Shan Weggeland

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Psychologist Finds The 3 Elements That Determine Our Happiness

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

By Lenny Bernstein<p>, Health reporter<p>Joel Achenbach<p>, Reporter<p>A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The …

National Academy of Sciences

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Success

6 subtle things highly productive people do every day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

Time Management

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Journalism

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

12 bizarre moments in tech history revealed in archive video

A million minutes of archived video footage has revealed a strange and awkward new look at the history of technology.<p>Associated Press and British …

Loch Ness

WATCH: 3 Ways Sunshine Makes You Happy and Healthy

We all feel a little happier on a sunny day or riding in a car with the windows down. Sometimes the most calming place to be is sitting on the beach listening to the sound of the waves crash on the beach. Have you ever wondered why these small pleasures have such a positive impact on our lives? …

Here are the world's most popular #TBT songs of all time

You all like R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" way, way too much.<p>On Thursday, Spotify revealed a hundred of the world’s most popular throwback Thursday …

Happiness Is Your Problem

<b>I have a confession. I used to be a chronic complainer.</b><p>I used to complain about being tired, having too much on my plate, my kids, my husband and my …

Influential Apple fan trashes Apple Music, calls it a nightmare

Jim Dalrymple, one of the web's noted Apple cheerleaders, is abandoning Apple Music entirely after it messed up his music library.<p>"I had high hopes …

14 Ways to Redesign Your Day for an Optimal Work-life Balance

For many of us, the balance between work and life has become so hopelessly out of kilter that getting a handle on it seems overwhelming and nearly …

Comcast now has more Internet customers than cable TV subscribers

Comcast just announced its second quarter results, and the cable giant now has more Internet service customers than cable TV customers for the first time.<p>Comcast reported 22.55 million Internet customers, compared to 22.3 million video customers. The cable giant reported losing 69,000 video …

Customers

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

Happiness

7 Mistakes Even Healthy Eaters Make

Want to lose weight? Here's what not to do.<p>You've taken the first step: vowing to eat well, starting now. Many dieters are so determined to finally lose that weight that the pounds will indeed start to whittle away. The problem, though, is that many haven't learned from their mistakes -- and within …

Nutrition

How To Live To 102

Doctors say that healthy habits will help get you to age 85, but how to live beyond that remains a medical mystery. We interviewed people in their 100s to find out how they did it. (Pictured here: Daisy McFadden, 101.)

Vegetables That Contain Protein

Today is <b>National Eat Your Vegetables Day</b>, so to entice you to get more greens on your plate, we thought it might be nice to point out that some veggies actually pack a big protein punch. That means vegans and vegetarians <i>can</i> get plenty of muscle-building nutrients—without consuming any animal …

Healthy Eating

Surprising: Researchers correlate rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles

<b>From the DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory</b><p>What began as a chat between husband and wife has evolved into an intriguing scientific discovery. …

How to Give the Most Motivating Pep Talk

‘I want to be here for you. What can I do?’; stay away from cliches like ‘Time heals’<p>I recently told a friend I needed a pep talk. “What kind?” he asked.<p>He had a very good point. Everyone wants to be the type of person who gives the pivotal talk that turns around a friend’s outlook or makes a …

Motivation

10 Tips To Help You De-Stress

Sweet tooth surprise: 5 things you may not know about sugar

Sugar — we love its sweetness and our bodies need it. Sugar is found in countless foods and beverages –both natural sugars and added sugars — but you may not realize <i>why</i> we crave it.<p>Here are five surprising facts about sugar.<p><b>1. The brain requires glucose (sugar) to function.</b><p>Under most conditions, …

Nutrition

How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

There’s a scientific reason to have hope<p>Everyone says “have hope.” Is that just silly pollyanna optimism?<p>No. Actually there’s a science to hope.<p>Via …

11 'Healthy' Foods Diet Experts Avoid

You do your best to do right by your body by making healthy food choices every day. Unfortunately, a number of “health” foods you may go out of your …

This Is Why FDA Is Banning Trans Fats

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

What’s Your Personal Happiness Score?

<b>Sustained positive emotion</b> <br>Happiness isn’t just about feeling pleasure, research shows; it’s about holding on to that feeling even as circumstances …