child was born in 2002, the flip phone was still the coolest piece of tech you could get. Now I’m told that all three of my children are part of what demographers are calling iGen.<p>I spent my career at Microsoft trying to imagine what technology could do, and still I wasn’t prepared …

Parenting

A counterintelligence expert says there are 4 types of people — and you can't earn someone's trust without knowing theirs

At some point during his career with the FBI, Robin Dreeke abandoned the "golden rule" — the old adage that you should treat others as you would like to be treated.<p>He replaced it with another guideline, this one from author and speaker Tony Alessandra, called the "platinum rule": Treat others as …

Want Your Kids to Succeed in School and Life? Science Says to Instill This 1 Thing Above All Else

The science is out of UPenn and Stanford; the wisdom is timeless.<p>When Angela Lee Duckworth was a young teacher in New York, she became obsessed with something seemingly simple yet remarkably hard to predict: why did some students "succeed" (learn the material and perform well), while others didn't? …

Self-improvement

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on display.<p>It’s easy to treat …

Action video games decrease gray matter, study finds

A new study suggests that playing action video games can be detrimental to the brain, reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus. …

The Brain

10 Homemade Airplane Meals That Are Better than Paying $40

Are you planning a trip this summer? Perhaps taking advantage of some of the cheap airfare deals to Europe? This past February, Norwegian Airlines …

A new study reveals the best coping mechanisms for stressed kids and teens

A recent study has outlined which coping strategies work best for stressed children and teens. The study is a meta-analysis of more than 200 coping and emotion regulation studies that included more than 80,000 young people. Learning effective ways to manage stress is especially important for …

Psychology

Scientists Figured Out When Human Babies Learn to Be Haters

They're not born with a distrust of strangers, but it's learned soon after.<p>Babies begin to process language in the womb, so it’s no surprise that …

Psychology

A Brutal Truth About Success That Few People Are Willing to Admit

Success is never found in acquiring what you don't have, but in what you're willing to do with what you already possess.<p>Imagine the looks on people's faces when someone says, "You don't need to buy a lighter bike. You'd be a lot better off if you lost 10 or 20 pounds."<p>(We'll get back to that lovely …

Self-improvement

Can Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Treat Depression?

<i>This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There is growing evidence that inflammation—already known to be …

For more proof that men, not skirts, are the reason women are raped, look to Hong Kong

The latest advice from India’s tourism minister about women visitors to the country repeats a tired trope—to stay safe, Mahesh Sharma told foreign women, don’t “wear skirts.” Sharma’s advice is similar to other cringe-worthy reasons that Indian officials have offered for years for sexual attacks, …

Hong Kong

From College Dropout to Wall Street Success Story: 11 Things Winning People Always Do

From thinking strategically to maintaining discipline, these core principles make success more likely.<p>If you're a parent, it's hard when you don't like your kids' choices. Sometimes you have to step in, like when they're acting illegally or risking their health. But what do you do when your kids …

Self-improvement

These stunning photos of summer lightning strikes will take your breath away

In the northern hemisphere, most lightning occurs in the summer months. It's also the time of year when the most deaths by lightning occur.<p>Here are some of the most epic images of lightning strikes that photographers have captured over the last few years.

Weather

Meet the Body Painting Artist Blending Humans into Nature

Nude bodies get painted into jungle and desert landscapes to show the power of being one with the Earth.<p><i>This article contains nudity.</i><p>To represent humanity’s fragile relationship with Earth, Orly Faya paints her subjects into natural environments, each line and fold of their bodies used as a natural …

How a dad shapes his daughter’s lifelong relationship with love

“Do you think Dad is having an affair?” I asked my mother one day, after he’d spent another late evening at work with an attractive co-worker.<p>I was maybe 14 or 15 at the time — an age when kids are well aware of their parents’ shortcomings.<p>“Of course not,” she said. “You know your father; he likes …

5 Deadly Kinds of Ego That Prey Upon Your Success

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism.”</i> -- Harold Geneen<p>You worked hard, you made some smart bets and here you are, successful. Maybe …

Customer Service

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Down's syndrome 'can be treated with green tea'

A chemical in green tea has been shown to improve cognitive ability in people with Down's syndrome, scientists and doctors said on Tuesday.<p>In a year-long clinical trial, the treatment led to improved scores on memory and behaviour tests, they reported in a study, published in the The Lancet …