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"Renting Is Throwing Money Away" Is Completely False

You might have heard the old adage “renting is throwing money away.” It seems like common sense. You don’t buy anything when you rent, but you keep …

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

JavaScript in Detail

Bio<p>Joseph Andaverde is a lead Software Engineer at www.smrxt.com. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from KSU. He is a speaker, organizer and has a …

Project Management

Google Outsmarts Competition With Custom Machine Types In The Cloud

Customers migrating to the public cloud get overwhelmed with the number of instance types and the categories offered by the providers. As of November 1st, 2015, Amazon EC2 has 39 instance types to choose from 6 different instance families. Though AWS takes pride in rapidly adding features and …

Cloud Computing

8 Dynamic Stretches for Runners

Leg Swings (Front)<p>1 of 10<p>Reach your left hand outward and hold something stable—trees, poles and pillars work best. Face forward and stare …

Amazon’s AWS DynamoDB experiences outage, affecting Netflix, Reddit, Medium, and more (Update: Fixed)

Good morning!<p>Did you notice any apps not working on your phone? Perhaps no Netflix?<p>That’s because for the past few hours, Amazon Web Services has been undergoing a widespread outage.<p>This has affected Netflix, Product Hunt, Nest, Reddit, Medium, IMDB, Social Flow, and Amazon’s own Alexa and Instant …

Cloud Computing

Why We Get "High" From Running

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

Tips for Retaining Vital Information, from a Memory Champion

My brother has the best memory. He can recall the names of people he’s met only once, even briefly. He never forgets a date or appointment. He …

Washing Machines

10 Ways Over-Performing Keeps You Stuck Behind A Computer

It's ironic that employees who excel at their job the most often get held back because of it.<p>If it’s a primary goal in your life to have a successful career, you probably put in a lot of hours at work. Different people do different things with those hours. Some try to stay connected constantly in …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?<p>When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

How to Start (Or Get Back to) Consistent Running

<i>What you need to know to start—or get back to—consistent running for your first race.</i><p>Whether you’re just getting into running or returning after a …

5 Steps to Sharpen Your Thinking

Do you believe what everyone else does and go along with the flow but with a nagging doubt at the back of your mind that you’re not sure that it’s …

What Mentally Strong People Know

<b>1. Being mentally strong isn't about acting tough.</b><p>You don't have to become a robot, or appear to have a tough exterior, when you're mentally strong. …

Self-help

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

How Love Lifts Us Over the Hurdles of Life

Like our first steps into the New Year, the game of life begins with a single breath. Each breath we take says "Yes!" to life. It fills our lungs with optimism and hope. And then that breath is released.<p>There is a pattern to life, and a pace. A successful person learns how to live fully in each …

United Nations

Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work

An overstressed friend told me recently that her boss had counseled her to “be less responsible” at work. On the surface, it’s a ridiculous thing for …

12 Elements of Emotional Intelligence

August 18, 2010<p><i>How is your emotional intelligence?</i><p>The Elements of Emotional Intelligence<p>Intellect and emotional intelligence are very different …

The riddle of experience vs. memory

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing …

The hidden power of smiling

Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long …

Want to be happy? Be grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And …

How to buy happiness

At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself. Listen for …

Happiness

How a penny made me feel like a millionaire

As a young child, Tania Luna left her home in post-Chernobyl Ukraine to take asylum in the US. And one day, on the floor of the New York homeless …

The habits of happiness

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, …

Happiness and its surprises

Cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff looks at happiness -- the ways we try to achieve and increase it, the way it's untethered to our real …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

The surprising science of happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune …

Fort Hood gunman had argument with other soldiers

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Fort Hood soldier who gunned down three other military men before killing himself had an argument with colleagues in his …