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Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

Archaeology

8 Spotify Tricks That Will Change the Way You Listen to Music

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Releasing Expectations: It’s Okay to Be Right Where You Are

<b>“The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.” ~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>When I was younger, I am sure I was a little bit …

It’s all for Something.

Your heart needs to break open from time to time.<p>It’s how we transform and grow as human beings.<p>If you’ve never had your heart broken open by loss …

15 Reasons She Sleeps With You | Men's Health

In fact, it’s just one of 237 reasons humans hook up, according to a recent University of Texas study. Although you don’t need a white coat to explain why you love sex, her motivations for sealing the deal often seem rather . . . mysterious.<p><b>Related Video:</b><p>Fortunately for you, the researchers …

How To Positively Impact Other People

<i>“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.”</i> — Chinese Proverb<p>Do you find that your life is busier than it’s ever been before? …

10 Lies We Need to Stop Telling Ourselves

For too many of us, we want to be the "rock"; we don't want anyone to think we have any weakness. This means we keep our problems and struggles to ourselves, we even keep them from those we love.<p>We want to be strong, but at the end of the day we're human. We go through highs and lows, and struggle …

The Best Changes Are Always Unwanted

Junot Diaz once said “It’s never the changes we want that change everything.” In my nearly twenty-two years of living, I have never found a quote to …

The Art of Letting Go.

The commitment to my spiritual path sometimes seems like the most devastating thing.<p>When I look back my biggest transformations—they feel very much …

Nothing Is Permanent: Letting Go of Attachment to People

<b>“Impermanence is not something to be afraid of. It’s the evolution, a never-ending horizon.” ~Deepak Chopra</b><p>I have been reading a lot lately on …

This Free App Uses Your Smartphone’s Camera to Do Your Math Homework for You

Your smartphone’s camera might fall short of the typical DSLR in just about every respect, but there is one thing it now do that not even your …

How to Rewire Your Brain to Become an Unbelievably Great Leader | Inc.com

Almost all theories of leadership boil down to a single question: "How can I get people to willingly follow me?" The question is almost always answered: "Use this combination of carrots and sticks."<p>But what if this basic reward/threat formula is wrong? What if the motivation to follow a leader …

Self-improvement

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

Serbia, Albania game abandoned after drone sparks brawl - CNN.com

<i>Follow us at @WorldSportCNN and like us on Facebook</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Ethnic tensions in the Balkans and an incident involving a drone led to the abandonment of a major European international football game Tuesday.<p>Serbia's European Championship qualifying match with Albania was abandoned after 41 minutes …

The One Thing You Can Do To Help You Make Better, More Rational Decisions

Cutting your losses is <i>hard</i>. When you've already invested so much time and energy into something, it's not easy to make the decision to call it quits (you can thank stubbornness, and a sense of not wanting to be wasteful, for that) -- something called "sunk-cost bias." It's the reason why you will …

Retreat Not Defeat: Self-Stigma and Mental Health

I have been stable for the past four years, but now my bipolar disorder has resurfaced. It could have been triggered by stress, meds or the weather change -- or equal parts of all of these things -- but the reality is that I'm unwell.<p>Saturday highlighted this, as I was in a full hypomanic episode. …

This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

The Brain

Fall Back Into The Future With This Steampunk Bar In Romania

Rolling science fiction, frosty libations and 19th century relics into one, this entrancing steampunk bar is not to be missed.<p>Source: Freshome<p>How …

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study

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Science

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

The Brain

In the Light of Milkyway

Artist ‘Bordalo II’ Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon | Colossal

<p>For the past few months Portuguese artist Bordalo II (previously) has been stalking the streets of Lisbon looking for heaps of trash. Using mounds …

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

6 Mindful Habits to Help You Stop Worrying & Start Loving Yourself

<b>“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.” ~Leo Buscaglia</b><p>We all want to be happy, but sometimes we hold ourselves back …

12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesting

<i>It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, excerpted from her book "How To Be Interesting."</i><p>Explore ideas, places, and opinions.<p>The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p>To embarrassment. To …

The 8 Best Things You Can Say to Someone Who Is Grieving

When someone close to you dies, you initially receive a good deal of advice and support. Some of it is helpful. Some, not so much. I recently posted an article titled "The 8 Worst Things You Can Say to Someone Who is Grieving." This is the companion piece that offers suggestions for helpful things …

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People | Inc.com

When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you.<p>Here's how remarkably …

Self-improvement

5 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

Too many of us are content to live a good enough life. If we were asked what happiness means, we wouldn't have an answer, because we gave up on happiness long ago.<p>There are many people in some really difficult situations; they're living through things that we'll never understand, but there are …