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11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Mental Health

The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

Biology

Scientist explains why life after death ‘is impossible’

<b>A scientist claims there is no life after death because the laws of physics make it impossible.</b><p>After extensive studies, physicist Sean Carroll says …

A Complete List of Classic Poems Everyone Should Know

Poetry That Shapes English Through the Ages<p>Here’s a list of essential classics everyone should know. These old poems form the tradition of the …

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

Happiness

Korean Barista Turns Cups of Coffee into Incredible Works of Art

The latte art scene in Korea is growing at an astonishing rate, and young Lee Kang Bin is one of the talented baristas spearheading the movement. The …

Coffee

Alan Watts Reveals the Most Crucial Factor in Achieving Your Goals and Living the Life You Want

We all have big goals that we want achieve, however many of us are unsure about how to actually achieve them.<p>It’s not easy. Competition is always …

Margaret Atwood Just Schooled Us All On What '1984' Is Really About

Maybe the ending is actually... optimistic?<p>As you turned the last page of George Orwell’s <i>1984</i>, were you overwhelmed by a surge of fatalistic angst? The hero (uh, spoiler alert) has lost his quest to overthrow the totalitarian regime against which he had rebelled, and that seems to be that: No hope, …

The psychological reasons why we use filler words like 'um' and 'you know' in conversations

Being slightly less eloquent doesn't necessarily mean you aren't as smart, though. Linguists have said those who use more of these so called "filler words" are probably being more conscious of who they are talking to and what they are saying.<p>Michael Handford, a professor of applied linguistics and …

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

Quantum Physics

12 Quotes From Zen Masters That Will Help You to Stop Overthinking Everything

Do you experience a racing mind, where thoughts are overpowering you and you’re having trouble finding peace in the present moment?<p>This happens to me …

A Therapist Explains How To *Really* Listen To Another Human Being

Let’s face it: Most people aren’t good listeners. In fact, most people — including your best friend who truly loves you to the moon and back — are <i>terrible</i> listeners. But it’s not their fault. No one (well, very few people) are out here trying to ignore your important thoughts and problems. They …

Self-help

7 surprising reasons introverts make better partners

Ever wonder what romantic pick-up line introverts would use if they were interested in someone?<p>"I could <i>not</i> talk to you for hours."<p>"Hi, I like you a lot but I'm too shy to start a conversation. Know that I think of you when I stare at my feet."<p>"If I like you enough, you can sit near me while I'm …

Personality

9 Habits for Eliminating Negativity From Your Life

Give your brain more positive things to observe, adopt a positive mindset, and stay away from negative attitudes of others.<p><i>How can I avoid negativity? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer</b> …

Happiness

10 Things Anyone Who Loves An Introvert Needs To Know

"Sometimes the greatest intimacy is just being together in comfortable silence."<p>Introverts often find themselves in romantic relationships with extroverts, despite their fundamental differences in temperament.<p>Perhaps it’s because they balance each other out. Introverts (or “innies”) ― who gain …

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

Emotionally intelligent people know these phrases are off limits in casual conversation because people take them the wrong way.<p>Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all said things that …

Emotional Intelligence

21 Thought-Provoking Books That Will Stay On Your Mind For Days

Prepare to make your bookshelf considerably heavier.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<br>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<br>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

5 Mindful Attitudes That Will Help You Cope With Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety is a big problem for people in America. According to The Kim Foundation, approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about …

Trying To Protect My Son From The Anxiety I've Passed On To Him

I’ve struggled with "bad thoughts" my whole life — and while I can't stop my son from having them too, I can show him how to live fully.<p><b>When my older</b> son Griff was 3 1/2 years old, he would not eat food without very strict parameters. For his third birthday, he’d received a singing birthday card, a …

I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life

My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.<p>I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and teach classes as a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. Come 4:30 pm, I run a kid …

Time Management

Precognition – How Our Bodies React To Events Up To 10 Seconds Before They Happen

Over the past few decades a significant and noteworthy amount of scientific research has emerged contributing to the notion that human precognition …

Consciousness

20 Indispensable High School Reads

The specter of World War II, with its themes of totalitarianism, social fragmentation, mass surveillance, and the decline of individual freedom, …

The Irish novel that seduced the USSR

The Gadfly, an English-language book barely known in the West became a sensation behind the Iron Curtain, writes Benjamin Ramm.<p>One of the most popular English-language novels of the 20th Century is almost unknown in the English-speaking world – a global phenomenon in translation, now neglected in …

George Orwell Explains How “Newspeak” Works, the Official Language of His Totalitarian Dystopia in 1984

As we noted yesterday, and you likely noticed elsewhere, George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel <i>1984</i> shot to the top of the charts—or the Amazon …

Language

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 …

Japanese Zen Philosopher Reveals Why Suffering Unlocks the Secrets of Life

We’re biologically conditioned to avoid pain, distress and hardship. So why does this Japanese Zen philosopher say that suffering helps you to unlock …

Here's What Happens When Pro Photographers Shoot on Disposable Cameras

'27 Frames' strips photography down to its purest form.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>Dusty roadside travel scenes, lonely bikini-clad beachgoers, and sweeping landscapes are just a few of the subjects that grace the photos on display in a new group showing. The images are marked by …

9 Can’t-Miss Portrait Photography Tips That Will Help You Create Better Portraits Today

One of the great things about portrait photography is its variation.Here’s what I mean…I can take a portrait of my family in the backyard and then go …