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The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

<b>(Shutterstock/Lightspring)</b><p>A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>March 20, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with …

Emotional Intelligence

Spectacular Mountain Landscape Photography by Max Rive

<b>Max Rive</b> is a talented 30-year-old photographer, adventurer and climber from the Netherlands, who runs worldwide photo tours and shoots stunning …

Why the 'gluten-free movement' is less of a fad than we thought

Amy Neiwirth is a Columbus-based artist who makes tiny clay models of popular foods: pizzas, cakes, waffles, even retro TV dinners.<p>But Neiwirth, 35, doesn't eat any of those foods herself -- not the conventional versions, anyway. She's one of the 3.1 million Americans who follows a gluten-free …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This 22-year-old man saw his mother lose everything during the Great Recession and doesn’t want history to repeat itself.<p>10:32 p.m. June 19, …

How Athletes Stay Calm Under Pressure: Breath is everything

For Swiss Olympic golfer Fabienne In-Albon, competing in the Olympic Games had been a life-long dream -- one she'd been training for since she was just 10 years old. Here's the way she describes her big moment:<p>"At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when I walked to the first tee on the first day of …

Friend zone: why we all long to belong | Emily Esfahani Smith

Relationships – especially close ones – are crucial, says Emily Esfahani Smith, which is why loneliness is so pernicious<p>We all need to feel understood, recognised and affirmed by our friends, family and romantic partners. We all need to find our tribe.<p>Research has shown that among the benefits that …

Relationships

Cannabis feminism: The new movement that has high hopes for the future

<i>After 10 years in the nascent natural beauty industry, Jessica Assaf, 26, went to Harvard Business School thinking she’d come out with a next-level</i> …

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

What to do when meditation doesn’t work for you

Developing a regular mindfulness practice has always been a goal of mine. I’m an anxious person and I know it would help, but I’m more of a …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Cannabis

Depression and anxiety affect the body differently—here’s how

It’s not a news flash that if you have digestive probs or acne that it could be linked to your emotional state. (And it’s no coincidence that your …

What I Learned While Working as a Sex Club Tour Guide

"The lube station is that way. And yes, as a matter of fact, we do have dental dams."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>When it comes time to update my resume, "swingers club tour guide" is a job I tend to leave off.<p>But over the course of three months in the suburbs, that's exactly what …

Sexual Health

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

Movie Review: The Coming-of-Age Cannibal Film Raw Is Disgusting, Fascinating, and One of the Year's Best

When <i>Raw</i> had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the big story was two people were taken out of the theater on stretchers. …

Are you a Dolphin or a Lion? The best time to wake, eat, sleep, exercise or go on a date

You’ve probably already seen a lot of tricks and tips about the “what” and “how” of success (how to lose weight; what to say to your boss to get a pay increase, etc). “What” and “how” are excellent and necessary questions – but there is another crucial question that must be addressed in order to …

Framing

Greek photojournalist wins French award for poignant images of migrant crisis

Greek AFP photographer Aris Messinis has covered conflicts in Libya and Syria, but it was for his dramatic images of a migrant crisis on his doorstep that he was honoured Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival.<p>Messinis won the Visa d'Or for News, the most prestigious award handed out …

Photojournalism

'Ugly': A Memoir Of Childhood, Deformity And Learning To Love A Distinctive Face

Robert Hoge's new memoir is about his childhood — his first day of school, making friends and learning to ride a bike. But it's also about getting called "cripple," having multiple reconstructive surgeries and teaching himself how to play sports with two artificial limbs.<p>Hoge was born with deformed …

Empathy

The 23 best comedy movies you can stream on Netflix right now

Thankfully, Netflix has some great comedies that you can watch right now to brighten up your day.<p>Whether it's a classic like "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" or the new addition to the streaming giant, "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," there's something to stream for all comedy tastes.<p><b>Here are the 23 best</b> …

‘He had a dark side’: ‘Star Trek’ creator’s sexism revealed

Gene Roddenberry, the late Holly­wood legend behind “Star Trek,” wasn’t always the saint that his legions of fans want to believe, a new book reveals.<p>…

Yes, Technically, Drinking Cold Water Burns More Calories—But There's A Catch

If you're wondering whether drinking cold water to lose weight is a good idea, you're in the right place. Welcome to another installment of …

Fitness

Matt Damon was set to star in Oscars contender Manchester By the Sea

During a discussion with Laura Linney at the Telluride film festival, playwright-turned-film-maker Kenneth Longeran reveals that Damon had been lined up to play the role that has earned Casey Affleck awards buzz – while also apologising to Linney for ill-treatment on the set of You Can Count On …

Film Festivals

Indie Focus: A new season begins with Fall Sneaks and the Telluride Film Festival

Hello! I'm Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.<p>Before we fully fling ourselves into the fall movie season, perhaps it's a good moment to look back. Our colleague Justin Chang recently looked at what he called "an unusually dispiriting summer at the …

The Obama years: novelists assess his legacy

Expectations were sky high when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. As his term draws to a close, has he disappointed or delivered? From race to healthcare, from the drone war to the Iran deal, novelists in America appraise him<p><i>Tobias Wolff is best known for his memoir</i><i>This Boy’s Life</i><i>, which</i> …

Creative Writing

A relationship with a Narcissist is like being a prisoner of war to a cruel and demeaning emotional terrorist. There is no individuality – instead you become an object that is severely manipulated and managed down to serve a personality disordered individual. There is no REAL love only a desperate love that a Narcissist dangles in front of you.

From my Book – From Charm to Harm and Everything else in Between with a Narcissist! @http://www.amazon.com The Narcissist has used their effective …