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The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

Martin Seligman is a larger than life character. Some call him the "father" of positive psychology. This is perhaps an exaggeration, given that multiple psychologists were already hard at work researching the problem of well-being before he came onto the stage.<p>Nonetheless, he is perhaps the most …

Here Are 3 Awesome Secrets to Happier Memories, Backed By Research

You can’t trust your memory.<p>Memory is fluid. Every time you recall something you’re essentially rewriting it in your head.<p>Yet you’re prone to …

Babysitter Sexually Abused 2-Year-Old Girl On Video, Police Say

The victim's mother found sickening videos on his phone.<p>A Mesa, Arizona, man faces at least 19 criminal counts stemming from his alleged sexual abuse of a little girl whom he was trusted to babysit.<p>Daniel Boyd Divit, 51, is expected to be charged with 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and …

6 Warning Signs That You Are Still Hung Up on Your Ex

If you've been in a committed relationship, whether it was for months or for years, you know that breaking up is hard to do. For some, the official ending of the relationship is something they expected for quite a long time, and when it happens, they experience a sense of freedom and relief. Others …

Welcome To The Twins Festival

No, you're not seeing double.<p>The Twins Days Festival looks like double the fun of your ordinary festival.<p>About 2,000 sets of twins, triplets and quadruplets headed to Twinsburg, Ohio, this past weekend for the annual festival, now in its 40th year. The festivities include a talent contest, …

Two Reasons You Don't Want Man Boobs and Seven Ways to Eliminate the Dad Bod

"Dad bods" are the new fitness standard for a growing bunch of men across the United States. What's a dad bod? Well, think Seth Rogan, Jason Segel or Leonardo DiCaprio on summer vacation and between movie roles - overweight, out of shape, and happy and content with his pasta, rose', and Victoria's …

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30 Incredible Ballet Portraits

The sublime art of ballet is about movement; and yet, few videos seem to do the ballet dancer justice like the perfectly captured still image.<p>Maybe it's because each split second of a ballet dancer's movements must be perfect to create a beautiful final product, and the camera allows us to see that …

What makes one of the ocean's smartest creatures so weird

Octopuses are known to be brainiacs — they can mimic flounder in a flash, unscrew themselves out of a sealed jar and even use coconut shells to build …

'Mama, save me, I can't bear it': A firefighter's cry in China's inferno

Just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, Liu Bin received an ominous notice: A logistics facility had caught fire, and his fire brigade, located a mere 650 feet from the site, was to put it out.<p>About an hour later, Liu’s mother received a call from an unfamiliar number, then heard her 26-year-old son’s voice.<p>…

7 Ways to Travel Like a Millionaire -- on a Budget

<i>By Charlene Oldham, Contributor</i><p>Champagne wishes and caviar dreams might seem out of reach for travelers on a beer-and-burger budget. But with a little research and planning, a vacation filled with private jets and luxury accommodations doesn't have to be a far-fetched fantasy. If you'd like to …

Personal Finance

Why I'm So Happy It Took Me Four Years to Lose 50 Pounds

The valuable lessons Chelsey Conlon learned over years of steady weight loss can help you meet your goal, too.<p><b>Before:</b> 185 <b>After:</b> 135<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>When I was a kid, I would binge on nachos, ice cream, and cookies when I was anxious or stressed. I never cared about what I ate. And while most kids can …

Kendall Jenner Frolics on the Beach in a White Bikini

Kendall Jenner is living it up South of the Border. The star was snapped during a beach getaway in Mexico, where she is continuing the celebration of …

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

21 Types Of Pets You Meet Throughout Your Life

The world of pets is not as simple as "just a cat" or "just a dog."

'Godzilla El Nino' will bring chaos including floods and wildfires to the world

Experts say a record-breaking El Nino could bring global weather chaos and devastation<p>A so-called "Godzilla El Nino" could bring chaos including floods, drought and wildfires to large parts of the world this winter, according to weather experts.<p>The potentially record-breaking phenomenon would …

We Should All Be Thankful for Samsung's Weirdo Phone

Samsung's introduced two new phones to the world. One is the Note 5, a slight revision of last year’s Note 4, itself a slight revision of the …

U.S. Planned to Drop 12 Atomic Bombs on Japan

A week after Nagasaki, Tokyo had still not surrendered. A third weapon was already on its way and a dozen were to follow.<p>LONDON — American military …

10 Decor Ideas for That Wall Above Your Bed

Home decor is all about mixing things up and getting creative, but when it comes to the bedroom it's pretty much a given that you will be decorating around some sort of bed. Unless you're living the hammock life, which is pretty cool too. So once you've set up the bed in the most logical position, …

5 Best Meditation Apps to Find Your Inner Calmness

There are numerous health benefits to mindfulness and meditation. Here's how you can achieve zen in less than 10 minutes.<p>The glowing trend of achieving mindfulness through technology and mobile apps couldn't have come at a better time. With National Relaxation Day coming this weekend (Saturday, …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

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8 Kitchen Trends That Can’t Go Wrong

Your kitchen is the one place where you want to be really careful about trendy choices. The last thing you want is a kitchen that’s out of sync in …

Body-hackers: the people who turn themselves into cyborgs

Photograph: Kevin Warwick<p>Kevin Warwick … ‘the world’s first cyborg’<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/13/1439481440296/dc599682-fb1f-4f89-b12d-1d45032f7caf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Kevin Warwick<p>Kevin Warwick … ‘the world’s first …

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

Physics

11 Creative DIY Projects Using Paint Chips

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>For those of you who are DIY-obsessed and crafty home remodelers, we can bet you have a stack of paint chips hidden in the back of a drawer or closet at home. If not, you can always hit up your local hardware store to pick out your favorite colors. …

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Electrifying Photo Takes Internet by Storm: Why Rainbow Lightning Is So Rare

<i>This story was updated on 16 August at 2:07 p.m. ET.</i><p>A real-estate agent and storm chaser captured a snapshot of a lifetime on Aug. 9, when he …

7 Important Things Successful People Do Before Bedtime

That last hour of the day is super important if you want to get the most out of tomorrow. Try this bedtime regimen and be ready to seize the day.<p>Have you ever wondered why some people are able to start the day energized and alert while others have to drag themselves out of bed and into the world of …

Pots and Pans you need for cooking

Whether you're building your first kitchen's arsenal of tools or just decluttering and purging the outdated and old equipment, it can be tough to know which pots and pans you really need—and which are just taking up precious cupboard space. This guide takes the mystery out of it all: These are the …

Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and most of us – …

The Brain

I Tried 4 Dating Apps at Once, and Here's What Happened

Is love really only a swipe away?<p>With all these new dating apps promising to find your perfect match, it can be tricky to figure out which one <i>actually</i> connects you with a normal, decent guy instead of a creep that just wants a bunch of nudes sent to him. We'd hate to see you turn into some …