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The Surprising Benefits of Being an Introvert

There are a lot of misconceptions about introverts — like that they’re antisocial, unfriendly, shy or lonely. But in many cases, being an introvert …

Personality

Stop pushing your sadness away, negative emotions can be good for you

Sadness is not a hindrance to experiencing positive emotions.<p>In a Twitter account called So Sad Today, the American writer Melissa Broder has been sending out snippets of her daily inner life since 2012. Broder writes about mundane sadness–“waking up today was a disappointment” or “what you call a …

How One Kid Stopped the Contamination of a River

To halt the illegal flow of raw sewage into Nova Scotia’s LaHave River, it took a determined 11-year-old with water samples and a Facebook page.<p>Stella Bowles was 11 years old when she first donned her rubber boots to test for water contamination in the LaHave River, which runs beside her home on …

Nova Scotia

Which Is Better, Rewards or Punishments? Neither

“I feel a sense of dread as bedtime rolls around. Here we go again.”<p>A dad said this in our family therapy office one day, describing his son’s pre-bed antics. The child would go wild as bedtime approached, stubbornly ignoring his parents’ directions and melting down at the mention of pajamas. The …

Parenting

Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition

In 1806, entrepreneur Frederic Tudor sailed to the island of Martinique with a precious cargo. He had harvested ice from frozen Massachusetts rivers …

An Experts Guide on Muscle Building Diets

<b>Stacking on a few extra kilos of lean muscle bulk is one of the best ways to take your look to the next level.</b> Not only does it create a broader …

3 single-ingredient methods for getting sweat stains out of white clothes

Nothing makes you feel more chic and polished than rocking the all-white-everything activewear trend during your SoulCycle class. The only issue? …

An Experts Guide on Male Fat Loss

<b>Trimming down and maintaining a lean and muscular physique is a sure-fire way to increase how well your clothes fit,</b> which can have a huge and …

The Unspoken Rules of Wearing a Suit

<b>You might need to wear a suit for any number of occasions;</b> for work, a wedding, a christening or even to impress the in-laws at a formal function. …

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding for Men | Wedding Guest

Stay Cool – Summer Wedding<p>For the average sartorialist, a summer wedding is nothing short of a dream come true. However, if you don’t happen to be …

Emotionally Intelligent Advice From an 80-Year-Old Man

Number 32: Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.<p>From time to time, I come across a list of life lessons "as described by an 80-year-old man." They've been widely shared online, and maybe you've seen them pop up in your social feeds.<p>As I read them again recently, I …

Emotional Intelligence

This Genius Hack Is the Best Way to Remove Clothing Stains, Period

Admission: I am one of those people who cannot wear light colors without spilling something on myself. Parties, barbecues, happy hours with girlfriends — <i>it never fails</i>. And depending on the severity of the stain, I've had to retire several pieces of clothing way before their time (RIP, white linen …

'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant

A three-star Michelin chef is going out for dinner. Chef Chan Yan-tak and his four work buddies push through plastic door flaps and squeeze into a …

A 6th-grade teacher wrote 'Invite me to your Harvard graduation!' -- 21 years later, the student did just that

<b>(CNN) —</b> Judith Toensing didn't just teach her students, she inspired them.<p>A sixth-grade teacher from Yuma, Arizona, Toensing made a strong impact on one of her students 21 years ago.<p>At the end of the school year in 1997, Mrs. Toensing, wrote a note on the student's report card: "It has been a joy …

Education

Green age kicks: how ethical trainers won the fashion seal of approval

It seems that the fashion industry has finally woken up. Gucci’s scrapping fur; Russian entrepreneur Miroslava Duma is investing $500m (£379m) in sustainable innovations in textiles, such as leather that can be grown in a lab and silk spun by spiders. During Milan fashion week, the glitziest party …

10 Affordable Watches That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

It's all about keeping it simple.<p>You need to know what time it is. That's why, watches are one of the few truly universal accessories in menswear. And they alone can shift the feeling of any outfit. If you're in the market for something that looks sophisticated—but without the budget to support a …

The Oxford English Dictionary Added 'Trans*.' Here's What the Label Means

Precious Brady Davis says that she uses the label <i>trans*</i> to describe herself because it’s “undefinable.” While that may be true in some senses, the …

Naps are really beneficial. Here's how to take them.

Learn how to make any time naptime.<p>Sneaking a little midday snooze feels unspeakably indulgent. While the rest of the world is hard at work or dealing with the drudgery of household chores, you’re snuggled up in your own cozy dream world. Whether it last a few minutes or a full REM cycle, boy, does …

Sleep

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

On Losing a Husband, and (Almost) Losing a Wedding Ring

My husband died in May, the morning after his older brother’s wedding, in San Francisco. The wedding was a joyful celebration, the next morning its opposite.<p>Peter was only thirty-nine. An autopsy revealed that he died from Loeffler’s endocarditis, a disease as rare in its diagnosis as it is …

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to self-improvement

If you can really improve yourself in just 10 minutes a day, as the self-help gurus claim, Tim Dowling is all for it<p>• Yoga for lazy people<p>I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying …

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@flipboard | Official Flipboard account<p>Watch: the biggest movie and TV trailers released at Comic-Con<p>We’ll keep this list updated as new trailers are …

There's never been a better time to be single

"Marriage is a healthy estate," British physician William Farr wrote in 1858, in one of the first studies to conclude that married people were better off than their single counterparts. "The single individual is more likely to be wrecked on his voyage than the lives joined in matrimony."<p>The ensuing …

Slum Tourism: How It Began, The Impact It Has, And Why It Became So Popular

Looking for something different than the usually dose of museums, beach resorts, and restaurants, many foreign tourists are now turning to places that may at first seem to be the antithesis of the typical vacation destination: slums. Far from being viewed as off-limits, no-go-zones that outsiders …

How to Have Fewer Regrets

Improve the way you make decisions to prevent future regrets. “We don’t always have control over outcomes, but we do have control over our process,” says Amy Summerville, a psychology professor at Miami University. Research your options — but avoid “maximizing,” or exhaustively considering every …

How to Remove Set In Oil or Grease Stains from Clothes

Have you ever sat down to fold laundry fresh out of the dryer only to find set in oil stains or grease stains? I have solved the mystery of how to …

What Boredom Does to You - Issue 53: Monsters

Every emotion has a purpose—an evolutionary benefit,” says Sandi Mann, a psychologist and the author of <i>The Upside of Downtime: Why Boredom Is Good</i>. …

Hillary Andales, Philippines, Winner, Asia Regional Champion: 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge

How to Treat Yourself Without Spending Money or Eating Junk

Days are getting darker, both because it’s December and because it’s 2017. We’re all in need of some positivity, treating ourselves to resupply the …

He’s 22. She’s 81. Their Friendship Is Melting Hearts.

Spencer Sleyon, a 22-year-old rapper and producer from East Harlem, and his friends were going around the room in October, talking about who their closest friends were.<p>When it was his turn, he said: “My best friend is an 81-year-old white woman who lives in a retirement community in Florida.”<p>To be …

Florida