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These 10 Habits Mean You're a Likable Person

It is easy for people to convince themselves that they don’t need to be likable. The difficult truth is even the biggest introvert needs to be liked …

How to Transform Self-Criticism into Self-Appreciation

<b>“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't. Start loving yourself for everything that you are.” ~Unknown</b><p>They stop you dead in your …

Positive Thinking

9 ways successful people manage stress

Stress is a common obstacle to productivity and career success.<p>That’s why being able to manage stress effectively can prove pivotal.<p>We spoke with …

Self-help

U.S. builds up Arctic spy network as Russia and China increase presence

As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats in the Arctic for the first time since the Cold War, a sign of the region's growing strategic importance.<p>Over the last 14 months, most of the 16 …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

University of Oxford

Canon's latest camera sensor is absurdly powerful

Just <i>how</i> powerful?<p>According to the Japanese camera company, "when installed in a camera, the newly developed sensor was able to capture images enabling the distinguishing of lettering on the side of an airplane flying at a distance of approximately 18 km from the shooting location."<p>On Monday, Canon …

Cameras

Slowing Down: 6 Strategies for Deep Listening

[<i>This is a guest post by Janine Utell, who is a Professor of English at Widener University in Pennsylvania. She teaches composition and 19th and 20th</i> …

Teaching

8 ways to use data to tell a compelling story

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>The …

1.2 billion-year-old 'meteorite mineral' found in Scotland

<b>The earliest known occurrence of one of Earth's rarest minerals has been found in Scotland, scientists have said.</b><p>The 1.2 billion-year-old reidite was found in rock samples taken from the Stac Fada Member, a large geological area in the north west Highlands.<p>Reidite is only known to form in nature …

Geology

$1 Flights? Frontier Airlines Launches 'Fly for a Buck' Sale

Unfortunately, you'll need more than $1 to book a flight.<p>Frontier Airlines may have just announced a “Fly for a Buck” sale, and it’s generating …

Flying

New Research: The Role Of Communications In The C Suite Is Rising

Interestingly, just five years ago the CEO of a long-established PR agency I know suddenly gave up the ghost on public relations and diverted his agenda to marketing instead. After the shift, he wryly noted that when CEOs stopped attending his company’s pitch meetings, the sinking role of public …

Leadership

Crossing Over: 10 Awesome Bridges Around the World

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Call it a bridge fetish, but we think there's something undeniably romantic about these marvelous feats of engineering which move travelers and locals alike from one land mass to another. Of course, all bridges are not the same. They can be long or …

Key West

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

Funny Pictures – September 4, 2015

Coworker made this for me. I guess he’s trying to send me a message.<p>Me irl.<p>The dog we planted in the spring is starting to sprout!<p>I doughnut tan …

How so many of the world’s people live in so little of its space

There are all kinds of gorgeous maps out there that show population density. Beyond the straight-forward maps that illustrate the number of people living in a given area, maps showing things like noise levels, roads or night-time lights essentially capture population density, too.<p>As you look at …

Staten Island

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

Physics

Apple just signed a patent for a battery that could last weeks

The patent application, published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, describes a "portable and cost-effective fuel cell system for a portable computing device" that could use a number of different energy sources to provide long-term power.<p>Filing the new patent is probably a routine legal …

Portable

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness | Inc.com

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move …

Emotional Intelligence

Bicycle Shoe and Pedal Combo – Safe and Easy

Price: $335I’ve been working on this project for well over a year. I used to race motocross and 2 years ago I moved to California. I started mountain …

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Quantum Mechanics