Amber Dean

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The 4 reasons to stop setting goals (and focus on process, instead)

I’m a recovering outcome addict.<p>Since my teenage years, I’ve been chasing one outcome after the next.<p>The list is exhausting. Leaving Turkey and …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest ticket to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news …

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

Forget pandas. Close friends are the real endangered species these days.<p>That’s a painful thing. And I don’t mean “sad-painful.” I mean …

Take a scientist-approved test to figure out just how wise you are

Lucasfilm<p><b>A team of scientists is looking to identify and even measure wisdom.</b>• <b><br>They have found that wisdom entails a general knowledge of life and good</b> …

Psychology

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

Myers-Briggs just discovered there is a personality type for entrepreneurs — see if you have it

Michael Buckner/Getty<p><b>Your Myers-Briggs personality can affect everything from where you should live to which dog you should own.</b>• <b><br>Most recently, it has</b> …

Entrepreneurship

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

The Surprising Psychology of BDSM

<i>By Brad Sagarin, Ph.D., guest contributor</i><p>“A pervert is anybody kinkier than you are.” (Wiseman, 1996, p. 23).<p>The novel <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> introduced …

Psychology

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

Start-up devours pollution with new plastic recycling method

<b>(CNN) —</b> Our appetite for plastic continues unabated. But rather than make more, what if we could make do with what we have?<p>Recycling plastic has been a stop-start endeavor, plagued by limitations caused by the large variety of plastics we churn out, waste contamination, and the energy-intensive …

Pollution

IVF to fix male infertility 'infringes human rights of women' argue scientists

Women are unfairly paying the price for men's falling fertility, scientists have warned.<p>Mens sperm counts have reduced by more than 50 per cent worldwide since the 1970s with chemicals in the environment, pollution, steroids, protein shakes, and even tight underwear all blamed for the downturn.<p>But …

6 Things Smart People Do to Have Really Interesting Conversations

Hate small talk? Tired of the same old questions? These six approaches will make you that much more interesting.<p>Next time you go to a traditional networking event, a cocktail party, or a dinner, do us all a favor: Lose the elevator pitch. That approach is quickly losing relevancy in making …

George Mason

This Is The Mindset You Need To Succeed 10X or 100X In Life (And It's The Opposite Of Convention)

When two people come together who are living in their "unique ability," they can go 100X bigger in their goals.<p><b>"</b><b>Being a giver is not good for a 100-</b><b>yard</b> <b></b><b>dash</b><b>, but it's valuable in a marathon.</b><b>"</b><b>--</b> Adam Grant<p>Many people are TAKERS, especially those who desperately want success.<p>They engage in …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

The United States’s Corn Belt is making its own weather

The Great Plains of the central United States—the Corn Belt—is one of the most fertile regions on Earth, producing more than 10 billion bushels of …

Stop Saying Breast Milk Is Free

Our workplace structures make nursing extremely costly to women and fail to recognize its monetary value.<p>Before the dizziness of the endorphins and …

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

Scientists Rank 9 Recreational Drugs From Safest to Most Dangerous

The results are in.<p>A 2017 Global Drug Survey (GDS) covering hundreds of thousands of people around the world has ranked recreational drugs from the …

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

The philosophical case for going vegan is about pleasure—not preachiness

“Of course reading and thinking are important but, my God, food is important too.” These are the words of philosopher Iris Murdoch, and I am inclined to agree with her. Food is not just important to our health and our pleasure, but because it helps define the kind of people we are. In this regard, …

Veganism

I developed 'the 20% rule' after studying Benjamin Franklin and Isaac Newton — and it's led to transformative experiences

The term "eureka" was first used by the Greek mathematician Archimedes.<p>He was getting into a bath when he noticed that the water level rose as he entered the tub. His sudden insight being that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his body that he submerged.<p>As …

Creativity

Science Says 'Team Players' Don't Get Hired (Here's the Surprising Data)

All the folks who tell you to say you're a 'team player' are dead wrong. Here's why.<p>Looking for a job? Maybe you've been told you should make sure people know you're a real team player.<p>It turns out, that's a huge mistake.<p>Because, sure, employers like to <i>say</i> they value people who can work well on …

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

A Common Sugar Additive Might Be Driving The Rise of One of The Most Aggressive Superbugs

Antibiotics are only part of the problem.<p>A sugar additive used in several foods could have helped spread a seriously dangerous superbug around the …

10 Psychology Studies Every Lover Should Know

Psychology of love: Brain map of love, the role of kissing, how couples come to look similar, what kills a relationship and more…<p><i>“Love does not</i> …

This Princeton Professor's CV of Failures Is Something We Should All Learn From

No one's perfect.<p>Searching for a job requires the perfect résumé or CV, and there are countless online guides dedicated to CV-crafting that promise …

Incredibly Lifelike Felt Paintings of Pets and Plants by Dani Ives | Colossal

<p>Fiber artist Dani Ives conjures the natural world in her unique take on the traditional craft of needle felting. Ives describes her method as …

Towering Charcoal Portraits of Women by Clio Newton | Colossal

<p>Swiss artist Clio Newton has been hard at work on a series of larger-than-life portraits of women portrayed entirely with compressed charcoal. The …

The Temperature of Your Hometown Shifts Your Personality, Study Suggests

A new study gives credence to East Coast and West Coast stereotypes.<p>American pop culture often splits its characters into two broad stereotypes: the …