Tim Brenneman

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What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

How Being An Oldest, Middle Or Youngest Child Shapes Your Personality

Only children have a reputation for being perfectionists and high-achievers, constantly seeking attention and approval from their parents and from others.<p>But children with siblings, too, express unique personality types based on their birth order.<p>While a number of factors play a role in a child's …

Parenting

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

Scott Simon: 'We Don't Fully Grow Up' Until We Lose Our Parents

In July 2013, some 1.2 million Twitter users followed a remarkable series of tweets from NPR's Scott Simon. He was sending updates from the hospital room where his mother was living the last days of her life.<p>Simon's mother died on July 29, 2013, just shy of her 85th birthday.<p>Those who were …

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

StoryCorps Wins The TED Prize And Builds An App That Lets Anyone Record An Interview On Their Phone

Dave Isay, the founder and president of StoryCorps, was just awarded the $1 million TED Prize, given to one person each year as a means to grant …

Sports mind doctor Steve Peters 'soothes the chimp within' - CNN.com

What goes on inside the human mind fascinates Professor Steve Peters -- from sporting stars to those in secure psychiatric units.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving …

Hearst Magazines

How to Read More: The Simple System I'm Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

Warren Buffett, the man commonly referred to as the greatest investor of the 20th century, was standing in front of 165 wide-eyed students from Columbia University.<p>One of the students raised his hand and asked Buffett for his thoughts on the best way to prepare for an investing career. After …

The Psychological Benefits Of 'Kondoing' Your House

There is plenty to gain when we let go of all the clutter.<p>In her bestselling book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>, Marie Kondo offers insight into the Japanese art of tidying, or releasing ourselves from the clutter that threatens chaos. The how-to book has gained traction globally by helping …

Minimalism

Getting Better by Understanding Your Depression

Sandy struggled with spells of depression her entire life. She’d be feeling OK, when suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, she’d get depressed …

This New Fuel Cell Fits In Your Pocket, For Carbon-Neutral Charging Off The Grid

Here’s an alternative: A pocket-sized fuel cell that can charge small electronics, like a smartphone or digital camera, for weeks. With the right …

Off-grid

8 Amazing Traits All Introverts Have that They Probably Never Realized

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

What Self-Loving People Do Differently

I used to look at people who were successful, healthy and happy, wondering, "What's their secret? Why can't I do that?"<p>After a decadelong struggle …

Self-improvement

Five Ways To Be A Mentally Strong Introvert

Like extroverts, introverts are a diverse group. Introverts include both shy and outgoing personalities, but they all tend to share a common trait. Specifically, introverts need time to relax and recharge after being in a stimulating environment – for example, a bustling party, an open office, or a …

Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of a parking lot

Project lets Wyoming town keep growing food all year long<p>The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from other …

The Best Careers For Your Personality Type

You’ve got about three years in your current gig, and you love it. But you are reminded every now and then that there is greener grass somewhere. You …

Employment

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Why every photo storage startup dies or gets acquired

Picturelife didn't want to sell, but it had to<p>In November 2013, when the photo storage service Everpix went down, the CEO of rival Picturelife offered assurances to his company’s customers. "We have lots of cash and ramping revenue," Picturelife CEO Nate Westheimer said in a tweet. "All signs say …