Chris Dennis

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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

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

A man who retired at 34 shares a spreadsheet that helped him get there

On August 1, 2016, Brandon officially retired.<p>The 34-year-old software developer and blogger behind the Mad Fientist -- who doesn't use his last name …

Budgeting your money using the "50/20/30" rule

<i>Chase is sponsoring</i> <i>GOOD Money</i> <i>to help shape your financial future, at every step as you move from the haze of student debt toward the horizon of</i> …

11 Things It’s Not OK For Your Partner To Expect From You

Everyone has different expectations when it comes to relationships, but there are certain behaviors that are unacceptable, no matter how comfortable …

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018

Another year, and another 365 quotes--the most inspirational things anybody ever said.<p>Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspirational quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for …

Best Online Classes for Job Skills - MIT Technology Review

In 2017, people flocked to online classes about artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and data analytics. In 2018, expect more of the same, say …

Biggest Language Learning Myths You Should Stop Believing

A majority of Americans don’t speak a second language mainly for two reasons: language education in the U.S. has limited government funding, and people think that being bilingual has no use because English is <i>the</i> universal language. As a result, in spite of overwhelming research on the personal and …

Sex robots provide glimpse into the future of intimacy

<i>Debra Soh writes about the science and politics of sex and holds a PhD in sexual neuroscience from York University</i><p>One day six months ago, I stumbled across a YouTube video of a sex robot named Samantha. With her long, auburn hair and flawless, tanned skin, Samantha was different from all of the …

Research suggests there are five types of anxiety and depression

Ah, anxiety and depression – the magical, miserable combo.<p>When you’ve got anxiety and depression, your thoughts and emotions can play out in all …

15 Fascinating Things You've Probably Never Asked Your Long-Term Partner, But Should

Even though it may feel like you've asked all the questions you should ask your partner, I highly doubt that's the case. There are likely a few …

Relationships

Test Your IQ With These Free Online Tests

Ever wonder what your IQ score is? It's quick and easy to find out with this list of free IQ tests.<p>These IQ tests have a range of 8-57 questions and …

Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give

<b>“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The only thing worse …

Thich Nhat Hanh

I'm a financial planner — here are the best 7 pieces of advice I can give you about money in your 30s

Life can get complicated when you hit 30. You might be in the middle of countless transitions, like moving up in your career, starting a business, buying a home, getting married, growing your family — and a whole lot more.<p>I help my clients with these transitions and other concerns on a daily basis, …

Personal Finance

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Body Language

Why parents should never spank children

Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used on children worldwide. …

Psychology

7 of the Best Books on Investing That Will Help You Save Major Money

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you’re not</i> …

Investing

What Men Really Want: 8 Qualities Women Have That Men Can't Resist

Men have pretty simple needs when it comes to relationships, as do women. What they look for in a partner are qualities that every woman naturally …

Relationships

Why do relationships end? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p><i>Lingchi</i>, or death by a thousand cuts, may have been outlawed in China by 1905, but the practice is still very much alive and well in the kitchens, …

Earth Overshoot Day: From this day on we're using an unsustainable amount of the Earth's resources

Today marks Earth Overshoot Day - the day by which the human race will have used more of Earth's natural resources than the planet can renew in the whole year.<p>Put simply, we use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate and this puts the Earth on an unsustainable …

Climate Change

Tips for Giving the Best Answers to Behavioral Interview Questions

Most hiring managers include at least a few behavioral questions in each job interview they conduct. What can you expect when you're asked these …

5 Rules to Becoming 'Cliterate' And Giving Her the Best Orgasm Ever

Time to be a hero, brah.<p>6.9K<p>SHARES<p>It's sad but true. More than half of 18- to 35-year-old women don't orgasm during sex, and, even worse, only <i>four</i> …

Everyone On Instagram Is Obsessed With This Blackhead-Removal Technique

Yep, it involves dental floss.<p>The creative tricks people come up with to clear their skin never cease to amaze. The latest: extracting blackheads with dental floss.<p>Instagrammer Sukhi Mann (@sukhimann_) is known for being a beauty guinea pig, mixing DIY lip plumpers out of wasabi and whipping up …

Here's How to Become a Millionaire on $56,000 a Year

You don't need to bring in the big bucks to end up a millionaire. Here's how to do it on an average salary.<p>When many of us think of millionaires, we …

Just Wear The Lingerie

Have you ever had your partner ask you to wear lingerie and all the alarm bells in your head instantly start going off like fireworks on the 4th of July? Words start to form in your mind like, “I’m too fat to wear that!” or, “I have scars here or there — I’m too self-conscious. I just <i>can’t</i>!”<p>Yup. …

9 Reasons I Think Every Couple Should Go to Marriage Counseling Before Saying "I Do"

When I met Mr. Amazing, or Mr. A (a nickname I gave my husband after meeting him since he was the most amazing man I had met besides my dad), it took us only two dates before we decided we never wanted to be apart. We said "I love you" six weeks later, went on an epic trip to Asia, and fell in love …

Relationships

Why You Should Call It Quits With Your SO If You Snoop Through Their Phone

We get suspicious, we want to keep tabs on our significant others and most of all, we want the right to invade our partners' privacy by going through …

Relationships