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Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

Harvard

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Toxic Relationships And How To Move On

Do You Have Toxic Relationships In Your Life?<p>Just as you detox your body to be healthy and clean you have to detox your life as well. Sometimes our …

This happiness hack from a wildly popular Stanford class can help you create a life you love

Thanks to master organizer Marie Kondo, many of us now evaluate our belongings based on the principle that things we love should bring us joy. But too often, we fail to bring the same level of scrutiny to the rest of our lives. Just as passivity can leave us buried under a lot of junk we don’t …

Is Mindfulness Christian?

The practice of mindfulness, coupled or uncoupled from traditional seated meditation, has exploded in popularity in recent years. Corporations and universities and even elementary schools bring in experts to lead workshops and foster ongoing sessions. Hospitals and doctors recommend it as a …

These 10 space images look unbelievable, but are actually real (pictures)

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

10 Ways To De-Clutter, Simplify, and Streamline Your Life

<i>You forgot to set your wake-up alarm. As you slowly come to consciousness, you begin to panic as you realize that you’re going to be extremely late</i> …

Productivity

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

10 Steps To A Lasting, Loving Relationship

There is an art and science to building strong relationships.<p><i>By Dr. Lynda Klau</i><p>How many of us have learned how to build loving relationships? Where did we learn? At home? At school? There is an art and science to building strong relationships. These are indispensable tips, written with romantic …

Relationships

What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)

I wasn't the only one struggling. At my "elite college," depression was a largely unmentioned yet ubiquitous condition experienced by many of my peers. It almost seemed that depression was a prerequisite for admission -- a belief that apparently isn't completely unfounded.<p>Back in 2009, I had my …

Mental Disorders

The Long Legacy of Occupation in Haiti

I am writing this in Les Cayes, Haiti, where one of the worst massacres of civilians took place on December 6, 1929, during the nineteen-year American occupation of Haiti, an occupation that began a hundred years ago today. The Cayes massacre took place during a demonstration, which was part of a …

An Iconic Image of Haitian Liberty

On News Desk today, Edwidge Danticat writes about the legacy of the U.S. occupation of Haiti, which began a hundred years ago, on July 28, 1915, and ended in 1934. “It is very hard to figure out what to commemorate, what to remember and what to forget, during a nineteen-year-long occupation,” she …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Aliens

Narendra Modi endorses Britain paying damages to India for colonial rule

Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, has praised an opposition politician who called for Britain to make reparations to India for the damage done during 200 years of colonial rule in a speech at Oxford University.<p>A video clip of Shashi Tharoor, an author and well-known parliamentarian from the …

India

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Game of Thrones

How Poverty Alters the Young Brain

New research reveals a strong connection between income and the surface area of several key neural regions.<p>Behavioral scientists have made some truly groundbreaking insights into the cognitive costs of poverty in recent years. We now know, for instance, that scarcity puts a huge strain on our …

The Brain

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

6 Secrets to a Stress-Free Job Interview (Yes, It Is Possible!)

A hiring manager shares inside tips on avoiding the most common causes of pre-interview jitters.<p>Does the prospect of going to a job interview fill you with trepidation? If you're like most people, the answer is "Of course!" In a recent survey of more than 1,600 people by staffing firm LaSalle …

40 Little Things In Daily Life That Bring Us True Happiness

What makes you happy? Apparently it really is the little things in life that make us happy, according to research by DoubleTree involving 2,000 …

Motivation

Timeless Wisdom & the Science of Happiness: To Change Your Life, Change Your Mind (Not Others…)

“<i>The mind is everything; what you think, you become.</i>” ~ BUDDHA<p>Thoughts are not simply airy pieces of information that enter our minds and then …

Happiness

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

QuoTED 2015

In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving, but not shocking. Talks were grouped in a …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

See 30 of the Best Photos Short-Listed in the Sony World Photography Awards

Nominated in the Arts and Culture category. Adrian Jaszczak's work on an artistic gymnastics tournament in Poland.<br>Adrian Jaszczak—2015 Sony World …

AP PHOTOS: Spanish, Portuguese towns celebrate Carnival

MADRID (AP) — The wild and colorful costumes and masquerades that precede the Christian season of Lent have created popular festival traditions in …

102 of the Greatest Quotes that Alter Your Outlook on Life

Have you ever stopped for a quick second and analyzed your life?<p>There…buried beneath your many spinning thoughts, you have one thought that usually …

Motivation

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …