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6 Ways to Find Real Happiness

What does it really take to be satisfied? We asked some of the smartest people we know.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Can I Make My Job Meaningful?<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>…

Happiness

Giant Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands

<i>Hovenring</i> is an incredible suspended roundabout conceptualized and designed by IPV Delft specifically for cyclists to safely make their way across congested traffic by traveling overhead. Located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands, above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection, the …

Cycling

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

Happiness

How to pack like the pros

Does traveling more make you pack less? Not necessarily, although we talked to five high-mileage, high-profile travelers (whose combined annual airline points could buy a private island in the Caribbean) to get their take on carry-on and carrying less.<p>Pauline Frommer<p><i>Publisher of Frommers.com and</i> …

Airplanes

New trailer for The Book Thief

The international trailer for <b>The Book Thief</b> has debuted online. Whereas the first US trailer had an “In a world..” style voice over, the UK trailer …

Geoffrey Rush

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

'Beer goggle' study wins Ig Nobel award

<b>A team of researchers who found that people think they are more attractive when drinking alcohol, have scooped an Ig Nobel prize for their work.</b><p>The researchers from France and the US confirmed the "beer goggle effect" also works on oneself.<p>Ig Nobel awards are a humorous spoof-like version of their …

Alcohol

Do Nice People Succeed In Business? It Depends

The business world is often depicted as a gladiatorial contest where only the selfish survive. If that’s what you think, then Wharton professor Adam Grant’s <i>Give and Take</i> is the next book for you. It is subtitled <i>A Revolutionary Approach to Success</i>, which might seem like publishing hype, but the …

The Wicker Man: watch an exclusive 'lost' clip from the cult horror film – video

Watch an exclusive clip from the restored version of cult British horror film The Wicker Man. Starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland, it follows a policeman as he searches for a missing girl on a remote Scottish island. The Wicker Man was cut drastically on its initial release …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

Why does your voice sound different on a recording?

No one likes listening to themselves, but why? It’s because when you speak you hear yourself in two different ways.<p>What makes a recording of our voice sound so different... and awful? It’s because when you speak you hear your own voice in two different ways. Greg Foot explains all.<p>The first is …

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The 10 best pasta sauce recipes Give your pasta a break from the bolognese and broaden your repertoire with these refreshing new recipe ideas, from purple pesto to miso and oranges http://t.gu.com/oQlnn Photography: Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian

"If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it" - rules for writers from Get Shorty author Elmore Leonard, who died on Tuesday http://t.gu.com/o5N4g (via Guardian culture) Photograph: Vince Bucci/Getty

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …