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5 myths about New York City skyscrapers, debunked

Finally, a financial explanation for Manhattan’s quirky skyline<p>For more than a decade, Jason M. Barr has been crunching a comprehensive data set about New York’s most famous structures. His book, <i>Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan’s Skyscrapers</i><i>,</i> is a little bit different from …

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25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life

Changing your life is easier than you think, and these 25 suggestions prove it.<p>When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier, lifestyle.<p>But the problem with big changes is that they're usually …

Feast your eyes on the stunning pictures that won this year's iPhone Photography Awards

Earlier this year, the iPhone Photography Awards announced the winners of their eighth annual contest.<p>Judges sorted through thousands of entries to pick the three best photos, as well as category-specific highlights.<p>"This year's entries were especially impressive, ranging from intimate, …

18 AI researchers reveal the most impressive thing they've ever seen

This year especially, artificial intelligence (AI) has had a renaissance — Tesla pushed their self-driving autopilot out to all eligible cars, and Google and Facebook have both announced large investments in AI research.<p>The latest human jobs to be taken by robots include video game playing and …

6 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Conjure up creativity with these six simple tips.<p>Stuck in a creative rut? We've all been there. Sometimes the moment you need to tap into your creativity is the second it shuts down. Before banging your head against the wall, try one (or all) of these ways to boost brain activity and get your …

7 Ways Your Emotions Can Get the Best of You

Learn how to control your emotions, so your emotions don't control you.<p>Emotions aren't good or bad. It's how you choose to deal with those emotions that makes all the difference. Being aware of your emotions, and understanding how to control those emotions so your emotions don't control you, is key …

Why Your Negative Patterns Aren't Going Away

<i>Tejal Patel, Mindfulness Coach, Author, and Meditation Teacher</i><p>After six years of intense spiritual study and meditation practice, I thought I understood what it meant to be a spiritual woman. That was until earlier this year when I became angrier than I had ever been at my mom.<p>I had an anger …

These Photos Capture The Anguish Of Living With Depression

"The whole experience made me a lot more patient and empathetic towards others."<p>For 21-year-old photographer Edward Honaker, experiencing depression and anxiety felt like being at war with his brain.<p><b>"All I knew is that I became bad at the things I used to be good at, and I didn't know why," he told</b> …

Discover Today's Neo Hippie Counterculture

Electric Forest Festival, Michigan.<br>Steve Schapiro<p>1 of 13<p>For decades, Steve Schapiro’s iconic photographs have been witty visual documents of American …

Want to Lead an Exceptional Life? 7 Powerful Lessons From the Late Oliver Sacks

The world-famous neurologist and author shared his love of life and his wisdom right up to the end.<p>Ever wonder what makes an extraordinary life? Few have been more so than that of Oliver Sacks, bestselling author, world traveler, prominent homosexual, and undoubtedly the most famous neurologist of …

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

Self-improvement

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

7 Ways to Combat Your Own Cognitive Dissonance

“<b>Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against the core belief, the new evidence</b> …