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New Imaging Study Shows How Schizophrenic Brains Regenerate

A new study points the way toward future new therapies and maybe even, eventually, a cure.<p>To say that cures are rarely discussed within the context of mental illness would be an understatement. The reality is much closer to <i>never</i> and this becomes even more true as the mental illness in question …

The Brain

“The forces that are driving inequality are pretty powerful right now”: Paul Tough talks race, poverty and how we really fix our schools

The brilliant education thinker explains why so much of what we’re doing to low-income kids in school is wrong<p><b>Salon: Your new book "Helping Children Learn" is subtitled "What Works and Why." But if I may, I’d like to suggest a different subtitle: "Just About Everything We’re Doing to Low-Income</b> …

Self-improvement

Detechter

Inspiration

16 DIY Wall Planters Teach You How To Greenify Your Home

Indoor planters and gardens are an excellent method that allows us to add some green to our homes. Planters can be displayed in a lot of different …

How an FBI Agent Uses Emotional Intelligence to Negotiate | Inc.com

My father was a hardcore negotiator--the kind that used car salesmen actually <i>feared</i>.<p>Not me.<p>For years, I cringed in similar situations. I was a peacemaker by nature--to a fault. Afraid to push too much for fear of losing out altogether, I often settled...and ended up with the short end of the …

Self-help

100 pictures that will change the way you see the world

Earth is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind place.<p>To remind you of this, we've rounded up some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of our home planet.<p>These images will make you fall in love with earth all over again.

Nature

We Asked People How Drug Use Affected Their Relationships

Mixing drugs and romance can lead to startlingly different outcomes.<p>The synergy between two people in a relationship is enough to create an effect akin to taking a mind-altering substance. But when you add actual drugs into the mix, the experience can get even more complex.<p>Just as no two …

Relationships

A 325-Square-Foot "Cozy Femme Clutter" Chicago Studio

<b>Name:</b> Andy Koch and Danielle Boachie, and cats Zeus and Miss Fluffy <b><br>Location:</b> Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois <b><br>Size:</b> 325 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 8 …

Home Depot

8 Apps Tech Savvy Entrepreneurs Use To Achieve Their Goals Faster

Credit<p>Are you among the tech savvy entrepreneurs? Do you use your smart phone most of the time? What if I tell you that there are apps that can help you achieve your goals faster? You see, as an entrepreneur I understand that time is money. And just like me, so many other smart entrepreneurs who …

The Glossary of Happiness

Last summer, Tim Lomas flew from London to Orlando to attend the fourth annual congress of the International Positive Psychology Association—held, naturally, at Walt Disney World. As Lomas wandered around the event, popping in and out of various sessions, he stumbled upon a presentation by Emilia …

Language

Maintaining a Household When Both Partners Have ADHD

Maintaining a household is hard enough. But when both partners have ADHD, there are extra challenges. These kinds of responsibilities require …

The most stylishly simple ways to decorate with houseplants

With the summer almost upon us, the burstingly bright colours of tropical plants are like little hits of the sunshine to come, and with the right …

Plants

Miniature Tree Huts For House Plants

LA-based artist and prop builder Jedediah Corwyn Voltz created a range of miniature treehouses for succulents, cacti and bonsai trees. Entitled …

Houseplants

11 houseplants it is almost impossible for even the laziest gardener to kill

Fancy having a little piece of the outdoors on your windowsill, or some gorgeous plants on the centre of your coffee table?<p>Some of us don't really have green fingers - it's easy to forget to water and seeing your proudly purchased plant turn to crumbly brown fronds can be very depressing.<p>Here's a …

12 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home

A simplified, uncluttered life comes with its fair share of benefits: less to clean and organize, less stress, more money, and more energy for things …

Home Decorating

Stain Removing Hacks for the Most Annoying of Stains

What's a little spot, spatter, or smudge on your prized blouse, countertop, or carpet? Maddening, that's what! Whether the mark was made by blood, …

21 IKEA Desk Hacks for the Most Productive Workspace *Ever*

With the weather getting warmer (and calling your name), the last thing you want to think about is being in your office, let alone staying productive. But making your workspace uber productive isn’t just about purging your pen drawer — after all, a beautiful workspace is a productive workspace. At …

Kate Spade

House Tour: A Handmade Home in Los Feliz

<b>Name:</b> Amanda, Brandon, and Gatsby <b><br>Location:</b> Los Feliz; Los Angeles, California <b><br>Size:</b> 800 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1 years; rented<p>This is one of those …

Living Rooms

The 7 Most Financially Savvy Home Upgrades You Can Make

When it comes to home improvement, some dollars stretch more than others. And if you’re on a limited budget, it becomes even more important to spend …

Home Improvement

Ancient Decor: Museum Quality Pieces from Astro Gallery

Astro Gallery, based in the heart of New York City, has been open since the early 1960s and has, in the past half a century, catered to a wide range …

The right Feng shui for your home

<b>The right Feng shui for your home</b><p>Feng shui is based on “Qi” or “chee” (in English) which is a movable positive or negative energy in the sense of …

Roundup: 10 Cord Clutter Solutions To Buy or DIY

Photo: Dabbles & BabblesMy husband and I regularly fight over the cable management system (or lack thereof) in our home. It's bad. Cords are …

Management

No One Knew How Her House Always Smelled So Good. When She Explained It, They Were Shocked!

When no amount of cleaning can mask an unpleasant smell, an air freshener can be, well, a breath of fresh air. But is “fresh” really the right word …

Paper Circuit Pin

Contributors: Gella<p>Introduction<p>This quick craft project shows you how to create a circuit using copper tape instead of wire to light up an LED and …

Turn This Kitchen Accessory into a Small Space Indoor Garden

As someone who grew up on farm land in New Jersey and now lives in a room that’s 11 ft by 11 ft, I am slowly getting used to small space living. It wasn’t until I started living on my own in an apartment with roommates that I realized it’s hard to find space for indoor floor plants, let alone room …

Small Spaces

Harvard researchers have isolated a key to happiness, and Iceland is helping them test it

Reykjavik<p>Michael Porter, a Harvard economist who made his name working on ideas around competition, has come to the capital of Iceland to talk about social process and how to measure it. Here at a conference on the topic, he reminds the audience that economic indicators—while we’re very used to …

Economics

50 fresh, essential and free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …