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16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

Apps

The psychological reasons why we use filler words like 'um' and 'you know' in conversations

Being slightly less eloquent doesn't necessarily mean you aren't as smart, though. Linguists have said those who use more of these so called "filler words" are probably being more conscious of who they are talking to and what they are saying.<p>Michael Handford, a professor of applied linguistics and …

Psychology

The Free Social Media Tools You Should Already Be Using

If you want to learn more about a situation or get to the bottom of something important, you’ve probably been told to “follow the money.” You can apply this advice to business and leadership, too.<p>If you want to keep a pulse on industry trends and stay ahead of the curve, one of the first things you …

Marketing

Feel more fun in French? Your personality can change depending on the language you speak

In the book <i>Me Talk Pretty One Day</i>, humorist David Sedaris recounts learning to speak French as an adult under a vicious instructor. Fumbling in his attempts to master the new tongue, he feels powerless and vulnerable—almost like a different person entirely.<p>Anyone who’s taken on the challenge of …

Language Learning

15 science-backed tips to get someone to fall in love with you

Candy hearts, lavish flower arrangements, and boxes of chocolate line the shelves of stores, waiting to be purchased by lovebirds for their Valentine.<p>But if you don't have a partner to celebrate with on February 14th — and you'd like that to change — don't despair. We've got you covered.<p>In the …

University of Michigan

The Easy and Very Surprising Way to Learn a Language | Inc.com

I have visited Germany a few times in the last several years and found myself frustrated by my lack of ability to communicate. I flippantly suggested to friends that the next time I go to Germany I'll be speaking German. This was perhaps an unwise promise to make, but I'd rather try something new …

Language Learning

Where people don’t like to say no

As a collective culture, Thai people are taught to be more concerned with what’s best for the group rather than what suits them personally.<p>Thai people don't like to say no. This is evident even in their simplest words: “yes” is <i>chai</i> and the closest thing to “no” is <i>mai chai</i>, which translates as "not …

Thailand

Scientists confirm that sex really does put us in a dream-like state

Turns out “losing yourself in the moment” during sex isn’t just a romantic phrase: It’s science.<p>A new study suggests the rhythmic nature of getting …

The odd language rule English speakers know — but don't know we know

Does the second part of that sentence sound strange to you? Perhaps you think I should have written "loose green top."<p>You're not wrong (though not entirely right, because descriptivist linguistics): An intuitive code governs the way English speakers order adjectives.<p>The rules come so naturally to …

Linguistics

11 amazing music videos that will make you want to travel

The video for Justin Bieber’s latest single, Company, is likely to give fans the wanderlust, as it follows the singer on his travels around the world. We round up other music videos that might inspire you to get away.<p>1. I’ll Show You by Justin Bieber<p>The simple yet otherworldly landscape of Iceland, …

Want to Be Smart? Learn a Foreign Language

In an interconnected world, being multilingual helps you forge valuable global connections and increase your chances of making it big in the world of …

Language Learning

Colors dream in white dreams

Winter Wonderland

NJ Wight's Wild! Life — Cold night…find someone warm to spoon. #lion #love...

Me and you

Where Does All Our Fat Go When We're Losing Weight?

Do you know what happens to your fat when you're losing weight? The scientific explanation might just take your breath away!

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

What happens to your Facebook account when you die?

When a Facebook user dies, there are two options: delete the account or memorialise it. How can people plan for their digital legacy?<p>Sadly, my wife passed away in April. Since then, I have made several requests to have her Facebook account turned into a memorial page. I would prefer this to …

The best iPhone apps for learning a foreign language

If you have an interest in learning a foreign language then you’ve probably thought about taking a language class. The problem with classes is that …

Tip of the Day: Keep Your Photos Safe on Your iPhone

In the wake of the recent hacking and distribution of celebrities' nude photos, you may be wondering how safe your own private photos are. Granted, it's unlikely the unauthorized publication of your photos on the Internet would get same attention as the publication of Jennifer Lawrence's, but it …

Mobile Photography

How to Figure Out What Your Dreams Really Mean

During REM sleep, your subconscious puts on a fantastic show—but the plot can be tough to follow. (Why were you on a trampoline in Indonesia?) "A …

What Happens When We Don’t Say What We Think and Feel

<b>“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~George Bernard Shaw</b><p>Can we just talk?<p>Those words can be a …

How To Be Happier In Just One Minute

Could your happiness depend on one simple question?<p><i>"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others" - Marcus Tullius Cicero</i><p>When you're feeling stressed, frustrated, dissatisfied, ask yourself this: am I thinking about what's wrong? Or what's right? The answer to this …

4 Ways to Protect Yourself From Emotional Manipulation

<i>“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”<br>―Leo Tolstoy</i><p>How could anyone fall for that? How could I have been so foolish? Why do they believe such …

Apps

Three Apps To Help You Evaluate Your Mental Health

The month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans wake up to face each day living with a mental health condition—myself included. Two years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have good days and bad days, but for the most part I am managing my illness.<p>I have …

Mental Health

Tip of the Day: Find Out What Those Emojis Are Called

Emoji symbols add a touch of whimsy to text messages, notes, and emails. But did you know that they have names besides "the pink flower," the other pink flower," "dead dudes one and two," and "the not-quite-full moon—is it waxing or waning? I can never remember"? The easiest and most hilarious way …

Apps

Visit Norway

Omaholmen i Hardanger med Rosendalsalpene i bakgrunnen - langs nasjonal sykkelrute nr.6. Bestill ferdig pakket sykkelferie langs Hardangerfjorden hos …