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If you want to be smarter, learn to say “I don’t know”

There is an old legend in which Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, is recognized by Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, as the wisest man alive. It’s notable for Socrates’ response.<p>“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”<p>I think that if Socrates lived today, …

Self-improvement

Antibiotic abuse: the nightmare scenario

A new radio drama by Val McDermid highlights the worrying prospect of antibiotic resistance becoming a global epidemic<p>Imagine a world in which even the slightest scratch could be lethal. Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, and organ transplants are no longer possible. Even simple surgery is …

3D technologies reveal secrets of Ancient Egypt

348shares<p>Ancient Egypt has astounded the world for years in the sheer spectacle and ingenuity of their masonry in the pyramids and their concealed …

Ancient History

8 Ancient Writing Systems That Haven't Been Deciphered Yet

The Indus Valley civilization was one of the most advanced in the world for more than 500 years, with more than a thousand settlements sprawling …

The Arctic Is Warming Twice as Fast as The Rest of The Planet

This is happening.<p>Once 2016 comes to a close, the Arctic will have experienced its hottest year on record, and researchers have found that it’s now …

5 terrible writing habits to avoid

I have a theory: The more disciplined the writer, the easier it is to make a living as one.<p>It seems obvious, but it took me several years of filing …

20 smart ways to save electricity

The sweet side of Mexico's Day of the Dead

<b>Day of the Dead is one of Mexico's biggest celebrations when families remember those who have passed away.</b><p>The first of November is known as Day of the Little Angels and is dedicated to children who have died, while 2 November is dedicated to adults who have died.<p>On both days families visit …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

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The Benefits of Lifting Weights for Women

Increasing and maintaining adequate muscle mass is one of the best ways to keep body fat at bay and to improve overall fitness, particularly as you …

30 Great Literature Quotes About Happiness

<i>Here are 30 great quotes about happiness from authors and poets [gathered by Regina Kenney].</i><p><b>“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of</b> …

Happiness

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Scientists Have Just Seen Birds Sleep During Flight For The First Time Ever

So incredible.<p>Scientists have been able to observe birds falling asleep mid-flight for the first time - an ability that's long been suspected but …

What to Know About the Ancient Olympics

In the walk-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, which officially open in Rio on Friday, many fear a Russian doping scandal and infrastructure gaps in the …

Foods You Should Avoid to Stay Healthy

If you are looking to stay healthy, keep the fat off and live a full and meaningful life, then there are really certain foods you should consider …

To prevent cannibalism, bring chocolate

Here’s another reason to show up with a box of chocolates: It doubles as a shield if she bites.Edging slowly toward a female, male nursery web …

"Feel What You Feel, Even If It's Not What You'd Like To Be Feeling."

<b>Happiness interview: Stephanie Dolgoff.</b><p>I e-knew Stephanie Dolgoff a bit from the internet, because I'd read her blog, Formerly Hot -- "a humorous …

Happiness

The Fun Way to Easily Improve Your Life, Backed by Research

You don’t laugh enough. Yes, humor can improve your life. Not too surprising, you say?<p>Here’s the problem: you treat humor like a nice thing that …

The Brains of Anxious People May Perceive the World Differently

A study showed that people with generalized anxiety disorder unconsciously label harmless things as threats, which may serve to further their …

The actress who will play 'Wonder Woman' explains why she thinks the movie will be so important

When Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot accepted the role of Wonder Woman, she might not have realized she was becoming a part of history.<p>Gadot will star in the hero's first standalone movie when "Wonder Woman" comes out in theaters in 2017. It is also a rare female-centered superhero movie.<p>Gadot …

What a Seagan Diet Is and Why You Should Do It

Let’s face it: In some way, shape or form, we all want better health. Whether it’s trying a new seven-minute workout plan, attempting to follow Jen Aniston’s diet, experimenting with weird ways to get rid of blemishes or eliminating stress, chances are you’ve hopped on one bandwagon or another to …

Improve Sleep Habits in Children with Helpful Advice

Children are sometimes subject to the same sleep disruptions as adults, with potentially serious consequences affecting growth, behavior, and …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

NASA: Melting Ice Sheets Is Changing How the Earth Rotates

Driven by dwindling polar ice, climate change is actually changing the way the Earth spins, new research shows. Melting ice sheets are contributing …

Global Warming

Why Barcelona is Europe's greatest city for nightlife

Barcelona doesn’t have the searing heat of Madrid, but there is a certain stickiness in the Catalan capital in the warmer months, and narrow medieval streets that grant much-needed shade during the day feel somewhat muggy at night. The best place to spend your evenings is close to a sea breeze or …

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

Outsourcing

20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the results of practicing good habits.<p>The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Here are 20 of the most effective, valuable keystone …

Self-awareness