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5 Common Emotions You Never Knew Had Names

That cozy feeling you get when it's raining out and you're indoors? There's a name for it.<p>Emotional life is far richer than the vocabulary we have to describe it. Sadness, joy, exhilaration, regret, fury, etc., bleed into each other, creating unique blends in which one emotion is tinged with …

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10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have …

Linguistics

How to spot a fake Canuck: 11 unique tics and traits most Canadians don’t even know they have

Canada Day is that time of year when Canadians try, as best as possible, to ignore the fact that their culture is largely a less shoutey facsimile of …

7 Words That Mean The Opposite Of What They Used To

<b>by James Hunt</b><p>If you're the sort of person who gets bent out of shape over the misuse of words like less and fewer, if you hate that literally no …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

Self-help

What your handwriting says about your personality

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>Graphology, the science of analyzing handwriting for personality traits, has been around since the days of Aristotle.<p>Today, it's used for a variety of purposes, from criminal investigations to understanding your health. Some employers even use handwriting analysis to …

Personality

A Mysterious 14-Year Cycle Has Been Controlling Our Words For Centuries

Some of your favourite science words are making a comeback.<p>Researchers analysing several centuries of literature have spotted a strange trend in our …

Language

21 everyday words you're probably mispronouncing

Convinced you're a pronunciation pro? Don't be so sure. Dig into the dictionary and you'll find that, in many cases, widely used pronunciations are completely wrong.<p>Ready to test your knowledge? Here's the right way to pronounce 21 common words.<p>A few notes before you start: Bold type indicates …

Language

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share58<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 103<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

7 Podcasts to Help You Think Differently in 2017 | Inc.com

Though podcasting has been around much of this century, for many, 2016 was the best year in podcast history. After all, so many existing podcasts really got into their groove, and more exciting and informative podcasts hit the airwaves.<p>Every year is a chance to start thinking differently, and 2017 …

Self-improvement

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

13 more mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

We could have gone on forever.<p>Below, we've rounded up <i>another</i> 13 insights into human behavior that were shared on the same Quora thread.<p>Read on to find out why mimicking someone's body language makes them like you more, why an image of eyes encourages us to behave ethically, and why we dismiss …

Psychology

From creepy clowns to the dancing plague – when phobias are contagious

Most of us have something we say we’re afraid of, whether it be spiders, needles, or something more unusual like zombies. But when push comes to …

Psychology

Are your friends the real loves of your life?

Have you ever noticed how everything seems to be geared towards finding the love of your life?<p>Most songs in the chart are either lamenting lost love …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast: Pablo Larraín On Catching Ghosts to Make His ‘Neruda’ and ‘Jackie’ (Episode 17)

How the Chilean director breathed life into awards season by avoiding the narrative traps of making a biopic.<p>December has been a big month for …

Two big scientific discoveries of 2016 are proof we need to be a lot nicer to fish

Humans are generally pretty unimpressed with fish. From the popular myth that goldfish only have a three-second memory to stereotypes of sharks as “mindless killers,” they’re generally considered the simplest members of our extended vertebrate family—most interesting to contemplate when battered, …

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Researchers Have Pinpointed How Mindfulness Literally Changes Your Brain

A new study has pinpointed how mindfulness training triggers changes in neural networks. These changes in brain connectivity allowed veterans who …

Mindfulness

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science | Inc.com

The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. In your personal life, it can mean winning over a partner, well-behaved children who do as …

Psychology

A Zen Master Reveals 10 Essential Mindful Habits That Will Make You Much Happier

The only moment that truly exists is the here and now, and that is the key to living life in a mindful way.<p>With the stress of family and career, it …

Why Zen Mode Isn’t the Answer to Everything

<b>Summary:</b> Interfaces that temporarily hide the UI elements to emphasize content often increase the interaction cost, cognitive load, and the number of …

Five Comics That Could Be Great TV Shows

Comic books are fertile sources for TV material, from <i>Sabrina the Teenage Witch</i> to <i>The Walking Dead</i> to so many superhero comics. But the pool is deep, …

Hunter S. Thompson

Using Lines and Light for Better Photo Composition

Believe it or not, the art of photography is firmly planted in mathematics. Since the dawn of civilization, people have been fascinated by …

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