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Banning Small Talk From Your Conversations Makes You Happier, Says Science (Ask Any of These 12 Questions for a Change)

When you attend a networking event, cocktail party, or meet someone for a business lunch, exchanging superficial small talk is par for the course.<p>Sure, questions like <i>What do you do?</i> and <i>Where do you live?</i> are almost necessary to get some conversational momentum. But how many of us are willing to go …

Thomas Jefferson

How to Use Flipboard for Research

Whether you’re researching where to invest your bonus check, world politics, or what wine pairs well with brie, Flipboard is not only there to help you discover what you need to know, but also to help you save and organize everything you uncover as well. Follow these steps to make your next …

Social Media

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you programming languages or how to work with a specific technologies, or how to become an IT support …

Online Life

This Website Has Hundreds Of Cheap First And Business Class Airfares

Search for cheap first or business class airfares and you get a bunch of ads from various search sites and online travel agencies. Even the articles you find simply refer you back to these sites. Go to these sites and for the most part, it’s nothing special. When you find low premium cabin fares it …

Los Angeles

Now you can watch free movies and TV shows with the Tubi TV app

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Tubi TV

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds

A form of intermittent fasting known as the 16:8 diet helps obese individuals to lose weight and lower their blood pressure, according to a new study.<p>…

Secure any WiFi connection with this portable VPN device

Public WiFi is not unlike a public water fountain or a public bathroom — most of the time it’s fine to use, but depending on where you are, it can be</i> …

Surprising Ways to Beat Anxiety And Become More Resilient, According to Science

You're not alone.<p>Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back?<p>Perhaps you thought you had …

University of Cambridge

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Documentaries

10 of Our Best Chicken Skillet Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

I am not sure which is more tried and true when it comes to weeknight cooking: a trusty skillet dinner or crowd-pleasing chicken. It really doesn't …

Cast Iron Skillet

How to Ripen Avocados When They're Too Hard

By Alex Delany<p>You've been there: It's the morning before you need to use an avocado and it's solid as a rock. Don't panic. There's still hope.<p>Avocados seem to be working against us. When a BLT (or an ABLT, as it were) calls for slices of the green stuff, or some tortilla chips are asking for a …

Breakfast

How one woman used the '3-hour reset' rule to lose 65 pounds

Diet & Fitness<p>This diet philosophy helped one fitness trainer regulate her hunger and lose the baby weight.<p>It’s a typical weight-loss tragedy: You ate healthy for a week, then you devoured a donut at the office party and now you’re mourning your diet.<p>Instead of feeling like you’ve ruined your …

Weight Loss

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

How Iran Could Beat Trump at His Own Game

Iranians have good reason to be angry about Donald Trump’s decision to violate the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran …

South Asia

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

This Trainer's Insane 20-Minute Treadmill Workout Incinerates Fat and Tones Your Body

An insane 20-minute workout by fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams recently resurfaced, making us second-guess our use of the treadmill's full potential. Williams originally posted the video on her Instagram back in 2016, but it's still as awesome as ever. The high-fat-burning and toning …

Breakthrough study reveals how LSD dissolves a person's sense of self

A fascinating study led by scientists at the University of Zurich has uncovered key insights into the mechanisms behind how our brain generates our …

5 free programs you may not have heard of until now

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. “Is this really worth $200?” you ask …

13 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about politics

If you feel like you want to binge on some Netflix documentaries but broaden your knowledge of politics at the same time, we've got you covered.<p>Netflix has an array of political documentary shows and films — many of which are among some of the best ever made.<p>The documentaries on the platform will …

Documentaries

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

National Identity Is Made Up

<b>National identity is the myth that built the modern world. We explain its origins in a new video series from The Interpreter.</b><p>Max Fisher and Amanda Taub write The Interpreter, which explores the ideas behind major world events. They use political and social science to explain topics from …

Authoritarianism

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

These key psychological differences can determine whether you're liberal or conservative

Politically, Americans are highly divided.<p>When it comes to issues of race, immigration, national security, and environmental protection, they disagree about how the government should handle things like never before.<p>Relative to polls in the 1990s, Republicans are now much more likely to say poor …

Pew Research Center

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Los Angeles

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …