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I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

This is how democracies die

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Political Science

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

10 Scandinavian habits that'll legitimately make your life way better

Ah, Scandinavians. They know a thing or two about living long and prospering: Their lifestyle is considered one of the healthiest and happiest in the …

Dear tech world, STEMism is hurting us

In a blistering assault on the value of the liberal arts many months ago, former Sun Microsystem CEO Vinod Khoshla offered anything but nuance in his opening indictment: “Little of the material taught in Liberal Arts programs today is relevant to the future.”<p>The rest of his article is a tirade …

Humanities

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked?

This is a manmade climate-related disaster. To ignore this ensures our greatest challenge goes unanswered and helps push the world towards catastrophe<p>• Tropical storm Harvey – live updates<p>It is not only Donald Trump’s government that censors the discussion of climate change; it is the entire body …

Climate Change

Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level in 2016: report

1 / 2<p>Holidaymakers enjoy the beach in Canet-en-Roussillon, France on August 4, 2017 during a heat wave<p>Holidaymakers enjoy the beach in …

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Americans Say Civility Has Worsened Under Trump; Trust In Institutions Down

As Americans prepare to celebrate the country's 241st birthday, they believe the overall tone and level of civility between Democrats and Republicans in the nation's capital has gotten worse since the election of President Trump last year, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. The same survey …

Republicans

10 daily tasks that will help you become successful over time

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."<p>Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words, though they're actually an interpretation of a passage from Aristotle's writings by historian Will Durant. And for most of my life, I didn't believe them.<p>I fought …

Time Management

The American Dream, Quantified at Last

The phrase “American dream” was invented during the Great Depression. It comes from a popular 1931 book by the historian James Truslow Adams, who defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone.”<p>In the decades that followed, the dream became a …

Demographics

Your carbon footprint destroys 30 square metres of Arctic sea ice a year

New research calculates the impact of the average westerner’s carbon emissions to help people understand their own contribution to climate change<p>The average westerner’s carbon emissions destroy 30 square metres of Arctic sea ice every year, according to new research.<p>The work indicates that, even …

Global Warming

Goodbye cruel world: we’ve passed the carbon tipping point

We have passed a grim new milestone for atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, probably for good. Earlier this week Mauna Loa Observatory, a key site for …

6 charts show why no one is talking about climate change

If you're like the average American, you are probably worried to some degree about climate change. But odds are you don't spend a lot of time talking about it. At least that's what the datashow.<p>Social scientists disagree about why this is the case, but a new report from the Yale Program on Climate …

Climate Change

Negative attention from teachers can lead to more negative student behaviors - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Previous research has found that student-teacher interactions during the school day are important factors in behavioral and academic …

Amazing Places to Travel

4 Infographics To Show The Climate Skeptic In Your Life

Beach trip with family members who don’t believe in climate change? Reunion picnic with climate truthers? We’ve got you covered.<p>The ink is just dry on the Paris Agreement. Last year was officially the warmest year on record. Yet climate skeptics still live among us–many of whom may even be related …

The Industrial Revolution, climate change, and Brexit

The Industrial Revolution began in the mid-18th century in Great Britain. To provide power for the wondrous new inventions producing marvelous new …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

10 things you should know about sea level rise

Sea level rise has been in the news a lot lately. Recent research has raised concerns about the possible collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and …

For Fort McMurray | by Scottie Upshall

During warmups, I looked up into the crowd and saw my brother, Brent, tapping away on his phone. I could tell from his face that it was bad. This was …

12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

Sobering GIF Shows Earth's Climate Spiraling Toward The Brink

A 166-year history in 16 seconds.<p>If a picture is worth a thousand words, this 16-second animation that a European scientist developed is a lengthy and well-sourced climate history book.<p>Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, posted to Twitter on Monday a …

Climate Change

How Earth itself has dramatically upped the stakes for the Paris climate accord

From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>The first three months of 2016 have been the hottest ever recorded, and by a large margin. Greenland’s massive ice sheet melted more …

Global Warming

March was Earth's 11th-straight warmest month on record

<i>UPDATE: April 15, 2016 3:45 p.m. ET</i><p>NASA's March temperature data was released Friday, showing that it was the planet's second-most unusually mild …

Science Says Do These 7 Things to Be Happier Right Now | Inc.com

Had a bad day or feel down in the dumps? Tired of trying to think yourself out of your bad mood all to no avail? Check out these 7 scientifically proven ways to be happier.<p><b>1. Exercise</b><p>Although we've all heard it a million times, exercise is truly one of the easiest ways to a better mood--even if …

Happiness

Amazing Marble Machine by Swedish band Wintergatan:

NASA confirms February 2016's shocking global warming temperature record.

<b>Update, March 12, 2016</b>: Data released Saturday from NASA confim that February 2016 was not only the most unusually warm month ever measured globally, …