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A psychology professor shares a 4-part system that will help you accomplish your goals

But it turns out that fantasizing about the future can actually drain energy away from putting your goals into practice.<p>"The more positively people think and daydream about the future, the less effort they put into realizing that future," Gabriele Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York …

Productivity

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

Scientists solve fish evolution mystery

A University of Wyoming researcher is part of an international team that has discovered how more than 700 species of fish have evolved in East …

Biology

Number of Americans renouncing citizenship reaches record high

A record number of Americans abandoned their US citizenship last year, according to official figures.<p>Statistics published by the US Federal Register showed that 5,411 people gave up their nationality, an increase of 26 per cent on 2015.<p>For many the main motivation is tax.<p>Americans are liable for US …

Donald Trump
Climate Change

The Mars rover just sent back data that has scientists completely stumped

The Curiosity rover has been cruising around on Mars since late 2012, so you’d think that scientists would have a pretty good handle on the kind of …

Oxygen flooded Earth’s atmosphere earlier than thought

The breath of oxygen that enabled the emergence of complex life kicked off around 100 million years earlier than previously thought, new dating …

Earth Science

The 7 One-Minute Health Routines a Harvard Physician Swears By

Between work, family, and maintaining some semblance of a social life, it's common for health and exercise to take a back seat. But as Aditi …

How to Budget Your Money for the Year - Tips and Tricks to Save Money

Money. We all want more of it, we all want to know how much others have and what *they* do with it, and we all want to know that we're doing all the right things with it. But when you're just figuring out this whole adulthood thing, it can seem downright silly to figure out that last …

Personal Finance

Black hole and distant sun locked in slow-motion dance of death

Scientists looking at galaxy 1.8bn light years away discover cosmic event taking more than a decade, when most stars would succumb in a year<p>Scientists have detected a black hole spending more than a decade devouring a star — something that usually only takes a year.<p>The event happened in a small …

Black Holes

So You Want to Read… A Guide to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres

Science fiction and fantasy have never been straightforward genres. They encompass any number of weird, obscure, and wildly imaginative works of …

Science Fiction

Scientists may have discovered a lost continent

As much as we humans think we know about Earth's ancient composition, it's clear we have a lot to learn. Researchers now say they have evidence of a lost continent, Mauritia. The team found rocks on Mauritius with embedded zircon crystals that were almost 2 billion years old, or far older than the …

7 Foods a Thyroid Expert Eats Every Single Day

It's estimated that as many as 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Of that figure, the American Thyroid Association predicts up …

Wellness

Look Out! The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl Spot is Here

Disney just unleashed some new footage from one of their biggest films of the year, <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.</i> And it’s hilarious.<p>Here’s the …

10 gardening and outdoor living trends for 2017

<b>What's trending in the world of gardening and outdoor living?</b><p>Well, 2017 is set to see more of us opt for convenience gardening and low maintenance …

Gardening

Will Falling Cannabis Prices Hurt Marijuana Stocks?

Cannabis prices are going to pot.<p>As increasingly more marijuana growers entered the market and more states allowed residents to legally grow marijuana, cannabis prices dropped throughout 2016. Wholesale marijuana prices late in the year were roughly half the levels of 12 months earlier. Will this …

How to Escape the Rat Race

You've got the itch. You want to quit your job. You know you'd do great as your own boss. But how...and when?<p>Don't worry -- millions of Americans …

The new way to tell if you’ve saved enough for retirement

The standard measure of how well-prepared people are for retirement is very close to useless.<p>This gauge is called the replacement ratio. You're supposed to save enough money to generate annual income of about 70 per cent of what you grossed in your peak working years. Some experts say 50 per cent …

Retirement

Why the Dalai Lama Thinks Its Essential For You to be Self Centred

The Dalai Lama does not propagate ego, and he even called Putin self-centered. But in a recent interview with ABC’s Dan Harris, he said it is okay to …

8 Places to Get the Money to Start Your Own Business

So you've got a killer business idea and want to start a business. How are you going to get the start up money you need to take your new business …

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves Your Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

Trump's Russia-U.S. Comparison Rejected by Democrats and Republicans

Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have rejected President Donald Trump’s most recent notion that the United States government is morally equivalent to Vladimir Putin’s Russia.<p>The most recent controversial claim took place during the president's interview with Fox News' Bill O’Reilly, which …

Donald Trump

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These bars offer the best of both worlds, cookie-wise: The edges are crisp and browned if you like crust, but the center cuts are extra gooey and …

Research Confirms That Mindfulness Gives You Superpowers

Inevitably most self guides to happiness nowadays will show that to live a fulfilling and satisfying life, coming into mindfulness is key.<p>We hear and …

100 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier

Enough hacks to get you from birth through high school graduation.<p>View this post on Facebook

25 Profound Zen Buddhism Quotes That Will Help You Find Meaning in Life

Zen Buddhism is a remarkable philosophy that helps sees things differently than we do in the west. It focuses on living a life that is full of …

Alan Watts Reveals the One Mindset That Will Give You an Enormous Advantage in Life

Have you ever heard of Alan Watts? If not, he was a fantastic philosopher who popularized Eastern teachings in the west.<p>Not only was he a great …

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Wreaks World Havoc With A Skeletal Steve Bannon On 'SNL'

The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived: “SNL” finally showed us what life is like inside President Donald Trump’s Oval Office.<p>On the show’s cold open this week, Baldwin reprised his role as Trump for the first time since the former “Apprentice” host officially took over as the United States …

Steve Bannon
Economics