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5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People | Inc.com

There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ is comprised of three things: the ability to accurately identify your emotions and …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Scare Some People

When people encounter someone with a strong personality, they don’t understand the kind of person they are dealing with.

Personality

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Anger Management

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

10 Ways Right-Wing Christians Are Destroying Christianity

I've written about how millennials are leaving organized religion and its associated anti-LGBT animus in droves. As a result, the only religions holding on to membership (barely) are ones with super-high birth rates and very conservative views. In the process, conservative faiths are becoming …

Religion

Test shows how old your body really is

<b>Scientists say they have developed a way of testing how well, or badly, your body is ageing.</b><p>They say it could help predict when a person will die, identify those at high-risk of dementia and could affect medicine, pensions and insurance.<p>The team at King's College London say looking at "biological …

Alzheimer's Disease

Albert Einstein's fascinating rise

Albert Einstein at his desk in 1929.Getty Images<p>Albert Einstein is revered for his scientific intellect, which laid the foundations for modern-day physics and earned him introductions with some of the most exclusive people on Earth.<p>His opinions on race, politics, and war were also incredibly …

Physics

A sociologist has an unsettling theory about how we experience emotion

In his book named after the idea, sociologist Stjepan Meštrović describes contemporary Western societies as <i>postemotional</i>.<p>By invoking the prefix "post," he doesn't mean to suggest that we no longer have any emotions at all, but that we have become numb to our emotions, so much so that we may not …

Psychology

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

The Paleo diet is absurd, science says

<i>This post is in partnership with The Conversation. The article below was originally published at theconversation.com.</i><p>By Tim Spector, The …

Paleo Diet

Is mocking religion enough? Harris, Dawkins and the future of atheist/secular politics

Some atheists want to celebrate difference, others want to join the political arena. Time for an Atheist Party?<p>Right from the start, the 2012 Reason Rally in Washington, D.C., set the tone that was to dominate the rest of the day. As the crowd was filtering in to the National Mall, a band fired up …

Bad news, America: The Polar Vortex is coming back!

The Northeast is expected to get slammed with below-zero temperatures<p>Remember last year's polar vortex? The record low temperatures? The steam rising from Lake Michigan? The water that froze mid-slosh?<p>It's coming back.<p>AccuWeather reports:<p>Cold air will surge into the Northeast in late November, but …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

You can charge a phone battery by playing music at it

There are any number of research teams trying to build alternative power sources for your cellphone. Do you want to put tiny windmills on it? What about plugging it into a solar-powered charging bench or just holding it up to the sun? Now, at the Queen Mary University of London, a group of …

Ticks That Can Make People Severely Allergic To Meat Are Spreading In The U.S.

Interviews with doctors suggest the Lone Star tick, and the allergy to sugars in red meat that it can cause, is on the rise.<p>Mike Abley will always remember the last hamburger he ever ate. It was more than 20 years ago, and he recalls the meat being particularly juicy and delicious.<p>But a few hours …

Disease

NASA’s Latest Space Drive Breaks The Laws Of Physics

It is one of the most fundamental laws of physics: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. We all learned it in high school. It’s a principle we use every day, just by existing. And it might just have been proven to be completely wrong in a lab.<p>This requires some explaining. Space travel …

This Is What The World Looks Like, According To Quantum Mechanics

The realm of quantum mechanics tells us that humans experience 40 conscious moments per second. These individual frames, or sequences of "now," amount to the way we perceive time flow. We don't realize the gaps in between these conscious moments, hence the fluid movement of our lives.<p>While we live …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …