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Solar Impulse Plane Makes Its First Round-the-World Layover

The Solar Impulse 2 airplane finished the first leg of what the $150 million project's backers hope will be the first round-the-world flight powered by nothing but the sun.<p>Swiss engineer Andre Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater plane for the Abu Dhabi-to-Oman flight, which began at …

6 weird things you never knew about kissing

Romantic kissing happens in over 90 percent of all cultures, and with good reason: “It helps us find a partner and stay with them,” says Laura Berman, PhD, assistant clinical professor of ob-gyn and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and author of …

The advice that older women have for the young on love, marriage

In my studies of over 700 long-married people, I uncovered hundreds of pieces of advice, from specific tips to big-picture suggestions.<p>So I had to think when asked to consider the question: "What’s one thing older women would like younger women to know about love and marriage?"<p>After pondering the …

3 Magic Phrases for Handling Overly Emotional People

Irate customer? Unhappy employee? A clinical psychologist shares the magic phrases that can make your most difficult conversations much easier.<p>If only the world were populated exclusively by the sane and rational, your job as a business owner would certainly be a lot easier. But as we all know, …

Are You Really as Good at Reading People as You Think?

When you meet someone new, how long does it take you to size him or her up and come up with your first impression?<p>Most people would say less than a …

Here's The Secret To Staying 'In Love' For Decades

But lots of couples stay in love.<p>That's what Stony Brook University psychologist Daniel O'Leary found in 2012. He conducted a survey of 274 married individuals in the US asking them to rate how in love they were with their partners.<p>A full <b>40% of participants said that they were "very intensely in</b> …

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

3 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier And More Compassionate

Not too shabby.<p>Which raises a good question: if it does all this great stuff, why the heck aren't we more compassionate?<p>The World Is Working Against You<p>Our lives are a lot more focused on numbers and economics than love and compassion these days. Everything is dollars and cents, hours and …

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NYC Launches Free Gigabit Speed Wi-Fi Network

To the five boroughs: you’re getting free, superfast Wi-fi.<p>That’s right, New York City’s public spaces are going wireless thanks to a public-private consortium that’s bringing gigabit wi-fi connectivity through something called the LinkNYC network. The city estimates that the new Wi-fi capability, …