Chun Yin Yap

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8 lies you're telling yourself while trying to find your purpose in life

In a highly capitalistic society, it makes sense that our sense of self would be derived from how we earn money.<p>We've been taught that there's who we are, what we love to do, and how we earn money, and somehow those all need to be one thing.<p>I think this is why there's so much pressure to find a job …

Profit

Jumpstart Your Creativity With This Secret Early-Morning Hack

Take advantage of the moments between sleep and wakefulness for powerful results.<p>In 1904 Frederic Myers labeled the transition from sleep to wakefulness the <i>hypnopompic state</i>. This dreamlike mental state is the short period that occurs between deep sleep and alertness. In this space of time the mind …

Creativity

You Don't Understand the Magic of a Ferrari Until You Drive One

You might think a Ferrari is just a car to be seen in, not a car enthusiasts want to drive. Driving one will make you learn that's totally wrong.<p>I'm sitting still in traffic when the construction worker runs over, enthusiastically gesturing for me to put the window down. I oblige.<p>"What car is that, …

New York City

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Psychology

Woman who pointed out alleged rapist is sentenced in killing

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California college student in 1995 when she says she was raped by a man she met at a bar.<p>Weeks later, she went back to the same spot and pointed him out to her ex-boyfriend. He and two others followed Gonzalo Ramirez out of the bar, …

Crime

This Is How Long Sex Usually Lasts

We're not saying you've peeked through the blinds to see your neighbors doing the deed, but chances are you've wondered how your stamina stacks up against everyone else. So yes, we're basically asking: Are you the tortoise or the hare?<p>Due to the private nature of sex, it's a hard question to …

Sexuality

Scientists have finally proven that there IS life after death but we might not be going to heaven

A team of British researchers have “confirmed” that consciousness can go on when someone dies but the study also uncovered some disturbing aspects of …

Here's why robots need to be able to say 'no'

At first glance, you might think they should, simply because they are machines and that's what they are designed to do.<p>But then think of all the times you would not mindlessly carry out others' instructions - and put robots into those situations.<p>Just consider:<p>An elder-care robot tasked by a …

Robotics

Why Are Music And Journalism Going In Opposite Directions With Micropayments?

You are currently reading this article for free. In fact, Forbes has no paywall, so you can access any article on this website free of charge. Yet, if you are like me or any publisher or, incidentally, a growing cohort of the tech world, you would agree that journalism is not worthless.<p>How do we …

Payment Systems

This Super Easy Trick Reduces the Calories in Your Food by Half

If you can boil water, you can do it.<p>Scientists have discovered a new way to cook rice that reduces its calories by up to 60 percent, according to a presentation at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).<p>All you have to do is boil one teaspoon of coconut oil …

Nutrition

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Rules to Follow and Common Mistakes to Avoid for Roasting a Chicken

Cooking a great anytime-dinner is easy once you learn how to roast a chicken. Avoid these common mistakes for a juicy bird.<p>A good roast chicken is always satisfying. But a great roast chicken is out of this world. To take your chicken to the next level, you've got to make sure you're avoiding the …

Cooking