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Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

17 Of The Best Things Ever Written About Hurricane Katrina

Ten years after the storm, read the survivors' stories.<p>Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina rumbled ashore, wreaking havoc across Louisiana, Mississippi, and the entire Gulf Coast. Here are some of the best articles and books written about the storm in the decade that followed it, as selected by The …

7 Sunken Cities Around The World

Source: Thinkstock<p>Over the course of humans’ long history on Earth, natural forces have ensured that many once powerful cities have slipped into the …

This Dog Is A Service Animal. He Is Also A Pit Bull.

"All dogs are individuals. We need to look at each dog as an individual."<p>Matthew Smith has used a wheelchair for 20 years, ever since he suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident when he was 22 years old. Life drastically changed for him just over two years ago, however, when he got a …

World's rarest marine creature spotted after 30-year absence

The Allonautilus scrobiculatus has inhabited the earth for 500 million years and has only been seen twice, until now<p>A rare species of nautilus, a marine mollusc, has been found by researchers for the first time in 31 years. It has been suggested that the Allonautilus scrobiculatus could be the …

Wedding Music Video with 250 Guests

Calling all spotlight-loving brides and grooms! If you're thinking about making a viral wedding video, the bar has just been set sky-high. You can thank Orlando-based newlyweds Robert Ly and Teresa Chan for setting a practically insurmountable standard with an amazing music video from their …

10 ’90s-Inspired Lipsticks for Fall

Love it or hate it, the ’90s are back in style. And whether it’s fashion or hairstyles, we are lovin’ it in all forms these days. Our latest throwback-inspired trend is now all about makeup. With the rise of the nude lip (thanks, Kylie Jenner!), we’ve seen some beauty trends from the past come back …

50 Quick and Easy Family Meals to Bust Weeknight Dinner Stress

We know you're busy—so let us cover dinner tonight.<p><b>Between packing school lunches,</b> getting to and from soccer practice, and, oh yeah, that job you have, it can be seriously challenging to get a new satisfying and healthy dinner on the table each night. Your best bet against weeknight dinner stress: …

This Weird New Korean Beauty Trend Could Give You the Softest Skin EVER

First there were sheet masks — and people went crazy for them. Now, a *new* tried and true Korean beauty trend has made its way to the US and is causing sheet mask devotees to reconsider their masks of choice in the name of something A LOT WEIRDER that could give you even softer skin: rubber …

How to Wear Melissa McCarthy's Clothing Line

After being in the works for over a year, Melissa McCarthy's clothing line is <i>finally</i> here. As its September 1 launch approaches, the funny lady is putting all jokes aside and getting serious about making her mark in fashion.<p>"I was not OK with the [plus-size fashion landscape], so I decided to do …

11 badass facts about the Queen that might surprise you

LONDON – It's a well-documented fact that Queen Elizabeth II is a living British legend, but not everyone knows that she's also a total badass as …

A geneticist says any new parent should 'roll their child on floor of the New York subway' — here's why

They found some icky stuff, including the bacteria that give people food poisoning, and the bugs that can cause meningitis.<p>But before opting for an Uber, keep this in mind: Almost all of the germs they found were completely harmless.<p><b>In fact, those creepy-crawlies might actually be good for …

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What Ever Happened To The Boozy Cake In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

To mark this week's release of Harper Lee's long-awaited second novel, <i>Go Set a Watchman,</i> why not try an old-fashioned cake from Alabama, featured prominently in Lee's classic first novel, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i><p>In it, Scout Finch's neighbor, Maudie Atkinson, is known for her Lane cakes and guards her …

This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen: The Neuroscience of Reading Great Literature

I freely admit it—like a great many people these days, I have a social media addiction. My drug of choice, Twitter, can seem like a particularly …

Literature

The 2015 Way to Travel on the Cheap

You'll be a jetsetter in no time.<p>The digital age is bittersweet for those of us with wanderlust. On one hand, your Instagram feed is filled with idyllic snaps from exotic locales that are merely pipe dreams due to your lack of funds. On the other, you have a million sites and apps at your finger …

7 Amazing Vacations That Won't Sting Your Wallet

The good news: We've rounded up some fantabulous vacations that won't sting your wallet. The bad news: We've also found some that will. But sorry (not sorry) because daydreaming about travel has never hurt anyone. Plus, isn't that what savings are for?<p><b>An Overnight At Downtown Abbey: $395</b> <b>View</b> …

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History's great thinkers tell you how to get happy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's almost like clockwork: Just when things in our lives are going well, a problem at work or school or with a loved one will crop up to bring us down.<p>Even if "getting happy" is something we actively pursue as a goal, it can be a struggle to find happiness and hold onto it. Those unhappy …

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Minor League Baseball manager punts his shoe, tosses trash can in the meltdown of the year

It all started in the fifth inning after blown call by the the home plate umpire, who incorrectly ruled a RoughRiders player was out when replays clearly showed he should have been called safe due to the opposing catcher dropping the baseball:<p>After all three members of the officiating crew gathered …

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This Startup Won't Sleep Until it Revolutionizes the Mattress Industry

This story appears in the June 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Goldilocks had it easy—she had to test only three beds and found one that was just right. Real-world mattress shopping is a far more daunting proposition. According to a 2014 survey by the Better Sleep Council, consumers are …

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Pet photo series aims to counter 'black dog' theory

It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn't shake off.<p>A woman was talking about "Black Dog Syndrome" -- a theory that black dogs are less likely to be adopted than those with lighter coats, perhaps because of …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

Jennifer Lawrence Changes Hot Bodyguards With the Seasons

Taylor Swift has matching sets, Leo DiCaprio has Citibike rides and selfie sticks, but Jennifer Lawrence's start-of-summer routine is much more interesting (and more fun to watch): Switching up her roster of super-hot bodyguards.<p>After being spotted with an incredibly chiseled bodyguard at LAX this …

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

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Ancient Roman Tunnel from Gladiator Training School to Colosseum set to be Revived

Authorities hope to preserve some ancient Roman history with the restoration of a tunnel that runs from a gladiator training school to the Colosseum, …

Michael Keaton Shuts Down Pirates Heckler at Baseball Game in Atlanta (PHOTO)

Michael Keaton had quite the time watching the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves on Friday night – he got an autographed baseball and he got …

Healthiest Fruits to Eat in Summer

In a world where you can buy any fruit, all year long, it's hard to remember what's in season when—if you ever knew at all. Below are the freshest …

Ancient DNA suggests dogs split from wolves 40,000 years ago

MAN’S best friend may be a very old friend indeed. An analysis of a bone from a newly identified ancient wolf species suggests that dogs may have …